United Alive

HELLOWEEN

HELLOWEEN - United Alive

Released on: 2019-10-04

“During the evolution of the Hellbook for the 30th anniversary, we actually realized what we’ve achieved – and that our story is a long time from being completed.”
Michael Weikath

It was THE sensation of the year 2016. During the production of the 498-page tribute to the pioneers of German melodic speed metal and to 30 years of global metal reputation, the involved parties realized one thing over everything else: The chemistry in this band had always been unique and an exceptional band history like this simply demanded a new chapter.

“Playing an original HELLOWEEN track with Unisonic is one thing – but revving it up in the original line-up, together with the entire Pump Gang, is a whole other story.”
Kai Hansen

What belonged together needed to be joined: PUMPKINS UNITED. However, this birth was never just an original line-up reunion, but the real deal. The ultimate cast consisting of all 7 metal heroes: Andi Deris, Michael Kiske, Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen, Markus Grosskopf, Sascha Gerstner, and Daniel Löble. Or in other words: A dream come true for fans from all over the world, who never stopped wishing for exactly this union. What followed, was a whoop of joy from North German river Elbe to Rio’s Sugar Loaf Mountain, and in fall 2017 the kick-off of the unbelievable Pumpkins United World Tour in Mexico.

In 14 months, PUMPKINS UNITED and their massive entourage delivered 69 Shows – including 14 headliner slots at the biggest festivals – in front of over one million people in 32 countries and on three continents. At the shows at Wacken, Rock Fest Barcelona and Masters of Rock, as well as with IRON MAIDEN at the Sweden Rock Festival and Firenze Rocks, the long-awaited mega revival was toasted to heavily, stages were set on fire, and tissues were used by the ton.

The shows celebrated the greatest hits from three decades and offered a breakneck trip through time and the entire HELLOWEEN repertoire – including songs, the band hadn’t played live for a very long time, or even never before. The Pumpkins United World Tour caused a metal quake that was on almost every genre cover, and made the world’s biggest metal magazine »BURRN!« dedicate an incredible four cover stories to the tour. After dates in the US and additional shows in Latin America, this tour for the ages ended in December 2018 with a highly emotional finale in Hamburg, where it all began in 1984. – Unforgettable metal nights that fans as well as musicians would love to experience again and again.

“This amazing journey was one of those ‘magic moments’ words can’t describe. It simply was what we all love most: meet great people, go back in time with our memories, and celebrate the ultimate HELLOWEEN party.”
Andi Deris

»United Alive« – DVD/Blu-Ray & »United Alive In Madrid« – Live CD/ Vinyl

The dream continues from October 4th, 2019: With the release of »United Alive« & »United Alive In Madrid«, the band presents audio and video evidence of the epic tour on DVD/Blu-ray and Live-CD/Vinyl via Nuclear Blast. Every singular solo, every spontaneous gesture, and every emotional encore of the Pumpkins United World Tour is evoked and made immortal by hellish tracking shots, breathless close-ups, and intimate interviews. The artworks were once again created by the renowned photographer and art designer Martin Hausler, and display lots of previously unreleased live images along with high end packaging.

“It wasn’t easy to condense this unbelievable tour adequately and capture it how it felt for us – that’s why we had the idea to film the biggest festival gig, the most massive arena show, and the hottest club date.”
Michael Kiske

The DVD/Blu-Ray »United Alive« nails the phenomenal sets with close quarters recordings from Wacken in front of 75,000 metal heads and 14,000 fans in the Madrid arena, and as a bonus tops it off with the legendary gig at the Espaço das Américas in front of 8,000 Fans in São Paulo. Over three hours of live material in stereo and premium 5.1 surround sound, plus extensive background material, a movie compilation with the essentials of the concert’s LED content, all cartoon clips of Seth and Doc as well as a very personal 30-minute band interview about the past, present, and future.
Very pure, the Live-CD/ Vinyl »United Alive In Madrid« has nearly three hours of unbridled PUMPKINS live madness up its sleeve – including bonus tracks of the shows in Prague, São Paulo, Wacken, and Santiago de Chile.

Formats of »United Alive« and »United Alive In Madrid«

1. 2Disc Blu-Ray Digibook
Disc 1: Live concert, Disc 2: Bonus material – intro movie, interview, LED compilation, Seth & Doc animations & more

2. 3Disc DVD Digibook
Disc 1 & 2: Live concert, Disc 3: Bonus material – intro movie, interview, LED compilation, Seth & Doc animations & more

3. 3Disc Limited Digibook Live Audio CD
Live concert Madrid plus bonus tracks: ‘March of Time’, ‘Kids of the Century’, ‘Why’ and ‘Pumpkins United’

4. 5Disc Vinyl Box
Live concert Madrid plus bonus tracks: ‘March of Time’, ‘Kids of the Century’, ‘Why’ and ‘Pumpkins United’

5. 8Disc Earbook Blu-Ray & DVD & CD
Complete contents of Blu-ray, DVD, and CD in premium packaging

About HELLOWEEN

HELLOWEEN are not only one of the most renowned German metal exports, but also one of the most influential metal bands ever. Since 1984 HELLOWEEN performed at all important festivals, such as Rock in Rio, Loudpark, and the Polish Woodstock, where they headlined in front of over 500,000 fans. In a three-decade world career, the band played innumerable world tours and delivered spectacular shows with colleagues like IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER or OZZY OSBOURNE. HELLOWEEN released 15 studio- and three live albums, were honored with 14 gold and six platinum awards, and overall sold more than ten million records. The band’s »Keeper« - albums are among the most successful German metal albums of all times and are considered internationally as definitive milestones of power metal.

Track list
1 - Halloween
2 - Dr. Stein
3 - I'm Alive
4 - If I Could Fly
5 - Are You Metal?
6 - Rise And Fall
7 - Waiting For The Thunder
8 - Perfect Gentleman
9 - Kai’s Medley (Starlight / Ride The Sky / Judas / Heavy Metal Is The Law)
10 - Forever And One
11 - A Tale That Wasn't Right
Track list
1 - I Can
2 - Livin’ Ain’t No Crime / A Little Time
3 - Sole Survivor
4 - Power
5 - How Many Tears
6 - Invitation / Eagle Fly Free
7 - Keeper Of The Seven Keys
8 - Future World
9 - I Want Out
Track list
1 - March Of Time
2 - Kids Of The Century
3 - Why
4 - Pumpkins United
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