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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
GenresPower Metal, Symphonic Metal, Speed Metal
LabelsNo Remorse, Virgin Records, Nuclear Blast
Years active1984-1986 (as Lucifer's Heritage), 1986-present
Websitehttp://www.blind-guardian.com

Line-up (members)

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

Former members

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

Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Battalions of Fear preview 2,345CollectionWish List Studio 82.1 143
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
Follow the Blind preview 1,817CollectionWish List Studio 85.7 112
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Tales from the Twilight World preview 1,921CollectionWish List Studio 84.5 133
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
Somewhere Far Beyond preview 736CollectionWish 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 433CollectionWish 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 172CollectionWish List Studio 92.2 295
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
A Night At the Opera preview 447CollectionWish List Studio 91.1 184
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview 1,685CollectionWish List Live 87.8 82
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single 80 10
A Twist in the Myth preview 1,057CollectionWish 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 502CollectionWish 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 1,981CollectionWish List Studio 85 110

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Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1 Time What Is Time preview (1992) 985
2 Somewhere Far Beyond preview (1992) 985
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) 935
18 Journey Through the Dark preview (1992) 93.84
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 Traveler in Time preview (1990) 895
29 The Quest for Tanelorn preview (1992) 92.52
30 The Last Candle preview (1990) 92.52
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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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Albums : 103,311
Reviews : 6,609
Lyrics : 98,272
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