Following the release of their highly acclaimed new album “The God Machine” and a successful club tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking masterpiece “Somewhere Far Beyond,” German metal legends BLIND GUARDIAN have another ace up their sleeve: Today, the band releases an artistic new video for the song “Life Beyond The Spheres”.
Playing with stunning visual effects and a retro-futuristic setting, the music video for“Life Beyond The Spheres”, is a remarkable eye-catcher that you can discover below.
Guitarist André Olbrich states about the song: “I’m a big supporter of innovation, to bring the whole music genre forward to something else. Maybe even find something new that wasn’t there before, I think with ‘Life Beyond the Spheres,’ I knew I wanted to go somewhere in the soundtrack direction. At that time, I was playing cyberpunk, so my inspiration was somewhat cyberpunkish. I tried to bring in a metal soundtrack in a cyberpunk direction, more spacey than we ever did before. Hansi grabbed that feeling and I think now we have a song we never did before, not even close to that genre. I like that, that is a very innovative song, I’m proud of this too.”
Singer Hansi Kürsch adds:“‘Life Beyond the Spheres’ leads us to spaces unknown and places where no man has gone before. It certainly delivers music that is not from this world. There is always hope. This is what the song means to me.”
Hansi Kürsch previously said about the album: “We didn’t want to rehash our qualities from 1995, but didn’t want to continue down this complex path forever either. “The God Machine” is a new beginning for us. We’ve set a new course and gone back to certain things that we’ve neglected a bit on the last few albums.”
“The God Machine” marks another pinnacle in BLIND GUARDIAN’s impressive discography by not attempting to pretend it is still the nineties yet instead successfully relying on the muscle memory of this period. It is a gripping, addictive, and brilliantly arranged album in the tradition of records with which BLIND GUARDIAN reached for the stars in the 90s; yet, by no means, is it a throwback. “The God Machine” represents the heart and soul of BLIND GUARDIAN’s timeless metal in the here and now, unifying the bards’ past, present, and future secrets in one consistent, well-thought-out masterpiece.
Order the album HERE. “The God Machine” track listing:
1. Deliver Us From Evil (5:22)
2. Damnation (5:21)
3. Secrets Of The American Gods (7:29)
4. Violent Shadows (4:18)
5. Life Beyond The Spheres (6:03)
6. Architects Of Doom (6:21)
7. Let It Be No More (4:49)
8. Blood Of The Elves (4:38)
9. Destiny (6:47)