For the seventh trailer promoting “Beyond The Red Mirror”, guitarist & songwriter André Olbrich and vocalist & lyricist Hansi Kürsch provide background information on the development of each new song comprising BLIND GUARDIAN’s highly-anticipated tenth studio album, on Nuclear Blast.
Watch the conversation on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:
The band recently announced the addition of Dutch bass player Barend Courbois into their ranks.
A career milestone resplendent in complex emotions and sophisticated grandeur, Beyond The Red Mirror is due out in North America on February 3rd, 2015 and can be pre-ordered in the following formats from the new album’s landing page: http://smarturl.it/BLIND-GUARDIANMirror
• Jewel Case (10 songs) + exclusive keychain
• Limited Edition Digi-Pak / Digi-Book (11 songs)
• Double LP gatefold vinyl (11 songs)
• Import Earbook (12 songs plus illustrations, photos, and liner notes)
• Exclusive Limited Edition NB Mail-Order Earbook (12 songs plus illustrations, photos, liner notes + bonus 10”)
Left (blue): Standard Artwork Right (red): Earbook/ Digi-Pak & Digi-Book Artwork
The track listing for Beyond The Red Mirror is as follows:
01. Ninth Wave
02. Twilight Of The Gods
04. At The Edge Of Time
05. Ashes Of Eternity
06. Distant Memories (bonus track on limited editions + vinyl)
07. Holy Grail
08. The Throne
09. Sacred Mind
10. Miracle Machine
11. Grand Parade
Four-and-a-half years in the making, Beyond The Red Mirror was recorded at Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany and produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (SAXON, HAMMERFALL, HELLOWEEN). The album’s spellbinding tracks showcase BLIND GUARDIAN’s long-awaited collaborative work with three different classical choirs from Prague, Budapest, and Boston, plus two grand orchestras – each featuring 90 musicians. An endeavour demanding that attention be paid to the lyrics as much as to the music, Beyond The Red Mirror is a desperate search for truth, an exploration of the relativities of good and evil, a testimony of the consequences of lost opportunities, a glimpse into a distant universe’s dystopian society, and a story about a prophecy, a promise of revolution, a plot for revenge, and a miracle machine with powers far beyond what mere mortals could have dreamed possible.
BLIND GUARDIAN will be performing on this year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise in January 2015 before launching their headlining tour through nine European countries this upcoming April and May. A very special hometown show at the Mitsubishi Electric Halle in Düsseldorf, Germany will take place on April 25th; four dates in the Russian Federation are planned for June.
Tour dates & pre-sale ticket links are available on the band’s official Facebook page.
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