“Blood Of The Elves”, the brand new video from German energy metallers BLIND GUARDIAN, will be seen under. The tune is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “The God Machine”, due on September 2 through Nuclear Blast. The duvet paintings for the CD was designed by Peter Mohrbacher and will be seen under.
Singer Hansi Kürsch feedback: “‘Blood Of The Elves’ contains a fairly heavy aspect that the avid fan of BLIND GUARDIAN hopefully enjoys. Greater than enjoys, I would guess. Instrumentally, the observe has some form of an early Nineties attraction that blends properly into the vocal components of the opera/twist period and catapults each epochs into a brand new period for the band. An ideal hybrid. The refrain has some very sturdy sing-along vibes, regardless of its complexity. What else do you want? Impressed by the ‘The Witcher’ laptop recreation collection, the lyrics even reinforce the facility of this banger and the clip by Dirk Behlau matches completely to the entire setting. Let me let you know: ‘The God Machine’ has much more to supply. And that is no promise — that is the final word reality.”
He provides: “We did not wish to rehash our qualities from 1995, however did not wish to proceed down this complicated path eternally both. ‘The God Machine’ is a brand new starting for us. We have set a brand new course and gone again to sure issues that we have uncared for a bit on the previous few albums.”
“The God Machine” observe itemizing:
01. Ship Us From Evil (5:22)
02. Damnation (5:21)
03. Secrets and techniques Of The American Gods (7:29)
04. Violent Shadows (4:18)
05. Life Past The Spheres (6:03)
06. Architects Of Doom (6:21)
07. Let It Be No Extra (4:49)
08. Blood Of The Elves (4:38)
09. Future (6:47)
This previous March, BLIND GUARDIAN launched a efficiency video for “Secrets and techniques Of The American Gods”. The clip was filmed throughout the recording periods for the band’s new album on the Twilight Corridor Studios between March 2020 and 2021. On the time, Kürsch commented: “With ‘Secrets and techniques Of The American Gods’, we proudly current you the epic aspect 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 artistic work in these eventful instances. The vivid building of this tune circles round its core, the monumental refrain — hopefully the ‘American Gods’ worthy. A completely felicitious ear sweet, for my part. I promise you, it isn’t simple to do away with the chorus. The tracks will get accomplished with the incredible making-of-clip that Dirk Behlau created. Benefit from the second and preserve the key: Be assured that we nonetheless have not performed all our playing cards and nonetheless have some aces up our sleeves.”
Three months earlier, BLIND GUARDIAN launched the official music video for one more new single, “Ship Us From Evil”. Filmed by Dirk Behlau, the clip was stated to be a style of the band’s new LP.
“Ship Us From Evil” was made obtainable digitally in addition to on a seven-inch single (together with the beforehand launched “Merry Xmas Everyone” because the B-side) and digipak CD (with the beforehand launched “Violent Shadows” Wacken World Broad 2020 dwell efficiency as further observe).
On the time, Kürsch acknowledged: “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 isn’t a one in charge 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. A minimum of, it will do it for me, however fortunately I already know the entire album.
“Speaking about anticipation, regardless that ‘Violent Shadows’ and ‘Ship Us From Evil’ are indisputably incredible tracks, relaxation assured: We cannot 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 may be one however I will not let you know but. This could be gifting away far an excessive amount of proper now.”
Final July, Kürsch advised Rock Laborious Greece concerning the musical route 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 may be plenty of let-your-hair-down stuff — greater than I anticipated. There are some typical stunning BLIND GUARDIAN components.
“I am simply curious to see, actually, or to listen to what individuals will give it some thought. I feel it is a very, very sturdy album. It’s going to shock lots of people.
“It’s straight-forward within the sense of BLIND GUARDIAN, so do not anticipate a straight-forward album in case you evaluate it to anything,” he defined. “It isn’t a straight-forward album in any respect, but it surely’s very straight-forward for BLIND GUARDIAN. It is very aggressive, it’s extremely darkish.
“The composing largely has been completed 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 optimistic vibes, however there’s a very uncooked vitality 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 writer Markus Heitz, whose newest novel, “Die Dunklen Lande”, was launched in March 2019. The guide is ready in 1629 and accommodates the prequel to “Legacy Of The Darkish Lands”.
BLIND GUARDIAN‘s final “common” studio album, “Past The Crimson 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 Facet”.