Helloween's style of highly-infectious melodic power metal has spawned countless imitators over the years. It would be fair to say that they are almost single-handedly responsible for the plethora of such bands but few if any have improved on the original. Helloween's early albums also contain hints of a thrash element. After Hansen left the band seemed to lose their way with the awful and strange Pink Bubbles Go Ape but returned to form with Master of the Rings. The Dark Ride saw Helloween adapt a rather heavier and more aggressive stance.
Drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg killed himself on March 8, 1995.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Andi Deris||Vocals||Andi Deris||Pink Cream 69||Ayreon, Catch The Rainbow, Nuclear Blast Allstars, Shaman (BRA)|
|Sascha Gerstner||Guitar||Freedom Call|
|Markus Grosskopf||Bass||Shockmachine||Avantasia, Roland Grapow, Iron Fist||Avantasia, Catch The Rainbow, Stormwarrior|
|Dany Loeble||Drums||Glenmore, Rawhead Rexx|
|Michael Weikath||Guitar||Iron Fist||Catch The Rainbow, Desperados, Shaman (BRA)|