Group leader Page Hamilton was involved in the selection of the songs, which include the 1997 Modern Rock Tracks chart hit "Exactly What You Wanted" and such staples as "Unsung," "Milquetoast" and "Gi

Interscope has penciled in a Jan. 27 release for "Unsung: The Best of Helmet (1991-1997)," a 21-track retrospective of the seminal New York hardcore act. Group leader Page Hamilton was involved in the selection of the songs, which include the 1997 Modern Rock Tracks chart hit "Exactly What You Wanted" and such staples as "Unsung," "Milquetoast" and "Give It."

"Unsung" also sports the House Of Pain collaboration "Just Another Victim," from 1993's "Judgement Night" soundtrack, plus the "Feeling Minnesota" soundtrack contribution "Disagreeable."

Helmet split in 1999 after five studio albums. And while a published report in August claimed the group was eyeing a reunion, a management spokesperson for Hamilton refuted the claim to Billboard.com. Instead, Hamilton has signed a deal with Interscope for a new project, which includes late period Helmet guitarist Chris Traynor. As previously reported, the pair has also collaborated on tracks intended for Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale's solo debut.

The group is targeting a May or June release for its Interscope debut, which will be supported by Hamilton's most extensive set of live dates in some time. "Page is serious about working and returning to the live scene," the spokesperson says.

Here is the track list for "Unsung":

"Repetition"
"FBLA"
"Bad Mood"
"Sinatra"
"In the Meantime"
"Better"
"Unsung"
"Give It"
"Iron Head"
"Just Another Victim"
"Milquetoast"
"I Know"
"Rollo"
"Wilma's Rainbow"
"Overrated"
"Like I Care"
"Disagreeable"
"Pure"
"Renovation"
"Driving Nowhere"
"Exactly What You Wanted"

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