Helmet: New Album & Tour


Helmet return September 7 with a new full-length album Seeing Eye Dog - their first since 2006’s Monochrome — and will tour the U.S. immediately upon its release and then Europe (dates TBA).

Marking their first release on the indie Work Song label (with physical distribution by Redeye and direct-to-fan digital delivery by Topspin), Seeing Eye Dog is their seventh album overall and was produced by band leader, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Page Hamilton, with additional production by Toshi Kasai and vocal production by Mark Renk. Hamilton is joined by drummer Kyle Stevenson, guitarist Dan Beeman and bassist Chris Traynor; Helmet’s live bassist is Dave Case.

Seeing Eye Dog is being issued in five formats (see below), each of which will include a bonus live album recorded in 2006 in San Francisco.

-Digital Only (new album plus 1 live album)

-Two-disc CD (new album plus 1 live album) + digital

-Limited Edition Double 180g Vinyl (New album plus 1 live album) + digital

-Limited Edition Deluxe: New album and 1 live album on two-disc CD, New album and 1 live album on double 180g Vinyl, custom HELMET USB key with four more live albums, signed package + digital of new album + 1 live album

-Super Deluxe: Same as Deluxe but includes gold laminate/tour access component

Meanwhile, Helmet has just released a digital-only deluxe version of their third album Betty (1994), which includes the 14 original album tracks plus 5 bonus tracks (“Flushing, “Thick,” “Pariah,” “Biscuits for Smut [Pooch Mix],” and “Biscuits for Smut [Mutt Mix]”), all available through the helmetmusic.com website. The additional tracks were originally only available on the 10" double gatefold LP and 12" single for "Biscuits for Smut,” released by Interscope in 1994.

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[Published on: 6/28/10]

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