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HELLOWEEN “Straight Out Of Hell” – Releases On January 22nd, In North America > Some Metal Thoughts…

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Helloween - Straight Out Of Hell - promo cover pic!

HELLOWEENStraight Out Of Hell, the fourteenth studio album from HELLOWEEN, will be released on January 18th in Europe and on January 22nd in North America. All HELLOWEEN fans surely can agree, that the days leading up to the release of Straight Out Of Hell are exciting times for certain!

HELLOWEEN are currently posting a track-by-track commentary, on their facebook page, each day leading up to the release of this highly anticipated album! (Check out their facebook link at the bottom of this post). I’m probably not alone in stating: the album cover artwork for Straight Out Of Hell is absolutely kick-ass! That’s Metal! Whoa!

Martin Häusler created the front cover for Straight Out Of Hell; he also created the artwork for 7 Sinners (2010) and Gambling With The Devil (2007) as well.

As pioneers of Power Metal and widely accepted as top-tier Metal legends, HELLOWEEN’s family tree boasts both Kai Hansen (founding member) and Michael Kiske; their vocals and multi-instrumental contributions are revered among the Metal community. In my Metal opinion, HELLOWEEN can truly be labeled as a national treasure of Germany. Metal be thy name.


Straight Out Of Hell – Track Listing:

01. Nabataea

02. World Of War

03. Live Now!

04. Far From The Stars

05. Burning Sun

06. Waiting For The Thunder

07. Hold Me In Your Arms

08. Wanna Be God

09. Straight Out Of Hell

10. Asshole

11. Years

12. Make Fire Catch The Fly

13. Church Breaks Down

Helloween - Straight Out Of Hell - promo banner!


Andi Deris – lead vocalist

Michael Weikath – lead & rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Sascha Gerstner – lead & rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Markus Grosskopf – bass, backing vocals

Dani Löble – drums


For more info on HELLOWEEN, click on the links below!

facebook: Helloween

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Wanna See My “Hell On Wheels Tour 1987” Cassette? Features: Helloween, Armored Saint and Grim Reaper!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HELL ON WHEELS TOUR 1987 – That’s it at the top! That’s my Hell On Wheels Tour 1987 cassette! This (now historical) tour featured: Grim Reaper, Armored Saint and Helloween. Whoa! As you can see, this cassette was a free sampler!. I obtained this old school Metal cassette sometime last Winter, at a thrift store. I paid a ridiculous price of 50 cents (U.S.) for this very cool cassette too. Yes, it plays just fine!

This tour was sponsored by MTV Headbangers Ball; yet there is no print or logo stating this on the cassette. The inside of the cassette jacket is blank. Notice the crack on the cassette tape box? That’s old school man!

Back in 1987, the Hell On Wheels Tour did not pass through the state I was living in; that being the very expensive state of Connecticut. Can’t see ’em all, I guess. Still, it super sucks I never saw this tour.

Here is what the spine of this cassette looks like:

Hell On Wheels Tour 1987 – Track Listing:

Side One:

Hell On Wheels MedleyRock You To Hell / Isolation / Halloween

Grim ReaperNight Of The Vampire

Side Two:

Armored SaintRaising Fear

HelloweenFuture World

Here is what the backside of the cassette tape jacket looks like:

The 3 record label logos printed on this cassette tape jacket are: RCA, Concrete and Chrysalis.


Here are the studio albums that the bands were respectively supporting on this tour:

Stone’s Note: All 3 albums are a MUST for all generations of Metalheads! Metal be thy name!

GRIM REAPER – Rock You To Hell – (1987) RCA

ARMORED SAINT – Raising Fear – (1987) Chrysalis

HELLOWEEN – Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I

(1987) Noise Records


Speaking of Power Metal pioneers HELLOWEEN… their 14th studio album, Straight Out Of Hell, will be released on January 18th, 2013! Whoa! Metal be thy name! Yes, I’m psyched-out about this! Are you?


For more info on all 3 legendary Metal bands featured above:

facebook: Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper





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