Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal’s history, Blind Guardian’s upcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea to record an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the Blind Guardian universe – guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch – during the 1990s when Blind Guardian started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound.

In recent years the giant project started to take shape, and parallel to epic sound cascades, the lyrical concept was developed. For this, Blind Guardian was able to find support in German bestselling author Markus Heitz, whose new novel “Die Dunklen Lande” just has been released. The book is set in 1629 and contains the prequel to Blind Guardian’s opus “Legacy Of The Dark Lands”, which will be released November 1st.

To get a first impression of the album, watch the trailer below:


Singer Hansi Kürsch says: “It’s incredible, that after 20 years we can actually finish this really exciting project. I am so happy and more than satisfied with it. Every single track unveils spectacular worlds and tells its very own story. With this album our biggest creative dream finally becomes reality.”

Pre-Orders for “Legacy Of The Dark Lands” will start June, 2019.
The Novel “Die Dunklen Lande” is available as of now.