The cover art and the two "Bard's Songs" gave the band its nickname "The Bards". The use of the nickname has been also extended to the fans of the group, Circle of the Bards being the now defunct fan club and Hansi frequently calling the fans Bards.
The album was acclaimed by power metal fans all across Europe and especially Japan, allowing them to tour for the first time outside Germany. The tour in the Far East led to the band's first live album, Tokyo Tales.
It was remastered and re-released on 15 June 2007, with bonus tracks. The album was again re-released and also remixed and remastered as part of A Traveler's Guide to Space and Time boxset.
^† The first set of bonus tracks are featured on all releases other than the vinyl LP. The 2007 re-release includes all of these tracks, although they are not listed as bonus tracks. It does not include the original re-release bonus tracks.
"Time What is Time" is about someone who finds himself in the Blade Runner world. Very probably, a Replicant's view to the main subject in the film.
"Journey Through the Dark" is about someone who's forgotten who he is, time travel, and, specifically, Jhary-a-Conel. Jhary a-Conel is a bard and a companion of the Eternal Champion, from the books by Michael Moorcock.
"Black Chamber" deals with someone finding himself in the Twin Peaks world and facing a dark fate.