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Guardian is an American Christian hard rock and metal band. The band has released seven studio albums, three additional albums in Spanish, and toured extensively worldwide. There are also numerous compilations, live records and bootlegs available.
Blind Guardian is a part of the German heavy metal scene that emerged in the mids. In , Siepen joined and Stauch returned; under this line-up, which lasted 18 years the longest in the band's history , the band changed their name to Blind Guardian and released their first album, Battalions of Fear , in Over the releases, Blind Guardian established themselves as a notable successful band and as pioneers of the power metal movement. Various session members replaced him, mainly Oliver Holzwarth. However, in , Stauch left the band, disapproving of Blind Guardian's transition into a more complex progressive sound with a heavy use of backing vocals, and was replaced by Ehmke. Most of Blind Guardian's albums were well received by fans and critics alike: Somewhere Far Beyond , Imaginations from the Other Side , and Nightfall in Middle-Earth , are especially seen as influential works. The band briefly expanded into a quintet with the addition of a second lead vocalist, Thomas Kelleners. However, after three months Kelleners left the band in a mutual agreement. Finally, in , Marcus Siepen joined and Thomen came back to form the lineup which would stay consistent for the next 18 years. After Lucifer's Heritage signed a contract with No Remorse Records , the band changed their name to Blind Guardian to avoid any speculations about Satanism in a bio it was stated that they also wanted to distance themselves from the black metal movement, as their demos were placed in with black metal albums at local record shops.