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Heavens Gate was formed in Spring 1987, playing at the time under the name Carrion. Their first demo featuring Thomas Rettke (voc.), Bonny Bilski (guit.), Ingo Millek (guit.), Manni Jordan (bass) and Thorsten Muller (drums) soon came to the interested ears of Frank Bornemann, the leader of the legendary German rock band Eloy and owner of Metromania Publishing.

After signing up with Warner Chappell / Metromania, Ingo Millek left the band in Summer 1987 and was immediately replaced by Sascha Paeth. No Remorse Records placed the band under contract in October 1987 and the signing was following by a session in Hannover’s Horus Sound Studio, where they recorded their debut album “In Control”, produced by Frank Bornemann and Tommy Hansen (Victory, Pretty Maids).
The album was released in January 1989 and soon afterwards the band were on the road as much hailed support for W.A.S.P, as well as on their own, well-attended headliner tour through Germany. A mini-album, “Open the Gate and Watch!” was released in April 1990 and Heavens Gate again went on tour throughout Germany, this time with Lawdy. Japan were quick to appreciate the Wolfsburgers’ fast, heavy and furious style. JVC/Victor released both products in August 1990 as a “two in one” CD.


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  • MayogaX

    Dammt!! I like Heaven's Gatre (the germany band), I had 100 scrobbs in my library and today I was liostening and all my scrobbs has erased and in the place put another band with the same name, a worse band. Really,, a shit your database.

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • mattimek

    + Best Days of my Life +

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ParadesGoBy23

    LOL not another metal band sharing their name with a band I actually enjoy. Here we go again...

    20 Dec 2012 Reply

    Heaven's Gate will perform at New York City Popfest 2012 - May 17-20!

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
  • amda08 there's confusion over the name b/c they are two different bands.

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • murilocd

    Wrong name of the band. Correct your tags, it doesn't have the apostrophe. It's Heavens not Heaven's.

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • Aeonblade


    19 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Metal-Eric

    Livin' In Hysteria>>>>>>>>>>>>any other Album by any other band

    1 Nov 2009 Reply
  • carlos_galvan

    it's Heavens Gate

    11 Oct 2009 Reply
  • jerobg


    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • SilverSnake14

    Shit, they're infuckingcredibly headcrushing!!!!!!!!1111oneoneone

    5 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Blitz1982

    Fucking great brilliant band!!!!!

    11 May 2009 Reply
  • nopuppet

    the cover of the box in here, which i don't know, is taken from their first ep "open the gate and watch". fav track "touch the light"

    30 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Navesrising

    Extremely underrated band.

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
  • unreal_be

    Living in hysteria is a perfect song.

    12 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Teraksus

    Found Menergy in my old stuff. It's piece of remembrance ... Really well done album They have a kind of unique sound,... sorry that they stopped

    29 Nov 2008 Reply
  • sseguro

    One of the greatest clasicheavy metal bands...

    26 Jul 2008 Reply
  • BlackChucky

    Great band! I love In Control And Living In Hysteria. One of the most underrated german melodic power metal bands of that moment along with Scanner and Chroming Rose. We got the times!

    28 May 2008 Reply
  • BurningRemnant

    All listenings should be transferred to Heavens Gate

    25 May 2008 Reply
  • FedeZeppelin

    Thin Fake an Bold (L)

    16 Mar 2008 Reply
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