Published: December 13 2022 at 08:34
Now we can proudly present BLIND GUARDIAN, who were one of the pioneer bands in the genre we call Power Metal. The band was already formed in 1984 by Hansi Kürsch (vocals, bass) and Andre Olbrich (guitar) under the name Lucifer's Heritage, but when they signed a record deal with No Remorse Records, they changed their name to Blind Guardian to avoid speculation about Satanism. Since the debut album "Battalions of Fear" (1988), the band has released 11 more albums. From the beginning it was a lot of speed metal, but already by the third record "Tales From the Twilight World" (1990), the band started to write more complicated music. From the sixth album "Nightfall in Middle Earth" (1998), the band's music took the form that most probably associate them with today. Bombastic songs with orchestral arrangements, double stomp and Hansi Kürsch's epic lyrics influenced by fantasy authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Michael Moorcock, Stephen King, George R. R. Martin and others. Don't miss this legendary band that will deliver a gig you will never forget!