Helmet Planning New Covers Release And Early 90s Live EPs

During a recent appearance on the “Thunder Underground” podcast, Helmet’s Page Hamilton revealed that the band have several releases planned. This includes a covers record and two 90s live EPs.

Hamilton said the following [transcribed by The PRP]:

“I’ve wanted to do an album for a couple of years—a new album. But we’re sort of at the mercy of the record label. I’m talking to my managers like ‘Okay can we go to another label? They’re not stepping up and labels are having a hard time figuring out how to make money off of album sales and I’m sympathetic.

I understand that. But I have a deal with them and I’m supposed to, so what we’re doing is right now, is I also have a live album, we have a live album on the deal so we’re gonna release a CBGBS show from ’90 and a ‘Big Day Out‘ show from I think ’92, something like that—the first time we played Australia… It had to be maybe ’93, it was post-‘Meantime‘, pre-‘Betty‘.

And then the CB show, we didn’t have an album out yet. Those were the very early songs like ‘Impressionable‘, which was an AmRep 7″, I can’t remember what else is on there. One song didn’t have a title and I turned it into an intro to ‘Impressionable‘. And we did ‘Sinatra‘ and ‘Murder‘. So, there were songs that were going to be on ‘Strap It On‘.

So yeah, but we’re still releasing those two live EPs and then we did these all these cover songs during the recording of ‘Dead To The World‘.

And it was kind of like, we’re gonna release, then somebody at the management office screwed up so that set us back a year. It was like all this, one thing after another. So now we’re finally, the label’s like, ‘Oh, we’d like to be involved in that. We’ll release those.’ Because I’ve had the artwork done. They’ve been mixed.

And you know one song was mixed by Jay Baumgardner and mastered by Howie [Weinberg] during the ‘Dead To The World‘ mixing and mastering sessions.

And so we thought we had it ready to go. It’s just kind of like it’s, I, I understand. I mean the music business is looking for you know an instant hit. instant gratification. We put this out like Taylor Swift, and she puts a million dollars in our pockets on day two. That’s not Helmet.

But it’s nice to have our stuff out there to kind of expand the catalog, because I feel good about the catalogue that we’ve built, you know, over the all these years.”

Page Hamilton & M’lumbo Share Video For Reworked Version Of Helmet’s “In The Meantime”

Helmet frontman Page Hamilton and M’Lumbo have shared a video for their reworked version of Helmet’s “In The Meantime.“ That track appears on their collaborative album “Fairytale Aliens.“

Korn & Faith No More Cancel Co-Headlining Tour

Korn, Faith No More, Scars On Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 have cancelled their summer North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Korn issued the below statement:

“The Korn & Faith No More Summer Tour will unfortunately no longer be taking place. It is with heavy hearts that we came to this decision out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our fans, crew, and fellow artists. Ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options, including a full refund, or you can request a 150% credit at Live Nation Concerts venues + they will donate the number of tickets you originally purchased to healthcare workers on the front lines. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Etc. Announce Rescheduled Los Angeles Shows

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles have officially rescheduled their Los Angeles stadium shows. The concerts will now take place at the Banc Of California Stadium on May 21-22, 2021. System Of A Down commented:

“We’re excited to announce that the rescheduled dates for our double-header with Korn, Faith No More, Helmet, and Russian Circles have been confirmed for May 21 & 22, 2021. Existing tickets will be honored for the new dates. We look forward to bringing this weekend to life next year when it is safe for our fans, crew, and venue staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding. For refund inquiries, please visit livenation.com/refund.”

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Etc. Postpone Los Angeles Stadium Shows

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles have postponed their Los Angeles stadium shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following statement was issued:

“Our upcoming Banc Of California Stadium shows on May 22 & 23 are proactively being rescheduled out of an abundance of caution for our fans, crew, and venue staff. As soon as we have the new dates finalized, we will inform everyone, and all the tickets will be honored accordingly. For further ticket information, visit livenation.com/ticketrelief or your point of purchase. To our amazing fans, thank you for understanding.”

Helmet Announce Rescheduled Dates For Australian/New Zealand 30th Anniversary Tour

Helmet have postponed the Australian/New Zealand leg of their 30th anniversary tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in November.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Hobart, AUS – Republic Bar & Cafe
11/05 Melbourne, AUS – The Croxton Bandroom
11/06 Melbourne, AUS – The Croxton Bandroom
11/07 Adelaide, AUS – The Gov
11/08 Perth, AUS – Rosemount Hotel
11/11 Newcastle, AUS – The Cambridge
11/12 Sydney, AUS – The Metro Theatre
11/13 Brisbane, AUS – The Triffid
11/14 Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo
11/16 Auckland, NZ – Studio The Venue
11/17 Wellington, NZ – Meow
11/19 Christchurch, NZ – Cassels Blue Smoke

Korn & Faith No More Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Korn and Faith No More have announced a summer co-headlining tour. Daron Malakian and Scars On Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway & Spotlights:

08/07 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
08/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/11 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
08/13 Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
08/14 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View
08/16 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/17 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/19 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
08/22 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/23 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/25 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/27 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

With Helmet & ’68:

08/29 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/30 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
09/01 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
09/02 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/03 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
09/05 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
09/06 Darien Lake, NY – Live Nation Concerts at Darien Lake Amphitheater
09/09 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
09/10 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/12 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
09/13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
09/15 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago
09/17 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis

Chester Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park Band Grey Daze Share Video For Re-Recorded Version Of “Sickness”

Chester Bennington’s early band Grey Daze were previously working on an album of re-recorded tracks before the Linkin Park frontman’s tragic death and the effort, which is titled “Amends,” is now set to be released on April 10. A video for the record’s second single, “Sickness,” can be found below. That track features Helmet‘s Page Hamilton and Sean Dowdell had the following to say about it:

“This is loosely based on a true story from when Chester was 15-years-old. He was being bullied at school and one day suffered a real beating. That was the day I assumed a role as protector and almost older brother figure to Chester that has lasted since, even after his passing.”

In addition to Hamilton, the album will also feature Chester’s son Jaime, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer, Bush’s Chris Traynor, Breaking Benjamin’s Jasen Rauch, and Chester’s Dead By Sunrise bandmate Ryan Shuck (Adema, Julien-K). Here’s the track listing:

01. “Sickness” (feat. Page Hamilton)
02. “Sometimes”
03. “What’s In The Eye”
04. “The Syndrome”
05. “In Time”
06. “Just Like Heroin”
07. “B12”
08. “Soul Song” (feat. Jaime Bennington)
09. “Morei Sky”
10. “She Shines” (feat. Brian “Head” Welch & James “Munky” Shaffer)
11. “Shouting Out”

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Etc. Announce Second Los Angeles Stadium Show

Due to popular demand, System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles have announced a second show at the Banc Of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. The concerts will take place on May 22-23 and tickets will go on sale February 7 at 10am PST.

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Etc. Announce Los Angeles Stadium Show

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles will be performing at Banc Of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on May 22. Tickets for the show will go on sale February 7 at 10am PST,