Helloween‘s S/T new album is, frankly, smashing some pumpkins! That is to say it is kicking ass! The album is the first released with the “Pumpkins United” line-up, which marked the return of original member Kai Hansen on guitars and vocals and Michael Kiske on vocals in 2016, in addition to the five-member line-up active since 2005.
Says the veteran heavy metal institution: “Our new album, Helloween has now reached top positions worldwide, more than ten Top 10 entries with an incredible number #1 in Germany and Spain, as well as more #1 positions at the physical charts in Sweden, Finland as well as the rock charts in the United Kingdom! THANK YOU, PUMPKINHEADS AROUND THE WORLD!”
The Germany and Spain news gave me power metal chills of joy and reverence. How rad to see metal still loved and welcome in the wider world. Are they having the “Best Time” of their journey? Hard to say, but certainly an awesome win for the band! All Hail the Pumpkin King, etc.
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Not sick due to gore, rather sick due to awesome, you gotta check out the new Death Angel video. If anything, it could use more gore, as not much really happens on screen, but it is pretty cool anyway. Ok, I said it was sick a minute ago. I gotta make up my mind. Heck, the song is freakin’ awesome. And the video at least is as kinda goofy and yet awesome as Helloween’s 2012 Mayan jam “Nabataea” ass kicker. Shit, it is surely better than that I, Frankenstein movie.
Thrash survivors Death Angel have gotten a much deserved bump from the thrash revival of the last half decade. Dudes were always so awesome and if anything have just continued to add great releases to their output.
So…check out the new video for one of their greatest new tunes “The Dream Calls For Blood’ HERE. It’s geeky in a thrash way, and you’ll love it! Werewolf slaves, fat guys, massive thrashing with liquid leads and collapsing buildings!Add to My Radar
Legendary German power metal band Helloween have released a new single called “Nabataea.” This is the first single from their upcoming album called Straight Out Of Hell. The song is about a fabled high culture with a recently discovered city called Petra. It is said to be the origin to many myths. The album is due in Europe on January 18 and in North America on January 22, 2013 on The End Records.
You can find the song streaming by clicking right here.
A recent press release described Straight Out Of Hell as:
“a work full of speed and toughness, with optimism and great joy of playing, featuring complex arrangements, strong hooks and plenty of catchy melodies. Or, to let the facts speak for themself: 13 mostly fast-paced songs that turn out to be impressively multi-layered and will completely delight all Helloween fans, due to the different songwriters Andi Deris, founding members Michael Weikath and Markus Grosskopf, and guitarist Sascha Gerstner.”Add to My Radar
German power metal legends Helloween are officially playing Wacken Open Air Festival, after being confirmed this past weekend. This year’s edition is looking to be an extremely memorable event for the hometown power metal giants.
The German music festival is renowned as one of the largest heavy metal festivals in the world. Avantasia, Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire, Apocalyptica, Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead, Judas Priest, and Children of Bodom, are just a few of the other bands already confirmed for Wacken 2011.
Wacken Open Air festival began back in 1990 and has grown to become one of heavy metal’s largest and most respected festivals. It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in northern Germany. During the 3 day festival concert goers typically camp on the grounds of the festival and revel in an aural assault from more than 70 bands from around the world.
Helloween’s latest album “7 Sinners” was released October 31st, 2010.Add to My Radar
Musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer, Rob Zombie, has been confirmed for next summer’s “Sweden Rock Festival” taking place June 8-11th in Sölvesborg. Rob Zombie joins a lineup that includes Helloween, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Rhapsody of Fire, and Saxon, who will be performing their album “Denim And Leather” in its entirety in order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release.
Rob Zombie has just released the Special Edition of Hellbilly Deluxe 2. The double disc set boasts 3 brand new tracks written and recorded with the current touring line-up, a bonus on-the-road DVD filmed by each member of the band, expanded artwork and more.Add to My Radar
German power metal legends Helloween are streaming their latest album “7 Sinners” in its entirety over at AOL. Click here to listen. The album was released on Halloween in Europe and on Nov. 3rd in the United States.
The band describes ”7 Sinners” as “the fastest, hardest and most melodic piece of work in the band’s history.”
Helloween is scheduled to hit the road for a European tour a few weeks after the release of the album.Add to My Radar
Power metal legends Helloween have released the full track listing for their upcoming album “7 Sinners.” The 13th studio album for the band will have 13 tracks. It is scheduled for release on Halloween. The band is describing “7 Sinners” as “the fastest, hardest and most melodic piece of work in the band’s history.”
Helloween is scheduled to hit the road for a European tour a few weeks after the release of the album.
For the full track listing click here.Add to My Radar
The tour will see the bands travel all over Europe, but unfortunately no North American dates are scheduled. Stratovarius is set to take the stage for one hour each night prior to Helloween coming on. Helloween frontman Andy Deris said that this tour will be a “power metal party.” You can check the dates for the first leg of the tour here and if you’re around any of these areas, this tour is definitely a “can’t miss.”
Helloween last released Unarmed – Best Of 25th Anniversary album on April 13th, 2010 via Sony & THE END Records.Add to My Radar
German power metal legends Helloween have announced that they will be releasing their next full length titled 7 Sinners on Halloween.
Although more details aren’t known at this time, the band announced that this album will be their fasted and heaviest effort in years, and will include the best songs out of 20 that were previously recorded in Spain. Stay tuned for more.Add to My Radar
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Escuela Grind is one of the most intense AND fun bands out right now in the extreme metal scene. Anyone who has seen the outfit live knows they put on a careening and death-defying show, blending elements of many of the heaviest sub genres into a world changing charge. It has been awesome discovering truly fired up and creative acts such as them, Habak or Hostilities this year, giving me hope for the next generation of ass kickers. When I heard Indoctrination I was hooked and feel blessed Escuela Grind were one of the first bands I caught live when shows revved up again. Long may they reign.