German power metal band Helloween was Inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame by founder Pat Gesualdo and special guest Alissa White-Gluz from Arch Enemy. The Induction took place on May 20, 2023, in front of thousands of fans at Terminal 5 in New York City.
Known as a major European Power Heavy Metal band, Helloween have performed at festivals and concerts alongside Iron Maiden, David Lee Roth, KISS, Megadeth, and Guns N’ Roses, among others.
“Helloween have helped establish the origins of the Power Metal genre,” says Metal Hall of Fame Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “We are proud to have Helloween represent the genre and it’s fans throughout the world, and to have Alissa White–Gluz join us in the Induction as well.”
“It´s truly an honor to be inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame! Being listed next to some of the biggest bands in rock & metal makes us very proud and is rewarding our work as “The Ambassadors of Power & Melodic Metal” for the last four decades,” comments Michael Weikath on behalf of the whole band.
Helloween have released 16 studio albums, three live albums, three EPs and 30 singles. The German based band have 14 gold and 6 platinum records, and sold over 10 million records worldwide.
About the Metal Hall of Fame
The Metal Hall of Fame is dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.
The Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala is held every January in C.A. with additional special event inductions held at major concerts and festivals throughout the world. As a part of the 501(C)(3) Non Profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), all proceeds from the Metal Hall of Fame and D.A.D. events bring free music programs to health facilities to help special needs children and wounded veterans.
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