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HELLOWEEN's 30th Anniversary Hellbook Out Now

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, November 2, 2015 @ 12:36 AM


Limited To 777 Copies

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As pioneers of German melodic speed metal, HELLOWEEN are not only one of Germany’s most respected metal exports, but also one of the globally most influential metal bands today. Since 1984, HELLOWEEN have performed at all important festivals such as Rock In Rio or Woodstock in Poland, which they headlined in front of over 500,000 fans. The band played countless world tours, delivered spectacular shows with colleagues such as IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER or OZZY OSBOURNE, released 15 studio and 3 live albums, and sold more than 8 Million records. With 14 gold and 6 platinum awards under their belt, they scored their career’s highest German album entry in 2013 and scored at the US Billboard’s Top 100.

HELLOWEEN are far from running out of steam: Their 30th anniversary sees the publication of their first book, the Hellbook. By this, the pumpkin heads from Hamburg present a long awaited fan item that documents 30 years of metal passion and is the only official reference work of its kind so far.

"For us, this book is highly emotional and evokes a thousand memories. Good moments as well as not so good ones are captured here. Thirty years of HELLOWEEN on almost 500 pages – and no end in sight ..." says bassist Markus Grosskopf.

The Hellbook is a singular tribute to the European metal gods. On 498 pages in the format 22x28cm, this tour de force of speed, power and rhythm initially takes us back to the roots. We witness their most important and renowned moments, as well as their darkest and most tragic hours: The true story of Kai Hansen, Michael Kiske, Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Ingo Schwichtenberg, Markus Grosskopf, Roland Grapow, Uli Kusch, Dani Löble, Sascha Gerstner and other masters is told for the first time officially, and accompanied by high-quality and partially unreleased live and backstage images. Actually, 30 years of HELLOWEEN are the best excuse to spill their best kept secrets and most legendary anecdotes ...

Kai Hansen: "We had great years and a fantastic time, that, looking back, makes the downsides that come with everything big, seem insignificant."

With its premium artwork, designed by illustrators and designers like the mysterious Frederick Moulaert or Marcos Moura, a 350gr soft cover, and 150gr paper, the HELLOWEEN Hellbook is a 2 kg must-have for hardcore fans and a true treasure for collectors: The comprehensive and complete legacy of a legend, alive and necessary – and a collage of their dreams, dedicated to one of the biggest German heavy and hard rock bands of recent years. The "Helloween-Bible" was initiated by Carlos Vincente Leon and David López Gómez from Spain, who penned this masterpiece with blood, sweat and tears by fans for fans.

Andi Deris: "A reference book, even for myself. I’ll probably flick through the pages in 20 years going: 'Really? That’s how it was? Cool!'"

The Deluxe Edition is strictly limited 3 kg heavy weight, manually numbered and personally signed by the band members including Kiske and Hansen. The golden hardcover and high-quality protective cover wrapper printed with UV coating contains 556 pages – 58 pages more that the Hellbook’s standard edition. These 58 pages are the "Hidden Treasures" with copies of originals from the band’s early days: private stories like the first record deal, the development of the logo, pictures from times before HELLOWEEN and much more. The "Hidden Treasures" are printed on 150gr. maxisatin /glossy paper.

Michael Kiske: "I haven’t been dealing with these years for almost two decades now. Looking at all the forgotten pictures now brings back lots of memories; good memories! It's great to have a book like this!"

Those who love the genre know that HELLOWEEN deserve their spot on the pedestal of international metal – and not only those, who don’t know everything about the Godfathers of the genre yet, will love this book. The Hellbook will be exclusively available via www.helloween.org from October 31, 2015 in the standard and deluxe version, which is strictly limited to 777 copies.

Micahel Weikath: "I wonder if this story will ever end. Flipping through the pages, there are many details I didn’t know, didn't realize, or forgot. Here's hoping it will entice and thrill the interested reader – and do some good in unforeseeable ways."

A digital preview is available right HERE.


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