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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 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.
Blind Guardian was formed in 1984 in Krefeld, Germany, by Hansi Kürsch (vocals, bass) and Andre Olbrich (guitar) under the name Lucifer’s Heritage, with Markus Dörk (guitar) and Thomen Stauch (drums). The band briefly expanded into a quintet with the addition of a…