Gamma Ray Teams Up With Helloween

By Elric on 11:04 AM 20 June 2007

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Helloween drummer Dani Loble has re-entered singer Andi Deris' Mi Sueno Studios in Tenerife, Spain to resume the recording sessions for the band's new album with longtime producer Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Saxon). Tentatively titled "Gambling with the Devil", Helloween's 12th studio LP is scheduled for release on Halloween (October 31). A world tour in support of the CD will start mid-November in Europe, to be followed by visits to Southeast Asia, North and South America in the first half of 2008.

As already rumoured during the last couple of weeks, it is now confirmed that Gamma Ray will team up with Helloween on their upcoming European tour! The tour will kick off mid of November this year, and the line up will be completed by 1-2 additional acts.

Apart from very few festival appearances, this will be the first time ever both bands touring together and bears the possibility of Kai Hansen -Gamma Ray leader and ex- Helloween member- entering the stage to jam one or the other classic Helloween-song with his former band mates!

This is going to be a historical event for all Helloween fans, we are looking forward to have Kai and his band on our tour with us” states Helloween guitarist Michael Weikath.

It is also planned –but not confirmed- to expand this promising package to the territories of South East Asia, North and South America.

Helloween's "Keeper of the Seven Keys – The Legacy World Tour 2005/2006 Live on 3 Continents" DVD/CD registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: Germany: #9 (DVD), #58 (CD); Sweden: #9 (DVD); France: #10 (DVD). The film footage comes on a DVD 9 featuring PAL and NTSC versions, the audio formats Dolby Digital 2.0 and Dolby Digital 5.1, and an overall playing time of around 280 minutes. Some tracks feature a special multi-media tool which allows the listener to switch between the different shows. The double CD consists of 12 songs with an overall playing time of almost two hours, including the two bonus tracks, "Occasion Avenue" and "Halloween", recorded in Tokyo and at the Masters of Rock in Vizovice, Czechia. The material was mixed by Charlie Bauerfeind.

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