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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Albums

NRR 1001 Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear album art Blind Guardian Battalions Of Fear (Album) No Remorse Records NRR 1001 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
NRR 1006 Blind Guardian - Follow The Blind album art Blind Guardian Follow The Blind (Album) No Remorse Records NRR 1006 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
NRR 1014, 260 783, 260 783-222 Blind Guardian - Tales From The Twilight World album art Blind Guardian Tales From The Twilight World (Album) No Remorse Records, Virgin, Virgin NRR 1014, 260 783, 260 783-222 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
263 066 Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond album art Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond (Album) Virgin, Virgin 263 066 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
VICP-5232 Blind Guardian - Tokyo Tales album art Blind Guardian Tokyo Tales (Album) Virgin VICP-5232 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
VICP-8142 Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side album art Blind Guardian Imaginations From The Other Side (Album) Virgin, Virgin VICP-8142 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
SRCD-2310 Blind Guardian - The Forgotten Tales album art Blind Guardian The Forgotten Tales (Album) Virgin, Virgin SRCD-2310 South Korea 1996 Sell This Version
none Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth album art Blind Guardian Nightfall In Middle-Earth (Album) Virgin, Virgin none Europe 1998 Sell This Version
SRCD-2604 Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera album art Blind Guardian A Night At The Opera (Album) Virgin SRCD-2604 South Korea 2002 Sell This Version
828765567541 Blind Guardian - Live album art Blind Guardian Live (Album) Virgin 828765567541 Thailand 2003 Sell This Version
NEMS 390 Blind Guardian - A Twist In The Myth album art Blind Guardian A Twist In The Myth (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NEMS 390 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
NB 2287-0 Blind Guardian - At The Edge Of Time album art Blind Guardian At The Edge Of Time (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2287-0 Taiwan 2010 Sell This Version
none Blind Guardian - The Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine Tour 2010 album art Blind Guardian The Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine Tour 2010(CD) Metal Hammer, Nuclear Blast none Germany 2010 Sell This Version
none Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror album art Blind Guardian Beyond The Red Mirror (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast none 2015 Sell This Version
GQCS-90419~21 Blind Guardian - Live Beyond The Spheres album art Blind Guardian Live Beyond The Spheres (Album) Nuclear Blast GQCS-90419~21 Japan 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
7243 8927442 4, 892744 2 Blind Guardian - A Past And Future Secret album art Blind Guardian A Past And Future Secret (Maxi, Single, EP) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8927442 4, 892744 2 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
724389296020, 892960 2 Blind Guardian - Mr. Sandman album art Blind Guardian Mr. Sandman(CD, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 724389296020, 892960 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
724389492026, 8949202 Blind Guardian - Mirror Mirror album art Blind Guardian Mirror Mirror (Maxi, Single) Virgin, Virgin 724389492026, 8949202 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) Metal Hammer & Heavy Metal, Virgin 7243 895420 2 8 Greece 1998 Sell This Version
NEMS 282 Blind Guardian - And Then There Was Silence album art Blind Guardian And Then There Was Silence (Single) Virgin NEMS 282 Argentina 2001 Sell This Version
VGP412 Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera album art Blind Guardian A Night At The Opera (Single) Virgin VGP412 Spain 2002 Sell This Version