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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#301 Post by Blackened » 19 Oct 2014 15:18

bard_92 wrote:
Blackened wrote:Yes, Wednesday 22nd!
Subcribers usually even get it a bit earlier...we'll see.

Thank you. If the interview is in German, is it possible to translate us the most important things, when you have the news???? Thank you in addition :))))
Of course I will :wink:

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#302 Post by bard_92 » 19 Oct 2014 15:53

Blackened wrote:
bard_92 wrote:
Blackened wrote:Yes, Wednesday 22nd!
Subcribers usually even get it a bit earlier...we'll see.

Thank you. If the interview is in German, is it possible to translate us the most important things, when you have the news???? Thank you in addition :))))
Of course I will :wink:

THANKS A LOT, MAN !!! Caaan't Waaait !!! :)))

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#303 Post by sciacallo010 » 19 Oct 2014 16:55

Blackened wrote:
bard_92 wrote:
Blackened wrote:Yes, Wednesday 22nd!
Subcribers usually even get it a bit earlier...we'll see.

Thank you. If the interview is in German, is it possible to translate us the most important things, when you have the news???? Thank you in addition :))))
Of course I will :wink:
Thank you very much mate!

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#304 Post by Traveller in Time » 19 Oct 2014 17:12

Blackened wrote:
Traveller in Time wrote:
Dragonfly wrote: You mean that we'll probably have to wait until December? That would be painful :(
Just an opinion, i have no inside knowledge. it's just a feeling.
If there is a cover story i would guess something coming up in november/december, later wouldn't be in time for a january release in my eyes

First listening session of ATEOT was on 22nd of May (release was on 30th of july), so you can say 2 month before the release date.

So if the album will be released on 30th of january 2015 (which seems to be the exact date, reffering to the french BG fan site, which seems to have a reliable insider source), then listening session for press could be at the end of november and then we should get our news ;)
There will be an exclusive studio report in the next issue of German Rock Hard magazine out next Wednesday :D
q.e.d.

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#305 Post by Dragonfly » 19 Oct 2014 19:27

Blackened wrote:
bard_92 wrote:
Blackened wrote:Yes, Wednesday 22nd!
Subcribers usually even get it a bit earlier...we'll see.

Thank you. If the interview is in German, is it possible to translate us the most important things, when you have the news???? Thank you in addition :))))
Of course I will :wink:
Great news, thank you so much :D Do you think that it's a sort of report about some exclusive listening session or just a visit to the studio and some interviews with the guys?
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#306 Post by Blackened » 20 Oct 2014 13:54

This is a link to the online article (http://www.rockhard.de/megazine/heftarc ... nwald.html) entitled "Darkness in the fairytale forest" about the exclusive studio report which took place early this month.

Unfortunately you have to have an online subscription to read it in full, so I'll have to wait for the magazine to arrive but it already gives a little bit of information (hope my English is ok):



- release date is indeed Jan 30th
- there's no title yet
- it's a concept album (continuing the story of "Imaginations..", "Bright eyes" & "And the story ends" about a boy who has to decide whether or not to enter a strange world through some portal)
- the album is described as unique, multifaceted, musically sophisticated (don't know if this is the right word, maybe complex)
- the opener is called "Ninth wave"

There seems to follow a complete track-by-track review...more when I have the magazine!

I'm getting excited!!!! :D

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#307 Post by bard_92 » 20 Oct 2014 14:04

Blackened wrote:This is a link to the online article (http://www.rockhard.de/megazine/heftarc ... nwald.html) entitled "Darkness in the fairytale forest" about the exclusive studio report which took place early this month.

Unfortunately you have to have an online subscription to read it in full, so I'll have to wait for the magazine to arrive but it already gives a little bit of information (hope my English is ok):



- release date is indeed Jan 30th
- there's no title yet
- it's a concept album (continuing the story of "Imaginations..", "Bright eyes" & "And the story ends" about a boy who has to decide whether or not to enter a strange world through some portal)
- the album is described as unique, multifaceted, musically sophisticated (don't know if this is the right word, maybe complex)
- the opener is called "Ninth wave"

There seems to follow a complete track-by-track review...more when I have the magazine!

I'm getting excited!!!! :D

Thanks, man, thanks man, thanks man.... Keep us informed, keep us informed...track by track review...Caaan't Waait !!! It's concept !!!! YEAH !!!

Ninth Wave... still sounds strange...but just can't wait to know more! It seems that the album will be very progressive! And, yeah, the names of the songs are maybe changed...

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#308 Post by bestpike » 20 Oct 2014 14:12

Holy fucking shit, I'm actually intrigued now. Don't raise my expectations too high... damn.
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#309 Post by bard_92 » 20 Oct 2014 14:16

The description of the Ninth Wave sounds like "The Outcast" - epic and big sacral opening...
Seriously, just Caaan't wait to know more!

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#310 Post by Dragonfly » 20 Oct 2014 19:43

I just wanted to say that the phrase "Finsternis im Märchenwald" sounds really beautiful, especially in German. It's a pity it won't become the album's title :(
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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#311 Post by wade-newb » 20 Oct 2014 19:49

Thank you so much for the translation!!! This info is fantastic, I'm so excited for this album.
I can't think of anything clever to put here.

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#312 Post by bestpike » 20 Oct 2014 20:36

I don't know what happened here though, how come this became a concept all of a sudden? They (or he) must have re-written whole chunks of lyrics.
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#313 Post by Dragonfly » 20 Oct 2014 22:18

bestpike wrote:I don't know what happened here though, how come this became a concept all of a sudden? They (or he) must have re-written whole chunks of lyrics.
Yeah, that was so surprising for me too... I thought that the possibility of a new concept Blind Guardian album was quite low (well except for the orchestral project) so I was expecting sort of "At The Edge Of Time" part 2 even though I hardly realized that. Now I'm feeling kind of confused. Not in a bad way, of course, but it's a weird feeling... And I honestly can't imagine how a song entitled "Twilight Of The Gods" would fit on an album continuing the story of a fantasizing boy. Now I'm guessing this whole album will come as a huge surprise for me.
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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#314 Post by bestpike » 21 Oct 2014 00:01

Dragonfly wrote:
bestpike wrote:I don't know what happened here though, how come this became a concept all of a sudden? They (or he) must have re-written whole chunks of lyrics.
Yeah, that was so surprising for me too... I thought that the possibility of a new concept Blind Guardian album was quite low (well except for the orchestral project) so I was expecting sort of "At The Edge Of Time" part 2 even though I hardly realized that. Now I'm feeling kind of confused. Not in a bad way, of course, but it's a weird feeling... And I honestly can't imagine how a song entitled "Twilight Of The Gods" would fit on an album continuing the story of a fantasizing boy. Now I'm guessing this whole album will come as a huge surprise for me.
Hmm, the title "Twilight of the gods" might mean something similar to the lyrics of "Imaginations from the other side", e.g. that the gods are losing their power if/when no one believes in them, hence their twilight? Someone must have said that...
Now I'm riding through the air
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On the way I cross the line forevermore.
For once in life, I do not care
Nothing matters, now I dare
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#315 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 21 Oct 2014 00:05

maybe it will be like IFTOS, conceptualized around a general theme, but not as strongly as in a fixed storyline for all songs.... IFTOS had several of these binding lyrical themes dispersed throughout the album, but wasn't a concept album in the strict sense...
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#316 Post by Ryu » 21 Oct 2014 04:56

well, if anyone's getting the 'zine early, they should be getting them around now.

I'll update the OP when we have the info... hopefully soon.
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#317 Post by Dentarthurdent » 21 Oct 2014 12:26

Well, 'Twilight of the Gods' is the translation of German "Götterdämmerung", which, in turn, is a Wagnerian mistranslation of "Ragnarök", so the end of the world in Norse mythology, so I think bestpike Has hit pretty close to the mark.
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#318 Post by Traveller in Time » 21 Oct 2014 18:17

Wasn't Hansi considering using "Die Götterdämmerung" theme for Nightfall album first, but then has chosen that the Silmarillion would suit better.
I think it was written in one of those fanclub magazines "Circle of the Bards".
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#319 Post by Ryu » 22 Oct 2014 06:52

I suppose we're waiting on Blackened, or, will the article become public online today?
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#320 Post by bard_92 » 22 Oct 2014 09:25

Ryu wrote:I suppose we're waiting on Blackened, or, will the article become public online today?

Doesn't matter, just need the news TODAY !!! :twisted: :P :)

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#321 Post by bard_92 » 22 Oct 2014 15:17

Ehoooo...anyone here, what's happening,guys. Someone already have the magazine ????
Coome ooon, please if anyone's here just to write something !!! I want news, I've been waiting them since 1 year already. Please, please... :cry: :cry: :cry:
Just can't wait anymore...it hurts too much !

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#322 Post by Blackened » 22 Oct 2014 16:24

I'm eagerly waiting myself 'cause due to some personal issues I can't get hold of the mag, yet. I'm deeply sorry that I can't help, yet.

But here's a link to a topic on the new album on the Rock Hard Forum (http://forum.rockhard.de/rhf/viewtopic. ... 8&start=30)

According to the last two comments these people seem to have read it. Maybe something surfaces here within the next hours...

Again, I'm sorry for the moment...

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#323 Post by Ryu » 22 Oct 2014 17:37

Blackened wrote:I'm eagerly waiting myself 'cause due to some personal issues I can't get hold of the mag, yet. I'm deeply sorry that I can't help, yet.

But here's a link to a topic on the new album on the Rock Hard Forum (http://forum.rockhard.de/rhf/viewtopic. ... 8&start=30)

According to the last two comments these people seem to have read it. Maybe something surfaces here within the next hours...

Again, I'm sorry for the moment...
Oh no worries mate, I'd sooner wait for your translation, and thanks for even offering!
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#324 Post by bard_92 » 22 Oct 2014 17:49

Blackened wrote:I'm eagerly waiting myself 'cause due to some personal issues I can't get hold of the mag, yet. I'm deeply sorry that I can't help, yet.

But here's a link to a topic on the new album on the Rock Hard Forum (http://forum.rockhard.de/rhf/viewtopic. ... 8&start=30)

According to the last two comments these people seem to have read it. Maybe something surfaces here within the next hours...

Again, I'm sorry for the moment...
yeah,don/t worry mate !!! Thank you very much for help and support :) :) :) :)

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#325 Post by Twister » 22 Oct 2014 18:58

Oh and about the single cover: in an old interview posted somewhere here, they said that they *were* actually searching for Andreas Marschall for the new cover. Seems they couldn't find him...
Hyped about the new album!!!
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Yeah, because we have a pretty sad song here, and you all seem so happy to me...!"

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#326 Post by sciacallo010 » 22 Oct 2014 19:37

Twister wrote:Oh and about the single cover: in an old interview posted somewhere here, they said that they *were* actually searching for Andreas Marschall for the new cover. Seems they couldn't find him...
Can you post a link to this interview please?
I can't find it...:/

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#327 Post by bestpike » 22 Oct 2014 20:48

sciacallo010 wrote:
Twister wrote:Oh and about the single cover: in an old interview posted somewhere here, they said that they *were* actually searching for Andreas Marschall for the new cover. Seems they couldn't find him...
Can you post a link to this interview please?
I can't find it...:/
If it's the one I'm thinking of, it was a few years back when asked why the change of the artist (maybe Atitm?), and the reason was that they lost track of Marschall or he missed the deadline so they had to choose someone else.
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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#328 Post by Freak666 » 22 Oct 2014 21:36

Hello Guys,

out from nowhere I came to deliver the Rockhard article! Please don't mind mistakes. Translating is quite hard sometimes. ;)
The album is yet untitled. Working-titles were "The red door" and "Pax Discordia".

Here it goes!

Track by track :

The Ninth Wave

- over 9 minutes long
- pure bombast sounding in the beginning
- power drumming, massive riffs, sci-fi sound effects
- many twists music-wise
- somehow between "Mad max" and "Curse of the caribbean"
- good as Blind Guardian can be

Twilight of the Gods

- complex drum patterns
- thrashy
- compact song with anthem like chorus

Prophecies

- mid tempo
- tricky grooves
- great solo

At the Edge of Time

- most innovative sng of the album
- soundtrack-like with orchester
- pace varies often
- hyper bombast chorus
- like a mini-opera
- could maybe appetizer for the upcoming orchstral album

Ashes of Eternity

- catchiest song
- thrash metal riffing
- good combination of old and new syle

Distant Memories

- again cineatic soundtrack with orchester
- more light-footed
- great storytelling by Hansi
- dynamic and dramatic sounding

Holy Grail

- pure Speed Metal
- Hansi is mostly fast shouting
- Bombast chorus

The Throne

- midtempo
- Orchester meets metal again
- epic sounding

Sacred Mind

- Sci-fi sounds in the beginning
- sounds like power ballad in the beginning
- uptempo later in the song with lot of Highspeed eruptions
- like Queen could sound today

Miracle Machine

- ballad
- with strings and piano
- Hansi singing great

Grand Parade

- again a long song
- with orchester
- more warm and harmonic sounding
- hyper bombast chorus (what else? ^^)
- complex song but very well composed


Interesting facts from the interview:

- Ninth wave was the last song finished, took very long
- two choirs (USA and Hungary) were involved. In total 180-200 people were performing because of the hyper bombastic choirs
- orchester was recorded in praque and hungary
- they really worked a lot with no resting the last years

More to come in the next issue of Rockhard.


Seems the new album will be a killer as hell! 8)

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#329 Post by Wizard's Crown » 22 Oct 2014 21:49

Freak666 wrote:Hello Guys,

out from nowhere I came to deliver the Rockhard article! Please don't mind mistakes. Translating is quite hard sometimes. ;)
The album is yet untitled. Working-titles were "The red door" and "Pax Discordia".

Here it goes!

Track by track :

The Ninth Nave

- over 9 minutes long
- pure bombast sounding in the beginning
- power drumming, massive riffs, sci-fi sound effects
- many twists music-wise
- somehow between "Mad max" and "Curse of the caribbean"
- good as Blind Guardian can be

Twilight of the Gods

- complex drum patterns
- thrashy
- compact song with anthem like chorus

Prophecies

- mid tempo
- tricky grooves
- great solo

At the Edge of Time

- most innovative sng of the album
- soundtrack-like with orchester
- pace varies often
- hyper bombast chorus
- like a mini-opera
- could maybe appetizer for the upcoming orchstral album

Ashes of Eternity

- catchiest song
- thrash metal riffing
- good combination of old and new syle

Distant Memories

- again cineatic soundtrack with orchester
- more light-footed
- great storytelling by Hansi
- dynamic and dramatic sounding

Holy Grail

- pure Speed Metal
- Hansi is mostly fast shouting
- Bombast chorus

The Throne

- midtempo
- Orchester meets metal again
- epic sounding

Sacred Mind

- Sci-fi sounds in the beginning
- sounds like power ballad in the beginning
- uptempo later in the song with lot of Highspeed eruptions
- like Queen could sound today

Miracle Machine

- ballad
- with strings and piano
- Hansi singing great

Grand Parade

- again a long song
- with orchester
- more warm and harmonic sounding
- hyper bombast chorus (what else? ^^)
- complex song but very well composed


Interesting facts from the interview:

- Ninth wave was the last song finished, took very long
- two choirs (USA and Hungary) were involved. In total 180-200 people were performing because of the hyper bombastic choirs
- orchester was recorded in praque and hungary
- they really worked a lot with no resting the last years

More to come in the next issue of Rockhard.


Seems the new album will be a killer as hell! 8)
Thanks for posting this dude..these are some informations long waited for us the fans..it sounds to me that the new album will be very similar to the last one (ATEOT) something that is somewhat worrying in my point of view as the bards in all their albums so far they were trying to be innovative and bring something new to their sound..until now..it seems that they are set back with those songs with the big orchestra behind them..maybe a lack of inspiration which is something natural if you realise that they re in the business for almost 25 years..Im not waiting for this album to be a masterpiece but all i want is for them to bring us a few moments of their magic..

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#330 Post by bestpike » 22 Oct 2014 22:15

From the details it I am expecting to like it a bit more than ATEOT. I really do enjoy their faster stuff more (this is where I believe their genius shines more), and this one seems a bit faster than ATEOT, which really had only 3 fast songs. I also think (and hope) it will be not too similar to the older albums. Not yet. But it's bound to happen down the line if they don't aim for some clear new objectives.
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#331 Post by Ryu » 22 Oct 2014 22:19

Wizard's Crown wrote:
Freak666 wrote:
Thanks for posting this dude..these are some informations long waited for us the fans..it sounds to me that the new album will be very similar to the last one (ATEOT) something that is somewhat worrying in my point of view as the bards in all their albums so far they were trying to be innovative and bring something new to their sound..until now..it seems that they are set back with those songs with the big orchestra behind them..maybe a lack of inspiration which is something natural if you realise that they re in the business for almost 25 years..Im not waiting for this album to be a masterpiece but all i want is for them to bring us a few moments of their magic..
Well, keep in mind previous descriptions of certain songs mentioned sounds along the lines of ELP, which we've certainly never experienced in a BG track before, as well as this being only the second concept record they've ever done, not counting the loosely-linked IFTOS. I am cautiously optimistic; I think they have plenty left to show us, and the bombast/how much effort they've put in to it are giving me a sort of ANATO vibe, which is totally fine by me.

With a theme linking the songs together more tightly than on the last three records, I think that the inspiration is still alive.

What would bother me (if anything had to) would be the titles "Sacred Mind" and to a lesser extent "At the Edge of Time". BG can be loosely self-referential in recent years, but that's a little blatant.. I want "At the Edge of Time" to live up to that haughty title. The description seems to suggest it will. As for Sacred Mind.. I mean, pre ATEOT, they really weren't mentioning other songs or albums in their songs or albums. "At the Edge of Time" is now a title/lyric they've mentioned three times in their history, and perhaps now it touches back on similar themes to "And the Story Ends" as one might expect, which is fine, just... we'll see.

Also "sci-fi sound effects" could be anywhere from subtle ambiance to some kind of Altair 4 nonsense, so I can't say I'm particularly thrilled but I will just hope against hope they did it right

Now the issue is tying in which songs transformed. A few of the old titles remain and now we have a new track altogether. What to do..

I'll probably wait for Blackened's translation, if he still wishes to do so, and then see what I can do about correlating all this info to the OP.
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#332 Post by sciacallo010 » 22 Oct 2014 23:14

I must say that I'm intrigued by the use of the name At The Edge Of Time for a song, BTW thanks for the translation Freak666.
It seems really interesting and promising stuff.

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#333 Post by Ryu » 22 Oct 2014 23:38

Guys, I updated the OP with my best guesses at what was renamed, and what the untitled tracks could have become.

I'll probably redo the whole post soon when we have a more thorough translation, no sense in keeping it so convoluted.

It's hard to guess as to what "Encrypted Time" became, and even harder to say it became "The Ninth Wave" since they evidently had the song recorded completely last year, but it seems fitting, and they obviously went back and re-did a lot of things.
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#334 Post by bard_92 » 22 Oct 2014 23:41

Thanks, man !!! I'm waiting this for whole day and I receive it two minutes before going to sleep...that's just not right ! One thing is for sure...there will be no sleep this night !!!

Oh my God...it sounds like it's going to be the A MASTERPIECE !!!!
Oh my God...too much epicnesss for this world !!!

Two orchestras...what else can we expect... :shock: :shock: :shock:
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#335 Post by sciacallo010 » 22 Oct 2014 23:41

I was wondering if those are the definitive titles, songs like Miracle Machine and Grand Parade still seem to me like "work in progress" titles...

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#336 Post by bard_92 » 22 Oct 2014 23:44

sciacallo010 wrote:I was wondering if those are the definitive titles, songs like Miracle Machine and Grand Parade still seem to me like "work in progress" titles...
Grand Parade sounds perfect to me, I'm in love in this title since the first time I heard it...

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#337 Post by bestpike » 22 Oct 2014 23:59

By the titles I really can't tell if this is a full concept album, or something like IFTOS...
Now I'm riding through the air
Going to where no one dares
On the way I cross the line forevermore.
For once in life, I do not care
Nothing matters, now I dare
On the ride I'll cross the line
Forever to be free

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#338 Post by Rokubota » 23 Oct 2014 00:22

Freak666 wrote:Hello Guys,

out from nowhere I came to deliver the Rockhard article! Please don't mind mistakes. Translating is quite hard sometimes. ;)
The album is yet untitled. Working-titles were "The red door" and "Pax Discordia".

Here it goes!

Track by track :

The Ninth Wave

- over 9 minutes long
- pure bombast sounding in the beginning
- power drumming, massive riffs, sci-fi sound effects
- many twists music-wise
- somehow between "Mad max" and "Curse of the caribbean"
- good as Blind Guardian can be

Twilight of the Gods

- complex drum patterns
- thrashy
- compact song with anthem like chorus

Prophecies

- mid tempo
- tricky grooves
- great solo

At the Edge of Time

- most innovative sng of the album
- soundtrack-like with orchester
- pace varies often
- hyper bombast chorus
- like a mini-opera
- could maybe appetizer for the upcoming orchstral album

Ashes of Eternity

- catchiest song
- thrash metal riffing
- good combination of old and new syle

Distant Memories

- again cineatic soundtrack with orchester
- more light-footed
- great storytelling by Hansi
- dynamic and dramatic sounding

Holy Grail

- pure Speed Metal
- Hansi is mostly fast shouting
- Bombast chorus

The Throne

- midtempo
- Orchester meets metal again
- epic sounding

Sacred Mind

- Sci-fi sounds in the beginning
- sounds like power ballad in the beginning
- uptempo later in the song with lot of Highspeed eruptions
- like Queen could sound today

Miracle Machine

- ballad
- with strings and piano
- Hansi singing great

Grand Parade

- again a long song
- with orchester
- more warm and harmonic sounding
- hyper bombast chorus (what else? ^^)
- complex song but very well composed


Interesting facts from the interview:

- Ninth wave was the last song finished, took very long
- two choirs (USA and Hungary) were involved. In total 180-200 people were performing because of the hyper bombastic choirs
- orchester was recorded in praque and hungary
- they really worked a lot with no resting the last years

More to come in the next issue of Rockhard.


Seems the new album will be a killer as hell! 8)

This is at the edge of time part 2 it seems. I love this band to death but this is playing it safe.

I think they were lost after ANATO and they finally found a new successful formula with At the Edge Of time, it was well received by their fans and the critics.

Curse of the Caribbean is actually Pirates of the Caribbean, right?

OMG :cry: , I´m prepared for the worst but still praying for the best.

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#339 Post by Twister » 23 Oct 2014 00:37

bestpike wrote:
sciacallo010 wrote:
Twister wrote:Oh and about the single cover: in an old interview posted somewhere here, they said that they *were* actually searching for Andreas Marschall for the new cover. Seems they couldn't find him...
Can you post a link to this interview please?
I can't find it...:/
If it's the one I'm thinking of, it was a few years back when asked why the change of the artist (maybe Atitm?), and the reason was that they lost track of Marschall or he missed the deadline so they had to choose someone else.
I'm not really sure but I think it could be an interview post-ATEOT. I'll try and take a look tomorrow!

Very happy from the track reviews! Seems a really ambitious work!
"Well, I was about to announce the next song, but I think we'll have to skip it...
Yeah, because we have a pretty sad song here, and you all seem so happy to me...!"

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#340 Post by sciacallo010 » 23 Oct 2014 00:52

Rokubota wrote:
Freak666 wrote:...

This is at the edge of time part 2 it seems. I love this band to death but this is playing it safe.

I think they were lost after ANATO and they finally found a new successful formula with At the Edge Of time, it was well received by their fans and the critics.
I wouldn't be that extreme, I see it, from what I can imagine reading the track by track, as the natural successor of ATEOT, where the orchestral side (mostly) is amplified and deepened.

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#341 Post by wade-newb » 23 Oct 2014 02:12

Oh my god thank you so much for the translation!!! This sounds like the weirdest, most unique Blind Guardian album we'll ever hear. How does one say this is them 'playing it safe'? Sci-fi themes, more orchestras, and then some back-to-roots shouty thrash?! That sounds amazimg! Just because they like orchestras a lot doesn't mean they're lacking inspiration, that shit takes a lot of work to get right, so they must think it's really work it.
I can't think of anything clever to put here.

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#342 Post by Freak666 » 23 Oct 2014 11:28

Rokubota wrote: Curse of the Caribbean is actually Pirates of the Caribbean, right?

OMG :cry: , I´m prepared for the worst but still praying for the best.
Yes, it's "Pirates of the Caribbean" indeed. I was tricked by the german title of the movies which is "Fluch der Karibik".

Basically the whole article sounds very promising.
It's basically right that it will be in the direction of ATEOT just with "+1" regarding every thing. At least I hope so.
So we have the epicness of ANATO, the harshness of IFTOS and the great orchester parts of ATEOT. In theory this will be Blind Guardian in perfection, the holy grail so to say.

A song title named "At the edge of time" is just consequent as it follows the story of "And the story ends", etc.
That it was used as album title in before is a little flaw as it could lead to confusion.
Regarding the concept of the new album "At the edge of time" would have been the perfect title this time.
I'm curious what the bards will chose now.

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#343 Post by wade-newb » 23 Oct 2014 11:50

Imaginations From The Other Edge of Time
I can't think of anything clever to put here.

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#344 Post by Blackened » 23 Oct 2014 12:01

So now I've read the article, too and I must say I'm super excited!! :D

I think Freak666 did a great job summarizing the track by track review and I agree that there are some things that make
perfect sense in German (for example "Holzfällerdrums") but are hard to translate properly.

What I really loved about the article:
The author (as far as I know a BG fan for a long time) was VERY, VERY positive about the album.
Saying something like "It took only 120 seconds (from "Ninth wave") to show the whole genre how it's done properly."
I've read all their pre-reviews for BG albums and it never has been THAT positive imo.

Wondering though why the interview didn't talk about the title "At the edge of time".

More about the concept will be in one of the next issues (I guess mid December).

So, the wait begins...

P.S.: I'd love "The red door" to be the title.

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#345 Post by sciacallo010 » 23 Oct 2014 12:42

wade-newb wrote:Imaginations From The Other Edge of Time
Imaginations From Another Side

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#346 Post by bestpike » 23 Oct 2014 13:19

I wonder how the title of the album fits the IFTOS theme. Pax Discordia seems like an oxymoron (chaotic peace?). The Red Doors, I'm not sure at all, but the Jews painted their doors red in the old testament to protect themselves from the wrath of god.
Now I'm riding through the air
Going to where no one dares
On the way I cross the line forevermore.
For once in life, I do not care
Nothing matters, now I dare
On the ride I'll cross the line
Forever to be free

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#347 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 23 Oct 2014 14:12

Hmm.. "the red door"??
I'd have to buy a can of black paint for that
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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#348 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 23 Oct 2014 14:19

On a more serious note:

OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!!

Sounds like it's gonna be epic!!! Love the many longer epic songs, the fact that they again used orchestra's and huge choirs... awesomeness

11 tracks, most of them bombastic, great balance between fast and midtempo songs, definately curious as to the lyrics, as that is also one of the greatest elements of BG in my opinion...
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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#349 Post by Wizard's Crown » 23 Oct 2014 18:53

I know that im a little bit out of topic here but as we are talking about orchestras and choirs how awesome it would be if Blind Guardian play their songs live with an orchestra and then release it as a live DVD?only imagining the song "and then there was silence" i get an erection... :D

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Re: Blind Guardian LP10

#350 Post by Traveller in Time » 23 Oct 2014 19:11

I have the article and my hands, but Freak666 did already an incredible job :!:

Just want to add:
playing time of the whole album will be about 70 minutes
Sorry about my bad english, but the good one is on vacation!

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