Helmet is an American alternative metal band from New York City formed in 1989. Founded by vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton, Helmet has had numerous lineup changes, and Hamilton has been the only constant member.
Helmet has released eight studio albums and two compilation albums. The band found mainstream success with their 1992 major label debut Meantime, which debuted at number 68 on the Billboard 200, with singles "Unsung" and "In the Meantime". After the releases of Betty (1994) and Aftertaste (1997), Helmet broke up in 1998. However, the band reformed in 2004, and has since released four more albums ― Size Matters (2004), Monochrome (2006), Seeing Eye Dog (2010) and Dead to the World (2016)....(Read more)
Links to Peel
The band recorded one session for Kat's Karavan, but failed to gain any Festive Fifty entries, despite consistent airplay. When Peel Out In The States launched in 1993, Page Hamilton commented:
"If John's show came to the States, it would be a positive thing-instead of depending on MTV for the hip new thing, we would have an alternative in the real sense of the word 'alternative.' As a matter of fact, we could make John the Casey Kasem of alternative music." 
Festive Fifty Entries
- One session, produced by Dale Griffin. 'Rude' and 'Sinatra' on Amphetamine Reptile >>Peel Sessions<< (Strange Fruit). 'Unsung' and 'Your Head' available on 7" (Amphetamine Reptile).
- Unsung / Your Head / Rude / Sinatra
Other Shows Played
- 02 July 1990: 'Born Annoying (7")' (Amphetamine Reptile)
- 20 July 1990 (BFBS): 'Impressionable (Compilation 7"-Dope-Guns-'N-Fucking In The Streets Volume Five)' (Amphetamine Reptile)
- 27 October 1990: Repetition (LP - Strap It On) Amphetamine Reptile
- 04 November 1990: Sinatra (LP - Strap It On) Amphetamine Reptile
- 11 November 1990: Make Room (LP - Strap It On) Amphetamine Reptile
- 09 December 1990: Sinatra (LP - Strap It On) Amphetamine Reptile
- 18 November 1990: 'FBLA (LP-Strap It On)' (Amphetamine Reptile)
- 13 December 1990 (Radio Mafia): 'Make Room'
- 16 December 1990 / Best Of Peel Vol 18: 'Murder (LP-Strap It On)' (Amphetamine Reptile)
- 05 January 1991 (BFBS): 'Blacktop (LP-Strap It On)' (Amphetamine Reptile)
- Peel 002 (Radio Bremen): 'Unsung (7")' (Amphetamine Reptile)
- 12 October 1991: 'Unsung (7")' (Amphetamine Reptile)
- 10 November 1991: Unsung (single - session version) Amphetamine Reptile
- 28 November 1991 (Radio Mafia): Unsung (7" b/w Your Head) - Amphetamine Reptile Records
- 21 March 1992: 'Oven'
- 29 March 1992 (BFBS): Oven (v/a 7" -Smells Like Smoked Sausages) Sub Pop
- 23 May 1992: 'In The Meantime (7 inch)' (Amphetamine Reptile)
- 12 June 1992: 'In The Mean Time (7")' (Amphetamine Reptile)
- 25 July 1992: Give It (LP – Meantime) Interscope Records
- 03 August 1992 (BFBS): Give It (LP - Meantime) Interscope
- 01 October 1993: 'Just Another Victim (Various Artists CD – OST Judgement Night)' (Epic) with House Of Pain
- Dave Fanning Show: 'Born Annoying (7")' (Amphetamine Reptile)