Today metal’s most epic storytellers, BLIND GUARDIAN release 'Twilight Of The Gods', the first single from their highly-anticipated tenth studio release, »Beyond The Red Mirror«, due out in Europe on January 30th, 2015, February 2nd in the UK and February 3rd, 2015 in North America. Additionally, BLIND GUARDIAN just unveiled the official lyric video on 'Twilight Of The Gods'. Check out the clip at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: You can order the single as a digi-pak or vinyl – in different colors - from this location: »Twilight Of The Gods« track listing: Digi-pak 01. Twilight Of The Gods 02. Time Stands Still (At The Iron Hill) - Live at Wacken 2011 03. The Bard's Song (In The Forest) - Live at Wacken 2011 7’’ Side A 01. Twilight Of The Gods Side B 01. Time Stands Still - At The Iron Hill (Live @ Wacken 2011) Digital 01. Twilight Of The Gods “It is impossible for us to choose a song that represents the whole album. The new single needs to be seen as an appetizer- 'Twilight Of The Gods' is perfect, because it reveals incredible dynamic and contains great melody lines”, shares BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist & lyricist Hansi Kürsch. Four-and-a-half years in the making, »Beyond The Red Mirror« was recorded at Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany and produced byCharlie Bauerfeind (SAXON, HAMMERFALL, HELLOWEEN). The album’s spellbinding tracks showcase BLIND GUARDIAN’s long-awaited collaborative work with three different classical choirs from Prague, Budapest, and Boston, plus two grand orchestras - each featuring 90 musicians. An endeavour demanding that attention be paid to the lyrics as much as to the music, »Beyond The Red Mirror« is a desperate search for truth, an exploration of the relativities of good and evil, a testimony of the consequences of lost opportunities, a glimpse into a distant universe’s dystopian society, and a story about a prophecy, a promise of revolution, a plot for revenge, and a miracle machine with powers far beyond what mere mortals could have dreamed possible. »Beyond The Red Mirror« features artwork by long-time collaborator Felipe Machado »Beyond The Red Mirror« is now available for pre-order in the following formats: • Jewel Case (10 songs) • Limited Edition Digi-Pak / Digi-Book (11 songs) • Double LP gatefold vinyl (11 songs) • EarBook (12 songs plus illustrations, photos, and liner notes) • Exclusive Limited Edition NB Mail-Order Earbook (12 songs plus illustrations, photos, liner notes + bonus 10”) BLUE: Standard Artwork RED: Earbook / Digi-Pak & Digi-Book Artwork The track listing for »Beyond The Red Mirror« is as follows: 01. Ninth Wave 02. Twilight Of The Gods 03. Prophecies 04. At The Edge Of Time 05. Ashes Of Eternity 06. Distant Memories (bonus track on limited editions + vinyl) 07. Holy Grail 08. The Throne 09. Sacred Mind 10. Miracle Machine 11. Grand Parade Pre-Order it here: BLIND GUARDIAN will be performing on this year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise in January 2015 before launching their headlining tour through 22 European countries this upcoming April and May. A very special hometown show at the Mitsubishi Electric Halle in Düsseldorf, Germany will take place on April 25th; four dates in the Russian Federation are planned for June. All confirmed BLIND GUARDIAN dates are listed below: 22.-26-01 USA Caribbean Sea - 70.000 Tons of Metal 10.04. NL Eindhoven - Effenaar 11.04. BE Antwerps-Borgerhout - Trix Zall 12.04. UK London