Heavens Gate: Best For Sale!-2015.

Heavens Gate was a German heavy metal band from Wolfsburg, Germany.

They started out as a band called Steeltower in 1982, releasing their first record Night of the Dog in 1984.[1]

Before signing with No Remorse records, they were known under the name of Carrion and several of their songs ended up re-worked on their debut album In Control. They changed their name to Heavens Gate in 1987.[2] Their first record as Heavens Gate was released in 1989. They were, together with German bands HelloweenGamma RayGrave DiggerRunning Wild, and Rage, the pioneers in German power metal, taking their influences mainly from Helloween as well as from Judas Priest.

Heavens Gate were taken under the wing of Frank Bornemann (Eloy) and soon after releasing In Control, they were embraced by the German metal audience and had an enthusiastic response in Japan.

They also did a metal cover of “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” by Monty Python, from the movie The Life of Brian, for the Hell for Sale! album.


In Control / TyrantsSingle1989 
No Remorse Records – Label CompilationSplit1989 
In ControlFull-length1989
Open the Gate and Watch!EP1990
1991 PromoSingle1991 
Livin’ in HysteriaFull-length1991
More HysteriaEP1991 
Don’t Bring Me DownEP1992 
Hell for Sale!Full-length1992
Live for Sale!Live album1993 
Planet E.Full-length1996
In the MoodEP1997 
BoxedBoxed set1998 
2 Originals of Heavens GateBoxed set2005 
Best for Sale!Compilation2015 
Thorsten Müller
Drums (1987-1999)
See also: ex-Carrion, ex-Steeltower, ex-The Gents
Sascha Paeth
Guitars (1987-1999)
See also: AvantasiaSascha Paeth’s Masters of Ceremony, ex-Aina, ex-Luca Turilli, ex-Luca Turilli’s Dreamquest, ex-Redkey, ex-Trillium, ex-Sharona, ex-The Wirepushers, ex-Virgo (Matos/Paeth)
Bonny Bilski
Guitars (1987-1999)
See also: ex-Carrion
Thomas Rettke
Vocals (1987-1999)
See also: ex-Redkey, ex-Carrion, ex-Steeltower, ex-Avantasia (live), ex-String Eyes
Robert Hunecke-Rizzo
Bass (1996-1999)
See also: ex-Aina, ex-Luca Turilli, ex-Luca Turilli’s Dreamquest, ex-Trillium, ex-Avantasia (live), ex-The Wirepushers, ex-Virgo (Matos/Paeth)

Past Members:

Manni JordanBass (1987-1995)
See also: ex-Carrion, ex-Steeltower
Ingo MillekGuitars (1987)
See also: ex-Carrion, ex-Steeltower, ex-String Eyes

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