Los Angeles' Helmet have announced that Dan Beeman will be the newest guitarist to join their ranks. Dan will be replacing Jimmy Thompson who left the group at the end of 2007 to move back to his country of origin, Australia. Says band leader Page Hamilton:
He is from Minneapolis and his . . . brother Pete is the drummer in BURNING BRIDES who toured with us [before]. Dan knew all of us in HELMET and loved the music of HELMET and had just moved to Los Angeles a couple of months before we auditioned him. So it just worked out great for him and for us too. So we're really fortunate.
The band recently announced a lengthy tour of the US and Australia. You can find those dates here