BLIND GUARDIAN guitarist Marcus Siepen has posted the following message via the group's official web site:
"We just finished our World Tour 2002 which you guys made the biggest and most successful tour in our history, thanks a lot! Next on the list are the upcoming festival season in 2003, which is about to start in a couple of weeks with a show in Barcelona and of course our new live album. We'll start working on this one in the middle of January, which means we'll have to listen to tons of tapes to find out what recordings came out best but before all of that it's time to take some days off with our families. Merry Christmas and a happy new year from us to all of you, see you again next year."