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More Info:Helmet was formed in New York City in 1989 by founding members Page Hamilton, Henry Bogdan, Peter Mengede and John Stanier. They have had a large impact on many heavy metal, hard rock, nu metal, post hardcore and metalcore acts, with bands such as Tool, Pantera, Mastodon, Converge, Meshuggah, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Queens of the Stone Age, Sepultura, At the Drive In, System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Silverchair, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, Slipknot, Staind and many others crediting Helmet as an influence.
The group released their first full length album Strap It On, in 1991. The band found mainstream success with their follow-up album Meantime which debuted at number 68 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the hits Unsung and In the Meantime. In 1994, Helmet explored new sonic territories with the fan favorite and critically acclaimed Betty, which incorporated elements of jazz and blues into their thinking man's metal. Following an additional album, Helmet broke up in 1998, while Hamilton explored other projects, including various collaborations and film scores.
In 2004, Hamilton reformed Helmet with a new lineup, releasing the album Size Matters that same year. In 2006, they released Monochrome and then released their most recent album, Seeing Eye Dog, via in 2010.
Since the 2004 revival, Helmet has toured extensively all over the world. In 2012, they toured Europe in light of the 20th anniversary of Meantime and, most recently, embarked on a similar tour for the 20th anniversary of Betty.
Dead to the World is the first studio album in 7 years by HELMET and is available on CD and VINYL.