Blind Man's Gun

Blind Man's Gun (Hard Rock/Metal) - Germany

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Introducing BLIND MAN‘S GUN, the female fronted heavy rock and metal band from Hamburg’s (Germany) underground. Uninfluenced by the mainstream, they play fierce rock and metal music as they see fit. BLIND MAN’S GUN’s music is dramatic and passionate, every word well-considered and powerfully interpreted. Heavy guitar riffs meet front woman’s (Naddy Gunn) melodic vocals with unpredictable outcomes. Expect manic and subtly obscene & thought-pro - voking lyrics. The band has shared stages with a diverse rooster of German and internationally recognized bands (Iron Maiden, Battle Beast, Jinjer, Judas Priest) at festivals like WACKEN OPEN AIR 2023 and 2022, Fahrdorf Open Air 2023, Blizzarrrd OA 2022, Rock das Ding OA 2022, Baltic Open Air 2019, Norddeich Festival, Metal Monday at Knust Hamburg and many Clubs like „Indra“ in Hamburg (where the Beatles played). Amongst others the band had features in magazines, radio stations and appeared on German TV (NDR). If you think this female fronted band is a dud shell you‘ve got another thing coming. Naddy and her boys are energetic and experienced performers with hearts in the right place. Spring 2013 BLIND MAN‘S GUN released its debut EP “HELLDORADO” which was reviewed by Ulf Kubanke ( „Naddy Gunn and her boys at their best!! Their album is the opposite of a dud shell.“ The close compositional collaboration between guitarist Lars and singer Naddy Gunn has spawned the majority of new raw material that resulted in the making of their second album “BEYOND THE DARKNESS”. It was officially released October 28th 2016 (Alster Records). Centerpiece of the new album comprises three songs: Evil Eyes, Beyond the Darkness & One Thousand. The trilogy is about the destruction of the earth by the greed of the human race. In 2017 Jörn joined as drummer replacing Arne and Tomeck (replacing Sebastian) as new guitarist. Both have contribu ted quite some amazing musical input. 2020/2021 was a special year. All shows had been canceled due to the Corona virus but Blind Man’s Gun continued to release several singles. “Fireblade” was released May 28th 2021 and has been travelling around the world and metal scene ever since. Since 2023 the very talented Michael Meyer aka Mitsch (ex Iron Angel guitarist) joined the band replacing Tomeck. Mitsch has contributed great musical input from the beginning and has successfully played his first shows at Wacken Open Air and Fahrdorf Open Air with Blind Man‘s Gun.

-Interview- (8/9/23)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Blind Man's Gun" and is there any meaning behind it?

On a beach in summer holiday with an acoustic guitar, selftaught or by means of musical education. We developed our sound gradually over the last 12 years. Everything on „11“ :-) We play how we like to play, fast or slow there are no rules. Influenced by Rock and metal bands of the 70 - 80´s.

There was this song „Into the deep“ by Kenny Wayne Shepard where he is singing about a „blind man with a gun“. This line was the origin of our band name. The meaning to it is that we play and compose music as we see fit. We are open minded regarding sound and style as long as it rocks.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

To be part of our music.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Heavy Rock and Metal with a 70 - 80´s touch.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Monster Truck, Doro and Judas Priest.

5. How has Covid affected what you do?

Same to everybody, gig cancellation, rehearsal stop. We worked at home and released a couple of singles.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Heavy Rock?

Female fronted heavy rock is finally on the rise. Of course mainstream heavy rock is even more popular the our niche music.

7. What's the current music scene like there in Germany?

Rock and Pop music are the most frequently heard music genres in Germany. There are many festivals, from small to Wacken. Btw we have played Wacken festival in 2022 and 2023!

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

We barely get anything out of streaming services, so fuck it.

9. What's next for Blind Man's Gun?

We are busy with writing songs and are going to produce them. Hopefully our piggy bank is filled enough to do another video. Right now we started a promotion and hope to get more gigs.

10. Any shoutouts?

Horns and glasses up to peace, love and rock´n´roll.