Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

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Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

#151 Post by priderock » 06 Mar 2019 11:20

Dragonfly wrote:
05 Mar 2019 19:53
priderock wrote:
05 Mar 2019 16:45
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Should have 12 tracks in total as far as I remember, one being instrumental and one more a different version of an older Blind Guardian song. Unless Nuclear Blast makes some of these songs bonus tracks for fancy editions and splits the wholeness of the entire thing again, like they did with Beyond The Red Mirror... :? But still, I think, those 12 songs will comprise a pretty lengthy record as that's a bit more than what we're used to getting from the guys. On the other hand, deprived of the metal features, the songs may easily be shorter this time around, so who knows.
As far as I know, in total there will be 12 songs(an old song, an instrumental one and 10 others), an Overture, and 2 or 3 preludes. As for being separated, I somehow doubt that, since I only count the vinyl editions because of the quality. Beyond The Red Mirror vinyl had everything in it - Doom was an anticlimax to me after Grand Parade, so I didn't care that much about it. In other worlds, just hope the vinyl edition will have everything in it(even if the price is higher) and Nuclear Blast won't make something that will hurt the quality of the whole experience :? Anyway, 80 minutes is a good guess, I believe. :)
Oh yeah, interludes. Can't say I'm too excited about those though probably they will be justified within the context of the story. So that may add up to 15 tracks total - a lot of material. About 0.75 of a song per every year of creating this beast. :mrgreen:
More like 0.6 since the interludes are not equal to a whole song :)

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#152 Post by nyobit » 06 Mar 2019 23:41

So... no discussion of the prequel book yet? "Die Dunklen Lande" seems quite different from the original idea of this being based on Tolkien's work.

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#153 Post by Wizard's Crown » 07 Mar 2019 00:04

nyobit wrote:
06 Mar 2019 23:41
So... no discussion of the prequel book yet? "Die Dunklen Lande" seems quite different from the original idea of this being based on Tolkien's work.
Maybe copyrights and intellectual law got in the way...

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#154 Post by nyobit » 07 Mar 2019 00:29

Yes, I know. I mean in general it seems thematically quite different.

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#155 Post by Wizard's Crown » 07 Mar 2019 08:28

nyobit wrote:
07 Mar 2019 00:29
Yes, I know. I mean in general it seems thematically quite different.
True. I dont know what this book is about. I had the impression that the album will be based on a book about dwarves written by a german writer. Am i wrong?

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#156 Post by priderock » 07 Mar 2019 12:18

No, no dwarves here. Marcus Heitz was just introduced to us as the author of the Dwarves saga., but nothing more in terms of the concept. The story will be a lot of history and fantasy at the same time :)

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#157 Post by Nahar » 07 Mar 2019 13:06

Wizard's Crown wrote:
07 Mar 2019 08:28
nyobit wrote:
07 Mar 2019 00:29
Yes, I know. I mean in general it seems thematically quite different.
True. I dont know what this book is about. I had the impression that the album will be based on a book about dwarves written by a german writer. Am i wrong?
It's been announced long ago that it won't be LOTR related and that Marcus Heitz (together with Hansi, I suppose) will write an original concept for the album.
I don't suppose there will be an actual book...
I also remember someone said that Hansi rejected some early version that Heitz suggested and that he had to go back to the drawing board...
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#158 Post by Schelm » 10 Mar 2019 13:59

Well I like the cover! Of course its not as full of details as NiME, but I really like the coloring. After all this blue and red stuff this type of dirty green seems very atmospheric, with the gold setting a sublime contrast. I think the cover will fit perfectly to the story and atmosphere of the album :)

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#159 Post by Glorfindel of Gondolin » 11 Mar 2019 15:52

From what I've been able to find, it seems the prequel book is only available in German. Has anyone found something to the contrary?
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#160 Post by priderock » 12 Mar 2019 11:56

The more I look at the artwork, the more I like it. The brown and gold colors are incredible.., so is the Necromancer. You can totally feel how intense and dark the whole opus will be :)

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#161 Post by Dragonfly » 18 Mar 2019 14:49

By the way, I've read an interview with Andi Deris (http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/andi-d ... ming-home/) where he said, amongst other things, that Charlie Bauerfeind is currently working on an upcoming Helloween live album. So maybe that means that the orchestral record is finally completely done?
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#162 Post by priderock » 18 Mar 2019 15:42

Well, I don't think it's finally finished. They're still publishing pictures on Instagram from the studio.
Btw, I think that the transition Charlie is making right now in terms of mixing required from the both bands is like switching from level "Nightmare" in Quake to level "Can I play daddy?" in Wolfenstein (gamers will know what I mean) :lol:

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#163 Post by Dragonfly » 18 Mar 2019 16:58

priderock wrote:
18 Mar 2019 15:42
Well, I don't think it's finally finished. They're still publishing pictures on Instagram from the studio.
Btw, I think that the transition Charlie is making right now in terms of mixing required from the both bands is like switching from level "Nightmare" in Quake to level "Can I play daddy?" in Wolfenstein (gamers will know what I mean) :lol:
I wouldn't quite say that. If he was working on an album like Beyond The Red Mirror where he had to somehow balance between metal instruments and orchestra then maybe. This record, on the other hand, only has orchestra parts and Hansi. And choirs, too.
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#164 Post by priderock » 18 Mar 2019 18:51

Talking about B.G. it's never just "only" :)


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#166 Post by Guardian'86 » 23 Mar 2019 11:27

I'm very sorry, I have been absent for personal commitments firstly and secondly because I couldn't recover the password. But now I'm back !!!
What can I say if not that I am pretty pretty excited for the orchestral album, finally this baby, this majestic, legendary no less than epic and magic and oustanding opera will see the light of day on november 1st, 2019 !!! This announcement is beyond mind-blowing !!
I can't wait to share with you my feelings when the time will be right. Until then, which it's a long wait, we can have discussions about other details which must come out !!!
Regarding the book "die dunklen lande" which is in dutch language suddenly I can't get it, I hope it will be out in english language as soon as possible!!!

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#167 Post by priderock » 01 Apr 2019 08:28

So, it seems that Norman Eshley (Morgoth's voice from NIME) will be here again but this time for "... someone else, but very, very special and as powerful, or almost, kind of as powerful..." as the band wrote in their Instagram profile :)
From what I've heard from the Teaser, his voice is even better and deeper this time... He sounds just outstanding. Such a powerful and majestic narrating...

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#168 Post by Lordmarioh » 02 Apr 2019 23:51

About the book, Marcus Heitz said he is working on an english translation and that it should be released in november. So I think there will be a special edition book+album?

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#169 Post by Guardian'86 » 15 Apr 2019 19:23

200 long days until the most magic and epic release of all times which no other band in the planet has ever matched and will never match !!!
The wait is too too long....I'm waiting for more details about this legendary opera, another announcement is expected !! anyway for killing time I would like to enjoy the book of markus heitz "die dunklen lande" but at the moment is available in german language and so all that I can do is to wait the release date of the mind-blowing album "Legacy of the dark lands" and I hope to get the book which is the prequel hopefully in italian language otherwise in english language.
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#170 Post by priderock » 16 Apr 2019 12:32

Guardian'86 wrote:
15 Apr 2019 19:23
200 long days until the most magic and epic release of all times which no other band in the planet has ever matched and will never match !!!
The wait is too too long....I'm waiting for more details about this legendary opera, another announcement is expected !! anyway for killing time I would like to enjoy the book of markus heitz "die dunklen lande" but at the moment is available in german language and so all that I can do is to wait the release date of the mind-blowing album "Legacy of the dark lands" and I hope to get the book which is the prequel hopefully in italian language otherwise in english language.
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#171 Post by priderock » 22 May 2019 13:07

So, it seems that the time for some new news is coming. The pre-orders will start in June which means that something BIG is on it's way :)

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#172 Post by Dragonfly » 27 May 2019 18:50

Hopefully. It's about time for an upgrade, three months have passed since the legendary announcement.
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#173 Post by Guardian'86 » 01 Jun 2019 19:02

I guess we'll get other details about orchestral album in june for sure cause the pre-sale, as announced on march 1st, will start on june. So it's a matter of a few weeks.....

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#174 Post by Dragonfly » 01 Jun 2019 23:16

Guardian'86 wrote:
01 Jun 2019 19:02
I guess we'll get other details about orchestral album in june for sure cause the pre-sale, as announced on march 1st, will start on june. So it's a matter of a few weeks.....
Yeah, looking forward to it! I wonder how many different editions in total there will be...
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#175 Post by Traveller in Time » 02 Jun 2019 13:20

Dragonfly wrote:
01 Jun 2019 23:16
Guardian'86 wrote:
01 Jun 2019 19:02
I guess we'll get other details about orchestral album in june for sure cause the pre-sale, as announced on march 1st, will start on june. So it's a matter of a few weeks.....
Yeah, looking forward to it! I wonder how many different editions in total there will be...
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#176 Post by priderock » 03 Jun 2019 16:38

No pre-orders in June... Just asked nuclearblast :?

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#177 Post by Guardian'86 » 03 Jun 2019 16:57

So the schedule has changed.....the announcement may come later in the summer too..considering the release on november 1st !!

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#178 Post by priderock » 03 Jun 2019 17:43

Guardian'86 wrote:
03 Jun 2019 16:57
So the schedule has changed.....the announcement may come later in the summer too..considering the release on november 1st !!
Yes, I doubt that there will be a delay in the release date.., but somehow, I also did not expect this delay too. Just, truly believed, that when NuclearBlast say it, the things are quite sure :? At the same time, I doubt that they'll leave the pre-orders without a single or something like that. At the end, the label will do eveything this time to ensure that there will be a lot of money from this one :)

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#179 Post by Traveller in Time » 03 Jun 2019 17:46

Guardian'86 wrote:
03 Jun 2019 16:57
So the schedule has changed.....the announcement may come later in the summer too..considering the release on november 1st !!
does not suprise me. Hansi, marcus and frederik are busy with D&W touring, so they are not available for promo activities like unpacking videos or interviews or something else.
And i guess NB will set a date where are less popular releases.
After the remastered of BG and D&W are through and big sellers like Sabaton (July), so i would bet my money on an August/September pre-sale
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#180 Post by Dragonfly » 03 Jun 2019 21:17

Traveller in Time wrote:
02 Jun 2019 13:20
Dragonfly wrote:
01 Jun 2019 23:16
Guardian'86 wrote:
01 Jun 2019 19:02
I guess we'll get other details about orchestral album in june for sure cause the pre-sale, as announced on march 1st, will start on june. So it's a matter of a few weeks.....
Yeah, looking forward to it! I wonder how many different editions in total there will be...
colours of the rainbow plus splattered ones :D
:mrgreen: I was more interested in CD editions with regards to tracklisting, liner notes, etc. But you're right - one thing we can be absolutely sure about is that the number of vinyl colours will be more than... needed. :mrgreen:
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#181 Post by Traveller in Time » 04 Jun 2019 23:03

Dragonfly wrote:
01 Jun 2019 23:16


:mrgreen: I was more interested in CD editions with regards to tracklisting, liner notes, etc. But you're right - one thing we can be absolutely sure about is that the number of vinyl colours will be more than... needed. :mrgreen:
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btw a great site with upcoming releases is this one. It is sometimes suprising how early they have tracklists or the cover artwork. But in BG's case, there is nothing so far. :wink:

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#182 Post by Dragonfly » 05 Jun 2019 00:39

Traveller in Time wrote:
04 Jun 2019 23:03
Dragonfly wrote:
01 Jun 2019 23:16


:mrgreen: I was more interested in CD editions with regards to tracklisting, liner notes, etc. But you're right - one thing we can be absolutely sure about is that the number of vinyl colours will be more than... needed. :mrgreen:
Pokemon - catch them all :D
btw a great site with upcoming releases is this one. It is sometimes suprising how early they have tracklists or the cover artwork. But in BG's case, there is nothing so far. :wink:

roooar.com - Upcoming releases
Never heard of it, thanks! Although when it come to such sites, their credibility is often in question since they are not official.
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#183 Post by Traveller in Time » 05 Jun 2019 10:18

Dragonfly wrote:
05 Jun 2019 00:39
Traveller in Time wrote:
04 Jun 2019 23:03
Dragonfly wrote:
01 Jun 2019 23:16


:mrgreen: I was more interested in CD editions with regards to tracklisting, liner notes, etc. But you're right - one thing we can be absolutely sure about is that the number of vinyl colours will be more than... needed. :mrgreen:
Pokemon - catch them all :D
btw a great site with upcoming releases is this one. It is sometimes suprising how early they have tracklists or the cover artwork. But in BG's case, there is nothing so far. :wink:

roooar.com - Upcoming releases
Never heard of it, thanks! Although when it come to such sites, their credibility is often in question since they are not official.
that is ture but their data is quitereliable, so i guess they have their sources at record companies. Of course if an release is delayed which can happen from time to time they can't be right at all
But for the infos i was checking so far it was correct :-)
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