Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, BLIND GUARDIAN's upcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea of recording an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the BLIND GUARDIAN universe - guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch - during the 1990's when BLIND GUARDIAN started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound. The monumental project started to take shape over recent years, and mirroring its epic sound cascades, the lyrical concept was developed. To create the concept, André and Hansi worked alongside German bestselling author Markus Heitz, whose latest novel »Die dunklen Lande« was released on March 1st, 2019. The book is set in 1629 and contains the prequel to BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA's opus »Legacy Of The Dark Lands,« which will be out on November 8th, 2019. Today the band unleash their 7" vinyl single titled »This Storm«, which can be ordered in various colours (clear, gold, red/black splattered) here: https://nblast.de/BG-ThisStorm Also watch the new lyric video for 'This Storm', here: https://youtu.be/dR_VJ-jJosI »This Storm« 7" Vinyl Single - Track Listing: Side A: This Storm Side B: This Storm (Instrumental) Hansi states, "A storm will come and it will change us all. So here it is our first good old fashioned 7inch release for „Legacy of the Dark Lands“. 'This Storm' for sure will take no prisoners and it won’t calm down until all secrets of the Dark Lands will be revealed on November 8. Back in 1997 we started the adventure of soundtrack composing with this piece of music. The arrangement and the melodies have not been changed ever since. With this tune you will get the chance to listen to the pure origin of this exciting project. To us 'This Storm' has always delivered a very strong metal approach into the classical soundtrack world and it certainly has changed our perspective on music. Enjoy the song and its epic lyric video. I may repeat myself here: Be prepared, for there is so much more to come. This is just the beginning." Pre-order »Legacy Of The Dark Lands« here: http://nblast.de/BGLegacyOfTheDarkLands Pre-order digitally to receive 'Point Of No Return' instantly (via amazon and iTunes only!) or pre-save the album now via Spotify, Apple Music & Deezer: http://nblast.de/BlindGuardianTOPreSave Listen to 'Point Of No Return' in the NB New Releases Playlists: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases