On September 14th 2018, Germany-based progressive power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN will re-release their first 4 studio albums via Nuclear Blast! The back catalogue has been remixed and remastered, and will be available as 2CD-Digi and black vinyl formats, as well as via individual coloured vinyl for each album.

At the end of this year and also in early 2019, more re-issues are due to follow, so in total there will be 10 BLIND GUARDIAN re-releases. The first 4 studio album re-issues due for 14th September 2018, can be pre-ordered right now in the following formats:

1. ‘Battalions Of Fear’ (1988), remixed 2007/remastered 2018
– 2CD-DIGI (remixed/remastered CD + original CD) PRE-ORDER HERE
– Black Gatefold LP PRE-ORDER HERE
– NBUK Store Limited Edition Gatefold Violet Vinyl PRE-ORDER HERE

Tracklisting:
01. Majesty
02. Guardian Of The Blind
03. Trial By The Archon
04. Wizard‘s Crown
05. Run For The Night
06. The Martyr
07. Battalions Of Fear
08. By The Gates Of Moria
09. Gandalf‘s Rebirth

2. ‘Follow The Blind’ (1989), remixed 2007/remastered 2011
– 2CD-DIGI (remixed/remastered CD + original CD) PRE-ORDER HERE
– Black Gatefold LP  PRE-ORDER HERE
– NBUK Store Limited Edition Gatefold Green Vinyl  PRE-ORDER HERE

Tracklisting:
01. Inquisition
02. Banish From Sanctuary
03. Damned For All Time
04. Follow The Blind
05. Hall Of The King
06. Fast To Madness
07. Beyond The Ice
08. Valhalla
09. Don‘t Break The Circle
10. Barbara Ann

3. ‘Tales From The Twilight World’ (1990), remixed 2012/remastered 2018
– 2CD-DIGI (remixed/remastered CD + original CD) PRE-ORDER HERE
– Black Gatefold LP  PRE-ORDER HERE
– NBUK Store Limited Edition Gatefold Gold Vinyl PRE-ORDER HERE

Tracklisting:
01. Traveler In Time
02. Welcome To Dying
03. Weird Dreams
04. Lord Of The Rings
05. Goodbye My Friend
06. Lost In The Twilight Hall
07. Tommyknockers
08. Altair 4
09. The Last Candle
Bonus:
10. Run For The Night (live)

4. ‘Somewhere Far Beyond’ (1992), remixed 2012/remastered 2018
– 2CD-DIGI (remixed/remastered CD + original CD)  PRE-ORDER HERE
– Black Gatefold LP  PRE-ORDER HERE
– NBUK Store Limited Edition Gatefold Blue Vinyl  PRE-ORDER HERE

Tracklisting:
01. Traveler In Time
02. Welcome To Dying
03. Weird Dreams
04. Lord Of The Rings
05. Goodbye My Friend
06. Lost In The Twilight Hall
07. Tommyknockers
08. Altair 4
09

Tracklisting:
01. Time What Is Time
02. Journey Through The Dark
03. Black Chamber
04. Theatre Of Pain
05. The Quest For Tanelorn
06. Ashes To Ashes
07. The Bard‘s Song – In The Forest
08. The Bard‘s Song – The Hobbit
09. The Piper‘s Calling
10. Somewhere Far Beyond
Bonus (not on vinyl/only on CD):
11. Spread Your Wings
12. Trial By Fire
13. Theatre Of Pain (classic version)

With a steady evolution from their early days as a speed metal band to their current, renowned musical alchemy of glory, drama, and grandiosity, Germany‘s Blind Guardian have long since made their mark as the world‘s definitive melodic/progressive metal band. 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 song writing, fantastically themed lyrics, and their meticulous, emotion-packed music. Founded under the name Lucifer‘s Heritage in Krefeld, Germany by vocalist and bassist Hansi Kürsch, lead guitarist André Olbrich, rhythm guitarist Marcus Dork, and drummer Thomen Stauch, the band released only two demos – 1985‘s ’Symphonies Of Doom‘ and 1986‘s ’Battalions Of Fear‘ – before landing their first record deal with Remorse Records. Inspired by the Fates Warning album, ’Awaken The Guardian‘, band members decided to change their name to Blind Guardian and soon acquired new rhythm guitarist Marcus Siepen. Blind Guardian signed with Nuclear Blast Records in early 2005 alongside welcoming drummer Fredrik Ehmke after possessing the same line up for nearly 20 years.
Blind Guardian are:
Hansi Kürsch – vocals
André Olbrich – guitars
Marcus Siepen – guitars
Frederik Ehmke – drums

More info:
www.blind-guardian.com
www.facebook.com/blindguardian
www.nuclearblast.de/blindguardian