Helloween -My God-Given Right dlp [green]


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Double album on green vinyls with gatefold cover and two bonus tracks. Limited 300 copies

Helloween once again cement their title as the founding fathers of German melodic speed metal with their 2015 album, My God-Given Right. The band’s first self-titled EP was released in 1985, making this album a celebratory marker for their impressive 30 year career. My God-Given Right was recorded between October 2014 and February 2015 at the bands very own MiSueno Studio in Tenerife, with long term producer Charlie Bauerfeind handling production and recording duties. According to singer Andi Deris, the band insists on a simple motto: Back to the roots – but with new songs. He continues: More than ever, our fans want to sing and rock out along with us. This simply works best with the use of distinctive choruses and 80-ies hooklines. Guitarist Michael Weikath clarifies: It is not our mission to just relive the 80-ies at all cost – to our own surprise, the whole dynamic of this working concept took on a life of its own. Both The Weik and Deris stress that the album title is self-explanatory: Surely there’ll be haters again that will presume that we have nothing better to do than to keep recycling the past instead of moving on into the 21st century. But such critics have followed us all along and never impressed us. We’ve always had a liberal attitude towards Heavy Metal: to do anything we want – and not follow the directions the know-it-alls would have pushed on us. We remained unfazed and acted out our vision of ‚anything goes in the songwriting process to My God-Given Right because we believe that it is our god-given-right (no pun intended) to do as we please and fulfill our musical vision without any boundaries. This is an album jam-packed full of variety that captures the band’s entire musical spectrum: From the early Speed Metal days in the vein of Helloween and Walls Of Jericho, to the recent, more modern and slightly progressive releases such as 7 Sinners and Straight Out Of Hell. Just like its predecessors, it is an album that dives deep into musical journeys, while at the same time inviting the listener along for the ride. Last, but not least, it is an album worthy of a 30th anniversary celebration that proves that the band, well-rounded in their creative top form and more vital than ever, will continue to influence the Metal-scene around the globe. One wouldn’t expect any less from the Godfathers of Melodic Speed Metal

Track listing:
1. Heroes
2. Battles Won
3. My God-Given Right
4. Stay Crazy
5. Lost In America
6. Russian Roule
7. The Swing Of A Fallen World
8. Like Everybody Else
9. Creatures In Heaven
10. If God Loves Rock n Roll
11. Living On The Edge
12. Claws
13. You Still Of War
14. I Wish I Were There
15. Wicked Game

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Nuclear blast records

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NB 3344-1 / 27361 33441