We had the pleasure to sit down and chat with the legendary and idiosyncratic Michael Weikath of Helloween in order to catch up with band and discuss many aspects of their career. We were able to discuss their limited North American touring cycles, the missing presence in North America from Gamma Ray during this Hellish Rock part II tour along with his impressions of their recent Rock in Rio performance and the 70,000 Tons of Metal appearance as well. We were then able to catch up on the current state of power metal according to Michael. We moved along and discussed the high variety of lyrical themes found throughout Helloween’s catalogue and how they manage to create and accommodate them. We had a unique opportunity to look into a more personal side of Helloween by discussing Andi and Michael’s current residence in Tenerife, Spain and its influence. For last, we briefly discussed the future album and touring plans for the band.
Helloween: Live at the Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO on Oct. 2nd, 2013
“Where The Sinners Go”
“If I Could Fly”