Home / Tag Archives: Blind Guardian

Tag Archives: Blind Guardian

Wizard

Germany’s Wizard is a loyal disciple from the Manowar college of epic power metallic, fusing classic metallic and galloping riffs with war-obsessed dream lyrics. Shaped in the first ’90s by drummer Snoppi, the music group eventually featured vocalist Sven D’Anna, guitarist Michael Maass, and bassist Volker Leson and released their …

Read More »

Alestorm

Originally referred to as Battleheart, Alestorm, the purveyors from the fairly unexplored musical territory referred to as “pirate metal,” formed within their original (pre-nautical) phase in 2004. As Battleheart, the group was a duo shaped by Gavin Harper (electric guitar) and Christopher Bowes (vocals and keyboards), and documented its initial …

Read More »

Morgana Lefay

Morgana Lefay is among the few rings in the ’90s to transport in the thrash custom that were abandoned by the majority of its innovators. They initial made their tag in 1990 using the separately released Symphony from the Damned. Featuring vocalist Charles Rytkonen, guitarists Tony Eriksson and Tommi Karppanen, …

Read More »

Metalium

Led by Chris Caffery and Mike Terrana, Metalium debuted in 1999 using the album Millennium Metallic. Condition of Triumph adopted a year later on.

Read More »

Nitro

Rock outfit Nitro boasted “the fastest, loudest, highest sound around” — frontman Jim Gillette’s key state to fame was his capability to achieve a scream so high-pitched and piercing it literally shattered the brought in crystal wines goblets he carried on-stage for every performance. Gillette initial fulfilled guitarist Michael Angelo …

Read More »

Nightwish

Pursuing in the footsteps from the Gathering and Lacuna Coil (goth-influenced “symphonic” metallic bands with woman vocalists), Nightwish had been created in Kitee, Finland, in 1997 by keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. In the beginning attempting to generate acoustic music, he recruited qualified opera vocalist Tarja Turunen, but quickly added full metallic …

Read More »

Turisas

Named for any warrior god in Finnish mythology, Turisas certainly are a heavy metal strap whose music can be an ambitious mixture of symphonic steel, power steel, progressive rock and roll, and Finnish folk music. Turisas had been created in Hämeenlinna, a rural community in southern Finland, by vocalist Warlord …

Read More »

Demons & Wizards

The progressive power metal band Demons & Wizards was a side project for Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kursch and Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer; in addition, it highlighted onetime Iced Globe drummer Tag Prator. Demons & Wizards documented a self-titled debut in 1999, with Schaffer also managing bass for the …

Read More »

Wardog

After laying his former band, Pressure, to relax and relocating to Phoenix, AZ, in the first ’90s, speed steel veteran Tommy Gattis corralled bassist Chris Catero and drummer Ross Martinez right into a fresh project named Wardog. Their moderate, individually released debut recording of 1994 didn’t change too many mind, …

Read More »

Battlelore

Founded in 1999 by Jyri Vahvanen and Mika Kokkola, Finnish rock ensemble Battlelore blend the epic sounds of power, goth, and death steel with imagery from article writer J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord from the Bands series. Shaped in the town of Lappeenranta, the group, whose people changed about often, released two …

Read More »