14 May – Pioneers of the Power Metal Movement
World-famous metal music band Blind Guardian, formed in the mid-1980s, is coming to Istanbul. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Most of Blind Guardian’s albums have been well-received by fans and critics alike; Somewhere Far Beyond, Imaginations from the Other Side and Nightfall in Middle-Earth are especially noted as influential works. The lyrics are mostly inspired by the fiction of fantasy authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien and Stephen King, as well as traditional legends and epics. Blind Guardian will take the stage at Macka Kucukciftlik Park at 8 p.m.