What a show. What an audience. What a festival. Thank You Wacken! For 30 years now Kai Hansen has been one of the most iconic figures of heavy metal and without a doubt one of the most influential guitarists and singers to emerge from Germany. First with ground-breaking band Helloween (of which Hansen is one of the founding members) and later with Gamma Ray, one of the bands that helped define the power metal genre.
Recorded live on a sunny and muddy summer evening at 2016's Wacken Open Air Festival this is a unique snapshot in time as it was the first and will be the only performance of the songs from Kai Hansen's 2016 solo debut XXX – Three Decades In Metal. For this special occasion Hansen gathered a unique line-up of friends from the metal genre to give the thousands of spectators a unique and memorable evening with an outstanding show.
Hansen was joined on stage by Alex Dietz on bass (Heaven Shall Burn), Eike Freese (Dark Age) on guitar, Michael Ehré (Gamma Ray) on drums, Corvin Bahn (Crystal Breed) on keys, Clémentine Delauney (Visions Of Atlantis) and Frank Beck (Gamma Ray) on backing vocals and as a special treat Michael Kiske (Helloween, Unisonic) joined the proceedings to perform some Helloween classics. Gatefold 180g 45rpm 2LP-set.