And Then There Was Silence

And Then There Was Silence

Infobox Single
Name = And Then There Was Silence
Artist = Blind Guardian
from Album = A Night at the Opera

Released = November 12, 2001
Recorded = Twilight Hall Studios , Grefrath (Germany)
Genre = Power metal
Length = 23:03
Label = Virgin
Producer = Charlie Bauerfeind
Reviews =
Last single = "Mirror Mirror"
This single = "And Then There Was Silence"
Next single = "The Bard's Song (In the Forest)"
"And Then There Was Silence" is a single by the German power metal band Blind Guardian, released in 2001. It is also a song on their "A Night at the Opera" album and the single. The song is based on "The Iliad" by Homer and on the "Aeneid" by Virgil.The events described in the song are the visions of the final days of Troy, as foreseen by Cassandra, daughter of the king of the destroyed city.

Track listing

# "And Then There Was Silence" – 14:07
# "Harvest of Sorrow" – 3:39
# "Born in a Mourning Hall" (multimedia track) – 5:17


* Hansi Kürsch – vocals and backing vocals
* André Olbrich – lead, rhythm and acoustic guitar
* Marcus Siepen – rhythm guitar
* Thomen Stauch – drums and percussion


* Anry Nemocover art


The song "And Then There Was Silence" has no official video but there is, however, a fan-made version of the song made entirely in Lego. Since the song is so long (14min)it has been split into two parts. [ Part 1] [ Part 2]

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