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petak, 05.01.2007.

Blind Guardian

Hmm..... vjerojatno su svi metalci culi za Blind Guardian a za one koje nisu danas cu nesto reci o njima... zapravo stavit cu njihov BIO na engleskom pa citajte...



Commonly the development of any band is judged by the means of their studio albums. But in case of Blind Guardian it's definitely worth it to cast a glance at the dimensions of the live activities in order to appraise the development of the musicians. And these have no peer, not only in Germany!

Already the first live shows of the quartet, which was founded in 1984, showed one thing: Blind Guardian has entertainment qualities, which quickly became a trademark.

Spontaneous acting builds a contrast to all the bands that try hard to deliver their studied ballet. Logically the first big tour took place shortly after the release of the debut album "BATTALIONS OF FEAR" (1988).

From this first tour on, the guys from Krefeld already had between 150 and 300 fans an evening. After the release of the second album "FOLLOW THE BLIND" (1989) an appendix operation put singer (and at that time also bass player) Hansi Kursch out of action. The consequence: reluctantly, the band had to abandon their plans to tour again. But in the following years Blind Guardian caught up on the missed tours with an impressive intensity. Especially because the third output "TALES FROM THE TWILIGHT WORLD" (1990) came as a real bombshell, the interest in concerts of the band got bigger and bigger. In Germany Blind Guardian toured three weeks and each concert was attended by 500 to 800 people. Shortly after this the first external commitment was possible. "SOMEWHERE FAR BEYOND" (1992) then fuelled the flames of success for the four guys: For the first time in the history of Blind Guardian one of their albums was on top of the international charts – the guys became stars in Japan overnight. The first trip to the Far East was also the highlight of the career of the band so far: in Japan, the quartet played in front of 4,000 enthused fans and was able to taste the mega rock star atmosphere for the first time.

The impressions that the first live album "TOKYO TALES" (1993) gave the fans also showed how strong and special the relationship between the band and audience is. A unique symbiosis, which makes every Blind Guardian concert magical.

After the release of "IMAGINATIONS FROM THE OTHER SIDE" (1995) the band toured in all of Europe – some countries were even visited several times. In some large cities up to 3,000 fans came to see the show. "In Japan, we gave one concert more than on the last tour. On the way back, we had the next culture shock as we were the third Heavy Metal band after Metallica and Bon Jovi to play in Thailand. Right after we left the plane, we got some sort of Hawaiian flower necklaces from the salutation committee. On our drive from the airport into town the police escorted us. Our bus had a stereo outside, so that everyone in the streets could hear our music. We felt like gods on earth!" guitar player Olbrich remembers.

On the entertaining "THE FORGOTTEN TALES" (1996) album Blind Guardian made good for something they forgot on "TOKYO TALES": For the first time the ineffable atmosphere of the classic "The Bard's Song – In The Forest" was presented in a live version.

In 1998 the triumphal procession continued with "NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE-EARTH". In Europe the band toured even more then before. For the first time the fans chorused "Nightfall" and "Mirror Mirror" like battle hymns. But the peak of the tour was the trip to Central and South America (Mexico, Brazil and Argentina).

Nevertheless the tentative high point in the career of Blind Guardian was the "A NIGHT AT THE OPERA" crusade. Andre Olbrich: "In Germany we had an average of 2,000 guests an evening, whereas the gig in the Phillipshalle (Dusseldorf), attended by over 6,000 fans, was the most touching moment to date. After we played "The Bard's Song", the traditional highlight of our program, Hansi wasn’t able to communicate with the audience for about five minutes because the jubilation was so loud."

This scene is evidenced by the live documentation simply called "LIVE". The Guardian-mania was spread all over the globe: in Turkey and Chile the band debuted in front of more than 3,000 spectators. The first concert in the capital of Russia, Moscow, went so off so terrific that the local publicist obliged the band for another concert after the official end of the tour. In England – normally a tricky terrain for traditional Metal bands, especially if they are from Germany – Blind Guardian were engaged as headliner for the Bloodstock festival. And even the first trip to North America was more successful than expected: "In big towns like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or Montreal, 1,500 to 2,000 maniacs came to our shows!"

In 2003 the fresh founded Blind Guardian Open Air Festival – which took place near Coburg – was the triumphal ending of the tour activities for "A NIGHT AT THE OPERA". For the first time, the band was responsible for the complete realization of a festival. More than 6,000 enthusiastic "die hard" bards attended the festival in June, which wrote music history. Highlights full of atmosphere of these ultimate Blind Guardian shows can be watched on the live DVD "IMAGINATIONS THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS" (2004). Even classics like "The Bard's Song" redefine themselves because of the innovative camera perspectives and the tasteful used tracking shots sliding over the audience, which gives the songs a mystical depth. The strongest effect is caused by the 13 minute long opus "And Then There Was Silence" (from "A NIGHT AT THE OPERA"): The perfect assembly of light and camera causes endless gooseflesh atmosphere.

Before the phenomenal crusade in music business can write the next chapters, as is generally known, the gods placed the sweat. After the departure from their longstanding record company Virgin in 2004, Blind Guardian was able to find the perfect partner for worldwide cooperation in Nuclear Blast. Despite the split with drummer Thomen Stauch, the band is the final phase of song writing for the follower of "A NIGHT AT THE OPERA". The new songs can described as a further development of the predecessors. The outstanding qualities of the music of Blind Guardian: bombast, flexibility, dynamics, epos, hardness and a high amount of catchy melodies are descriptions of every song to be found on the new album, which is expected for April 2006. In brief the band will start the recordings with producer Charlie Bauerfeind...



Line up:
Hansi Kursch – vocals
Marcus Siepen – guitar
Andre Olbrich – guitar
Frederik Ehmke – drums


Discography:
1988 Battalions of Fear (Virgin)
1989 Follow the Blind (Virgin)
1990 Tales from the Twilight World (Virgin)
1992 Somewhere far Beyond (Virgin)
1993 Tokyo Tales (Virgin)
1995 A Past and Future Secret (Single) (Virgin)
1995 Imaginations from the other Side (Virgin)
1996 Mr. Sandman (Single)(Virgin)
1996 The Forgotten Tales (Virgin)
1998 Mirror Mirror (Single) (Virgin)
1998 Nightfall in Middle-Earth (Virgin)
2001 And then there was Silence (Single)
2002 A Night at the Opera (Virgin)
2003 The Bard's Song (Single) (Virgin)
2003 Live (Virgin)
2004 Imaginations through the Looking Glass (Virgin)
2006 A Twist In The Myth

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Manga/Anime Corner

  • Hmm znaci ovdje cu stavljati kratke opise mangi koje citam ili sam procitao...

    Za sada cu istaknuti mangu Berserk i njezinog tvorca Kentaru Miura...

    Sa preko 29 milijuna volumea prodanih Berserk je jedna od najprodavanijih i najboljih manga za odrasle. Manga je inspirirana srednjim vijekom ali ne japanskim vec europskim. Vrti se oko glavnog protagonista zvanog Gatts, i njegovog odnosa s Griffithom, vođe jedne plaćeničke vojske. Mangu ne preporucujem ljudima koji imaju slab želudac jer ima dosta, stvarno dosta nasilja....

    Miura je svoju mangu prvi put objavio 1988 godine kao 48-stranični Prototype kako ga je on nazvao te je odmah osvojio nagradu za to. Kasnije 1990. godine izlazi i prvi volume mange. Manga jos izlazi te ako želite nove volume mozete ih skinuti odavde http://www.evil-genius.us/

    Malo o glavnim likovima...

    Gatts

    Protagonist ove price... Visok je i mišićav čovjek s ogromnim mačem zvanim Dragon Slayer na leđima. Također ima ugrađenu željeznu ruku jer je svoju izgubio u borbi, no malo protivnika zna da u toj ruci je ugraden i mali top... I početku saznajemo tko je Gatts te o njegovom teskom djetinjstvu i pubertetu. U svojim 18-ima ili 19-ima upoznaje Griffitha koji pobijedi Gatts te ga pričlani u svoju vojsku plaćenika. Taj odnos s Griffithom i vojskom je opisan u 13 volumea. Jos treba napomenuti da se Gatts zaljubjuje u Casku, jednu djevojku koja ga je u početku mrzila no na kraju ga zavoli. Razlog zasto Gatts želi ubiti Griffitha je zbog toga sto je Griffith silovao Casku, a Gatts je sve to morao gledat privezan dolje bez jedne ruke i izgubljenog oka... Trenutno u mangi pratimo Gattsa sada s prijateljima koji mu pomazu u njegovom putovanju.
    U kasnijim volumima Gatts dobije Berserker's Armor, koji mu dopusta borbu bez obzira na stanje u kojem se nalazi Gatts... no ima jedna losa strana u armoru, kad Gatts poludi od boli koje mu netko nanese, obuzme me ga njegov demon, te armor skroz promijeni izgled ali Gatts promijeni i svoje ponasanje, počne se ponasati kao vuk koji ne mari koga napada, napada sve, bilo prijatelje ili neprijatelje.


    Griffith

    Osnivac i vođa bande plaćenike koje se naziva Band Of Hawk. Zbog njegovih taktičkih vjestina, njegovu vojsku smatraju nepobijedivom.
    Griffith ima san da jednom ima svoje kraljevstvo te je spreman sve žrtvovati radi tog sna. Nakon sto ga Gatts pobijedi u duelu i ode, Griffith poludi te spava s kraljevom kćeri. Zbog tog čina kralj ga strpa u tamnicu gdje su ga mučili na razne nacine, te je postao nepokretan, ali Gatts sada saznavsi sto se dogodilo njegovom najboljem prijatelju odlazi mu pomoci da pobjegne iz zatvora. I u tome uspijeva.
    U bijegu od kraljeve vojske Grifftih nekako uzme kočiju te s njom odjase do jednog jezera gdje se pokusa ubiti no onda saznajemo za tajanstvenu moc ogrlice koju on nosi oko vrata. Ogrlica zvana Behelith daje jednom odredenom covjeku moc ako taj covjek napravi neku žrtvu. Tada Griffith uvidjevsi da mu je to jedini nacin da ostvari san, zrtvuje cijelu svoju vojsku četvorici bogova. U zamjenu on postaje 5. bog i dobiva apsolutnu moc. Napomenut cu da je samo troje članova vojske preživjelo zrtvovanje, a to su Gatts, Caska i Rickert.
    Nakon ovog žrtvovanja Gatts odluci osvetiti svoje pale prijatelje te krece u potragu za Griffithom.


    Caska

    Jedina žena u cijeloj vojsci plaćenika. Pridruzila se vojsci tako sto ju je Griffith bio spasio od silovanja. Nakon toga cijelo ga je vrijeme slijedila. Kasnije je se zaljubljuje u Gatts te njih dvoje budu zajedno. Poslije nakon sto ju je Griffith sad kao bog silovao, Caska je izgubila pamćenje i glas. Zbog tog silovanja Caska je rodlia dijete ali je bilo onečišćeno Griffithovim silovanjem te se rodilo deformirano i proganjalo je Gattsa.
    U zadnjim volumima traze lijek za Casku, a jedino ju moze izlijeciti King Of The Flower Storm...

    To bi bilo to ukratko o mangi... :D

Metal Corner

  • Ovdje cu pisat pretezito o metal glazbi... naravno bit ce i pravih postova, ali sad je i ovo dovoljno :D

    Dakle meni osobno naj metal bend je In Flames te cu o njima malo sad napisat...

    Znaci In Flames je nastao 1990. godine kad je Jesper Stromblad otisao iz benda Ceremonial i odlucio osnovati svoj bend.
    Prvi album Lunar Strain dozivio je velik underground uspjeh. Polako su počeli izlaziti sa underground scene s albumom Subterranean... Moglo bi se reci da im je taj album bio prekretnica u svijetu metal glazbe. Nakon Subterranean-a su snimili Jester Race, album na kojem je po prvi puta zapjevao Anders Friden. Slijedi snimanje albuma Whoracle no nažalost Johan i Glenn su napustili In Flames te ih ostavili s snimljenim albumom.
    No brzo se snalaze i rade dosta promjena oko benda da bi snimili album Colony koji im je bio najveci uspjeh do tada. Postajali su sve poznatiji u svijetu. 2000. godine snimaju Claymana ( po meni njihov najbolji album ) koji se dosta dobro prodavao... U međuvremenu su isli po raznim turnejama po svijetu s drugim bendovima poput Testamenta, Slipknota, Dream Theatera itd. Mislim da su najveci uspjeh dozivjeli u Japanu.
    Proslo je 3 godine, koje su proveli svirajuci po cijelom svijetu da bi napokon snimili novi album Soundtrack To Your Escape. Koji se nije bas istakao po prodaji, ali 2006 godina sve mijenja snimanjem albuma Come Clarity koji je donio osvjezenje u glazbi koju sviraju i tako jos jednom dokazali da su jedan od najboljih metal bendova u Europi, ako ne i u svijetu...

    Spot sa zadnjeg albuma Come Clarity, pjesma je Take This Life

    spot mozete pogledat ovdje In Flames - Take This Life


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