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 Post subject: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: June 16th, 2011, 5:08 pm 
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I'm not sure if anyone has heard of the band Blind Guardian or not. They are a metal band, and most of their music seems to revolve around fantasy. Anyway, they have a whole album dedicated to Lord of the Rings called Nightfall in Middle-Earth. But it isn't based off of the Lord of the Rings books, but the Silmarillion and other stories from Middle-Earth. The album doesn't just include songs but also snippets of scenes.

I was wondering if anyone else had heard of this album. For a Ringer rocker, it's totally epic to listen to!

They also have a song from another album, but it's just one song, that titled "Lord of the Rings" and is also a very wonderful song!

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: June 16th, 2011, 5:37 pm 
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Yeah, I've heard of them... I think Arianna who was active here a few years ago was crazy fangirlish about them.. and she got me into at least one song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_tORtmKIjE
The Bard's Song. It isn't from the Nightfall album but it's really good (and probably quite mainstream-ish. :P)

I'm not really a metal girl but perhaps I should give them another listen.. anything particular you'd recommend?

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: June 17th, 2011, 10:03 pm 
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I love the Bard's Song!

Some of their songs are a bit too... metal for me. I like my light rock more. But if you like the Bard's Song, then you'd probably like Skalds and Shadows since it has the same feel as the Bard's Song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3_S1Q40HZo

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: July 2nd, 2011, 3:58 pm 
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Yup, I liked it.. It has this bard-ish feel... although, I couldn't help thinking they forced the lyrics into the song.. and how other rock/metal bands or pop artists have done it more gracefully.. But a good song nevertheless. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: July 2nd, 2011, 4:01 pm 
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Blind Guardian are a really good band. Mirror Mirror is epic ! :)

Also Elvenpath by Nightwish is a great LotR related song :)

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: July 26th, 2011, 6:52 pm 
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Yeah, I've heard of them... I think Arianna who was active here a few years ago was crazy fangirlish about them.. and she got me into at least one song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_tORtmKIjE
The Bard's Song. It isn't from the Nightfall album but it's really good (and probably quite mainstream-ish.


I remember her from the Blind Guardian forum. She scared me a bit to be honest. :erm: Is she still crazy fangirlish or has she calmed down at all?
They also have The Bard's Song-The Hobbit, Majesty, and Harvest of Sorrow is about Turin.

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: July 29th, 2011, 10:37 am 
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Hahaha yeah, she was crazed, and scary.. and bouncy.. and I loved her for it. Unfortunately, she seems to have vanished a couple of years ago.. and I never saw her since... Hopefully, she'll come back one day. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: July 29th, 2011, 11:48 am 
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May I represent Blind Guardian fanatics until she came back?

Bjgkgdsffhsgh BG! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: October 11th, 2011, 5:18 pm 
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I never heard of them. Where are they from?

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: October 12th, 2011, 11:56 am 
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They're from Germany.

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May I represent Blind Guardian fanatics until she came back?

Bjgkgdsffhsgh BG!

As long as you don't pounce on me for not being fanatic enough or something. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 2:11 pm 
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wow, more Blind Guardian fans over here! Nightfall in Middle-earth was their first album I heard, and need I say, I fell in love! I have almost all their cds, many of them signed :D, and I have pictures with the band members as well!!! Blind Guardian rule! :)

There are other metal bands regarding Tolkien, one for example, is Battlelore, they are from Finland. I wrote an entry about them in here http://tolkien-inspiration.blogspot.com ... earth.html. Hopefully I'll write something about the German bards one day!

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: July 1st, 2012, 7:23 pm 
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I've never heard of them, but I'll be sure to check them out! Metal's not usually my thing, but the album sounds interesting. Thanks for the suggestion, Eruraina!

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: July 2nd, 2012, 3:03 am 
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They are definitely my all-time favourite band, I've been a fan of them for about 8 years I think. They write songs on book series' all the time aside from LotR - Wheel of Time, Song of Ice and Fire, Stephen King novels, just to name a few popular ones... video games too. They are true bards. : )

Also there's already an open thread about this album : viewtopic.php?f=42&t=4651 although it is quite old.

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: July 2nd, 2012, 6:31 am 
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I am fan of Blind Guardian for 5 years. Of course "Nightfall in Middle-Earth" is one of my favourite albums, following "A Twist in the Myth".

World of Tolkien can be found everywhere ^^

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: May 5th, 2013, 6:56 am 
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I love Blind Guardian an I think Nightfall in Middle-Earth ist their best album. At the moment I´m listening to When Sorrow Sang.
I just love this song...

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 Post subject: Re: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
PostPosted: May 5th, 2013, 7:15 am 
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Blind Guardian is my favorite band and Nightfall is my favorite album by them. High five all BG fans!

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