Four years after "At The Edge Of Time" Blind Guardian are back in an impressive way. Once again the Krefelder Quartett inspires with demanding, partly orchestral compositions, which despite the density of detail appear massive and crystal clear. This multi-layered work was also created in the band's own Twilight Hall Studios in Grefrath; it was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind. Musically and lyrically the group continues the great moments of their career. eclipsed spoke with singer/lyricist Hansi Kürsch and guitarist André Olbrich in the legendary studio kitchen.
eclipsed: Hansi, André, despite the immense density of details you let it crash again on "Beyond The Red Mirror". Your drummer Frederik Ehmke has to do some hard work.
Hansi Kürsch: Well, I'm just saying, open your eyes when choosing a career. No, seriously: On a metal album it has to crash, otherwise it doesn't make any sense. If you started to work with drums in a very economical way, that wouldn't work. You need the biggest possible noise, and it must logically come from the drums. But Frederik has never complained about it either. (laughs)
eclipsed: The rhythmic diversity is also enormous.
Kürsch: With the amount of musical information that we prepare, every note has its relevance, and this must then also be accompanied percussively.