Germany's BLIND GUARDIAN are going to be co-headliners at the second day (1st July) of Midalidare Rock In The Wine Valley 2023. With a steady evolution from their early days as a speed metal band to their current, renowned musical alchemy of glory, drama, and grandiosity, BLIND GUARDIAN have long since made their mark as the world's definitive melodic/progressive rock band.
BLIND GUARDIAN started humbly in Krefeld, Germany as speed metal act Lucifer's Heritage in 1984. After renaming to BLIND GUARDIAN in 1987, they constantly kept honing their craft and released legit metal classics like "Tales From The Twilight World" (1990), "Somewhere Far Beyond" (1992), "Imaginations From The Other Side" (1995), and "Nightfall in Middle-Earth" (1998), albums that formed a strong bond between metal and fantasy literature that is second to none.
For many, they need no introduction, as the band possesses a track record and back catalogue of classic staples that perhaps only Iron Maiden can match. Called everything from heavy metal bards to modern day minstrels, BLIND GUARDIAN possess the ability to transport their legions of fans to new landscapes with their majestic songwriting, fantastically themed lyrics, and their meticulous, emotion-packed music. Metal Maniacs hailed BLIND GUARDIAN as "one of the few bands that consistently create 10-plus minute epics - leading to other dimensions."
BLIND GUARDIAN are:
Hansi Kürsch – lead vocals (1984, 1984–present), bass (1984–1996)
André Olbrich – lead guitar, backing vocals (1984–present)
Marcus Siepen – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1987–present)
Frederik Ehmke – drums, percussion, flute, bagpipes (2005–present)