Blind Guardian Premiere “Blood Of The Elves” Music Video

Blind Guardian have premiered a new video for their new song “Blood Of The Elves.” This track is from the band’s new album “The God Machine,” which will be released on September 2.

Singer Hansi Kürsch commented:

“‘Blood Of The Elves’ features a pretty heavy side that the avid fan of Blind Guardian hopefully enjoys. More than enjoys, I’d guess. Instrumentally, the track has some kind of an early Nineties appeal that blends well into the vocal parts of the opera/twist era and catapults both epochs into a new era for the band. A perfect hybrid. The chorus has some very strong sing-along vibes, despite its complexity. What else do you need? Inspired by the ‘The Witcher’ computer game series, the lyrics even reinforce the power of this banger and the clip by Dirk Behlau fits perfectly to the whole setting. Let me tell you: ‘The God Machine’ has even more to offer. And that’s no promise — that’s the ultimate truth.”

He also added:

“We didn’t want to rehash our qualities from 1995, but didn’t want to continue down this complex path forever either. ‘The God Machine’ is a new beginning for us. We’ve set a new course and gone back to certain things that we’ve neglected a bit on the last few albums.”

Blind Guardian Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album “The God Machine”

Blind Guardian have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album “The God Machine.” That effort is tentatively set to be released in September.

“The God Machine” Track Listing:

01. “Deliver Us From Evil”
02. “Damnation”
03. “Secrets Of The American Gods”
04. “Violent Shadows”
05. “Life Beyond The Spheres”
06. “Architects Of Doom”
07. “Let It Be No More”
08. “Blood Of The Elves”
09. “Destiny”

Blind Guardian Premiere “Secrets Of The American Gods” Music Video

Blind Guardian have premiered a new video for their new song “Secrets Of The American Gods.” You can check that out below. Hansi Kürsch commented:

“The time has come to unveil another secret: With ‘Secrets Of The American Gods’, we proudly present you the epic side of our new album that’s going to be released in September. This single edit focuses on the essence of this magnificent composition and gives you an insight into our creative work in these eventful times. The vivid construction of this song circles around its core, the monumental chorus — hopefully the ‘American Gods’ worthy. A thoroughly felicitious ear candy, in my opinion. I promise you, it’s not easy to get rid of the refrain. The tracks gets completed with the fantastic making-of-clip that Dirk Behlau created. Enjoy the moment and keep the secret: Be assured that we still haven’t played all our cards and still have some aces up our sleeves. Maybe no additional secrets but celestial surprises. Stay tuned!”

Blind Guardian Premiere “Deliver Us From Evil” Music Video

Blind Guardian have premiered a new video for their new song “Deliver Us From Evil.” You can check that out below:

Frontman Hansi Kürsch commented:

“What can I say? We’re very happy to be able to offer you a brand new song of our forthcoming album, out in September 2022. The physical single also contains the 2020 Christmas banger ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ as well as the Wacken version of ‘Violent Shadows’ as extra on the CD, to shorten the waiting time until the new album.

Whether vinyl or CD, I can assure you that this is the perfect accessory for your Christmas tree. The strictly limited vinyl can be played on all working vinyl players and has a perfect sound — in mono and stereo. Be brave and fast and get your copy as soon as possible. Vinyl is a rare resource these days…

We know that the gap between now and the album release in late 2022 is painfully long. Neither we nor our label could defy the current worldwide economic crisis. A long story short: There is no one to blame for this situation. With ‘Deliver Us From Evil’, you will get another sweet appetizer of a very intense and vivid album that will hopefully raise your joyful anticipation until our next strike. At least, it would do it for me, but luckily I already know the whole album.

Talking about anticipation, even though ‘Violent Shadows’ and ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ are indisputably fantastic tracks, rest assured: We won’t let you wait another ten months with only two songs. I promise you that you will always be blown away. Cheers to the digital era and its endless possibilities. Oh, and the album title. There is one but I won’t tell you yet. This would be giving away far too much right now.”

Blind Guardian To Release New Single “Deliver Us From Evil” In December

Blind Guardian will be releasing a new single titled “Deliver Us From Evil” on December 3. The track will be available on seven-inch vinyl along with “Merry Xmas Everybody,” on CD along with “Violent Shadows” (live from Wacken World Wide 2020), and digitally.

Frontman Hansi Kürsch commented:

“What can I say? We’re very happy to be able to offer you a brand new song of our forthcoming album, out in September 2022. The physical single also contains the 2020 Christmas banger ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ as well as the Wacken version of ‘Violent Shadows’ as extra on the CD, to shorten the waiting time until the new album.

Whether vinyl or CD, I can assure you that this is the perfect accessory for your Christmas tree. The strictly limited vinyl can be played on all working vinyl players and has a perfect sound — in mono and stereo. Be brave and fast and get your copy as soon as possible. Vinyl is a rare resource these days…

We know that the gap between now and the album release in late 2022 is painfully long. Neither we nor our label could defy the current worldwide economic crisis. A long story short: There is no one to blame for this situation. With ‘Deliver Us From Evil’, you will get another sweet appetizer of a very intense and vivid album that will hopefully raise your joyful anticipation until our next strike. At least, it would do it for me, but luckily I already know the whole album.

Talking about anticipation, even though ‘Violent Shadows’ and ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ are indisputably fantastic tracks, rest assured: We won’t let you wait another ten months with only two songs. I promise you that you will always be blown away. Cheers to the digital era and its endless possibilities. Oh, and the album title. There is one but I won’t tell you yet. This would be giving away far too much right now.”

Hansi Kürsch On Upcoming Blind Guardian Album: “It Is By Far The Most Intense Album We Did In A Very, Very Long Time”

During a recent interview with Rock Hard Greece, Hansi Kürsch discussed the upcoming Blind Guardian album. According to him, the effort “is by far the most intense album [they have done] in a very, very long time.”

Kürsch said the following:

“As of today, we finally decided who’s going to do the mastering, which means we have finished the mixing. And I wanna hand in at least the audio stuff to the record company within the next two weeks.”

He also added:

“It is by far the most intense album we did in a very, very long time. It is, in every measure, a roller-coaster ride. There is a lot of let-your-hair-down stuff — more than I expected. There are some typical surprising BLIND GUARDIAN elements.

I’m just curious to see, really, or to hear what people will think about it. I think it’s a very, very strong album. It will surprise a lot of people.

It is straight-forward in the sense of BLIND GUARDIAN, so don’t expect a straight-forward album if you compare it to anything else. It’s not a straight-forward album at all, but it’s very straight-forward for BLIND GUARDIAN. It’s very aggressive, it’s very dark.

The composing mostly has been accomplished before corona started to happen, but you can feel that there is a lot of anger in the album. It really delivers also very catchy and positive vibes, but there is a very raw energy you will feel.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Blind Guardian Team Up With 19Grams For “Majesty Roast” Coffee

Blind Guardian have joined forces with 19Grams to create “Majesty Roast” coffee. Fans can purchase that HERE. 19Grams commented:

“Beforehand, we had an intensive discussion about what makes a good coffee. It is important to Blind Guardian and us, as roasters, that the coffee not only tastes great, but that it is also produced responsibly. That’s why we chose a specialty coffee where the origin is clear, where the farmers are paid fairly and where the soil is not depleted. And here it is: the Majesty Roast. The Bourbon Beans have been sourced from India and bring flavours of chocolate, hazelnut, almond and spices to your cup, which gives the coffee the taste and the kick that you expect from a brilliant espresso. Crafted like a long guitar solo, roasted with skill and perseverance, this espresso is now your perfect start to the day, an after-dinner treat or a little kick whenever you want.”

Blind Guardian Premiere Video For Cover Of Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody”

Blind Guardian have premiered a new video for their cover of Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody.” Hansi Kürsch commented:

“In my opinion, Slade created the ultimate Christmas song with ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’, a timeless, jolly tune with the perfect dose of cheesiness and almost untouchable in its greatness. Usually, it is prohibited in the Kürsch household to play Christmas songs prior to the Advent season, but as it’s mid-November now, and I am just out of the studio doing this cover, I guess I’m breaking a tradition. What you are about to hear now, is our attempt at paying tribute to the glam rock Santa Clauses Slade, and while the original version is just perfect, its chorus was tailor-made for Blind Guardian as we do understand quite well how to go big. So, why have sausages with potato salad when you can have the Xmas goose? Well, check it out yourselves and Merry Xmas Everybody!”

Blind Guardian Premiere “Another Holy War” Live Video

Blind Guardian have premiered a new live video for their song “Another Holy War.” This news comes as the band officially released their 25th anniversary edition of “Imaginations From The Other Side” today (December 11).

Hansi Kürsch commented:

“There are songs that carry albums and others that are seen more as a filler. At least that’s the case for most bands, so they say. But there are always exceptions to the rule; one of which is Blind Guardian and ‘Imaginations From The Other Side’ is the ultimate exception. It is all killer, no filler. The thing I can say about ‘Another Holy War’ can be said for all of the songs on the album, which is that the song is awesome. Period.

It’s funny how during the recording of Imaginations …, every band member underestimated the song in terms of its complexity – severely underestimated! We thought of ‘Another Holy War’ as a rather simple song, which was a typical error of judgement. At the same time, we thought of ourselves as flawless. That too was an error of judgement, at least in some parts. The price we had to pay for our juvenile arrogance was blisters on our hands, strained fingers and worn-out vocal cords. Still, we pulled it together in the end, and its thanks to Flemming Rasmussen you can’t hear our issues in the final result. I’m repeating myself here, but ‘Another Holy War’ is awesome. Seriously. The song isn’t only challenging because of its speed, and 25 years later not much has changed about that. But you grow with your challenges. Give us another 25 years and we’ll master it just perfectly. I promise.”

Blind Guardian Premiere “Bright Eyes” Live Video

Blind Guardian have premiered a new live video for their song “Bright Eyes.” You can check that out below. This news comes after the band previously announced that they will be releasing a 25th anniversary edition of “Imaginations From The Other Side” on December 11.

Hansi Kürsch commented:

“‘Bright Eyes’ is a godsend. The piece was composed during an unexpected forced break in production. When we were able to continue recording the album, André and I were not entirely happy with the composition, but luckily Marcus and Thomen had recognised the song’s potential straight away, so it landed in its raw form on the album without any further intervention on our part. We put it on the album and then it surprisingly turned out to be one of the absolute highlights of the record, or perhaps even our entire career. I have no idea, nowadays, what we did not like back then. The songwriting for Imaginations… was long finished and we were already recording the album, when André got severe problems with his fingers and had to undertake a critical surgery, which as we know now, was fortunately successful. ‘Bright Eyes’ is without any doubt one of the band’s and the audience’s favourite songs, especially when it comes to live shows. One of the ultimate singalongs and therefore one of the absolute highlights in a Blind Guardian concert. Check it out.”