The new, self-titled album from the reunited and expanded classic lineup of HELLOWEEN has landed in the Top 10 in more than 10 countries.
You can check out the chart positions below.
All chart entries:
Finland: #1 (physical) + #2 (overall)
Sweden: #1 (physical) + #3 (overall)
UK: #1 (rock) + #24 (overall)
France: #5 (physical) + #15 (overall)
Czech Republic: #5
Italy: #5 (physical) + #14 (overall)
Australia: #8 (physical) + 135 (overall)
USA: #58 (Billboard Top Albums) + #3 (Current Hard Music)
The “Pumpkins United” lineup features returning singer Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside frontman Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Daniel Löble.
Produced by Charlie Bauerfeind and Dennis Ward, the new HELLOWEEN LP was recorded in part at the H.O.M.E. Studios in Hamburg (where everything started in 1984). The same recording console used for such HELLOWEEN albums as “Master Of The Rings”, “Time Of The Oath” and “Better Than Raw” was utilized to record the band’s new material. The effort was mixed at the Valhalla Studios of Ronald Prent (IRON MAIDEN, DEF LEPPARD, RAMMSTEIN).
HELLOWEEN’s European “United Alive World Tour Part II”, which was originally scheduled to take place in September and October will now take place next year.
Loaded Radio also recently spoke with HELLOWEEN guitarist Sascha Gerstner about the new album in a talk that can be heard in the player below.