Origin: Germany
Genres: Power Metal
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Helloween  


One of the "big four" of 80's German power metal bands (alongside Grave Digger, Running Wild, and Rage), Helloween might just be the most influential of them all, as their works such as Walls Of Jericho and the two Keeper albums proving to be a prime reference point for any number of European speed/power metal bands over the last two decades. With the exception of a dip during the Pink Bubbles/ Chameleon era (neither of which received much critical acclaim, nor the usual fan interest), the career of the pumpkinheads has been steady and solid almost from the beginning, with their fan base still strong 20 years after their debut album.

Current Members

Andi Deris

vocals (Pink Cream 69)

Sascha Gerstner

guitars (Freedom Call)

Michael Weikath

guitars

Markus Grosskopf

bass (Avantasia)

Daniel Loeble

drums (Rawhead Rexx)

Former Members/Guests

Michael Kiske

vocals (Revolution Renaissance, Unisonic)

Kai Hansen

guitars/vocals (Gamma Ray, Iron Savior, Unisonic)

Roland Grapow

guitars (Masterplan)

Ingo Schwichtenberg

drums RIP: March 8, 1995, suicide, age 29

Uli Kusch

drums (Beautiful Sin, Gamma Ray, Holy Moses, Mekong Delta, Masterplan, Ride The Sky, Sinner, Symfonia)

Mikkey Dee (Michael Delaouglou) (guest)

drums (King Diamond, Motorhead)

Mark Cross

drums (At Vance, Firewind, Metalium, Nightfall, Winters Bane)


Discography



(EP) Helloween 
1985 Noise
  1. Starlight
  2. Murderer
  3. Warrior
  4. Victim Of Fate
  5. Cry For Freedom
  • Kai Hansen
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Ingo Schwichtenberg




Walls Of Jericho 
1985 Noise
  1. Walls Of Jericho
  2. Ride The Sky
  3. Reptile
  4. Guardians
  5. Phantoms Of Death
  6. Metal invaders
  7. Gorgar
  8. Heavy Metal (Is The Law)
  9. How Many Tears
  • Kai Hansen
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Ingo Schwichtenberg
1985 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I 
1987 Noise
  1. Initiation
  2. I'm Alive
  3. A Little Time
  4. Twilight Of The Gods
  5. A Tale That Wasn't Right
  6. Future World
  7. Halloween
  8. Follow The Sign
  • Michael Kiske
  • Kai Hansen
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Ingo Schwichtenberg
1987 Internet Top Ten album




Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II 
1988 Noise
  1. Invitation
  2. Eagle Fly Free
  3. You Always Walk Alone
  4. Rise And Fall
  5. Dr. Stein
  6. We Got The Right
  7. Save Us
  8. March Of Time
  9. I Want Out
  10. Keeper Of The Seven Keys
  • Michael Kiske
  • Kai Hansen
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Ingo Schwichtenberg
1988 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth 



Live In The U.K. 
1989 Noise
  1. A Little Time
  2. Dr. Stein
  3. Future World
  4. Rise And Fall
  5. We Got The Right
  6. I Want Out
  7. How Many Tears
  • Michael Kiske
  • Kai Hansen
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Ingo Schwichtenberg




Pink Bubbles Go Ape 
1991 EMI
  1. Pink Bubbles Go Ape
  2. Kids Of The Century
  3. Back On The Streets
  4. Number One
  5. Heavy Metal Hamsters
  6. Goin' Home
  7. Someone's Crying
  8. Mankind
  9. I'm Doin Fine Crazy Man
  10. The Chance
  11. Your Turn
  • Michael Kiske
  • Roland Grapow
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Ingo Schwichtenberg

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Chameleon 
1993 EMI
  1. First Time
  2. When The Sinner
  3. I Don't Wanna Cry No More
  4. Crazy Cat
  5. Giants
  6. Windmill
  7. Revolution Now
  8. In The Night
  9. Music
  10. Step Out Of Hell
  11. I Believe
  12. Longing
  • Michael Kiske
  • Roland Grapow
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Ingo Schwichtenberg

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Master Of The Rings 
1994 Sanctuary
  1. Irritation
  2. Sole Survivor
  3. Where The Rain Grows
  4. Why?
  5. Mr. Ego (Take Me Down)
  6. Perfect Gentleman
  7. The Game Is On
  8. Secret Alibi
  9. Take Me Home
  10. In The Middle Of a Heartbeat
  11. Still We Go
  • Andi Deris
  • Roland Grapow
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Uli Kusch

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Time Of The Oath 
1996 Castle
  1. We Burn
  2. Steel Tormentor
  3. Wake Up The Mountain
  4. Power
  5. Forever And One (Neverland)
  6. Before The War
  7. A Million To One
  8. Anything My Mama Don't Like
  9. Kings Will Be Kings
  10. Mission Motherland
  11. If I Knew
  12. The Time Of The Oath
  13. Still I Don't Know
  14. Take It To The Limit
  • Andi Deris
  • Roland Grapow
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Uli Kusch




High Live 
1996 Castle
  1. We Burn
  2. Wake Up The Mountain
  3. Sole Survivor
  4. The Chance
  5. Why?
  6. Eagle Fly Free
  7. The Time of The Oath
  8. Future World
  9. Dr. Stein
  10. Before The War
  11. Mr Ego (Take Me Down)
  12. Power
  13. Where The Rain Grows
  14. In The Middle Of A Heartbeat
  15. Perfect Gentleman
  16. Steel Tormentor
  • Andi Deris
  • Roland Grapow
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Uli Kusch




Better Than Raw 
1998 Castle
  1. Deliberately Limited Preliminary Prelude In Z
  2. Push
  3. Falling Higher
  4. Hey Lord!
  5. Don't Spit On My Mind
  6. Revelation
  7. Time
  8. I Can
  9. A Handful Of Pain
  10. Lavdate Dominvm
  11. Back On The Ground
  12. Midnight Sun
  • Andi Deris
  • Roland Grapow
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Uli Kusch
1998 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Metal Jukebox 
1999 Sanctuary
  1. He's a Woman She's a Man
  2. Locomotive Breath
  3. Lay All Your Love On Me
  4. Space Oddity
  5. From Out Of Nowhere
  6. All My Loving
  7. Hocus Pocus
  8. Faith Healer
  9. Juggernaut
  10. White Room
  11. Mexican
  12. Rat Bat Blue
  • Andi Deris
  • Roland Grapow
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Uli Kusch

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Dark Ride 
2000 Sanctuary
  1. Behind The Portal (Intro)
  2. Mr. Torture (Kusch)
  3. All Over The Nations
  4. Escalation666
  5. Mirror Mirror
  6. If I Could Fly
  7. Salvation
  8. The Departed/The Sun Is Going Down
  9. I Live For Your Pain
  10. We Damn The Night
  11. Immortal
  12. The Dark Ride
  13. Madness of The Crowds (Japanese bonus track)
  • Andi Deris
  • Roland Grapow
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Uli Kusch
2000 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Pumpkin Video 
2000




Treasure Chest  COMPILATION
2002 Sanctuary
  1. Mr. Torture
  2. I Can
  3. Power
  4. Where The Rain Grows
  5. Eagle Fly Free
  6. Future World
  7. Metal Invaders
  8. Murderer
  9. Starlight
  10. How Many Tears
  11. Ride The Sky
  12. Halloween
  13. A Little Time
  14. A Tale That Wasn't Right
  15. I Want Out
  16. Keeper of The Seven Keys
  17. Dr. Stein
  18. The Chance
  19. Windmill
  20. Sole Survivor
  21. Perfect Gentleman
  22. In The Middle of a Heartbeat
  23. Kings Will Be Kings
  24. Time Of The Oath
  25. Forever & One
  26. Midnight Sun
  27. Mr. Ego
  28. Immortal
  29. Mirror Mirror
  30. Shit & Lobster (3CD bonus track)
  31. Oriental Journey (3CD bonus track)
  32. I don't care, you don't care (3CD bonus track)
  33. Ain't got nothin' better (3CD bonus track)
  34. Moshi Moshi-Shiki No Uta (3CD bonus track)
  35. Can't fight your desire (3CD bonus track)
  36. Star Invasion (3CD bonus track)
  37. Silicon Dreams (3CD bonus track)
  38. Grapowski's Malmsuite 1001 (3CD bonus track)
  39. Electric Eye (3CD bonus track)
  40. A Game we shouldn't Play (3CD bonus track)

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



High Live 
2002




Rabbit Don't Come Easy 
2003 Sanctuary
  1. Just A Little Sign
  2. Open Your Life
  3. The Tune
  4. Never Be A Star
  5. Liar
  6. Sun For The World
  7. Don't Stop Being Crazy
  8. Do You Feel Good
  9. Hell Was Made In Heaven
  10. Back Against The Wall
  11. Listen To The Flies
  12. Nothing To Say
  • Andi Deris
  • Sascha Gerstner
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Mikkey Dee

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Hellish Videos 
2005 Sanctuary




Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy 
2005 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. The King For A 1000 Years
  2. The Invisible Man
  3. Born On Judgment Day
  4. Pleasure Drone
  5. Mrs. God
  6. Silent Rain
  7. Occasion Avenue
  8. Light The Universe
  9. Do You Know What You're Fighting For?
  10. Come Alive
  11. Shade In The Shadow
  12. Get It Up
  13. My Life For One More Day
  • Andi Deris
  • Sascha Gerstner
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Daniel Loeble




Live In Sao Paulo 
2007 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Intro
  2. The King For A 1000 Years
  3. Eagle Fly Free
  4. Hell Was Made In Heaven
  5. Keeper Of The Seven Keys
  6. A Tale That Wasn't Right
  7. Mr. Torture
  8. If I Could Fly
  9. Power
  10. Future World
  11. The Invisible Man
  12. Mrs. God
  13. I Want Out
  14. Dr. Stein
  15. Occasion Avenue
  16. Halloween
  • Andi Deris
  • Sascha Gerstner
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Daniel Loeble

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal 



Live On Three Continents 
2007 Steamhammer/SPV

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Gambling With The Devil 
2007 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Crack The Riddle (Intro)
  2. Kill It
  3. The Saints
  4. As Long As I Fall
  5. Paint A New World
  6. Final Fortune
  7. The Bells Of The Seven Hells
  8. Fallen To Pieces
  9. I.M.E.
  10. Can Do It
  11. Dreambound
  12. Heaven Tells No Lies
  • Andi Deris
  • Sascha Gerstner
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Daniel Loeble

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Unarmed - 25th Anniversary Album  COMPILATION
2009 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Dr. Stein
  2. Future World
  3. If I Could Fly
  4. Where The Rain Grows
  5. The Keeperīs Trilogy (Halloween, Keeper of The Seven Keys & King Of 1000 Years)
  6. Eagle Fly Free
  7. Perfect Gentleman
  8. Forever & One
  9. I Want Out
  10. Fallen To Pieces
  11. A Tale That wasn`t Right




7 Sinners 
2010 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Elegy
  2. Above
  3. Miasma
  4. Sunderance
  5. Core Relations
  6. Below
  7. Valley of Smoke
  8. Past Tense
  • Andi Deris
  • Sascha Gerstner
  • Michael Weikath
  • Markus Grosskopf
  • Daniel Loeble

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Straight Out Of Hell 
2013 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Nabataea ()
  2. World Of War ()
  3. Live Now! ()
  4. Far From The Stars ()
  5. Burning Sun ()
  6. Waiting For The Thunder ()
  7. Hold Me In Your Arms ()
  8. Wanna Be God ()
  9. Straight Out Of Hell ()
  10. Asshole ()
  11. Years ()
  12. Make Fire Catch The Fly ()
  13. Church Breaks Down ()


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