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Battalions of Fear

Band
TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresSpeed Metal
LabelsNo Remorse
Length37:15
Ranked#54 for 1988 , #2,588 all-time
Reviews :  3
Comments :  12
Total votes :  15
Rating :  81.9 / 100
Have :  10       Want : 1
Submitted by level 21 Eagles
Last modified by level 17 Besi Karat
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Blind Guardian - Battalions of Fear photo by 신길동옹
Battalions of Fear Information

Track listing (Songs)

titleratingvotespopularity
1.Majesty7:3188.84
2.Guardian of the Blind5:12854
3.Trial by the Archon1:4562.52
4.Wizard's Crown3:50702
5.Run for the Night3:3681.73
6.The Martyr6:1867.52
7.Battalions of Fear6:0981.73
8.By the Gates of Moria2:5367.52

Line-up (members)

  • Hansi Kursch : Vocals,Bass
  • Andre Olbrich : Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Marcus Siepen : Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Thomas Stauch : Drums
No Remorse Records label #NRR 1001

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Karo Studio, Munster, West Germany in October/November 1987.

Cover painting by van Waay Design.

The original vinyl version includes a photo collage insert and full lyrics that were not reproduced in the first CD pressing.

Virgin CD-release in 1991.
Century Media CD-release in 2004.

Original CD bonus track:
9. Gandalf's Rebirth (02:10) ** (Instrumental song)

The 2007 remix & remaster bonus tracks:
9. Gandalf's Rebirth (02:13)
10. Brian (Demo Version) (02:53) *
11. Halloween (Demo Version) (03:38) (The Wizard's Crown Demo) *
12. Lucifer's Heritage (Demo Version) (05:00) *
13. Symphonies of Doom (Demo Version) (04:24) *
14. Dead of the Night (Demo Version) (03:45) *

*: From Lucifer's Heritage (pre-BG) demo tape Symphonies of Doom (1985).
**: From Lucifer's Heritage (pre-BG) demo tape Battalions of Fear (1986).

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 are re-recordings of old demos from the band's Lucifer's Heritage era:
Track 1, 3, 5 and 7 were on the Battalions of Fear demo (1986)
Track 4 was on the Symphonies of Doom demo (1985). The song was called "Halloween" back then.

"By the Gates of Moria" is partly based on the fourth movement of the "New World Symphony" composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893.

Blind Guardian Discography

Album titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Studio 81.9 153
Studio 86.1 122
EP - 00
Studio 85 143
Studio 88.8 242
Live 87.5 41
Studio 90.4 254
EP - 00
Studio 92 295
Studio 90.5 195
Live 87.8 82
Studio 87.4 172
Studio 88.5 293
Studio 85 140
Live 87.5 20
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