HELMET: 'Gone' Video Available Online

HELMET's video for their new single, "Gone", has been posted online at YouTube.com. An MP3 of the track can be downloaded here. The song comes off the band's new album, "Monochrome", due on July 18 via Warcon Enterprises, the label co-owned by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and the founder and CEO of Concrete Marketing, Bob Chiappardi.

For the follow-up to 2004's "Size Matters", HELMET mainman Page Hamilton enlisted "Strap It On" and "Meantime" collaborator Wharton Tiers to co-produce and return to the organic sound the band is known for. Tiers recorded the band's first two releases, "Strap It On" and "Meantime", the latter of which sold over a million copies and defined the brusque element of America's underground rock scene. The HELMET sound sparked a new brand of metal, crossing all traditional music boundaries, paving the way for bands like CHEVELLE, DEFTONES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, NORMA JEAN and SILVERCHAIR, among many others.

"Wharton was my only choice to co-produce this project with me," notes Hamilton. "Apart from the sounds he can get in his studio, he was also a major influence in terms of helping me shape my guitar playing."

HELMET's catalog also includes "Betty" (1994) and "Aftertaste" (1996), after which they broke up in 1998. In 2004, Hamilton rejoined with Traynor and two other established players to release and tour in support of the critically acclaimed "Size Matters".

"Monochrome" track listing:

01. Swallowing Everything
02. Brand New
03. Bury Me
04. Monochrome
05. On Your Way Down
06. Money Shot
07. Gone
08. Almost Out Of Sight
09. Howl
10. 410
11. Goodbye


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