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Helloween Signs With Nuclear Blast, Working On New Album

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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.”

Helloween is currently busy working on the successor to "Straight Out Of Hell." Catch the band live on these dates:

24.05. S Örebro S - Metallsvenskan
27.06. SLO Pie¹»any - Topfest
29.06. BG Kavarna - Kavarna Rock 2014
11.07. D Osterode/Ballenstedt - Rock Harz Festival
12.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters Of Rock
19.07. FIN Uusikaupunki - Karjurock

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1. Celio Azevedo writes:

Why a Roland Grapow and Uli Kusch picture?

Please put the currently Helloween formation, 2005-present.

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2. cezarteixeira@ig.com.br writes:

new band picture please!

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