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Formed: 1983
From: Hamburg, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Helloween News

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Helloween Releasing "Hellbook"

The pioneers of power metal and saintly pumpkin heads from Helloween recently conducted an interview with Metal Shock Finland's chief editor, Mohsen Fayazi.

In the interview with bass invader Markus Grosskopf, he revealed information about an upcoming surprise for the fans, which will be a book entitled "Hellbook." An excerpt can be read below:

"I don't really know the time when it comes out but we are working on it and details. We are collecting stuff and pictures, old and new ones, then we can correct it. It will be a kind of history book with lots of pictures, but it is going to be a little surprise."

Markus also explained the band's relation ship with Nuclear Blast Records as follows: "It is very good, it is very nice, we finally came back home. They tread us very well, we saw them on a festival, we had a few drinks together. It is nice working with them, it is nice working with Markus Wosgein. You know, it's an old metal company."

You can listen to the whole of this interview at MetalShockFinland.com here.

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Helloween Streams New Track "Stay Crazy"

German metal legends Helloween are streaming the new track "Stay Crazy" from the recently issued album "My God-Given Right." The album dropped in the U.S. this past Tuesday and is now available worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list is:

1. Heroes
2. Battle’s Won (see lyric video here)
3. My God-Given Right (see music video here)
4. Stay Crazy
5. Lost In America (song streaming here)
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

Check out "Stay Crazy" here: More...

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Helloween Posts Second Track-By-Track Video

Following the recently released first clip in the series, Helloween just dropped a second track-by-track clip online.

Both videos tease upcoming 15th studio album "My God-Given Right," due for official release on May 29th (EU), June 1st (UK) and June 2nd (US).

The second (out of four) track-by-track trailers includes song snippets and comments on "Lost In America," "Russian Roulé," and "The Swing Of A Fallen World." More...

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Helloween Posts Track-By-Track Video

With the release of 15th studio album "My God-Given Right" coming next week - May 29th (EU), June 1st (UK) and June 2nd (US) - the pumpkin heads from Helloween are set to further cement their title as the founding fathers of German melodic speed metal.

Helloween has also revealed a new track-by-track trailer, including song snippets and comments on the tracks "Heroes," "Battle’s Won," "My God-Given Right," and "Stay Crazy." Check out the clip below.

The "My God-Given Right" track listing is: More...

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Helloween Releases New Video

Helloween will release 15th studio album "My God-Given Right" on May 29th (EU), June 1st (UK), and June 2nd (US).

Today, Helloween premieres a new music video for "My God-Given Right" - check it out below, courtesy of Blabbermouth.net. Director Oliver Sommer (AVA Studios) comments:

"The story tells itself with the first look on the artwork: it seems to be a film still and you only have to press the play button… So the female protagonist flees - reminiscences to different (post)apocalyptic films and stories are deliberated - from an army of robotic pumpkin soldiers through an empty world. On the other side, the band performs in frightfully beautiful, rocked out ambience.

"When the tough girl realizes that she won't escape, she turns around and kills her chasers with a grenade which looks like the torch from the Statue of Liberty… it is immersed in snow on the cover artwork and in sand in the clip. Our post-apocalyptic world is a white desert, which exists in reality in Germany. The industrial disaster area, our hero is fleeing in and the band is performing in, is an incredible and giant area of the ex-steelworks (heavy metal!) Maxhütte - both locations are real wastelands…!? More...

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Helloween Releases Album Trailer #2

German metal icons Helloween released a second preview trailer for the upcoming new album "My God-Given Right," which is set to drop on May 29th (EU), June 1st (UK) and June 2nd (US) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The standard CD track list is as follows:

1. Heroes
2. Battle’s Won (see lyric video here)
3. My God-Given Right
4. Stay Crazy
5. Lost In America (song streaming here)
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

Check out the clip here: More...

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Helloween Steams New Track "Lost In America"

German metal titans Helloween are streaming the new track "Lost in America." The song appears on the upcoming new album "My God-Given Right," which is set to drop on May 29th (EU), June 1st (UK) and June 2nd (US) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The standard CD track list is:

1. Heroes
2. Battle’s Won (see lyric video here)
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

Check out "Lost In America" here: More...

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Helloween Releases New Single

Helloween's 15th studio album "My God-Given Right," is due out on May 29th (EU), June 1st (UK) and June 2nd (US).

The band's first self-titled EP was released in 1985, making new album "My God-Given Right" the celebratory marker for an impressive 30 year career.

Today Helloween releases first single "Battle’s Won" digitally. A lyric video for the track is also online and can be heard below. More...

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Helloween Reveals Track List, First Single

German metal legends Helloween have revealed further details of the upcoming new album "My God-Given Right", the band's 14th studio release. The album is set to drop on May 29th via Nuclear Blast Records.

"My God-Given Right" was recorded between October 2014 and February 2015 at the band's very own MiSueno Studio in Tenerife, with long term producer Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, HammerFall) handling production and recording duties.

On April 17th, the album's first single will be released, which will be for the speed metal track "Battle’s Won." Along with the digital release, a limited edition 2-track vinyl single will also be issued, featuring the album track "Lost In America."

The full album will be available in CD, digipak, earbook and colored vinyl editions and the track listing for all versions are as follows:

Standard CD:

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

The limited digipak (with special 3D lenticular cover) and the vinyl version will feature two bonus tracks:

14. I Wish I Were There
15. Wicked Game More...

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Helloween Announces Title, Reveals Art For New LP

German metal legends Helloween have announced that the 14th studio release will be entitled "My God-Given Right." The album is set to drop on May 29th via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be available in CD, digipak, earbook and colored vinyl editions, which can all be pre-ordered at this location.

"My God-Given Right" was recorded between October 2014 and February 2015 at the bands very own MiSueno Studio in Tenerife, with long term producer Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Hammerfall) handling production and recording duties.

The cover art (shown below) was created by Martin Häusler, who commented on the recent creation: “We tried to built a world of ideas, keeping the 'classical Helloween' elements, like the pumpkins on the one hand and a complete new look on the other, just like we did it the years before, working on a Helloween artwork. A first inspiration came from the album title 'My God-Given Right' and some of the song titles like ‘Swing Of A Fallen World’, ‘Lost In America’, ‘Battle´s Won’ etc. During my research I stumbled upon the Blockbuster 'Day After Tomorrow' and the idea of just leaving the world to the 'pumpkins' was born. The most challenging part of this artwork was to have both, the Limited Edition and the 11" Earbook provided with a 3D-Lenticular-cover (a full 3D cover, visible without 3D glasses). That’s the reason the entire artwork was done 'in one piece', using a 3D program…we did not want one of those 'cheap Lenticular-covers, done by converting a 2d-version', but the best possible real 3D result: So don’t get any other versions – this will be a true collector’s item!” More...

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Helloween Begins Drum Recordings For New Album

German metal pioneers Helloween have entered the studio to record the follow up to the "Straight Out of Hell" album (see review here). In the first studio video for the recordings, vocalist Andi Deris introduces drummer Dani Löble.

More information on the new album is expected soon. Check out the clip here:

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Love.Might.Kill Posts New Video

Love.Might.Kill has a new video clip out now for "Addicted To The Night," which features Andi Deris from Helloween.

The video was directed by Stefan Ellerhorst & Philip Heyelmann and can be seen below.

Love.Might.Kill will release new album "Super Distortion" in the Spring of 2015, with further details forthcoming.

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Helloween To Enter Studio In October

German legends Helloween posted an update about the upcoming follow up to 2013's "Straight Out of Hell" (see review here). The band will hit the studio this October and has targeted May 2015 for the new release.

The update reads: "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 & relax, as the pumpkin heads 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." More...

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Helloween Posts "Straight Out Of Hell" Live Video

German legends Helloween posted a new live music video for "Straight Out of Hell." The song is the title track of the band's latest release, which was issued back in January of 2013.

The video was produced by Randy Cold. Check it out here:

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Helloween Signs With Nuclear Blast

Germany's Helloween, founded in 1984, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

The band's latest studio album "Straight Out Of Hell," charted at a sensational #4, the band's highest German chart entry to date, holding this position for five weeks. Additionally Helloween made another five top ten entries in Europe and also cracked the U.S. Billboard Charts.

Now Helloween returns to its old label home Nuclear Blast, where the band previously 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 label owner Markus Staiger comments: “We are more than proud, that Helloween is part of the Nuclear Blast family again. 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 is equally celebratory. Vocalist Andi Deris states: “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.” More...

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Helloween Posts Road Footage

Helloween has posted a new road movie online from the band's Hellish Rock Part II World Tour 2013. Check it out below, or find more info on upcoming live appearances from the band at Facebook here. Helloween released latest album "Straight Out Of Hell in January of this year.

HELLOWEEN Hellish Rock II Road Movie from Helloween on Vimeo.

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Coldsteel Posts New Video

"Recession! Depression! Inflation! Taxation!" And you're going to sit idly by and hope someone else does something about it? Coldsteel says "Hell No!" in the new video for the title track from this year's thrashing return "America Idle." The video was filmed on location at President Grant's Tomb in Harlem, NYC. Directed by Patrick Kendall, the video for "America Idle" is posted below.

In other news, Coldsteel has been confirmed as direct support for the mighty Helloween on its North American Hellish Rock tour in the fall. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sep. 24 - New York, NY - Stage 48
Sep. 25 - Montreal, QUE - Club Soda
Sep. 26 - Quebec City, QUE - Theater Imperial
Sep. 28 - Toronto, OT - The Opera House
Sep. 29 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sep. 30 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Oct. 02 - Engelwood, CO - Gothic Theater
Oct. 03 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
Oct. 05 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Oct. 07 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.

Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:

Friday, June 28th:

Twisted Sister
Korn
Soulfly
Papa Roach
Helloween
Grave Digger
Heathen
Crucified Barbara
Kreator
Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Korpiklaani
Unleashed
Varg
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
Prong
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Katatonia
Rotting Christ
Entombed
Love and Death
Bliksem
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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Pit Stories: Helloween Hanky Panky

The pit: a convergence of metal heads and outlet for built-up aggression. Everybody’s got a pit story, and each week we share the favorites from metal musicians covering the entire spectrum of the underground and the mainstream.

A few weeks back vocalist Eric Dow of Helsott shared a story about Pantera stopping a show due to a lack of pit mayhem, and today Eric again gives a tale of pit shenanigans, but this time of a very different variety.

The following story comes from an interview at the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise with our own writer CROMCarl, in which Eric discusses love birds getting swept away by the sexy tunes of Helloween.

Eric: I was in the pit and they weren’t doing very much moshing or anything, but they were dancing around, having a good time. It was a pretty good crowd. All the sudden, I hear ‘Uh [in a female voice], Uh [in a male voice]’ and I turn around and some dude is fucking this chick right behind me….in the pit! I’m like what the fuck!

CROMCarl: Who was on stage at the time?

Eric: Uh, Helloween.

CROMCarl: Remember what they were playing?

Eric: Uhhhhhh… No [laughs all around]. Ugh…if I can try to remem…no. The fucking thing really fucking threw me off. No, no, no….I remember! “If I Could Fly!” Andy Deris fucked it up, I remember that. He fucked it up…I got these guys fucking behind me…Andy Deris fucked it up and he just rolled his eyes on stage like “I can’t believe I fucked up our most simple song.” That was great.

They were in the back of the pit. It’s a smaller venue and I know there was probably at least five or six people having the same “what the fuck” reaction. I’ve never seen that before…I’ve seen sex at concerts in plenty of places, but right there in a small venue in the mosh pit. You know…the lights all hitting them and shit..and nobody…the security guards were maybe twenty feet from them…didn’t do anything. I was like “alright, this is fucking Santa Ana, California.”

You can catch Helsott live on the remaining dates of the Paganfest tour this month, or find more info on the band via Facebook. Be sure to check back in again next week for more Pit Stories!

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Helloween Cancels Istanbul Show

Helloween has been on tour in support of latest album "Straight Out Of Hell" (reviewed here), and the band has now checked in with the following announcement about canceling a show due to Andi Deris becoming ill:

"Due to illness of Andi we unfortunately have to cancel the Istanbul show. We feel very sorry for our Turkish fans! We are looking forward to be able to continue the tour after that small break in Sofia on Friday."

The tour will continue as planned in Sofia, Bulgaria on March 15th. For a list of upcoming Helloween tour dates, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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