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Thomen Stauch

Thomen Stauch

Real/full name:
Thomas Stauch
53 (born Mar 11th, 1970)
Place of birth:
Germany (Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia)


Thomas "The Omen" Stauch is a German heavy metal drummer, mostly known for having founded Blind Guardian. He played with them from the '80s until 2005, when he left claiming dissatisfaction with the direction the band had taken in its latter years. He had previously founded Savage Circus along with Piet Sielck in 2004 and worked in other projects such as Iron Savior and Serious Black.


On his Thomen Drum Chamber YouTube channel, Thomen performs drum playthroughs on Blind Guardian classics, and alternate drum takes on popular songs.



2006 Nothing but a Loser (Single) Drums
2006 Completion Makes the Tragedy Drums

Dawn of Amber

Drums (2018-present)


Drums (2018-present)

2020 Freedom of Speech Drums
2021 A Journey into the Unknown Drums
2022 Empires Falling Drums

Savage Circus

Drums (2004-2007, 2012-?)

2005 Evil Eyes / Ghost Story (Promo) (Single) Drums
2005 Dreamland Manor Drums, Percussion (as "Thomen "The Omen" Stauch")

Blind Guardian

As Thomen "The Omen" Stauch:
Drums, Percussion (1987-2005)

1988 Battalions of Fear Drums, Songwriting (tracks 2, 6) (as "Thomas Stauch")
1989 Live Promo (Demo) Drums (as "Thomen")
1989 Banish from Sanctuary (Single) Drums
1989 No Remorse Records - Label Compilation (Split) Drums, Percussion
1989 Follow the Blind Drums, Songwriting (tracks 1-8) (as "Thomas Stauch")
1990 Tales from the Twilight World Drums, Songwriting (track 6) (as "Thomas Stauch")
1990 Demo 1990 (Demo) Drums
1991 Blind Guardian Demo IV (Demo) Drums
1992 Virgin Summer Slam (Split) Drums, Percussion
1992 Somewhere Far Beyond Drums
1993 Tokyo Tales (Live album) Drums
1995 A Past and Future Secret (EP) Drums, Percussion (as "Thomas Stauch")
1995 Imaginations from the Other Side Drums, Percussion (as "Thomas Stauch")
1995 Bright Eyes (Single) Drums, Percussion (as "Thomas Stauch")
1996 Blind Guardian Plays Beach Boys (Single) Drums
1996 Live in Bangkok (Single) Drums, Percussion (as "Thomas Stauch")
1996 Mr. Sandman (Single) Drums
1998 Guardians of the Rings (EP) Drums
1998 Mirror Mirror (Single) Drums, Percussion (as "Thomas Stauch")
1998 Nightfall in Middle-Earth Drums, Percussion, Songwriting (track 6) (as "Thomas Stauch")
2001 And Then There Was Silence (Single) Drums, Songwriting (track 2)
2002 A Night at the Opera Drums, Percussion, Songwriting (tracks 2, 7) (as "Thomas Stauch")
2003 Live (Live album) Drums
2004 Imaginations Through the Looking Glass (Video) Drums
2018 The Tides of War - Live at Rock Hard Festival 2016 (EP) Drums (track 1)
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As Thomas "Thomen" Stauch:
Drums (1986-?)

Iron Savior

Drums (1996-1998)

1997 Iron Savior (EP) Drums
1997 Iron Savior Drums, Percussion

Lucifer's Heritage

Drums (1984-1986, 1987)

1985 Symphonies of Doom (Demo) Drums

Serious Black

Drums (2014-2015)

2014 I Seek No Other Life (Single) Drums
2014 Sealing My Fate (Single) Drums
2015 High and Low (Single) Drums
2015 As Daylight Breaks Songwriting, Lyrics, Drums
2016 As Long as I'm Alive (Single) Drums


Drums (2011)

Stranded Guns

Drums (2013-2014)

Gamma Ray

1997 Valley of the Kings (Single) Drums (track 3)
1997 Valley of the Kings (Single) Drums (on track 3)
1997 Somewhere Out in Space Drums (track 12)

Iron Savior

1998 Coming Home (Single) Drums (track 4)
1998 Coming Home (Single) Drums (track 4)

Orden Ogan

2010 Easton Hope Drums (Track 7)

Blind Guardian

2003 Live (Live album) Photography


2006 Completion Makes the Tragedy Mixing (assistant)

Iron Savior

1997 Iron Savior Co-producer
Added by: DMR Modified by: Krister Jensen
Added on: 2011-04-09 15:43:34 Last modified on: 2023-08-26 05:17:48
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