Recently, the German progressive power metalers BLIND GUARDIAN released the first two chapters of their historical documentary series, in which they talk about the band’s origins.  Today they release part #3!

Hansi Kürsch comments:
Watch and listen! These four tongues may stumble and mumble, but they certainly won‘t stand still. Be prepared! After you‘ve watched part III, the world as you know it will never be the same again 🙂

If you missed the previous episodes – you can watch them here:

BLIND GUARDIAN recently re-released their first four studio albums.
The pre-order for their next reissues has already started; Imaginations From The Other SideNightfall In Middle-Earth and A Night At The Opera will be released on November 30th via Nuclear Blast! The back catalogue has been remixed and remastered, and is available in 2 CD-digi and 2 LP gatefold vinyl format in a range of colors.

More re-issues are due to follow, in total there will be 10 BLIND GUARDIAN re-releases.

Singer Hansi Kürsch commented: “All these albums will not only be available as beautiful 2 CD-digipak versions but can also be purchased as gatefold vinyl. Since the vinyl versions of our back catalogue have become so rare over the years, people have kept on asking us about re-issues. Now your wish is granted. The CD version will contain two CDs. One will feature an up to date sounding re-mix and the other will contain the original mix. Both sound great! In comparison to the original mixes, our input on the re-mix versions has been far greater, and therefore have been used for the vinyl versions. They sound fresher, richer and more exciting than the original ones and still pay tribute to the original recordings. It is 100% old school BLIND GUARDIAN with a modern twist. What more can you ask for?.”

The previously mentioned re-issues can now be pre-ordered in the following formats:

Imaginations From The Other Side (1995), remixed 2011/2012,  remastered 2012

  • 2 CD-DIGI (remixed/remastered CD+original CD)
  • LP in gatefold

Tracklist:
01. Imaginations From The Other Side
02. I‘m Alive
03. A Past And Future Secret
04. The Script For My Requiem
05. Mordred‘s Song
06. Born In A Mourning Hall
07. Bright Eyes
08. Another Holy War
09. And The Story Ends
Bonus:
10. The Wizard
11. System‘s Failing

Nightfall In Middle-Earth (1998), remixed 2011/2012,  remastered 2012

  • 2 CD-DIGI (remixed/remastered CD+original CD)
  • LP in gatefold

Tracklist:
01. War Of Wrath
02. Into The Storm
03. Lammoth
04. Nightfall
05. The Minstrel
06. The Curse Of Feanor
07. Captured
08. Blood Tears
09. Mirror Mirror
10. Face The Truth
11. Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns)
12. Battle Of Sudden Flames
13. Time Stands Still (At The Iron Hill)
14. The Dark Elf
15. Thorn
16. The Eldar
17. Nom The Wise
18. When Sorrow Sang
19. Out On The Water
20. The Steadfast
21. A Dark Passage
22. Final Chapter (Thus Ends…)
23. Harvest Of Sorrow (Bonus track original CD)
Bonus:
23. Doom
24. The Tides Of War

A Night At The Opera (2002), remixed 2011/2012,  remastered 2012

  •  2 CD-DIGI (remixed/remastered CD+original CD)
  • LP in gatefold

Tracklist:
01. Precious Jerusalem
02. Battlefield
03. Under The Ice
04. Sadly Sings Destiny
05. The Maiden And The Minstrel Knight
06. Wait For An Answer
07. The Soulforged
08. Age Of False Innocence
09. Punishment Divine
10. And Then There Was Silence
Bonus:
11. Age Of False Innocence (demo)
12. Under The Ice (demo)

They can all be pre-ordered here: http://nuclearblast.com/blindguardian-reissues