Helloween To Play U.S. Show

Helloween are returning to America for the first time in 10-years, but only for a one-night stand. The Hamburg, Germany-based very-heavy-metal band will be playing an all-ages club show at Coney Island High in New York City, Sunday, December 20.

The last time the band found themselves Stateside was the MTV Headbanger's Ball tour in 1988.

The group has, for the most part, kept busy performing and recording in Europe over the last decade. They've gone through a number of line-up changes over the years. Current players include just two original members, Markus Grosskoph (bass) and Michael Weikath (guitars). Roland Grapow (guitars) and Uli Kusch (drums) were added in 1990, and Andi Deris (vocals), in 1993.

Their latest effort, "Better Than Raw," is Helloween's 10th studio album. It was released in the U.S. on the Velvel label in mid-September.