Helloween guitarist Michael Weikath recently spoke with Powerline about the band’s new album Straight Out of Hell, the now passed potential end of the world, and the influence of fellow Krauts Accept:

We just wanted to surpass what they were doing. We were saying ‘okay,’ with everything a bit faster, a bit more complicated. They were one template for [us]. We were not expecting to have many record sales in the beginning, but we wanted people, as they left the venue, to still remember most of the tracks, that they could whistle or hum it. And that way, you’re gonna have to apply things like Accept were doing.

Read it all at Powerline.

Right here.