HELMET PREMIER BRAND NEW SONG “BAD NEWS”
FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM DEAD TO THE WORLD AND ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR 2017. SONG AVAILABLE AS DOWNLOAD AND STREAM NOW.
“All news is bad news” spits Page Hamilton’s distinctive voice from the speakers, accompanied by the unique, dynamic fusion of classic rock, hardcore and off kilter grooves that have inspired countless others. Nobody sounds quite like Helmet.
Most definitely not – and most definitely not all news is bad news as today sees the digital release of “Bad News” – the first song to see the light of day from Dead To The World, the band’s first album in six years.
The song opens with a sustained ringing sound - reminiscent of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows,” but the invocation is quickly and abruptly interrupted by a wall of distorted guitars. Hamilton's vocals provide a calm counterpoint to the propulsive music with a confident, almost detached nonchalance. He delivers the repeated line "all news is bad news from now on" with equal parts despair, resignation, and amusement. His is the voice of a weary observer looking for catharsis. The song video for “Bad News” can be watched on earMUSIC’s official youtube channel here: https://youtu.be/TkFMvststF0
It is available as iTunes Instant Grat with immediate effect as part of the preorder of“Dead To The World” as well as on all streaming platforms. The song is taken from Helmet’s upcoming album “Dead To The World” that is going to be released as 1CD digipak, transparent Vinyl and Digital on October 28th, 2016 on earMUSIC.
The Gold certified and Grammy nominated band Helmet will introduce new songs as well as play Helmet classics on their upcoming 40 date European tour. Starting on January 21, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic and wrapping in March 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Helmet 2017 Dead To The World European Tour
21.01. – Lucerna Music Bar, Prague (CZ)
23.01. – S036, Berlin (GER)
24.01. – Scheune, Dreden (GER)
25.01. – Musikzentrum, Hannover (GER)
26.01. – Knust, Hamburg (GER)
28.01. – Voxhall, Aarhus (DK)
29.01. – Tribute, Sandnes (NOR)
30.01. – Vulkan Arena, Oslo (NOR)
01.02. – Babel, Malmö (SWE)
02.02. – Kegelbanan, Stockholm (SWE)
04.02. – Klubi, Tampere (FIN)
06.02. – Vega Jr, Copenhagen (DK)
07.02. – Gebäude 9, Cologne (GER)
08.02. – Doornroosje, Nijmegen (NL)
09.02. – De Casino, Sint-Niklaas (BEL)
11.02. – La Maroquinerie, Paris (FR)
12.02. – La Sirene, La Rochelle (FR)
13.02. – Barbey Theatre, Bordeaux (FR)
14.02. – Le Metronum, Toulouse (FR)
16.02. – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona (ESP)
17.02. –Caracol, Madrid (ESP)
18.02. –Jimmy Jazz, Vutoria (ESP)
20.02. – Le Moulin, Marseille (FR)
21.02. – Bienne, Biel (CH)
23.02. – Traffic Club, Rome (IT)
24.02. – Fabrik Club, Cagliari (IT)
25.02. – Bronson Club, Ravenna (IT)
27.02. – Szene, Vienna (AT)
28.02. – Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn (AT)
01.03. – Kino Siska, Ljubljana (SVN)
02.03. – Durer Kert, Budapest (HUN)
03.03. – Technikum, Munich (GER)
04.03. – Universum, Stuttgart (GER)
06.03. – Patronaat, Harlem (NL)
07.03. – Het Depot, Leuven (BEL)
08.03. – De Kreun, Kortrijk (BEL)
10.03. – O2 Islington Academy, London (UK)
11.03. – Academy 3, Manchester (UK)
12.03. – Cathouse, Glasgow (UK)
The Gold certified and Grammy nominated band Helmet has released eight widely acclaimed albums since originally forming in 1989 in New York City. Fusing Zeppelinesque riffing with a vehement post-hardcore precision, augmented by dense chords and offbeat time signatures based in singer Hamilton's formal jazz training. The combination was that rarest of visionary creations--it was successful in its own time.
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. See, Helmet, among other things, is a work of art.