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by Darth Arrow
26 Oct 2017 18:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Virgin Records To Re-issue Blind Guardian Albums in Vinyl LP
Replies: 12
Views: 18715

Re: Virgin Records To Re-issue Blind Guardian Albums in Vinyl LP

So I guess since NB is rereleasing the old albums, we're to take it that the right to the albums have been transfered over to NB as Virgin failed to renew the license? Hopefully NB will be releasing vinyls at some point :roll:
by Darth Arrow
26 Oct 2017 18:44
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Virgin-era albums now being re-released on Nuclear Blast
Replies: 23
Views: 22203

Re: Virgin-era albums now being re-released on Nuclear Blast

When someone gets them, post a pic or write down the linernotes about the mix and master here please! :)

Seems like I'm going to buy a 4th and 5th copy of the discography after I hopefully land a job soon 8)
by Darth Arrow
24 Aug 2017 08:19
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Your Top 5 Favorite Blind Guardian Albums
Replies: 49
Views: 49474

Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Blind Guardian Albums

A Night at the Opera Imaginations from the Other Side Nightfall in Middle-Earth Beyond the Red Mirror Somewhere Far Beyond Though you could really list the first four in any order and I wouldn't consider it "wrong". The fifth place is a really close call between Somewhere Far Beyond and At the Edge...
by Darth Arrow
14 Jun 2017 13:38
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 2012's new "And Then There Was Silence"
Replies: 5
Views: 11912

Re: 2012's new "And Then There Was Silence"

Unfortunately no, it still uses samples :( This was debated back when it was announced that ATTWS was getting a new recording for MoaTtC, as many, myself included, thought that the only reason they would want to rerecord ATTWS only ten years after the original would be to have the option to use a re...
by Darth Arrow
26 May 2015 23:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 120548

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

Twister wrote:BLOOD TEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMFG Blood Tears, all my fellow Finnish bards, let's chant together next tuesday @ Nosturi for Blood Tears!
by Darth Arrow
23 Jan 2015 16:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Maybe it's because I've had copyright law as a subject on top of the fact that I consider this downloading of a leak stealing (some of you might know that I'm a rigid christian :wink: ), but I totally agree with you. As I said earlier, when you download that stuff, you're getting access to their wo...
by Darth Arrow
23 Jan 2015 13:49
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Btw, ATEOT is a really kick ass song, it gets better and better. This record is their best in a long time and IMO their more mature, much better than the last two records for sure. Holy shit :!: If Rokubota says that BtRM is their best record in a long time, then my own expectations just jumped by ...
by Darth Arrow
16 Jan 2015 14:04
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

At the drawbacks of the album he states that the album is a very complex and difficult hearing which needs time, Also this is, in my humble opinion, a positive thing, and definately not a drawback! He doesn't exactly say that it is a drawback...more of a point of consideration..but I have to say th...
by Darth Arrow
14 Jan 2015 19:28
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I think you get me wrong, I just wanted to say that the sound of TOTG is more like a punch in the face, like a wall of a really big wall... -- There's almost no empty space on the headphones I use..and they are professional ones.., so I'm just interested what do you consider as the better one, the ...
by Darth Arrow
14 Jan 2015 18:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I mean that it's really compressed, more than ATEOT, but that's something I maybe prefer more right now! There are fans, there are die-hard fans, and then there is bard_92 :roll: Come one, you just actually went as far as to say that "I prefer BG to technically sound bad instead of sounding good, j...
by Darth Arrow
08 Jan 2015 01:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Wizard's Crown wrote:I always wanted to hear again "run for the night"..in my mind it's equal with "majesty" but maybe it's just me...
Run for the Night, Wizard's Crown, Banish from Sanctuary, I'd like to hear those three. Plus The Martyr would be very intresting to hear as well.
by Darth Arrow
04 Jan 2015 22:37
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

The melody, which is not very audible in the trailer, from 1:31-1:43 reminds me of Wintersun. I can't really explain it, but it somehow sounds like lighter parts of some Wintersun melodies. Strange.
by Darth Arrow
12 Dec 2014 17:55
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Anyone else thought that "fuck, they should've used this in the Lord of the Rings movies" when listening to the clip at the end of the video? :P
by Darth Arrow
09 Dec 2014 00:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Yeah, and I don't know how it is in German, but for me Magnus draws connections to Latin word Magus, and Magnus as a nickname could be some kind of reference to being a magician with the guitar :) But where does Armin Siepen come from, and why Armin wasn't inside quotations in SFB booklet? EDIT: Ok,...
by Darth Arrow
08 Dec 2014 23:01
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

After giving TotG more spins, I have to say that the song keeps getting better and better after each listen. It sounds much better now than how it did at first, though it still lacks the certain kick which many BG songs have for me. And the chorus is still quite mediocre. But as I predicted, why I w...
by Darth Arrow
04 Dec 2014 23:34
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I got mine from Napalm Records I hope i get it tomorrow or sat. I can't wait for it. It's coming I know it is Heh, I ordered mine from Napalm Records, because Nuclear Blast was asking for 14€ for shipment to Finland (sending a letter from Finland to Germany costs 1€, so fuck you NB). Napalm charged...
by Darth Arrow
04 Dec 2014 18:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I prefer Otherland, The Edge and The New Order over Fly Otherland and The Edge are both good, I give you that, but The New Order? :roll: Oh and by the way, Hansi is listed on the booklet as "Hans" and I'm guessing Oliver won't be playing the bass in studio either anymore, because Barendt is credite...
by Darth Arrow
04 Dec 2014 18:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

With the exception of ATTWS, I think all of their singles were good songs, but definately not the best that the album connected to it had to offer... I have to ask, pray tell which song from ATitM was better than Fly? :shock: I do agree though, that I don't expect them to release the best song of t...
by Darth Arrow
04 Dec 2014 17:55
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Indeed. The previous descriptions of the singles matched closely the song, but this time not. I wonder... Avitd was not a bad choice I agree, and the song was pretty good as well. I remember I was always playing it just before I watched a new Game of thrones episode form Season 1 haha. Yeah, so we ...
by Darth Arrow
04 Dec 2014 17:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Yeah indeed. Those are my feelings as well more or less. The single must be really strong (or maybe the strongest) in my opinion, especially for bands like BG who release every 4 (and now 5) years. They did that almost every time (think of Fly, And then there was silence, Mirror Mirror, Imagination...
by Darth Arrow
04 Dec 2014 17:30
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I'm probably overly cynical towards the single because I did like the trailer clip, and because statements made about the song beforehand don't really match up with the final product. I do admit that almost all BG songs do grow with time and the way you'll listen to them chages over time. But even i...
by Darth Arrow
04 Dec 2014 17:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I got my copy today, thanks to an Austrian recordstore I preordered this from. Unfortunately I'll have to agree with other comments. TotG is in my books clearly weaker single song, than the previous ones. The intro is very promising and heavy, but the song itself isn't really kicking ass in any stan...
by Darth Arrow
21 Nov 2014 13:53
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Be warned that this is from my memory only, but I have a vague feeling that André would've said that he is Catholic, but not religious. And that Thomen didn't believe in God as how Christianity teaches, but instead he thought that there was some kind of a universal and supernatural spirit or force w...
by Darth Arrow
21 Nov 2014 13:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

The band members themselves are not even Christian, as far as I know. MettleAngel: At Wikipedia there is this direct quote, "I am a faithful but very critical Christian". Hansi: Hmnn, that is only half true. MettleAngel: So you are not a Christian? Hansi: I was raised as a Christian, and I do belie...
by Darth Arrow
16 Oct 2014 08:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Maybe the title will be "Leave *something* Behind"? :lol:

Leave any information behind? Leave the fans behind? Leave everybody in the dark & behind? Leaving y'all behind?

Pick your favourite!
by Darth Arrow
15 Oct 2014 11:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

The recordings, mixing and mastering need to be finished at this point. They wouldn't be able to release the album in january otherwise, I believe. Plus didn't Marcus say in that interview that the deadline for turning in the finished album was at the end of september? They need time to press the cd...
by Darth Arrow
13 Oct 2014 22:24
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624400

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I'm glad they're still alive. Schaffer hasn't written a killer and fresh riff in decades, he is done as a songwriter IMO and there's nothing really inspired in his music anymore. ATITM had some good songs but terrible production, ATEOT had Wheel Of Time and a better production but that's it. I want...
by Darth Arrow
13 Jul 2014 20:21
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: CONCERTS ! CONCERTS !
Replies: 9
Views: 9608

Re: CONCERTS ! CONCERTS !

Hell yes, just bought tickets to the gig in Helsinki! Now I just have to occupy myself for the next 11 months.... Guess it was worth it to ask Hansi for a club show the last time they were in Finland (Tuska 2011) 8)
by Darth Arrow
18 Dec 2013 13:45
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: New Iced Earth October 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 29937

Re: New Iced Earth October 2013

If Schaffer has showed us anything in the past is that the second album with a new lead singer is always way better than the first! Wait, what? Are you somehow implying that Burnt Offerings would be clearly inferior to The Dark Saga? In my opinion those are both brilliant albums, they're very very ...
by Darth Arrow
13 Dec 2013 09:26
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: New Iced Earth October 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 29937

Re: New Iced Earth October 2013

Interesting, if my memory doesn't fail me, all IE albums so far have been recorded and mixed at Morrisound by Jim and/or Tom Morris in Florida. Now for Plagues of Babylon, according to the label Century Media Recorded at Principal Studios - Senden, Germany [KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, GRAVE DIGGER] • Mixed...
by Darth Arrow
13 Dec 2013 09:18
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Hansi doing vocals on Iced Earth's Plagues of Babylon
Replies: 12
Views: 11988

Re: Hansi doing vocals on Iced Earth's Plagues of Babylon

Hmmh, don't know how I managed to miss that thread.... Oh well, anyways a newspost a month back lists the tracks where Hansi appears: Guest vocals on "Plagues Of Babylon," "Among The Living Dead," "Democide," "Resistance" and "If I Could See You" by BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kürsch. So five out ...
by Darth Arrow
12 Dec 2013 19:44
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Hansi doing vocals on Iced Earth's Plagues of Babylon
Replies: 12
Views: 11988

Hansi doing vocals on Iced Earth's Plagues of Babylon

Topic tells it all. I don't know if this was old news, but I just now found out after watching the promotional video for the new IE album. Hansi doing vocals isn't at all suprising considering how far back Hansi and Jon go, but what I did find disturbing is Hansi's steadily retracting hairline. Immi...
by Darth Arrow
21 Nov 2012 18:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Collector’s Box
Replies: 156
Views: 88004

Re: Collector’s Box

So I'm just the first who said it aloud, eh? :P
by Darth Arrow
20 Nov 2012 23:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Collector’s Box
Replies: 156
Views: 88004

Re: Collector’s Box

Am I the only one who thinks that the name of the box is like a fantasy / medieval twinsibling to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? I gotta say, the box doesn't seem all that special, but the new mixes could be very interesting, as I liked MoaTtC too. I most probably buy the box anyway because p...
by Darth Arrow
26 Jul 2012 09:02
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Collector’s Box
Replies: 156
Views: 88004

Re: Collector’s Box

BG is a group which I like cause it has 9 albums and all of them are so different and unique and it is really difficult to get tired from the band! But these remixes sounds like all of these different songs, which are supposed to tells diferent stories comes from one album. Somehow the drum sound m...
by Darth Arrow
08 Jun 2012 12:19
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: What BG song are you listening to this moment?
Replies: 3048
Views: 1101830

Re: What BG song are you listening to this moment?

Follow the Blind (MoaTtC version)
by Darth Arrow
17 Feb 2012 11:08
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 130770

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

I'm sorry, but that's wrong. Old version (and all of ANATO) had a very shitty production with absolutely no dynamic range, every sound and the whole mix compressed to the effing peak with a low enough overall volume to compensate. An insult to the awesome music, unbearable pain for our ears and a b...
by Darth Arrow
10 Feb 2012 11:34
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BG New Interview (On: Orchestral Project, New Album, D&W)
Replies: 14
Views: 10328

Re: BG New Interview (On: Orchestral Project, New Album, D&W

Metalitalia.com just posted an interview with Blind Guardian: http://metalitalia.com/intervista/blind-guardian-imaginations-from-the-past/ The interview is focused on the new Best-Of, things we already know much, but there were a couple of other interesting things. About the Orchestral Project & Ne...
by Darth Arrow
02 Feb 2012 13:49
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 130770

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

Make a new album the way it is, with remixes, reworks and re-recordings, is to like so much your own work, and to respect and be very nice with all those who like your work too. too bad none of your words are true and this was a push from their extremely demanding record label. I would talk about t...
by Darth Arrow
02 Feb 2012 13:37
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The Best of Album...is this the end
Replies: 18
Views: 11793

Re: The Best of Album...is this the end

You probably thought this was a Nuclear Blast-release? Nope just Chuck Tes... Nope, Virgin/EMI-release. MoaTtC doesn't have anything to do with Nuclear Blast, except for that BG had to negotiate with NB to include songs originaly realeased under NB-label (This Will Never End, Ride into Obsession and...
by Darth Arrow
31 Jan 2012 12:08
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 130770

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

Actually Ride into Obsession is also remixed, Sacred Worlds is the only song identical with it's original album-counterpart. And the booklet says that In the Forest is re-recorded, so the only place with misinformation on that is the announcement of MoaTtC on the website, when they still were planni...
by Darth Arrow
20 Jan 2012 12:51
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 130770

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

Damn, can't wait to hear those... Why the hell did I come to the forums today?? I'm just teasing myself when I know that I'm not gonna get the album till next wednesday... Are all albums released on wednesdays in Nordic countries? AtEoT was SUPPOSED to be released a few days earlier in Sweden & Finl...
by Darth Arrow
20 Nov 2011 00:01
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 130770

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

These are all good points, still I think that BG have mostly started talking about projects at a time where it was nowhere near ready. I mean the albums since I have followed the band where always announced like "we're working on it, it's gonna be a year or two until release" and then they were pos...
by Darth Arrow
17 Nov 2011 23:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 130770

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

I also liked the recording very much (indeed it's one of my favourite studio tracks released by BG), but t.a.j. has a point about the advertising, whoever does or doesn't do it. Also there wasn't/isn't very much time in between the announcement and the release of the album, which is quite atypical ...
by Darth Arrow
15 Nov 2011 17:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 130770

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

That what you guys want is actually a greatest hits album, and not a best of (they are two completely different things you know). Are they? Where did you get that definition? Never heard of a distinction between them. I type "best of" in wikipedia and I get re-directed to greatest hits ;) Yes they ...
by Darth Arrow
14 Nov 2011 18:32
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 130770

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

Waitwaitwait... when there's a tour, everyone complains that they're always playing the same songs. Now they're doing a best of-album with songs you don't hear all the fricking time and everyone complains that these songs they play live all the time aren't on it. wtf? And no, live-versions do not b...
by Darth Arrow
05 Jul 2011 09:10
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Should I go?
Replies: 9
Views: 6013

Re: Should I go?

1) Go to the concert. I live in Finland, which is practicaly a neighbouring country to Germany when compared to Australia, and the last time that the Guardians were here was in 2007, next will be in just under three weeks :D So it could very well take 4+ years till the next concert, and I'm sure you...
by Darth Arrow
17 Mar 2011 12:00
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Big update by Hansi
Replies: 16
Views: 9816

Re: Big update by Hansi

I will keep it a secret which songs we are working on… though it won ‘t be many, I have to confess. Yes, I know how to spoil a story. It ‘s one of my best qualities – apart from looking cool while sitting on a chair . ;-) Anybody wan't to clarify that one? :D I'm not sure, but this could be an answ...
by Darth Arrow
16 Mar 2011 22:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Big update by Hansi
Replies: 16
Views: 9816

Re: Big update by Hansi

I will keep it a secret which songs we are working on… though it won ‘t be many, I have to confess. Yes, I know how to spoil a story. It ‘s one of my best qualities – apart from looking cool while sitting on a chair . ;-) Anybody wan't to clarify that one? :D Tuska Open Air, here I comeeeeeee!!!!!!...