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Helmet Rock City, Nottingham

Friday 4th October 2019

Helmet Plus Special Guests Gorilla, Manchester

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Helmet 30x30x30 O2 Academy Islington, London

Thursday 10th October 2019
Helmet confirm ‘Betty’ anniversary show!

Post-hardcore heroes Helmet have announced a very special London show for October. The four-piece will be heading to O2 Academy Islington on Friday 31st October to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their third studio album 'Betty'. This anniversary show will see the band perform the 1994 record in its entirety for their incredible UK fans.

In 1989, Page Hamilton co-founded the New York-based Helmet, fusing Zeppelinesque riffing with a vehement post-hardcore precision, augmented by dense chords and offbeat time signatures based in Hamilton's formal jazz training. The combination was that rarest of visionary creations--it was successful in its own time. After their 1990 debut album ‘Strap It On’ (on revered indie label Amphetamine Reptile), Helmet unleashed the major label ‘Meantime’ (1992), a widely acclaimed album that earned a Grammy nomination, went gold, and launched a thousand other bands. ‘Betty’ followed in 1994, successfully branching out from the band's ferocious attack and into more varied musical waters. Another acclaimed album ‘Aftertaste’ followed in 1997 and after nine years and thousands of shows, Helmet called it a day in 1998.

Hamilton went on to do soundtrack work for major Hollywood movies like Catwoman, S.W.A.T., Titus, and Saw, among others, formed the band Gandhi, and, following in the footsteps of greats like Adrian Belew and Stevie Ray Vaughan, played lead guitar in David Bowie's band in 1999. In 2004 Hamilton restarted Helmet, releasing two acclaimed albums -‘Size Matters’ in 2004, ‘Monochrome’ in 2006--and ‘Seeing Eye Dog’ in 2010.

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. Hamilton is a trained musician who happens to make heavy, brutal music, a guy who digs Bartok and Minor Threat.

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