German energy metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have launched a brand new single, “Secrets and techniques Of The American Gods”. The highly effective, majestic new observe comes with a efficiency video that was filmed through the recordings for the band’s new album on the Twilight Corridor Studios between March 2020 and 2021. As soon as once more, the masterfully organized paintings for the one was created by Andrea Christen.
BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch feedback: “The time has come to unveil one other secret: With ‘Secrets and techniques Of The American Gods’, we proudly current you the epic facet of our new album that is going to be launched in September. This single edit focuses on the essence of this magnificent composition and provides you an perception into our inventive work in these eventful occasions. The vivid development of this track circles round its core, the monumental refrain — hopefully the ‘American Gods’ worthy. A completely felicitious ear sweet, in my view. I promise you, it isn’t simple to eliminate the chorus. The tracks will get accomplished with the unbelievable making-of-clip that Dirk Behlau created. Benefit from the second and maintain the key: Be assured that we nonetheless have not performed all our playing cards and nonetheless have some aces up our sleeves. Possibly no extra secrets and techniques however celestial surprises. Keep tuned!”
Three months in the past, BLIND GUARDIAN launched the official music video for one more new single, “Ship Us From Evil”. Filmed by Dirk Behlau, the clip was mentioned to be a style of the band’s new album, set to reach in September 2022 through Nuclear Blast.
“Ship Us From Evil” was made obtainable digitally in addition to on a seven-inch single (together with the beforehand launched “Merry Xmas All people” because the B-side) and digipak CD (with the beforehand launched “Violent Shadows” Wacken World Large 2020 dwell efficiency as further observe).
On the time, Kürsch said: “We all know that the hole between now and the album launch in late 2022 is painfully lengthy. Neither we nor our label may defy the present worldwide financial disaster. An extended story quick: There is no such thing as a one responsible for this case. With ‘Ship Us From Evil’, you’ll get one other candy appetizer of a really intense and vivid album that may hopefully elevate your joyful anticipation till our subsequent strike. Not less than, it will do it for me, however fortunately I already know the entire album.
“Speaking about anticipation, although ‘Violent Shadows’ and ‘Ship Us From Evil’ are indisputably unbelievable tracks, relaxation assured: We can’t allow you to wait one other ten months with solely two songs. I promise you that you’ll all the time be blown away. Cheers to the digital period and its countless prospects. Oh, and the album title. There’s one however I will not let you know but. This is able to be gifting away far an excessive amount of proper now.”
Final July, Kürsch instructed Rock Onerous Greece in regards to the musical course of BLIND GUARDIAN‘s new materials: “It’s by far essentially the most intense album we did in a really, very very long time. It’s, in each measure, a roller-coaster journey. There’s lots of let-your-hair-down stuff — greater than I anticipated. There are some typical shocking BLIND GUARDIAN parts.
“I am simply curious to see, actually, or to listen to what folks will give it some thought. I feel it is a very, very robust album. It’s going to shock lots of people.
“It’s straight-forward within the sense of BLIND GUARDIAN, so do not count on a straight-forward album in case you evaluate it to the rest,” he defined. “It is not a straight-forward album in any respect, but it surely’s very straight-forward for BLIND GUARDIAN. It’s totally aggressive, it’s totally darkish.
“The composing largely has been achieved earlier than corona began to occur, however you’ll be able to really feel that there’s a lot of anger within the album. It actually delivers additionally very catchy and constructive vibes, however there’s a very uncooked power you’ll really feel.”
BLIND GUARDIAN‘s newest launch was the all-orchestral album “Twilight Orchestra: Legacy Of The Darkish Lands”, which got here out in November 2019 through Nuclear Blast. To create the idea, lead guitarist André Olbrich and Kürsch labored alongside German bestselling creator Markus Heitz, whose newest novel, “Die Dunklen Lande”, was launched in March 2019. The e book is ready in 1629 and accommodates the prequel to “Legacy Of The Darkish Lands”.
BLIND GUARDIAN‘s final “common” studio album, “Past The Pink Mirror”, was issued in 2015. It was the band’s first LP since 2010’s “At The Edge Of Time”, marking the longest hole between two studio albums in BLIND GUARDIAN‘s profession. It was additionally the group’s first album with out bassist Oliver Holzwarth since 1995’s “Imaginations From The Different Aspect”.