AmRep – A-Z – Helmet

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Along with fellow New Yorkers Unsane, Helmet represent one of the most succesful AmRep acts. Their 1992 track “Unsung” from “Meantime” album brought them a lot of recognition and while they never achieved mega-platinum success of bands like Nirvana, they still released a whole number of records before breaking up in 1997 and reforming in 2003.

Associated Bands – Orange 9mm, Anthrax, Battles, Crawlpuppy, Mark Of The Cain, Tomahawk, Mark Of Cain, Cult, Exodus, Testament, White Zombie, Band Of Susans, Handsome, Biohazard, Rest In Pieces

Fun Facts

– “9 years, 1600 shows, 5 albums, and we found it hard to look at each other anymore” (Page Hamilton on break-up)

– “Unsung” appears on a soundtrack to “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” video game

– Page Hamilton originally played with Band of Susans and Glenn Branca orchestra

– Handsome was a short-lived project of members of Cro-Mags, Helmet, Quicksand and Jets To Brazil

Band Members:

Chris Traynor (Orange 9mm)

Frank Bello (Anthrax)

Henry Bogdan

John Stanier (Battles, Crawlpappy, Mark Of Cain, Tomahawk)

John Tempesta (Cult, Exodus, Testament, White Zombie)

Mike Jost

Page Hamilton (Band Of Susans)

Peter Mengede (Handsome)

Rob Echeverria (Biohazard, Rest In Pieces)

Discography:

Born Annoying / Rumble 7″ (Amphetamine Reptile, 1989)

Born Annoying 7″ – 1989 CD (1989)

Strap It On LP / CD (Amphetamine Reptile Europe, 1990 / Amphetamine Reptile, 1990 / Interscope, 1990)

Unsung 7″ (Amphetamine Reptile Europe, 1991)

In The Meantime 7″ (Amphetamine Reptile, 1992)

Meantime LP / CD (Amphetamine Reptile, 1992 / Interscope, 1992)

Unsung CD (Interscope, 1992)

Unsung 12″ (Interscope, 1992)

Just Another Victim 12″ / CD (Epic, 1993)

Primitive / Born Annoying 7″ (Amphetamine Reptile, 1993)

Betty 2×10 / CD / LP / Cass (Amphetamine Reptile / Interscope, 1994)

Biscuits For Smut CD (Interscope, 1994)

Wilma’s Rainbow EP (1994)

Wilma’s Rainbow EP – Australian Tour Collectors Edition CD (Interscope, 1994)

Born Annoying LP / CD / Cass (Amphetamine Reptile,1995 / Outside Media, 1995)

Exactly What You Wanted CD (Interscope, 1996 / 1997)

Aftertaste 12″ / LP / CD  (Interscope, 1997 / Epitaph + Interscope, 1997)

Size Matters CD (Interscope, 2004)

Monochrome CD (Warcon, 2006)

Videos:

Bad Mood

In The Meantime

Wilma’s Rainbow

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