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1977 fans
Also known as Lucifer's Heritage (1984-1986)

Country: Germany
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

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Formed in: 1984

1984- Power metal
1984-1992 Speed metal

Line-up

Current members:
1984-  André Olbrich - guitars
1984-1996  Hansi Kürsch - vocals, bass
› 1996-  -//- vocals
1987-  Marcus Siepen - guitars
2005-  Frederik Ehmke - drums
Former musicians:
1984  Thomas Kelleners - vocals
1984-1985  Markus Dörk - guitars
1984-1985  Thomas "Thomen" Stauch - drums
› 1987-2005  -//-
1986  Christof Bilgeria - guitars
1986  Hans-Peter Frey - drums
2015  Barend Courbois - bass
Studio musicians:
1989-2002  Mathias Wiesner - keyboards
› 1992  -//- bass
1992  Peter Rübsam - bagpipes
1997-  Michael "Mi" Schüren - piano
1997-2011  Oliver Holzwarth - bass
2010  Matthias Ulmer - keyboards
› 2015  -//- keyboards, piano
Live musicians:
1997-  Michael "Mi" Schüren - keyboards
1997-2011  Oliver Holzwarth - bass
2002-2003  Alex Holzwarth - drums
2012-2015  Barend Courbois - bass
Guest musicians:
1989  Kai Hansen - vocals, guitars
› 1990  -//-
› 1992  -//- guitars
1989-1990  Thomas "Hacky" Hackmann - backing vocals
› 1995  -//-
› 2001  -//-
› 2006  -//-
› 2010-2015  -//- choir vocals
1992  Stefan Will - piano
1992  Kalle Trapp - backing vocals
1992  Piet Sielck - guitars
› 1995  -//- backing vocals
1995  Paul Christensen - backing vocals
1995  Jacob Moth - guitars
1995-1996  Billy King - backing vocals
› 2010-2015  -//- choir vocals
1995-1996  Rolf Köhler - backing vocals
› 2001  -//-
› 2006  -//-
2001  Olaf Senkbeil - backing vocals
› 2006  -//-
› 2010-2015  -//- choir vocals

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CD & EP / Other releases / Videos

1988 | 7.8 Battalions Of Fear
1989 | 7.8 Follow The Blind
1990 | 7.9 Tales From The Twilight World [EP]
1990 | 8.4 Tales From The Twilight World
1992 | 8.7 Somewhere Far Beyond
1995 | 8.9 Imaginations From The Other Side
1998 | 8.2 Guardians Of The Rings [EP]
1998 | 8.8 Nightfall In Middle-Earth
2002 | 8.4 A Night At The Opera
2006 | 7.8 A Twist In The Myth
2010 | 8.5 At The Edge Of Time
2015 | 7.8 Beyond The Red Mirror
 
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Photo galleries

25.01.2015 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise 2015 - Day Four by D.T. Metal
04.08.2011 Wacken Open Air 2011 - Day 1: Thursday by Promonex
14.08.2009 Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 14th-16th August 2009 by Baz Anderson
02.08.2007 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 2nd-4th August 2007 by Baz Anderson
22.06.2007 Hellfest Summer Open Air - Clisson, France, 22nd-24th June 2007 by Baz Anderson
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Blind Guardian


News / Concerts / Interviews

News
27.12.2015 Blind Guardian - Live Album Next Year, Orchestral Album In 2017
25.09.2015 Blind Guardian - To Be Part Of The Dwarves Video Game
06.05.2015 Blind Guardian - Join Forces With Grave Digger For Tour
06.02.2015 Blind Guardian - New Album Available For Streaming
29.01.2015 Blind Guardian - Introduce New Bassist
05.12.2014 Blind Guardian - Release Lyric Video For New Single
 
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Interviews
20.08.2009 with André Olbrich
Articles
04.04.2015 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Four: There's A Tear In My Beer
20.02.2015 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Two: On Open Seas
11.03.2014 What Is This Speed Metal You Speak Of?
12.05.2011 Blind Guardian: Live in Belgrade 2011
26.12.2010 Getting Into: Blind Guardian
01.08.2007 Blind Guardian - SKC, Belgrade, Serbia, 22.07.2007
08.05.2007 Blind Guardian - Athens, Greece 28.04.2007
21.03.2007 Blind Guardian, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 16.03.2007
20.02.2007 Blind Guardian in Melbourne, Australia
02.10.2006 Blind Guardian: A Twist In The Myth Tour - Antwerp, Belgium 30.09.06

Concerts
13.05.2016 GER, Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival 2016
19.06.2016 FRA, Clisson - Hellfest Open Air 2016 (1)
15.07.2016 ESP, Barcelona - Rock Fest Barcelona 2016 (1)
25.07.2016 SLO, Tolmin - Metaldays 2016 (9)
04.08.2016 GER, Schleswig-Holstein - Wacken Open Air 2016 (5)
08.09.2016 USA, Atlanta, GA - ProgPower USA XVII

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