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|Sun 19 Jun ’11, 8:00pm–1:00am||
Where: Bodega, 101 Ghuznee St, Te Aro, Wellington
- Adult: $50.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Murray Hepple
Seminal hard rock band Helmet released their seventh full-length album Seeing Eye Dog - in September last year - their first since 2006’s critically acclaimed Monochrome. After sold-out tours of the U.S. and Europe, the seminal LA rockers are gearing up to head back to New Zealand this June for the first time in 14 years.
Acts such as the Deftones, Rise Against, Pantera and Tool have all cited Helmet as an influence, and not just for Helmet's blistering, aggro approach but for the band's sheer musicality and brains. See Helmet, among other things, is a work of art. Hamilton is a trained musician who happens to make heavy, brutal music, a guy who digs Bartok and Minor Threat. Which is why, as Seeing Eye Dog proves, Helmet is a surprisingly flexible concept.
“It’s so important to have great musicians in this band….I can’t stand the sound and anti-human feel of edited rock music. People have always commented that we sound like our albums live. This has a lot to do with it. Humans playing music will always be better than chop shop rock so one has to find the right players.”
Tickets from www.undertheradar.co.nz, www.moshtix.co.nz & 1-night.co.nz.