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HELLOWEEN Guitarist Michael Weikath – “The New Lineup Has It’s Advantages And The Old Classic One Had It’s Disadvantages”

Metal-Rules.com’s Marko Syrjala has posted a new interview conducted with HELLOWEEN guitarist Michael Weikath. The following is an excerpt from the interview:

Q: In your opinion, what is the classic lineup of Helloween?

A: “The classic lineup—that’s the one with Michael Kiske and Ingo (Schwichtenberg, drums) and (Kai) Hansen. That’s a time… that’s something that time passed by. Now we’re in the present and that’s what we do to make a good living and whatever. You know, the new lineup has its advantages and the old classic one had its disadvantages. Actually, it wasn’t an easy life. I mean, you hear the complaints about me and what kind of asshole and dictator I was or whatever… and the people who say that, they know themselves that it’s not true if they really reflect. They know what was going on back then and it’s actually just easy to put the blame just on me.”

Q: Yeah, but everybody has their own side of the story.

A: “It could have all been so cool if not for the fucking bikers around and it could have been so cool if I wouldn’t have been around because then I wouldn’t have had to have that entire struggle that was going on. For me what counts is that you have a great act that works and functions and is looked upon by the people as something important or great or something and that is indispensable. Because you can do so many bands which are not really necessary. Then you can go and say hmm or whatever.”

Q: Would I dare to ask that how is your relationship with Roland Grapow on these days?

A: “None.”

Read the full interview at this location.

Helloween recently announced a 10-date North American tour this fall. Tickets are on sale now at this location.

Confirmed dates include:

September
24 – New York, NY – Stage 48
25 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
26 – Quebec City, QC – Theater Imperial
28 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
29 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
30 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes

October
2 – Engelwood, CO – Gothic Theater
3 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
5 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
7 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove

Remaining Hellish Rock Part II dates include:

April
9 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage
10 – Langen, Germany – Neue Stadthalle
12 – Kaufbeuren, Germany – Allgäu Event Center
13 – Bochum, Germany – Ruhrcongress
14 – Mons, Belgium – PPM-Fest
16 – London, UK – HMV Forum
18 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks
19 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall
20 – Balingen, Germany – Volksbankmesse
21 – Schwandorf, Germany – Oberpfalzhalle

The Hellish Rock Part II tour hit the Fuzz Club in Athens, Greece on March 9th with GAMMA RAY in tow. Check out video footage of both bands jamming the Helloween classic ‘I Want Out’ below:

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BURNT BOOKS Releases Video For “In A Shallow Grave”; Band On The Road Again This Week

Amidst bursts of regional touring throughout the East Coast and Southeastern states in support of their self-titled debut album, experimental punk act BURNT BOOKS has released their first official video. Continue reading BURNT BOOKS Releases Video For “In A Shallow Grave”; Band On The Road Again This Week

LACUNA COIL’s Cristina Scabbia Takes Part In Affliction Clothing Shoot; Photos

Lovely LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia took part in a photo shoot yesterday (March 29th) with Affliction Clothing, the Seal Beach, California-based – company that describes itself as “an aspirational, lifestyle brand that personifies passion.” Check out some shots by Jazmin Monet Photography below:

Lacuna Coil are currently on a North American tour with SEVENDUST and COAL CHAMBER until late April. Check out their dates at this location.

EXHUMED: North American Tour With Suffocation To Commence Next Week

West Coast gore deviants EXHUMED will take to the streets again this April on a near month long North American rampage alongside headliners, death metal icons Suffocation. The live assaults commence April 4th on Long Island, New York and will level nearly two dozen cities before coming to a close in April 28th in Hartford, Connecticut. Additional support will be provided by Jungle Rot, Rings of Saturn, Adimiron and Lord of War (on select dates). Continue reading EXHUMED: North American Tour With Suffocation To Commence Next Week

WEDNESDAY 13 To Tour Canada, United States In May, June

In May, WEDNESDAY 13 will resume touring in support of his new album, The Dixie Dead. Confirmed North American shows are listed below:

May
13 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
14 – St. Louis, MO – FuBar
15 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
16 – Detroit, MI – Harpos
17 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
18 – Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s House Of Rock
19 – Huntington, WV – V Club
23 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
25 – New York City, NY – Studio at Webster Hall
30 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
31 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile Night Club

June
1 – Reading, PA – Reverb
4 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall

To read BraveWords.com scribe Aaron Small’s recent interview with W13, click here.