ABOUT THE BAND: Forged in the early 80's from several Hamburg bands, Helloween began their monumental rise through the metal ranks via several songs released on a Noise Records Death Metal sampler. From here a deal was struck and their first release proper came in the shape of a now rare 5 track mini album in 1985. Later the same year came the album Walls Of Jericho, however, it was the addition of vocalist Michael Kiske for the opus Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I that shook the metal world to its core. This album and the following Keepers II became the albums that would define the Power Metal genre and provide Helloween with the momentum that still resonates to this day. ABOUT THE ALBUM: With the departure of guitarist Kai Hansen in 1988, Helloween enlisted the services of Roland Grapow who's first album with the band was the curiously titled, Pink Bubbles Go Ape. Recorded by Chris Tsangarides in Denmark, the band's high musical standard continued and can be heard in evidence on the track 'The Chance'. Grapow's influence would manifest itself immediately and the band began to evolve around their now signature Power Metal infrastructure. This deluxe expanded edition contains four bonus tracks of single b-sides. WHY BUYS: *Re-mastered and expanded classic from the Teutonic innovators of Power Metal. *Features bonus material including remixes, b-sides and alternative versions. *Fully endorsed by the band. *Deluxe packaging with sleeve notes by Classic Rock's Dave Ling. *Helloween have recently released the third in the series, Keepers-The Legacy.