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Saturday, October 23, 2010 - New Helloween Album Streaming Online
"7 Sinners", the 13th studio album from German power metallers Helloween, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's Myspace page. The CD will be released in North America on November 9 via The End Records.

"7 Sinners" track listing:

01. Where The Sinners Go
02. Are You Metal?
03. Who is Mr. Madman?
04. Raise The Noise
05. World Of Fantasy
06. Long Live The King
07. The Smile Of The Sun
08. You Stupid Mankind
09. If A Mountain Could Talk
10. The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner
11. My Sacrifice
12. Not Yet Today
13. Far In The Future
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Monday, October 11, 2010 - New Helloween Video Released
The new Helloween video "Are You Metal?" taken from their forthcoming album "7 Sinners" can be viewed at this location.
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Monday, September 13, 2010 - Samples Of New Helloween Album Available
Samples of the new Helloween Album "7 Sinners" have been posted online. You can listen to them here.

"7 Sinners" track listing:

01. Where The Sinners Go
02. Are You Metal?
03. Who is Mr. Madman?
04. Raise The Noise
05. World Of Fantasy
06. Long Live The King
07. The Smile Of The Sun
08. You Stupid Mankind
09. If A Mountain Could Talk
10. The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner
11. My Sacrifice
12. Not Yet Today
13. Far In The Future
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Thursday, July 15, 2010 - Helloween Team Up With Stratovarius For European Tour
After their extremely successful "Hellish Rock" world tour 2007/08, which took Helloween through 40 countries on four continents, the German power metallers will hit the road again in November/December. Three weeks after the release of Helloween's as-yet-untitled new studio album, the band will team up with Finnish melodic metallers Stratovarius for a European tour, dubbed "The 7 Sinners World Tour 2010/11 - European Part I".

Speaking about the tour Helloween's singer Andi Deris said "We had a great package with Gamma Ray last time, and we are very proud to have Stratovarius with us this time.

We look forward to have another power metal party with our fans all over the planet, see you soon!"

The 7 Sinners World Tour 2010/11 - European Part I tour dates:

Nov. 26 - Wien, Austria - Szene
Nov. 27 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Winter Masters of Rock
Nov. 28 - Budapest, Hungary - Petöfi Hall
Dec. 01 - Langen, Germany - Neue Stadthalle
Dec. 02 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo
Dec. 04 - Prestatyn, UK - Hardrock Hell Festival
Dec. 05 - London, UK - The HMV Forum
Dec. 06 - Eindhoven, Netherlands- Effenaar
Dec. 08 - Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet
Dec. 09 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
Dec. 10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Lisebergshallen
Dec. 11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Arenan
Dec. 13 - Tallinn, Estonia - Rock Cafe
Dec. 14 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
Dec. 15 - Helsinki, Finland - House Of Culture
Dec. 17 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
Dec. 18 - Cracow, Poland - Studio
Dec. 19 - Prague, Czech Republic - Mala Sportovni Hala
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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - New Helloween - Dr. Stein Video
Check out the alternative and quite funny Dr. Stein video from Helloween's new 25th Anniversary album Unarmed.

Also check out the album preview here.
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Friday, October 23, 2009 - Helloween - 25th Anniversary News
News from Helloween:

Hello to all Pumpkin Maniacs!

We deeply apologize the weeks of silence - which were weeks of insecurity for us - about the bands European label situation and the release date of the long awaited "UNARMED - Best-Of 25th Anniversary" album.

Thus we are proud to finally announce that we have teamed up with SONY MUSIC in coop. with SPV, to release our upcoming records!

We also want to use this opportunity to welcome the highly motivated team of SONY MUSIC in the world of Helloween and it´s fans!

Release dates of "UNARMED - Best-Of 25th Anniversary":

December 16th, 2009 - Japan & Southeast Asia (JVC/Victor)
January 29th, 2010 - Europe (SONY/SPV)
The release dates for the American continent will be announced soon

"UNARMED - Best-Of 25th Anniversary" is a big 'thank-you' to all our fans, old and new all over the world! Instead of putting together a regular greatest hits compilation featuring our most successful tracks to celebrate this anniversary, we completely rearranged and rerecorded the greatest songs and melodies of our career.
Together with our tried and tested producer, Charlie Bauerfeind, we invited many great musicians to guest on this special record, with the doubtless highlight of having the 70-piece Prague Symphonic Orchestra performing "The Keeper´s Trilogy", a 17 minute medley consisting of the songs "Halloween", "Keeper of the Seven Keys" and "The King for A 1000 Years" - goose bumbs guaranteed!

Here´s a list of all songs we recorded: Dr. Stein * Future World * If I Could Fly * Where The Rain Grows * The Keeper´s Trilogy * Eagle Fly Free * Perfect Gentleman * Forever & One * I Want Out * Falling To Pieces * A Tale That wasn`t Right *

We aren't one of those bands who like to celebrate themselves, we just want to say 'thank you' in our own special way to all of you who have followed us through the past 25 years - to us, this album stands for an official celebration. It was a big challenge & great experience and we had a lot of fun recording our most important tracks in an entirely new 'outfit' and with new arrangements - we hope you like them!

Sincerely yours,

Andi, Michael, Markus, Sascha & Dani
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Sunday, October 12, 2008 - New Helloween video
Helloween's video for "Paint a new world" is online. Check it out here.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - New Helloween video
The new Helloween Video for "As Long As I Fall" is online now at SPV and at YouTube.

The new album "Gambling With The Devil" has the following release dates:

USA: October 23rd
Germany: October 26th
Europe: October 29th

The limited Edition comes in a digipak with a bonus disc.
Posted by: Steen

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Friday, August 24, 2007 - Helloween - "Gambling With The Devil"
Press release from Helloween:

Backed by the impetus of their successful Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy world tour which saw the band perform 93 shows in 34 countries around the globe - impressively documented on the double live DVD Live On 3 Continents -, Helloween are about to release their twelfth studio album, Gambling With The Devil. The new offering is scheduled to arrive at the stores on October 23, 2007 (USA), October 26, 2007 (Germany) and October 29, 2007 (rest of Europe) and will see the five musicians, Andi Deris (vocals), Michael Weikath (guitar), Sascha Gerstner (guitar), Markus Großkopf (bass) and Dani Löble (drums) unleash their full zest and experience. "Some of the numbers were written during the tour. The fans' positive reactions and the great responses to Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy really inspired us. We were rearing to go," Andi Deris describes the extremely positive atmosphere among the band members, adding: "It's been years since I had so much fun composing."

Under the direction of producer Charlie Bauerfeind, Helloween recorded a total of 16 songs at the Mi Sueno studios in Tenerife. Except for two or three tracks, these new compositions are all included on Gambling With The Devil, among them the impressive intro, featuring 'Crack The Riddle', with Biff Byford (Saxon) as a guest speaker. The focal point of this diverse album is a three-part epos consisting of the chapters, 'The Bells Of The Seven Hells', 'Falling To Pieces', and 'I.M.E.', which represent the ambiguous album title that thematically covers all the songs. "At the end of the day, life is a gamble with the devil", Deris explains. The first single release (download only) will be 'As Long As I Fall', supported by a video clip which will be shot in Munich at the end of August. The cover artwork was designed by Martin Häusler (Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy & Live On 3 Continents) again, and the booklet will include a scratch card puzzle, giving fans a chance to win a lucrative prize: a concert ticket for a show during the band's upcoming tour of South America, including flight and accommodation. The album will also be released as a limited edition digipak in a slipcase with a bonus disc incl. 2 unreleased songs, a video and lots of enhanced material).

The 'Hellish Rock' tour of Europe is scheduled to start in mid-November 2007, supported by top act Gamma Ray. Apart from a few festival appearances, this will be the first joint tour by Helloween and Gamma Ray. So here's hoping that Gamma Ray mastermind Kai Hansen, a former Helloween member himself, will join his ex-colleagues in a jam session featuring Helloween classics.

"Hellish Rock 07/08" - Tour dates

Helloween
very special guests: Gamma Ray
support: Axxis*

16.11. HU-Budapest - Petofi Hall
17.11. SER-Belgrad - Hala Sportova
18.11. BUL-Sofia - Winter Palace of Sports
19.11. ROM-Bucharest - Agronomia Sport Hall
21.11. TR-Istanbul - Yeni Melek
23.11. GR-Thesaloniki - Principal
24.11. GR-Athens - Olympic Properties Arena
27.11. I-Rome - Tendastrisce*
28.11. I-Milano - Alcatraz*
29.11. CH-Dietikon - Stadthalle*
01.12. D-Lichtenfels - Stadthalle*
02.12. D-Bremen - Aladin*
04.12. SWE-Gothenburg - Liseberghallen*
06.12. NOR-Oslo - Rockefeller*
07.12. SWE-Lund - Mejeret*
08.12. SWE-Stockholm - Arenan*
10.12. FIN-Tampere - Pakkahuone
11.12. FIN-Helsinki - Kaapelitehdas
14.12. CZ-Plzen - Hala Lokomotiva
15.12. CZ-Zlin - Novesta Venue
16.12. CZ-Pardubice - CEZ Arena
18.12. SK-Kosice - Cassosport Sport Hall
19.12. SK-Bratislava - PKO
21.12. D-Langen - Stadthalle*
22.12. D-Kaufbeuren - All Karthalle*
06.01. F-Paris - Elysee Montmartre*
07.01. NL-Tilburg - 013*
08.01. UK-London - Forum*
10.01. B-Antwerp - Hof Ter Lo*
11.01. D-Tuttlingen - Alte Festhalle*
12.01. D-Karlsruhe - Europahalle*
13.01. D-Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle*
Spain: 15.01. - 20.01.
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Friday, June 15, 2007 - Helloween and Gamma Ray team up for European tour
Gamma Ray have been officially confirmed for the upcoming Helloween European tour. The trek will kick off mid-November and will include one or two additional acts. Apart from very few festival appearances, this will be the first time ever Helloween and Gamma Ray have toured together. In addition, it is extremely likely that Kai Hansen will join his former bandmates for a jam on classic Helloween songs.

Michael Weikath says: "This is going to be a historical event for all Helloween fans. We are looking forward to have Kai and his band on our tour with us."

Plans also exist to take this powerful package to the territories of Southeast Asia, as well as North and South America.
Posted by: Steen

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - Helloween Studio Update
A Studio update from Helloween:

"Drummer Dani Löble has re-entered Andi Deris´ Mi Sueno Studios on Tenerife to start the second part of his recordings for the forthcoming studio album. The working title of the band's 12th studio record is Gambling With The Devil which release is once again scheduled on Halloween the 31st of October. The world tour will start mid of November in Europe, to be followed by South East Asia, North and South America in the first half of 2008 - first dates will be released soon!!"
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Friday, May 11, 2007 - Helloween enter studio
Helloween have entered singer Andi Deris' Mi Sueno Studios on Tenerife to start the recordings for the yet untitled follow up to Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy. Once more, the band has teamed up with long time producer Charlie Bauerfeind. The planned release date on Steamhammer/SPV is scheduled for Halloween-day, October 31st. The world tour will start mid-November in Europe, to be followed by South East Asia, North and South America in the first half of 2008.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - New Helloween video
A video for the new Helloween single 'Light The Universe' can be seen here (Real Video).
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - New Helloween single
On November 13, 2006 (November 10 in Germany) Helloween are to release their latest single ´Light The Universe`, on which they present a spectacular collaboration with Candice Night, partner of Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and singer in his current formation Blackmore´s Night. A duet between Andi Deris and Candice Night, this deeply melodic Helloween anthem with its addictive refrain develops a flair of its own, carried by two of the most charismatic rock voices of our time.

In addition to the single version of ´Light The Universe`, this 4-track Single offers bonus material in the form of an excellent video of said single, directed by Alexander Diezinger (Negative, L'Ame Immortelle, Exilia) at Veldenstein Castle in southern Germany. Plus the track ´Revolution`, penned by bassist Markus Großkopf, recorded for Japan and previously unreleased in Europe, not to mention an appetizer for the coming live album - a stage version of ´If I Could Fly`, recorded in Sao Paulo in March 2006. The long shadow cast by the fantastic song, ´If I Could Fly`, hints at more great things to come soon: Helloween have announced the release in February 2007 of a double live DVD and a double live album available in two versions (standard and limited edition), with tracks recorded in Sofia, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, among others. The furious world tour will reach its finale in Russia and Ukraine in October 2006, with the band concentrating in the new year on preparations for the successor to Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy.
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Friday, November 25, 2005 - Helloween albums to be re-released
Helloween's entire pre-Nuclear Blast catalog will reportedy be reissued via Sanctuary during 2006. The albums will apparently be remastered and will contain bonus tracks, including b-sides and other rarities, the details of which have yet to be revealed.

The following albums will be re-released on January 30, 2006:

"Walls of Jericho" (1985) (double CD)
"Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I" (1987) (single CD)
"Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II" (1988) (double CD)
"Pink Bubbles Go Ape" (1991) (single CD)
Posted by: Steen

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 - New Helloween album details
Helloween's new double album "Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy" is set for a European release on October 31st, 2005. Here is the full tracklisting:

CD 1
01 The King For A 1000 Years 13:54
02 The Invisible Man 07:17
03 Born On Judgment Day 06:14
04 Pleasure Drone 04:08
05 Mrs. God 02:55
06 Silent Rain 04:21

CD 2

01 Occasion Avenue 11:04
02 Light The Universe (feat. Candice Night) 05:00
03 Do You Know What You`re Fighting 4? 04:45
04 Come Alive 03:20
05 Shade In The Shadow 03:24
06 Get It Up 04:13
07 My Life 4 1 More Day 06:51

Check out the album cover here.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - Helloween news
The new Helloween studio album will be titled 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy' and will be released on the 31st of October 2005. The new songs inherit elements that connect to the lyrical concept of the first two highly successful 'Keeper OF The Seven Keys' albums. A renewed team spirit prevailing during pre-production encouraged the band members to hold intense rehearsal room sessions with a fresh inspiration, resulting in the band choosing "Keeper of The Seven Keys - The Legacy" as the title for their new album. The 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy" World Tour 2005/2006', is set for November 18th 2005 and will lead the band around the globe for roughly six months.
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Saturday, May 28, 2005 - New Helloween single
The first single from the yet to be titled new Helloween studio album (release date October 31st) will be called "Mrs. God" (release date July 4th, Southeast Asia July 6th).

Apart from the title track, the single will contain various bonus features such as an exclusive non album track, one album track and the video for "Mrs. God".

Due to a strong positive development of said track during the recording sessions, the band spontaneously decided to favor "Mrs. God" over the previously selected track "Come Alive".

On November 18th, their world tour will kick off in the Czech Republic. Europe will be toured extensively until end of January; in February the band will be playing in Asia, followed by concerts in North and South America from March on.

There are some tourdates already announced. Check em out in the Tour section at the official website.
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Thursday, March 24, 2005 - Helloween single
The new Helloween single will be released July 4th and is entitled 'Come Alive'. The single will include a bonus multimedia promo video clip of the band.
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Sunday, February 13, 2005 - Drummer leaves Helloween
HELLOWEEN and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann have parted ways amicably. The former RUNNING WILD- & U.D.O.-drummer, who played the drums during the pumpkin heads' RABBIT DON`T COME EASY-world tour, will not be playing for the Hamburg based band any longer. During the tour it became apparent to Stefan and to the rest of the members of Helloween that, although things were going extremely well on the human side of things, Stefan and the band did not entirely share the same views musically. Stefan decided to stay to help out the band during their pre-production until a replacement was found.

Dani Löble, highly acclaimed ex-drummer of RAWHEAD REXX turned out to be the perfect man for HELLOWEEN. Dani, an exceptional talent known to many musical insiders, has already finished most of the drum recordings for Helloween´s follow-up album to RABBIT DON`T COME EASY. Helloween-fans can anticipate awe-inspiring loads of double bass madness and the trademark Helloween style of songs and arrangements on their upcoming album.
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Monday, November 3, 2003 - Helloween announce rescheduled European dates
Helloween have announced the rescheduled European dates that were missed last week in order to allow singer Andi Deris additional time to recover from a chest and throat infection.

Nov. 30 - Krakow, POL @ Wisla Hall
Dec. 09 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Amager Bio
Dec. 10 - Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan
Dec. 11 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller
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Sunday, October 26, 2003 - Helloween cancel three live shows
Sadly Helloween have cancelled three shows on their European tour, including the show in Copenhagen. Here is the official statement from the band:

Unfortunately Andi Deris was taken ill on Friday in Berlin. Although he was able to do the show in Berlin he has been diagnosed with a chest and throat infection and is having to take a complete rest. He is taking prescribed medicine and it is hoped he will be fit again in a few days, although we wont know for another 48 hours or so.

Meantime, Helloween has reluctantly been forced to cancel the shows in Krakow (25th), Oslo (27th) and Copenhagen (28th). As it is the weekend it has not been easy to talk to all parties concerned but the band is determined to try and reschedule these dates as soon as time will allow and we will be discussing the possibility of this with local promoters on Monday. We are sorry for the inconvenience this will have caused them.

We want to especially apologise to all our fans and ask them to be patient with us as we try and sort things out. We will be back!
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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - Helloween World Tour
Helloween have announced a world tour, that will begin mid-September. They will play a show in Denmark (Copenhagen) on October 28. For a full list of dates check out this link at BraveWords
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Sunday, March 9, 2003 - Helloween News
The upcoming Helloween album, Rabbit Don't Come Easy due on the 5/5, will be released in a limited edition with a bonustrack.

The tracklist runs as follows:

1. Just A Little Sign
2. Open Your Life
3. The Tune
4. Never Be A Star
5. Liar
6. Sun For The World
7. Don't Stop Being Crazy
8. Do You Feel Good
9. Hell Was Made In Heaven
10. Back Against The Wall
11. Listen To The Fly
12. Nothing To Say

As both the band and the song titles suggests, the album will be in a lighter atmosphere than The Dark Ride. Read more at the official Helloween homepage
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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - The next Helloween album
Helloween are currently mixing their yet-untitled album at Mi Sueno Studio in Teneriffa together with Producer Charlie Bauernfeind. Our spies reported that it's a real back-to-the-roots album! Release date is scheduled for the 5th of May 2003.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - Helloween news
Helloween is said to be nearly done with the prerecording process for its much-anticipated new album at singer Andy Deris' studio, Mi Sueno, in Tenerife, Spain. An early 2003 release is expected...

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Articles on this site

Album Review - The Dark Ride
(Tommy)

Album Review - Rabbit Don´t Come Easy
(Tommy)

Event - Live With Rage, Amager Bio, Copenhagen - 9th December, 2003
(Tommy)

Album Review - Keeper Of The Seven Keys - Part II
(Tommy)

Album Review - Mrs. God (Single)
(Steen)

Album Review - Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy
(Tommy)

Album Review - Walls Of Jericho / Keeper Of The Seven Keys, Parts 1 & 2 / Pink Bubbles Go Ape (Re-issues)
(Brian)

Album Review - Expanded Reissues, Part Two: Chameleon; Master Of The Rings; Time Of The Oath; Better Than Raw.
(Brian)

Album Review - Live In Sao Paulo
(Brian)

Album Review - Gambling With The Devil
(Steen)

Album Review - 7 Sinners
(Brian)



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