Helmet, a band that has influenced and launched a thousand other bands, returns with Dead to the World, their first new studio effort in six years. The 12-track set is awash in heavy guitar riffs, blasting drums and the distinctive voice of front man Page Hamilton. The album is energy at its purest form. Every cut adds its unique flavor to the mix - hard rock, alternative, metal and punk - showing the world once again how versatile a rock album can be. Produced by Hamilton and mixed by award winning record producer, engineer and mixer Jay Baumgardner.
The Gold certified and Grammy nominated band 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 and bands such as the Deftones, Rise Against, Pantera and Tool have all cited Helmet as an influence...not just for their blistering, aggro approach but for the band's sheer musicality and brains.