BLIND GUARDIAN au lansat, in sfarsit, primul album live dupa 14 ani. „Live Beyond The Spheres” contine 22 de piese si este disponibil sub forma de 3 CD-DIGI sau 4LP-BOX si include nu numai piesele clasice precum ‘The Bard’s Song (In The Forest)’ sau ‘Mirror Mirror’, ci si piese cantate live foarte rar, precum ‘And Then There Was Silence’.
Pentru a celebra acest album, BLIND GUARDIAN au lansat si un clip live pentru piesa ‘The Ninth Wave’.
Hansi Kürsch (voce) a declat despre piesa si album:
„We could not have hoped for a better song as an opening to a BLIND GUARDIAN show and our new live album than the monumental ‘The Ninth Wave’. With the gigantic choir buildings in the beginning of this dark vibe down tuner we reveal a perfect outlook of what to expect to everyone who is willing to explore. Open your inner eye, prepare your voice, and welcome to the BLIND GUARDIAN universe. Our live performance of this song is even harsher and more to the point than the studio version in many ways. This is how we relate to music. A live version of a song must deliver a different, a stronger energy in comparison to a studio version. Songs have to develop and should have the right to liberate themselves from the origin. I believe we have been extremely successful, when we did it for this song. Check it out yourself and you will immediately recognize the differences. It is the same song, but yet it feels different. Check it out, enjoy the ride, then go and get your version of »Live Beyond The Spheres«, now!!!”