A distant mechanical sound is getting louder from afar and heralds the arrival of exciting happenings - throwing their shadows on this fateful day of September 2nd. It's the day that the metal legend BLIND GUARDIAN will release their eleventh studio album The God Machine via Nuclear Blast and errects a new monument of their outstanding career.

Hansi Kürsch about it: “We didn't want to rehash our qualities from 1995, but didn't want to continue down this complex path forever either. ‘The God Machine’ is a new beginning for us. We’ve set a new course and gone back to certain things that we’ve neglected a bit on the last few albums.”

The God Machine marks another pinnacle in BLIND GUARDIAN’s impressive discography by not attempting to pretend it is still the nineties yet instead successfully relying on the muscle memory of this period. It is a gripping, addictive and brilliantly arranged album in the tradition of records with which BLIND GUARDIAN reached for the stars in the 90’s; yet, by no means, is it a throwback. The God Machine represents the heart and soul of BLIND GUARDIAN’s timeless metal in the here and now, unifying the bards’ past, present and future secrets in one consistent, well thought out masterpiece.

Pre-order the album here: http://nblast.de/BG-TheGodMachine

Together with the announcement, the band shares a video for their new raging single 'Blood Of The Elves', a galloping anthem that is destined to become a live staple.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/tCzE9LX8cgc

Singer Hansi Kürsch comments:
"'Blood Of The Elves' features a pretty heavy side what the avid fan of BLIND GUARDIAN hopefully enjoys well. More than well, I'd guess. Instrumentally, the tracks has some kind of an early Nineties appeal that blends well into the vocal parts of the opera/twist era and catapults both epochs into a new era for the band. A perfect hybrid. The chorus has some very strong sing along vibes, despite its complexity. What else do you need? Inspired by the 'The Witcher' computer game series, the lyrics even reinforce the power of this banger and the clip by Dirk Behlau fits perfectly to the whole setting. Let me tell you: 'The God Machine' has even more to offer. And that's no promise - that's the ultimate truth. Stay tuned."
 
BLIND GUARDIAN live:
04.06. DE Gelsenkirchen - Rockhard Festival
11.06. ES Zamora - Z! Live Rock Fest 2022
23.06. CZ Spálené Poříčí - Basinfire Festival
24.06. IT Verona - Rock the Castle
25.06. FR Clisson - Hellfest
01.07. ES Barcelona - Rock Fest Barcelona
14.07. AT Leoben - AREA 53 Open Air 2022
15.07. DE Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
16.07. LX Esch-sur-Alzette - Rockhal
21.07. GR Athens - Release Athens 2022
31.07. UK Durham - Dominion Festival
05.08. ES Villena (Alicante) - Leyendas del Rock XV
07.08. RO Râșnov - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
19.08. DE Giessen - Giessener Kultursommer
20.08. DE Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival
02.09. DE Saarbrücken - Garage
03.09. DE Memmingen - Kaminwerk
04.09. CH Pratteln - Z7
05.09. DE Frankfurt am Main - Batschkapp
06.09. DE Stuttgart - KA
08.09. DE München - Backstage
09.09. DE Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
10.09. DE Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
11.09. DE Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
13.09. DE Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
14.09. DE Köln - E-Werk
16.09. DE Osnabrück - Hyde Park
17.09. DE Osnabrück - Hyde Park
10.-17.10. ES Barca Trencada - Full Metal Holiday @ Iberostar Club Cala Barca
12.10. NL Sittard - Poppodium Volt
13.10. DE Hamburg - edel-optics.de-Arena