"OUT FOR THE GLORY“
MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED!
No reason to sit back: with the clip for “OUT FOR THE GLORY“ the next exciting coup is coming as the successful year is ending. "I had an idea for a video where all band members are depicted as dinky, odd noble courtiers and ministers" Michael Weikath explains. „All of us should be floating in the clouds, Deris as a nutty emperor…and after a while more and more details came up and at one point in time we wrote everything down and sent the video concept to the Australian animation team“. Aaron McLoughlin, Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, who has already been involved in several projects with Atomic Fire Records CEO Florian Milz (e.g. for Children Of Bodom, Alestorm, Tankard) mentioned: „When I heard that HELLOWEEN is interested in a collaboration I was totally gobsmacked. The boys are my absolute heroes since I was a teenager and I was sure that my students would love to work on a song by this band.“
And typically HELLOWEEN - the creativity was so outrageous that it was impossible to feature everything in one music video. „Seven and a half minutes might not sound like a lot but in animation terms it is a marathon. We had so much great stuff that the production of “OUT FOR THE GLORY“ was a real challenge. Weiki wanted the video to look as cute as possible and we immediately knew: A legendary band from the other side of the planet wants us to create a medieval epic full of cuteness? You bet!" McLoughlin recollects.
With a bit over 10.000 frames the iconic animation short movie is not only extremely elaborate, but also wicked and spacy, will cause a commotion and hopefully also a lot of fun and enjoyment. As Michael Weikath wishes with a twinkle in his eye: „I now expect that everyone will enjoy this and think it is funny and also that they see the signification!"
The animated music video “OUT FOR THE GLORY“ is celebrating its world premiere on December, 17th 2021 and was implemented by the students of Bachelor of Design (Animation & Interactive Media), RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia .
NEW ALBUM "HELLOWEEN"
ENTERS CHARTS WORLDWIDE!
🎃🚀 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 and the rock charts in the United Kingdom!
THANK YOU, PUMPKINHEADS AROUND THE WORLD!
THE WAIT IS OVER!
Our new album “HELLOWEEN“ is out now!
The album is available as 2CD - Digibook, 1CD - Jewelcase, 3LP - Hologram-Vinyl in Trifold, 2LP - Vinyl in Gatefold (picture vinyl + div. colors), 2LP/2CD - Earbook Edition, 2LP/2CD - Deluxe Boxset (black vinyl and splatter vinyl), Cassette, Digital
Get it or stream it here: HERE
“FEAR OF THE FALLEN“
DIGITAL SINGLE & LYRIC VIDEO RELEASE
HELLOWEEN are back! Their second single "Fear Of The Fallen" is a fast paced, melodic track done the way only lead singer Andi Deris can do it. Taken from the upcoming and self-titled new album "Helloween", released June 18th, 2021 and produced by Charlie Bauerfeind, the song features Deris along with his band mates Michael Kiske, Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen, Markus Grosskopf, Sascha Gerstner and Dani Löble in their prime.
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.
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…
PUMPKINS ON TOUR
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.