Ben Verellen manufactures gear under the family name, so you know that he best make sure his own tone is the sickest. Those heads, with names like "Meat Smoke" and "Skyhammer", come with him on the road and into the studio, bringing beefy tone to Helms Alee and Harkonen when he's away from the soldering iron.
Verellen's guitar tone is on point on the new Helms Alee track "Pleasure Center" streaming for the first time below. Melodic and thundering in the Torche-iest of ways, Helms Alee's doom-y riffs, post-hardcore and metal is the latest addition to the Sargent House roster which includes names like Russian Circles, Chelsea Wolfe and others. Look out for HA's new LP Sleepwalking Sailors via the label on 2/11.
Stream "Pleasure Center" in full below, and pray for more Helms Alee dates in the near future.
HELMS ALEE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
02/01 Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Sandrider, Bali Girls, Survival Knife
RUSSIAN CIRCLES // HELMS ALEE // KEN MODE
03/04 Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
03/05 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
03/07 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
03/09 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
03/10 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
03/12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
03/13 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
03/14 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory *
03/15 Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar *
03/16 Chicago, IL @ Metro *
* w/Russian Circles, KEN Mode