Tag Archives: Kai Hansen

Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen to rejoin Helloween for 2017 tour

Posted by on November 14, 2016

If you’ve been a Helloween fan for years now, you’ve probably got a place in your heart for the late ’80s version of the band. Their sophomore and third albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, were where the band honed their power metal chops, and “I Want Out” from Part II was a hit […]

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Video premiere: Unisonic, ‘Exceptional’

Posted by on July 9, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/92_XyoAGprc[/youtube] What do you get when you cross two former members of Helloween’s golden age (vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen), the rhythm section of Pink Cream 69 (bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou) and guitarist Mandy Meyer (Asia, Krokus)? The answer is Unisonic, and with the supergroup’s sophomore album, Light of Dawn, out […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Land of the Free’ by Gamma Ray turns 19 years old

Posted by on May 29, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dhOvCPEYQQ[/youtube] Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 19 years ago today, Kai Hansen finally made his breakout album with Gamma Ray, Land of the Free. This is Gamma Ray’s first album with Kai Hansen taking over on lead vocal […]

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Song premieres: Gamma Ray’s ‘Time for Deliverance’ and “Demonseed’

Posted by on March 24, 2014

It’s been four years since German power metal standard-bearers Gamma Ray have released an album, and with Empire of the Undead coming out on April 15th, we’re proud to bring you the premiere of two songs from the band’s 11th album. “Time for Deliverance” and “Demonseed” are streaming below as part of a wider World […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/30: Forward Slash

Posted by on May 30, 2012

Chew on this: While Slash has kept himself extremely busy after leaving Guns N’ Roses in 1996, it took him until 2010 to release his first solo album. That’s almost as much time as it took for Axl and friends to record Chinese Democracy, which came out in 2008. The man legally known as Saul […]

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