Blind Guardian

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) No Remorse Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian Follow The Blind (Album) No Remorse Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
none 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) No Remorse Records, Virgin Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond (Album) Virgin Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian Tokyo Tales (Album) Virgin Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian Imaginations From The Other Side (Album) Virgin, Virgin Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian The Forgotten Tales (Album, Comp) Virgin, Virgin Malaysia 1996 Sell This Version
0777 7 87756 2 1 Blind Guardian Tokyo Tales(CD, Album) Virgin 0777 7 87756 2 1 Brazil 1997 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian Nightfall In Middle-Earth (Album) Virgin South Korea 1998 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian A Night At The Opera (Album) Virgin Benelux 2002 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian Live (Album) Virgin Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian A Twist In The Myth (Album) Nuclear Blast Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian At The Edge Of Time (Album) Nuclear Blast US 2010 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian Beyond The Red Mirror (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Brazil 2015 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian Live Beyond The Spheres (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 2017 Sell This Version
NB 4013-0 Blind Guardian Live Beyond The Spheres(3xCD, Ltd, Nuc) Nuclear Blast NB 4013-0 Europe 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NRR 1006 A 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 (Maxi, Single, EP) Virgin, Virgin Germany 1995 Sell This Version
VICP-15051 Blind Guardian Bright Eyes(CD, Maxi) Victor VICP-15051 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 92960 2 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(CD, Single, Promo) Virgin Records Ltd. VGP 000073 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
Blind Guardian Mirror Mirror (Maxi, Single) Virgin Europe 1998 Sell This Version
7243 895420 2 8 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 (Single) Virgin Argentina 2001 Sell This Version