“All news is bad news” spits Page Hamilton’s characteristic 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.
“Bad News” is the first new song by Helmet to see the light of day in six years. For the first time, fans are able to catch a glimpse of the upcoming studio album Dead to the World.
“Bad News” is 2:36 minutes long — it’s an unpredictable, creatively homogeneous yet skillfully peripatetic punch in the face. It’s dynamic and rhythmically full of energy, with a playful, punk-inspired attitude that unites all of the band’s characteristics: authenticity, coolness, nonchalance and confidence.
It is available as an iTunes Instant Grat with immediate effect as part of the preorder of Dead to the World, out October 28.