German power metallers HELLOWEEN have changed their minds and have now selected the track "Mrs. God" as the first single from their upcoming album. The single will be released on July 4, while the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2003's "Rabbit Don't Come Easy" (Nuclear Blast Records) will follow a few weeks later from SPV Records.
Apart from the title track, the single will contain various bonus features such as an exclusive non album track, one album track and the video for "Mrs. God", which will be shot in Nueremberg, Germany in early May.
Due to a strong positive development of said track during the recording sessions, the band spontaneously decided to favor "Mrs. God" over the previously selected track "Come Alive".
On November 18, HELLOWEEN's world tour will kick off in the Czech Republic. Europe will be toured extensively until end of January; in February the band will be playing in Asia, followed by concerts in North and South America from March on.
HELLOWEEN, who recently replaced drummer Stefan Schwarzmann with former RAWHEAD REXX skinsman Dani Löble, are promising "awe-inspiring loads of double-bass madness and the trademark HELLOWEEN-style of songs and arrangements on their upcoming album," according to a posting on the group's web site.
HELLOWEEN have announced several provisional European tour dates in November as part of their upcoming world tour in support of the new album:
Nov. 18 - Zlin, CZR @ Novesta vanue
Nov. 19 - Pardubice, CZR @ Duhova Arena
Nov. 20 - Plzen, CZR @ Locomotiva vanue
Nov. 22 - Zilina, SK @ vanue Na Boriku
More dates will be announced soon.