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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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Gamma Ray – Alive ’95 (2017)

2017 is definitely a goood year for fans of Kai Hansen. Earlier this year we had the release of two live albums – Unisonic’s “Live at Wacken” and Kai Hansen and friends “Thank you Wacken”. We’ve also got another release from Kai Hansen due for release at the end of …

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Gamma Ray – Land of the free (2017)

2017 is proving to be a goood year for fans of Kai Hansen. Earlier this year we had the release of two live albums – Unisonic’s “Live at Wacken” and Kai Hansen and friends “Thank you Wacken”. Now we have another release from Kai Hansen. In this case it’s 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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Unisonic – For the kingdom EP

It’s two years since Unisonic emerged, with a debut EP and album.  The band hit the headlines for reuniting two legends of German rock/metal – Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske, reunited 23 years after they formed part of Helloween.  Now the band are back with a new EP ahead of …

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Gamma Ray – ‘Empire Of The Undead’

Gamma Ray - Empire Of The Undead Artwork

This 11th opus metallicus from Gamma Ray could well be described as the album that nearly never happened… just as the band were putting the finishing touches to it, and had jetted off to South America for a short tour, the almost unthinkable happened:  a fire swept through their Hammer …

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Gamma Ray – Skeletons And Majesties.

My introduction to rock/metal came through buying live albums as they represent a band at their peak with their best songs on them so classics  like Double Live Gonzo by Ted Nugent, Live And Dangerous by Thin Lizzy, All The World’s A Stage by Rush, Alive II by Kiss, Loud …

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Unisonic – Unisonic Album Review

I had the distinct pleasure of reviewing Unisonic’s debut EP back in February and have been chomping at the bit since then to get my hands on the full debut album to review and finally I’ve managed to bend my ears around it and it has most definitely been worth …

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Interview with Kai Hansen & Michael Kiske, Unisonic.

Ant May from Planetmosh met up with German power metal legends Kai Hansen (founder of Helloween and Gamma Ray), and Michael Kiske (Helloween, Avantasia) to discuss Unisonic – the new band that has them working together again after 20 years apart. Planetmosh: OK can you tell us a bit about …

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Unisonic – Ignition CD Review

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, but sometimes you can return to something that you once held fond memories of and have them dashed very quickly against what you remembered. I’ll be honest, it’s been a long time since I’ve listened to anything by messers Kiske and Hansen.  People will argue …

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