Few Dutch rock bands are eligible for a six-CD Anthology Box. Most bands in the genre simply haven’t made enough albums. Helloïse is the exception to the rule.
From their inception in 1984 to the last show in 2013, Helloïse has played a significant role in the Dutch rock history. Stan Verbraak (vocals), Arjan Boogerds (guitar), Ben Blaauw (guitar), Marchell Remeeus (bass) and Ernst van Ee (drums) had gained the necessary experience with Highway Chile, Lemming and Zebra already. Anthology demonstrates where the combination of their creative talents has led to.
All officially published Helloïse albums are represented in this box: COSMOGONY, POLARITY, A TIME & A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING and FATA MORGANA, each one enhanced with bonus tracks. The dessert is formed by CDs five and six, grouped together under the title ETERNITY. CD five contains demo recordings from the years 1984, 1986 and 1997. That alone is a real treat. CD six contains a remix of POLARITY by producer Oscar Holleman (Within Temptation, Ayreon, After Forever) entitled POLARITY 2.0, which is supplemented by four previously recorded tracks mixed by Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Epica, Kamelot, Rhapsody). These songs have never been published before. Until now.
The release of the 6-CD HELLOÏSE ANTHOLOGY BOX is a unique event in the Dutch hard rock history. For the first time all the relevant achievements of the Rotterdam band have been brought together in a beautifully wrapped box with a flood of bonus songs, unique photos and other memorable attributes. 88 Songs in total, good for six and half hour of entertainment. A must for fans of the band and fans of melodic hard rock in general. Not only in the Netherlands but worldwide.