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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
Pictured from left to right: Frederik Ehmke, André Olbrich, Hansi Kürsch, and Marcus Siepen.

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 ...
Current
Hansi Kürsch Bass (1986-1995), Vocals (1986-present)
See also: ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Demons & Wizards, 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: ex-Demons & Wizards (live), 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, Dawn of Amber, ex-Heavenward, ex-Iron Savior, ex-Serious Black, ex-Stormrider, ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Stranded Guns
Current (Live)
Mi Schüren Keyboards (1997-present)
See also: Coldseed, ex-Savage Circus
Barend Courbois Bass (2011-present)
See also: Vengeance, Ian Parry (live), ex-Biss, ex-Fitzkin, ex-Tank
Past (Live)
Marc Zee Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (1993)
Oliver Holzwarth Bass (1997-2011)
See also: Abracadabra, Coldseed, Tragul, ex-Sieges Even, ex-Sodom, Brutal Godz, ex-Paradox, ex-Pergana, ex-Power Quest, ex-Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Leaves' Eyes (live), ex-Tarja (live), ex-Chinchilla (live), ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Looking-Glass-Self, ex-Val'Paraiso
Alex Holzwarth Drums (2002-2003)
See also: Abracadabra, Dol Ammad, Turilli / Lione Rhapsody, ex-Sieges Even, Brutal Godz, ex-Avantasia, ex-Paradox, ex-Pergana, ex-Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Serious Black, ex-Tragul, 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: Edguy, ex-Galen, ex-Hatred, ex-Taraxacum, ex-Squealer, ex-Gamma Ray (live), ex-Unisonic (live), ex-Everleaf
Hansi Kürsch Bass (1986-1995), Vocals (1986-present)
See also: ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Demons & Wizards, 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: ex-Demons & Wizards (live), 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, Dawn of Amber, ex-Heavenward, ex-Iron Savior, ex-Serious Black, ex-Stormrider, ex-Lucifer's Heritage, ex-Stranded Guns
Current
Mi Schüren Keyboards (1997-present)
See also: Coldseed, ex-Savage Circus
Barend Courbois Bass (2011-present)
See also: Vengeance, Ian Parry (live), ex-Biss, ex-Fitzkin, ex-Tank
Past
Marc Zee Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (1993)
Oliver Holzwarth Bass (1997-2011)
See also: Abracadabra, Coldseed, Tragul, ex-Sieges Even, ex-Sodom, Brutal Godz, ex-Paradox, ex-Pergana, ex-Power Quest, ex-Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Leaves' Eyes (live), ex-Tarja (live), ex-Chinchilla (live), ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Looking-Glass-Self, ex-Val'Paraiso
Alex Holzwarth Drums (2002-2003)
See also: Abracadabra, Dol Ammad, Turilli / Lione Rhapsody, ex-Sieges Even, Brutal Godz, ex-Avantasia, ex-Paradox, ex-Pergana, ex-Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Serious Black, ex-Tragul, 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: Edguy, ex-Galen, ex-Hatred, ex-Taraxacum, ex-Squealer, ex-Gamma Ray (live), ex-Unisonic (live), ex-Everleaf
Added by: Morrigan Modified by: San_Sebastian
Added on: 2002-07-08 12:24:22 Last modified on: 2021-04-28 16:02:16