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Blind Guardian #9 (general) #3 (Power & Prog Metal)

country: Germany

Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in Krefeld, West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Ten musicians have been a part of the band's line-up in its history, which has consisted of singer Hansi Kürsch, guitarists André Olbrich and Marcus Siepen, and drummer Frederik Ehmke since 2005.

Blind Guardian is a part of the German heavy metal scene that emerged in the mid-1980s. The band was formed in 1984 as Lucifer's Heritage by Kürsch (then also bass guitarist), Olbrich, other guitarist Markus Dörk and drummer Thomas Stauch.

Most of Blind Guardian's albums were well received by fans and critics alike: Somewhere Far Beyond (1992), Imaginations from the Other Side (1995), and Nightfall in Middle-Earth (1998), are especially seen as influential works. The music is mostly composed by Kürsch and Olbrich together, and the lyrics, written by Kürsch, are mostly inspired by the fiction of fantasy authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Michael Moorcock, Robert Jordan, Stephen King and George R. R. Martin as well as traditional legends and epics. Over the years a theme has developed which personifies the band members as travelling storytellers, leading fans to refer to the band affectionately as "The Bards".

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Albums

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Songs

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Member's Concerts

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  • #1

    Metaleiro

    40 years old, male, Brazil
    4 concerts
  • #2

    Felipe

    34 years old, male, Brazil
    3 concerts
  • #3

    Alejandro Pereira Pantoja

    undefined country
    2 concerts
  • #4

    Bruno Medeiros

    29 years old, male, Brazil
    1 concerts
  • #5

    Kinga Szymaniuk

    20 years old, female, Poland
    1 concerts
  • #6

    Lucas Erthal

    23 years old, male, Brazil
    1 concerts

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