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Balm
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07 Joulu 2017, 22:03

Jussi kirjoitti:sen piti muistaakseni tosin olla demoversio mutta sitä ei löytynyt ennen 2006 reissue-sarjaa ja Chameleonin sitä versiota.
Ei, vaan suunnittelivat Andin laulaman version julkaisemista, mutta alkuperäisiä studioraitoja ei löytynyt ja toisaalta bändin kokoonpano ei ollut vielä täysi, joten eivät äänittäneet instrumentteja uusiksikaan.


Sabbathman
Viestit: 4754
Liittynyt: 03 Joulu 2009, 04:40
Paikkakunta: Seinäjoki

08 Joulu 2017, 00:02

Helloween-vaihde jäi päälle keikan myötä, klassikoiden tykitystä on jatkunut pitkin viikkoa...On tämä vaan mahtava bändi ja se on tietenkin loistavaa että tulevaisuudessa on tiedossa lisää keikkoja, näkymää mahdolliselle uudelle levyllekin ja tietenkin livejulkaisua suunnitteilla...Helloweenin reunion on nyt kokonaisuutena parasta sitten Priestin ja Sabbathin vastaavien!
MICHAEL WEIKATH On Possible HELLOWEEN Reunion Studio Album: 'We Wouldn't Want It To Be Half-Baked In Any Way'

December 7, 2017

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/michae ... n-any-way/

Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, conducted an interview with guitarists Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN prior to their November 25 show at Tipsport Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. The show is part of the band's "Pumpkins United" world tour which features former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On having Hansen and Kiske back in HELLOWEEN:

Michael: "It's okay. [Laughs] No, the thing is that on the stage we have, everybody is moving about so vividly, Sascha included. I always got to see when someone is coming [to move out of the way]. That's what happens. The rest is okay. They are having a good time."

On whether the "old spirit" of HELLOWEEN has been recaptured:

Kai: "Yeah, it's there, of course. I feel it when we stand together and play with Markus and Kiske. Yeah, it's so familiar. It's cool."

On Hansen having to learn HELLOWEEN songs he wasn't a part of, which includes material from 1991's "Pink Bubbles Go Ape" and up:

Kai: "Well, I had to re-learn old songs, that's for sure. And, I had to learn the newer stuff that I was not part of when they did it. It was a lot of work, actually, to get everything memorized. Now, I'm pretty safe already."

On who came up with the idea for the band's new single, "Pumpkins United":

Michael: "That was the management [Bottom Row]. They said 'Hey, we need a new song.' When the tour starts, we have to play something to people and whatever and the record company [Nuclear Blast] is asking 'Can you do a single?' And so we did it."

Kai: "It was a good idea, I think. It was nice to do it because it was a challenge, of course, for us too, to say 'Hey, does the old magic still work in some way?' Just as a kind of 'sign' out to the fans and say 'Hey, we're back!"

On whether HELLOWEEN will continue to compose new music with their reunited lineup:

Kai: "Let's do this tour first, that's what we said. Of course, the ideas are there, for sure. But, now we want to focus on doing this. It will go until the end of next year on and off, but I think from the middle of next year we can be more definite about making an album. We'll see."

Michael: "When we did this extra track for the tour, the 'Pumpkins United', it was out of schedule, because we were preparing for the tour. We were rehearsing. Usually we don't do track recordings during a rehearsal. You take your extra time for it. If we're ever going to record something together with everyone, it would certainly take more time than back when we were doing the 'Keeper [Of The Seven Keys]' records because there's more characters, more alpha animals involved. That's okay. It's going to work. It's going to take a lot longer. If we deliver something like that, we wouldn't want it to be half-baked in any way. There's not going to be a fucking filler track…"

Kai: "It better be good."

On whether HELLOWEEN will release a live DVD/Blu-ray of the "Pumpkins United" tour:

Kai: "We're recording a few shows on DVD and at some point, it's going to come out."
Jussi
Viestit: 9440
Liittynyt: 28 Elo 2002, 20:10
Paikkakunta: Oulu (Rollo)

08 Joulu 2017, 18:48

Balm kirjoitti:
Jussi kirjoitti:sen piti muistaakseni tosin olla demoversio mutta sitä ei löytynyt ennen 2006 reissue-sarjaa ja Chameleonin sitä versiota.
Ei, vaan suunnittelivat Andin laulaman version julkaisemista, mutta alkuperäisiä studioraitoja ei löytynyt ja toisaalta bändin kokoonpano ei ollut vielä täysi, joten eivät äänittäneet instrumentteja uusiksikaan.
Jeps, näinhän se olikin; joko tuo '06 kaivettu demo sotki muistikuvat tai sitten ne sekoilut mitä siellä oli joidenkin vanhempien biisien (Starlight ym.) versioiden käytössä. Jotain muistan Weikin sanoneen että olisivat halunneet joitain niistä tyystin toisin, mitä kokikselle sitten päätyi?

edit: Tuosta vielä viikontakaisiin tunnelmiin yhden huikeimman kohokohdan myötä (vaikka Kiske kämmiikin bridgen sanat :) ); tällä häiskällä oli hyviä videoita jos enemmänkin kaipaa:
[youtube]S0aouq0bO8Q[/youtube]
Archon
Viestit: 149
Liittynyt: 29 Touko 2009, 13:56

12 Joulu 2017, 10:59

Spacecake kirjoitti:
WildFire kirjoitti:Ihme mielipiteitä teillä.
Näin on.

Tosta Dark Ridesta tuli mieleen tämä Weikin lyhyt haastattelu. Viittaako kenties Kuschiin tuossa, koska Grapowin kanssa pystyi jo lähtemään kaljallekin. Syynä Ulin potkuille tuskin oli se, että kirjoitti tuohon aikaan parempia kappaleita kuin Weiki itse :P Muistanpa em. herrojen fudujen jälkeen ajatelleeni, että taisi Helloweenin ura olla taputeltu, mutta onneksi olin väärässä.
Kusch tuli itsellä ensimmäisenä mieleen. Schwarzmann ymmärtääkseni erosi hyvässä hengessä ja eikös Mark Crossin Helloween-ura kaatunut mononukleoosiin? Mutta Kuschin erottamisen syyksi on mainittu rahariidat ja musiikilliset erimielisyydet.

Mitä tulee Dark Riden biiseihin, minulle maistuu kaikki muut paitsi Mirror, Mirror. Aika väsynyt ralli. Ihmettelin kun valittiin Treasure Chest -kokoelmalle. :D
THEM
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Liittynyt: 23 Elo 2002, 17:26
Paikkakunta: Oulu

14 Joulu 2017, 18:41

Jussi kirjoitti:^ olin jo ekan lauseen jälkeen kysymässä, onko krediitit olleet jossain?
Nyt on valkoista sinisellä: music & lyrics written by Hansen, Deris, Weikath.
Vähän jo vanhaa infoa, mutta oli mukava saada kopla selville. Mulla meni hansu ja derssi oikein :partee:
Toxic Enema
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14 Joulu 2017, 19:35

Kukahan varasti Hammerfallin Glory to the Braven kertosäkeen.
THEM
Viestit: 294
Liittynyt: 23 Elo 2002, 17:26
Paikkakunta: Oulu

14 Joulu 2017, 21:22

Toxic Enema kirjoitti:Kukahan varasti Hammerfallin Glory to the Braven kertosäkeen.
Sen teki THE most brave.
Esanssi
Imperiumi Crew
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Liittynyt: 05 Marras 2005, 21:37
Paikkakunta: Helsinki, Myllypuro

20 Joulu 2017, 11:05

Archon kirjoitti:
Spacecake kirjoitti:
WildFire kirjoitti:Ihme mielipiteitä teillä.
Näin on.

Tosta Dark Ridesta tuli mieleen tämä Weikin lyhyt haastattelu. Viittaako kenties Kuschiin tuossa, koska Grapowin kanssa pystyi jo lähtemään kaljallekin. Syynä Ulin potkuille tuskin oli se, että kirjoitti tuohon aikaan parempia kappaleita kuin Weiki itse :P Muistanpa em. herrojen fudujen jälkeen ajatelleeni, että taisi Helloweenin ura olla taputeltu, mutta onneksi olin väärässä.
Kusch tuli itsellä ensimmäisenä mieleen. Schwarzmann ymmärtääkseni erosi hyvässä hengessä ja eikös Mark Crossin Helloween-ura kaatunut mononukleoosiin? Mutta Kuschin erottamisen syyksi on mainittu rahariidat ja musiikilliset erimielisyydet.
Crossilla oli tosiaan terveysongelmia ja Scwarzmannin vahvuus rumpalina oli enemmän Accept-tyylisessä tanakassa soitossa. Eagle Fly Freet yms. oli vähän liian nopeita kaverilla soitettavaksi.

Näin muistelisin.
heraklos
Viestit: 1587
Liittynyt: 22 Maalis 2004, 19:37
Paikkakunta: Tampere, Hervanta

20 Joulu 2017, 21:08

^ Niin ja tuohon aikaan Schwarzmann kärsi nivustyrästä.
Toxic Enema
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04 Helmi 2018, 10:28

http://www.imperiumi.net/index.php?act=albums&id=18653 Mielipiteethän ovat kuin p***ereikiä, eli jokaisella on omansa, mutta itse olen totaalisesti eri mieltä XXX-levyn kehnoudesta. Myös tämä live-levy ansaitsee vähintään kasin.
Jussi
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Liittynyt: 28 Elo 2002, 20:10
Paikkakunta: Oulu (Rollo)

17 Maalis 2018, 13:40

^ aika samoilla linjoilla.

Nyt oli japanissa otettu Pumpkins United ensi kertaa soittoon; toinen ja ainoa muutos taisi olla tuo March Of Time korvaamassa I'm Alivea; parempi niin! Ensimmäinen kerta tälle kiertueelle ja kokoonpanolle MOT:n kanssa samalla, 2016 viimeksi Helloween soittanut.

[youtube]RaUmHTfjl_A[/youtube]
Viimeksi muokannut Jussi, 18 Maalis 2018, 15:41. Yhteensä muokattu 1 kertaa.
Koskenkorvasieni
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18 Maalis 2018, 12:02

[youtube]pxLUVv9mslE[/youtube]

Kiske on paljon paremmassa vedossa nyt, kuin euroopan kiertueella syksyllä.
Jussi
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Liittynyt: 28 Elo 2002, 20:10
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18 Maalis 2018, 17:07

Jeps, kun ei ole sairaana. Tuota klassikkoa olisi kaivannut jo ekalle legille mukaan, ei sopinut viime vuosina sitten pätkääkään Andille kyllä, vaikka on omia ikisuosikkeja bändiltä. Deristä haastateltu:
Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with frontman Andi Deris of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which features former HELLOWEEN members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar, vocals) alongside Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On the first leg of the "Pumpkins United" tour:

Andi: "It was quite a surprise, actually. To be honest, everybody thought about having not that much people in the concert halls. That was the fear from the beginning on, but since it's that many people, nobody recognized. I would say personally and I've spoken nearly every day with my guys, with my band fellows, I think, yeah, it seems like a dream because you just don't realize why and how many people that are actually appearing at the concerts. It was in Mexico City, we had like two shows of 12,000 in the concert hall. In Madrid, which was one of the last shows we did on the European leg, there were like 14,000 people in one of the concert halls. So, yeah, it's a dream come true."

On sharing the stage with Kiske, whom Deris originally replaced in 1994:

Andi: "First of all, he was visiting here for three weeks at the Canary Islands and I showed him around. We got very close. He's a person who I really, really like. He's a person you can talk with. He always has some interesting theme or subject to talk or discuss about. Even on tour, it's very important because it's never getting boring — you always have something to talk about. Being able to get to know that guy privately was very important because when we finally hit the stage, he was not a stranger to me anymore. I knew this could become a good friendship for the future and the next years, he will definitely be a part of my life, even in HELLOWEEN or not. I know sooner or later, he wants to buy a nice house over here in Tenerife Island, so he may become a neighbor. That's probably the reason…you don't need to act onstage. He's a good friend of mine, which I never expected, to be honest. Yeah, that's how life works. Suddenly, it shifts, whether you've been scared in the beginning. We had lots of talks. He was scared of me, I was scared of him. At the end of the day, it turned out that it fits, it fits very much."

On whether HELLOWEEN will possibly record an EP or full-length album with the "Pumpkins United" lineup:

Andi: "We certainly have lots and lots of talks. This summer, if the chemistry goes on like this, then everything is possible. After recording that particular 'Pumpkins United' song, we realized that it's easy working together. But then again, you know, when you meet musicians, I think musicians understand themselves without hassle, without problems. A musician is having a certain language and we are all musicians, so we get along nicely. Yeah, it was a great experience to finally finish a song together with Hansen. Sure, I'm used to writing songs with Weiki, but with Kai Hansen, it was the first time. Yeah, it was no problem at all, as if we would have worked together for decades already. So, I could see an upcoming album for the future. If the chemistry stays the way it is now, I definitely would say 99 percent yes, we're going for it."

On the last 20 years of HELLOWEEN:

Andi: "Strangely, I would say that there is not so much that has changed for our band. HELLOWEEN has always been there. Fortunately, we had a great comeback over here in Europe and Asia [in 1994]. We've made a great living, actually, and had no ups and downs like so many other bands, even my idols. You just mentioned JUDAS PRIEST for example, when the lead singer goes out of the band and the follow-up singer [Tim 'Ripper' Owens], for me, he was a great singer, but he did not have the personality to lead the band, so everybody was happy when Rob Halford went back. Me, I was happy when Rob went back. Same for IRON MAIDEN. There were so many bands. Everything seemed to break apart and everybody wants to try his own way and solo shit left and solo shit right. Nothing really works, not even with a big name like Bruce Dickinson. He didn't sell that much. When he went back to IRON MAIDEN, everything was glorious again. That's what the people expected and hoped for. I think it was mainly the '90s and parts of the next millennium, until 2005, 2006, when finally, everything reunited and everything went back to where it used to be and where it belonged, in my opinion. But we've never been influenced by that. We've been on that happy side to have that success, even with a new singer, myself. We were probably a big exception in the rock world. So, if you talk to me personally, for us, HELLOWEEN, nothing has changed that much. We always had fun. The good thing is the chemistry inside: Weiki, Markus, myself, Sascha and now Dani, the last 10, 12 years, it has been super-stable. Everybody likes each other very much. For us, there was never a question to change something. That's probably why we did not actually do a reunited HELLOWEEN without myself or without Sascha. We kept the band as it is and just brought the old rockers back to the band."
Vilhelmus
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Liittynyt: 26 Elo 2002, 08:42

19 Maalis 2018, 22:04

Jussi kirjoitti:Nyt oli otettu Pumpkins United ensi kertaa soittoon; toinen ja ainoa muutos taisi olla tuo March Of Time korvaamassa I'm Alivea; parempi niin!
No "ensimmäiseltä soittokerralta" kyllä kuulostikin, melkoista räpellystä ammattimiehiltä - toisaalta ihan lohduttavaa ettei se sielläkään aina kulje :D
Väinäkhamon
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Liittynyt: 04 Marras 2003, 16:06
Paikkakunta: Ulan Bator

15 Kesä 2018, 17:16

Raportti ja kuvia Tampereen Pumpkins United -iltamista viime viikolta:

http://www.noise.fi/south-park-2018-rap ... natykseen/
Jussi
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Liittynyt: 28 Elo 2002, 20:10
Paikkakunta: Oulu (Rollo)

26 Kesä 2018, 23:22

Hyvä, tai siis parempi jos noin.
HELLOWEEN Is 'Too Lazy' To Start Work On Reunion Studio Album

Germany's Music Interview Corner conducted an interview with guitarists Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN prior to their appearance at the South Park festival in Tampere, Finland. They spoke about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which also features former vocalist Michael Kiske, current vocalist Andi Deris, guitarist Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On how Hansen feels being back in HELLOWEEN:

Kai: "Pretty normal, actually. But, it feels familiar all the time. It's nothing special, actually. It's great."

On the idea for the "Pumpkins United" tour:

Michael: "He [Hansen] had that idea 20 years ago or 25 years ago, or shortly after he left, he said 'We should do something together.'"

Kai: "It wasn't actually shortly after I left. But, at some point, there was this idea to say 'It would be kind of cool in the future at some point to do something together.' Actually, when we played festivals with HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY and we sat in the backstage and had a good time. Yeah, [we thought] it would be cool if we did something together. It was a long, long process until it finally happened, actually. Nobody was really pushing it up until a certain point when we started pushing things. Yeah, that's how it got on the way."

On whether Hansen stayed in close contact with his former HELLOWEEN bandmates after he left in late 1988:

Kai: "No, not close. Not even with GAMMA RAY, I didn't even have close contact all the time. I think it's normal in a band that when you play together for some years, or you stop, or not so much hang out together in private because everyone is going their own way. For a while, you do things together. In the beginning of GAMMA RAY, we used to go out in the evening together. At some point, you stop doing that. It's a normal process because you tour so much and you're hanging on each other all the time, so it's good to have a break from the others."

On recording last year's "Pumpkins United" single:

Kai: "It was fun. It was a bit like time traveling. In the end, it was left for Weiki, me and Andi to really develop it. The others somehow stayed out of it because they relied on us and Andi is a great songwriter and he delivered something really good. Then, we put our heads together and threw all of our ideas together. We sat in hotel rooms and had brainstorming sessions and in the end, it was me who combined all of these ideas and turned them into a song, a song that contains almost everything that each of us had contributed, at least the most important parts."

On whether HELLOWEEN will record new music beyond the "Pumpkins United" single:

Kai: "Good question."

Michael: "The thing is, we all want to procrastinate and put that point into the future as much as we can. We don't really feel like starting with it because it's going to be a lot of work and it's going to take a lot of time and right now, we are kind of comfy with what we are doing, so to say. So, we are not lying. It's very easy to say; we are just too lazy to get started with that."

Kai: "Actually, we have the idea to do something. There's a lot of ideas in the room for what we do next and so on. But, nothing is kind of decided. Nothing is ripe for the decision. We leave that open, kind of. Everybody can speculate and write songs and send them to us. [Laughs]"
Sabbathman
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Liittynyt: 03 Joulu 2009, 04:40
Paikkakunta: Seinäjoki

26 Kesä 2018, 23:55

Hyvä kun ei ole kiirettä. Reunion-rundia nyt ensin, siitä DVD/BR-julkaisukin. Mutta olihan tuo Pumpkins United todella hyvä, joten kyllä uusi studiolevykin kiinnostaa: 10 biisiä, no filler - all killer, kiitos!
Jussi
Viestit: 9440
Liittynyt: 28 Elo 2002, 20:10
Paikkakunta: Oulu (Rollo)

19 Heinä 2018, 17:10

No nyt oli pidempään settiin (kuin mitä Sweden Rockissa ja kuulemma Treellakin) lisätty niitä ruotsissa kaipaamiani 1994 valintoja, joista toinen kyllä kuultiin jo marraskuussa Nordiksella. Pumpkins United myös ensi kertaa omiin korviin näillä kolmella nähdyllä United-keikalla ja siinähän se meni, vaikkei vieläkään ole mikään suursuosikki. Hienoa että kaikki vokalistit olivat nyt terässä :D ilmapalloja lähti taas porukan mukaan tuonne ympäröiviin leireihin :D

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