Blind Guardian is now streaming their new single "Blood Of The Elves," which vocalist Hansi Kürsch points out is a mix of early '90s-type metal and concepts from the popular Witcher series. The single is off Blind Guardian's coming record The God Machine due out September 2.
"'Blood Of The Elves' features a pretty heavy side that the avid fan of Blind Guardian hopefully enjoys. More than enjoys, I'd guess. Instrumentally, the track has some kind of an early nineties appeal that blends well into the vocal parts of the opera/twist era and catapults both epochs into a new era for the band," said vocalist Hansi Kürsch.
"A perfect hybrid. The chorus has some very strong sing-along vibes, despite its complexity. What else do you need? Inspired by the The Witcher computer game series, the lyrics even reinforce the power of this banger and the clip by Dirk Behlau fits perfectly to the whole setting. Let me tell you: The God Machine has even more to offer. And that's no promise – that's the ultimate truth. Stay tuned."