December 20, 2021
Photo Credit: Martin Häusler

Released in June 2021, Helloween is THE metal album of 2021 – a milestone fans were waiting decades for. Critics and companions are united in their crystal clear opinion that this is a masterpiece album that will write metal history. The 7 piece metal alliance scored worldwide ten Top 10 chart entries including #1 in Germany and Spain, Top 3 in Austria and Switzerland and an impressive total of seventeen Top 15 rankings all over the world. Fans, journalists and experts agreed: with 12 tracks Helloween manifested an entire metal universe.

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 BODOMALESTORMTANKARD) 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, and 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!”

And if this is not enough, you can expect another highlight: after the release of Seekers Of The Seven Keys, the limited horror-fantasy comic, presenting the band with bizarre and whimsical fantasy combined with a healthy portion of metal, HELLOWEEN and Incendium (a versatile production company with various animations, comics, toys and video games in their roster), announces a series of action figures for collectors, inspired by artwork and lyrics of the band: The Keeper Of The Seven KeysThe Witch and Jack O. Lantern. Figures are available for pre-order and will be shipped in spring 2022.

Helloween

  1. Out For The Glory (7:19)
  2. Fear Of The Fallen (5:39)
  3. Best Time (3:36)
  4. Mass Pollution (4:15)
  5. Angels (4:42)
  6. Rise Without Chains (4:56)
  7. Indestructible (4:43)
  8. Robot King (7:08)
  9. Cyanide (3:29)
  10. Down In The Dumps (6:01)
  11. Orbit (1:05)
  12. Skyfall (12:11)

Digibook & Vinyl Bonus Tracks:

  1. Golden Times (4:48)
  2. Save My Hide (3:11)

Earbook Bonus Tracks:

  1. Golden Times (4:48)
  2. Save My Hide (3:11)
  3. Pumpkins United (6:20)

Helloween United Forces 2022

25.03. NO Oslo – Sentrum Scene *SOLD OUT*
26.03. SE Gothenburg – Partille Arena
28.03. FI Helsinki – Black Box
29.03. EE Tallinn – Noblessneri Valukoda
01.04. DE Bamberg – Brose Arena
02.04. DE Hamburg – Sporthalle
03.04. DE Berlin – Verti Music Hall
04.04. DE Regensburg – Donau-Arena
08.04. ES Madrid – WiZink Center
09.04. ES Barcelona – Sant Jordi Club
11.04. IT Milan – Lorenzini District
12.04. DE Kempten – bigBOX ALLGÄU
13.04. CH Zurich – Samsung Hall
15.04. LU Luxembourg – Rockhal
16.04. NL Tilburg – 013
18.04. PL Katowice – MCK
20.04. BG Sofia – Arena Armeec
22.04. AT Vienna – Gasometer
23.04. CZ Prague – O2 Arena
24.04. SK Zvolen – Ice Stadium
26.04. HU Budapest – Papp László Sportaréna
29.04. DE Bochum – RuhrCongress
30.04. DE Stuttgart – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
01.05. DE Frankfurt – Jahrhunderthalle
04.05. UK Manchester – Manchester Academy
05.05. UK London – Brixton Academy

19.05. RU St. Petersburg – A2
21.05. RU Moscow – Adrenaline Stadium
23.05. FR Lyon – Le Transbordeur
25.05. FR Paris – Olympia

23.06. FR Clisson – Hellfest
28.08. CH Aarburg – Riverside Open Air


Photo: Franz Schepers

HELLOWEEN is:

Michael Kiske | vocals
Andi Deris | vocals
Kai Hansen | guitar, vocals
Michael Weikath | guitar
Sascha Gerstner | guitar
Markus Grosskopf | bass
Daniel Löble | drums


HELLOWEEN online:

Official Website