Vocalist Hansi Kürsch of German power metallers Blind Guardian has issued the following update on a new orchestral album:

"Busy seasons are usually harbingers of great things to come. Festivals, regular studio work and, above all, the orchestral album are making this a very exciting summer for us. Let's keep the focus on the orchestral album one more time. We have spectacular news!

Every orchestral project needs a concept and such a concept demands a great story. To get a story that fits together perfectly with our majestic music, we are joining forces with Germany's best fantasy author Markus Heitz (check out his "Die Zwerge" ["The Dwarves"] series). Markus is one of my favorite writers of "high fantasy". I have been really amazed by several of his books over the last years but was finally and completely convinced about him being the perfect choice for our project by 'Gerechter Zorn' ('Righteous Wrath') — the first part of his newest trilogy, "Die Legenden der Albae" ("Legends of the Albae").

The way he weaves in different aspects to his splendid universe immediately told me that the quest for the one to come up with the right story for our music was over. Although the final completion of this quite unusual cooperation most probably will keep us busy until 2013, things nonetheless become clearer the more we exchange ideas. The creation of a great new storyboard and the involvement of such a suitable concept are the perfect frame for this soundtrack/musical-like anthems we have come up with over the years. It is absolutely great that Markus is willing to follow us on such an ambitious voyage.

One very interesting aspect certainly is the definite intention to combine the identity of our music (in a quite different shape) with one of Markus' most famous, but not completely discovered, worlds and its heroes. I have no doubt that we will design great new images and come up with nothing but pure magic. Luckily, Markus was very familiar with our band and music. Since he is part of the fantasy scene almost as long as we are, he grew up with our music when he was a die-hard fantasy role-playing gamer in the '80s and '90s. This, of course, makes my life far easier in exchanging ideas and in explaining what we need to complete a perfect conceptual album.

There is so much interaction: at one point it is the music dictating the story at other points it is the story having an ultimate impact on the album's completion. Pure creativity! In addition, Markus is a very nice and down-to-earth person who has a very special view on things. Last but not least, he has been very pleased with the pieces of music we provided him with.

By now I can feel a certain jealousy coming up within you. We will keep you updated. The journey has just begun."


Source: blind-guardian.com
Band profile: Blind Guardian
 
Posted: 25.07.2011 by Abattoir



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Spanishkiller - 25.07.2011 at 19:28  
Blind Guardian
R.I.Pdeadlegends - 25.07.2011 at 19:29  
Since I read serveral of Heitz's books, I must admit that I am REALLY looking forward to this one
Valentin B - 25.07.2011 at 19:42  
Nerd boner just reached climax!
malaikat - 25.07.2011 at 19:52  
Written by Guest on 25.07.2011 at 19:29

Since I read serveral of Heitz's books, I must admit that I am REALLY looking forward to this one


Are they that good? I enjoy a good fantasy book here and there, but I never heard of him
mikeprado30 - 25.07.2011 at 20:19  
Written by malaikat on 25.07.2011 at 19:52

Written by Guest on 25.07.2011 at 19:29

Since I read serveral of Heitz's books, I must admit that I am REALLY looking forward to this one


Are they that good? I enjoy a good fantasy book here and there, but I never heard of him

You know PERFECTLY that never the best is the most known, if it were so, then some shitty pop "musicians" with "annoying girl's" voice would be the best in the scene...
malaikat - 25.07.2011 at 20:24  
Written by mikeprado30 on 25.07.2011 at 20:19

Written by malaikat on 25.07.2011 at 19:52

Written by Guest on 25.07.2011 at 19:29

Since I read serveral of Heitz's books, I must admit that I am REALLY looking forward to this one


Are they that good? I enjoy a good fantasy book here and there, but I never heard of him

You know PERFECTLY that never the best is the most known, if it were so, then some shitty pop "musicians" with "annoying girl's" voice would be the best in the scene...


Errr, I meant the books. I've never heard of Heitz untill now, so I just wanted to see if his books are really that good. Sorry for the poor choice of words.
Bad English - 25.07.2011 at 20:39  
This is biggest gay think I ever have read this year and biggest chease what I ever will listen if I live long anought to hear it , I better kiss a guy and sleep whit him how listen this .... its be so lame, because last albums are so lame...
R.I.Pdeadlegends - 25.07.2011 at 22:06  
Written by malaikat on 25.07.2011 at 19:52

Written by Guest on 25.07.2011 at 19:29

Since I read serveral of Heitz's books, I must admit that I am REALLY looking forward to this one


Are they that good? I enjoy a good fantasy book here and there, but I never heard of him


Well I don't know if they were translated into English, but the German (original) books were very good Heitz is a pretty well-known fantasy writer in Germany and sadly not worldwide
Dark Blood - 25.07.2011 at 22:11  
This should be good.
Lonniehaskel - 25.07.2011 at 22:30  
Written by Bad English on 25.07.2011 at 20:39

This is biggest gay think I ever have read this year and biggest chease what I ever will listen if I live long anought to hear it , I better kiss a guy and sleep whit him how listen this .... its be so lame, because last albums are so lame...


ROFL
OpenMind - 25.07.2011 at 22:36  
Written by Guest on 25.07.2011 at 22:06

Written by malaikat on 25.07.2011 at 19:52

Written by Guest on 25.07.2011 at 19:29

Since I read serveral of Heitz's books, I must admit that I am REALLY looking forward to this one


Are they that good? I enjoy a good fantasy book here and there, but I never heard of him


Well I don't know if they were translated into English, but the German (original) books were very good Heitz is a pretty well-known fantasy writer in Germany and sadly not worldwide

Yep his book's are translated in english and in many other language like Italian etc, i just did a quick search on Google, about the album I'm really looking forward for it, the first time Hansi talk about it was 1998 after "Nightfall......" the only bad thing of this news is to wait until 2013 or more to see this album out
farfaramir - 26.07.2011 at 00:00  
Written by Bad English on 25.07.2011 at 20:39

This is biggest gay think I ever have read this year and biggest chease what I ever will listen if I live long anought to hear it , I better kiss a guy and sleep whit him how listen this .... its be so lame, because last albums are so lame...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0
Angel_Lament - 26.07.2011 at 03:05  
Awesome square~~~!!! great news, after their MAsterpiece "Wheel Of TIme", this would be a great project...
Looking absolutely for this...!!!
Arcticus - 26.07.2011 at 10:06  
"By now I can feel a certain jealousy coming up within you"
Good to see Hansi still has a sense of humour. This should be very interesting - the ultimate fantasy concept album! Bring on 2013!
DrunkenFuck - 26.07.2011 at 17:56  
Written by Bad English on 25.07.2011 at 20:39

This is biggest gay think I ever have read this year and biggest chease what I ever will listen if I live long anought to hear it , I better kiss a guy and sleep whit him how listen this .... its be so lame, because last albums are so lame...

You're lame, and your "bad english" is getting old.
Bad English - 26.07.2011 at 17:58  
Written by DrunkenFuck on 26.07.2011 at 17:56

Written by Bad English on 25.07.2011 at 20:39

This is biggest gay think I ever have read this year and biggest chease what I ever will listen if I live long anought to hear it , I better kiss a guy and sleep whit him how listen this .... its be so lame, because last albums are so lame...

You're lame, and your "bad english" is getting old.


Im not getting old, Im stick to roots and old school , Im forever young stock in my time :p
JD - 26.07.2011 at 18:11  
Interesting..
Gelati - 26.07.2011 at 21:32  
More like forever alone...
godisdead - 27.07.2011 at 06:07  
Sounds good.

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