Helloween - Releasing DVD In 2019, New Studio Album In 2020

Great news! The reunited classic lineup of German power metallers Helloween including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner has captured "the very best moments" from their "Pumpkins United" world tour and will make the footage and recordings available as a live CD as well as on DVD and Blu-ray in early 2019. Furthermore, there will be a new Helloween studio album featuring Kiske and Hansen. The band will retreat to the studio in 2019 to begin work on the record, which is scheduled to arrive in 2020 via Nuclear Blast.

Helloween will tour North America in September, to be followed by additional dates in Latin America. The final "Pumpkins United" concert of 2018 will take place in Hamburg, Germany, at the Sporthalle on December 22nd.

The band explained: "Among the massive Pumpkins United world tour's absolute open air highlights were, of course, the headliner slots at Wacken, Barcelona's Rock Fest and Masters of Rock - but also the mega gigs with Iron Maiden at Sweden Rock Festival and Florence's Firenze Rocks in June definitely were shows for all eternity.

"For those, who mysteriously missed the tour, goosebumps footage of the Pumpkins United world tour, will be released as a live CD as well as on DVD and Blu-ray beginning of 2019! As of now, the wait until the release can be shortened with a stream of the full Wacken show at Magenta Music 360 right here.

"But here it comes! As we are still indulging in the Wacken encore or preparing for the show in Las Vegas/ USA, those maniacs are already launching the next sensation: For starters, Nuclear Blast has insisted to keep the band on their roster for a few more years, and - double bass drum roll - there'll actually be a brand-new studio album with Kiske and Hansen. When the band around songwriting trio Weikath, Hansen and Deris will be retreating to the studio together with these two exceptional singers in 2019, it's clear that the album scheduled for 2020 will be no less than EPIC. If this news doesn't make you go all dewy, your proper rock baptism might not have happened yet - the rest of us are way over the moon as of now, because: THE Pumpkins United dream continues! Thanks to everyone who has been with us until now!"

Photo: Patricia Patah

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Helloween
Posted: 31.08.2018 by Bad English


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Comments: 11   Visited by: 119 users
31.08.2018 - 16:57
They can, they can, they can make it all again!
31.08.2018 - 17:07
Awesome! Looking forward to it. Nice to see the band has not Fallen to Pieces, that would definitely be a Tale That Wasn't Right.
Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun...
31.08.2018 - 17:51
Metal Invader
31.08.2018 - 18:21
Great Newz!! Hope they play more festivals next year!!! Hellfest?
31.08.2018 - 20:17
Good news! Nice to know that they won't end up like rhapsody of fire.
01.09.2018 - 00:10
Wowwww Kiske and HANSEN!. Cant wait!
I would love to have Kiske, Deris and Hansen singing together in that album.
01.09.2018 - 22:17
The best news in so many time
02.09.2018 - 22:07
Bad English
This is interesting, last few albums were amazing, better as early 90's pop sounding ones, even in some way better as 80's one. Its killer news, we will see
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
03.09.2018 - 23:46
Although I'm ultra happy with this news... I'm also thinking of Kai's stuff with Gamma Ray and the Rayz in general... Are they put on ice or what?
06.09.2018 - 18:23
The Shape 1973
Any new material is going to have to be really good to save an internet mauling. Maybe stick to the nostalgia live stuff.
Greta drives a Lambo
09.09.2018 - 13:09
One of the best shows of the year! Can't wait for the new album since "Pumpkins United" song sounds promising
Life's too short to cry
long enough to try

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