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Re: Official Helloween thread v. Pumpkins United
« Reply #525 on: February 16, 2017, 08:18:13 AM »
From what Deris said, I would anticipate this being more of a permanent thing. As long as they can pull it off money-wise (having two singers on the payroll can get expensive), I see no reason why they couldn't. Deris' comment about not having to perform the high pitched Kiske songs is hysterical. I think Andi should stick to his own era, honestly. I never cared for him singing Kiske-era tunes anyway.

So if it works out that the tour is successful, and they all get along great, and they attempt writing something together, and that all goes great, then if the money issues get sorted, I'd be pretty happy if this was permanent.
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Re: Official Helloween thread v. Pumpkins United
« Reply #526 on: February 16, 2017, 03:13:16 PM »
I thought Deris was always alright on the Kiske stuff, considering how different his voice is.  I guess time will tell and the developments of this will be interesting.

Being a permanent thing live would be cool, but I think might be more harder to sustain in a studio environment.  Do you make it as jj said earlier, a permanent Allen/Lande style affair, but every album from now on would be like that, which would be a bit weird IMO.

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Re: Official Helloween thread v. Pumpkins United
« Reply #527 on: February 16, 2017, 03:17:45 PM »
I think Helloween has become a little stale the last few releases.  I've bought them all and like them, but I think the band needed to make a change.  I can't imagine any fan wanted Andi out of the band, but by adding Kai/Michael, I can't see them upsetting any of the fanbase, but rather just making more people happy.

I think this is a good final chapter/s for the band.

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Re: Official Helloween thread v. Pumpkins United
« Reply #528 on: February 16, 2017, 03:21:22 PM »
Nicely said Jason.

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Re: Official Helloween thread v. Pumpkins United
« Reply #529 on: February 16, 2017, 03:32:49 PM »
I liked what Mushroomhead did on their last album, so I am optimistic about them doing an album with both.

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Re: Official Helloween thread v. Pumpkins United
« Reply #530 on: March 15, 2017, 10:28:54 AM »
I love the current Helloween line-up and would be disappointed if they booted Deris for Kiske. I love the more progressive songs like Dreambound and Heaven Tells No Lies, but they dont write them like that enough and NEVER play them live.

My ideal situation would be the current line-up with the addition of Kai, and do what Maiden did. He writes really great stuff like Rebellion In Dreamland and Avalon. which is a style I'd love to hear from the current Helloween. Hell, even older Helloween too. I'v always felt Land of The Free should have been the album Helloween did after Keeper 2. Had that been so, they would have Iron Maiden status, worldwide.

As for this reunion tour. we don't need to hear more of Deris singing Kiske era songs. But Kiske singing Deris material could be awesome.

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Re: Official Helloween thread v. Pumpkins United
« Reply #531 on: March 15, 2017, 10:53:26 AM »
As for this reunion tour. we don't need to hear more of Deris singing Kiske era songs.

From the latest interviews, looks like Deris is the first looking forward to this  ;D

Which Deris songs would you all want to hear from Kiske? I'd say off the top off my head:

Power (but it's his most "classic" song in a sense so he should keep it)
Where the Rain Grows
I Can
Hell was Made in Heaven