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Battalions of Fear

Blind Guardian

Release date:
May 18th, 1988
No Remorse Records
9 reviews (avg. 88%)
1. Majesty 07:31   Show lyrics
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2. Guardian of the Blind 05:12   Show lyrics
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3. Trial by the Archon 01:45   instrumental
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4. Wizard's Crown 03:50   Show lyrics
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5. Run for the Night 03:36   Show lyrics
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6. The Martyr 06:18   Show lyrics
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7. Battalions of Fear 06:09   Show lyrics
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8. By the Gates of Moria 02:53   instrumental
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Band members
Hansi Kürsch Bass, Vocals
André Olbrich Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Marcus Siepen Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Thomen Stauch Drums
Miscellaneous staff
Kalle Trapp Producer, Recording, Mixing
Hansi Kürsch Bass, Vocals
André Olbrich Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Marcus Siepen Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Thomen Stauch Drums
Kalle Trapp Producer, Recording, Mixing
Read A Wizard’s Sleeve. 88% Acrobat April 5th, 2014
Read Fun to listen back to 80% autothrall October 22nd, 2009
Read Halloween! The wizard's... 87% Wra1th1s May 27th, 2009
Read Speed Metal Mastery! 81% Nhorf September 5th, 2008
Read Majesty of Fear 90% Xeogred June 20th, 2008
Read From out of the Gates of... 89% hells_unicorn March 14th, 2007
Read Flawless Speed Metal 100% Ripping_Corpse June 26th, 2005
Read Speed Metal Bliss 92% Crimsonblood September 17th, 2003
Read Fast, heavy and epic. 87% Nightcrawler May 5th, 2003
No Remorse Records label #NRR 1001

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Karo Studio, Munster, West Germany in October/November 1987.

Cover painting by van Waay Design.

The original vinyl version includes a photo collage insert and full lyrics that were not reproduced in the first CD pressing.

Virgin CD-release in 1991.
Century Media CD-release in 2004.

Original CD bonus track:
9. Gandalf's Rebirth (02:10) ** (Instrumental song)

The 2007 remix & remaster bonus tracks:
9. Gandalf's Rebirth (02:13) **
10. Brian (Demo Version) (02:53) *
11. Halloween (Demo Version) (03:38) (The Wizard's Crown Demo) *
12. Lucifer's Heritage (Demo Version) (05:00) *
13. Symphonies of Doom (Demo Version) (04:24) *
14. Dead of the Night (Demo Version) (03:45) *

*: From Lucifer's Heritage (pre-BG) demo tape Symphonies of Doom (1985).
**: From Lucifer's Heritage (pre-BG) demo tape Battalions of Fear (1986).

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 are re-recordings of old demos from the band's Lucifer's Heritage era:
Track 1, 3, 5 and 7 were on the Battalions of Fear demo (1986)
Track 4 was on the Symphonies of Doom demo (1985). The song was called "Halloween" back then.

"By the Gates of Moria" is partly based on the fourth movement of the "New World Symphony" composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893.
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