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Releases : 34     Total votes : 205     Reviews : 30
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Band

Blind Guardian

a.k.a.ex-Lucifer's Heritage
CountryGermany
Formed1986, Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
GenresPower Metal, Symphonic Metal, Speed Metal
LabelsNo Remorse, Virgin Records, Nuclear Blast

Line-up (members)

  • Hansi Kürsch : Bass (1986-1995), Vocals (1986-)
  • André Olbrich : Guitars (1986-)
  • Marcus Siepen : Guitars (1987-)
  • Frederik Ehmke : Drums, Percussion, Flute, Bagpipes (2005-)

Former members

  • Thomen "The Omen" Stauch : Drums, Percussion (1987-2005)
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Discography

Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Battalions of Fear preview 2,332CollectionWish List Studio 82.1 143
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
Follow the Blind preview 1,808CollectionWish List Studio 85.7 112
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Tales from the Twilight World preview 1,910CollectionWish List Studio 84.5 133
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
Somewhere Far Beyond preview 730CollectionWish List Studio 88.3 212
preview CollectionWish List Live 86.7 31
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Imaginations from the Other Side preview 432CollectionWish List Studio 90 244
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 85.5 40
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Nightfall in Middle-Earth preview 171CollectionWish List Studio 92.2 295
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
A Night At the Opera preview 446CollectionWish List Studio 91.1 184
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview 1,675CollectionWish List Live 87.8 82
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single 80 10
A Twist in the Myth preview 1,059CollectionWish List Studio 87.4 171
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 80 10
At the Edge of Time preview 505CollectionWish List Studio 88.5 293
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 90 10
preview CollectionWish List Boxed set - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Beyond the Red Mirror preview 1,970CollectionWish List Studio 85 110

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Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1 Somewhere Far Beyond preview (1992) 985
2 Time What Is Time preview (1992) 98.84
3 Theatre of Pain preview (1992) 98.84
4 Mirror Mirror preview (1998) 98.84
5 And the Story Ends preview (1995) 1003
6 The Bard's Song - In the Forest preview (1992) 98.33
7 Imaginations from the Other Side preview (1995) 98.33
8 Bright Eyes preview (1995) 98.33
9 Valhalla preview (1989) 1002
10 Ashes to Ashes preview (1992) 96.73
11 Into the Storm preview (1998) 96.73
12 Otherland preview (2006) 1001
13 Fly preview (2006) 1001
14 Lionheart preview (2006) 1001
15 The New Order preview (2006) 1001
16 Banish from Sanctuary preview (1989) 1001
17 Nightfall preview (1998) 93.84
18 Journey Through the Dark preview (1992) 953
19 I'm Alive preview (1995) 953
20 The Script for My Requiem preview (1995) 953
21 Mordred's Song preview (1995) 953
22 Another Holy War preview (1995) 953
23 Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill) preview (1998) 953
24 The Bard's Song - The Hobbit preview (1992) 93.33
25 Blood Tears preview (1998) 952
26 A Past and Future Secret preview (1995) 91.73
27 Born in a Mourning Hall preview (1995) 91.73
28 The Quest for Tanelorn preview (1992) 92.52
29 The Last Candle preview (1990) 92.52
30 Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns) preview (1998) 951
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Additional notes
Marcus Siepen had a more active role in Blind Guardian's early days, co-writing a good part of the material and contributing as a lead guitarist. He progressively relinquished these roles to Hansi Kürsch and André Olbrich, however he still shares lead guitar parts live with the latter.

Thomen Stauch left in 2005, after 20 years with the band, claiming dissatisfaction with the direction the band had taken on the last two albums he had played on.

Oliver Holzwarth was for all intents and purposes the fifth member of Blind Guardian from "Nightfall In Middle-Earth" until his departure in 2011, but was never officially added to the line-up in case Hansi decided he wanted to start playing bass again.

Twilight Hall Studios is the band's own studio. It was originally in Krefeld, the band's hometown, but later moved to Grefrath.
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Artists : 28,534
Albums : 102,604
Reviews : 6,588
Lyrics : 96,374
Top Rating
 Trivium
Vengeance Falls
 rating : 82.1  votes : 21
 Anathema
Judgement
 rating : 93  votes : 16