BLIND GUARDIAN Fan Joins Band In Studio To Create New Version Of 'The Bard's Song'

August 13, 2011

In April, EMI Music launched a program to help out victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN helped out by offering an exclusive studio session for two at their own Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany. This studio time was auctioned off on eBay and the winner was David McGregor from Quebec, Canada, who along with his friend Martin Machado purchased this unique experience for 1,317.42 euros.

Last month, BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Krsch and his bandmates went into the group's own studio in Grefrath to re-record their biggest hit "The Bard's Song". During the session McGregor directed the members of BLIND GUARDIAN, giving them exact instructions on how the new version of this 19-year classic should sound. In addition, the fans sang along and laid down the bass parts on the song.

After six hours of intensive studio work, Krsch declared the recording "finished" and added that "everything worked out amazingly well."

Commented Hansi: "The catastrophe on March 11 in Japan has affected the whole world and the horrible consequences will be felt for years to come. We didn't have to think twice when asked by our former record company EMI if we would like to take part in this fantastic relief project."

Video footage of the studio session can now be seen below (courtesy of the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine).

Proceeds from this and the other EMIfamily4Japan auctions will go to help the survivors of the tragedies in Japan.

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