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#1 Post by Traveller in Time » 11 Jan 2013 00:06

Happy new year, all forumers!

And here the first interview. Sadly just in german:

http://www.musikreviews.de/interviews/0 ... -Guardian/


But here some short (main) facts in english:

- First song of the next album is called "Encrypted Times" and it's close to a speed metal song and one song is called "The Ocean" with orchestral elements again :)
- the rest of the songs are typical BG songs and some kind of Irish Folk Speed Metal
- new album is planned to be released middle or end 2014 and within 12 months after it the orchestra album
- working on the box set took 8-9 month, more than they expected (8 weeks)
- there are two unfinished songs of Nightfall era, but still some work on if they had known that it took them 8-9 month to work on the box they would have added it. So they haven't.
- soon there will be a coverversion of a BG song by some famous metal band of a different genre, Hansi will take part in it.
- About BG cover arts: Maybe working with Marshall again, if he is still in business
- hardest time: when Thomen left the band

Hansi was asked about best and worst song of each album, here the results:

best || worst
BOF: Majesty || Battalions of fear
FTB: Banish From Sanctuary || Hall of the king
TFTTW: Lost in the twillight hall || run for the night / weird dreams (Hansi adds: there are no bad songs on TFTTW)
SFB: Somewhere far beyond || one of the cover songs, maybe theatre of pain
IFTOS: Imaginations from the other side || Another holy war
NIME: Time stands still || When sorrow sang (but Hansi is struggling with the answer)
ANATO: And then there was silence || sadly sings destiny
ATITM: Otherland || Lionheart
ATEOT: Wheel of time || Valkyries


Most 3 underrated songs:
- Noldor
- age of false innocence
- wait for an answer
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#2 Post by Avelar » 11 Jan 2013 09:10

Interesting and finally something new about BG, thanks!

So we have the first bits of information about the new album: "Encrypted Times" - characteristic name for the BG song, some kind of link to the previous album I guess, "The Ocean" - unexpected name, but suitable for a long epic song.

They consider working with Marshall again - let's hope :)

Surprised to see Another Holy War, When Sorrow Sang, Sadly Sings Destiny and Lionheart among the worst songs.
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#3 Post by Nahar » 11 Jan 2013 10:58

(commenting about the best\worst part)
I don't think Andre would agree about Sadly Sings Destiny
(I was also surprised to see it there)

I also think A Dark Passage is much more underrated than Noldor (everyone loves Noldor...).


Anyway, thanks a lot for the translation!
Some really interesting things there :)
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Yet silence also bears madness.
Silence surrounds me - a deathly silence"...

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#4 Post by Ryu » 12 Jan 2013 12:08

Their song titles change and disappear a lot once they've been announced. I remember "Punishment Coming" and "A Storm to Come" were possible album titles for ATEoT. Anything can change but I like the organic feel of The Ocean. Encrypted Times, not so sure.
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#5 Post by Traveller in Time » 12 Jan 2013 13:52

i remember their news about NIME when they were just speaking about song numbers ;)

Yeah at BG camp nothing is settled until it is revealed...
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#6 Post by ent » 12 Jan 2013 22:36

thank you for the important information from interviews.

very interesting :D
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#7 Post by wade-newb » 13 Jan 2013 01:01

OHHHHH MY GOD NEW BLIND GUARDIAN NEWS.
The Ocean sounds so fucking epic I fist-pumped xD I didn't realise I still loved BG as much as fucking ever FUCK YEAH!!!
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#8 Post by Traveller in Time » 13 Jan 2013 14:02

second interview [german]:

http://rock-the-bow.ch/interview-mit-ha ... -guardian/

but no news. The only fact i would pick out:

10% of their sells are digital. But Hansi says they only earn money with digital music via iTunes.
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#9 Post by Traveller in Time » 19 Jan 2013 15:25

..and the third one [german]:

really alike the others (many questions about their history).
http://www.bleeding4metal.de/?show=interview&id=626

One fact i would pick out:

Hansi is asked about a vinyl release of the upcoming box set.

Hansi:
I have incited it at least, but i had no progress so far. We decided that for our vinyl freaks there will be 2 or 3 vinyls made this year.
As far as i know, every record was released on vinyl, besides the Tokyo Tales and the forgotten tales album. So every studio album was released, but every vinyl starting from IFTOS was released on picture disc or just more or less listlessly produced. To be more precise, the mix was taken from the digital copy and analogized, which is counterproductive.
This we would like to fix, if we release those vinyls again. Or with other words: There would be extra Master versions for vinyls. I fancy with Nightfall and the Imaginations, because they were never released as black vinyl. And as a true vinyl fan, you [meant is the interviewer] surely know: Only from black vinyls you get the sound for which vinyls are famous for.
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#10 Post by kalrhael » 23 Jan 2013 15:36

Oh geeze, why must the interview ask that that best/worst question? Some of those 'worst' songs are amongst my all time faves! I don't care what the band thinks! And Time Stands Still over Nightfall??? WHAT??? Those are fighting words!

Haha, but you know you've arrived as a fan when you think you know the songs better than the band does.

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#11 Post by Orodaran » 26 Jan 2013 13:55

How in the fucking fuck Another Holy War and When Sorrow Sang are the worst songs on those album!??! come on Hansi! :P he should have said the "there are no bad songs" remark for those two albums!!!!! (also, I don't think Battalions of Fear and Hall of the King are that bad either)
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#12 Post by Traveller in Time » 26 Jan 2013 14:50

Hansi was struggling with the answer and even mentioned it as hard as to chose which child you like most, so don't be too hard with his rating.
He had to chose one :wink:
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#13 Post by T3hOverlord » 05 Feb 2013 00:19

Hansi used to say Run For The Night was the best BOF song. Anyways, why are almost all of Hansi's choices for worst my favorites?

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#14 Post by pingu53 » 01 Mar 2013 04:29

Another Holy War worst song on IFTOS?

Hansi is insane! Theatre of Pain and Hall Of The King are 2 of my favs too :(

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#15 Post by Edain » 01 Mar 2013 13:52

Nay, I agree with him about Another Holy War. Every other song has something special, only AHW is mostly just powerchord-shredding and a cheesy repetitive chorus. Though I strongly disagree with the choices of the newest three albums - Sadly Sings Destiny is a helluva rocker, Lionheart has some amazing chorus work and some exotic scales and Valkyries is almost Queensrych-ish in parts.

His choice of the most underrated songs give me hope though to hear Noldor and Wait for an answer (!that solo!) live one day. :)
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#16 Post by bestpike » 02 Mar 2013 02:19

I would say Another Holy War is a pretty damn good song, provided that the prolonged lyric during the "I will die before my vision ends" is not omitted, and later 1 more time in the song when that happens. Hansi neglected that part during the DVD and earlier concerts, but he made a good choice to reintroduce it in the last tour (leaving Marcus to sing the beginning of the overlapping chorus). That part is basically what gives that song its "spark of genius". On the other hand, And the Story ends has nothing extraordinary in there for me. But its still a very good song nonetheless.

For comparison:

1:58 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldBEVpVfgFU
1:56 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLXqixkpSmo

The DVD version has its balls cut off at that great part of the song.
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#17 Post by nckissfan » 06 Mar 2013 01:43

the best/worst is a stupid thing to ask. I don't think Hansi is saying the songs are crap, just his least favorite on the album?

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#18 Post by Traveller in Time » 07 Mar 2013 23:23

Another one:

http://www.spaziorock.it/intervista.php?&id=619&eng=1


Wow, maybe two parts of the orchestral project....
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#19 Post by Midnight » 08 Mar 2013 12:36

Traveller in Time wrote:Another one:

http://www.spaziorock.it/intervista.php?&id=619&eng=1


Wow, maybe two parts of the orchestral project....

And a festival with an orchestra!!

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#20 Post by Metatron » 10 Mar 2013 03:07

Also don't agree about Sadly sings destiny! It rocks and is a little different from their 'usual' style. Good news about the upcoming work!
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#21 Post by Traveller in Time » 16 Mar 2013 19:40

Just for short:

Another interview with Hansi [audio, german]

No new facts, but some nice bit private like talking about music in general (both sides of Hansi: as music consumer and music producer).
The only important "fact" i can point out:

- they are working on the new album and hansi even was already singing some stuff, although he seemed to have a flue or something.
- Hansi would like to work with Marshall again, but he does not know if the thematic of the new album suits to a hand drawn cover artwork

http://www.kalle-rock.de/news/detailans ... an-online/
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#22 Post by brazilian_bard » 21 Mar 2013 18:18

Nahar wrote:I don't think Andre would agree about Sadly Sings Destiny
:)

I agree with Hansi about NiME... Time Stands Still is for sure one of the most epic songs I've known in my life.
I have the same to say about Another Holy War. There are no bad tracks on both albums.

Now, if the new album thematic doesn't suits to a hand drawn cover artwork, oh my God... what's he up to? ... 8)

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#23 Post by brazilian_bard » 23 Mar 2013 16:37

Still about AhW: I feel this song just like a sample of how Andre is a genius, and he shows it from the beginning to the end of the song. Moreover, the chorus is very strong and the vocals echo deep in my memory since the first day I heard this song! Sure, it's just my opinion 8)

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#24 Post by Ryu » 09 Jun 2013 00:53

Does anyone know anything about the new interview BG tweeted/Facebooked about?
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#25 Post by bard_92 » 09 Jun 2013 04:41

Ryu wrote:Does anyone know anything about the new interview BG tweeted/Facebooked about?
No, but I hope that it will be here till the end of the day/tomorrow http://www.metalcommand.net/interviews.html :)

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#26 Post by Traveller in Time » 15 Jun 2013 16:56

bard_92 wrote:
Ryu wrote:Does anyone know anything about the new interview BG tweeted/Facebooked about?
No, but I hope that it will be here till the end of the day/tomorrow http://www.metalcommand.net/interviews.html :)

It's up!

http://www.metalcommand.net/mp3/hansi.mp3
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#27 Post by bestpike » 16 Jun 2013 10:49

Traveller in Time wrote:
bard_92 wrote:
Ryu wrote:Does anyone know anything about the new interview BG tweeted/Facebooked about?
No, but I hope that it will be here till the end of the day/tomorrow http://www.metalcommand.net/interviews.html :)

It's up!

http://www.metalcommand.net/mp3/hansi.mp3
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#28 Post by Ryu » 17 Jun 2013 01:47

Early 2015? Ow.
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#29 Post by bestpike » 17 Jun 2013 12:55

Ryu wrote:Early 2015? Ow.
Yeah that sucks :/ even more because of no live concerts until then either
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#30 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 17 Jun 2013 18:45

yeah, but since when do they do what they say in interviews?
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#31 Post by bestpike » 17 Jun 2013 22:44

Gandalf de Grijze wrote:yeah, but since when do they do what they say in interviews?
You talking about the release date, the no concerts till release, or just general statement?
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#32 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 18 Jun 2013 00:06

the releasedate: will always be postponed when announced in such general terms
the no concerts: I believe they said the same thing last time, but ended up playing a few summerfestivals in the year before the release (granted, this was the first time to my knowledge since at least NiME that they did that)
General statement: also subject to change, although I guess the impressions about how songs will sound are generally quite true.

Turning back to the festivals: I am kind of expecting Wacken, as it will be the 25th anniversary of Wacken, so maybe they will book some special bands, like BG who have always had a great reception at Wacken, for the occasion...
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#33 Post by Guardian'86 » 16 Nov 2014 19:05

Traveller in Time wrote:Another one:

http://www.spaziorock.it/intervista.php?&id=619&eng=1


Wow, maybe two parts of the orchestral project....
So in the future we can expect two orchestral album ???? Wow !!! I'm curious to know how an orchestral album will sound, clearly with orchestra, but my question is : will be there a little of guitars? drums? acoustic guitar? Anyway it would be very cool if they will do someday a Blind Guardian fest playing with an orchestra!!

Anyway I hope we can expect other 3 or 4 regular studio albums in addition to that which will be released on january 30th !

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#34 Post by ErHaO » 24 Nov 2014 18:09

Guardian'86 wrote:
Traveller in Time wrote:Another one:

http://www.spaziorock.it/intervista.php?&id=619&eng=1


Wow, maybe two parts of the orchestral project....
So in the future we can expect two orchestral album ???? Wow !!! I'm curious to know how an orchestral album will sound, clearly with orchestra, but my question is : will be there a little of guitars? drums? acoustic guitar? Anyway it would be very cool if they will do someday a Blind Guardian fest playing with an orchestra!!

Anyway I hope we can expect other 3 or 4 regular studio albums in addition to that which will be released on january 30th !
I'm thinking they will at least save something for their 30th anniversary as Blind Guardian (which will be somewhere in 2016/2017, right?). I think it will be good for the band if they release something sooner after the latest "hiatus" (they seem to have been pretty busy though).

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#35 Post by Guardian'86 » 26 Nov 2014 13:22

ErHaO wrote:
Guardian'86 wrote:
Traveller in Time wrote:Another one:

http://www.spaziorock.it/intervista.php?&id=619&eng=1


Wow, maybe two parts of the orchestral project....
So in the future we can expect two orchestral album ???? Wow !!! I'm curious to know how an orchestral album will sound, clearly with orchestra, but my question is : will be there a little of guitars? drums? acoustic guitar? Anyway it would be very cool if they will do someday a Blind Guardian fest playing with an orchestra!!

Anyway I hope we can expect other 3 or 4 regular studio albums in addition to that which will be released on january 30th !
I'm thinking they will at least save something for their 30th anniversary as Blind Guardian (which will be somewhere in 2016/2017, right?). I think it will be good for the band if they release something sooner after the latest "hiatus" (they seem to have been pretty busy though).
Yes. I think they'll release the orchestral album in 2016 so for their 30th anniversary which should be around 2016/2017 like you said but I already Knew.
Anyway after all of this I wanna expect other 2 or 3 albums from them so in 2019 and 2023. I think that 2017 will be a silent year so no tour no albums, but maybe if they don't release the orchestral in 2016 they'll do it in 2017. Even if they'll be busy during next tour in 2015 and 2016, so at the latest we can expect 2017 (but I'm sure 2016) for the orchestral.

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#36 Post by ICBM » 31 Dec 2014 04:09

The new edition of Sweden Rock Magazine has an extensive Blind Guardian feature. Mostly consisting of Hansi talking about himself and the early days of the band, as well as showing off his home and childhood neighbourhood. The personal focus (almost nothing about the albums) was very interesting and clearly different than the usual interview. Anyone familiar with the Swedish language needs to pick this up.

The article is seven pages of text, way too much for me to translate. But here are some interesting facts:

*Hansi’s neighbours hardly know who he is. He gets recognized in his hometown once every six months or so.
*He met his wife in vocational school and married her in 95. He proposed to her over the phone while recording Imaginations. He does not consider himself a romantic person.
*Plays videogames when spending time with his 13 year old son, even though he strongly dislikes it.
*The Hobbit was the book that really got him into fantasy, he has several large cabinets filled with books.
*The house is very clean and neat. Almost completely devoid of Blind Guardian-memorabilia, even in Hansi’s workspace. He wants to keep his family life separate from the band.
*Keeps a world map on the wall, marks all cities they have played in.
*He collects records, currently focused on 7 inches to put in his 180kg jukebox. Described as “by far his main interest these days”
*He grew up in a 300-year old house and is the youngest sibling. Closest childhood friend was his cousin, they used to climb on a large wall of stone and visit the big castle in his hometown. Playing in the castle and playing football on the fields next to it were his favourite activities.
*Played football seriously, but injured his knee and discovered girls and alcohol instead at age 15.
*Older sister introduced him to music. Parents didn’t understand his passion for it but were supportive.
*Drives a Volkswagen Passat.
*Often visits his mother. In the early days he provided his family address along with Blind Guardian material, leading to people from around the entire world arriving unannounced while he was away on tour. His mother didn’t seem to mind.
*Keeps a picture of his father next to his desk. Died when Hansi was 24, described as the worst time in his life. Ashes to Ashes lyrics are dealing with this.
*Wasn’t interested in school, he actually requested to repeat the sixth grade (probably to delay the responsibility associated with the later years in school).
*Hansi and André don’t spend time together anymore, except on the stage and in the studio. Still considers themselves to be friends. When they were young they often came late to class, independent of each other, and went to drink beer at Andre’s place instead of staying at school.
*There was a big metal scene in his hometown when he was young, but he considered most of the metalheads to be posers. Explains that they cut their hair and moved on when metal went out of fashion. He identified more with the punk subculture in that regard, even though he didn’t mention enjoying the music.
*He doesn’t consider himself Christian, “definitely took the Bible more seriously when he was 25 than nowadays”
*They had a professional attitude with the band from the start, spent the earnings from the first albums on better equipment.
*Follow the Blind was largely composed in the rehearsal room with the whole band. When they bought recording equipment the input from Marcus and Thomen became more limited.
*Is extremely happy that most scandals and embarrassing moments on tours happened in pre-internet days. Comments on the infamous Copenhagen '96 concert and falling off the stage on the Sodom DVD "Lords of Depravity". Hansi doesn't drink hard liquor and refuses to keep a wine cooler at home because a bottle wouldn't last long enough. Tea is his favourite drink these days, although he still enjoys beer and wine.
*Works a lot with administrative stuff when he is home. Always responds to email and phone calls immediatly. Considers the band to be his imperium.

...

*In the early days, Thomen defined being rich as "affording to drink five liters of coke, eating a quality steak and renting a different porno every day"

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#37 Post by bard_92 » 31 Dec 2014 06:50

ICBM wrote:The new edition of Sweden Rock Magazine has an extensive Blind Guardian feature. Mostly consisting of Hansi talking about himself and the early days of the band, as well as showing off his home and childhood neighbourhood. The personal focus (almost nothing about the albums) was very interesting and clearly different than the usual interview. Anyone familiar with the Swedish language needs to pick this up.

The article is seven pages of text, way too much for me to translate. But here are some interesting facts:

*Hansi’s neighbours hardly know who he is. He gets recognized in his hometown once every six months or so.
*He met his wife in vocational school and married her in 95. He proposed to her over the phone while recording Imaginations. He does not consider himself a romantic person.
*Plays videogames when spending time with his 13 year old son, even though he strongly dislikes it.
*The Hobbit was the book that really got him into fantasy, he has several large cabinets filled with books.
*The house is very clean and neat. Almost completely devoid of Blind Guardian-memorabilia, even in Hansi’s workspace. He wants to keep his family life separate from the band.
*Keeps a world map on the wall, marks all cities they have played in.
*He collects records, currently focused on 7 inches to put in his 180kg jukebox. Described as “by far his main interest these days”
*He grew up in a 300-year old house and is the youngest sibling. Closest childhood friend was his cousin, they used to climb on a large wall of stone and visit the big castle in his hometown. Playing in the castle and playing football on the fields next to it were his favourite activities.
*Played football seriously, but injured his knee and discovered girls and alcohol instead at age 15.
*Older sister introduced him to music. Parents didn’t understand his passion for it but were supportive.
*Drives a Volkswagen Passat.
*Often visits his mother. In the early days he provided his family address along with Blind Guardian material, leading to people from around the entire world arriving unannounced while he was away on tour. His mother didn’t seem to mind.
*Keeps a picture of his father next to his desk. Died when Hansi was 24, described as the worst time in his life. Ashes to Ashes lyrics are dealing with this.
*Wasn’t interested in school, he actually requested to repeat the sixth grade (probably to delay the responsibility associated with the later years in school).
*Hansi and André don’t spend time together anymore, except on the stage and in the studio. Still considers themselves to be friends. When they were young they often came late to class, independent of each other, and went to drink beer at Andre’s place instead of staying at school.
*There was a big metal scene in his hometown when he was young, but he considered most of the metalheads to be posers. Explains that they cut their hair and moved on when metal went out of fashion. He identified more with the punk subculture in that regard, even though he didn’t mention enjoying the music.
*He doesn’t consider himself Christian, “definitely took the Bible more seriously when he was 25 than nowadays”
*They had a professional attitude with the band from the start, spent the earnings from the first albums on better equipment.
*Follow the Blind was largely composed in the rehearsal room with the whole band. When they bought recording equipment the input from Marcus and Thomen became more limited.
*Is extremely happy that most scandals and embarrassing moments on tours happened in pre-internet days. Comments on the infamous Copenhagen '96 concert and falling off the stage on the Sodom DVD "Lords of Depravity". Hansi doesn't drink hard liquor and refuses to keep a wine cooler at home because a bottle wouldn't last long enough. Tea is his favourite drink these days, although he still enjoys beer and wine.
*Works a lot with administrative stuff when he is home. Always responds to email and phone calls immediatly. Considers the band to be his imperium.

...

*In the early days, Thomen defined being rich as "affording to drink five liters of coke, eating a quality steak and renting a different porno every day"
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#38 Post by Isis65 » 31 Dec 2014 18:44

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Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Interviews 2013

#39 Post by nyobit » 31 Dec 2014 19:00

Thanks for the translation!
ICBM wrote:Comments on the infamous Copenhagen '96 concert and falling off the stage on the Sodom DVD "Lords of Depravity".
I wonder what is this all about. I remember the incident with falling off the stage, but what has happened in Copenhagen?

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#40 Post by Dragonfly » 01 Jan 2015 14:11

Wow, some of the facts are pretty amusing. Keeping a world map on the wall and marking all the places one's been to is very cool. Thanks for translation!
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#41 Post by Traveller in Time » 01 Jan 2015 17:35

really cool, thanks!
Sorry about my bad english, but the good one is on vacation!

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#42 Post by ICBM » 08 Jan 2015 16:54

nyobit wrote:I wonder what is this all about. I remember the incident with falling off the stage, but what has happened in Copenhagen?
The band was playing a concert in a small club. The only promotion had been some local posters and very few fans showed up. Playing conditions were terrible, although the band had free access to the bar. Hansi passed out on stage after a couple of songs. At this point the almost equally drunk André was keeping his balance by leaning toward the wall, and suddenly started to play the Raining Blood opening riff. Hansi shouted the chorus over and over until he was carried off the stage, and then the band performed a few songs with their technician on vocals.

I wasn’t there, read the story in a magazine many years ago.

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#43 Post by Dragonfly » 08 Jan 2015 19:49

ICBM wrote:
nyobit wrote:I wonder what is this all about. I remember the incident with falling off the stage, but what has happened in Copenhagen?
The band was playing a concert in a small club. The only promotion had been some local posters and very few fans showed up. Playing conditions were terrible, although the band had free access to the bar. Hansi passed out on stage after a couple of songs. At this point the almost equally drunk André was keeping his balance by leaning toward the wall, and suddenly started to play the Raining Blood opening riff. Hansi shouted the chorus over and over until he was carried off the stage, and then the band performed a few songs with their technician on vocals.

I wasn’t there, read the story in a magazine many years ago.
Wow, thanks! Would have never thought that such things could happen to a band like Blind Guardian. Now it's hilarious to read about but must have been a terrible thing to experience back then. Those few fans who attended the show can now boast of some of the most exclusive and unique memories about a BG concert. Drunk André playing 'Raining Blood' and Hansi shouting about his reign under the lacerated sky dripping with divine blood... oh man. I don't know who was the soberest in the band that evening but he must have stood there on stage with an epic facepalm until the very end of the show.
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#44 Post by Traveller in Time » 08 Jan 2015 22:22

But i've never heard before that they were that drunken :lol:

btw first part of the named sodom DVD can be found at youtube, but there is excerpt of that concert....

EDIT: OK it's jsut about the years before 96, so it should be on part 2
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#45 Post by nyobit » 09 Jan 2015 23:08

ICBM wrote: The band was playing a concert in a small club...
Wow, quite an experience to remember for the participants :D Thanks for sharing

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#46 Post by Angus » 13 Jan 2015 02:49

Imagine randomly going to that show when you have no idea who the band and after it's done you think you just saw the worst band you have ever seen. However, out of morbid curiosity you wonder if this shit band recorded any thing in the studio. That's when you listen to their first five albums and are blown the hell away.

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Re: Interviews 2013

#47 Post by ErHaO » 15 Jan 2015 13:21

Hehe, Hansi has the same hobby as my dad regarding the Jukebox and collecting 7 inches.

Too bad their latest single does not seem to play at 45 rpm so he cannot put it in his own jukebox :D

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