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Helmet Biography


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Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Years Active: 1989–1998, 2004–present
Genres: Alternative Metal, Noise Rock, Post-hardcore


Helmet is an alternative metal band from New York formed in 1989. Founded by vocalist/guitarist Page Hamilton, Helmet has had numerous lineup changes, and Hamilton has been the only constant member.

Helmet has released six studio albums and two compilations. The band found mainstream success with their 1992 major label debut ''Meantime'', which debuted at number 68 on the ''Billboard 200'' and spawned the hits "Unsung" and "In the Meantime". After releasing two more albums, Helmet broke up in 1998, but reformed in 2004. The band released their first post-reunion album, ''Size Matters'', later that year and it was their last release on their longtime label Interscope Records. They were briefly signed with Warcon Records, who released their next album, ''Monochrome'', on July 18, 2006. Currently, Helmet are signed to Work Song, who will release their seventh upcoming album ''Seeing Eye Dog''.