At this year's Wacken Open Air, DMAX followed power metal giants Blind Guardian. Wacken Open Air is one of the most visited and biggest music festivals in Europe. About 80,000 metal fans gather in the otherwise tranquil town every year without fail. With Blind Guardian and their crew, DMAX goes behind the big stage and has a look behind the scenes of Wacken Open Air for the first time: how do you experience such an event, if you're not a guest, but a part of the crew? The DMAX documentary focuses on the varied and hectic daily routine of the musicians on tour as well as the hard work of the "secret heroes" of Wacken Open Air (f.e. security, project manager), which is all running in the background unnoticedly.
Blind Guardian are preparing a special treat for their fans in North America. When they tour there this next September/October, the power metal band will perform their lauded 1995 album Imaginations From The Other Side live in its entirety. The album was released 20 years ago, so it seems like a good time to celebrate it.
While German power metallers Blind Guardian released their most recent album Beyond The Red Mirror this year, they have also been working on an orchestral album for quite some time. It appears that they will release a live album next year while the orchestral album is planned to arrive in 2017. The band's vocalist Hansi Kürsch was recently interviewed by Spark TV (you can see it below) where he confirmed the two upcoming albums.
Blind Guardian will be part of The Dwarves video game and soundtrack. Developer King Art has announced a cooperation with the power metal band. Not only will musicians from Blind Guardian perform parts of The Dwarves OST in their own style but there will also be a special quest involving Blind Guardian in the game. To perfectly blend that into the fantasy-world of Girdlegard, the developers from King Art and Blind Guardian are cooperating closely with the author of The Dwarves book series. The Dwarves is a story-driven single-player game based on the novel by Markus Heitz.
Blind Guardian are currently touring in Europe to showcase their new album Beyond The Red Mirror but soon enough their fans in North America will be able to see them live as well. The power metal heavyweights will embark on a tour with fellow Germans Grave Digger in October/November. If you don't want to miss this package, check out the tour dates below. You might get lucky.
Blind Guardian's long awaited new album Beyond The Red Mirror is out now worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records. However, if you still haven't had the chance to listen to the entire release, you can still do it by using the YouTube player below. Nuclear Blast has made the whole record available for streaming online, so enjoy it while you can!
Power metallers Blind Guardian have announced the addition of Dutch bassist Barend Courbois to the group's ranks. He was the band's live bassist since 2012. Courbois has played over 4,000 shows and recorded over 60 albums. He has worked with such musicians as Adrian Vandenberg (Whitesnake), Zakk Wylde and Atma Anur (Journey). In 2004, he was voted best metal and all-around bass player by Guitar Player magazine.
After a few years, you can finally listen to a brand new song from Blind Guardian. The power metallers are releasing today their new single "Twilight Of The Gods". Below, you can check out the track and watch the lyric video created for it. Go ahead and listen to it! Don't forget to give us your impressions of the first taste from the upcoming album Beyond The Red Mirror.
Power metallers Blind Guardian have released the first taste of their new and anticipated album Beyond The Red Mirror. As they will release a new single on December 5th, 2014, you can now hear an excerpt from the tune "Twilight Of The Gods" below. Do you think it's promising?
Recently, German power metallers Blind Guardianhave informed us that they were preparing a new album scheduled for an early 2015 release. The wait is over today folks! The band has revealed the title of their upcoming album: Beyond The Red Mirror which is scheduled for a January 30th, 2015 in Europe and February 3rd, 2015 release in North America. In addition to that, the band also revealed the cover artwork of their upcoming album, as well as the tracklist, both of them available below. Stop what you are doing and check it out now.
The wait is almost over! Blind Guardian is finally back and one of the world's most popular power metal bands will be releasing Twilight Of The Gods, the first single from their long-awaited new album, on December 5th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. As for their new album, it is to be unleashed upon the world in January 2015. You can start preparing yourself for the follow-up to At The Edge Of Time.
Talk about planning ahead of time. News arrive from Blind Guardian today and it is the announcement of a new European tour. However, it will only happen next year, so you still have a little waiting to do. Below you find the first dates of their new European tour, that will see the band en route through nine different countries in April and May 2015. So maybe the new album will come out around that time? One can speculate. According to Hansi Kürsch, the production is almost done.
After a long period of silence, finally Blind Guardian's frontman Hansi Kürsch shared a long update, containing some of his thoughts about the upcoming show at the Out & Loud Festival in Geiselwind, Germany and many news concerning the progress of the upcoming album. He also talks a bit about new songs which should be fast, epic and heavy.
Some of you were wondering about the new material from Blind Guardian. Well, in his 2013 New Year's Address recently posted on the band's website, frontman Hansi Kürsch offers an update on the long-promised orchestral album and the new studio album.
As previously reported, Blind Guardian will release A Traveler's Guide To Space And Time next month, a limited edition 15 CD box set celebrating the first 25 years of the band that includes seven studio albums, the live albums Tokyo Tales and Live, and other goodies such as demo tapes, live rarities and extensive booklets with all tracks remastered and some even remixed. The band has now released a preview of eight songs that will be on that box set. You can see what to expect on the video below.