Gambling with the Devil

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Gambling with the Devil
Helloween - Gambling with the Devil.jpg
Studio album by Helloween
Released

24 October 2007 (Japan);

29 October 2007 (Europe)
Recorded 2007 at Mi Sueño Studio, Tenerife, Spain
Genre Power metal
Length 57:32
Label SPV/Steamhammer
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind
Helloween chronology
Keeper of the Seven Keys - The Legacy World Tour 2005/2006
(2007)
Gambling with the Devil
(2007)
Unarmed – Best of 25th Anniversary
(2009)
Singles from Gambling with the Devil
  1. "As Long as I Fall"
    Released: 28 September 2007

Gambling with the Devil is the twelfth studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 2007. The single "As Long as I Fall" is download-only and was released in late September. When asked about the album, bassist Markus Grosskopf commented:[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Crack the Riddle (intro)"Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Sascha Gerstner, Dani Löble, Markus Grosskopf0:56
2."Kill It"Deris4:13
3."The Saints"Weikath7:06
4."As Long As I Fall"Deris3:41
5."Paint a New World"Lyrics: Gerstner, Weikath / Music: Gerstner4:27
6."Final Fortune"Grosskopf4:46
7."The Bells of the 7 Hells"Deris5:22
8."Fallen to Pieces"Deris5:52
9."I.M.E."Deris3:46
10."Can Do It"Weikath4:30
11."Dreambound"Lyrics: Gerstner, Weikath / Music: Gerstner5:57
12."Heaven Tells No Lies"Grosskopf6:56
Total length:57:32
Bonus Track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We Unite" (japanese bonus track)Grosskopf4:34
Disc 2 (Special Edition Only)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Find My Freedom" (European Version)Grosskopf6:30
2."See the Night"Grosskopf6:04
3."Never Surrender'" (USA Tour Special Edition)Gerstner4:50
4."As Long As I Fall (Radio Edit)" (Japanese Version)Deris3:45
5."As Long As I Fall (Enhanced Video)"  
6."Trailer" (Enhanced)"  

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars [2]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5 stars [3]
About.com4/5 stars [4]

The album has received mostly positive reviews, with critics hailing it as one of the band's strongest efforts in quite a while.[5] Andi Deris' vocals on the album also got praise for their power, range and emotion.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Czech Republic Albums Chart [7] 10
Greek Albums Chart[citation needed] 16
Japanese Albums Chart [8] 17
Hungarian Albums Chart [9] 18
Finnish Albums Chart [10] 34
Swedish Albums Chart [11] 34
German Albums Chart [12][13] 38
Norwegian Albums Chart [14] 44
Italian Albums Chart [15][16] 49
Swiss Albums Chart [17] 88
French Albums Chart [18] 103

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Guests

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Gambling with the Devil at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
  3. ^ "Helloween - Gambling with the Devil". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
  4. ^ "Helloween - Gambling with the Devil". About.com. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
  5. ^ "Helloween - Gambling with the Devil Review - Thrashpit.com". Rocknworld.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  6. ^ "Helloween - Gambling With The Devil Review". Heavymetal.about.com. 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  7. ^ ds. "Čns Ifpi". Ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  8. ^ "ギャンブリング・ウィズ・ザ・デヴィル ハロウィンのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  9. ^ "Archívum - Slágerlisták - MAHASZ - Magyar Hangfelvétel-kiadók Szövetsége". Mahasz.hu. Retrieved 2015-05-17.
  10. ^ Steffen Hung (2007-10-26). "Helloween - Gambling With The Devil". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Helloween - Gambling With The Devil". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  12. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-02-17.[not in citation given]
  13. ^ "germancharts.com - Helloween - Gambling With The Devil" (in German). germancharts.com. Retrieved 2015-05-17.
  14. ^ "Charts - Official Helloween Messageboard". Helloweenboard.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  15. ^ "FIMI - Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana - Classifiche". Fimi.it. Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  16. ^ "italiancharts.com - Helloween - Gambling With The Devil" (in Italian). italiancharts.com. Retrieved 2015-05-17.
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Helloween - Gambling With The Devil". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  18. ^ Steffen Hung. "Helloween - Gambling With The Devil". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17.