Helloween unveil video for track “Best Time”
German power metal rockers Helloween consisting of lead vocalists Andi Deris and Michael Kiske; guitarists Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen and Sascha Gerstner; bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble have unveiled a video for their track “Best Time” from their latest critically acclaimed self-titled album.
The YouTube caption for the video indicates in part (with slight edits):
“June 2021 saw the release of the sensational new studio album “Helloween” and it was the metal news of the year: media and critics were cheering almost breathless: ‘sleight of hand’, ‘healing’ and ‘a 65 minutes celebration’. Finally the fans were the ones who catapulted the album straight to No 1 in Germany and Spain, into the Top 5 in seven countries and worldwide 15 times into the best fifteen of their album charts. Everybody was united in their opinion: these 12 tracks generated their own genre-universe and leave all competitors even after 35 years of band history behind.
Because this success is not being a given in these times, Helloween would like to celebrate again with their fans – with “Best Time”, the party song of the album – streamed via Spotify more than 4 million times – the song propagates a lot of hope and optimism.
Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery
I will have the best time of my life
Yes, I know I’m gonna be alright
I’m feeling better in the neon light
The sunny and straight hymn by Sascha Gerstner and Andi Deris revives the good times and shows with their drifty guitars and top form front men a song full of the joys. About the songwriting of “Best Time”, Sascha Gerstner states: “I had an ’80’s Neo Noir-Vibe’ in my head. The riff was originally a synth-riff, which we arranged later for guitars. The wording “I will have the best time of my life” was pretty spontaneous because I had this strong feeling to leave the past behind and seize the day! Andi instantly loved the idea as well as the refrain and together we created the track as it is now!”
Visually the new single is a real goodie as well – under the administration of Martin Häusler (“Skyfall”) an extreme cool 3D-roadmovie developed and one lost sight of the difficult conditions: the band was added via live material and the Canadian Arch Enemy-frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz complimented the video with her appearance and stated: “After playing multiple festivals together and touring extensively in South America a few years back, Helloween and I decided to make a fun video to reminisce about the good times while simultaneously planning for many more!”
And yes, finally the band will be on the road again! After this long dry spell you can’t even talk about feeling like champing at the bit, it is more like an immense roaring of a ravenous pride of lions – that is how much everyone is in anticipation of the upcoming live dates.
Since the United Forces World Tour 2022/23 kicked off the overdue tour on 4th of May in Manchester, all metal heads get their rightly double dose: the ultimate Helloween line-up together with finest, Swedish steel as in Hammerfall – a massive mega-package which is totally adequate after two years of total live vacuum.
The new release is just perfect as a warm-up because each and everyone deserves better times: “Best Time” will be released on May 27th , 2022 with a terrific 80’s retro- artwork by cartoonist and Helloween fan Marcos Moura with a 2000 pieces limited edition of a 12-inch vinyl, available in three colors as well as a bundle: vinyl single and t-shirt, available at the band’s Pumpkin Store: https://www.pumpkins-store.com/navi.p…
Besides the title track “Best Time” one will get an alternative, exclusive vocal mix directly from the desk of our longtime producer Charlie Bauerfeind.
Pre-order and pre-save the new single here: http://helloween.afr.link/BestTimeYT “
Helloween‘s “Best Time” video: