There's some big news today for BLIND GUARDIAN: the progressive power metal pioneers are proud to announce the release of a new 3-CD package/4-LP package entitled, ‘Live Beyond The Spheres’! The release will include material recorded from various shows during their European tour in 2015 – it will contain old classics, new tracks as well as songs that are played very rarely live.
Vocalist Hansi Kürsch speaks 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."
‘Live Beyond The Spheres’ is scheduled to be released on July 7th via Nuclear Blast as a 3-CD and 4-LP Box.
The CD tracklistings will read as follows:
01. The Ninth Wave
02. Banish From Sanctuary
06. The Last Candle
07. And Then There Was Silence
01. The Lord Of The Rings
03. Bright Eyes
04. Lost In The Twilight Hall
05. Imaginations From The Other Side
06. Into The Storm
07. Twilight Of The Gods
08. A Past And Future Secret
09. And The Story Ends
01. Sacred Worlds
02. The Bard’s Song (In The Forest)
04. Wheel Of Time
06. Mirror Mirror
More on ‘Beyond The Red Mirror’:
BLIND GUARDIAN live:
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