Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, conducted an interview with vocalist Hansi Kursch of German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN before the band’s December 20 show in Prague.

Here’s what Hansi had to say about On the orchestral album BLIND GUARDIAN has been working on for the last few years and not only:

Hansi: “We still are working on that. We definitely are going to release a live album somewhere in the middle of next year. And we’re going to continue with the orchestral album. I hope to be finished with everything, including mixing, at the end of 2016, but I doubt that there is a chance that this is going to be released [in 2016], but it will be released in 2017.”