Interview by Tarja Virmakari
Metal’s most epic storytellers BLIND GUARDIAN are to release their orchestral and emotion-rich 10th studio album “Beyond The Red Mirror” on January 30th, via Nuclear Blast Records. Greatly inspired by life experience, world myths, legends, and their own fervent creativity, the band continually aspires to define themselves on a whole new level. With “Beyond The Red Mirror”, they have successfully captured the scope of their essence with unprecedented accuracy, transporting the listeners – via a mysteriously powerful red mirror – into an otherworldly dimension that includes tyrants, gods, and the Holy Grail. By far, the most important fact about the new album is this: there are no compromises. Not one.
During her pre-Christmas holidays in Helsinki, Tarja Virmakari had a chance to meet with BLIND GUARDIAN lead vocalist Hansi Kürsch and lead guitarist André Olbrich on their promo tour. During a pleasant chat, Hansi and André talked widely about the new album, its behind-the-scenes details, and the album concept, which has strong lyrical ties to 1995’s “Imaginations From The Other Side”. To know about this and much more, please join the chat below.
Lyric video ‘Twilight Of The Gods’