Blind Guardian interview (08/2009)

With: André Olbrich
Conducted by: Baz Anderson (in person)
Published: 20.08.2009

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Blind Guardian

Blind Guardian are one of the biggest metal band in the world, and so it was only fitting for them to have a top slot on their return to Bloodstock after playing at the indoor festival in 2002. I got the chance to have a talk with André before the show. This is how it went.

Part 1

Part 2

A full review of Bloodstock Open Air 2009 can be found here:
Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3
Blind Guardian played on the second day.

Many thanks to André for his time, and also Adam Sagir for arranging it.
Conducted and edited by Barry Anderson, recorded by Richard Anderson.


Posted on 20.08.2009 by Member of Staff since 2006.


Comments: 13   Visited by: 333 users
20.08.2009 - 01:21
Paleblood Hunter
Awesome interview Baz! Better than Nightfall? I can only hope! I'd love them see return to their roots, we'll see. Good job man!
The force will be with you, always.
20.08.2009 - 01:29
Black Conundrum
It was interesting listening to that interview. I am going to listen to some Blind Guardian in a little bit (well, at least I plan on it. Blind Guardian is a great band).
20.08.2009 - 03:39
Jason W.
Thumbs up on the interview. BG is more a hit or miss for me, so I enjoyed hearing André's perspective on the band's progress, particularly album to album and how the band reflects on feedback or ignores it. And of course the best thing about the video interviews is getting a long chance to see his personality, which seems a calm one. Good stuff
"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley
20.08.2009 - 08:01
Fat & Sassy!
No new album until end of next year?...

Enjoyable interview none-the-less though.
You do you, brozzio.
20.08.2009 - 10:12
Nice interview indeed

I'm glad to see an interview with one of my favourite lead guitarists
20.08.2009 - 10:34
Can't wait for new album
20.08.2009 - 11:50
Really nice interview man, So looking forward to the next album now!
"Popbutikk med platt lyrikk
Skit vil ingen hava"
20.08.2009 - 14:32
Bad English
Danke fur schonstes interwiew lol
Real mt friend Sebsatian has same english accent how he lol
Next album beck in rootsm thets what I wanna hear , realy Run For TRhe Night
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
20.08.2009 - 16:44
Realy great interview, no much words only good job. New album better thatn Nightfall?!?!? Almost impossible, but if he say so. And ofcourse infuence of a new drummer will be on it and it gives some good taste too i hope.
20.08.2009 - 17:08
New album better than Nightfall? hahahah that's just too much to dream

But I really hope they return their roots (nightfall era, of course!)
21.08.2009 - 04:33
Surely something like a nightfall 2 can be legendary!!! but i really dont understand what does he mean about same melodies and stuff in a new way
i miss that foly blind guardian of old times!
Written by muthafucka on 08.07.2010 at 06:46

06.09.2009 - 13:02
it was coooooool
dude thanks
I will miss you metal storm :((
06.09.2009 - 14:07
Jan Destiny
Cool interview!
"Fiction is the truth inside the lie" (Stephen King)

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