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FORGET HELLOWEEN - HERE COMES HELLOWEEN

FORGET HELLOWEEN - HERE COMES HELLOWEEN

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DOOR ROELOF NOORDA
2021-03-04 07:00:00 • min lezen

FORGET HELLOWEEN - HERE COMES HELLOWEEN

Wat Nena is voor de Deutsche Neue Welle; Heino voor het Duitse levenslied en Kraftwerk voor de elektronische synthesizerpop, is Helloween voor de Duitse heavy/speed/power metal. Bijna vier decennia na zijn oprichting in 1984 brengt deze band later dit jaar een nieuw studio-album uit in de ultieme bezetting van de zeven ‘classic’ Helloween-muzikanten Michael Weikath, Markus Grosskopf, Sascha Gerstner, Dani Löble en lead zangers Andi Deris, Michael Kiske en Kai Hansen.


Het eerste wapenfeit is de single-video ‘Skyfall’ die op vrijdag 4 april uitkomt. Deze maar liefst 12 minuten durende epische albumtrack is geschreven door zanger-gitarist Kai Hansen (die na zijn vertrek uit Helloween in 1989 zijn eigen band Gamma Ray oprichtte) en heeft de muzikale vibe van de twee klassieke Helloween-albums ‘Keeper Of The Seven Gates’: razendsnel, hypermelodieus en aanstekelijker dan het coronavirus.

The sensation was perfect – Helloween, who has sold more than 10 million records worldwide, being one of the most respected German metal bands since 1984, announced their PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR in 2016. The media was raving about the TOUR OF THE YEAR, playing 69 shows in 32 countries all over the world. More than one million fans on three continents were ecstatic because it was not only a reunion of the original band, it was the summit of seven ultimate HELLOWEEN heroes: Andi Deris, Michael Kiske, Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen, Markus Grosskopf, Sascha Gerstner & Dani Löble. Or to put it simple: it was a dream come true for fans around the world. The band received five times more spectators and all of them had only one wish: »Please stay together!«

Following the excitement, one of the biggest magazines in this genre, »BURRN!« (Japan), honored the band with unbelievable four cover stories, followed by the thunderstorm of the century within the social media universe, a celebrated PUMPKINS UNITED single and the quenchless hunger for more – much more! And yes, the musicians tasted blood and it was clear: there is no way back – the future of HELLOWEEN will be written in unity.  It marked the beginning of a new era and the re-birth of a metal legend with exceptional artists. Their first new album will be released in summer 2021. Flatten the runway with a loud drumbeat: on April 2nd, 2021 the spectacular single SKYFALL will be released!

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