Monochrome (Helmet album)
|Studio album by Helmet|
|Released||July 18, 2006|
|Recorded||May 6, 2006|
|Producer||Helmet, Wharton Tiers|
|Singles from Monochrome|
Monochrome is the sixth album by the American alternative metal band Helmet, released in 2006 through Warcon. This is the third Helmet album in a row to be recorded as a three-piece, with new drummer Mike Jost joining veterans Page Hamilton and Chris Traynor. Bassist Jeremy Chatelain, who replaced Frank Bello on the Size Matters tour, rejoined the band for the 2006 Warped Tour in support of Monochrome.
The track 'Monochrome' is featured on the soundtrack for Saw III and is played over the film's end credits; a music video was created which featured Jigsaw's puppet, Billy, lip-synching the song while riding his bike. Also featured are shots of the band on TV screens and some clips from the film.
Background and production
30 second sample of the Monochrome track "Almost out of Sight".
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|“||Wharton was my only choice to co-produce this project with me. Apart from the sounds he can get in his studio, he was also a major influence in terms of helping me shape my guitar playing.||”|
|— Page Hamilton|
At least two of the tracks, "Money Shot" and "Bury Me", are known to be from Hamilton's former band Gandhi, but they have been rerecorded with the new Helmet line up.
A cover of the song "Requiem" by the band Killing Joke was included on the vinyl release. The CD versions included a code to download the song.
All tracks by Page Hamilton, except where noted.
|2.||"Brand New" (Hamilton, Jost, Traynor)||4:11|
|5.||"On Your Way Down" (Hamilton, Jost, Traynor)||4:16|
|8.||"Almost Out of Sight"||4:17|
Album - Billboard (North America)
|2006||The Billboard 200||159|
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- Pitchfork Media
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