Blind Guardian

Profile:
Power Metal (Heavy Metal) band from Krefeld, Nordrhein Westfalen (Germany).

Blind Guardian formed in 1984 as Lucifer's Heritage, then changed the name to Blind Guardian in 1986.

Current line-up
Hansi Kürsch - Vocals (1986-present), Bass (1986-1995)
André Olbrich - Lead Guitar (1986-present)
Marcus Siepen - Rhythm Guitar (1987-present)
Frederik Ehmke - Drums (2005-present)

Former members
Thomas Stauch - Drums (1987-2005)

Session / live members
Thomas Hackmann (studio) – Backing Vocals (1990–present)
Billy King (2) (studio) – Backing Vocals (1992–present)
Olaf Senkbeil (studio) – Backing Vocals (1997–present)
Michael Schüren (live+studio) – Keyboards, Piano (1997–present)
Matthias Ulmer (studio) – Keyboards, Piano (2007–present)
Barend Courbois (live+studio) – Bass (2012–present)
Oliver Holzwarth – Bass (1997–2011)
Mathias Wiesner (studio) – Keyboards, Effects (1989–2002), Bass (1992)
Rolf Köhler (studio) – Backing Vocals (1990–2007)
Alex Holzwarth (live) – Drums (2002–2003)
Pat Bender (studio) – Keyboards, Effects (2002–2006)

Oliver Holzwarth has never been added as a full time member so Hansi Kursch has the option of picking up bass duties again. Same thing for Barend Courbois.
Thomen Stauch left in 2005 after 20 years claiming dissatisfaction with the direction the band had taken on their, then, two most recent releases.
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Blind Guardian Discography Tracks

Albums

Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear album art Blind Guardian Battalions Of Fear (Album) No Remorse Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - Follow The Blind album art Blind Guardian Follow The Blind (Album) No Remorse Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
none Blind Guardian - Live album art Blind Guardian Live(Cass) Not On Label (Blind Guardian Self-released) none Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - Tales From The Twilight World album art Blind Guardian Tales From The Twilight World (Album) No Remorse Records, Virgin Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond album art Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond (Album) Virgin Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - Tokyo Tales album art Blind Guardian Tokyo Tales (Album) Virgin Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side album art Blind Guardian Imaginations From The Other Side (Album) Virgin, Virgin Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - The Forgotten Tales album art Blind Guardian The Forgotten Tales (Album) Virgin, Virgin Malaysia 1996 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth album art Blind Guardian Nightfall In Middle-Earth (Album) Virgin, Virgin South Korea 1998 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera album art Blind Guardian A Night At The Opera (Album) Virgin Benelux 2002 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - Live album art Blind Guardian Live (Album) Virgin, Virgin Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - A Twist In The Myth album art Blind Guardian A Twist In The Myth (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - At The Edge Of Time album art Blind Guardian At The Edge Of Time (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast US 2010 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror album art Blind Guardian Beyond The Red Mirror (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 2015 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - Live Beyond The Spheres album art Blind Guardian Live Beyond The Spheres (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NRR 1006 A Blind Guardian - Banish From Sanctuary / Hall Of The King album art Blind Guardian Banish From Sanctuary / Hall Of The King(7", Single, Ltd, Promo, Gre) No Remorse Records NRR 1006 A Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - A Past And Future Secret album art Blind Guardian A Past And Future Secret (Maxi, Single, EP) Virgin, Virgin Germany 1995 Sell This Version
VICP-15051 Blind Guardian - Bright Eyes album art Blind Guardian Bright Eyes(CD, Maxi) Victor VICP-15051 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 92960 2 Blind Guardian - Mr. Sandman album art Blind Guardian Mr. Sandman(CD, Maxi) Virgin 7243 8 92960 2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
VGP 000073 Blind Guardian - Blind Guardian Plays Beach Boys album art Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Plays Beach Boys(CD, Single, Ltd, Promo) Virgin Records Ltd. VGP 000073 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - Mirror Mirror album art Blind Guardian Mirror Mirror (Maxi, Single) Virgin Europe 1998 Sell This Version
7243 895420 2 8 Blind Guardian - Guardians Of The Rings album art Blind Guardian Guardians Of The Rings(CD, EP, Promo) Metal Hammer & Heavy Metal, Virgin 7243 895420 2 8 Greece 1998 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - And Then There Was Silence album art Blind Guardian And Then There Was Silence (Single) Virgin Argentina 2001 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera album art Blind Guardian A Night At The Opera (Single) Virgin Spain 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5471640 9 Blind Guardian - The Bard's Song (In The Forest) album art Blind Guardian The Bard's Song (In The Forest)(CD, Maxi, Enh) Virgin 7243 5471640 9 Europe 2003 Sell This Version