German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN are about to hit the road in support of their latest album, "Beyond The Red Mirror", which came out in Europe on January 30 and in North America on February 3 via Nuclear Blast. Today marks the start of the worldwide tour, which kicks off in the band's hometown of Krefeld, at the sold-out and legendary Kulturfabrik, the place where everything began.
BLIND GUARDIAN has posted a new tour trailer, featuring impressions from their rehearsals and with some comments about the upcoming shows. Check it out below.
Four and a half years in the making, the follow-up to 2010's "At The Edge Of Time" was recorded at Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany and produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (SAXON, HAMMERFALL, HELLOWEEN). The CD showcases BLIND GUARDIAN's 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".