Helloween interview (12/2010)


With: Markus Grosskopf
Conducted by: Baz Anderson (in person)
Published: 06.12.2010

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Helloween


Just a week into Helloween's massive European tour supporting their "7 Sinners" album, one of their two dates in the UK sees them at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales. Before the show, I got to have a lengthy talk with Markus about everything from writing songs on the toilet to having a look back through the years at some of the strange and difficult times. Have a look below for the encounter.





Part 1


Part 2




For a review of the days events at Hard Rock Hell, click here.

Thanks to Markus for his time, and all that helped set it up.
Conducted and edited by Barry Anderson.
Recorded by Glenn Searing.



 



Posted on 06.12.2010 by Member of Staff since 2006.


Comments

Comments: 19   Visited by: 264 users
06.12.2010 - 04:55
JÄY
Metal slave
Questions were great... but lets get to the real scoop...YOU GROWIN THAT HAIR BACK ER WHAT?
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06.12.2010 - 05:01
WorpeX
Great interview!
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06.12.2010 - 05:39
Necrodamus
Nice job. It was interesting to hear what he had to say about the band from the older days. I'm lovin the new album.
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06.12.2010 - 05:54
Kratos
Only a few shows planned for North America?
Anyways nice interview, must have been cool to see and talk to Markus in the flesh.
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06.12.2010 - 06:38
bluegreengod
Account deleted
Thank you, sir! I have a newfound respect for Helloween since 7sinners came out and it was really cool to hear this.
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06.12.2010 - 09:56
csiga
Munin
Ty for the questions
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i survived the lake bodom!
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06.12.2010 - 12:47
The Shape 1973
Baz, what are you wearing under the Helloween T-shirt? They look like pajamas.
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06.12.2010 - 17:12
Baz Anderson
Thanks for the comments everyone!
Hahaha yeh, it kind of looks like a pyjama top doesn't it.
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06.12.2010 - 17:12
Bad English
Masterchief
Actualy Scandinavia is not so ''fuck up'' like central Europe and Britan , Nord is calm whit no trafic mess
Nr 7 LOL gate 7

Why was quasten about german band sbe afraid play in UK

LOL I will drink some Bowmore for him and you baz Cheers, but last part about beer was awesome
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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06.12.2010 - 17:15
Angelic Storm
Melodious
"So eh, Markus, are you metal?" I bet from the moment you knew you'd be doing that interview, you were dying to say that to him. hehe

@The Shape: It looks like whatever it is he's wearing under the t-shirt is also something of Helloween... could be wrong though. lol
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06.12.2010 - 17:18
Baz Anderson
Written by Bad English on 06.12.2010 at 17:12

Why was quasten about german band sbe afraid play in UK

Andi said on stage in 2006 he was a bit weary playing in England. So I asked Roland (ex-Helloween) when I interviewed him with Masterplan if there was some reputation, and he told me some stuff.
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06.12.2010 - 17:22
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Baz Anderson on 06.12.2010 at 17:18

Written by Bad English on 06.12.2010 at 17:12

Why was quasten about german band sbe afraid play in UK

Andi said on stage in 2006 he was a bit weary playing in England. So I asked Roland (ex-Helloween) when I interviewed him with Masterplan if there was some reputation, and he told me some stuff.


I see, I dont remeberf this int. I gonna re read it

Well playing in rain, one think what I would hate play muisc, football, watch gig, football when its rains, I hate be out in rain
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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
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06.12.2010 - 19:00
Holy Man
STEEL DEFENDER
Yeah, this is actually a really cool interview. I went ahead and got a hold of the album just to see. He seems real excited about it and I like to see that.
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LIGHT THE FUSE ON THAT VAGINAMITE!!!
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07.12.2010 - 17:42
Guib
Thrash Talker
Nice interview its good to know that the band is still releasing heavier stuff
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09.12.2010 - 01:57
Dangerboner
:D
I think that Markus dude just undressed me with his eyes.
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13.12.2010 - 00:20
Elodie Artour
Slania
Awesome interview, Baz! Great job indeed! Markus seems to be a pretty nice and funny guy.

@Angelic Storm: That was The Question!
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Speak up dear 'cause I cannot hear you...
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23.12.2010 - 09:05
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Cool guy... never been a fan of Helloween, but Markus Grosskopf is great! Great interview. You must have been quite happy doing it.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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08.01.2011 - 15:56
jimmy
New album is awesome. one of the best in their career. hopefully they do a good U.S. tour to support it.
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26.01.2011 - 06:30
jimmy
Markus seems like a really cool guy. like someone you'd like to sit and talk metal with one day. i'm one of the internet users and i'd love to have a beer with him. great band. AMAZING new album. hope they do a good tour of the u.s. (not just NY, LA, BOSTON)
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