The undisputed kings of power metal Blind Guardian have unveiled a teaser for their forthcoming album Beyond the Red Mirror, set to be released January 30, 2015 in Europe and February 3, 2015 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The album is based on the protagonist from the Japan exclusive single ‘Bright Eyes’ released in 1995, and ‘And the Story Ends’ from the album Imaginations From the Other Side, also released in 1995.
The album includes artwork by longtime collaborator Felipe Machado and will be available in multiple formats including Jewel Case, limited edition digibook, double LP gatefold vinyl, and the relatively unknown “earbook” format. This format serves to give the listener a more concrete idea of the album topic. The ‘And The Story Ends’ earbook will include 12 songs plus illustrations, photos, and liner notes, and the NB-Mailorder-Earbook will feature 12 songs plus illustrations, photos, liner notes + bonus 10″.