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Tag Archives: Helmet

Photos/Review: Hellfest 2017 was One Hell of a Ride

Posted by on June 26, 2017

As promised, Hellfest 2017 was “One Hell of a Ride” For three day; over 120 bands took over the small town of Clisson, France.  Proving that Hellfest is quite possibly the greatest metal festival around today, dare I even say Ever! “Are you ready for some awkward Canadian prog metal?!?!” –Devin Townsend The opening day […]

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Drum line joins Helmet for “Unsung”

Posted by on November 23, 2016

For better or for worse, Helmet will always be best known for “Unsung,” their 1992 from Meantime. It’s a great song, the economy of the riffs and the almost jazz-like drumming of John Stanier make it stand out. However, when the band played the Masquerade in Atlanta last Friday, they were joined by the drum line of […]

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Amazon blowing out tons of metal albums for super cheap

Posted by on October 13, 2016

Amazon have  been pretty great about putting digital music on sale, and now is one of those times – they’ve got plenty of current and new albums on sale for cheap – and by cheap, we mean under $7. Here’s an example of some of the stuff you could buy for super cheap digitally:   Ghost, Popestar […]

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Helmet have Bad News for you

Posted by on October 5, 2016

It’s been 24 years since Helmet’s sophomore album, Meantime, took the metal and alternative worlds by storm. Anchored by the jazz-like precision riffage from guitarist and singer Page Hamilton, it was dissonant and aggressive enough to appeal to metal fans, yet melodic and underground enough for their first album to have come out on Amphetamine Reptile. Their […]

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Helmet are back, and so are the ’90s

Posted by on September 7, 2016

  When Helmet emerged with their debut album, 1990’s Strap It On, they probably had no idea they’d be more or less popularizing an entire genre. Yet their subsequent signing to Interscope Records and blend of noise rock. precise hardcore and metal brought the Amphetamine Reptile sound (the label Strap It On was released on) to the alternative […]

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In the meantime, here’s KEN Mode covering Helmet

Posted by on August 17, 2016

On September 16th, Magnetic Eye will be releasing Meantime [Redux], a tribute to Helmet’s classic second album, Meantime. In addition to the 10 songs covered from the 1992 album, there are also six more Helmet jams like “Milquetoast” and “Sinatra” covered on the dhttps://reduxrecords.bandcamp.com/album/meantime-redux-i-deluxe-editioneluxe edition. It’s a great combo of metal and hardcore bands represented, with Kings Destroy […]

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Chicago Open Air Festival takes over Toyota Park for inaugural Event

Posted by on July 21, 2016

This past weekend, Danny Wilmer Presents (DWP), the group behind World’s Loudest Month in May every year, stepped up their Festival game by creating the first ever Chicago Open Air Festival. From July 15-17, over 75,000 people converged on the small town of Bridgeview, Illinois for what was promised as a weekend we would not forget. With […]

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Remember When: Ozzy Osbourne managed Helmet in The Jerky Boys’ movie?

Posted by on June 14, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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You can buy over 12,000 metal albums on Amazon for $4-$6!

Posted by on April 26, 2016

It’s no surprise that one of the biggest music retailers in the world is Amazon. Sadly the demise of physical record stores means that there are many less places to go to get music, and Amazon’s convenience and ubiquity have led them to become one of the easiest ways to get music. And one of […]

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Chicago Open Air lineup reveals stacked lineup

Posted by on February 17, 2016

Rammstein alone was probably enough for many to decide they wanted to to go to the inaugural Chicago Open Air festival when they were announced as the first band last week. Yesterday, the festival, taking place July 15, 16 and 17, announced the rest of their lineup and pound for pound, it’s more impressive for […]

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