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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 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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Helloween Announce More North American Dates

HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY have added more shows to the North American leg of their "Hellish Rock Tour 2008". Here are the confirmed dates:

Sept. 18 - Quebec City, QC - Salle Albert Rousseau
Sept. 19 - Montreal, QC - Le Medley
Sept. 20 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sept. 21 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Sept. 23 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
Sept. 25 - Atlanta, GA - Pre-ProgPower USA
Sept. 27 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
Sept. 28 - St Paul, MN - Station 4
Oct. 1 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
Oct. 3 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Oct. 5 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Oct. 6 - West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues (Sunset Strip)
Oct. 8 - Santa Fe, NM - Camel Rock Casino

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Helloween, Gamma Ray Announce North American Dates

The following tour dates have been announced for the North American leg of the "Hellish Rock Tour 2008" featuring HELLOWEEN and support act GAMMA RAY.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

September
18 - Salle Albert Rousseau - Quebec City, QC
19 - Le Medley - Montreal, QC
20 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
21 - B.B. King Blues Club Grill - New York, NY
23 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD
27 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL

October
1 - MacEwan Hall/MacEwan Student Centre - Calgary,
3 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
5 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
6 - House of Blues Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA

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Helloween Confirm Latin America Dates

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have confirmed the following Latin American live dates with special guests GAMMA RAY:

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
8 - Monterrey, Mexico - Venue TBA
10 - City, Mexico - Circo Volador More...

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Kataklysm Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

AT THE GATES
COMMUNIC
DIMMU BORGIR
ELUVEITIE
EVILE
HELLOWEEN
KATAKLYSM
MOONSORROW
OPETH
PRIMAL FEAR
SOILWORK
SWALLOW THE SUN
TÝR

KATAKLYSM will perform at the Rebel Radio "Birthday Bash" alongside TROUBLE on January 27 at The House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. More bands will be announced soon.

KATAKLYSM has recruited producer Jason Suecof (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to mix the band's new album beginning in early February. "Prevail" will feature several guest appearances to be announced at a later date. The album is scheduled for a late spring/early summer release via Nuclear Blast Records.

KATAKLYSM recently decided to "immortalize" the character that was featured on the cover of their most recent album, "In the Arms of Devastation", and have him re-appear as the main character — dubbed "The Heartbeast" — on their next offering, "Prevail".

Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "We had so [much] killer feedback on the artwork but especially on the character that we decided to keep him as the band's fifth band member... kinda like IRON MAIDEN did with 'Eddie.' We have the perfect concept for the next album art... it will be bad-ass!"

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Helloween Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Legendary German power metallers HELLOWEEN are the latest act confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.

Acts on the bill include: AT THE GATES, COMMUNIC, DIMMU BORGIR, ELUVEITIE, EVILE, HELLOWEEN, MOONSORROW, OPETH, PRIMAL FEAR, SOILWORK, SWALLOW THE SUN and TÝR.

Helloween's 2008 festival dates are as follows:

July
5 - Serbia - Castle Rock
6 - Slovenia - Metal Camp
11 - Norway - Kvinesdal Rock Festival

August
15/17 - Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England - Bloodstock Open Air 2008

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Helloween Issue Road Report

HELLOWEEN's website has been updated with the following message:

"After successful appearances in Sweden and Finland, 3,500 fans have welcomed Helloween and GAMMA RAY at the first concert on the Czech part of the Hellish Rock tour in the Lokomotiva Sports Hall in Plzen.

Together with the Swedish opening act SABATON both of the bands delivered the goods in a big way.

The new Helloween single 'As Long As I Fall', the medley containing famous parts of such big Helloween hits like 'Perfect Gentleman', 'Where The Rain Grows', 'I Can' or 'Power' and the classic 'March Of Time' were among the highlights of the night while the Helloween/Gamma Ray-jam session at the end of the night almost caused a riot.

During 'Future World' and 'I Want Out' the walls of the venue were shaking. The already sold-out concert in Zlín and a very successful performance in Pardubice followed. The tour continued with two concerts in the Slovakian Republic where the bands were playing in front of almost 5,000 crazy Slovakian fans.

Back in Germany, two days before Christmas, Helloween and Gamma Ray - together with AXXIS - sold out the All Karthalle in Kaufbeuren.

The tour will continue into 2008 this Saturday with the first of two concerts in Paris.

Meanwhile the concert in Osaka of the Japanese portion of the Hellish Rock Tour is already sold out."

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