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by warchanter
15 Jan 2019 16:13
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP
Replies: 102
Views: 33690

Re: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP

Yes, it's probably the gem here, but really sad that there's still no "The Bard's Song"(2003 version) in it. :? I was hoping that I'll finally get it in the new re-release of this vinyl. yeah, I agree. By the way, I have a question for those of you that have both the vinyl AND double CD version of ...
by warchanter
11 Jan 2019 14:01
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP
Replies: 102
Views: 33690

Re: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP

And now it's official. 12-4-2019 Forgotten Tales, Tokyo Tales and Live on double CD/LP https://www.nuclearblast.de/de/shop/artikel/gruppen/51000.1.nuclearblast.html?records_per_page=9&custom_keywords=blind+guardian&custom_artists=71036&custom_deliverable=f#page-1 Live appears to have no new addition...
by warchanter
12 May 2015 13:07
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 100897

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

Almost 2 hours and 30 minutes in Milan, so definitley in the 2h/2h30m range
by warchanter
25 Mar 2015 21:04
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 533263

Re: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"

It is quite anti-climatic, but putting it elsewhere on the album still makes it feel very much out of place. I'd say treat it as a demo and listen on shuffle. When listening the album on repeat I sometimes even skip it, it's just too much of a bonus track, an afterthought, that it doesn't seem to f...
by warchanter
20 Feb 2015 12:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 533263

Re: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"

I made a thread about it actually http://forum.blind-guardian.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=44687 Seems a lot of people own it, but have no means of playing it! lol Exactly! I couldn't resist buying the deluxe earbook counting on my oooold vinyl player to do its job. It took me some time to retrieve it f...
by warchanter
07 Feb 2015 01:32
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story
Replies: 76
Views: 54652

Re: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story

I totally feel the same and want to point out this The realm's bleeding It suffers - Old and weak [...] T-energy and the story of Sacred Worlds is about the videogame Sacred 2. The story here is told through the eyes of the dead soldier that comes to life again thanks to t-energy. But I am just nit...
by warchanter
04 Feb 2015 19:09
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 98220

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

Warmoth wrote:There's a guy on youtube who records his vinyl and uploads it in really high quality, it sounds amazing compared to mine. We need him to do that for these songs. :wink:
:D
Anyway, thanks
by warchanter
04 Feb 2015 15:56
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Which BG song has affected/affects you the most?
Replies: 37
Views: 19782

Re: Which BG song has affected/affects you the most?

For me it's The Eldar.
It brings back bittersweet memories and makes me want to shout everytime I hear the last verses, just to feel relieved at the end.
by warchanter
04 Feb 2015 10:23
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 98220

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

I then listened to the bonus vinyl. Doesn't look like anyone has mentioned anything about this yet. The "Miracle Machine" Alternate Mix sounds very much like the regular. (My record player isn't exactly high-end, I didn't notice anything outstandingly different....I'd like an official digital copy ...
by warchanter
03 Feb 2015 18:24
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story
Replies: 76
Views: 54652

Re: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story

I started reading the liner notes now. I'm pretty confident Hansi is the writer and the Crow is actually the Blind Guardian, which BG always said wasn't a good character. Mmmm... now that you mention it, it could be true. In the liner notes the "writer" says the crow is indeed blind. But I like to ...
by warchanter
03 Feb 2015 18:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story
Replies: 76
Views: 54652

Re: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story

Which animals appeared on "Road Of No Release"? ;) Yup bro, but only the fox, and that particular song is indeed taken from "The innkeeper's song". Having read it, I can assure you it is very specific ;-) Thus said, it can very well be that Hansi took inspiration also from that work. Maybe BG sort ...
by warchanter
03 Feb 2015 15:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story
Replies: 76
Views: 54652

Re: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story

the fox and the hare destroyed once the a plan of the crow and the toad betrayd them all with helping the fallen one (maybe the crow isn't that good at all, remembering 'Wait for an answer': "Wait for an Answer" is a story Hansi wrote about an unusual friendship between a hare and a fox. They both ...
by warchanter
03 Feb 2015 15:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 75555

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

After several more listenings, Gran Parade disclosed its beaty to me (did not fully appreciate it at the beginning) and Doom is really growing on me. It feels taken form "Somewhere far beyond".

I'd like to upgrade my vote for Doom to 8.5 (previously was eight)
by warchanter
03 Feb 2015 15:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 533263

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I believe Hansi wrote the insert AFTER the Earbook had been alredy put in production. As the tale told by the chronicler somehow sums up what is happening (indeed the texts by the Chosen One and the Crow are cryptic to say the least), it may be that it was conceived at a later time to clear things u...
by warchanter
02 Feb 2015 13:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story
Replies: 76
Views: 54652

Re: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story

Re-reading the "confidential information" at the beginning of the Earbook I found out there is a mention of the Falcon. Random musings: The Nine ruled Camlann, the promised land, as Gods. Somehow Toad gave Mordred (apprentice of the Crow) the means to empowerment. Mordred rebelled and forced the nin...
by warchanter
02 Feb 2015 12:27
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story
Replies: 76
Views: 54652

Re: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story

There's a deer too Yup, my bad, you are right. The Hare IS indeed the rabbit. So, to sum up The known Nine : Crow, Hare, Fox, Bear, Deer, Toad. Three still missing. According to the notes about The Third Wave form the beginning of the earbook, the Nine were seen as deities but were not gods in the ...
by warchanter
02 Feb 2015 10:07
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 533263

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

ErHaO wrote:For owners of the earbook with 10", does the bonusvinyl have a sleeve in the book itself? Or is it something they delivered in a seperate fold?
It's in a sleeve at the end of the book.
by warchanter
02 Feb 2015 10:04
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story
Replies: 76
Views: 54652

Re: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story

Cool! I'll add some other facts: 1) In the album and notes also Medusa appears mentioned, but I still haven't figured out her role 2) in one of the earbook's illustrations (the one with the Blind Guardian) around the mirror we can clearly see Crow, Hare, Fox AND Rabbit. It seems it only appears here...
by warchanter
31 Jan 2015 18:00
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 75555

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

finally heard Doom from my earbook.
update my chart with 7.5. love the chorus
all notes subject to change over the course of the week.
definitely a great album with a strong personality
by warchanter
30 Jan 2015 21:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 533263

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Against my better expectations, the deluxe Earbook arrived a few hours ago!!! Quick facts: - The book is GORGEOUS - Lyrics + Story (no liner notes that i can see) - the music is MUCH crisper/full than in the leaked mp3s, be warned before making any comments about audio quality ;-) - Doom is very old...
by warchanter
30 Jan 2015 11:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 533263

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Gandalf de Grijze wrote:donno yet, have to go to my mom's place to listen to it on their pickup...
cool! share your thoughts after you do. meanwhile after seeing the images you posted I ordered the special edition earbook. you could be an excellent BG pr ;-)
by warchanter
30 Jan 2015 10:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 533263

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Question for those of you that have already received the NB Earbook special edition:
how different are Grand Parade (alternate version) and Miracle Machine (alternate mix) from regular versions?
by warchanter
30 Jan 2015 09:54
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 75555

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

Here we go. Preliminary votes, as I still have to elaborate on all the songs, they are all very complex and nuanced. Despite single votes, I rate the album as a whole a 10/10. The songs should be really listened one after the other. In other words: the bards continue to amaze me. The Ninth Wave 9/10...
by warchanter
29 Jan 2015 00:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 533263

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

A nice new interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyxpGVlCyvU Cool! So it appears that (Hansi's words) "Doom" from the Earbook is set after the events of Grand Parade, thus creating a sort of epilogue and bridge to a (possible) continuation of the story. PS: I can't stop listening to Distant Mem...
by warchanter
05 Feb 2013 03:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Collector’s Box
Replies: 156
Views: 78204

Re: Collector’s Box

AGRHHHH...I'm so angry...my box is still coming :o I have only one question...cause I can't wait. Is the Blood Tears on the 8 minute preview clip the New Vocal Mix or it's just the remixed one :roll: And if it's not...so how does the New Vocal Mix sounds :) ? Hard to say, I've listened to them just...
by warchanter
04 Feb 2013 23:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Collector’s Box
Replies: 156
Views: 78204

Re: Collector’s Box

Ah, mine arrived today!!!! As previously said, the 2012 remixes are very similar to the 2011 ones, but are NOT the same, so be prepared for a new level of clearness. And, in general, be prepared for some yummy surprises from all albums. Everything sounds sooooo good it's unbelievable.
by warchanter
02 Feb 2013 17:42
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Collector’s Box
Replies: 156
Views: 78204

Re: Collector’s Box

This begs the question: are the remixes from Memories of a time to come the same ones we get with a Traveller's guide or are a Traveller's ones something different (a "third version" of sorts, if we want to call it that way)?
Mine arrives in two days!
by warchanter
01 Feb 2013 16:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Collector’s Box
Replies: 156
Views: 78204

Re: Collector’s Box

Mine is coming, can't wait to get my hands on it!!! Keep the reviews coming to ease our pain : )
by warchanter
20 Jan 2012 16:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 116376

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

So, is ATTWS an orchestral version or not?
by warchanter
23 Nov 2010 16:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine DVD!
Replies: 24
Views: 9854

Re: The Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine DVD!

Not sure about a DVD, but live CDs would be absolutely fantastic (I'd put out a multi-disc edition with each and every song played during the tour!).
by warchanter
23 Nov 2010 16:03
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 182132

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

From the posts here and my personal experience (this year in Milan) Hansi seems in absolutely top shape. It was really difficult to go back to listening to studio version after all the energy of the live songs. This band rules!
by warchanter
15 Oct 2010 13:00
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 182132

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

teo_guardian wrote:still no video of tanelorn?? :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh1TZqsjFBE
Found on the tube. Bad audio but you get the idea. Pretty amazing from down there :)))
by warchanter
15 Oct 2010 09:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Why Can't Hansi Scream
Replies: 16
Views: 9277

Re: Why Can't Hansi Scream

Didn't notice any problem in his voice at the concert, yesterday. On the contrary, I was so blown away by his range and power that I'm still thrilled. Coming back to listening studio albums so soon after an amazing live show is hard! It must be really tiring to keep the same quality in all the gigs,...
by warchanter
14 Oct 2010 04:52
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 182132

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

Just got home from the Milan show. All I can say is that I've waited 15 years to see them live and almost didn't make it even this time, but man, it finally happened and was more than worth the wait! Hansi did really blow my mind, his voice gave me shivers of pleasure. He was absolutely amazing, pow...
by warchanter
25 Sep 2010 14:50
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 182132

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

How was Hansi's singing?
by warchanter
23 Sep 2010 13:43
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Japanese version of Ateot new Curse My Name version
Replies: 41
Views: 15267

Re: Japanese version of Ateot new Curse My Name version

Curse my name (original) is a really nice take on the song, but still can't beat the amazing album version. I really like the Extended Valkyries version. It's only a handful of seconds near the end (longer fade, also), but they give the song even a greater impact (I happen to like Valkyries very muc...
by warchanter
09 Sep 2010 16:21
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Best album cover
Replies: 19
Views: 7210

Re: Best album cover

Live hands down, but the best of the best is not included here and it's the cover for the Bard's Song single (along with the IFTOS single as a close second). On the other hand, while the cover of ATEOT is nothing to write home about, its interior and back cover art is absolutely amazing and one of t...
by warchanter
06 Sep 2010 01:23
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: ATEOT: We rate the songs
Replies: 79
Views: 41235

Re: ATEOT: We rate the songs

After a bazillion hearings, here's my take at the album (despite the ranking, I like all the songs, so no bad votes here). 01) Road of no release 02) Wheel of time 03) Curse my Name 04) War of the thrones 05) Valkyries 06) Sacred words 07) Voice in the dark 08) Control the divine 09) Tanelorn 10) Ri...
by warchanter
31 Jul 2010 16:51
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Exclusive download content: active from 31 July onwards
Replies: 32
Views: 13590

Re: Exclusive download content: active from 31 July onwards

It's almost late afternoon and still no sign of activation...
by warchanter
31 Jul 2010 16:50
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Songs about videogames
Replies: 82
Views: 23426

Re: Songs about videogames

Sacred Worlds apart (by the way, the new lyrics clearly tell us it's the undead warrior the main focus of the song), "Otherland" from A twist in the myth sounded very videogame inspired to me.
by warchanter
30 Jul 2010 17:18
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Official "At the Edge of Time" topic
Replies: 167
Views: 56245

Re: offical at the edge of time topic

Hey, I like Valkyries a lot! (And I can't get out of my mind the idea this would be a perfect Macross anthem :) )
by warchanter
30 Jul 2010 13:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Exclusive download content: active from 31 July onwards
Replies: 32
Views: 13590

Re: Exclusive download content: active from 31 July onwards

Yup, saw it and edited post title. Thanks!
by warchanter
30 Jul 2010 12:59
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Exclusive download content: active from 31 July onwards
Replies: 32
Views: 13590

Exclusive download content: active from 31 July onwards

So now I've bought ATEoT 2CD version (quick review - it IS a masterpiece), and in the 2CD version there is a card (with a code) to download videos, unrealeased tracks, etc. from this web address: http://www.nuclearblast.de/edgeoftime So far nothing happens when you try that page (it brings me to the...
by warchanter
20 Jul 2010 02:42
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Metal Hammer Germany with special BG CD out on July 14th
Replies: 30
Views: 12552

Re: Metal Hammer Germany with special BG CD out on July 14th

It's exactly the same as the game version (just youtube the video if you don't own the game) with a longer solo and a brief line of vocals added near the end.