HELLOWEEN guitarist Sascha Gerstner joins us this week on the latest edition of The Loaded Radio Podcast. HELLOWEEN will release their much-anticipated 16th studio album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records.
In the interview, Sascha talks in depth about the current state of HELLOWEEN, working with 2 singers and 3 other guitarists, memories of the “Pumpkins United Tour” and tons more.
The cover artwork for “Helloween” was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with HATEBREED, SOULFLY, TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH and SODOM, among others.
The “Pumpkins United” lineup features vocalists Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen alongside 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.
And as always, Loaded Radio’s Johnny Rude joins us live from Las Vegas, NV for the second half to discuss the week in hard rock and metal, including some discussion on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, tour announcements and more.
Tune in below…