Helloween (EP)

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Helloween (EP)
EP by Helloween
Released March, 1985
Recorded Musiclab Studio, Berlin, Germany, January–February, 1985
Genre Speed metal
Length 26:22
Label Noise
Producer Helloween
Helloween chronology
Helloween
(1985)
Walls of Jericho
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Metal Forces (9/10) [2]

The Helloween EP is the debut recording by German heavy metal band Helloween. Even though it wasn't a power metal album, it was very significant, being the first effort of the band which redefined the genre.[3]

It was released in March, 1985 on Noise Records and was followed up by their first full-length album, Walls of Jericho later that same year.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Starlight"   Weikath/Hansen 5:17
2. "Murderer"   Hansen 4:26
3. "Warrior"   Hansen 4:00
4. "Victim of Fate"   Hansen 6:37
5. "Cry for Freedom"   Weikath/Hansen 6:02
6. "Surprise Track" (picture-LP bonus) Traditional 2:08

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Recorded January – February, 1985 at Musiclab Studio, Berlin, Germany
  • Produced by Helloween
  • Engineered and mixed by Harris Johns (who also contributes the devil laugh on "Victim of Fate")
  • Cover design by Uwe Karczewski, Hamburg, Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, Vincent. "Helloween Helloween review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  2. ^ Doe, Bernard. Helloween (album) review. Metal Forces. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  3. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Helloween Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  4. ^ "Helloween - Helloween". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2011-12-30.