helmet in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

NONPOINT To Film New Video In Los Angeles

NONPOINT will be filming the video for their new single, "The Truth", in Los Angeles next week. The video will be directed by Matt Bass who previously worked with the group on the "Endure" clip. NONPOINT will also be doing a four-song acoustic in-store performance at FYE #180 (29 West Town Mall) in Madison, WI ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HELMET, CLUTCH, KITTIE Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA 2004

HELMET, CLUTCH, JOSH TODD, KITTIE, MONSTER MAGNET and TESLA are among the bands confirmed to appear at Locobazooka 2004, a two-day event set to take place September 25-26 at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Fitchburg, MA. Also scheduled to appear are BREAKING BENJAMIN, CROSSFADE, DROPBOX, EARSHOT, SALIVA, SHINEDOWN, TANTRIC and UPO. For more information, click ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SCUM OF THE EARTH Set Release Date For Debut CD

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band featuring guitarists Riggs (ROB ZOMBIE) and Mike Tempesta (POWERMAN 5000), have set an October 26 release date through Eclipse Records for their debut CD, "Blah...blah...blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium". The CD is currently being mixed at Belt of Orion Studios in Hollywood, CA with Frank Gryner (ROB ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HELMET: New Album Preview Posted Online

A two-song preview of HELMET's new album, "Size Matters", is currently available at this location. "Size Matters", due on September 14 through Interscope Records, was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and former NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist Charlie Clouser at Cello studios (formerly Western Recorders) in Hollywood as well as Charlie's personal studio, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BUSH Frontman GAVIN ROSSDALE Names New Band

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale has announced the name of his new band as INSTITUTE. In a posting at the BUSH web site, Rossdale said in part, "I have recorded 14 tracks for my record. The plan is to do three more in about a month so I am writing now. The plan is to go ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SCUM OF THE EARTH Launch Official Website

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band featuring guitarists Riggs (ROB ZOMBIE) and Mike Tempesta (POWERMAN 5000), have launched their official website at this location. As previously reported, SCUM OF THE EARTH are currently mixing their debut CD, "Blah...blah...blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium", at Belt of Orion Studios in Hollywood, CA for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Epic - BORKNAGAR

It's a brave move to title an album like so with all the connotations that word has in the realms of metal. From DREAM THEATER to CANDLEMASS to MAYHEM and countless other less notables, many have strived to attain it and achieved it to varying degrees, whilst others have slopped forth a real mess of ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

PAGE HAMILTON Explains Decision To Reactivate HELMET

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton has spoken to Billboard magazine about his decision to reactivate the seminal hard rock act with guitarist Chris Traynor, former WHITE ZOMBIE/TESTAMENT drummer John Tempesta and former ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. "I never felt it was musically done," Hamilton said. "I always felt I had more HELMET records to write." With ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SCUM OF THE EARTH: ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000 Guitarists Join Forces

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band featuring guitarists Riggs (ROB ZOMBIE) and Mike Tempesta (POWERMAN 5000), are currently mixing their debut CD, "Blah...blah...blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium", at Belt of Orion Studios in Hollywood, CA for a fall release through Eclipse Records. SYSTEM OF A DOWN's John Dolmayan and HELMET/ROB ZOMBIE drummer John ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Comments On CRASH MUSIC Deal

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has confirmed in a brand-new online posting that the group have inked a deal with Crash Music Inc. "The label has an extensive, impressive roster and catalogue, and we are very happy with the commitment already shown by the label to this band," he said. "They have excellent distribution ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GODS OF FIRE Commence Work On Debut Album

New York City-based "epic metal" band GODS OF FIRE are currently in the studio recording their debut album with legendary producer Wharton Tiers (HELMET, BIOHAZARD, WHITE ZOMBIE) for a late summer release through an as-yet-undetermined label. In existence since 2001, GODS OF FIRE "have become one of New York City's most exciting true metal shows, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Prophecy - SOULFLY

The metal world was shocked last year when SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera effectively fired his entire band, but then again, SOULFLY had never been what one could call a stable entity. Unlike Cavalera's previous band, SEPULTURA, SOULFLY has been squarely his sole vision, with any other musicians seeming more or less like hired hands. This ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

Sources: FRANK BELLO Quits ANTHRAX, Is Replaced Temporarily By JOEY VERA

Bassist Frank Bello has quit ANTHRAX and is relocating to Los Angeles to join the reformed HELMET, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The surprising move reportedly came the day after ANTHRAX finished taping the additional video footage for their much-anticipated live DVD, "Music Of Mass Destruction", due on April 6 through Sanctuary Records. Replacing Bello ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESTAMENT Singer: 'PAUL BOSTAPH Is Steamrolling Through Old Material'

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy has posted the following message to the group's official Testament Legions message board: "We just completed construction on a recording room in our new studio. Everything is set up, and it is full-steam ahead. After completing the studio and starting rehearsals with Johnny Tempesta [ex-WHITE ZOMBIE, EXODUS], we got on a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LEMMY, DEE SNIDER, PAGE HAMILTON Among Musicians Contributing To KISS Tribute CD

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider, FOZZY's Chris Jericho and former HELMET leader Page Hamilton are among the hard rock musicians that have recorded KISS covers for the upcoming tribute album "Spin the Bottle", according to Billboard.com. Due April 27 via Koch, the 11-track set was executive produced by longtime KISS associate Bob ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KATAKLYSM Singer To DEZ FAFARA: 'Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is'

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued a response to DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara's assertion that Iocono "should shut the fuck up and take a listen to DEVILDRIVER" before passing judgment on the group. In a press statement issued in December, Iacono voiced his frustration over the fact that DEVILDRIVER were chosen over KATAKLYSM to be ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist Parts Ways With Ex-HELMET Leader

Former ROB ZOMBIE/current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson has parted ways with the new project headed up by ex-HELMET leader Page Hamilton, according to MTV.com. Guitarist Chris Traynor (ex-HELMET, BUSH) will be handling bass duties in the studio for the time being. As previously reported, Hamilton has signed a deal with Interscope Records for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former HELMET Leader Inks New Deal With INTERSCOPE RECORDS

Former HELMET leader Page Hamilton has signed a deal with Interscope Records for a new project, which includes late period HELMET guitarist Chris Traynor, according to Billboard.com. As previously reported, the pair has also collaborated on tracks intended for BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale's solo debut. The group are targeting a May or June release for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HELMET: 'Best Of' Track Listing Revealed

HELMET have set a January 27, 2004 release date through Interscope Records for their upcoming "best of" CD, titled "Unsung: The Very Best Of Helmet (1991-1997)". The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Repetition 02. FBLA 03. Bad Mood 04. Sinatra 05. In The Meantime 06. Better 07. Unsung 08. Give ...

Read more

Posted in: News