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!
UNITED ALIVE WORLD TOUR PART II
With a heavy heart we herewith announce that we are forced to postpone our UNITED ALIVE PART II European Tour 2020.
Initially scheduled to take place from the end of September until mid of November 2020, we now rescheduled the tour from April to June 2021. Tickets will remain valid, please see the new dates below.
This never seen before pandemic challenges all of us, and we feel the risk of a contamination is still way too high. Besides, the national regulations of the individual countries make the excecution of the tour in its entity very uncertain. A HELLOWEEN concert should be a gathering of all fans having fun, enjoying themselves by celebrating the music we all love. The current situation worldwide does not allow such an unconcerned manner yet."
Andi Deris & Michael Weikath
We also decided to shift the release of our yet untitled new album to early next year. The production is on the home stretch: The mixing, by Ronald Prent in New York, is working to the fullest. Andi Deris: „We are super proud of the result and can´t wait to celebrate the new songs together with our fans live - but we all need to be a bit more patient. Health comes first!“
To shorten the waiting time a bit, we designed a special „Corona shirt“, which we offer at our cost price free of shipping - we hope you like it! Get the shirt here
Please be safe and stay healthy - obeying the rules will get us through these surreal times!
“The social media feedback was overwhelming on all counts. To hear and read: “This was the show of my lifetime” gives you the ultimate kick to offer the fans even more. Let’s go for the next round!“
Looking back to the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR, named by the press the “tour of the year”, everyone still has a big smile on his face. The excitement that swept through the media began with the announcement of the metal-summit´s plan to visit at least 32 countries on three continents - but the reactions were nothing compared to the euphoria of over a million fans at sold-out halls and festivals from west to east. Even if CD, DVD and Blu-Ray present stunning contemporary documents - nobody wants to imagine that this is all there is...
BRAND NEW ALIVE
The Pumpkins United World Tour 2017 - 2019 forged us into a real band – we are all very keen “in recording a new studio album now. Artistically it ´s extremely thrilling“.
UNITED ALIVE WORLD TOUR PART II
It becomes solidified: Immediately following the massive Brazil tour with the Scorpions and Iron Maiden, the PUMPKINS UNITED lineup entered the HOME studios in Hamburg (where everything started in 1984) to work on brand new song material. The same recording console used for albums such as "Master of The Rings", "Time of the Oath" or "Better than Raw" is now being used to record a new legendary STUDIO ALBUM - analogue and deliberately “back to the roots“. With Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen and Dani Löble drumming on Ingo Schwichtenberg’s original drum kit, one thing is for sure: a stronger Helloween-Vibe won’t be possible. With UNITED power, the new album will slam down our door early 2021- produced by Charlie Bauerfeind and Dennis Ward, who are likewise excited about the quality song material they have on offer from the band.
ULTIMATE LIVE ALIVE
“It was already lots of fun to create a show from the variety of records for the first tour . With the new album we are able to top this. Of course,the set will contain our classics again – especially those songs we were not able to play on the first tour“.Markus Grosskopf
It´s official: The UNITED ALIVE WORLD TOUR PART II is coming! The ULTIMATE HELLOWEEN-PARTY will continue and there are a million reasons to attend again: Besides the full speed hit rollercoaster carrying the fans through three decades, the brand new album (yet to be named) will be presented live for the very first time. In April 2021, the legendary UNITED-Lineup will be unleashed again: Stronger, with the new song material and a ton of horsepower – simply the ultimate UNITED ALIVE WORLD TOUR PART II.
16 April 2021 RU St. Petersburg, A2
18 April 2021 RU Moscow, Adrenaline-Stadium
24 April 2021 ES Barcelona, St. Jordi Club
25 April 2021 ES Madrid, Wizink Center
27 April 2021 IT Milan, Lorenzini District
28 April 2021 CH Zurich, Samsung Hall
30 April 2021 DE Hamburg, Sporthalle
01 May 2021 DE Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
03 May 2021 HU Budapest, Papp Laszlo Sportarena
04 May 2021 AT Vienna, Gasometer
05 May 2021 CZ Prague, O2
07 May 2021 PL Katowice, MCK
08 May 2021 SK Zvolen, Ice Stadium
11 May 2021 EE Tallinn, Noblessneri Valukoda
13 May 2021 FI Helsinki, Black Box
15 May 2021 SE Gothenburg, Partille Arena
22 May 2021 UK Manchester, Manchester Academy
23 May 2021 UK London, Brixton Academy
24 May 2021 FR Paris, Olympia
26 May 2021 FR Lyon, Transbordeur
28 May 2021 LU Luxembourg, Rockhal
29 May 2021 DE Bochum, Ruhrcongress
10 June 2021 BG Sofia, Arena Armeec
12 June 2021 GR Athens, Olympic Complex
…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.