Marcus Siepen

Marcus Siepen

German musician, permanent guitarist of the band Blind Guardian
Date of Birth: 08.09.1968
Country: Germany

  1. Biography of Marcus Siepen
  2. Playing Style and Equipment
  3. Interests and Hobbies

Biography of Marcus Siepen

Marcus Siepen is a German musician and the long-standing guitarist of the band Blind Guardian. He has been playing with the group since its inception and is known for his skills on the rhythm guitar and backing vocals. While he occasionally performs solos, he primarily focuses on rhythm guitar parts. Marcus also contributes as a songwriter, usually writing one or two songs on each album, while the rest are composed by bandmates Andre Olbrich and Hansi Kürsch.

Playing Style and Equipment

Marcus Siepen is known for his preference for Gibson Les Paul guitars, although he also frequently uses the ESP Eclipse model. He favors the amplifiers produced by Mesa Boogie, particularly the Triple Rectifier model. His playing style emphasizes the rhythm guitar, and he is considered a skilled backing vocalist and a talented songwriter.

Interests and Hobbies

Outside of music, Marcus Siepen has a variety of interests and hobbies. He is an avid skateboarder and enjoys participating in internet discussions. He is the designated spokesperson for the band when it comes to media interactions. In his free time, Marcus enjoys reading books, watching movies, and playing computer games. His favorite games include Diablo 2 and Resident Evil 4. As for his musical preferences, Marcus is a fan of Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, and Pink Floyd, with Iron Maiden's album "The Number of the Beast" being his favorite.