Helmet premier "Bad News" and announce Euro tour
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:07
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"All news is bad news" spits Page Hamilton's distinctive voice from the speakers, accompanied by the unique, dynamic fusion of classic rock, hardcore and off kilter grooves that have inspired countless others. Nobody sounds quite like Helmet.

Most definitely not – and most definitely not all news is bad news as today sees the digital release of "Bad News" – the first song to see the light of day from Dead To The World, the band's first album in six years.

The song opens with a sustained ringing sound - reminiscent of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows," but the invocation is quickly and abruptly interrupted by a wall of distorted guitars. Hamilton's vocals provide a calm counterpoint to the propulsive music with a confident, almost detached nonchalance. He delivers the repeated line "all news is bad news from now on" with equal parts despair, resignation, and amusement. His is the voice of a weary observer looking for catharsis.

The song is taken from Helmet's upcoming album "Dead To The World" that is going to be released as 1CD digipak, transparent Vinyl and Digital on October 28th, 2016 on earMUSIC.

Helmet will introduce new songs as well as play Helmet classics on their upcoming 40 date European tour. Starting on January 21, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic and wrapping in March 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.


Tour dates:
21.01. – Lucerna Music Bar, Prague (CZ)
23.01. – S036, Berlin (GER)
24.01. – Scheune, Dreden (GER)
25.01. – Musikzentrum, Hannover (GER)
26.01. – Knust, Hamburg (GER)
28.01. – Voxhall, Aarhus (DK)
29.01. – Tribute, Sandnes (NOR)
30.01. – Vulkan Arena, Oslo (NOR)
01.02. – Babel, Malmö (SWE)
02.02. – Kegelbanan, Stockholm (SWE)
04.02. – Klubi, Tampere (FIN)
06.02. – Vega Jr, Copenhagen (DK)
07.02. – Gebäude 9, Cologne (GER)
08.02. – Doornroosje, Nijmegen (NL)
09.02. – De Casino, Sint-Niklaas (BEL)
11.02. – La Maroquinerie, Paris (FR)
12.02. – La Sirene, La Rochelle (FR)
13.02. – Barbey Theatre, Bordeaux (FR)
14.02. – Le Metronum, Toulouse (FR)
16.02. – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona (ESP)
17.02. –Caracol, Madrid (ESP)
18.02. –Jimmy Jazz, Vutoria (ESP)
20.02. – Le Moulin, Marseille (FR)
21.02. – Bienne, Biel (CH)
23.02. – Traffic Club, Rome (IT)
24.02. – Fabrik Club, Cagliari (IT)
25.02. – Bronson Club, Ravenna (IT)
27.02. – Szene, Vienna (AT)
28.02. – Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn (AT)
01.03. – Kino Siska, Ljubljana (SVN)
02.03. – Durer Kert, Budapest (HUN)
03.03. – Technikum, Munich (GER)
04.03. – Universum, Stuttgart (GER)
06.03. – Patronaat, Harlem (NL)
07.03. – Het Depot, Leuven (BEL)
08.03. – De Kreun, Kortrijk (BEL)
10.03. – O2 Islington Academy, London (UK)
11.03. – Academy 3, Manchester (UK)
12.03. – Cathouse, Glasgow (UK)