Almost twenty years since the release of Meantime, the impact of Helmet’s major label debut still resonates in alt metal. Fond of stupid questions, Ruth Booth heads along to the anniversary tour to see if Page Hamilton’s still got it.
Helmet are a rock band formed in New York City in 1989 by founding members Page Hamilton (guitar/vocals), Henry Bogdan (bass), Peter Mengede (guitar) and John Stanier (drums). They are known for their frequent use of drop d tuning.
The group signed to Ampthetamine Reptile Records, and released their first full-length album, Strap It On, in 1990. Interscope Records soon came calling and signed the band in 1992.
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