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HELLOWEEN – HALLOWEEN – METAL REWIND

Helloween-band

L to R (Top to bottom): Markus Grosskopf, Michael Weikath, Ingo Schwichtenberg, Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen

Happy Friday Metalheads!! Hope you had a great week! Even though Halloween was yesterday, let’s keep the spirit alive with a trip back to 1987 to the Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part 1 album by German power metal band, Helloween for the track, Halloween.

The song that appears on the album is over 13 minutes long but was edited down to a little over 5 minutes for the music video which appeared in heavy rotation on MTV. This was the first Helloween album with vocalist Michael Kiske and is considered to be the album that launched Helloween to fame. The lineup for the Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part 1 includes: Michael Kiske – vocals, Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath – guitars, Markus Grosskopf – bass and Ingo Schwichtenberg – drums. Sadly Ingo, who was fired from the band committed suicide in 1995, after years of battling mental illness.

While the band has undergone various lineup changes, they recently performed at Rock and Rio this past October along with former members Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen.

Check out the original video below:

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday and Happy September! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite video. Each week I’ll chose two classic videos and please let me know in the comments below which one you enjoy the most.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite album. Last week it was Savatage – Hall of the Mountain King vs. Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys – Part II.  This was an exceptionally hard choice but my pick came down to:

HELLOWEEN – KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS – PART II

keeperofthesevenkeysii

Here are this week’s video choices:

MOTLEY CRUE – LOOKS THAT KILL

VS.

IRON MAIDEN – WASTED YEARS

I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite album. Each week I’ll chose two classic albums and please let me know in the comments below which one you’d pick.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite album. Last week it was Celtic Frost – To Mega Therion vs. Venom – Black Metal.  This was a really hard choice but my pick came down to:

CELTIC FROST – TO MEGA THERION

celticfrosttomega

Here are this week’s choices:

 

SAVATAGE – HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING

hallofthemountainking

VS.

HELLOWEEN – KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS – PART II

keeperofthesevenkeysii

I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

HELLOWEEN – HALLOWEEN – METAL REWIND

Helloween-band

L to R (Top to bottom): Markus Grosskopf, Michael Weikath, Ingo Schwichtenberg, Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen

Photos courtesy of Wikipedia

Today we take a trip back to 1987 to the Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part 1 album by German power metal band, Helloween for the track, Halloween.

The song that appears on the album is over 13 minutes long but was edited down to a little over 5 minutes for the music video which appeared in heavy rotation on MTV. This was the first Helloween album with vocalist Michael Kiske and is considered to be the album that launched Helloween to fame. The lineup for the Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part 1 includes: Michael Kiske – vocals, Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath – guitars, Markus Grosskopf – bass and Ingo Schwichtenberg – drums. Sadly Ingo, who was fired from the band committed suicide in 1995, after years of battling mental illness.

While the band has undergone various lineup changes, they are currently working on a new album and a tour for 2019, including reuniting with Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen.

Check out the video below: