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Re: Official Helloween thread v. Pumpkins United
« Reply #1190 on: April 20, 2020, 05:54:00 AM »
I'll check it!
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« Reply #1191 on: April 20, 2020, 07:18:22 PM »
Andi has the biggest fucking nads in metal.
He has to make up for Weiki only having one.

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« Reply #1192 on: April 22, 2020, 11:19:09 PM »
Andi has the biggest fucking nads in metal.
He has to make up for Weiki only having one.

Wow, that's a good one.

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« Reply #1193 on: April 23, 2020, 05:43:51 AM »
Is that some sort of reference I'm not getting?  :lol

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« Reply #1194 on: April 23, 2020, 02:46:43 PM »
Is that some sort of reference I'm not getting?  :lol

I believe it's an attack on his character.  Most notably firing Roland and Uli by email, plus other things. That's my take on it.

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« Reply #1195 on: April 23, 2020, 03:39:58 PM »
Speaking of Uli, am I the only one who enjoyed his extremely short-lived and super-not-popular-at-all project Ride the Sky? Their debut (only record) New Protection released in '07. Not even remotely like Helloween but has several songs I love to this day on it, and his drums sound great.
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Re: Official Helloween thread v. Pumpkins United
« Reply #1196 on: April 23, 2020, 05:00:03 PM »
Speaking of Uli, am I the only one who enjoyed his extremely short-lived and super-not-popular-at-all project Ride the Sky? Their debut (only record) New Protection released in '07. Not even remotely like Helloween but has several songs I love to this day on it, and his drums sound great.

Never heard of it.
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« Reply #1197 on: April 23, 2020, 05:58:07 PM »
Is that some sort of reference I'm not getting?  :lol

I believe it's an attack on his character.  Most notably firing Roland and Uli by email, plus other things. That's my take on it.

Nah.........Weiki did actually lose a "ball" at some point - can't remember the gory details but I do recall reading it somewhere. 

You just made it worse by saying "that's a good ONE"   :biggrin:
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« Reply #1198 on: April 23, 2020, 05:59:58 PM »
Is that some sort of reference I'm not getting?  :lol

I believe it's an attack on his character.  Most notably firing Roland and Uli by email, plus other things. That's my take on it.

Nah.........Weiki did actually lose a "ball" at some point - can't remember the gory details but I do recall reading it somewhere. 

You just made it worse by saying "that's a good ONE"   :biggrin:

Oh really?!  :lol  I was way off then.  Was reading way more into the comment haha.

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« Reply #1199 on: April 23, 2020, 06:06:41 PM »
Speaking of Uli, am I the only one who enjoyed his extremely short-lived and super-not-popular-at-all project Ride the Sky? Their debut (only record) New Protection released in '07. Not even remotely like Helloween but has several songs I love to this day on it, and his drums sound great.

Yeah, it's not a bad listen.  The title track is amazing though and head and shoulders the best song on the album. Have used that song a couple of times in roulettes.  I love that tune.

The reason for the band only having one album and being shortlived was pretty up front too;

On April 22, 2008 the band stated in their blog on MySpace that they have officially broken up,[4] saying "There was not much media focus and together with a minor support from the record company, we came to the point where it was just not worth the work to even try to complete a second album."

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« Reply #1200 on: April 25, 2020, 02:36:41 AM »
Yes, I was watching an interview with Weiki and he casually mentioned - mid-sentence, while talking about something else - that he'd lost a testicle at one point. I was somewhat baffled / slighty impressed that the interviewer didn't have any follow up questions regarding that piece of information.

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« Reply #1201 on: April 25, 2020, 04:29:55 AM »
Yes, I was watching an interview with Weiki and he casually mentioned - mid-sentence, while talking about something else - that he'd lost a testicle at one point. I was somewhat baffled / slighty impressed that the interviewer didn't have any follow up questions regarding that piece of information.

Good on him for putting the info out there for no reason at all lol.

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« Reply #1202 on: April 25, 2020, 04:46:15 AM »
I'm going to assume it was some weird joke, because I'd rather not google "michael weikath testicke" to check.  :lol
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« Reply #1203 on: April 25, 2020, 09:54:06 AM »
Been on a Helloween binge lately. Wall of Jericho in particular has been getting some spins, after I finally took the time to properly process and recognize that modern editions of the album are literally just the debut EP plus the album itself, rather than vice-versa or whatever. :lol

Gotta say, Kai Hansen sounds like a beast on Jericho. That album sounds like a hybrid between Ride the Lightning era Metallica and 80's era Judas Priest in the best way possible. :metal

And man, it's been a trip to revisit Gambling with the Devil again after all these years. Holds up super well IMO.
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« Reply #1204 on: April 25, 2020, 09:55:03 AM »
And man, it's been a trip to revisit Gambling with the Devil again after all these years. Holds up super well IMO.

Criminally underrated and under represented live. My favorite album with Sasha.
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« Reply #1205 on: April 25, 2020, 10:02:58 AM »
And man, it's been a trip to revisit Gambling with the Devil again after all these years. Holds up super well IMO.

Criminally underrated and under represented live. My favorite album with Sasha.

Yeah, I'd probably agree with you on that. And it's nuts that a lot of this stuff doesn't get play live nowadays.

At the very least, it brought a grin to my face recently when one of the lead actors of TeamFourStar's new online mockumentary series (Unabridged) wore a Gambling with the Devil tour t-shirt all throughout the pilot episode earlier this year. :metal
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« Reply #1206 on: June 02, 2020, 01:40:41 AM »
New album and tour pushed back to 2021! :(

Not surprising, but I was looking forward to hearing some new Helloween music this year.

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« Reply #1207 on: June 02, 2020, 05:18:17 AM »
New album and tour pushed back to 2021! :(

Not surprising, but I was looking forward to hearing some new Helloween music this year.

What a kick in the balls.

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« Reply #1208 on: June 02, 2020, 09:52:45 AM »
Sucks. After my opportunity to see them live in LA fizzled out (one of my biggest musical regrets), I've been crossing my fingers they'd be back and I'd finally get to see them. It won't be the same (I am assuming they'll reduce the songs played from Keeper 1 and Keeper 2, which is what I really want to see), but I was still really excited. Here's hoping for 2021 or 2022 in the U.S.
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Re: Official Helloween thread v. Pumpkins United
« Reply #1209 on: June 02, 2020, 10:06:29 AM »
Jeeze Louise how long is this album going to stay in the oven, you'd think it would've been done and released already
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« Reply #1210 on: June 04, 2020, 01:25:48 AM »
Jeeze Louise how long is this album going to stay in the oven, you'd think it would've been done and released already

The album is done and being mixed right now, if I understood correctly.

I guess they wanted to move the album release forward, to have it release roughly at the same time as the tour starts.

Bummer all the same. :(

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« Reply #1211 on: June 04, 2020, 02:22:50 AM »
Indeed, there was no official announcement about it but I assume that an album being finished now was meant for release in late August, with the tour starting in September. They moved the tour, so they moved the album as well.
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« Reply #1212 on: September 10, 2020, 12:59:10 PM »
Bump!

Music video for a new single is apparently done, so we should expect some new Helloween music pretty soon.

Fingers crossed! :metal
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« Reply #1213 on: September 10, 2020, 01:07:31 PM »
Whoa  :metal

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« Reply #1214 on: September 10, 2020, 01:35:37 PM »
Bump!

Music video for a new single is apparently done, and we should expect some new Helloween music pretty soon.

Fingers crossed! :metal

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Re: Official Helloween thread v. Pumpkins United
« Reply #1215 on: September 10, 2020, 04:21:57 PM »
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« Reply #1216 on: September 10, 2020, 05:26:43 PM »
In the release it says that for the album, Dani used Ingo's Keepers Era drum kit.
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« Reply #1217 on: September 10, 2020, 05:41:42 PM »
In the release it says that for the album, Dani used Ingo's Keepers Era drum kit.

My favorites for Helloween are both of the original Keeper albums easily and Master of the Rings from the Deris era.  Honorable mention for "The Chance" and "Giants" from Pink and Chameleon, but I have very much huge interest in hearing what Kiske and Deris can make together  :metal

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« Reply #1218 on: September 10, 2020, 05:44:15 PM »
Their vibe with each other is so great. I expect that to translate, as it did with Pumpkins United. Hopefully Kai has some lead vocals too.
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« Reply #1219 on: September 11, 2020, 01:22:25 AM »
And to think that in a pandemic free world, the album would be out and I'd see them in concert in a matter of days........
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« Reply #1220 on: September 11, 2020, 06:06:59 AM »
Interested to hear the new remaster of 7 Sinners.  Love the album but the production really really hurts it.

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« Reply #1221 on: September 11, 2020, 07:43:30 AM »
I thought the remastered version wasn't a huge improvement. But still, the album kicks some serious ass.