Helmet Announce First LP in Six Years, North American Tour
Published Sep 07, 2016In addition to a forthcoming tribute album to Helmet's landmark Meantime LP, a brand new album from the post-hardcore greats is also imminent. Their first collection in six years, Dead to the World sees the light of day October 28.
Dead to the World marks the first full-length release from Helmet since 2010's Seeing Eye Dog. While the album has been in the works for some time, the foursome officially announced the album launch today (September 7) through their website. It's explained there that the group cut the record with Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Qui), while project founder Page Hamilton assumed production duties. The 11-song collection was mixed by Jay Baumgardner.
Hamilton issued the following esoteric statement about the LP:
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 LA! 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.
Samples from the set have yet to go live. While Helmet didn't deliver all of the details on their end, a Czech retail site has posted a tracklisting, which you can see below. There, you'll also find details on Helmet's forthcoming fall tour with Local H.
In related news, the Meantime [Redux] tribute album lands September 16 via Magnetic Eye Records. As previously reported, it features covers of Helmet cuts supplied by the likes of KEN Mode, Fuck the Facts, Meek is Murder and more.
Dead to the World:
1. Life Or Death
2. My Guru
3. Bad News
4. Red Scare
5. Dead To The World
6. Green Shirt
7. Expect The World
8. Die Alone
9. Drunk In The Afternoon
10. Look Alive
11. Life Or Death (Slow)
11/03 Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theatre
11/04 Detroit, MI - Saint Andrew's Hall
11/05 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
11/06 Cleveland, OH - The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
11/07 Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
11/09 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
11/10 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
11/11 Pawtucket, RI - THE MET
11/12 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
11/13 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/15 Washington DC - Black Cat DC
11/16 Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
11/17 Durham, NC - Motorco
11/18 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
11/19 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
11/20 Saint Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
11/22 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
11/23 Orlando, FL - The Social
11/25 Houston, TX - The White Oak Tavern
11/26 Austin, TX - Mohawk Austin
11/27 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
11/29 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
12/01 Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre
12/02 San Diego, CA - Casbah San Diego
12/03 Ventura, CA - Discovery Ventura
12/04 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
12/06 Portland, OR - Dante's
12/07 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
12/09 Billings, MT - The Pub Station
12/10 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
12/11 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
12/13 Kansas City, MO - recordBar
12/14 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
12/15 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
12/16 Chicago, IL - Metro Chicago
12/17 St Louis, MO - Delmar Hall