Blind Guardian - Still Working On New Album


A few days ago, Blind Guardian's Hansi Kürsch posted the following update on the band's official webpage:

"To keep this one a short but essential one: we finally have started the production of Blind Guardian studio album number nine. Frederik is literally rushing through the songs already. Who knows, this time we may deliver the finished master prior to the ultimate deadline (set by an about-to-get-insane record company after thousands of broken promises to finally deliver the new record within the next days). Well Frederik isn't Marcus, who isn't André, who most certainly is not Hansi. So there still lies trouble (i.e. delays) ahead.

Back to Frederik, back to the production: We started sometime last week and Frederik accomplished drums for some seriously tricky tracks. If I am correct he has two more tracks to go and should be finished during the next days. Altogether there are 11 songs to work on. As mentioned last time, we do have a strong amount of heavy Guardian hymns, which come along with such a harsh intensity that I am sometimes surprised myself. There is a fine balance of extremely fast songs and ultimate epic stuff. "Wheel of Time" would be one example for the last mentioned. The song contains many surprises - I am deadly honest about that, so mark my words here. Lyrically I am of course tempted to deal with Robert Jordan's great "Wheel of Time" story, one of the best fantasy series ever. If you asked me with which song the number could be compared I most probably would say "The Script for my Requiem" or "And then there was Silence". This tune does really have the potential to mess with these two songs.

As you most probably figure I am really excited about the new stuff and I cannot await to hear the final result somewhere in April 2010, when we will have finished mixing. We are targeting a late summer, early fall release, which means you still have to wait a little bit. To make the long waiting more comfortable we are at least intending to constantly provide you with information about the album's progress and supply you with small samples of noise from time to time. Right at the moment we are working on an accurate set up to make that possible. Expect something before Christmas. As it looks now I will start first vocals next Monday. Therefore I need to do some more research for proper lyrics. G.R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan, Michael Moorcock and so on they all knew how to write a good story or two..."

Source: blind-guardian.com
Band profile: Blind Guardian
 
Posted: 14.11.2009 by Kallis Helmi


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14.11.2009 - 19:05
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Just another year to wait.. no big deal.
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14.11.2009 - 19:08
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Robert jordan! Yes!
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14.11.2009 - 20:40
Arian Totalis
The Philosopher
Written by Ag Fox on 14.11.2009 at 19:08

Robert jordan! Yes!

Seconded. Wheel of Time!
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"For the Coward there is no Life
For the hero there is No Death"
-Kakita Toshimoko

"The Philosopher, you know so much about nothing at all." _Chuck Schuldiner.
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14.11.2009 - 21:03
Apocalyp7ica
Account deleted
I feel this one is going to be great.
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14.11.2009 - 21:21
insanity.peppers
If it's anything like "Sacred" I'll probably give this one a miss
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14.11.2009 - 22:29
Black Conundrum
Well, it looks like somebody has a problem with Nuclear Blast Records. Whatever the case, a year to wait isn't such a huge task on the fan's behalf. I can tell the band is working hard on this album, and I'll be looking forward to this album.
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15.11.2009 - 01:11
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Hopefully all the rushing wont lead to horrible material.
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Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
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15.11.2009 - 07:18
ShadowedFire88
Definitely worth the wait!! Blind Guardian doesn't disappoint!! Can't wait for it
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15.11.2009 - 11:11
jacut
Will be totally awesome as always !
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15.11.2009 - 15:04
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by Arian Totalis on 14.11.2009 at 20:40

Written by Ag Fox on 14.11.2009 at 19:08

Robert jordan! Yes!

Seconded. Wheel of Time!
I'm rereading the whole series before I go on to "The Gathering Storm"
such a wonderful and complex series ^ ^
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15.11.2009 - 15:11
RhaegarTargaryen
Telcontar
G.R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan, Michael Moorcock
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... For years I have traveled in coldness,
But my heart is warm as the darkened sun above me...
Nothing can never take away
What I've seen with these tired eyes
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17.11.2009 - 19:30
SoulForged
The world's greatest band
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