They weren't actually the most dead serious band out there. And yes, that's a blue dragon smoking a pipe.
We cross the land of the rising sun
Hope we’ll be all together
But we all gonna have some fun
And we can conquer all!Heavens Gate
— "Rising Sun"
(no apostrophe included) is a German Heavy / Power Metal band.
The band started out as a more serious outfit named Steeltower (well, as serious as metal can get
). After the name-change to Heavens Gate, they gained popularity in Japan and had a semi-succesful career in the late eighties and early nineties thanks to that. Their work in the middle of their career was somewhat humorous and tongue-in-cheek, but their themes gradually darkened before their breakup in 1999.
- Night of the Dog (1984, as Steeltower)
- In Control (1988)
- Livin' in Hysteria (1991)
- Hell for Sale! (1992)
- Planet E. (1996)
- Menergy (1999)
- Open the Gate and Watch! (1990, EP)
- More Hysteria (1991, EP)
- Live for Sale! (1993, live album)
- In the Mood (1997, EP)
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