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Beyond The Red Mirror

Beyond The Red Mirror
Beyond The Red Mirror
Beyond The Red Mirror
Beyond The Red Mirror (Earbook)

Beyond The Red Mirror will be the title of the highly-anticipated tenth studio album by Germany's favorite sons and metal's most epic storytellers Blind Guardian.  Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed.

Four-and-a-half years in the making, the follow-up to 2010's At The Edge Of Time (which debuted at #2 on the German album charts and at #1 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart and #108 on the American Billboard Top 200 Albums chart) is scheduled for release in Europe on January 30, 2015 and February 3, 2015 in North America.

Recorded at Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany and produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (Saxon, Hammerfall, Helloween), Beyond The Red Mirror showcases Blind Guardian's long-awaited collaborative work with three different classical choirs: one from the Czech Republic (Prague), one from Hungary (Budapest), and one from the United States (Boston).  Two grand orchestras - each featuring 90 musicians - also lend their brilliant talents to the new recordings with absolutely spellbinding results.

Transporting listeners via a mysteriously powerful red mirror into an otherworldly dimension that includes tyrants, gods, and the Holy Grail, the ten songs comprising Beyond The Red Mirror's story lines revolve around the young protagonist we first met twenty years ago in the 1995 tracks Bright Eyes and And The Story Ends.

"A story between science fiction and fantasy," explains Blind Guardian vocalist and lyricist Hansi Kürsch. "The story begins with our 1995 album, Imaginations From The Other Side. The two worlds described therein have changed dramatically for the worse since then. While there used to be several passages between the worlds, there is only one gate left now: The Red Mirror. It has to be found at any cost."

Asked to describe the band's guiding principles for the creation of this new release, Blind Guardian guitarist André Olbrich shares: "We want to surprise and impress with our music. Nowadays, music tends to be arbitrary and predictable. But we want to keep developing our music."

Opening with a tidal wave of surging emotion courtesy of a spine-tingling choir Beyond The Red Mirror unleashes its first gem, The Ninth Wave, a consciousness-expanding palette of landscapes and moods bearing the message of an urgent mission still seeking resolution. Closing with an explosion of heroic harmonies and choral glories with a nine-and-a-half minute, self-contained saga Grand Parade (called "the best song we have ever written" by Olbrich), the grandiose, uplifting, and ingenious storytelling in Beyond The Red Mirror is guaranteed to leave you breathless.

Come 2015, you will soon experience why Blind Guardian are so influential in their genre and without equal in the pantheon of heavy metal music.

It will be released on January 30, 2015 and will be edited in 14 versions which are:

  • CD
  • CD digipack
  • 2 LP
  • 2 LP picture
  • 2 LP red
  • 2 LP yellow
  • 2 LP blue
  • 2 LP green
  • 2 LP white
  • 2 LP orange
  • 2 LP silver
  • 2 LP splatter
  • Earbook
  • Deluxe Earbook

I remind you the tracklist:

  1. The Ninth Wave
  2. Twilight Of The Gods
  3. Prophecies
  4. At The Edge Of Time
  5. Ashes Of Eternity
  6. Distant Memories (Bonus track on limited edition digi-pack version)
  7. The Holy Grail
  8. The Throne
  9. Sacred Mind
  10. Miracle Machine
  11. Grand Parade
  12. Doom (Bonus track on EarBook version)

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