Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in Krefeld, West Germany as Lucifer's Heritage. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Blind Guardian is a part of the German heavy metal scene that emerged in the mid-1980s.
The band's lyrics, written by vocalist Hansi Kürsch, are mostly inspired by the fiction of fantasy authors such as Stephen King, J. R. R. Tolkien, Michael Moorcock, Robert Jordan and George R. R. Martin as well as traditional legends and epics. Over the years, a running theme has developed which personifies the band members as travelling bards, leading some fans to refer to the band affectionately as the Bards.
... Pandora Carr is confident she has acting talent, but her witchy guardian insists on giving her a box of magic potions to help her along ... Guardian of White Horse Hill - life is hard for orphan Janey Summers, but things change for the better when she meets a mysterious white horse ... Blind Ballerina A girl is determined to become a ballerina, even though she is blind ...
... Glass is the first DVD from german Power Metal band Blind Guardian ... Instead, Blind Guardian decided to create their own festival, back in their homeland ... The First Blind Guardian Festival was held in Coburg, Germany, at June 16–17, 2003 ...
... Battalions of Fear (1988) Follow the Blind (1989) Tales from the Twilight World (1990) Somewhere Far Beyond (1992) Imaginations from the Other Side (1995) Nightfall in Middle-Earth (1998) A Night at the ...
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