Power metal legends Blind Guardian recently swung Rockhal-club in Luxembourg. The band opened the act with some punchy songs like “War of wrath” merged into “Into the Storm.”
They then go into a short speech first in French, and then in English about how happy they were to be back in Luxembourg and how everyone speaks so many languages here. Then the guys jumped right into “Welcome to the Dying”, followed by the old classic ‘Nightfall’ with the whole room singing with the chorus.
In May, the band had announced that they’re going to be releasing their 11th studio album, the God machine via nuclear blast records. They’ve also released the first single, ‘Blood of the Elves.’
Soon, the band will be having even more live material. This past March, Blind Guardian released a performance video for “Secrets Of The American Gods”. The clip was filmed during the recording sessions for the band’s new album at the Twilight Hall Studios between March 2020 and 2021. At the time, singer Hansi Kürsch commented:
“With ‘Secrets Of The American Gods’, we proudly present you the epic side of our new album that’s going to be released in September. This single edit focuses on the essence of this magnificent composition and gives you an insight into our creative work in these eventful times. The vivid construction of this song circles around its core, the monumental chorus — hopefully the ‘American Gods’ worthy. A thoroughly felicitious ear candy, in my opinion. I promise you, it’s not easy to get rid of the refrain. The tracks gets completed with the fantastic making-of-clip that Dirk Behlau created. Enjoy the moment and keep the secret: Be assured that we still haven’t played all our cards and still have some aces up our sleeves.”
Three months earlier, BLIND GUARDIAN released the official music video for another new single, “Deliver Us From Evil”. Filmed by Dirk Behlau, the clip was said to be a taste of the band’s new LP, which is sure to please more live crowds.