One of the most ambitious projects in metal history, BLIND GUARDIAN’s new album Legacy Of The Dark Lands, was released last week alongside a stunning official video for ‘War Feeds War’. Today the band reveals how they created the atmospheric sounds on the album by recording in a castle. Find out more here: youtu.be/32lJ5M-ESOU

Hansi states: “There’s no doubt about it, we are geeks. For those of you who still question it, even after the release of Legacy of the Dark Lands, you can find the ultimate proof in this trailer. To me it’s always great fun returning to the origins of my childhood. Burg Linn is definitely worth a visit. check it out.”

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2 LP Gatefold (different colours)
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5 LP BOX (Album 2 LP, Instrumental 2 LP, Audio book LP)

Watch ‘War Feeds War’ here: youtu.be/7bZjrn6IhOw

The idea of recording an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the BLIND GUARDIAN universe – guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch – during the 1990’s when BLIND GUARDIAN started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound. The monumental project started to take shape over recent years, and mirroring its epic sound cascades, the lyrical concept was developed. To create the concept, Andrè and Hansi worked alongside German bestselling author Markus Heitz, whose latest novel Die dunklen Lande was released on March 1st, 2019. The book is set in 1629 and contains the prequel to BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA’s opus Legacy Of The Dark Lands.

Watch and listen to the first single ‘Point Of No Return’:  youtube.com/watch?v=WIP3tbE-gXA

The Legacy Of The Dark Lands tracklist:
01. 1618 Ouverture
02. The Gathering
03. War Feeds War
04. Comets And Prophecies
05. Dark Cloud’s Rising
06. The Ritual
07. In The Underworld
08. A Secret Society
09. The Great Ordeal
10. Bez
11. In The Red Dwarf’s Tower
12. Into The Battle
13. Treason
14. Between The Realms
15. Point Of No Return
16. The White Horseman
17. Nephilim
18. Trial And Coronation
19. Harvester Of Souls
20. Conquest Is Over
21. This Storm
22. The Great Assault
23. Beyond The Wall
24. A New Beginning

ICYMI
Hansi details recording the vocals for their epic project: youtu.be/FNtYn_wWsYc
Hansi introduces us to the voice actors used on the album and the process behind recording their parts: youtu.be/KqbjNhr7RKs

The idea of recording an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the BLIND GUARDIAN universe – guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch – during the 1990’s when BLIND GUARDIAN started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound. The monumental project started to take shape over recent years, and mirroring its epic sound cascades, the lyrical concept was developed. To create the concept, Andrè and Hansi worked alongside German bestselling author Markus Heitz, whose latest novel Die dunklen Lande was released on March 1st, 2019. The book is set in 1629 and contains the prequel to BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA’s opus Legacy Of The Dark Lands.

Watch and listen to the first single ‘Point Of No Return’:  youtube.com/watch?v=WIP3tbE-gXA

The Legacy Of The Dark Lands tracklist:
01. 1618 Ouverture
02. The Gathering
03. War Feeds War
04. Comets And Prophecies
05. Dark Cloud’s Rising
06. The Ritual
07. In The Underworld
08. A Secret Society
09. The Great Ordeal
10. Bez
11. In The Red Dwarf’s Tower
12. Into The Battle
13. Treason
14. Between The Realms
15. Point Of No Return
16. The White Horseman
17. Nephilim
18. Trial And Coronation
19. Harvester Of Souls
20. Conquest Is Over
21. This Storm
22. The Great Assault
23. Beyond The Wall
24. A New Beginning

Order the single ‘This Storm’ on clear, gold and red & black splatter here: nblast.de/BG-ThisStorm
Watch the accompanying lyric video for ‘This Storm’ here: youtu.be/dR_VJ-jJosI

ICYMI
Hansi details recording the vocals for their epic project: youtu.be/FNtYn_wWsYc
Hansi introduces us to the voice actors used on the album and the process behind recording their parts: youtu.be/KqbjNhr7RKs