MICHAEL WEIKATH (HELLOWEEN): “People Accusing the Band For Acting Irresponsible When INGO [SCHWICHTENBERG] Committed Suicide, I Just Want Them To Shut Up!”

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After Helloween having released one bad album, one alternative album and one decent album, Michael Weikath must answer if the band is back on their feet with the new album Time of the Oath, and if the band had to regain confidence from the fans. He also gives insights on how the album was recorded and whether the new release is a concept album or not. Michael also lets out some steam when it comes to the suicide of former drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg and people accusing the band for acting irresponsible. Why is Helloween so big in Japan, and why they don’t play the classics that Kai Hansen wrote? Michael shares it all in this interview.


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