BLIND GUARDIAN – release first album ...
Posted: November 28, 2014
Metal’s most epic storytellers BLIND GUARDIAN have just released the first new album trailer for 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. “It is impossible for us to choose a song that represents the whole album. The upcoming 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. Watch trailer #1 on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: Encompassing the innovation, melodicism, and neck breaking ferocity BLIND GUARDIAN has been known for, the »Twilight Of The Gods« mini-CD single includes two live tracks recorded at 2011’s Wacken Open Air festival in Germany and can be pre-ordered as a digi-pak or as a vinyl – in different colors - from this location: http://smarturl.it/BLIND-GUARDIAN-Gods The »Twilight Of The Gods« mini-CD track listing is: 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 Four-and-a-half years in the making, »Beyond The Red Mirror« was recorded at Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany and produced by Charlie 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. 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 BLIND GUARDIAN will be performing on this year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise in January 2015 before launching their headlining tour through nine 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 - The Forum 14.04. FR Paris - Bataclan 15.04. FR Strasburg - La Laiterie 17.04. ESP Bilbao - Santana 27 18.04. ESP Barcelona -