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"Banish from Sanctuary" is a song by the German power metal band Blind Guardian. It was released as the only single from their 1989 second album Follow the Blind. The single was pressed on 7 inch, 45 rpm green vinyl and includes "Hall of the King" (also taken from Follow the Blind) as a B-side. Only 500 copies of the vinyl were pressed.
The song is based on the story of John the Baptist in the New Testament and his imprisonment and eventual execution by Herod Antipas at the insistence of his wife, Herodias.