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HELLOWEEN Drops 3D Road Movie Music Video For ‘Best Time’ Feat. ARCH ENEMY’s ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ

June 2021 noticed the discharge of HELLOWEEN‘s self-titled studio album. Adored by followers and critics alike, the file catapulted straight to the charts, incomes the No. 1 place in Germany and Spain, the Prime 5 of seven nations, and the Prime 15 a number of instances worldwide.

Right now, HELLOWEEN celebrates with followers once more with a video for “Finest Time”. Serving because the occasion music of the album, the monitor has been streamed by way of Spotify greater than 4 million instances. Written by Sascha Gerstner and Andi Deris, the sunny hymn propagates hope and optimism: “Yesterday is historical past, tomorrow is a thriller / I’ll have the most effective time of my life / Sure, I do know I am gonna be alright / I am feeling higher within the neon mild…”

Gerstner elaborates: “I had an ’80s neo-noir vibe in my head. The riff initially was a synth riff, which we organized for guitars later. The wording ‘I’ll have the most effective time of my life’ was fairly spontaneous as a result of I had this robust feeling to depart the previous behind and to grab the day! Andi immediately beloved the concept in addition to the chorus and collectively we created the monitor as it’s now!”

Directed by Martin Häusler, who beforehand dealt with the band’s “Skyfall” video, “Finest Time” is a visually engaging 3D street film that features dwell clips of the band in addition to a cameo look by ARCH ENEMY vocalist Alissa White-Gluz.

White-Gluz feedback: “After taking part in a number of festivals and touring extensively in South America collectively a couple of years again, HELLOWEEN and I made a decision to make a enjoyable video to reminisce in regards to the good instances whereas concurrently planning for a lot of extra!”

HELLOWEEN‘s “Finest Time” vinyl single was launched on Could 20 by way of Atomic Fireplace. Restricted to 2000 copies, the file options terrific ’80s retro art work by cartoonist and HELLOWEEN fan Marcos Moura and is accessible in three colour variants. Moreover the title monitor “Finest Time”, followers get an alternate, unique vocal combine instantly from the desk of HELLOWEEN‘s longtime producer Charlie Bauerfeind.

The duvet art work for “Helloween” was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has beforehand labored with HATEBREED, SOULFLY, TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH and SODOM, amongst others.

The “Pumpkins United” lineup options 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 brand new HELLOWEEN LP was recorded partly on the H.O.M.E. Studios in Hamburg (the place the whole lot began in 1984). The identical recording console used for such HELLOWEEN albums as “Grasp Of The Rings”, “Time Of The Oath” and “Higher Than Uncooked” was utilized to file the band’s new materials. The trouble was blended on the Valhalla Studios of Ronald Prent (IRON MAIDEN, DEF LEPPARD, RAMMSTEIN).

HELLOWEEN‘s new album noticed the legendary German energy metallers going “again to the roots,” with the band recording totally analogue and Löble taking part in the drum package beforehand utilized by HELLOWEEN‘s unique drummer, the late Ingo Schwichtenberg, on the legendary “Keeper Of The Seven Keys” recordings.

The “Pumpkins United” tour marked the primary time Kiske had performed dwell with HELLOWEEN since 1993. Hansen, who departed HELLOWEEN in 1988, had been becoming a member of the band onstage on numerous excursions and pageant appearances all through the years. The set featured a number of duets with Kiske and his substitute, Deris, together with many not often performed songs, together with “Youngsters Of The Century”, “Rise And Fall” and “Livin’ Ain’t No Crime”. Hansen — who fronted HELLOWEEN till late 1986 — sang a medley of a number of early HELLOWEEN classics, together with “Journey The Sky”, “Judas”, “Starlight” and “Heavy Steel (Is The Legislation)”.

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