Michael Weikath states: "Straight Out Of Hell is the consequent development of the two albums before. The new songs are a continuation of the 7 Sinners directives, only less doom-bound and noticeably more positive. These songs will kick even the laziest listener’s ass.”
The best example of Helloween's ability to think outside the box of metal cliché is the first single, 'Nabataea. The legendary kingdom and its secret capital Petra – hidden behind cliff scenery and only discovered at the beginning of the 20th century – are the origin of many myths and legends. 'Nabataea' is the perfect shape of great music to come and will deliver an epic video clip, yet to be shot.
Apart from the standard album, there will be a limited edition featuring premium packaging and two bonus tracks: 'Another Shot Of Life' and a Hammond version of 'Burning Sun' in memory of DEEP PURPLE’s recently deceased organ player, JON LORD.
Straight Out Of Hell tracklisting:
'World Of War'
'Far From The Stars'
'Waiting For The Thunder'
'Hold Me In Your Arms'
'Wanna Be God'
'Straight Out Of Hell'
'Make Fire Catch The Fly'
'Church Breaks Down'
Limited Edition bonus tracks:
'Another Shot Of Life'
'Burning Sun' (Hammond version) - dedicated to Jon Lord
A previous update from the band states: "The ‘remake’ of the Hellish Rock Tour of 2007/2008 is taking shape. The bookers are working at full blast and can already announce the first dates of the upcoming world tour under the colors of Hellish Rock Part II."
Confirmed Hellish Rock Part II tour dates with GAMMA RAY include:
21 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Sport Hall
22 - Prague, Czech Republic - Tesla Aréna
23 - Zlín, Czech Republic - Hala Euronics
24 - Brezno, Slovakia - Sport Hall
26 - Krakow, Poland - Studio
27 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
29 - Helsinki, Finland - The Circus
30 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
31 - Oulu, Finland - Teatria
2 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
4 - Stockholm, Sweden - Arenan
5 - Karlstad, Sweden - Nöjesfabriken
6 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Lisebergshallen
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