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Blind Guardian

Country of origin:
Germany
Location:
Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1987
Genre:
Speed Metal (early); Power Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:
Epic tales, Legends, Myths, Fantasy, Tolkien, Literature
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1984-1987 (as Lucifer's Heritage), 1987-present
Pictured from left to right: Frederik Ehmke, André Olbrich, Hansi Kürsch and Marcus Siepen.

Originally formed in 1984 as Lucifer's Heritage, Blind Guardian adopted their current name during the recordings of their debut album.

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 ...
Current
Hansi Kürsch Bass (1987-1997), Vocals (1987-present)
See also: ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Demons & Wizards, ex-Executor
André Olbrich Guitars (lead) (1987-present)
See also: ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-European, ex-Zero Fault
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm) (1987-present)
See also: ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Sinbreed
Frederik Ehmke Drums, Percussion, Flute, Bagpipes (2005-present)
See also: Sinbreed, ex-Schattentantz, ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Neoshine
Past
Thomen "The Omen" Stauch Drums, Percussion (1987-2005)
See also: Coldseed, Mentalist, ex-Savage Circus, ex-Lucifer's Heritage, Dawn of Amber, ex-Iron Savior, ex-Serious Black, ex-Heavenward, ex-Stormrider, ex-Stranded Guns
Current (Live)
Michael Schüren Keyboards (1997-present)
See also: Coldseed, ex-Savage Circus
Johan van Stratum Bass (2021-present)
See also: Stream of Passion, Vuur, ex-The Gentle Storm (live), ex-Agitator, ex-Forcefeed, ex-Ratcom, ex-The Sirens
Past (Live)
Marc Zee Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (1993)
Oliver Holzwarth Bass (1997-2011)
See also: Abracadabra, Coldseed, Myrkgand, ex-Sieges Even, ex-Sodom, Brutal Godz, ex-Paradox, ex-Pergana, ex-Power Quest, ex-Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Tragul, ex-Leaves' Eyes (live), ex-Tarja (live), ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Chinchilla (live), ex-Looking-Glass-Self, ex-Val'Paraiso
Alex Holzwarth Drums (2002-2003)
See also: Abracadabra, Dol Ammad, Turilli / Lione Rhapsody, Tarja (live), ex-Sieges Even, Brutal Godz, ex-Avantasia, ex-Paradox, ex-Pergana, ex-Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Serious Black, ex-Tragul, ex-Edu Falaschi (live), ex-Kamelot (live), ex-Leaves' Eyes (live), ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, ex-Looking-Glass-Self, ex-Val'Paraiso
Tobias Exxel Bass (2007)
See also: The Unity, Edguy, ex-Galen, ex-Hatred, ex-Taraxacum, ex-Squealer, ex-Gamma Ray (live), ex-Unisonic (live), ex-Everleaf
Peter Schüren Keyboards (2009, 2012, 2016)
Barend Courbois Bass (2011-2021)
See also: Vengeance, White Spirit, Ian Parry (live), Michael Schenker Group, ex-Biss, ex-Fitzkin, ex-Tank, ex-Whistler-Courbois-Whistler
Hansi Kürsch Bass (1987-1997), Vocals (1987-present)
See also: ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Demons & Wizards, ex-Executor
André Olbrich Guitars (lead) (1987-present)
See also: ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-European, ex-Zero Fault
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm) (1987-present)
See also: ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Sinbreed
Frederik Ehmke Drums, Percussion, Flute, Bagpipes (2005-present)
See also: Sinbreed, ex-Schattentantz, ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Neoshine
Thomen "The Omen" Stauch Drums, Percussion (1987-2005)
See also: Coldseed, Mentalist, ex-Savage Circus, ex-Lucifer's Heritage, Dawn of Amber, ex-Iron Savior, ex-Serious Black, ex-Heavenward, ex-Stormrider, ex-Stranded Guns
Current
Michael Schüren Keyboards (1997-present)
See also: Coldseed, ex-Savage Circus
Johan van Stratum Bass (2021-present)
See also: Stream of Passion, Vuur, ex-The Gentle Storm (live), ex-Agitator, ex-Forcefeed, ex-Ratcom, ex-The Sirens
Past
Marc Zee Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (1993)
Oliver Holzwarth Bass (1997-2011)
See also: Abracadabra, Coldseed, Myrkgand, ex-Sieges Even, ex-Sodom, Brutal Godz, ex-Paradox, ex-Pergana, ex-Power Quest, ex-Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Tragul, ex-Leaves' Eyes (live), ex-Tarja (live), ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Chinchilla (live), ex-Looking-Glass-Self, ex-Val'Paraiso
Alex Holzwarth Drums (2002-2003)
See also: Abracadabra, Dol Ammad, Turilli / Lione Rhapsody, Tarja (live), ex-Sieges Even, Brutal Godz, ex-Avantasia, ex-Paradox, ex-Pergana, ex-Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Serious Black, ex-Tragul, ex-Edu Falaschi (live), ex-Kamelot (live), ex-Leaves' Eyes (live), ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, ex-Looking-Glass-Self, ex-Val'Paraiso
Tobias Exxel Bass (2007)
See also: The Unity, Edguy, ex-Galen, ex-Hatred, ex-Taraxacum, ex-Squealer, ex-Gamma Ray (live), ex-Unisonic (live), ex-Everleaf
Peter Schüren Keyboards (2009, 2012, 2016)
Barend Courbois Bass (2011-2021)
See also: Vengeance, White Spirit, Ian Parry (live), Michael Schenker Group, ex-Biss, ex-Fitzkin, ex-Tank, ex-Whistler-Courbois-Whistler
Added by: Morrigan Modified by: Mole666
Added on: 2002-07-08 12:24:22 Last modified on: 2023-02-05 07:41:44