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#1 Post by Edain » 12 Mar 2011 14:05

Sponsored by Nuclear Blast USA, Decibel Magazine, Amoeba Music L.A. and Dean Guitars, the world’s first-ever film festival dedicated to heavy metal music will be taking place at the Downtown Independent Cinema in Los Angeles, California this coming March 31st through April 3rd, 2011.



Organizer and lifelong metalhead Samuel Douek shares an exciting addition to the HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL’s inaugural line-up:



“We are proud to announce that Germany’s BLIND GUARDIAN have submitted a magical, one-of-a-kind, still-in-the-making film edited by Andreas Fiekers called ‘TRAVELERS AT THE EDGE OF TIME’ for a world premiere to debut exclusively at the Heavy Metal Film Festival in Downtown Los Angeles. The new film speaks to the band’s evolution and how it led them into the symphonic saga of their latest album, 2010’s Billboard Top 200-charting At The Edge Of Time. ‘TRAVELERS AT THE EDGE OF TIME’ will be screened at the HMFF’s special Closing Night event on Sunday at 9 p.m.”



TRAVELERS AT THE EDGE OF TIME (Editor: Andreas Fiekers) Germany 2011: 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 throughout the massive amount of events the musicians had to face since Summer 2009, the film begins abruptly during the production for their breathtaking opus At The Edge Of Time when the band begins orchestra recordings at the Rudolfinum in Prague. During the fragile act of creating real music, BLIND GUARDIAN are suddenly confronted with the virtual reality of a computer game called Sacred 2. While tasting the sweetness of having accomplished one mission, another one immediately starts with dreary rehearsals in the "Twilight Hall" before the band heads off to spread their mystical message to thousands of enthusiastic bards on another world tour. We will meet an unmasked Hansi Kürsch, André Olbrich, Marcus Siepen, Frederik Ehmke, and their crew members through the many private on-the-road & behind-the-scenes encounters. Fans will witness BLIND GUARDIAN take part in their never-ending quest for perfection beyond the musical aspects when cameras follow the band onto different stages from the first indoor shows to subsequent outdoor shows on the "Sacred World and Songs Divine Tour." Travelers At The Edge Of Time then takes on a new voyage when the group gets back to the studio and starts working on its lifetime project: the orchestral album. Both completion of this film project and the touring cycle for the latest album are not yet complete, proving only one thing: There is no real beginning, nor there is a real ending…
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#2 Post by Orodaran » 12 Mar 2011 14:24

I approve.
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#3 Post by prongs » 12 Mar 2011 14:28

It's gonna be Legen...wait for it...and I hope you're not lactose intolerant cause the second word is...da(i)ry...Legenda(i)ry!!!
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#4 Post by wade-newb » 12 Mar 2011 16:22

They better not make this lame, because I am really excited for this.
I can't think of anything clever to put here.

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#5 Post by Dentarthurdent » 12 Mar 2011 18:24

new DVD coming up?^^
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#6 Post by Lord_Of_Noldor » 12 Mar 2011 19:18

Would i be right in thinking this would be like the metallica dvd (some kind of monster)????
If so this would be brilliant to see how the guys (BG) are in real life :D
I'm soooooo looking forward to this and if it is getting released as a dvd i'm definitely gonna buy it.
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#7 Post by yamasidious » 12 Mar 2011 22:39

Hell yeah I can't wait to see this! :D

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#8 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 13 Mar 2011 01:39

i am very curious
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#9 Post by bestpike » 13 Mar 2011 14:21

Where we'll be able to find this on the net is my main concern. Also, they'll be talking english in the video right?
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#10 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 13 Mar 2011 16:37

Well, at least the songtitles will be in English. Nothing's confirmed about the actual language, but if it's German it's no prob either - that's what subtitles are for.

And I wouldn't worry about where it appears. It'll end up on usenet soon enough. Blast invested money in it, so I would be surprised if they didn't release it too.
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#11 Post by T3hOverlord » 14 Mar 2011 03:14

thanks OP

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#12 Post by Curufin » 14 Mar 2011 05:53

The Rider Of Rohan wrote:Well, at least the songtitles will be in English. Nothing's confirmed about the actual language, but if it's German it's no prob either - that's what subtitles are for.

And I wouldn't worry about where it appears. It'll end up on usenet soon enough. Blast invested money in it, so I would be surprised if they didn't release it too.
Knowing NB, I wouldn't be surprised if they released 5 different versions of it in "special collector's editions" either. ;)
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#13 Post by bestpike » 14 Mar 2011 15:19

Curufin wrote:
The Rider Of Rohan wrote:Well, at least the songtitles will be in English. Nothing's confirmed about the actual language, but if it's German it's no prob either - that's what subtitles are for.

And I wouldn't worry about where it appears. It'll end up on usenet soon enough. Blast invested money in it, so I would be surprised if they didn't release it too.
Knowing NB, I wouldn't be surprised if they released 5 different versions of it in "special collector's editions" either. ;)
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#14 Post by spamel » 15 Mar 2011 00:26

Curufin wrote:
The Rider Of Rohan wrote:Well, at least the songtitles will be in English. Nothing's confirmed about the actual language, but if it's German it's no prob either - that's what subtitles are for.

And I wouldn't worry about where it appears. It'll end up on usenet soon enough. Blast invested money in it, so I would be surprised if they didn't release it too.
Knowing NB, I wouldn't be surprised if they released 5 different versions of it in "special collector's editions" either. ;)
I want the special beeping edition, with almost silent clicks, pops and whistles to annoy young listeners, but they won't affect us old grumpy deaf bastards! :mrgreen:
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#15 Post by Webmaster » 15 Mar 2011 17:39

bestpike wrote:Where we'll be able to find this on the net is my main concern. Also, they'll be talking english in the video right?
If they use the interview footage where I was asking the questions it will be in English. :-P

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#16 Post by T3hOverlord » 16 Mar 2011 02:03

jeez jason, you should be the one letting us in on all these little secrets before anyone else, lol

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#17 Post by Webmaster » 16 Mar 2011 12:32

T3hOverlord wrote:jeez jason, you should be the one letting us in on all these little secrets before anyone else, lol
The film announcement caught me off guard I must admit. Sometimes NB releases stuff before I get word. :-( I will still post a news item about it on the website...soon.

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#18 Post by bestpike » 19 Mar 2011 15:19

The Sunday the announcement is referring to is tomorrow?
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#19 Post by Mahoora » 30 Mar 2011 01:00

That's awesome! oooohhhh I'm so exited :D
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#20 Post by Desert_Storm » 02 Apr 2011 13:30

I hope it won't be as cheesy as the press text...
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#21 Post by bestpike » 02 Apr 2011 15:41

Anybody got a link yet? Hell, noone even commented on it. What is going on.

Edit: Oh, it wasn't showed yet. In 2 days right?
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#22 Post by LeBard » 05 Apr 2011 00:57

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 throughout the massive amount of events the musicians had to face since Summer 2009, the film begins abruptly during the production for their breathtaking opus At The Edge Of Time when the band begins orchestra recordings at the Rudolfinum in Prague. During the fragile act of creating real music, BLIND GUARDIAN are suddenly confronted with the virtual reality of a computer game called Sacred 2. While tasting the sweetness of having accomplished one mission, another one immediately starts with dreary rehearsals in the "Twilight Hall" before the band heads off to spread their mystical message to thousands of enthusiastic bards on another world tour.
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#23 Post by T3hOverlord » 07 Apr 2011 01:47

did anyone see it?

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#24 Post by bestpike » 07 Apr 2011 19:43

http://arizonametal.wordpress.com/2011/ ... ing-night/

Bottom of the page there is a sound stream, where the festival's director is talking. One of the things he said was that there wasn't a lot of people. I guess the reason is that its new and not many people knew about it. Meh, let's wait for someone to upload it (hopefully the official BG site).
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#25 Post by DREAMASTER » 07 Apr 2011 23:54

Yeah that's great but I want a god damn live dvd of this tour!!! :mrgreen:
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#26 Post by J.J » 19 Apr 2011 05:56

so...anyone know anything about it?
When will we be able to watch it?
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#27 Post by Blast » 20 Apr 2011 10:21

Yeah, I'm kind of curious too.
Hopefully it'll be released on DVD soon (if at all) so I can finally watch it :)

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#28 Post by bestpike » 20 Apr 2011 14:20

I was wondering too what's taking so long for the official site to upload the video somewhere.
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#29 Post by bestpike » 14 May 2011 09:12

I'm starting to doubt the existence of this documentary. Is there anyone that have watched it? :D
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#30 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 14 May 2011 15:52

If it's not on the internet, it doesn't excist.
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#31 Post by bestpike » 14 May 2011 16:41

The Rider Of Rohan wrote:If it's not on the internet, it doesn't excist.
Quoted For Truth :(
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#32 Post by bestpike » 25 Jun 2011 03:26

Sup with the documentary, it's starting to get cobwebs! Moderator, move some strings :P
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#33 Post by LeBard » 25 Jun 2011 22:28

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.

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#34 Post by Traveller in Time » 26 Jun 2011 20:56

Well but you are not totally wrong, i guess those clips they posted during the album productions are taken from this documentary. It would make sense at least.

Yeah a pity that no one saw it or that it i available somehow (DVD, download, stream).

Soon it will be outdated ;)
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#35 Post by bestpike » 26 Jun 2011 22:10

Indeed, already the plans to release the orchestral project next are kinda being folded, as Hansi is hinting on an interview released a few days ago. So that documentary might have old new info :P
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#36 Post by Traveller in Time » 27 Jun 2011 22:17

Do you have a link to this newest Hansi interview? Thanks!
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#37 Post by bestpike » 27 Jun 2011 23:02

Read it and weep :(. http://madhamish.blogspot.com/2011/06/b ... rview.html

Particular question:

RR: Is this going to be the next Blind Guardian record?
HK: I don’t know yet. We intend to do so but we have a request for a “Best of” CD that might be released prior to the orchestral album, it has not been decided yet completely. And if we feel it takes too long to release that new orchestral record, then we might create another Blind Guardian album in between and release that first. It is still not clear if that orchestral project will be released under the name Blind Guardian because it contains different music and it is a little questionable if we should make it under the name Blind Guardian or it should be released as something done by the Blind Guardian guys.
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#38 Post by wade-newb » 28 Jun 2011 00:02

I'm so looking forward to the orchestral project though!!! I'm sure it'll be even better if they spend more time on it, but I just can't wait for it :evil:
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#39 Post by Traveller in Time » 28 Jun 2011 22:05

Thanks! Really nice interview. Good interviewer!
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