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From: Hamburg, Germany
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
Original Helloween guitarist/co-founder Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) made a surprise guest appearance during Helloween's performance at this past weekend's Wacken Open Air festival, joining the band for the last two songs of their set, "How Many Tears" and "Future World." Pictures of this special occasion can be viewed here (courtesy of Bright-Eyes.de).
The Wacken show marked the end of Helloween's summer festival tour. The band plan on returning to the studio in October to start writing a new studio album. A DVD collection of all the band's promotion-videos, plus some additional unreleased footage, entitled "Hellish Videos," is currently in the works.
More live photos of bands performing at the Earthshaker Festival in Germany this past weekend have been posted online here.
Among the bands that appeared were Destruction, U.D.O., In Flames, Helloween and Primal Fear.
Primal Fear vocalist Ralf Scheepers and bassist Mat Sinner will soon start recording their parts for Renato Tribuzy's new album, "Execution."
The musicians met up in Rio de Janeiro, during Primal Fear’s recent Brazilian date in support of their "Devil’s Ground" album, where they talked about the final recording details.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickenson recorded his parts for the album in April in Los Angeles with producer/guitarist Roy Z, who is also performing on the record.
Execution also features the following list of performers: Michael Kiske (Supared, ex-Helloween), Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), Magnus Rosén (Hammerfall), Kiko Loureiro (Angra) and Marco Barzo (Thoten).
World-class player Mark Cross (ex-Helloween, Metalium) is the new drummer for Winters Bane, and will be performing on the band's upcoming album, to be released later this year. Mark's stellar drumming will add a new dimension to the Winters Bane sound, propelling their new songs to greater heights.
With Mark Cross and vocalist Alexander Koch (ex-Powergod) joining founding members Lou St. Paul (guitars) and Dennis Hayes (bass), Winters Bane's strongest lineup is now in place. The band is very confident that their new album will surpass the material on their classic "Heart Of A Killer" opus, which featured Tim Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth) on vocals.
Winters Bane is currently in the studio, with rhythm guitars already finished and drum tracks to be recorded later this month.
MICHAEL KISKE, formerly of Helloween, has finished recording his parts on Execution, RENATO TRIBUZY's new album. Kiske sings on "Absolution", a song lasting ten minutes, that tells about the effort of a celestial creature (performed by Michael) to save the soul of an infernal creature (performed by Tribuzy) in his dying moment. Execution is scheduled to be released by the end-2004.
The 2004 edition of the Sweden Rock Festival is set to take place June 10th - 12th in Solvesborg, Sweden. Organizers have announced the addition of more bands to the bill for the festival. Newly added acts include: HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES, ASTRAL DOORS and GRAND MAGUS.
The list of confirmed bands for Sweden Rock 2004 is as follows: More...
Veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany.
According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a celebration of the festival's 15th anniversary with special performances by "new hits, old hits, reunions, newcomers and top acts."
The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...
HELLOWEEN are one of the founders, and still one of the most popular bands, of the German rock and heavy metal scene. Managing to become one of the few German bands to break through in the U.S. they went on to sell over a million records with such classics as Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 1 and Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 in North America alone. Today they are still one of the leading acts in their genre, earning gold and platinum awards in many countries, as well as having all their albums hit the top 20 in the German music charts. Don’t you dare miss this rare occasion.
Here are the planned tour dates: More...