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Blind Guardian

Country of origin:
Germany
Location:
Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1986
Genre:
Speed Metal (early), Power Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:
Epic Tales, Legends/Myths, Fantasy, Tolkien, Literature
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1984-1986 (as Lucifer's Heritage), 1986-present
Marcus Siepen had a more active role in Blind Guardian's early days, co-writing a good part of the material and contributing as a lead guitarist. He progressively relinquished these roles to Hansi Kürsch and André Olbrich, however he still shares lead guitar parts live with the latter.

Thomen Stauch left in 2005, after 20 years with the band, claiming dissatisfaction with the direction the ...
Current
Hansi Kürsch Bass (1986-1995), Vocals (1986-present)
See also: Demons & Wizards, ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Executor
André Olbrich Guitars (lead) (1986-present)
See also: ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-European, ex-Zero Fault
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm) (1987-present)
See also: Sinbreed
Frederik Ehmke Drums (2005-present)
See also: Sinbreed, ex-Schattentantz, ex-Neoshine
Past
Thomen "The Omen" Stauch Drums (1987-2005)
See also: Savage Circus, ex-Coldseed, Serious Black, ex-Heavenward, ex-Iron Savior, ex-Stormrider, ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Stranded Guns
Current (Live)
Mi Schüren Keyboards (1997-present)
See also: Savage Circus, ex-Coldseed
Barend Courbois Bass (2011-present)
See also: Tank, Vengeance, ex-Biss, ex-Ian Parry
Past (Live)
Marc Zee Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (1993)
Oliver Holzwarth Bass (1997-2011)
See also: Pergana, ex-Sieges Even, ex-Coldseed, ex-Looking-Glass-Self, ex-Sodom, ex-Val'Paraiso, Brutal Godz, ex-Paradox, ex-Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Chinchilla (live), ex-Leaves' Eyes (live), ex-Tarja (live), ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Power Quest
Alex Holzwarth Drums (2002-2003)
See also: Dol Ammad, Pergana, Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Sieges Even, ex-Looking-Glass-Self, ex-Val'Paraiso, Brutal Godz, ex-Avantasia, ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, ex-Paradox
Hansi Kürsch Bass (1986-1995), Vocals (1986-present)
See also: Demons & Wizards, ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Executor
André Olbrich Guitars (lead) (1986-present)
See also: ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-European, ex-Zero Fault
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm) (1987-present)
See also: Sinbreed
Frederik Ehmke Drums (2005-present)
See also: Sinbreed, ex-Schattentantz, ex-Neoshine
Thomen "The Omen" Stauch Drums (1987-2005)
See also: Savage Circus, ex-Coldseed, Serious Black, ex-Heavenward, ex-Iron Savior, ex-Stormrider, ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Stranded Guns
Current
Mi Schüren Keyboards (1997-present)
See also: Savage Circus, ex-Coldseed
Barend Courbois Bass (2011-present)
See also: Tank, Vengeance, ex-Biss, ex-Ian Parry
Past
Marc Zee Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (1993)
Oliver Holzwarth Bass (1997-2011)
See also: Pergana, ex-Sieges Even, ex-Coldseed, ex-Looking-Glass-Self, ex-Sodom, ex-Val'Paraiso, Brutal Godz, ex-Paradox, ex-Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Chinchilla (live), ex-Leaves' Eyes (live), ex-Tarja (live), ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Power Quest
Alex Holzwarth Drums (2002-2003)
See also: Dol Ammad, Pergana, Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Sieges Even, ex-Looking-Glass-Self, ex-Val'Paraiso, Brutal Godz, ex-Avantasia, ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, ex-Paradox
Added by: Morrigan Modified by: aloof
Added on: 2002-07-08 12:24:22 Last modified on: 2014-11-29 00:09:48
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