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Answer a little question…

Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2013

…and win a little prize. 😉

It’s time for a contest. Send an e-mail to with the subject “ATGtSaT promo CD contest” and in the body of the mail answer the following question: how many CDs are included in the A Traveler’s Guide to Space and Time box set? Also include your postal mailing address.

Ten lucky winners will be chosen at random from all the correct entries to receive a signed copy of the A Traveler’s Guide to Space and Time promo CD shown below. Deadline is Sunday January 27th at 7:06 PM UTC. Good luck and, as always, have a nice day. 😀

A Traveler's Guide to Space and Time promo CD

A Traveler’s Guide to Space and Time preview

Posted on Saturday, January 19th, 2013

A Traveler's Guide to Space and Time box setAs previously reported A Traveler’s Guide to Space and Time will be released at the beginning of February. To get you warmed up for the release we would like to present a little preview of eight of the songs from the box set. Have fun listening to… (more…)

A Traveler’s Guide to Space and Time coming in February 2013

Posted on Saturday, December 1st, 2012

A Traveler's Guide to Space and Time contents

Save up your Christmas money for February when A Traveler’s Guide to Space and Time, a strictly limited edition Blind Guardian box set with 15 CDs in 13 high quality digipacks and only 8000 copies worldwide, is released.

Germany, Austria and Switzerland have a release date of February 1, 2013 and the rest of the world on February 4, 2013. The box set can now be pre-ordered from your favorite record shop! (more…)

Cover story in December 2012 Rock Hard

Posted on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Rock Hard Vol. 307 December 2012Time to brush up on your German and check out the December 2012 issue (volume 307) of Germany’s Rock Hard magazine. Blind Guardian is featured on the cover and inside one will find an eight page interview celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary.

The whole band answers questions about the past and future and even some secrets. Rare band photos are also included where one can get a good laugh out of André’s tight checkered pants and Hani’s afro-like hair. 🙂

See the video below for more information about the issue. (more…)

Where do we go from here?

Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Hi there,

A long (far longer than expected) journey has more or less come to an end. After having had great fun with our Greek and German friends some weeks ago, we are now preparing ourselves for the final show here in Germany. Even though being on the road is always a very enjoyable experience for everyone in the band, it, on the other hand, demands a lot of time and makes it almost impossible for us to really keep our focus on songwriting. It therefore became more and more obvious to us that there had to be a stop to our touring activities to maintain a proper songwriting cycle. It will be a challenging but also a very exciting period for us. Having an album like At the Edge of Time in our rearview mirror is a curse and blessing at the same time. No matter if we try to finalize the orchestra project or start the songwriting for the next new “regular” Blind Guardian album, it will demand our full attention during the next 24 months or perhaps even more. So, the final chance to see us live will be the Rockharz festival in Ballenstedt, Germany on Friday July 13th. I am absolutely sure that there will not be any Blind Guardian shows before autumn 2014. So, do not miss this one!

Last but not least, some information for those of you that are curious about the collector’s box that we’ve mentioned in some interviews. This box will contain remixed versions of the complete studio album works (based on the original releases) we have done for Virgin. During the next weeks we will provide you with the exact content once it is completely confirmed. There will be tons of material… I’ve found it extremely pleasant to revisit the old albums one more time, but mostly I enjoyed Nightfall in Middle-Earth, which for me remains the strongest Blind Guardian release to date. Mostly I was impressed by some of the songs, which we have not played live so far, “Noldor” and “The Curse of Feanor” in particular. I immediately decided that we have to play one or the other in 2014. So, it truly is something to look forward to. Sounds like a (false) promise, I already made some time ago, doesn’t it? 🙂 History repeats itself, some mean people would say, and that life is a constant “Battlefield” – which reminds me of another great song of ours…


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