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Helloween – United alive

For Helloween fans, 2017 and 2018 were a great period as the modern lineup of the band reunited with former members including Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske for a special tour – Pumpkins united. It was a fantastic tour and for many fans it was their first chance to see …

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Helloween release official live video for ‘Forever & One’

Mark the date! On October 4th, 2019 fans can revisit the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR from the comfort of their own home. Containing the greatest hits from the last 30 years and a breakneck trip through the entire HELLOWEEN repertoire, the release marks the next round of PUMPKINS UNITED madness! The band have released …

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Helloween to release live album and DVD/Blu-Ray ‘United Alive’ on Oct 4th

It was the Sensation of the year 2016. During the Hellbook production to celebrate HELLOWEEN’s 30th anniversary, the contributors came to realise that the chemistry in the band had always been unique – and that what belongs together needs to be together again. However, the birth of “PUMPKINS UNITED” wasn’t …

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LAST UNION Release ‘Most Beautiful Day’ Music Video

Italian progressive metal band, LAST UNION have released a new music video and single for ‘Most Beautiful Day‘ featuring Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) on bass and Uli Kusch (ex-HELLOWEEN, ex-MASTERPLAN) on drums. The track is taken from their debut album ‘Twelve‘, which also features DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie on three songs, and will be releaed on December 21, 2018 through ROAR! Rock …

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Helloween – Brixton academy, London – 14th November 2017

Tonight’s Helloween gig was due to be something special. It’s part of their Pumpkins reunited tour which sees the current Helloween lineup joined by former members Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske. For many fans this was their first chance to see Helloween with these two members. There was certainly a …

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Kai Hansen & Friends – Thank you Wacken

German rock/metal legend Kai Hansen releases a live album later this month.  From Helloween to Gamma Ray and Unisonic, Kai Hansen has been a big part of the German (and international) music scene for over thirty years (hence the XXX title of his recent studio album). Last year at Wacken …

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Kai Hansen – XXX – Three decades in metal

Kai Hansen is a German heavy metal legend as a member of Helloween and then Gamma Ray, and more recently his work with Unisonic.  This album celebrates his 30 year career in metal.  Rather than just doing a Gamma Ray album he’s done a solo album, and alongside him on …

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Helloween – Forum, London – 3rd February 2016

First up were Crimes of Passion, or COP UK as they introduced themselves (apparently at the request of their label when they got signed).  I hadn’t had chance to check these guys out before the show, so wasn’t sure what to expect.  Opening bands can be a bit of a …

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Helloween – My God Given Right

It’s been the best part of 25 years since I was first introduced to Helloween back in the late eighties. I remember being blown away by, at the time, these Germanic speed metal merchants that were something akin to Maiden but with pace and even more wonderful vocal and guitar …

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HELLOWEEN Stunning post-apocalyptic video for ‘My God-Given Right’

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 founding fathers of German melodic speed metal.  Director …

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Messenger – Captain’s Loot

Germany’s Messenger return with an eight track album of original tracks and covers, delivered in the classic Heavy Metal style, and with the subtlety of a brick. For a start, Siegfried Schüssler has the most Metal of Metal voices anywhere on the planet, when this guy screams, windows shatter and …

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HELLOWEEN sign new contract with Nuclear Blast

Germany’s HELLOWEEN have been one of the most influential and internationally successful acts of the global heavy metal scene. This year the Hamburg-based quintet celebrates their 30th anniversary. Their latest studio album ‘Straight Out Of Hell’, charted at a sensational #4 in Germany, and held their position for five weeks. …

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Powerized, The Devil’s 3rd, Mistral & Hammered – Hakketak Metal, Holland – 25/01/2014

Imagine a small village, one church, one baker, some local fast food company’s and some bars. And in one of these bars a party is brewing. It is quite clear you wouldn’t expect that in a few minutes some furious bands would be about to blast metal up our asses. …

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Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 – Day 1 – Friday 28/06/13

Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 – Day 1 – Friday 28/06/13

Every year at the end of June, flocks of nomadic metal fans descend on the tranquil little town of Dessel in the north east of Belgium for the Graspop Metal Meeting.  Now in its 18th year, GMM offers the best of all genres of music over 3 sonically charged days. …

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Helloween interview with Michael Weikath, Hellfest 2013

I had the pleasure of chatting with Michael Weikath guitarist from Helloween at Hellfest. We discussed the band, their latest album ‘Straight Out Of Hell’, touring/festivasl, future plans and much more. HelloweenMichaelHellfest2013                       .  

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Helloween – HMV Forum – 16/04/13

On the strength of seeing Helloween a couple of years ago dominating Hard Rock Hell 4 in Prestatyn, I jumped on a train and travelled down to London to catch them again on their Hellish Rock Part 2 with fellow countrymen Gamma Ray supporting them for another dose of power metal.

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Helker – ‘Somewhere In The Circle’

On first listen, you could be forgiven for thinking that Helker are German: in fact, they hail from that renowned hotbed of heavy metal Argentina, with ‘Somewhere In The Circle’ being their fourth album but the first to be both recorded in English and gain an international release, thanks to …

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