HELLOWEEN | release animation clip for ‘Out For The Glory’.

HELLOWEEN | release animation clip for ‘Out For The Glory’.

17th December 2021 0 By John Deaux

Released in June 2021, Helloween’ is THE metal album of 2021 – a milestone fans have been waiting decades for. Critics and fans are united in their crystal clear opinion that this is a masterpiece album that will write metal history. The 7 piece metal alliance scored ten worldwide Top 10 chart entries including #1 in Germany and Spain, Top 3 in Austria and Switzerland and an impressive total of seventeen Top 15 rankings all over the world. Fans, journalists and experts agree: with its 12 tracks, ‘Helloween’ manifested an entire metal universe.

No reason to sit back: with the clip for ‘Out For The Glory’ the next exciting coup is coming as the successful year is ending. “I had an idea for a video where all band members are depicted as dinky, odd noble courtiers and ministers,” Michael Weikath explains. “All of us should be floating in the clouds, Deris as a nutty emperor…and after a while more and more details came up and at one point in time we wrote everything down and sent the video concept to the Australian animation team.” Aaron McLoughlin, Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, who has already been involved in several projects with Atomic Fire Records CEO Florian Milz (e.g. for CHILDREN OF BODOM, ALESTORM, TANKARD) mentioned: “When I heard that HELLOWEEN is interested in a collaboration I was totally gobsmacked. The boys are my absolute heroes since I was a teenager and I was sure that my students would love to work on a song by this band.”

And in typical HELLOWEEN fashion – the creativity was so outrageous that it was impossible to feature everything in one music video. “Seven and a half minutes might not sound like a lot but in animation terms it is a marathon. We had so much great stuff that the production of ‘Out For The Glory’ was a real challenge. Weiki wanted the video to look as cute as possible and we immediately knew: a legendary band from the other side of the planet wants us to create a medieval epic full of cuteness? You bet!” McLoughlin recollects.

With just over 10,000 frames this iconic animation short movie is not only extremely elaborate, but also wicked and spacey, which might cause a commotion and hopefully also a lot of fun and enjoyment. As Michael Weikath wishes with a twinkle in his eye: “I now expect that everyone will enjoy this and think it is funny and also that they see the signification!”

And if this is not enough, you can expect another highlight: after the release of ’Seekers Of The Seven Keys’, the limited horror-fantasy comic, presenting the band with bizarre and whimsical fantasy combined with a healthy portion of metal, HELLOWEEN and Incendium (a versatile production company with various animations, comics, toys and video games in their roster), announces a series of action figures for collectors, inspired by artwork and lyrics of the band: ‘The Keeper Of The Seven Keys’, ‘The Witch’ and ‘Jack O. Lantern’. Figures are available for pre-order and will be shipped in spring 2022.

The animated music video ‘Out For The Glory’ is celebrating its world premiere on December 17th, 2021 and was implemented by the students of Bachelor of Design (Animation & Interactive Media), RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Credits:
Video script co-writing by Kati Rausch (Instagram: @katirauschofficial); Administration: Melanie Avent & Lee Henry; Production: Melanie Avent, Juan Chacon-Olier, Aaron McLoughlin, Amy Wang; Animation: Melanie Avent, Yunlin Bai, Anastasia Beth, Rali Beynon, Noah Cail, Xinyu Chen, Wendy Cui, Cross Ferrer, Dannielle Gilbert, Lee Henry, Nicole Huang, Carmen Kusumo, Xueqi Li, Jacynth Lim, Robert Luu, Rongrong Mai, Huey Jing Ng, Hoang Gia Nguyen, Gabrielle Poh, Herschel Rego, Courtney Spencer, Kate Tandoc, Vy Trinh, Hoai Diem Suong Truong, Amy Wang, Ari Xu, Haowen Xue, Joy Zou.

Purchase ‘Helloween’ in various formats at the Atomic Fire Records Web Shop, here: https://shop.atomicfire-records.com/products?fulltext=helloween.

Helloween’ – Track Listing:

01. Out For The Glory (7:19)
02. Fear Of The Fallen (5:39)
03. Best Time (3:36)
04. Mass Pollution (4:15)
05. Angels (4:42)
06. Rise Without Chains (4:56)
07. Indestructible (4:43)
08. Robot King (7:08)
09. Cyanide (3:29)
10. Down In The Dumps (6:01)
11. Orbit (1:05)
12. Skyfall (12:11)

Digibook & Vinyl Bonus Tracks:
01. Golden Times (4:48)
02. Save My Hide (3:11)

Earbook Bonus Tracks:
01. Golden Times (4:48)
02. Save My Hide (3:11)
03. Pumpkins United (6:20)

More on ‘Helloween’:
Skyfall [Single Edit] (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLV530n3kMw
Fear Of The Fallen (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P95N5j2i2yw
Mass Pollution (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC96G33Xz2M
Angels (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htUhI_efTX0
Rise Without Chains (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H5rvR4i5pw
Indestructible (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBp8A–YVqg
Cyanide (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEQzKwrsXTo
Robot King (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht1ovB-1UO0

HELLOWEEN live:

’United Forces’ – European Tour 2022 w/ HAMMERFALL

04.05. UK Manchester – Manchester Academy
05.05. UK London – Brixton Academy

— — — — —

HELLOWEEN are:
Michael Kiske | vocals
Andi Deris | vocals
Kai Hansen | guitar, vocals
Michael Weikath | guitar
Sascha Gerstner | guitar
Markus Grosskopf | bass
Daniel Löble | drums

Facebook iconInstagram iconTwitter iconWebsite iconYouTube icon

How useful was this post?

Click on a thumb to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!