Blind Guardian

Profile:
Power/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.

Their first two albums were essentially speed metal records with some power and thrash influences. Starting from their third album they started to add a much more melodic and "epic" feeling, with usage of choir and classical music influence.

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)
Johan van Stratum - bass (2021-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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Albums

NRR 1001 Battalions Of Fear — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Battalions Of Fear (Album) No Remorse Records NRR 1001 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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NRR 1006 Follow The Blind — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Follow The Blind (Album) No Remorse Records NRR 1006 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
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none Live — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Live(Cass) Not On Label (Blind Guardian Self-released) none Germany 1989 Sell This Version
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VICP-8012 Tales From The Twilight World — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Tales From The Twilight World (Album) No Remorse Records, Virgin, Virgin VICP-8012 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
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263 066 Somewhere Far Beyond — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond (Album) Virgin, Virgin 263 066 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
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APC JVC 18-4 Tokyo Tales — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Tokyo Tales (Album) Virgin APC JVC 18-4 Indonesia 1993 Sell This Version
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VICP-8142 Imaginations From The Other Side — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Imaginations From The Other Side (Album) Virgin, Virgin VICP-8142 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
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SRCD-2310 The Forgotten Tales — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian The Forgotten Tales (Album) Virgin, Virgin SRCD-2310 South Korea 1996 Sell This Version
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none Nightfall In Middle-Earth — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Nightfall In Middle-Earth (Album) Virgin, Virgin none Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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SRCD-2604 A Night At The Opera — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian A Night At The Opera (Album) Virgin SRCD-2604 South Korea 2002 Sell This Version
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828765567527 Live — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Live (Album) Virgin 828765567527 Thailand 2003 Sell This Version
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NEMS 390 A Twist In The Myth — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian A Twist In The Myth (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NEMS 390 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
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NB 2287-0 At The Edge Of Time — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian At The Edge Of Time (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2287-0 Taiwan 2010 Sell This Version
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none The Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine Tour 2010 — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian The Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine Tour 2010(CD) Metal Hammer, Nuclear Blast none Germany 2010 Sell This Version
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none Beyond The Red Mirror — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Beyond The Red Mirror (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast none 2015 Sell This Version
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GQCS-90419~21 Live Beyond The Spheres — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Live Beyond The Spheres (Album) Nuclear Blast GQCS-90419~21 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
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NBSR103 Imaginations From The Other Side Live — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Imaginations From The Other Side Live (Album) Nuclear Blast NBSR103 Brazil 2020 Sell This Version
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none The Bard Machine — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian The Bard Machine Metal Hammer none Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2022 Sell This Version
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EMCD 0519 The God Machine — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian The God Machine (Album) Nuclear Blast EMCD 0519 South Korea 2022 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

NRR 1006 A Banish From Sanctuary / Hall Of The King — Blind Guardian 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
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VICP-15051 Mr. Sandman — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Mr. Sandman (Maxi) Virgin, Virgin VICP-15051 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
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VICP-15042 A Past And Future Secret — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian A Past And Future Secret (Maxi, EP) Virgin, Virgin VICP-15042 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
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VGP 000073 Blind Guardian Plays Beach Boys — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Plays Beach Boys(CD, Single, Ltd, Promo) Virgin Records Ltd. VGP 000073 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
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7243 8 949202 6, 7243 8 94920 2 6, 724389492026, 8949202 Mirror Mirror — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Mirror Mirror (Maxi) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 949202 6, 7243 8 94920 2 6, 724389492026, 8949202 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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7243 895420 2 8 Guardians Of The Rings — Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Guardians Of The Rings(CD, EP) Metal Hammer & Heavy Metal, Virgin 7243 895420 2 8 Greece 1998 Sell This Version