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)

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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." [1]

Festive Fifty Entries

  • None
    Helmet - Unsung (1991)

    Helmet - Unsung (1991)


1. Recorded: 1991-05-26. First broadcast: 22 June 1991. Repeated: 22 September 1991

  • Unsung / Your Head / Rude / Sinatra

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