Helmet

Riot Fest & Double Door Welcome

Helmet

Bitter Wigs, Admiral of Black, Electric Hawk

Friday, October 7, 2011

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Helmet
Helmet
Helmet is an alternative metal band from New York formed in 1989. Founded by vocalist/guitarist Page Hamilton, Helmet has had numerous lineup changes, and Hamilton has been the only constant member.

Helmet has released seven studio albums and two compilations. The band found mainstream success with their 1992 major label debut Meantime, which debuted at number 68 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the hits "Unsung" and "In the Meantime". After releasing two more albums, Helmet broke up in 1998, but reformed in 2004. The band released their first post-reunion album, Size Matters, later that year and it was their last release on their longtime label Interscope Records. They were briefly signed with Warcon Records, who released their next album, Monochrome, on July 18, 2006. Currently, Helmet are signed to Work Song, who released their seventh album Seeing Eye Dog.
Bitter Wigs
Bitter Wigs
Bitter Wigs are a Chicago-based rock trio with roots steeped in early 70’s punk and metal. The band was founded on the principle of simplicity and have been committed to delivering the hardest, tightest, loudest rock grooves imaginable.
Admiral of Black
Admiral of Black
Admiral of Black is influenced by the decades of great rock, metal, and blues music that predates them. Located just outside the great city of Chicago, AOB pummel you with a destructive double guitar tone, thunderous rhythm section, ferocious vocals, and searing guitar solos. They’ve been called "motorized southern metal" “grimy desert rock” "meat and potatoes metal" and “metal as hell” And where has this gotten Admiral of Black? …Opening slots for: Black Label Society, Baroness, Karma to Burn, Black Stone Cherry, Priestess, US Christmas, The Dwarves, …Being hand picked and flown out to LA to play in a showcase by Gibson, Guitar Center, and Motley Crue’s Eleven Seven Music and 10th Street Entertainment. ...Their song "Bitten by the Rattlesnake now available on RockBand for XBox 360 ...The MillerCoors company placed AOB's song "Time Marches On" in their worldwide Sparks Drink Campaign …Along with multiple tours booked and promoted through their own power and direction. AOB independently released their debut album at the historic Metro in Chicago June 5, 2009. In January 2010 they signed a management deal with iLA (Inner Light Agency). Damon Moreno of iLA enthuses "Just take a listen to "Bitten by the Rattlesnake" and you'll quickly understand why these guys own" 2011 brings a new album "Blood & Fire" along with the goal of more touring, living in the van, and destroying everything in their path.
Electric Hawk
Electric Hawk
Electric Hawk has no bio on their Facebook Page. They are a mystery and an enigma wrapped up inside of a conundrum, but at least they have a cool hawk design.
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
http://doubledoor.com