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

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
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

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


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

12 "Who'll grant me wings to fly? And will I have another try?" - At The Edge Of Time, Blind Guardian
13 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian

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

14 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

15 His parents were very poor (working class family)
16 He can beat you even at the epic levels of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

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

17 Crimson King - Demons & Wizards
18 "I'll dare you, come out, you coward, now, it's me or you" - Time Stands Still (at The Iron Hill), Blind Guardian
19 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

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

He wrote so many songs about Tolkien characters. - Metal_Treasure

26 All my magic's fulfilled in rhymes” - Curse My Name, Blind Guardian
27 Fiddler On The Green - Demons & Wizards
28 "Would you believe in a night like this? A night like this, when visions come true?" - Skalds And Shadows, Blind Guardian
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
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
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
35 "All I ever want is to be at your side" - Skalds And Shadows, Blind Guardian
36 Bright Eyes - Blind Guardian
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
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
41 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons & Wizards
42 Blood On My Hands - Demons & Wizards
43 Tear Down the Wall - Demons & Wizards
44 A Past And Future Secret - Blind Guardian
45 It’s unbelievable how his voice can be demonic and angelic at the same time
46 Into the Storm
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