Tuesday, April 9, 2002 @ 12:59 AM
Germany's Helloween Release Ma
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For Immediate Release:
German Metal Icons Helloween Release 2-CD Anthology
Treasure Chest Through Metal-Is Records On April 9th
Most Comprehensive Collection Of Band's Work Ever Compiled!
Helloween have been among Germany's most successful exports of the last decade and a half, selling gold status records throughout the world. The Hamburg quintet has carved a formidable reputation as a take-no-prisoners live act, winning them die-hard fan followings everywhere, and influencing an entire sub-genre of Heavy Metal music.
Metal-Is Records, a division of the Sanctuary Records Group, is pleased to unveil Treasure Chest, the defining Helloween anthology! This fantastic 29-song compilation illustrates the band's entire career, from the debut EP Helloween through the last studio effort The Dark Ride.
"We intended to pack the capacity of the CDs up to the very limit," explains founding member and lead guitarist Michael Weikath. The 2-CD set clocks in at over 157 minutes of pure Helloween at its very best.
Treasure Chest also features brand new remixes of some of the band's best-known songs, like "Dr. Stein" and "Keeper Of The Seven Keys," by famed producer/engineer Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Halford, Motörhead, Gamma Ray, etc.), and this collection has the honor of being compiled and prepared by members of the band! In addition to the beautiful cover art, the package highlights include many rare photographs of the band going back to their formative years, a detailed 'family tree' of Helloween history, as well as extensive liner notes.
The track listing for this monumental anthology includes:
01. Mr. Torture
02. I Can
04. Where The Rain Grows
05. Eagle Fly Free
06. Future World
07. Metal Invaders
08. Murderer (remix)
09. Starlight (remix)
10. How Many Tears
11. Ride The Sky (remix)
13. A Little Time
14. A Tale That Wasn't Right
15. I Want Out
01. Keeper Of The Seven Keys (remix)
02. Dr. Stein (remix)
03. The Chance
05. Sole Survivor
06. Perfect Gentleman
07. In The Middle Of A Heartbeat
08. Kings Will Be Kings
09. Time Of The Oath
10. Forever & One
11. Midnight Sun
12. Mr. Ego
14. Mirror, Mirror
Later this year, Sanctuary Records Group will be releasing a DVD version of Helloween's High Live performance. Previously, Sanctuary has re-issued the rare albums Pink Bubbles Go Ape and Chameleon, as well as Master Of The Rings, Better Than Raw, Metal Jukebox and special deluxe packaging for The Time Of The Oath and High Live.
Treasure Chest closes yet another exciting chapter in the illustrious history of one of Germany's most beloved Heavy Metal bands, and turns the page to face an exciting future for a true magical presence.