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by Ryu
12 Oct 2018 21:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: "The Tides of War", an unreleased NIME song, coming September 26th
Replies: 21
Views: 4004

Re: "The Tides of War", an unreleased NIME song, coming September 26th

Does anyone happen to have the official lyrics for this song? Thanks.
by Ryu
11 Oct 2018 07:23
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The Blind Guardian Myths and Twists
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: The Blind Guardian Myths and Twists

That comic looks cool as fuck, shame about it being a myth.
by Ryu
27 Sep 2018 21:07
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian LP 12(?) Speculation
Replies: 23
Views: 7348

Re: Blind Guardian LP 12(?) Speculation

Well Hansi, I'll try not to overwhelm you with needless fanboy prying, but we also can't be sure how long we have until you go back in to hiding.. Do you sense a unifying theme with the songs for this album, or is that something that develops late in production? I remember some Beyond the Red Mirror...
by Ryu
23 Sep 2018 07:32
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: "The Tides of War", an unreleased NIME song, coming September 26th
Replies: 21
Views: 4004

Re: "The Tides of War", an unreleased NIME song, coming September 26th

The pre-chorus is one of the most frisson-inducing things they've ever released.
by Ryu
16 Jun 2018 22:24
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 11th studio album - THE ORCHESTRAL PROJECT
Replies: 115
Views: 27606

Re: Blind Guardian's 11th studio album - THE ORCHESTRAL PROJECT

priderock wrote:
16 Jun 2018 13:46
Well, did anyone heard the interview, cause I had no chance to hear it?
Oh, there's no transcript or mention of Hansi on the site anywhere. That's lame.
by Ryu
05 Jun 2018 20:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian LP 12(?) Speculation
Replies: 23
Views: 7348

Re: Blind Guardian LP 12(?) Speculation

http://www.moshbit.pt/2018/02/12/entrevista-peso-andre-olbrich-blind-guardian/ Here's a new interview with not much in the way of news, apart from Andre (!!! an Andre interview !!!) reaffirming the orchestral album will be arriving in 2019, and that a song written for the new heavy album will be abo...
by Ryu
22 May 2018 00:53
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 11th studio album - THE ORCHESTRAL PROJECT
Replies: 115
Views: 27606

Re: Blind Guardian's 11th studio album - THE ORCHESTRAL PROJECT

I like it that things are pretty quiet around this subject. Maybe that means they are actually getting somewhere with it ^^ Yeah, it's finally coming. Pretty sure we'll get some gigantic news at the end of the year! There’s some solace in considering Jon Schaffer is working on D&W full time at the ...
by Ryu
16 Mar 2018 01:48
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 11th studio album - THE ORCHESTRAL PROJECT
Replies: 115
Views: 27606

Re: Blind Guardian's 11th studio album - THE ORCHESTRAL PROJECT

I check the forum pretty much daily. I am desperate, yet tempered by and used to the total silence from the band between records. I do wish they had more of a social media presence.
by Ryu
29 Jan 2018 03:43
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian LP 12(?) Speculation
Replies: 23
Views: 7348

Blind Guardian LP 12(?) Speculation

Assuming the orchestral project somehow comes first, the next BG metal release would be their 12th album. I'm making this thread as I discovered some info that surfaced July of last year and haven't seen it discussed here or anywhere else; in this interview, Hansi discusses the titles and overall fe...
by Ryu
06 Jul 2017 06:29
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Live Beyond The Spheres New Live Album
Replies: 34
Views: 18233

Re: Live Beyond The Spheres New Live Album

The mixing seems more solid on the actual album and the backing vocals do seem more noticeable, oddly on some songs way more than others. Could be overdubs. Wheel of Time sounds absolutely incredible, to my surprise somewhat. Another highlight: no awkward falsetto during Tanelorn. Somehow. That's k...
by Ryu
06 Jul 2017 02:19
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Live Beyond The Spheres New Live Album
Replies: 34
Views: 18233

Re: Live Beyond The Spheres New Live Album

The mixing seems more solid on the actual album and the backing vocals do seem more noticeable, oddly on some songs way more than others. Could be overdubs. Wheel of Time sounds absolutely incredible, to my surprise somewhat. Another highlight: no awkward falsetto during Tanelorn. Somehow.
by Ryu
17 Jun 2017 07:25
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 2018!!
Replies: 106
Views: 51685

Re: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 201

I tried to ask Marcus about this during one of his "ask me anything" posts on Instagram, but he avoided the question. :P I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up becoming "Doom", though. Oh, that's not fun. Sorry to hear that. :? As far as I know it's not "Doom" because "Doom" is one of those old Nig...
by Ryu
16 Jun 2017 01:00
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 2018!!
Replies: 106
Views: 51685

Re: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 201

and not only, they have already finished two songs for the next regular studio album, a third to come. I hope they can polish that "Winter's Coming" song that didn't make it to Beyond The Red Mirror so that it becomes part of the next album. I've heard it's fast and heavy and old school, and was wr...
by Ryu
10 Jun 2017 11:59
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 2018!!
Replies: 106
Views: 51685

Re: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 2018!!

Mi and Marcus needed their mics cranked up for this, especially due to the lack of any audio coming from the crowd - at least from my first listen without headphones. Marcus and Mi actually make this song live, with their backing.
by Ryu
18 May 2017 10:06
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Make up a tour/festival with seven bands you'd want to see.
Replies: 29
Views: 20478

Re: Make up a tour/festival with seven bands you'd want to see.

Blind Guardian, of course, it goes without saying
A suite of Dethklok and Brendon Small's Galaktikon
Strapping Young Lad+Some Devin Townsend Band/Project
Dream Theater
Orden Ogan
Scar Symmetry
by Ryu
17 May 2017 10:52
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 2018!!
Replies: 106
Views: 51685

Re: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 2018!!

It may also just be that they were never satisfied with specific performances of songs that were omitted. This is much more likely than the band just wishing to deprive the fanbase of new material, in my opinion.
by Ryu
08 May 2017 23:42
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 2018!!
Replies: 106
Views: 51685

Re: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 201

The artwork gives me hope for future releases following a similar trend, but like others are saying, the track list is somewhat underwhelming. I know they played Otherland on this tour, and it actually sounds fantastic live if their Wacken performance of it is any evidence. Strange they didn't inclu...
by Ryu
28 Feb 2017 08:27
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 2018!!
Replies: 106
Views: 51685

Re: NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM IN 2017 AND ORCHESTRA ALBUM IN 201

and not only, they have already finished two songs for the next regular studio album, a third to come. And orchestra album is planned to be released in 2018.... :mrgreen: :O I can't listen at the moment, but can you can clarify what Hansi means when he says "finished"? If enough context is provided...
by Ryu
31 Jul 2016 02:24
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

Does anyone know if there was a stream of the Metaldays concert?
by Ryu
07 Jul 2016 22:29
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Imaginations for North America
Replies: 4
Views: 3822

Re: Imaginations for North America

I do appreciate that this is something unheard of with this band, albeit they often came close to playing half of this album or more on certain legs of most recent tours. So on the one hand, anything deviating from the norm with their set list habits is welcome, but they're playing it as safe as pos...
by Ryu
26 Jun 2016 11:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsGovv1egSE

A phenomenal (if only partial) "Feanor" from the same night
by Ryu
25 Jun 2016 05:25
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

It may be 2016, but the quest for the search for the Holy Grail has just begun .. :lol:

https://youtu.be/CDZRT_mOk-s
by Ryu
27 May 2016 05:09
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: UK Tour 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 11656

Re: UK Tour 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv7J4d62qFY

Here's Curse of Feanor from London for anyone interested
by Ryu
23 May 2016 00:34
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: UK Tour 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 11656

Re: UK Tour 2016

London did get the most interesting setlist of this current stint of tours anyway. The Ninth Wave Time Stands Still (at the Iron Hill) Nightfall Fly Tanelorn (Into the Void) Prophecies The Last Candle Lord of the Rings Time What Is Time Majesty The Script for My Requiem Imaginations from the Other S...
by Ryu
15 May 2016 21:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BG Rock Hard livestream RIGHT NAU!
Replies: 11
Views: 5312

Re: BG Rock Hard livestream RIGHT NAU!

Hansel's killing it today.

Also, Mi's keys are audible. Good trick, Mi!
by Ryu
12 Apr 2016 04:02
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Songs for the new live album
Replies: 20
Views: 12462

Re: Songs for the new live album

Speaking of their working on music for "The Dwarves", I wonder if they'll repurpose an old song (see: Winter's Coming - a finished song omitted from BTRM) for this purpose? Have they confirmed if it's going to be in the vein of Sacred (an actual BG song by itself, fits in to the feel of an LP) or is...
by Ryu
03 Apr 2016 01:00
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Songs for the new live album
Replies: 20
Views: 12462

Re: Songs for the new live album

As far as I know, besides Feanor, none of the songs you mentioned were played on this tour, so how could they possibly record them for a live album? I think he means they're hypothetical choices. At the Edge of Time I could see them performing during an orchestral tour (it'd likely only be a festiv...
by Ryu
12 Dec 2015 23:42
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Interviews 2015
Replies: 41
Views: 18811

Re: Interviews 2015

I would love to see a diehard fan interview them someday. So many interviews sport the same pedestrian questions:

"What got you in to Tolkien?"
"Why do you like fantasy?"
"Why do you like music?"

:|
by Ryu
01 Dec 2015 00:00
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

It does seem as if the holy grail is on its way now.

Enjoy, Europeans!

https://youtu.be/X8t-b-XoeMU?t=7m35s

Also, so soon to announce the title of LP 11? ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8t-b-X ... e&t=11m52s
by Ryu
28 Nov 2015 20:29
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

Okay, please tell me someone has a video of this. It's the first BG song I ever heard and one I want to see live more than most others. Guess I'll have to take what I can get.

Next you'll tell me they played Battlefield in Orlando.
by Ryu
11 Nov 2015 06:17
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/blind-guardian/2015/concord-music-hall-chicago-il-bf51db6.html No real surprises from the Chicago setlist; merely seeing them was the surprise as they're only ever around once every five years and I missed the At the Edge of Time Tour. I shouldn't be picky. I'd already ...
by Ryu
30 Oct 2015 23:01
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

I'll be able to provide a (maybe live) setlist update for Chicago, though I'm not expecting too many surprises.
by Ryu
23 Oct 2015 23:25
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

Curitiba, 2012 : Sacred Worlds Born in a Mourning Hall Turn the Page A Voice in the Dark Lost in the Twilight Hall Valhalla Ride into Obsession The Piper's Calling Somewhere Far Beyond A Past and Future Secret Imaginations from the Other Side Encore War of Wrath Into the Storm Lord of the Rings And ...
by Ryu
20 Oct 2015 22:27
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Your Top 5 Favorite Blind Guardian Albums
Replies: 49
Views: 33061

Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Blind Guardian Albums

I have never attempted to answer this question. And I'm struggling to do so. But let's see. 1. Imaginations from the Other Side 2. A Night at the Opera 3. Nightfall in Middle-Earth 4. Beyond the Red Mirror 5. Somewhere Far Beyond 6. At the Edge of Time 7. A Twist in the Myth 8. Tales from the Twilig...
by Ryu
11 Oct 2015 23:04
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

I want even riskier choices, even if they "flop". The thing is with a lot of the more challenging songs, I believe the fan hype would overwhelmingly compensate for whatever perceived lack of substance Hansi/the others feel there will be. Take Battlefield for example. It's consistently been one of th...
by Ryu
08 Oct 2015 06:16
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

A fourth BTRM song at all would be great. I'm honestly worried that they're just going to keep playing less and less from it, which would make no sense. I recall an interview wherein Hansi stated they intended to begin playing "The Throne" during the second half of the tour, so much for that. (Thus ...
by Ryu
03 Oct 2015 22:51
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

The setlist has been updated, and, there's a single surprise.. The Ninth Wave Banish from Sanctuary Nightfall Fly Tanelorn (Into the Void) Prophecies The Last Candle Lord of the Rings Mordred's Song Majesty I'm Alive And Then There Was Silence Sacred Worlds Twilight of the Gods Valhalla War of Wrath...
by Ryu
03 Oct 2015 01:08
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

The second leg of the tour begins today. Is anyone going to see them in Brazil tonight?
by Ryu
22 Aug 2015 23:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Favorite Songs From Each Album
Replies: 63
Views: 34275

Re: Favorite Songs From Each Album

JazzJackrabbit wrote:That's....a unique list for sure. But really, Lionheart? It's probably my candidate for worst BG song ever. :P
ALTAIR 4
ALTAIR 4
by Ryu
21 Aug 2015 00:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist update?
Replies: 88
Views: 37771

Re: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist updat

They could 100% nail any song from BoF/FTB live. They aren't really vocally demanding.

That said, play Follow the Blind, bards. :D
by Ryu
30 Jul 2015 13:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 61619

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

Allow me to re-assess (I want to type up a semi-comprehensive review, but this is probably my final stance on the album) Old score: The Ninth Wave: 8.5/10 Twilight of the Gods: 6.5/10 Prophecies: 10/10 At the Edge of Time: 8.5/10 Ashes of Eternity: 7/10 Distant Memories: 7/10 The Holy Grail: 10/10 T...
by Ryu
28 Jul 2015 01:56
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 61619

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

To be fair, the legend of the Holy Grail is interwoven with aspects of Christian lore. In the context of the album's concept I'm not sure what the significance of the Grail even is, but it seems to be more or less the one from Arthurian legend. The phrase "hallelujah" therefore isn't at all out of p...
by Ryu
10 Jun 2015 22:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 82148

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

I don't know, man. "Prophecies" and "Grand Parade" have some of the catchiest and biggest choruses of theirs in their history. Though Ashes of Eternity's is one of the weakest, comparatively, and Distant Memories' isn't what I'd call catchy or big. And At the Edge of Time's chorus is almost *too* bi...
by Ryu
05 Jun 2015 21:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Interviews 2015
Replies: 41
Views: 18811

Re: Interviews 2015

Oh man, Dragonfly - can you translate any of the others? That's great. Or was it in English already? I didn't listen to them all.
by Ryu
03 Jun 2015 06:08
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 81442

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

Hm.. The Throne would seem to be overall less vocally demanding than Sacred Mind, Grand Parade, and Holy Grail I guess. There are more opportunities for Hansi to blend in lower pitches of singing as allowed by the layering of the studio version. If Andre, Marcus, Mi, and Barend can belt out the chor...
by Ryu
01 Jun 2015 01:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Thoughts about Mirror Mirror - input for podcast
Replies: 9
Views: 5346

Re: Thoughts about Mirror Mirror - input for podcast

I echo most of these sentiments, but one thing that's often irked me about Mirror Mirror (and it's really no fault of the song's) is that during live performances of the song, the layered guitars featured in the chorus are totally absent. A number of their songs suffer, or are at least slightly hind...