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HELLOWEEN – STRAIGHT OUT OF HELL

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HELLOWEEN – STRAIGHT OUT OF HELL

German metallers, Helloween are getting ready to release their fourteenth studio album titled, Straight Out of Hell, this coming January and this is definitely an album you will want to add to your collection. I first became a fan of Helloween back when Keeper Of The Seven Keys albums were released and fell in love with the songs, melodies and dynamics of their music. While the band lineup has changed over the years, they have consistently kept the sound they are well known for.

 

Straight Out Of Hell opens with the track Nabataea which tells the story about the culture of the legendary kingdom, located in today’s Middle Eastern region, where the first real democracy existed over 3000 years ago. The secret Nabataean city, Petra, hidden behind cliff scenery and only discovered at the beginning of the 20th century, is the origin of many myths and legends. Nabataea is the perfect track to open Straight Out of Hell, as it grabs your interest from the very beginning and showcases the different realms of melody that Helloween are famous for and create a perfect balance throughout the album. The ballad Hold Me In Your Arms is catchy, Wanna Be God and Asshole made me laugh because at one point or another, we all know an Asshole in our lives or someone who wants to be more than they are being offered ( I don’t want to be an angel, I wanna be God). The track Burning Sun is dedicated to Deep Purple organist Jon Lord, who passed away this past July from pancreatic cancer. A Hammond organ version of the song will be included as a bonus track on the limited edition pressing of the album.

The album produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (Angra, Hammerfall, Blind Guardian, Saxon) track listing is as follows:

1. Nabataea
2. World of War
3. Live Now!
4. Far From the Stars
5. Burning Sun
6. Waiting for the Thunder
7. Hold Me in Your Arms
8. Wanna Be God
9. Straight Out of Hell
10. Asshole
11. Years
12. Make Fire Catch The Fly
13. Church Breaks Down

Helloween have just finished filming the video for Nabataea and you can preview the track below. For more on the new album and the band, visit their official website or via Facebook and don’t forget to pick up your copy of Straight Out Of Hell.