The HELLBOOK is a singular tribute to the European metal gods. On 498 pages in the format 22x28 cm, this tour de force of speed, power and rhythm initially takes us back to the roots. We witness their most important and renowned moments, as well as their darkest and most tragic hours: The true story of Kai Hansen, Michael Kiske, Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Ingo Schwichtenberg, Markus Grosskopf, Roland Grapow, Uli Kusch, Dani Löble, Sascha Gerstner and other masters is told for the first time officially, and accompanied by high-quality and partially unreleased live and backstage images. Actually, 30 years of HELLOWEEN are the best excuse to spill their best kept secrets and most legendary anecdotes ...
With its premium artwork, designed by illustrators and designers like the mysterious Frederick Moulaert or Marcos Moura, a 350gr soft cover, and 150gr GLOSSY paper, the HELLBOOK is a must-have for hardcore fans and a true treasure for collectors: The comprehensive and complete legacy of a legend, alive and necessary – and a collage of their dreams, dedicated to one of the biggest German heavy and hard rock bands of recent years. The ‚HELLOWEEN-Bible’ was initiated by Carlos Vicente Leon and David López Gómez from Spain, who penned this masterpiece with blood, sweat and tears by fans for fans.
» A reference book, even for myself. I’ll probably flick through the pages in 20 years going: ‘Really? That’s how it was? Cool!’ ;-) «
The DELUXE-EDITION is strictly limited, only 777 Books manually numbered, and personally signed by the band members including Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen. The golden hardcover and high-quality protective cover wrapper printed with UV coating contains 556 pages – 58 pages more that the HELLBOOK’s standard edition. These 58 pages are the “Hidden Treasures” with copies of originals from the band’s early days: private stories like the first record deal, the development of the logo, pictures from times before HELLOWEEN and much more. The “Hidden Treasures” are printed on 150gr. maxisatin paper.
» I wonder if this story will ever end. Flipping through the pages, there are many details I didn’t know, didn't realize, or forgot. Here's hoping it will entice and thrill the interested reader – and do some good in unforeseeable ways. «
» I haven’t been dealing with these years for almost two decades now. Looking at all the forgotten pictures now brings back lots of memories; good memories! It's great to have a book like this! «