German power metallers HELLOWEEN are back in their MiSueno recording studio, creating the follow up to 2012’s “Straight Out Of Hell”. The band have posted some footage online, showing vocalist Andi Deris introducing the video then showing drummer Dani Löble giving the fans a small demonstration. As always the HELLOWEEN sense of humour is present!
Check out the short clip at this location.
As previously announced Metal Shock Finland’s Blackdiamond recently spoke to guitarist Michael Weikath which was featured on her Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem radio show on http://www.totalrock.com. The interview will be available here on Halloween!
German melodic power metal pioneers HELLOWEEN inked a deal with their old label home Nuclear Blast earlier in 2014, where they previously released two albums – “The Dark Ride” (2000) and “Rabbit Don’t Come Easy” (2003) and have entered into their very own MiSueno Studios, located on the isle of Tenerife, to get busy working on the successor to “Straight Out Of Hell”. Since then, the band have been very quiet and answer to no interview, as they want to focus on their work, to bring their fans the true power metal awesomeness again. But our very own Blackdiamond, who also presents a weekly show on one of the best British rock radio stations, Total Rock, was recently was successful to have some time with guitarist Michael Weikath for a chat and discuss subjects such as HELLOWEEN, their upcoming release and Halloween.
HELLOWEEN‘s die-hard fans, who would like to know more about their pumpkin heads can tune in to www.totalrock.com on Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem special Halloween Party Show, on Tuesday October 28th at 10 AM (GMT). For those who will not able to listen to this very special show, we at Metal Shock Finland will publish this interview three days after, on October 31st.
More information can be found on the official weblog of Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem.
Brazlian SCELERATA is one of the bands that will participate in Brazilian tribute for the 30 years of HELLOWEEN, organized by the band’s fan club in Brazil.
The chosen song was ‘Twilight Of The Gods’, the fourth track of ‘Keeper Of The Seven Keys – Part I’. This release also marks the official debut of the new lineup, check out below the video:
‘Twilight Of The Gods’ is also available for download on the band’s official website http://www.scelerata.com and for streaming HERE.
SCELERATA could not miss to pay this tribute to the Germans. After all, the relation between the band and HELLOWEEN is old. The singer Andi Deris himself composed the song ‘Must Be Dreaming’ for the group and participated on the same track on the disc ‘The Sniper’. But this close contact does not stop there. The drummer Francis Cassol recorded the disc ‘The Sniper’ using Dani Löeble’s drums and Scelerata already worked with Helloween producer, Charlie Bauerfeind, in two albums.
To learn more about the tribute and all the bands that are participating, visit:
After successfully concluding their world-tour in support of the 2013 output “Straight Out Of Hell”, the party has been concluded upon the festival summer.
Clearly no time to sit back and relax, as the pumpkin heads HELLOWEEN will heading right for their very own MiSueno Studios, located on the isle of Tenerife to start working on the successor of “Straight Out Of Hell” in October. Joining the band to handle production duties will be long-term companion Charlie Bauerfeind. The new album which is set for a release in May 2015 will be the first since HELLOWEEN have inked a new deal with old label home Nuclear Blast, where they released two albums – “The Dark Ride” (2000) and “Rabbit Don’t Come Easy” (2003), both of which have been re-issued with extended bonus material in 2013.
Last but not least, HELLOWEEN would like to send out a big “Thank You” to all the Helloween Maniacs worldwide with some live impressions of the title track of the charting success “Straight Out Of Hell” turned out to be, landing on a sensational #4, their highest German chart entry to date, holding this position for five long weeks. Additionally they made another five Top ten entries in Europe and also cracked the US Billboard Charts.
Check out the clip produced by Randy Cold (https://www.facebook.com/randycold666)
You can order your copy of “The Dark Ride – Special Edition” at the following destination: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Rabbit
“Rabbit Don’t Come Easy – Special Edition” is available here: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Ride
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Legendary German power metallers HELLOWEEN have posted a video on their official Facebook page of band comedian and guitarist Michael Weikath giving fans an entertaining tour of their rehearsal room:
The band start the summer dates tomorrow 24th May at Metallsvenskan in Sweden and have 5 more dates through the summer. For more information, check the official HELLOWEEN website at this location.
According to Nuclear Blast, legendary German power metal generators HELLOWEEN return to their old label home Nuclear Blast, where they released two albums – “The Dark Ride” (2000) and “Rabbit Don’t Come Easy” (2003), both of which have just been re-issued with extended bonus material.
Nuclear Blast are overwhelmed to bring the band back into the fold: “We are more than proud, that HELLOWEEN is part of the Nuclear Blast family again,” Label owner Markus Staiger announces. “All those years we had a friendship-like connection and ways crossed on a regular basis at concerts and festivals. HELLOWEEN to us is a matter of the heart, there’s not only the two records to mention, but an act that influenced me and many of our employees. Together there are big plans and we are looking forward to having another productive and successful cooperation.”
The band itself are equally celebratory. Vocalist Andi Deris: “As a label, Nuclear Blast is “Heavy Metal to the bone”, and we are really looking forward to working together with a lot of familiar faces.”
HELLOWEEN are currently busy working on the successor to “Straight Out Of Hell”, that saw the founders of German Melodic Speed Metals playing a total of 84 shows in 34 different countries. After summer, the band will hit the MiSueno Studio on the isle of Tenerife with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (GOTTHARD, HAMMERFALL etc.) to record a new album set to be released in early 2015.
5TH ELEMENT, Italian DEPTH Singer Raffaele “Raffo” Albanese‘s side project, recorded and released a new version of their HELLOWEEN‘s “Judas” cover, previously released by Epicus Records on “HelloRay” tribute album. The song is available for free streaming on the band’s official channel and for free download through their official Facebook page. Check it out below:
Morby (DOMINE): Vocals
Raffaele “Raffo” Albanese (FROM THE DEPTH): Guitars
Santo Clemenzi (DEIMOS): Bass
Giulio Capone (TEMPERANCE): Keyboards
Massimo Goletti (DEIMOS): Drums
Produced by Santo Clemenzi and Raffaele “Raffo” Albanese
Mixing and Mastering by Santo Clemenzi
More information at http://www.facebook.com/5thelementproject