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

Latest Helloween News

Below is our complete Helloween news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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 Posts New Music Video Online

German power metal legends Helloween has posted their new music video online for the song, "Are You Metal?" You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new studio album, "7 Sinners" which is expected to be released on October 31st. More...

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Kiske/Somerville Posts New Music Video Online

Kiske/Somerville, the new project featuring former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske and American singer Amanda Somerville, has posted it's new music video online. The video is for the track "If I Had A Wish" and is featured on the duet's forthcoming debut, self-titled album. The debut is set for release on October 12, 2010 through Frontiers Records.

You can view the video below:

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Helloween Announces New Album Title

German power metal act Helloween have revealed the titled for thier upcoming 12th studio album. The album, which has been titled as "7 Sinners," is planned to be released sometime in October through SPV/Steamhammer Records. "7 Sinners" was recorded at Mi Sueno Studios belonging to singer Andi Deris in Tenerife, Spain and was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind. Charlie Bauerfeind also produced the band's previous studio effort "Gambling with the Devil."

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Helloween Announces European Tour Dates

German power metal act Helloween have announced dates for the band's upcoming European tour. The tour has been named "The 7 Sinners World Tour 2010/11 - European Part I" and features support from Finnish metal act Stratovarius. The tour kicks off on November 26th, 2010 in Wien, Austria and ends on December 19th in Prague, Czech Republic.

"The 7 Sinners World Tour 2010/11 - European Part I" tour dates:
Nov. 26 - Wien, Austria - Szene
Nov. 27 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Winter Masters of Rock
Nov. 28 - Budapest, Hungary - Petöfi Hall
Dec. 01 - Langen, Germany - Neue Stadthalle
Dec. 02 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo
Dec. 04 - Prestatyn, UK - Hardrock Hell Festival
Dec. 05 - London, UK - The HMV Forum
Dec. 06 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
Dec. 08 - Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet
Dec. 09 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
Dec. 10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Lisebergshallen
Dec. 11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Arenan
Dec. 13 - Tallinn, Estonia - Rock Cafe
Dec. 14 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
Dec. 15 - Helsinki, Finland - House Of Culture
Dec. 17 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
Dec. 18 - Cracow, Poland - Studio
Dec. 19 - Prague, Czech Republic - Mala Sportovni Hala

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More Bands Confirmed For Hard Rock Hell IV

The organisers of Britain's Hard Rock Hell festival has announced some more additions to this years lineup. The biggest news is that British heavy metal staples Saxon will be returning to the event this year and that German power metal veterans Helloween will be joining them. Also added to the bill is New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band Blitzkrieg and Swedish glam metal band Fatal Smile. The event is scheduled to take place in Prestatyn, Wales at the Pontins resort from December 3rd-5th.

The lineup now features the following bands: More...

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Helloween Begins Recording New Album

German power metal veterans Helloween has announced that they have returned to the studio to begin recording their next studio album. A message from bass player Markus Grosskopf reads as follows:

"For all those out there who found our special Best-Of ,Unarmed, to be too smooth and calm, I have a great news: The new album will hit you right in the face! It´s gonna be very heavy and contain all Helloween trademarks! Some songs are very powerful and hymnic, others contain the fastest bass drum patterns our drummer Dani ever played, and this means a lot! I am really excited about the material we brought together and can´t wait to put my bass tracks on those kick ass Metal songs!"

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Helloween Posts New Music Video Online

German power metal legends Helloween have posted their new music video online for the re-recorded version of their top ten hit, "Dr. Stein." You can check it out below. The song features on the bands new "Unarmed" album, which is a collection of re-recordings of some of their most well known songs. The album will be released on January 29th in Europe but has no North American release date confirmed at this time. More...

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Helloween Films Music Video for "Dr. Stein"

Helloween has announced that they produced a comical video clip for the song "Dr. Stein." The clip to the band's classic and former top 10 single was elaborate produced by Oliver Sommer and the AVA Studios, and will have it's premiere January 8th. The track derives from the BEST-OF UNARMED album, which is going to be released January 29th. In this special BEST-Of album the band took 11 songs from their past records, re-arranged and re-recorded them.

The band comments, "We intentionally wanted to do something untypical for metal...just re-releasing our hits from the past would be too boring and -from our point of view- not adequate for the band's anniversary!"

Photos for the video can be seen here.

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Just For Fun

Ten Worst Album Covers From Great Bands

In a special article at Noisecreep.com, you can check out their own list of the ten worst album covers from otherwise well respected bands (and Dragonforce.) Among the embarassing album covers are Iron Maiden, Pantera, Razor and Artillery. You can check it out by heading to NoiseCreep.com.

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Halcyon Way Parts Ways with Vocalist, Sean Shields

The Atlanta, GA based progressive metal band Halcyon Way has parted ways with singer Sean Shields due to creative differences. Taking over on vocals for the Nightmare Records recording artist is Steve Braun, known for his work with Italian progressive-metallers ASHENT, who have released two records via Lion Music.

"I'm really excited and humbled by the opportunity to jam with these guys, and I'm looking forward to help take the band to the next level on the new record," said Steve. More...

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SPV Records To Continue Doing Business

As reported by Billboard Business News in May, SPV Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb GmbH in Hanover has declared itself insolvent. The managing partner, Manfred Schütz, decided to submit an application to commence insolvency proceedings on May 25th - roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response to this, on May 27th, the District Court of Hanover appointed the attorney Manuel Sack as the provisional insolvency administrator.

According to a new press release from the label, SPV are ready to continue business. SPV-managing director Manfred Schuetz and appointed provisional administrator of insolvency, Manuel Sack, are planning business continuance of the independent company, while talking to potential new investors.

"We keep on doing business across all segments of our portfolio," affirms SPV-founder Manfred Schuetz. Though not all details of the new company structure are finalized yet, news is spread that SPV will still exist in the future under its company name. "We definitely see potential for ongoing business of the company," attorney Manuel Sack of lawyers office Brinkmann & Partner confirms: "Currently we´re still in the state of applying for insolvency proceedings." More...

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Outloud Posts "We Run" Music Video Online

Frontiers Records has launched the new video of “We Run,” the first single off the forthcoming self titled debut album from OUTLOUD. The album is to be released on Frontiers Records on August the 28th in Europe and September 15th in the USA.

The hard rock band was formed by guitarists Tony Kash and Bob Katsionis (Firewind) in Athens, in 2004. The guys are now a five piece also including singer-extraordinaire Chandler Mogel (ex Talon), drummer Mark Cross (Firewind, ex-Helloween and Kingdom Come) and bassist Jason Mercury.

You can watch the "We Run" music video below, after the jump. More...

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Helloween Drummer Posts Drum Clinic Videos Online

Drummer Dani Löble of Helloween hosted a drum clinic in Germany on May 31st. Videos of the clinic can be viewed below. More...

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Helloween Announces 2009 Latin American Tour Dates

German power metallers Helloween have announced a string of tour dates in Latin America alongside Gamma Ray. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/11/09 Argentina - Buenos Aires - Obras
4/13/09 Chile - Santiago - Caupolican
4/15/09 Brasil - Curitiba - Hellooch
4/17/09 Brasil - Rio de Janeiro - Citibank Hall
4/18/09 Brasil - Belo Horizonte - Chevrolet Hall
4/20/09 Brasil - Sao Paulo - Credicard Hall
4/22/09 Brasil - Porto Alegre - Pepsi Stage
4/24/09 Brasil - Manaus - Arena Amadeu Teixeira
4/26/09 Brasil - Fortaleza - tba
4/27/09 Brasil - Recife - Chevrolet Hall
4/30/09 Peru - Lima - Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposicion

5/2/09 El Salvador - San Salvador - tba
5/4/09 Mexico - Guadalajara - Estudio Cavaret
5/8/09 Mexico - Monterrey - tba
5/10/09 Mexico - Mexico City - Circo Volador

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Helloween Posts New Video Online

German power metal legends Helloween has posted their new music video online for the song, "Paint A New World." You can view it at the bottom of the page. More...

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Helloween Plans N. American Tour w/ Gamma Ray

Helloween is returning to North America on the Hellish Rock Tour. This highly anticipated tour kicks off on September 18th in Quebec, and after tearing across the continent, will finish up on October 11th in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Helloween is touring in support of their most recent release, "Gambling with the Devil," which is in stores now. October 7, 2008 will see the release of the Gambling with the Devil Tour Edition. Featuring unreleased songs and enhanced videos, this is a must have for the true Helloween fan.

Sure, Helloween may be headlining, but don't forget about Gamma Ray. Fronted by original Helloween lead singer Kai Hansen, this band is another favorite of the power metal genre. With Kai being there with Gamma Ray…the possibility exists that he may make a “special” appearance with Helloween.

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Blistering Records Is Formed

Blistering Records has announced the launch of their new record label, with a focus on signing and developing recording acts in a wide spectrum of rock music, including but not limited to: Melodic Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Metal and all combinations of these styles.

The label has a simple philosophy: “Treat the artists the way we would like to be treated. We all started out as struggling musicians in bands so we know all-to-well what it feels like to be on the other side of the desk. More than ever with today's tough and ever changing music market survival is determined by understanding, appreciation, innovation, commitment and team-work. We are true supporters of the scene(s) that we help represent and are determined to prove ourselves to be survivors by becoming one of the leading independent record labels for Rock and Metal.”

The principals of Blistering are individuals with self proclaimed life-long love affairs with music, and extensive industry experience to put their philosophy into action. More...

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Revolution Renaissance Still Seeking Bassist

Ex-Stratovarius main man, Timo Tolkki's new band Revolution Renaissance is still seeking a bassist. Here is the update from the man himself:

"Having almost completed the line up for REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE, we are still looking for bass players. You have to be quick, recordings and tours are awaiting. So please send 2 recently taken photos (one headshot and one fullbody shot) and 3 MP3's of your playing with a short desrciption about yourself. Don't send links, send the material exactly as requested. You can be from anywhere, but Scandinavians have the priority. Good luck! Send the stuff to: rr@timotolkki.com"

As previously reported, Tolkii recenlty revealed the band's vocalist as Gus Monsanto, a 33-year old metal singer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More...

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Helloween Posts Latin Tour Update

German power metallers HELLOWEEN check in with the following:

"The Hellish Rock package finished the Brazilian part of their Latin America tour with two shows to remember: Being the first international metal act ever to perform in Fortaleza, Helloween played an open air concert in front of more than 5,000 enthusiastic fans, whereas it was the first time in the band's 25 year history to guest in Recife – and 4,000 fans made sure it was definitely not the last time...

Among many delicious Caipirinhas, further highlights were the show in Manaus, the 1.6 million habitant capital of the Amazoas State (which was one of the hottest shows the band ever played) and Andi's flight over the Amazonas and the surrounding primeval forest.

Helloween say a big "THANK YOU" to over 25,000 faithful Brazilian fans and head towards Peru..."

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Helloween Postpone Monterrey Show

HELLOWEEN have announced that their show in Monterrey, Mexico, originally scheduled for May 8th, has been postponed. The gig will now take place the following day, May 9th.

Helloween's Latin American live dates with special guests GAMMA RAY are as follows.

April
11 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Obras
13 - Santiago, Chile - Caupolican
15 - Curitiba, Brasil - Hellooch
17 - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - Citibank Hall
18 - Belo Horizonte, Brasil - Chevrolet Hall
20 - Sao Paulo, Brasil - Credicard Hall
22 - Porto Alegre, Brasil - Pepsi Stage
24 - Manaus, Brasil - Arena Amadeu Teixeira
26 - Fortaleza, Brasil - Venue TBA
27 - Recife, Brasil - Chevrolet Hall
30 - Lima, Peru - Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposicion

May
2 - San Salvador, El Salvador - Venue TBA
4 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Estudio Cavaret
9 - Monterrey, Mexico - Venue TBA
10 - City, Mexico - Circo Volador

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