BLIND GUARDIAN | announce new record ‘The God Machine’ + release single ‘Blood Of The Elves’27th May 2022 0 By John Deaux
A distant mechanical sound is approaching from afar, heralding the arrival of exciting new happenings – casting fore-shadows on the date of September 2nd. This is the day that metal legends Blind Guardian will release their eleventh studio album ‘The God Machine‘ via Nuclear Blast, a new monument to their outstanding career.
Singer Hansi Kürsch explains:
“We didn’t want to rehash our qualities from 1995, but didn’t want to continue down this complex path forever either. ‘The God Machine’ is a new beginning for us. We’ve set a new course and gone back to certain things that we’ve neglected a bit on the last few albums.”
‘The God Machine‘ marks another pinnacle in Blind Guardian’s impressive discography, by not attempting to pretend that it’s still the 90s, but successfully relying on the muscle memory of this period. It is a gripping, addictive and brilliantly arranged album, in the tradition of records in which Blind Guardian reached for the stars in the 90’s; yet, by no means, is it a throwback. ‘The God Machine‘ represents the heart and soul of Blind Guardian’s timeless music, in the here and now, unifying the bards’ past, present and future secrets in one consistent, well thought out masterpiece.
Together with the announcement, the band shares a video for their new raging single ‘Blood Of The Elves‘, a galloping anthem that is destined to become a live staple.
Pre-order ‘The God Machine‘ here: http://nblast.de/BG-TheGodMachineHansi Kürsch comments further:
“‘Blood Of The Elves’ features a pretty heavy side that the avid fan of Blind Guardian hopefully enjoys well. More than well, I’d guess. Instrumentally, the track has some kind of an early 90s appeal that blends well into the vocal parts of the opera/twist era, and catapults both epochs into a new era for the band. A perfect hybrid. The chorus has some very strong sing-along vibes, despite its complexity. What else do you need? Inspired by ‘The Witcher’ computer game series, the lyrics even reinforce the power of this banger and the clip by Dirk Behlau fits perfectly to the whole setting. Let me tell you: ‘The God Machine’ has even more to offer. And that’s no promise – that’s the ultimate truth. Stay tuned.”
Blind Guardian live:
04.06. DE Gelsenkirchen – Rockhard Festival
11.06. ES Zamora – Z! Live Rock Fest 2022
23.06. CZ Spálené Poříčí – Basinfire Festival
24.06. IT Verona – Rock the Castle
25.06. FR Clisson – Hellfest
01.07. ES Barcelona – Rock Fest Barcelona
14.07. AT Leoben – AREA 53 Open Air 2022
15.07. DE Neukirchen-Vluyn – Dong Open Air
16.07. LX Esch-sur-Alzette – Rockhal
21.07. GR Athens – Release Athens 2022
31.07. UK Durham – Dominion Festival
05.08. ES Villena (Alicante) – Leyendas del Rock XV
07.08. RO Râșnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
19.08. DE Giessen – Giessener Kultursommer
20.08. DE Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival
02.09. DE Saarbrücken – Garage
03.09. DE Memmingen – Kaminwerk
04.09. CH Pratteln – Z7
05.09. DE Frankfurt am Main – Batschkapp
06.09. DE Stuttgart – KA
08.09. DE München – Backstage
09.09. DE Dresden – Alter Schlachthof
10.09. DE Neuruppin – Kulturhaus
11.09. DE Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
13.09. DE Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
14.09. DE Köln – E-Werk
16.09. DE Osnabrück – Hyde Park
17.09. DE Osnabrück – Hyde Park
10.-17.10. ES Barca Trencada – Full Metal Holiday @ Iberostar Club Cala Barca
12.10. NL Sittard – Poppodium Volt
13.10. DE Hamburg – edel-optics.de-Arena
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