Live Clip Of “The Ninth Wave” Posted By Blind Guardian

German-based progressive power metal act Blind Guardian issued yet another clip in celebration of the new live release “Live Beyond the Spheres” 3CD/4LP, which drops today via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out “The Ninth Wave” in the player below.

This is the first live record from the band in 14 years. The complete track listing is:

CD 1:

1. The Ninth Wave
2. Banish From Sanctuary
3. Nightfall
4. Prophecies (see clip here)
5. Tanelorn
6. The Last Candle
7. And Then There Was Silence

CD 2:

1. The Lord Of The Rings
2. Fly
3. Bright Eyes
4. Lost In The Twilight Hall
5. Imaginations From The Other Side
6. Into The Storm
7. Twilight Of The Gods (see clip here
8. A Past And Future Secret
9. And The Story Ends

CD 3:

1. Sacred Worlds
2. The Bard’s Song (In The Forest)
3. Valhalla
4. Wheel Of Time
5. Majesty
6. Mirror Mirror (see clip here)

Check out “The Ninth Wave” here:

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New Live Clip “Twilight Of The Gods” Available From Blind Guardian

Germany-based progressive power metallers Blind Guardian issued another clip from the upcoming “Live Beyond the Spheres” 3CD/4LP boxset live release expected to drop on July 7th from Nuclear Blast Records. Check out “Twilight of the Gods” in the player below.

This is the first live record from the band in 14 years. The complete track listing is:

CD 1:

1. The Ninth Wave
2. Banish From Sanctuary
3. Nightfall
4. Prophecies (see clip here)
5. Tanelorn
6. The Last Candle
7. And Then There Was Silence

CD 2:

1. The Lord Of The Rings
2. Fly
3. Bright Eyes
4. Lost In The Twilight Hall
5. Imaginations From The Other Side
6. Into The Storm
7. Twilight Of The Gods
8. A Past And Future Secret
9. And The Story Ends

CD 3:

1. Sacred Worlds
2. The Bard’s Song (In The Forest)
3. Valhalla
4. Wheel Of Time
5. Majesty
6. Mirror Mirror (see clip here)

Check out “Twilight of the Gods” here:

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New Live Release “Live Beyond The Spheres” Announced By Blind Guardian

There’s some big news today for Blind Guardian: the progressive power metal pioneers are proud to announce the release of a new 3CD package/4LP package entitled “Live Beyond The Spheres”! The release will include material recorded from various shows during the European tour in 2015 – and it will contain old classics, new tracks as well as songs that are played very rarely live. “Live Beyond The Spheres’ is scheduled to be released on July 7th via Nuclear Blast as a 3CD and 4LP Box.

Vocalist Hansi Kürsch spoke about the difficulties in creating such an ambitious album: “In general, I would say that we’ve had a really good run throughout this tour and that nearly every show was perfect. But at the end of the day, after every one of us had checked through every single song and concert of those 30 shows again and again, there was only something like two or three versions of each song that were suitable to be used for an album. We then had to decide between those final versions; which one the most impressive one was. This was a nearly endless task!”

But as we all know, Blind Guardian stands for perfectionism in every way: “The final songs chosen contain such an energy, that tiny mistakes appeared to be completely unimportant. As soon as you listen to the songs, you will know what I mean, they feel completely alive”.

But in the end, the effort was all worth it. Hansi sums up: “There is always something happening at each show, let’s call it ‘MAGIC’, that gives us all a shiver up our spine. We are really satisfied when people sing with us, have a good time and go back home happy.”

The CD track listings will read as follows:

CD 1:

1. The Ninth Wave
2. Banish From Sanctuary
3. Nightfall
4. Prophecies
5. Tanelorn
6. The Last Candle
7. And Then There Was Silence

CD 2:

1. The Lord Of The Rings
2. Fly
3. Bright Eyes
4. Lost In The Twilight Hall
5. Imaginations From The Other Side
6. Into The Storm
7. Twilight Of The Gods
8. A Past And Future Secret
9. And The Story Ends

CD 3:

1. Sacred Worlds
2. The Bard’s Song (In The Forest)
3. Valhalla
4. Wheel Of Time
5. Majesty
6. Mirror Mirror

Check out Blind Guardian live on these confirmed dates:

16.06 D St. Goarshausen – RockFels
28.06 IL Tel Aviv – Reading 3
30.06 GR Chania – Chania Rock Festival
02.07 I Milano – Battlefield Metal Fest
08.07 D Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
02.08 H Székesfehérvár – Fezen Fesztivál
03.08 SK Bratislava – Majestic Club
05.08. S Rejmyre – Skogsröjet Festival
10.08 E Villena – Leyendas Del Rock
11.08 UK Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
12.08 A Graz – Metal On The Hill
25.08 PL Straszecin – Czad Festival
26.08 D Dresden – Alter Schlachthof

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Blind Guardian Announces Details Of New Compilation Album "Memories Of A Time To Come"

Blind Guardian announced details of an upcoming compilation release entitled “Memories of a Time to Come.” The three disc album contains remixed, re-worked and re-recorded classics from the band’s 25 year existence and is scheduled for release on January 20, 2012 through Virgin/EMI Records.

The official announcement reads:

“Finally, after all these years, we have found the time to gather our most worthy songs into a best of compilation, representative of our career’s first 25 years. From the very beginning it was important for us to undertake this project only if we could put the necessary time and attention to detail into it. With overwhelming nostalgia we have looked back on 25 years and came up with ‘Memories of a Time to Come’, an organic mixture of some of our greatest songs.

“With the exception of ‘Sacred Worlds’, all songs on ‘Memories of a Time to Come’ have been remixed while ‘The Bard’s Song – The Hobbit’, ‘Valhalla’ as well as ‘And Then There Was Silence’ have been re-recorded. This album contains some very pleasant surprises for the die-hard Blind Guardian fan and delivers a perfect image of our musical spirit to those who are not, or just loosely, familiar with the band. ‘Memories of a Time to Come’ precisely defines our progression and the long-standing dedication to our music. We are proud to present an album that will take the listener on a musical voyage. This year’s Christmas will be in January!

” ‘Memories of a Time to Come’, the ultimate collection of Blind Guardian music from 1987 to 2011, will be released on January 20, 2012 via Virgin/EMI. It will be available as a double CD, 3 CD deluxe limited edition including the legendary Lucifer’s Heritage demos and as download.”

CD 1:

1. Imaginations from the Other Side (7:11) *
2. Nightfall (5:34) *
3. Ride into Obsession (4:46) *
4. Somewhere Far Beyond (7:32) *
5. Majesty (7:29) *
6. Traveler in Time (6:01) *
7. Follow the Blind (7:11) *
8. The Last Candle (6:03) *

CD 2:

1. Sacred Worlds (9:17)
2. This Will Never End (5:07) *
3. Valhalla (5:13) **
4. Bright Eyes (5:15) *
5. Mirror Mirror (5:09) *
6. The Bard’s Song (In the Forest) (3:26) *
7. The Bard’s Song (The Hobbit) (3:41) **
8. And Then There Was Silence (14:06) **

CD 3: (only available with the deluxe limited edition)

1. Brian ***
2. Halloween (The Wizard’s Crown) ***
3. Lucifer’s Heritage ***
4. Symphonies of Doom ***
5. Dead of the Night ***
6. Majesty
7. Trial by the Archon
8. Battalions of Fear
9. Run for the Night
10. Lost in the Twilight Hall
11. Tommyknockers
12. Ashes to Ashes
13. Time What is Time
14. A Past and Future Secret
15. The Script for My Requiem

* Remixed 2011
** Re-recorded 2011
*** Re-worked 2011

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