Seems like just yesteryear they were on tour with Sausage and The Rollins Band, getting rained out in Maryland and giving good Helmet to the rock-starved masses. I remember some friends drove up to Amphetamine Reptile in Minneapolis to record an album (this was 1996, I think), and the engineer referred to the facility as "the house that Helmet built," since the band had made the jump from Am Rep to the majors in that heady era when the big labels were shoving big wads of cash at little labels in order to snap up the next big thing. Then Helmet broke up in 1998, and the Internet came and ruined everything, and The Shins turned down their major label offer, and Sub Pop never built the house The Shins built, and here we are with Helmet back together again, that was fast, etc.
According to the band's official site, their new album Seeing Eye Dog is "one of the band’s most uncompromising." As opposed to the somewhat compromising Betty? Helmet play 12th & Porter on Wednesday, Oct. 27, and you can buy tickets here.
This is Helmet's song "In the Meantime." Ever notice this is basically the melody to Joy Division's "Warsaw"?
Is it also the second-best song from the '90s called "In the Meantime"? We report, you decide.