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About Helloween

  • Do we really have to worry? Is our civilization standing right on the edge of the abyss? Is the Maya calendar actually right, predicting the end of the world on December 21, 2012? New age circles are convinced that the apocalyptic prophecy can be derived from the Mesoamerican civilisation’s calendar. “Complete bullshit”, reckons Andi Deris, singer of German melodic metal band Helloween. “We will all survive the year 2012 and face an even more positive and energetic future.” Helloween have documented how this future could look like, or rather sound like, on their latest studio album Straight Out Of Hell, scheduled right after the alleged doomsday on January 18, 2013. It’s a work full of speed and toughness, with optimism and great joy of playing, featuring complex arrangements, strong hooks and plenty of catchy melodies. Or, to let the facts speak for themself: 13 mostly fast-paced songs that turn out to be impressively multi-layered and will completely delight all Helloween fans, due to the different songwriters Andi Deris, founding members Michael Weikath andMarkus Großkopf, and guitarist Sascha Gerstner. Weikath: “Straight Out Of Hell is the consequent development of the two albums before. 7 Sinners was recorded more or less in the wake of Gambling With The Devil, while the new songs are a continuation of the 7 Sinners directives, only a little less doom bound and noticeably more positive. These songs will kick even the laziest listener’s ass.”

    [Straight Out Of Hell Pumpkin]

    Helloween’s guitarist is referring to tracks such as “Make Fire Catch The Fly”, “Far From the Stars”, “Church Breaks Down”, the title track (written by bass player Markus Großkopf), and the straightforward “Years” – all of them racing through the terrain at full speed. In addition, there is the complex and passionate “Burning Sun” by Michael Weikath, which Deris refers to short and sweet as “one of Weik’s highspeed masterpieces” (the limited edition will feature a special Hammond version in memory of Deep Purple’s recently deceased organ player Jon Lord). “World Of War” by Sascha Gerstner convinces with thrashy guitar riffs, demonstrating Helloween’s impressive virtuosity. Deris: “What’s so special about this band, is the fact that we were always allowed to do anything we wanted, or – even if we allegedly weren’t – did it anyway. Even the at the time slightly tabooed “The Dark Ride” initially earned us negative reviews, but ended up with multiple Gold Awards. That’s the kind of freedom you feel on Straight Out Of Hell as well – we didn’t let anybody or anything put pressure on us.”

    But Helloween wouldn’t be Helloween if Straight Out Of Hell would not feature the band’s other, slightly more groovy side as well. With “Waiting For The Thunder” Deris has – in his own words – contributed “a rock song reminding of the old Pink Cream 69 tunes”. Gerstner lets off steam on “Asshole” and complements the album with “Hold Me In Your Arms”, a wonderful ballad, providing the desired antithesis to the otherwise extremely energetic record. Speaking of energy: the determination that has always been an integral part of the Helloween camp was captured perfectly by their producer Charlie Bauerfeind at the band’s own MiSueno studio in Tenerife. Bauerfeind consciously created a raw sound, keeping the edge of Helloween’s new songs and working without computer-controlled devices. “With a world-class drummer like Dani Löble in the studio you don’t need click tracks or computer support”, Markus Großkopf praises his drummer. “Thanks to Dani, the whole album breathes pure authenticity, which distinguishes Straight Out Of Hell from lots of other artists’ productions. In addition, the new album sounds more compact and homogeneous than 7 Sinners has, and is one of the fastest releases in Helloween’s history.”

    Also, there are significant differences in a number of topics Helloween tackle on Straight Out Of Hell. The best example of the ability to think outside the box of pure metal cliché is their first single release “Nabataea”, which Helloween’s singer wrote during a holiday. The song is about the legendary kingdom, located in today’s Middle Eastern region, where the first real democracy existed over 3000 years ago. The secret Nabataean city Petra, hidden behind a cliff scenery and only discovered at the beginning of the 20th century, is the origin of many myths and legends. Deris: “We took the liberty to tell this exciting culture’s whole story, although the song therefore lasts more than seven minutes. Truth be told, if there had been more to tell, the track would have been even longer.”

    [Hellish Rock Part II]

    Which in closing takes us to the subject ‘length’: The reissue of the Hellish Rock Tour in collaboration with their friends from Gamma Ray is scheduled to kick-off in March 2013and is going to be really extensive – once more taking Helloween around the world at highspeed. It’s a step, or rather: a leap Straight Out Of Hell!



HELLOWEEN are one of the most influential and internationally successful acts of the global metal scene. With the release of their 15th studio album My God-Given Right, due on June 1st, the Pumpkin Heads are set to further cement their title as the

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News Was Posted on: 17th April, 2015
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Helloween are a power metal band from Germany formed in 1984 who were at the forefront of the power metal movement during the late eighties. After releasing their debut album in 1985, founding vocalist/guitarist Kai Hansen relinquished the vocal duties to

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News Was Posted on: 13th August, 2015


  • My God-Given Right
  • My God-Given Right


    Released : 2015
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Heroes
    2. Battle’s Won
    3. My God-Given Right
    4. Stay Crazy
    5. Lost In America
    6. Russian Roulé
    7. The Swing Of A Fallen World
    8. Like Everybody Else
    9. Creatures In Heaven
    10. If God Loves Rock ‘n’ Roll
    11. Living On The Edge
    12. Claws
    13. You, Still Of War
  • Straight Out Of Hell
  • Straight Out Of Hell


    Released : 2013
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Nabataea
    2. World Of War
    3. Live Now!
    4. Far From The Stars
    5. Burning Sun
    6. Waiting For The Thunder
    7. Hold Me In Your Arms
    8. Wanna Be God
    9. Straight Out Of Hell
    10. Asshole
    11. Years
    12. Make Fire Catch The Fly
    13. Church Breaks Down
  • 7 Sinners (Deluxe)
  • 7 Sinners (Deluxe)


    Released : 2010
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Where The Sinners Go
    2. Are You Metal?
    3. Who Is Mr. Madman?
    4. Raise The Noise
    5. World Of Fantasy
    6. Long Live The King
    7. The Smile Of The Sun
    8. You Stupid Mankind
    9. If A Mountain Could Talk
    10. The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner
    11. My Sacrifice
    12. Not Yet Today
    13. Far In The Future
    14. I'm Free
  • 7 Sinners
  • 7 Sinners


    Released : 2010
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Where The Sinners Go
    2. Are You Metal?
    3. Who Is Mr. Madman?
    4. Raise The Noise
    5. World Of Fantasy
    6. Long Live The King
    7. The Smile Of The Sun
    8. You Stupid Mankind
    9. If A Mountain Could Talk
    10. The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner
    11. My Sacrifice
    12. Not Yet Today
    13. Far In The Future
  • Keeper Of The Seven Keys (Deluxe Edition)
  • Keeper Of The Seven Keys (Deluxe Edition)


    Released : 2010
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Initiation
    2. I'm Alive
    3. A Little Time
    4. Twilight Of The Gods
    5. A Tale That Wasn't Right
    6. Future World
    7. Halloween
    8. Follow The Sign
    9. Victim Of Fate - Bonus Track - Single B-Side
    10. Starlight - Bonus Track - Remix
    11. A Little Time - Bonus Track - Alternative Version
    12. Halloween - Bonus Track - Video Edit
    13. Savage - Bonus Track - Single B-Side
    14. Livin' Ain't No Crime - Bonus Track - Single B-Side
    15. Invitation
    16. Eagle Fly Free
    17. You Always Walk Alone
    18. Rise And Fall
    19. Dr. Stein
    20. We Got The Right
    21. March Of Time
    22. I Want Out
    23. Keeper Of The Seven Keys
    24. Save Us
    25. Don't Run For Cover - Bonus Track - Single B-Side
    26. Dr. Stein - Bonus Track - Remix
    27. Keeper Of The Seven Keys - Bonus Track - Remix
  • Unarmed: Best Of 25th Anniversary
  • Unarmed: Best Of 25th Anniversary


    Released : 2009
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Dr. Stein
    2. Future World
    3. If I Could Fly
    4. Where The Rain Grows
    5. The Keeper's Trilogy - Medley
    6. Eagle Fly Free
    7. Perfect Gentleman
    8. Forever & One
    9. I Want Out
    10. Fallen to Pieces
    11. A Tale That Wasn't Right
    12. Why - Digital Exclusive Track
  • The Dark Ride / Rabbit Don't Come Easy
  • The Dark Ride / Rabbit Don't Come Easy


    Released : 2008
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Behind The Portal
    2. Mr. Torture
    3. All Over The Nation
    4. Escalation 666
    5. Mirror, Mirror
    6. If I Could Fly
    7. Salvation
    8. The Departed
    9. I Live For Your Pain
    10. We Damn The Night
    11. Immortal
    12. The Dark Ride
    13. Just A Little Sign
    14. Open Your Life
    15. The Tune
    16. Never Be A Star
    17. Liar
    18. Sun 4 The World
    19. Don't stop being crazy
    20. Do You Feel Good
    21. Hell Was Made In Heaven
    22. Back Against The Wall
    23. Listen To The Flies
    24. Nothing To Say
    25. Far Away
  • Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy World Tour Live In Sao Paulo
  • Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy World Tour Live In Sao Paulo


    Released : 2007
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Intro (live)
    2. The King For A 1000 Years (live)
    3. Eagle Fly Free (live)
    4. Hell Was Made In Heaven (live)
    5. Keeper Of The Seven Keys (live)
    6. A Tale That Wasn't Right (live)
    7. Mr. Torture (live)
    8. If I Could Fly (live)
    9. Power (live)
    10. Future World (live)
    11. The Invisible Man (live)
    12. Mrs. God (live)
    13. I Want Out (live)
    14. Dr. Stein (live)
    15. Occasion Avenue (live)
    16. Halloween (live)
  • Chameleon
  • Chameleon


    Released : 2006
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. First Time
    2. When The Sinner
    3. I Don't Wanna Cry No More
    4. Crazy Cat
    5. Giants
    6. Windmill
    7. Revolution Now
    8. In The Night
    9. Music
    10. Step Out Of Hell
    11. I Believe
    12. Longing
    13. I Don't Care You Don't Care - Bonus Track
    14. Oriental Journey - Bonus Track
    15. Cut In The Middle - Bonus Track
    16. Introduction - Bonus Track
    17. Get Me Out Of Here - Bonus Track
    18. Red Socks And The Smell Of Trees - Bonus Track
    19. Ain't Got Nothin' Better - Bonus Track
    20. Windmill - Bonus Track - Demo
  • Walls Of Jericho
  • Walls Of Jericho


    Released : 2006
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Starlight
    2. Murderer
    3. Warrior
    4. Victim Of Fate
    5. Cry For Freedom
    6. Walls Of Jericho/Ride The Sky
    7. Reptile
    8. Guardians
    9. Phantoms Of Death
    10. Metal Invaders
    11. Gorgar
    12. Heavy Metal (Is The Law)
    13. How Many Tears
    14. Judas
    15. Murderer - Remix
    16. Ride The Sky - Remix
    17. Intro/Ride The Sky - Live
    18. Guardians - Live
    19. Oernst Of Life - Bonus Track
    20. Metal Invaders - Bonus Track
    21. Surprise Track
  • Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy
  • Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy


    Released : 2005
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. The King For A 1000 Years
    2. The Invisible Man
    3. Born On Judgment Day
    4. Pleasure Drone
    5. Mrs. God
    6. Silent Rain
    7. Occasion Avenue
    8. Light The Universe feat. Candice Night
    9. Do You Know What You're Fighting For
    10. Come Alive
    11. The Shade In The Shadow
    12. Get It Up
    13. My Life For One More Day
  • Just a little sign
  • Just a little sign


    Released : 2003
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Just A Little Sign
    2. Sheer Heart Attack
    3. Madness Of The Crowds
  • Rabbit don't come easy
  • Rabbit don't come easy


    Released : 2003
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Just A Little Sign
    2. Open Your Life
    3. The Tune
    4. Never Be A Star
    5. Liar
    6. Sun 4 The World
    7. Don't stop being crazy
    8. Do You Feel Good
    9. Hell Was Made In Heaven
    10. Back Against The Wall
    11. Listen To The Flies
    12. Nothing To Say
    13. Far Away
  • The Dark Ride
  • The Dark Ride


    Released : 2000
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Behind The Portal
    2. Mr. Torture
    3. All Over The Nation
    4. Escalation 666
    5. Mirror, Mirror
    6. If I Could Fly
    7. Salvation
    8. The Departed
    9. I Live For Your Pain
    10. We Damn The Night
    11. Immortal
    12. The Dark Ride
  • Metal Jukebox
  • Metal Jukebox


    Released : 1999
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. He's a Woman - She's a Man
    2. Locomotive Breath
    3. Lay All Your Love On Me
    4. Space Oddity
    5. from Out of Nowhere
    6. All My Loving
    7. Hocus Pocus
    8. Faith Healer
    9. Juggernaut
    10. White Room
    11. Mexican
  • Better Than Raw
  • Better Than Raw


    Released : 1998
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Deliberately Limited Preliminary Prelude In Z
    2. Push
    3. Falling Higher
    4. Hey Lord !
    5. Don't Spit On My Mind
    6. Revelation
    7. Time
    8. I Can
    9. A Handful of Pain
    10. Lavdate Dominvm
    11. Midnight Sun
    12. Back On the Ground - Bonus Track
    13. A Game We Shouldn't Play - Bonus Track
    14. Perfect Gentleman - Bonus Track
    15. Moshi Moshi - Shiki No Uta - Bonus Track
  • High Live
  • High Live


    Released : 1996
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. We Burn - Live
    2. Wake Up the Mountain - Live
    3. Soul Survivor - Live
    4. The Chance - Live
    5. Why? - Live
    6. Eagle Fly Free - Live
    7. The Time of the Oath - Live
    8. Future World - Live
    9. Dr. Stein - Live
    10. Before the War - Live
    11. Mr. Ego (Take Me Down) - Live
    12. Power - Live
    13. Where the Rain Grows - Live
    14. In the Middle of a Heartbeat - Live
    15. Perfect Gentleman - Live
    16. Steel Tormentor - Live
  • The Time Of The Oath
  • The Time Of The Oath


    Released : 1996
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. We Burn
    2. Steel Tormentor
    3. Wake Up The Mountain
    4. Power
    5. Forever And One (Neverland)
    6. Before The War
    7. A Million To One
    8. Anything My Mama Don't Like
    9. Kings Will Be Kings
    10. Mission Motherland
    11. If I Knew
    12. The Time Of The Oath
    13. Still I Don't Know
    14. Take It To The Limit
    15. Electric Eye
    16. Magnetic Fields
    17. Rain
    18. Walk Your Way
    19. Light In The Sky
    20. Time Goes By
  • Master Of The Rings
  • Master Of The Rings


    Released : 1994
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Irritation
    2. Sole Survivor
    3. Where The Rain Grows
    4. Why?
    5. Mr. Ego
    6. Perfect Gentleman
    7. The Game Is On
    8. Secret Alibi
    9. Take Me Home
    10. In The Middle Of A Heartbeat
    11. Still We Go
    12. Can't Fight Your Desire - Single Version
    13. Star Invasion
    14. Cold Sweat - Single Version
    15. Silicon Dreams - Single Version
    16. Grapowski's Malmsuite 1001 - Single Version
    17. I Stole Your Love - Single Version
    18. Closer To Home - Single Version
  • Pink Bubbles Go Ape
  • Pink Bubbles Go Ape


    Released : 1991
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Pink Bubbles Go Ape
    2. Kids of the Century
    3. Back On the Streets
    4. Number One
    5. Heavy Metal Hamsters
    6. Goin' Home
    7. Someone's Crying
    8. Mankind
    9. I'm Doin' Fine, Crazy Man
    10. The Chance
    11. Your Turn
    12. Blue Suede Shoes - Bonus Track
    13. Shit and Lobster - Bonus Track
    14. Les Hambourgeois Walkways - Bonus Track
    15. You Run With the Pack - Bonus Track
  • The Best, The Rest, The Rare - The Collection 1984-1988
  • The Best, The Rest, The Rare - The Collection 1984-1988


    Released : 1991
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. I Want Out
    2. Dr. Stein
    3. Future World
    4. Judas
    5. Walls Of Jericho
    6. Ride The Sky
    7. Halloween
    8. Livin' Ain't No Crime - Bonus Track - Single B-Side
    9. Save Us
    10. Victim Of Fate - Bonus Track - Single B-Side
    11. Savage - Bonus Track - Single B-Side
    12. Don't Run For Cover - Bonus Track - Single B-Side
    13. Keeper Of The Seven Keys
  • Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
  • Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II


    Released : 1988
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Invitation
    2. Eagle Fly Free
    3. You Always Walk Alone
    4. Rise And Fall
    5. Dr. Stein
    6. We Got The Right
    7. March Of Time
    8. I Want Out
    9. Keeper Of The Seven Keys
    10. Save Us
    11. Savage - Bonus Track - Single B-Side
    12. Livin' Ain't No Crime - Bonus Track - Single B-Side
    13. Don't Run For Cover - Bonus Track - Single B-Side
    14. Dr. Stein - Bonus Track - Remix
    15. Keeper Of The Seven Keys - Bonus Track - Remix
  • Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1
  • Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1


    Released : 1987
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Initiation
    2. I'm Alive
    3. A Little Time
    4. Twilight of the Gods
    5. A Tale That Wasn't Right
    6. Future World
    7. Halloween
    8. Follow the Sign
    9. Victim of Fate (Single B-Side) [Bonus Track]
    10. Starlight (Remix) [Bonus Track]
    11. A Little Time (Alternative Version) [Bonus Track]
    12. Halloween (Video Edit) [Bonus Track]