A one-minute preview of the song "Life Or Death" from HELMET is available below. The track is taken from the band's new studio album, "Dead To The World", which will be released on October 28 via earMUSIC.
The long-anticipated disc — the band's first in six years — comes with heavy guitar riffs, blasting drums and the distinctive voice of frontman Page Hamilton. The album is energy at its purest form. Every track adds its unique flavor to mix of hard rock, alternative, metal and punk, showing the world again how versatile a rock album can be.
Produced by Page Hamilton himself and mixed by award-winning record producer, engineer and mixer Jay Baumgardner, "Dead To The World" will be released as a CD digipak, on transparent vinyl and as a digital download.
HELMET will be heading out on a 36-city tour of the U.S. this fall in support of the new album. The band will be joined by special guest LOCAL H. The tour kicks off on November 3.
Hamilton offered these thoughts: "Catch phrases, punchlines, guns, bluster, ammo, incivility, impatience, murder. You, me, us, them, life, liberty and the pursuit of property.
"We disagree, we disrespect, discourse disappears in the age of access. When in doubt GET LOUD! It's my way or the highway, thank you, Lawrence Tierney!
"Religious tchotchkes nailed to the walls of homes above razor-scarred mirrors. Do you meditate, levitate, pray? Live in L.A.! I'm a huge fan, got a perfume line, smell nice, plan my next move. Threats loom, the bad news network blooms, fear sells. Just get em out, the spying neighbors, suspects, terrorists our forefathers intent. 'If you don't like it, leave' and call it democracy."
"Dead To The World" track listing:
01. Life Or Death
02. I ♥ My Guru
03. Bad News
04. Red Scare
05. Dead To The World
06. Green Shirt
07. Expect The World
08. Die Alone
09. Drunk In The Afternoon
10. Look Alive
11. Life or Death (Slow)
The gold-certified and Grammy-nominated band HELMET has released eight widely acclaimed albums since originally forming in 1989 in New York City.
Bands such as the DEFTONES, RISE AGAINST, PANTERA and TOOL have all cited HELMET as an influence, and not just for HELMET's blistering, aggro approach but for the band's sheer musicality and brains.