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by LeBard
05 Dec 2014 00:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624467

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

The song is – sadly – a mess. It feels like a longer song that was edited down a couple of minutes. The different parts do not mesh together at all. It starts out good enough, but there’s no natural progression into the chorus at all. It feels forced together. Like some kind of Frankenstein's monste...
by LeBard
26 Jan 2013 03:03
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New years address 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 5359

Re: New years address 2013

Out of those tracks “Prophecies” is the one which is developed the most. It is almost straight forward, has a very strong pre and main chorus and offers some “Queensrÿchish” prog (this time I do mean Queensrÿche when I say prog) elements in combination with some Blind Guardian fantasy metal. A nice...
by LeBard
30 Sep 2012 15:56
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Does anyone have the answer to my shoes question?
Replies: 7
Views: 6771

Re: Does anyone have the answer to my shoes question?

Out of all forums on the Internet, you chose this one -- this one -- to ask about the inner workings of turpentine and formal shoes? And it's your first thread and first post to boot? :P

Does Blind Guardian fans have an aura of shoe-lore about them or what? Tales from the Twilight Shoe.
by LeBard
26 Sep 2012 20:53
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Themes for BG songs
Replies: 43
Views: 43083

Re: Themes for BG songs

Added some (the ones in bold), and changed one (Battalions of Fear): Lucifer's Heritage: Symphonies Of Doom (1985) Halloween Brian - The film Monty Python's Life of Brian. Dead Of The Night Symphonies Of Doom Lucifer's Heritage - instrumental Battalions Of Fear (1988) - Refers specifically to US Pre...
by LeBard
20 Aug 2012 15:56
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: "Songwriting has started" - Marcus
Replies: 7
Views: 6392

Re: "Songwriting has started" - Marcus

Since Sacred Worlds had such an positive impact on At the Edge of Time when it came to song writing (given that they were forced to go back into the studio, when they originally planned an hiatus) I had hopes that they -- once again -- would return to the studio to record a short EP in the years bet...
by LeBard
13 May 2012 14:26
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Luca Turilli's Rhapsody? Rhapsody? or Rhapsody of Fire?
Replies: 14
Views: 12776

Re: Luca Turilli's Rhapsody? Rhapsody? or Rhapsody of Fire?

I'm gonna get in here and defend LT's Rhapsody, Dark Fate of Atlantis, though lyrically doesnt make sense, is an extremely kickass song. Can anyone provide a link of Tom Hess screwing up? I always thought he was good just because of how he presents himself as one of the greatest guitar players in m...
by LeBard
11 Jan 2012 21:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BLIND GUARDIAN Last Two albums Production
Replies: 14
Views: 9902

Re: BLIND GUARDIAN Last Two albums Production

I felt that ATEOT was a step in the right decisions. Maybe it has more to do with the songs than the production though, but I felt that album sounded way more clear than ATITM, and ANATO. The guitars had more "oomph" to them and wasn't so freakishly layered, same with the vocals, but that decision p...
by LeBard
09 Jan 2012 22:58
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Tony Iommi diagnosed with cancer. :(
Replies: 4
Views: 5250

Re: Tony Iommi diagnosed with cancer. :(

Son of a fucking bitch.
by LeBard
08 Jan 2012 19:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 130901

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

You know what time it is? It's time for some samples! http://www.amazon.de/Memories-Time-Come-Best/dp/B006TFZ492/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1326041360&sr=1-18 I remain cautiously optimistic for the new recordings. Silence pretty much sounds like... Silence. Hard to tell with this quality thoug...
by LeBard
06 Jan 2012 00:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Best song to introduce BG to a new person
Replies: 21
Views: 13807

Re: Best song to introduce BG to a new person

I guess a common theme with Blind Guardian fans is being indifferent towards Opeth, heh. I don't particular enjoy them either, which is weird. In theory they should be right down my alley. I love progressive music, I don't mind growling as long it is accompanied with good melodies or song structures...
by LeBard
12 Dec 2011 22:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Geiselwind recording
Replies: 5
Views: 4711

Re: Geiselwind recording

Bonus material for the upcoming best-of release, maybe? Just a guess. I doubt that it would be right in time. NB doesn't press this amount of CDs within some days, so i guess the master is already there and nothing can be changed, besides some text and prints ;) Bonus material for the not-yet-annou...
by LeBard
12 Dec 2011 21:07
Forum: Otherland
Topic: It's official. I am the spoiler king.
Replies: 3
Views: 9374

Re: It's official. I am the spoiler king.

You and me both. I had literally every "special moment" from the A Song of Ice and Fire series spoilered to me in some way or another. From A Game of Thrones all the way to A Dance with Dragons. Maybe it was for the best though, I would probably burnt the book(s) if I wasn't mentally prepared for so...
by LeBard
12 Dec 2011 21:03
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Geiselwind recording
Replies: 5
Views: 4711

Re: Geiselwind recording

Bonus material for the upcoming best-of release, maybe? Just a guess.
by LeBard
01 Dec 2011 22:50
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Questions for upcoming video interview
Replies: 51
Views: 48127

Re: Questions for upcoming video interview

how was The Bard's Song received during the Somewhere Far Beyond tour (1992)? An instant hit, or did it "grow" during the following years to the status it has today? I think the fact that it isn't on Tokyo Tales speaks for itself, doesn't it? Well, I checked some bootlegs from 1992 and onwards and ...
by LeBard
01 Dec 2011 00:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Questions for upcoming video interview
Replies: 51
Views: 48127

Re: Questions for upcoming video interview

I just saw an interview with Jimmy Page, where he talked about how people were utterly bored the first times they played Stairway to Heaven, because the audience wanted to hear something they knew like Whole Lotta Love - which leads me to the question, how was The Bard's Song received during the Som...
by LeBard
17 Nov 2011 15:52
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Questions for upcoming video interview
Replies: 51
Views: 48127

Re: Questions for upcoming video interview

First thing that comes to mind is, whatever happened to the missing tracks from Nightfall in Middle Earth? Three tracks didn't make the LP. One of those three was - as we all know - Harvest of Sorrow. The other two... vanished; maybe they are songs that now are on ANATO, ATITM or ATEOT (with the lyr...
by LeBard
15 Nov 2011 00:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 130901

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

I hope the re-recording of The Hobbit means it will get a solid place in the set-list on the next tour, so - you know - I can actually get to hear it this time around. Same goes for all the rare songs included: Please , replace Majesty with Somewhere Far Beyond. And I'd love to hear The Last Candle ...
by LeBard
06 Nov 2011 21:13
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Best "Another holy war" live performance by far!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 3790

Re: Best "Another holy war" live performance by far!!!

So that is the drum-set Lars Ulrich used on st.anger.
by LeBard
10 Oct 2011 22:57
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: New Iced Earth album in the works
Replies: 146
Views: 75310

Re: New Iced Earth album in the works

Sooo... with the final product at hand, does Jon Schaffer still have some good riffs in him? :P I'm actually mostly concerned about the next Demons & Wizards LP. Iced Earth in itself has always been hit & miss for me. I do love Alive in Athens though.
by LeBard
05 Oct 2011 21:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: If you could pick what BG's next album was about...
Replies: 16
Views: 10186

Re: If you could pick what BG's next album was about...

Heh, I came in here because I wanted to post Neil Gaiman's Sandman but it was covered in the first post. I mean, just the titles of chapters lend themselves to songs: Seasons of Mist Preludes and Nocturnes A Hope in Hell Sound and Fury The Sound of Her Wings And that's just from the very first volum...
by LeBard
30 Sep 2011 15:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Interview with Marcus
Replies: 7
Views: 5536

Re: Interview with Marcus

What I can tell you is that apart from the stuff that has been played on this tour so far, we have just prepared some songs that have never ever been played . Interesting. There's so many NIME songs that need some love that, to my knowledge, never has been played: A Dark Passage, The Curse of Feäno...
by LeBard
06 Sep 2011 21:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 204850

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

Ride Into Obsession was finally played live?! Is true: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv_3dR7-JEM Video quality's not too great, and it doesn't sound like Hansi's best vocal performance, but Andre, Marcus and Fred seem to be handling the tempo just fine. Going to be a long time before I have the ch...
by LeBard
01 Sep 2011 18:59
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Oliver Holzwarth joins Rhapsody of Fire.
Replies: 7
Views: 6649

Re: Oliver Holzwarth joins Rhapsody of Fire.

Not so sure... BG tour a lot when they actually do it... sooner or later there have to arise scheduling conflicts.... Guess they should've hired him a long time ago. :P On the other hand, Rhapsody doesn't seem to tour that extensively: I counted 16 gigs for their last album tour, + some festivals. ...
by LeBard
01 Sep 2011 18:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Oliver Holzwarth joins Rhapsody of Fire.
Replies: 7
Views: 6649

Oliver Holzwarth joins Rhapsody of Fire.

Film score metal band Rhapsody Of Fire announces new bass player. Trieste, Italy September 1, 2011 - The band Rhapsody Of Fire is proud to announce the name of a new band member who will join forces with Fabio Lione, Alex Staropoli, Tom Hess and Alex Holzwarth. German bass player Oliver Holzwarth (...
by LeBard
26 Aug 2011 22:38
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: ATEOT Online Bonus Content Update
Replies: 40
Views: 26355

Re: ATEOT Online Bonus Content Update

residentour wrote:320 KB/s please :lol:
Screw that. I demand flawless Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) files. Never settle for second best.
by LeBard
26 Aug 2011 17:58
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Australian interview with Frederick.
Replies: 2
Views: 3549

Re: Australian interview with Frederick.

once I tried to write a Blind Guardian song and presented it to the guys, but in the end I realised a typical Blind Guardian sound recommends Andre forming the basic idea and Hansi writing the lyrics for that typical Blind Guardian touch. The song I wrote didn’t really sound anything like what Andr...
by LeBard
26 Aug 2011 17:49
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Why is Maiden's Fear Of The Dark considered a classic ?
Replies: 19
Views: 12943

Re: Why is Maiden's Fear Of The Dark considered a classic ?

All in all, on FOTD Maiden sounds like a band grasping for straws , but not finding many. Bruce sounds weary and ready for a fresh start (well, we all know the story from there) and Janick never really feels like he fits in. The songwriting hadn't reached its dramatic low point (that honor goes to ...
by LeBard
26 Aug 2011 00:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Crazy video about last album
Replies: 22
Views: 12823

Re: Crazy video about last album

Blood Tears Noldor The Curse of Feänor A Dark Passage when did they play one of these songs live ? I'd love to hear only one of them! Well, they said, they think there is only sense in publishing live albums, when there is another "musical-chapter" , compared to the last one. Hm, who knows. I realy...
by LeBard
25 Aug 2011 19:55
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Crazy video about last album
Replies: 22
Views: 12823

Re: Crazy video about last album

I seriously hope they won't release another live album and/or DVD for at least 2 more studio albums, after that they have 4 cd's to add to the live repetoire, thus creating a much more different setlist than the last live album. The current live setlists are still too similar to the LIVE album. So ...
by LeBard
24 Aug 2011 21:40
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: orchestral metal
Replies: 15
Views: 10808

Re: orchestral metal

oh please,ever heard of a little swedish band called Therion?Of course they don't go the same road as the bands mantioned by Dentarthurdent,they're more like gothic or something,still,pretty damn good.Go check their albums Deggial and Vovin,they'll blow your head off. I think he knows. :) Any recom...
by LeBard
24 Aug 2011 01:01
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Wacken 2011 videos
Replies: 43
Views: 19191

Re: Wacken 2011 videos

Avelar wrote:
lord of the west wrote:heres a pretty good quality of sacred worlds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMt19jvvOIQ
That bunch of people...
...not BG fans obviously
Yeah, looked like a couple of lost zombies. Looking jaded because they couldn't get up to the stage and eat the bands brains. Brains. Braaaaains.
by LeBard
17 Aug 2011 12:23
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Rhapsody (of Fire) split in two
Replies: 17
Views: 14135

Re: Rhapsody (of Fire) split in two

What. No really, what ? I wonder if this has been planned for some time. That would explain the sudden appearance of Tom Hess in the band instead of just hiring Dominique. Since he, Tom, is now, for all intents and purposes, the new lead guitarist in Rhapsody of Fire (what). They probably hired him ...
by LeBard
15 Aug 2011 15:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Yearly BG Fest in Sweden?
Replies: 4
Views: 3898

Re: Yearly BG Fest in Sweden?

There is a yearly BG fest in my apartment, however, the actual band has yet to come.
One day though.
One day.
by LeBard
08 Aug 2011 16:03
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: They really need to release more rare material
Replies: 7
Views: 6654

Re: They really need to release more rare material

Didn't the remaster have plenty of bonus materials? From memory, Battalions of Fear had the complete demo tape which includes: Brian Halloween Lucifer's Heritage Symphonies of Doom Dead of the Night While the other re-masters had about 3-4 demo version of songs. Majesty, Run for the Night, Lost in t...
by LeBard
29 Jul 2011 17:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New interview
Replies: 9
Views: 5019

Re: New interview

Indeed it seems that company never had the rights to the Silmarillion. Didn't know that. Although there is also the Lord of the Rings song, which is probably the most unambiguous tolkien song written by BG (lyrics include the title, the numbers of the rings, Mordor, Sauron), so I don't know about t...
by LeBard
29 Jul 2011 13:42
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New interview
Replies: 9
Views: 5019

Re: New interview

I didn't like though that we haven't been provided with the reason for the change of heart on the orchestral project's lyrical theme. For the last 10+ years we knew it would be about Lotr, and even just 5 months ago Hansi said the album would contain Lotr lyrics. I can imagine what the reasons coul...
by LeBard
21 Jul 2011 23:09
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Orchestral Project feat. Markus Heitz
Replies: 18
Views: 9422

Re: Orchestral Project feat. Markus Heitz

Dentarthurdent wrote:Why don't you listen to Beethoven or Mahler until then? ;)

Their CDs are usually much cheaper as well :D
They are really lacking in the Hansi department. And not enough dragons.
by LeBard
21 Jul 2011 21:43
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Orchestral Project feat. Markus Heitz
Replies: 18
Views: 9422

Re: Orchestral Project feat. Markus Heitz

Please release this before the next full length album, my body is ready for some orchestral goodness. And if Wheel of Time is an indication of how the end result will be, then dios mio, what an album it will be. I don't really care about the story though, never was interested in Luca Turillis "conc...
by LeBard
11 Jul 2011 14:48
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: the bard's song (meaning)
Replies: 5
Views: 9527

Re: the bard's song (meaning)

Blistering.com: You mentioned “The Bard’s Song” and how you can’t get away without playing it live. Everyone has their reasons, but to you, why is this song so special? Kursch: [pauses] I don’t know...I think it has a very strong balance. It’s emotionally one of the songs I have composed in one of ...
by LeBard
25 Jun 2011 22:28
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian-documentary
Replies: 38
Views: 21251

Re: Blind Guardian-documentary

bestpike wrote:Sup with the documentary, it's starting to get cobwebs! Moderator, move some strings :P
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkJ52K2Nf58

Is this is it? Just searched google, one of the first hits.

edit: Nah, it was the documentary that came with the CD I suppose. False alarm.
by LeBard
02 Jun 2011 19:33
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Metallica Crowned Most Influential Rock Band
Replies: 19
Views: 12238

Re: Metallica Crowned Most Influential Rock Band

1. Metallica 2. Green Day 3. Iron Maiden 4. Slipknot 5. My Chemical Romance 6. Linkin Park 7. Bullet For My Valentine 8. Blink 182 9. Ozzy Osbourne 10. Foo Fighters Surprised that Hoobastank and Nickleback didn't make it, seeing how utterly shit this list already is. I guess they are at 11 and 12 re...
by LeBard
01 May 2011 13:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine Videos
Replies: 28
Views: 17353

Re: Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbwzfwH3fCY

Another version of The Hobbit, better quality.
"I hope you all will enjoy the second half of the bard song's as well. Here comes, The Hobbit"
And manly tears were shed that night.
by LeBard
28 Apr 2011 16:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Where are the rest of the songs?
Replies: 29
Views: 14034

Re: Where are the rest of the songs?

Decided to bring this thread back as I got 1 song on my list right, The Hobbit was played :D. I couldn't believe it when I saw it on the setlist. Anyway, place your bets gentlemen! http://i45.tinypic.com/352rgbd.gif http://www.totalprosports.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Stands_collapse.gif http:/...
by LeBard
26 Apr 2011 22:03
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Best acoustic remake of a metal song I've heard.
Replies: 16
Views: 12221

Re: Best acoustic remake of a metal song I've heard.

The Rider Of Rohan wrote: LeBard will still hate it, though.
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by LeBard
22 Apr 2011 14:08
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Roy Khan replaced (live) by Fabio Lione
Replies: 90
Views: 59336

Re: Roy Khan replaced (live) by Fabio Lione

Roy Khan officially said he's left Kamelot for good. http://www.myspace.com/roykhanofficial/blog/542719606 So long! Dear fans & friends, There have been a lot of speculations around why I am not touring with Kamelot and I want to make a statement although it may not prevent further guessing as to wh...
by LeBard
05 Apr 2011 00:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian-documentary
Replies: 38
Views: 21251

Re: Blind Guardian-documentary

Found a review for this piece: TRAVELERS AT THE EDGE OF TIME: Blind Guardian Editor: Andreas Fiekers (GERMANY 2011, 45 min) This documentary follows Germany's legendary Power Metal band BLIND GUARDIAN through an unfinished cycle of their remarkable career up to now. Showcasing an intimate insight th...
by LeBard
04 Apr 2011 22:40
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Ever heard of Bloodbound?
Replies: 3
Views: 4720

Re: Ever heard of Bloodbound?

I heard of them for the first time, but i really enjoy this song:
Same; but I will check them out now.
by LeBard
01 Apr 2011 20:16
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: I have guessed what BG's next release will be
Replies: 30
Views: 16331

Re: I have guessed what BG's next release will be

Anyway, this is for Lebard, about the Manowar re-release, I found it very nice and enjoyable, the songs really brought out their full potential using the new technology and the many years of experience gathered. Yes I know Manowar has kinda died creativity-wise, and that the rerelease didn't change...
by LeBard
01 Apr 2011 19:28
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: I have guessed what BG's next release will be
Replies: 30
Views: 16331

Re: I have guessed what BG's next release will be

Well, it's not silly. When you said that no band with integrity would rerecord their own songs, you used BG as a means to put down Manowar. Now that BG is rerecording their own material, you are conveniently neglecting your own words and putting another twist on the argument to make it seem that it...