Helmet Head

Back at cha with a new album.

Helmet, those short-haired purveyors of thinking-man's metal who

practically disappeared after 1994's disappointing album Betty , have

re-loaded and are set to release Aftertaste on September 24. According

to sources at the band's label, Interscope, the album, produced by Barkmarket's

Dave Sardi, is a return to the crunching sound on the band's much-hyped debut,

Strap It On .