Top 10 Things Related to Hansi Kürsch to Be mentioned at the Eve of His 50th Birthday

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Hansi is a metal musician born on August 10, 1966 in Germany and he turns 50 next week.

He's been around for over 30 years - singer, lyricist, co-composer, band leader and bassist for Blind Guardian. He's been working really hard and non-stop for over 30 years (no breaks, hiatus) but his voice was still amazing on the 2015 Blind Guardian album. Moreover, he formed a second band (Demons & Wizards), took part in some other side-projects (Ayreon) and provided guest vocals for many metal bands.

Of course you can vote and comment but you can also add items that describe him as a musician and personality, such as:
- your opinion (example - He's got a very powerful voice, Hansi is my favorite metal singer)
- songs you like (by Blind Guardian and Demons & Wizards)
- lyrics you like (he wrote all the lyrics for these two bands so any line you like has been written by him)
- facts about Hansi
- jokes about him

The Top Ten

1 Hansi is one of my most favorite metal singers

Obviously, - PhoenixAura81

2 "Nightfall quietly crept in and changed us all" - Nightfall, Blind Guardian

This line is so beautiful - I am sure it's pure poetry. - Metal_Treasure

3 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
4 “And you're not alone so don't be afraid in the dark and cold 'cause the bard’s songs will remain” - The Bard's Song, Blind Guardian

Hansi songs will surely remain. He is the metal bard. - Metal_Treasure

5 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards

This is one of the most emotional vocal performances I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure

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6 Hansi is a perfect combination of singing talent, intelligence and great personality

I can say this only about 3 metal singers - Dio, Bruce Dickinson and Hansi. - Metal_Treasure

7 Hansi always sings from the heart, like there’s no tomorrow
8 His belly isn't just a belly, it's a counterweight to his huge voice
9 Every day he passes 10 hours singing, 10 hours reading, 10 hours writing and 10 hours just being better than you

It’s too bad if your day doesn't have 40 hours. - Metal_Treasure

10 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian

I will always be amazed by how a soft acoustic song can be so powerful. - Metal_Treasure

This song,THIS SONG IS REALLY AMAZING - zxm

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The Contenders

11 Miracle Machine - Blind Guardian

I am happy his voice is aging better than his looks. This song is from the 2015 album and he probably sang it in 2014 when he was 48 but his voice sounds so youthful. This is an incredible achievement for a singer who's been singing tough metal material for 30+ years non-stop. - Metal_Treasure

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12 "Who'll grant me wings to fly? And will I have another try?" - At The Edge Of Time, Blind Guardian
13 His parents were very poor (working class family)

They were? How did you know? - PhoenixAura81

14 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian

Ome of the most epic spectacles in music ever. - PhoenixAura81

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15 "Would you believe in a night like this? A night like this, when visions come true?" - Skalds And Shadows, Blind Guardian

This song is amazing and I love the medieval influences in it. - PhoenixAura81

16 He doesn't have a great voice - he's got a full choir of great voices

When he sings different vocal lines to create vocal harmonies, it sounds like a choir but he is actually the only singer. It’s lots of hard work and singing but I totally love the result. - Metal_Treasure

17 He can beat you even at the epic levels of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

I want to play this game. - PhoenixAura81

He is a massive fan of this game so he also wrote songs about it. Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a fantasy role-playing game and the term epic level refers to a very high level of play. - Metal_Treasure

18 Crimson King - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample
19 "I'll dare you, come out, you coward, now, it's me or you" - Time Stands Still (at The Iron Hill), Blind Guardian
20 He succeeded to introduce the iron German discipline even in a metal band - Blind Guardian members are not allowed to have even a beer 24 hours before live shows

But they have live shows almost every day … - Metal_Treasure

21 "So what can we do with our lives when it all begins? It's hard and It's cruel" - Thorn, Blind Guardian
22 Nightfall - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
23 “Step out of line and I'll teach you how to fly” - Fly
24 Mirror Mirror - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
25 Hansi is my favorite metal singer
26 Hansi is the biggest Tolkien fan ever

I could find some Tolkien Trivial Pursuit (probably doesn't exist) and he’s most likely get every question right. Blind Guardian is one of the reasons why I want to watch the Lord of the Rings series so much (that song is also amazing). - PhoenixAura81

He wrote so many songs about Tolkien characters. - Metal_Treasure

27 All my magic's fulfilled in rhymes” - Curse My Name, Blind Guardian
28 Fiddler On The Green - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample
29 "Why've you ever forgotten me?" - Valhalla, Blind Guardian

No, we will never forget you because you are unforgettable. Also the chorus to this song. - Metal_Treasure

30 The Throne - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
31 “Pure in heart and fair-minded, for strength and truth I'll keep on” - Seize The Day, Demons & Wizards
32 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample
33 "So many times it's hopeless, dark and gray. No way out. And other times it's hope that saves the day" - Path of Glory, Demons & Wizards
34 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
35 "All I ever want is to be at your side" - Skalds And Shadows, Blind Guardian
36 Bright Eyes - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
37 "Light fails at dawn, the moon is gone and deadly the night reigns" - Time Stands Still (at The Iron Hill), Blind Guardian
38 Otherland - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
39 “When the moon child is crying and silence has broken the darkest truth” - Time What Is Time, Blind Guardian

Hansi is also a poet. No doubt about it. - Metal_Treasure

40 Majesty - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
41 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample
42 Blood On My Hands - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample
43 Tear Down the Wall - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample
44 A Past And Future Secret - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
45 It’s unbelievable how his voice can be demonic and angelic at the same time
46 Into the Storm UListen to Sample
47 “Slow down and I sail on the river. Slow down and I walk to the hill” - Lord of the Rings, Blind Guardian

These lyrics are probably my favorite lyrics of all time. Hansi also wrote them (like for every Blind Guardian song except their few covers, this means he is my favorite lyricist besides James Hetfield and Hansi’s lyrics are brilliant and poetic). - PhoenixAura81

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