Top Ten Most Beautiful Blind Guardian Album Covers

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Everything's eligible - all albums and singles, including Live albums and "Best of".

Their album covers are as beautiful as their music and lyrics. Beautiful and dark elements go hand in hand - dwarves, dragons, aliens, bats, magicians, bards, guardians...

Most of the cover paintings are created by Andreas Marshall (1990-2003).

The Top Ten

1 Live - 2003 Live - 2003

"Live" is their second live album. And the last cover paintings by Andreas Marshall.
I love this cover - its medieval atmosphere is wonderful. A cool idea is the "Bard's Tavern", where the bards from Blind Guardian play live. You can even see one of the bards through the tavern window.
Blind Guardian really take you to another place in every sense.
Cover Art - Andreas Marshall - Metal_Treasure

2 Memories Of A Time To Come (best of) - 2012 Memories Of A Time To Come (best of) - 2012

It's really very beautiful - zoom it to see more details.
Artwork - Felipe Machado Franco - Metal_Treasure

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3 At The Edge Of Time - 2010 At The Edge Of Time - 2010

Artwork - Felipe Machado Franco - Metal_Treasure

4 Imaginations From The Other Side - 1995 Imaginations From The Other Side - 1995

Cover Art - Andreas Marshall - Metal_Treasure

5 Somewhere Far Beyond - 1992 Somewhere Far Beyond - 1992

Cover Art - Andreas Marshall - Metal_Treasure

6 Nightfall in Middle-Earth - 1998 Nightfall in Middle-Earth - 1998

So many details, so many things happening; this scene is vivid! You can imagine LĂșthien dancing at the sound of Blind Guardian's songs while Morgoth is fascinated/excited by the beautiful performance and Beren (as a wolf) trying to pass unnoticed while fears for LĂșthien's and his own safety, hoping to reach the Simarills and the court also is mesmerized by the dancing! Which music maybe is playing at this moment? Nightfall? Noldor? Thorn? Harvest of Sorrow? Blood Tears? Magnificent is a small word to the greatness of this art!

The cover represents LĂșthien dancing for Morgoth - so beautiful and dark at the same time (the album and its cover are based on J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion).
Cover Art - Andreas Marshall - Metal_Treasure

7 A Traveler's Guide To Space And Time (box set) - 2013 A Traveler's Guide To Space And Time (box set) - 2013
8 The Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine Tour (Live Album) - 2010 The Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine Tour (Live Album) - 2010

Cover art - Felipe Machado Franco - Metal_Treasure

9 Mirror Mirror (single) - 1998 Mirror Mirror (single) - 1998

Cover Art - Andreas Marshall - Metal_Treasure

10 Beyond the Red Mirror - 2015 Beyond the Red Mirror - 2015

BG have some of the best album covers ever. Love Red Mirror! - IronSabbathPriest

Artwork - Felipe Machado Franco - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 The Forgotten Tales (compilation album) - 1996  The Forgotten Tales (compilation album) - 1996

Cover Art - Andreas Marshall - Metal_Treasure

12 Bright Eyes (Single) - 1995 Bright Eyes (Single) - 1995

Cover Art - Andreas Marshall - Metal_Treasure

13 Beyond the Red Mirror - 2015 (Alternative Cover) Beyond the Red Mirror - 2015 (Alternative Cover)

I personly like this better than the original

@visitor - maybe it's better. I like them both. - Metal_Treasure

14 A Past and Future Secret (Single) - 1995 A Past and Future Secret (Single) - 1995
15 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - (single, 2003) The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - (single, 2003)

Cover art - Leo Hao - Metal_Treasure

16 A Night at the Opera - 2002 A Night at the Opera - 2002

Cover art - Paul Raymond Gregory - Metal_Treasure

17 Imaginations Through the Looking Glass (live DVD) - 2004 Imaginations Through the Looking Glass (live DVD) - 2004

Cover art - Leo Hao - Metal_Treasure

18 Another Stranger Me (single) - 2007 Another Stranger Me (single) - 2007

Cover art - Leo Hao - Metal_Treasure

19 Twilight of the Gods (Single) - 2014 Twilight of the Gods (Single) - 2014

Artwork, Design - Felipe Machado Franco - Metal_Treasure

20 Live Beyond the Spheres (Live Album) - 2017

Cover art, Design - Andrea Christen - Metal_Treasure

21 Follow the Blind - 1989 Follow the Blind - 1989

Cover-painting by van Waay Design. - Metal_Treasure

22 Battalions of Fear - 1988 Battalions of Fear - 1988

Cover painting - van Waay Design. - Metal_Treasure

23 And Then There Was Silence (Single) - 2002 And Then There Was Silence (Single) - 2002

Cover art - Anry - Metal_Treasure

24 Fly (Single) - 2006 Fly (Single) - 2006

Artwork - Anthony Clarkson - Metal_Treasure

25 Twist in the Myth - 2006 Twist in the Myth - 2006

Artwork - Anthony Clarkson - Metal_Treasure

26 Tales from the Twilight World - 1990 Tales from the Twilight World - 1990

Cover Art - Andreas Marshall - Metal_Treasure

27 A Voice In the Dark (Single) - 2010 A Voice In the Dark (Single) - 2010

Cover art - Felipe Machado Franco - Metal_Treasure

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