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MASTERPLAN 'PumpKings' Revisits Grapow's Helloween Days

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
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A lyric video for "The Chance", a track taken from MASTERPLAN's upcoming release "PumpKings" (out July 28th), is available now.
 

 
MASTERPLAN’s upcoming release will be a special one for band leader Roland Grapow, because it shows the man revisiting his Helloween past. "PumpKings" includes 11 songs which Roland contributed to Helloween's rich legacy during his time in the band. These songs have been re-recorded by Masterplan's current line-up recently. "PumpKings" will be released on July 28th as Digipak and colored (of course orange) double Vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
 
The idea for this project was born more than three years ago”, Grapow recalls. “I’m proud of the songs, but these days I’d do certain things a bit different. So it was an easy decision to re-record them with Masterplan now. It took quite a while to come up with the album because I was busy with other productions in my studio and in addition we had just released our “Keep Your Dream aLive” DVD with Masterplan in the Fall of 2015, so there was no reason to rush things.”
 
The 11 tracks featured on “PumpKings” were written by Roland from 1990 - 2000 and can be found on Helloween’s albums “Pink Bubbles Go Ape”, “Chameleon”, “Master Of The Rings”, “The Time Of The Oath” and “The Dark Ride” in their original versions. Some of them were even released as singles and rank among Helloween fan favorites.

“Our new versions of the songs are heavier definitely”, Roland says. “It would have been pointless to just reproduce the tracks exactly as they were back then. But I feel that with our new take on it, the different vocals and overall more rough attitude, “PumpKings” could be an interesting thing for both Masterplan- and Helloween fans. However, it was great fun to revisit this very important phase of my career – like meeting old friends.”
 
 
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Aug

MASTERPLAN 'Keep Your Dream aLive' This October

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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German metallers MASTERPLAN (featuring singer RICK ALTZI) will release their debut live album October 6.
 
Keep Your Dream aLive includes (DVD and BluRay) entire concert from Masters Of Rock festival 2014, as well as Wacken 2014, footage from Asia tour, footage from Prog Power USA and all official MASTERPLAN video clips. The Masters Of Rock show is featured on the CD.
Mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow.
 
MASTERPLAN was founded in 2002 by Roland Grapow and Uli Kusch, after parting ways with their former band Helloween.
MASTERPLAN is one of the most respected and successful melodic metal bands in Europe, critically acclaimed for the unique sound which blends power metal and hard rock with progressive elements. (einklappen)
 
Tracklist:
 
CD:
1. Enlighten Me
2. Spirit Never Die
3. Lost And Gone
4. Crystal Night
5. Betrayal
6. Crimson Rider
7. Back For My Life
8. Time To Be King
9. Keep Your Dream Alive
10. Heroes
11. Soulburn
12. Kind Hearted Light
13. Crawling From Hell
14. Black Night Of Magic
 
DVD:
Main Part: Masters Of Rock Show
1. Intro (underscore music: „Per Aspera Ad Astram“)
2. Enlighten Me
3. Spirit Never Die
4. Lost And Gone
5. Crystal Night
6. Betrayal
7. Crimson Rider
8. Back For My Life
9. Time To Be King
10. Keep Your Dream Alive
11. Heroes
12. Soulburn
13. Kind Hearted Light
14. Crawling From Hell
 
Extra 1: Wacken Show
1. Special: Wacken (underscore music: "The Game“)
2. Heroes
3. Keep Your Dream Alive
4. Crystal Night
5. Soulburn
6. Spirit Never Die
 
Extra Track 2: Asia
1. Special: Asia (underscore music: „Earth is going down“)
2. Soulburn
3. Heroes
 
Extra Track 3: Atlanta
1. Special: Atlanta (underscore music: „1492“)
2. Black Night Of Magic
 
Extra Track 4: Official Videos
1. Enlighten Me
2. Back For My Life
3. Lost And Gone
4. Time To Be King
5. Keep Your Dream Alive
 
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