SKYFALL OUT NOW + VIDEO PREMIERE
THE SINGLE HAS LANDED! "Skyfall", the first track from Helloween’s upcoming and self-titled album is now available for streaming and in various CD and vinyl formats! Go check it out! We’re so excited to hear your reactions!
Written by Kai Hansen, "Skyfall" is a storming more-than-7-minute ride into the Helloween universe (and beyond!) The epic track describes an alien landing on earth and a dramatic chase while Michael Kiske, Andi Deris and Kai Hansen duel each other in a breathtaking manner and create a vocal broadband adventure. Produced by Martin Häusler, it is the most elaborate video clip in the history of the band.
SOMETHING BIG IS COMING!
kick off pre-order for new single 'Skyfall'
The PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR led us through 32 countries on three continents, was titled by the press THE TOUR OF THE YEAR and was attended by more than one million fans.
We want to express our gratitude to each one of you for making this unforgettable experience possible for us!
And yes, we tasted blood, saw thousands of happy faces, heard your »please stay together!« wishes and understood:
there is no way back – the future of HELLOWEEN needs to be written in unity!
Our first new album in the Pumpkins United line-up will be released in summer 2021. On April 2nd, 2021 the spectacular single SKYFALL will be released!
We kicked off the pre-order of our upcoming single "Skyfall", that will be available on CD, digitally and in two different vinyl versions.
Single 1: Vinyl, CD, digital:
'Skyfall' (single edit) + 'Skyfall' (exclusive alternative vocals mix). Both are exclusive single versions and will not be on the album. Around 20 minutes playing time.
Single 2: Vinyl only
'Skyfall' (single edit) + 'Indestructible' (exclusive album track). This is a strictly limited version of the new single with one exclusive album track.
Pre-order the singles here in the format of your choice: http://nblast.de/Helloween-Skyfall
The epic 12 minute track Skyfall, written by Kai, has the long yearned ‚Keeper-Vibe’, but isn’t musically telling the whole story of the album - this has a musical arch spanning every era: from unforgettable times to glorious newer adventures all the way to the upcoming first album of the HELLOWEEN new age. Skyfall tells about an alien landing on earth and a dramatic chase, while Kai, Michael and Andi duel with each other in a breathtaking manner and create a broadband adventure - including a lyric sheet with colored blocks identifying the singers, as well as a video that is formidable. Produced by Martin Häusler, it will be the most elaborate clip in the history of the band, the story to be shown with 3-D animation and having a cinematic look – in these times almost a dinosaur in implementation!
The very first release of the new era proves to be worthy of the occasion: Just like a full album release, different formats, curated and treasured with love and affection will be available – especially for all collectors and super fans: Premium CD as digipak and 12“ Gatefold vinyl in various styles like shape LP and picture disc – black or in combinations orange/transparent, orange/black, green/black marbled, orange/black splatter and red/black splatter.
From the beginning on, this album was very special for us and it´s base was already erected in the studio: using the original drum kit of Ingo Schwichtenberg, the recording was done with the same modulators at the Hamburg HOME studios where back then »Master Of The Rings«, »The Time Of The Oath« and »Better Than Raw« were recorded. Back to the roots and completely analog is the UNITED impact - another great work by long time producer Charlie Bauerfeind and co-producer Dennis Ward before the album traveled to New York and got the final mix in the Valhalla Studios of Ronald Prent.
SKYFALL is the beginning of something big for us – stay healthy and see you very soon!
What is worth waiting for:
UNITED FORCES TOUR 2022
It was already foreseeable: Due to the pandemic, the originally for April/May scheduled HELLOWEEN European tour has to be postponed again. However, this is no reason to hang your head, even more so now: it is getting even more powerful in 2022!
We all have to stick together to stand and endure this agonizing live music gap and because extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary measures, HELLOWEEN invited their friends from HAMMERFALL to join them on their European tour in order to create a tremendous metal-package together. The UNITED FORCES TOUR 2022 called alliance is not only the full HELLOWEEN experience, on top the fans will enjoy fine Swedish steel out of the HAMMERFALL forge. Both bands will have brand-new albums in their luggage and the European fans will be able to listen to the new songs live for the very first time on the UNITED FORCES TOUR 2022. The long–awaited end of the dry spell is in sight - coming with a double dose in March, April and May 2022 as we have to catch up two years of METALPARTY to get cured from a lot of withdrawal symptoms!
Andi Deris: “We are `hammered´ to have our friends from HAMMERFALL with us on tour! Back in 2002 the band produced their album “Crimson Thunder” in my studio in Tenerife and we had a lot of fun back then. This mega- package is delivering the appropriate metal-spectacle to enter the stage with full power! Oscar Dronjak can hardly wait: "We are so ridiculously excited about this! Not only do we get to go out on tour again after two looooooooong years of stage draught, but we get to do it with a band that we love and was a great inspiration to us in forming HAMMERFALL in the first place. The UNITED FORCES TOUR will be something truly special, you can count on that! “
For the dry run up front, HELLOWEEN is releasing their fantastic new album and with the unification of their three vocalists Kiske, Deris & Hansen the album reminiscences to all eras of the band’s history. This already is a sensation in itself, but also HAMMERFALL is ready to release a brand-new record before the tour starts. A great forerunner to get warmed up for the double load of live power with the ultimate UNITED FORCES TOUR 2022. And whoever misses the just announced dates was probably never infected by the metal virus …
Tickets of "UNITED ALIVE PT. II" remain valid!
UNITED FORCES TOUR 2022
25-Mar-2022 NOR Oslo Sentrum Scene
26-Mar-2022 SWE Gothenburg Partille Arena
28-Mar-2022 FIN Helsinki Black Box
29-Mar-2022 EST Tallinn Noblessneri Valukoda
1-Apr-2022 GER Bamberg Brose Arena
2-Apr-2022 GER Hamburg Sporthalle
3-Apr-2022 GER Berlin Verti Music Hall
4-Apr-2022 GER Regensburg Donau Arena
8-Apr-2022 ES Madrid Wizink Center
9-Apr-2022 ES Barcelona St. Jordi Club
11-Apr-2022 IT Milan Lorenzini District
12-Apr-2022 GER Kempten bigBox ALLGÄU
13-Apr-2022 CH Zürich Samsung Hall
15-Apr-2022 LUX Luxemburg Rockhal
16-Apr-2022 NL Tilbourg 013
18-Apr-2022 PL Katovice MCK
20-Apr-2022 BG Sofia Arena Armeec
22-Apr-2022 AT Vienna Gasometer
23-Apr-2022 CZ Prag O2
24-Apr-2022 SK Zvolen Ice Stadium
26-Apr-2022 HU Budapest Papp Laszlo Sportarena
29-Apr-2022 GER Bochum Ruhrcongress
30-Apr-2022 GER Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
1-May-2022 GER Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle
4-May-2022 UK Manchester Manchester Academy
5-May-2022 UK London Brixton Academy
19-May-2022 RU St. Petersburg A2*
21-May-2022 RU Moscow Adrenaline-Stadium*
23-May-2022 FR Lyon Transbordeur*
25-May-2022 FR Paris Olympia*
…to be continued in the rest of the pumpkin world…
ORDER THE ULTIMATE PUMPKIN MADNESS in THE FOLLOWING FORMATS
UNITED ALIVE - DVD/Blu-RAY & United Alive in Madrid - Live-CD/VINYL
OUT OCTOBER 4th!
The PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR with 69 shows in front of more than one million people in 32 countries on three continents ended in December 2018 with a highly emotional finale in Hamburg, where it all began in 1984.
– Unforgettable metal nights that we’d love to experience again and again.
“This amazing journey was one of those ‘magic moments’ words can’t describe – it simply was what we all love most: meet great people, go back in time with our memories, and celebrate the ultimate Helloween party together.” Andi Deris
From October 4, 2019, it finally will be possible: With the release of UNITED ALIVE & UNITED ALIVE IN MADRID you can transport yourselves to the tour anytime, and dive into every detail with hellish tracking shots, breathless close-ups, and an intimate interview. Once again, the artwork was created by Martin Hausler and offers plenty of unreleased live images.
“It wasn’t easy to condense this unbelievable tour adequately and capture how it felt for us – that’s why we had the idea to film the biggest festival gig, the most massive arena show, and the hottest club date.”
The DVD/BLU-RAY nails the tour with recordings from Wacken in front of 75,000 metal heads and 14,000 fans in the Madrid arena – and as a bonus, the show in the Espaço das Américas, gathering 8,000 in São Paulo. Altogether, it offers over three hours of live material in stereo and premium 5.1 surround sound, plus backstage material, tons of surprises, and a very personal band interview about the past, present and future. The LIVE-CD/VINYL presents a whopping 2 hours 20 of pure audio material from the concert in Madrid plus four bonus tracks from the shows in Prague, São Paulo, Wacken, and Santiago de Chile. – There honestly was no way we could’ve fit more on the discs!
THE HELLBOOK IS A SINGULAR TRIBUTE TO THE EUROPEAN METAL GODS. ON 498 PAGES IN THE FORMAT 22X28 CM, THIS TOUR DE FORCE OF SPEED, POWER AND RHYTHM INITIALLY TAKES US BACK TO THE ROOTS. WE WITNESS THEIR MOST IMPORTANT AND RENOWNED MOMENTS, AS WELL AS THEIR DARKEST AND MOST TRAGIC HOURS: THE TRUE STORY OF KAI HANSEN, MICHAEL KISKE, ANDI DERIS, MICHAEL WEIKATH, INGO SCHWICHTENBERG, MARKUS GROSSKOPF, ROLAND GRAPOW, ULI KUSCH, DANI LÖBLE, SASCHA GERSTNER AND OTHER MASTERS IS TOLD FOR THE FIRST TIME OFFICIALLY, AND ACCOMPANIED BY HIGH-QUALITY AND PARTIALLY UNRELEASED LIVE AND BACKSTAGE IMAGES. ACTUALLY, 30 YEARS OF HELLOWEEN ARE THE BEST EXCUSE TO SPILL THEIR BEST KEPT SECRETS AND MOST LEGENDARY ANECDOTES ...
WITH ITS PREMIUM ARTWORK, DESIGNED BY ILLUSTRATORS AND DESIGNERS LIKE THE MYSTERIOUS FREDERICK MOULAERT OR MARCOS MOURA, A 350GR SOFT COVER, AND 150GR GLOSSY PAPER, THE HELLBOOK IS A MUST-HAVE FOR HARDCORE FANS AND A TRUE TREASURE FOR COLLECTORS: THE COMPREHENSIVE AND COMPLETE LEGACY OF A LEGEND, ALIVE AND NECESSARY – AND A COLLAGE OF THEIR DREAMS, DEDICATED TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST GERMAN HEAVY AND HARD ROCK BANDS OF RECENT YEARS. THE ‚HELLOWEEN-BIBLE’ WAS INITIATED BY CARLOS VINCENTE LEON AND DAVID LÓPEZ GÓMEZ FROM SPAIN, WHO PENNED THIS MASTERPIECE WITH BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS BY FANS FOR FANS.