Blind Guardian Have Discovered the “Secrets Of The American Gods”


Fear not, mortal: Blind Guardian are here to bless your post-St. Patrick’s Day regret with their latest single “Secrets Of The American Gods,” and boy is this a catchy one.

Singer Hansi Kürsch gave some details about the newest effort, including a reminder that they’ll have an album out in September:

“The time has come to unveil another secret: With ‘Secrets Of The American Gods’, we proudly present you the epic side of our new album that’s going to be released in September. This single edit focuses on the essence of this magnificent composition and gives you an insight into our creative work in these eventful times. The vivid construction of this song circles around its core, the monumental chorus – hopefully the “American Gods” worthy. A thoroughly felicitous ear candy, in my opinion. I promise you, it’s not easy to get rid of the refrain. The tracks get completed with the fantastic making-of-clip that Dirk Behlau created. Enjoy the moment and keep the secret: Be assured that we still haven’t played all our cards and still have some aces up our sleeves. Maybe no additional secrets but celestial surprises. Stay tuned!”

I have to fess up, though: almost every single time I see a song title featuring any form of the word “America,” I assume it’s going to be cringe-y, regardless of what genre is in. The most notable offenders include Thy Art Is Murder’s laughably stupid 2019 single “Make America Hate Again” and nearly all country music released after 9/11. I was sure that would be the case here, but I was (happily) wrong here, and as someone who isn’t all that into power metal, “Secrets” is still pretty fun.

Check out the track below. Blind Guardian hit the road in Europe later this year. You can check the dates below.

07.05 DK Copenhagen – Nordic Noise Festival
09.06. ES Salamanca – Z! Live Rock Fest 2022
23.-26.06. CZ Spalene Porici – Basinfire Festival
24.06. IT Verona – Rock the Castle
25.06. FR Clisson – Hellfest
26.06. NL Sittard – Poppodium Volt
01.07. ES Barcelona – Rock Fest
14.07. AT Leoben – Area 53 Open Air
14.-16.07 LUX Esch-sur-Alzette – Rockhal
21.07. GR Athens – Release Athens
05.08. ES Villena – Leyendas del Rock XV
07.08. RU Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
19.08. DE Gliessen – Giessener Kultursommer
20.08. DE Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival
02.09. DE Saarbrücken – Garage
03.09. DE Memmingen – Kaminwerk (Ausverkauft)
04.09. CH Pratteln – Z705.09. DE Frankfurt – Batschkapp (Ausverkauft)
06.09. DE Stuttgart – LKA (Ausverkauft)
08.09. DE München – Backstage (Ausverkauft)
09.09. DE Dresden – Schlachthof
10.09. DE Neuruppin – Kulturhaus
11.09. DE Berlin – Huxleys
13.09. DE Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
14.09. DE Köln – E-Werk (Ausverkauft)
16.09. DE Osnabrück – Hyde Park (Ausverkauft)
17.09. DE Osnabrück – Hyde Park 13.10. DE Hamburg – Edel-Optics-Arena

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