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by Gandalf de Grijze
16 Apr 2015 21:37
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 106345

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

They should take a listen to the new Nighwish album and take notes. The album has a very good production that blends very well the usual band instruments with the orchestras and choirs. And every instruments sound fine. Production is the only thing it does better than BTRM. Don't get me wrong, I li...
by Gandalf de Grijze
16 Apr 2015 17:28
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Tour ticket price
Replies: 27
Views: 15192

Re: Tour ticket price

It isn't up to BG, but up to local promoters in israel to actually book them...
by Gandalf de Grijze
15 Apr 2015 16:32
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist update?
Replies: 88
Views: 48967

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

The Krefeld-gig raised my expectations as the setlist was really "different" from the last two or three tours - but for now it seems they mostly switched newer staple songs for older staple songs. :? But it's just the start of the tour, let's see what happens in the next couple of weeks. :) My thou...
by Gandalf de Grijze
14 Apr 2015 10:54
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: World Tour 2015 Merch
Replies: 28
Views: 20664

Re: World Tour 2015 Merch

Traveller in Time wrote:Made my day! Thank you!

I really do like the monochrome one, but the guardian with the crow is nice too (only the colours remind too much on Wintersun shirts). 20 british pound? so around 25-30 euro.


I guess i will go for the monochrome :)
shirts were 25 euro's here in holland
by Gandalf de Grijze
12 Apr 2015 14:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist update?
Replies: 88
Views: 48967

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

Unlike AvitD, TotG is great live! Killer live track and an instant classic if you ask me.
by Gandalf de Grijze
12 Apr 2015 09:04
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist update?
Replies: 88
Views: 48967

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

Yeah, Hansi was really at the top of his game in Eindhoven. Also loved the fact that they made full use of the intro's they have by playing the War of Wrath/Into The Storm combo and putting Sacred at the beginning of an encore as well... I had goosebumps at several moments, most notably during the i...
by Gandalf de Grijze
10 Apr 2015 00:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Does the bards meet with fans after a show?!
Replies: 10
Views: 7759

Re: Does the bards meet with fans after a show?!

Infernal Lord wrote:Is it a bit 'fanboyish' to hang around outside the venue deliberately just in case...? :mrgreen: ;)
yes it is, but it is also very cool and metal!
Got several signatures and photos that way ;)
not to mention the kind chats :)
by Gandalf de Grijze
06 Apr 2015 01:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist update?
Replies: 88
Views: 48967

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

choir from tape, backings during chorus from band
by Gandalf de Grijze
03 Apr 2015 15:23
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist update?
Replies: 88
Views: 48967

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

Avelar: the original outro during BGOA was at least twice as long as how they cut it on the dvd ;)

and holy hell do i agree on more ANATO songs!!!!
by Gandalf de Grijze
03 Apr 2015 14:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist update?
Replies: 88
Views: 48967

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

even without the Opera song (on which I agree, pretty disappointed at that), this is probably one of the most revolutionary setlists in recent tours. The album played most is finally the most recent album in support of which they are touring! (and not an Iftos tour #666.000) I agree also that the pe...
by Gandalf de Grijze
03 Apr 2015 10:50
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist update?
Replies: 88
Views: 48967

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

pretty nice... really happy they took some of the criticisms to heart and played 4 songs from the new album and 3 from ateot, could personally have done without last candle (would have preferred goodbye my friend, or lost in the twilight hall) and also iftos or valhalla could have been replaced with...
by Gandalf de Grijze
03 Apr 2015 00:28
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist update?
Replies: 88
Views: 48967

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

The only song I know for sure, as I saw it posted on fb, is Bright Eyes
by Gandalf de Grijze
03 Apr 2015 00:23
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: Dutchies: betreft een Meating (of twee, of meer) Part III
Replies: 1747
Views: 605014

Re: Dutchies: betreft een Meating (of twee, of meer) Part II

Ik ben waarschijnlijk rond 15u in Eindhoven, ik zal in de loop van de week nog een oproepje doen op fecesboek
by Gandalf de Grijze
03 Apr 2015 00:19
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist update?
Replies: 88
Views: 48967

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

Still no setlist on setlist.fm

And the updates last tour didn't come from me but from Little Dragon who could access the venue's wifi with her phone (my phone doesn't have any form of internets, so don't expect me to update next week friday ;) )
by Gandalf de Grijze
31 Mar 2015 10:21
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New tour! First show! Any chance of a live setlist update?
Replies: 88
Views: 48967

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

have to wait untill the 10th, and even then I can't give live updates as i don't have internet on my phone..
by Gandalf de Grijze
24 Mar 2015 12:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 578048

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 fi...
by Gandalf de Grijze
21 Mar 2015 10:38
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: Dutchies: betreft een Meating (of twee, of meer) Part III
Replies: 1747
Views: 605014

Re: Dutchies: betreft een Meating (of twee, of meer) Part II

goed dat je het zegt, wilde zelf ook gaan, dus heb nu ook maar kaartje gekocht

BLIND GUARDIAN, 10 april, Effenaar, Eindhoven
Steem
Joran
Marcel
Bart

Opeth, 14 oktober, Tivoli Vreedenburg, Utrecht
Michael
Steem
by Gandalf de Grijze
18 Mar 2015 17:36
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: Heideggerian.
Replies: 3
Views: 5036

Re: Heideggerian.

bot, as the post resembles something Joost posted some time ago....
by Gandalf de Grijze
14 Mar 2015 00:59
Forum: Otherland
Topic: The Dwarves Series
Replies: 2
Views: 4591

Re: The Dwarves Series

As far as I understood it, the OP isn't based on the series, but the story would be created in collaboration with the writer of that series...

Having said that, I really like the series. It has a nice gritty atmosphere that I love...
by Gandalf de Grijze
09 Mar 2015 14:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 82673

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

Current standing: The Ninth Wave 8.2/10 Twilight Of The Gods 7.0/10 Prophecies 8.6/10 At The Edge Of Time 8.3/10 Ashes Of Eternity 7.2/10 Distant Memories 8.5/10 The Holy Grail 8.7/10 The Throne 9.1/10 Sacred Mind 8.4/10 Miracle Machine 7.9/10 Grand Parade 8.6/10 Doom 7.9/10 Miracle Machine just we...
by Gandalf de Grijze
08 Mar 2015 12:08
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Languages
Replies: 34
Views: 33937

Re: Languages

ok, I was wondering because usually students of my tongue has Italian origins or specific business projects, or is passionate about art history ... we are not a rich country or desirable from the standpoint of business or trade, so I always surprised when someone takes an interest in us .... Intere...
by Gandalf de Grijze
05 Mar 2015 22:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BTRM is probably their best
Replies: 35
Views: 18415

Re: BTRM is probably their best

gotta love how BG "filler" still means it is generally better than a lot of other stuff out there. However, I don't think that within the context of the album there is a true filler, considering how this is a concept album, and not a "normal" one. When listening to NiME as an album, the interludes (...
by Gandalf de Grijze
05 Mar 2015 22:02
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BTRM needs to be better represented on the upcoming tour
Replies: 20
Views: 11988

Re: BTRM needs to be better represented on the upcoming tour

1i'd much prefer it if they played all 5 new songs they are rehearsing on every show, and decide to swap out older songs a bit more...
by Gandalf de Grijze
05 Mar 2015 21:33
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 82673

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

Obviously they have had their influences in every song, and I do believe they are "allowed" by the "evil tyrants" Kürsch/Olbrich to fill up their own parts to suit their own preferences, same goes for Frederik. And I definately believe that without them songs would have sounded differently. I'll ju...
by Gandalf de Grijze
04 Mar 2015 20:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 82673

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

That's why I keep ranting that Hansi and André should really sit with Marcus...and Frederik ( :? ) to write songs and not just do everything by themselves. I think BG has only to gain more "shapes and dimensions", by allowing other people to co-write. Blind Guardian's always been Hansi and André's ...
by Gandalf de Grijze
01 Mar 2015 20:53
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 82673

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

Angus wrote:Oops! Just a second...
Added the vote, nothing changed in the average.
by Gandalf de Grijze
28 Feb 2015 11:25
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 578048

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

OmegaSlayer wrote:New single will have the song, a cover, 3 live versions of The Bard's Song :mrgreen:
I disagree, there will be at least one new studioversion of The Bard's Song, maybe a fully orchestral one...
by Gandalf de Grijze
24 Feb 2015 16:44
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Are you still alive?
Replies: 109
Views: 93076

Re: Are you still alive?

guess that forums in general are close to death with the rise of social media and all... I know I myself am sometimes just tired of teh social bombardement coming my way.
by Gandalf de Grijze
24 Feb 2015 16:42
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 82673

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

Current standing: The Ninth Wave 8.3/10 Twilight Of The Gods 7.0/10 Prophecies 8.6/10 At The Edge Of Time 8.5/10 Ashes Of Eternity 7.2/10 Distant Memories 8.6/10 The Holy Grail 8.8/10 The Throne 9.1/10 Sacred Mind 8.5/10 Miracle Machine 8.0/10 Grand Parade 8.6/10 Doom 7.7/10 Ninth Wave 8 Twilight o...
by Gandalf de Grijze
24 Feb 2015 01:30
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: The random thoughts thread
Replies: 1685
Views: 552023

Re: The random thoughts thread

I see a raptor and i want to paint it black
by Gandalf de Grijze
24 Feb 2015 01:29
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: A mistake in "At the edge of time"?
Replies: 43
Views: 18542

Re: A mistake in "At the edge of time"?

How dare this German singer not have a perfect English pronunciation!? :) Come on guys, it's not that bad. There are much worse cases out there (I'm looking at you Fabio Lione!). considering that the /d/ is pronounced the same in german and in english... this is one thing he could pronounce perfect...
by Gandalf de Grijze
22 Feb 2015 12:19
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 309
Views: 85473

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

Keep in mind that even though it will be released under the BG name , it is in fact not going to be a BG album . The orchestral project has always been a side-project by Hansi and Andre , and for a long time they even considered releasing it under a different name in order to keep it seperate from ...
by Gandalf de Grijze
22 Feb 2015 10:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 309
Views: 85473

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

Keep in mind that even though it will be released under the BG name, it is in fact not going to be a BG album. The orchestral project has always been a side-project by Hansi and Andre, and for a long time they even considered releasing it under a different name in order to keep it seperate from BG.
by Gandalf de Grijze
18 Feb 2015 10:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 578048

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

OmegaSlayer wrote:I prefer to be blunt and honest than polite and false.
Just a suggestion: how about mixing things up a little and trying to be polite and honest?
by Gandalf de Grijze
13 Feb 2015 23:56
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 578048

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

But Germany...Germany is a failure imho. Powerwolf' "Preachers Of The Night" took the number one spot. A band with a lesser name, a lesser budget, a worse distribution and releasing albums on a normal schedule. Obviously charts don't equate to quality certification, but they gauge how much you're i...
by Gandalf de Grijze
13 Feb 2015 10:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 82673

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

Current standing: The Ninth Wave 8.2/10 Twilight Of The Gods 7.0/10 Prophecies 8.6/10 At The Edge Of Time 8.5/10 Ashes Of Eternity 7.2/10 Distant Memories 8.6/10 The Holy Grail 8.8/10 The Throne 9.1/10 Sacred Mind 8.5/10 Miracle Machine 8.0/10 Grand Parade 8.6/10 Doom 7.8/10
by Gandalf de Grijze
12 Feb 2015 10:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Drum section simplicity - personal appeal to Fredrik
Replies: 39
Views: 18081

Re: Drum section simplicity - personal appeal to Fredrik

Honestly, drums have just never been the strongest part of Blind Guardian. People idolize Thomen, but with a few exceptions most of what I heard was just straightforward drumming with a lot of 16th note double bass. It just wasn't ever that special. The drums have always been just enough to support...
by Gandalf de Grijze
12 Feb 2015 10:25
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 82673

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

Current standing: The Ninth Wave 8.2/10 Twilight Of The Gods 7.0/10 Prophecies 8.6/10 At The Edge Of Time 8.6/10 Ashes Of Eternity 7.2/10 Distant Memories 8.5/10 The Holy Grail 8.8/10 The Throne 9.1/10 Sacred Mind 8.5/10 Miracle Machine 8.1/10 Grand Parade 8.6/10 Doom 7.8/10 With Ashes rising 2 ten...
by Gandalf de Grijze
12 Feb 2015 00:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)
Replies: 76
Views: 33940

Re: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)

Too bad I can't change my votes
by Gandalf de Grijze
11 Feb 2015 22:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 82673

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

I disagree, it is in my bottom three, and deservedly a bonustrack unlike Distant Memories, which is one of the best they've ever done, this song should never have been a bonus track DM is the "Mordred's Song" of this album. Doom is the mighty "Requiem"! Yeah, considering that I thing Script For My ...
by Gandalf de Grijze
11 Feb 2015 11:02
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 82673

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

My Earbook arrived today! :) On with 'Doom'... I'm still getting myself fully acquainted with 'Doom'. I take the point that it sounds subtely different to the other songs on the album, but I quite like it. I think I need a few more listens and then I can chime in with a score /10...! It's one of th...
by Gandalf de Grijze
11 Feb 2015 01:07
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: A mistake in "At the edge of time"?
Replies: 43
Views: 18542

Re: A mistake in "At the edge of time"?

blindgfan wrote:Among errors on other songs: "Promised Land" sounded like "Promised End", and "Don't be upset" like "Don't be obsessed". Makes sense though...
how about "red door" always being pronounced as "raptor"
by Gandalf de Grijze
09 Feb 2015 11:00
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 82673

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

Current standing: The Ninth Wave 8.1/10 Twilight Of The Gods 7.0/10 Prophecies 8.7/10 At The Edge Of Time 8.6/10 Ashes Of Eternity 7.0/10 Distant Memories 8.5/10 The Holy Grail 8.8/10 The Throne 9.1/10 Sacred Mind 8.5/10 Miracle Machine 8.1/10 Grand Parade 8.6/10 Doom 7.8/10 Prophecies is slowly ex...
by Gandalf de Grijze
08 Feb 2015 12:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 82673

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

Current standing: The Ninth Wave 8.2/10 Twilight Of The Gods 6.9/10 Prophecies 8.6/10 At The Edge Of Time 8.5/10 Ashes Of Eternity 7.0/10 Distant Memories 8.5/10 The Holy Grail 8.8/10 The Throne 9.1/10 Sacred Mind 8.6/10 Miracle Machine 8.1/10 Grand Parade 8.5/10 Doom 7.8/10 I'm also curious why so...
by Gandalf de Grijze
07 Feb 2015 19:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: A mistake in "At the edge of time"?
Replies: 43
Views: 18542

Re: A mistake in "At the edge of time"?

I can hear what you guys mean, but really... is such a small thing worth making a fuzz about?