Metal bands whose names were Tolkien-inspired



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Posted by BitterCOld, 04.12.2008 - 00:41
Let's see just how many bands we can list whose names were pulled from his universe...

1. Amon Amarth
2. Gorgoroth
3. Burzum
4. Cirith Ungol
5. Cirith Gorgor
6. Isengard
7. Minas Morgul- Poland
8. Minas Tirith- Denmark
9. Shadowfax- Ireland
10. Ringwraith- Italy
11. Carach Angren
12. Sammath Naur
13. Amon Hen
14. Mordor
15. Morgul
16. Gandalf
17. Sauron
18. Silmarils
19. Lothlöryen (BRA - Folk)
20. Minhyriath (SUI - Death/Folk)
21. Balrog
22. The Nazgûl
23. Ephel Duath
24. mordagor
25. Arwen
26. Orkrist
27. Dungortheb
22.12.2008 - 12:03
Doc G.
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Has Sammath Naur been said yet?
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24.12.2008 - 05:59
Hellkommando

Bane of Isildur are a good Australian band.
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24.12.2008 - 19:38
Mosquiller

Having a band name loosely inspired by Lord of the Rings is exactly the same as writing lyrics which consist of battles with orcs and elves casting spells and defeating the dark lord or whatever the fuck Lord of the Rings is about.
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Written by Konrad on 10.12.2009 at 22:41

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28.12.2008 - 00:44
Dane Train
Beers & Kilts
Written by Mosquiller on 24.12.2008 at 19:38

Having a band name loosely inspired by Lord of the Rings is exactly the same as writing lyrics which consist of battles with orcs and elves casting spells and defeating the dark lord or whatever the fuck Lord of the Rings is about.


This coming from a guy who listens to bland and unoriginal cookie cutter Black Metal bands? Like you have room to talk.
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02.01.2009 - 23:29
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Amon Hen -Spanish band
''Amon Hen is the 'Hill Of Sight' in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings where the Fellowship of the Ring was broken and went their seperate ways.''
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03.01.2009 - 21:29
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Written by Dane Train on 28.12.2008 at 00:44

Written by Mosquiller on 24.12.2008 at 19:38

Having a band name loosely inspired by Lord of the Rings is exactly the same as writing lyrics which consist of battles with orcs and elves casting spells and defeating the dark lord or whatever the fuck Lord of the Rings is about.


This coming from a guy who listens to bland and unoriginal cookie cutter Black Metal bands? Like you have room to talk.


In his defense the black metal bands he listed in his profile aren't as unoriginal as the plethora of them out there.

But yeah, 90% of the shitty black metal bands out there have LOTR related names. How many Nazgul (or other spelling variations of the word with cool letters like "v" or "x" thrown in) bands are there, anyway?
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04.01.2009 - 09:16
Doc G.
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Written by Zombie, M.D. on 03.01.2009 at 21:29

Written by Dane Train on 28.12.2008 at 00:44

Written by Mosquiller on 24.12.2008 at 19:38

Having a band name loosely inspired by Lord of the Rings is exactly the same as writing lyrics which consist of battles with orcs and elves casting spells and defeating the dark lord or whatever the fuck Lord of the Rings is about.


This coming from a guy who listens to bland and unoriginal cookie cutter Black Metal bands? Like you have room to talk.


In his defense the black metal bands he listed in his profile aren't as unoriginal as the plethora of them out there.

But yeah, 90% of the shitty black metal bands out there have LOTR related names. How many Nazgul (or other spelling variations of the word with cool letters like "v" or "x" thrown in) bands are there, anyway?

Regardless, this was a thread simply to compile a list of band names associated with LoTR (as BitterCOld had said), had nothing to do with opinions either way, so his post was really....pointless. He either didn't read the first post or made the false assumption that we all cared.
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06.01.2009 - 00:48
Mosquiller

I dont think that my post was an off-topic (?!)
Written by Dane Train on 28.12.2008 at 00:44

This coming from a guy who listens to bland and unoriginal cookie cutter Black Metal bands? Like you haveroom to talk.

Have you ever listened to (atleast) one of them ?
Black Metal SHOULD have boundaries and all this flowery middle earth Black Metal is almost as bad as the dungeons and dragons Power Metal.

Black Metal should be about hate, violence, intolerance and hell, not fairys, orcs, flowers, love and happiness. Black Metal was formed based on the former and it should stay that way. Alcest's, Summoning's, ... music (For Example) has very little to do with Black Metal and their themes have nothing at all to do with Black Metal, what does this mean? It means Alcest and Summoning are not Black Metal! When bands resort to themes such as love and middle earth faggotry it seriously impairs their credibility as a Black Metal band. It just so happens that the bands who choose to display these themes through their lyrics and ideals also display it through their music by adding such things as pretty keyboard interludes, mystical outerspace ambience, and other various retarded elements. Based on all that, the bands who choose to utilize such elements are not Black Metal at all. Those bands have nothing to do with the original Black Metal, the scene was founded on some basic ideals and style of playing, when those 2 things are completely removed and that other faggotry is added, how can you guys say those bands are Black Metal?

The problem is that people see innovation and originality as adding keyboard melodies and clean vocals
etc. Black Metal was created out of innovation with many different bands creating their own sound. Just look at the bands from Norway, you had Burzum*, Mayhem, Darkthrone, ... . All undeniably Black Metal and all with a quite different sound. Bands these days just find it easier to follow the formula.
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06.01.2009 - 07:50
BitterCOld
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Last i checked, this thread was about metal bands whose names were inspired by LOTR, not a discussion on your interpretations of what black metal should be about.

keep it that way.
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06.01.2009 - 08:50
Marcel Hubregtse
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Mordor
Minas Tirith
Morgul
Gandalf
Sauron
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06.01.2009 - 11:38
tulkas
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Written by Doc G. on 22.12.2008 at 12:03

Has Sammath Naur been said yet?


what or where, or... whatever, is sammath naur on the tolkien world? don't recall it. and I haven't heard of that band either. you really lost me here, dude
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06.01.2009 - 11:43
Doc G.
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Written by BitterCOld on 06.01.2009 at 07:50

Last i checked, this thread was about metal bands whose names were inspired by LOTR, not a discussion on your interpretations of what black metal should be about.

keep it that way.

Beat you to it. Wait...I'm not a mod, right, no one listens to me . I have to say though, I had a really good laugh while reading his post, I was quite literally running out of breath laughing. I feel like it needs to be reposted on another humour-based website, its just too awesome.

Written by tulkas on 06.01.2009 at 11:38

Written by Doc G. on 22.12.2008 at 12:03

Has Sammath Naur been said yet?


what or where, or... whatever, is sammath naur on the tolkien world? don't recall it. and I haven't heard of that band either. you really lost me here, dude

http://www.metalstorm.ee/bands/trivia.php?band_id=3323&bandname=Sammath+Naur
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06.01.2009 - 11:54
tulkas
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Quote:
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Written by Doc G. on 06.01.2009 at 11:43


Has Sammath Naur been said yet?


what or where, or... whatever, is sammath naur on the tolkien world? don't recall it. and I haven't heard of that band either. you really lost me here, dude

http://www.metalstorm.ee/bands/trivia.php?band_id=3323&bandname=Sammath+Naur


"...'cracks of doom', the only place where the One Ring could be destroyed"
you wouldn't believe how igorant i'm feeling right now! haha. it aint just any random place in middle earth.
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06.01.2009 - 11:59
Doc G.
Full Grown Hoser
Written by tulkas on 06.01.2009 at 11:54

"...'cracks of doom', the only place where the One Ring could be destroyed"
you wouldn't believe how igorant i'm feeling right now! haha. it aint just any random place in middle earth.

Haha, its ok, I didn't know about it before either, nor do I know about the band, just sort of stumbled across it.
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30.01.2009 - 07:11
Dane Train
Beers & Kilts
I should create a band called Sam Loves Frodo just for the sake of having another Tolkien band.
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30.01.2009 - 17:23
GT
Coffee!!
Written by Dane Train on 30.01.2009 at 07:11

I should create a band called Sam Loves Frodo just for the sake of having another Tolkien band.

If you then somehow combined it with:
Written by tulkas on 06.01.2009 at 11:54

"...'cracks of doom', the only place where the One Ring could be destroyed"

...you would have the ultimate gay-sounding name
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30.01.2009 - 17:29
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by GT on 30.01.2009 at 17:23

Written by Dane Train on 30.01.2009 at 07:11

I should create a band called Sam Loves Frodo just for the sake of having another Tolkien band.

If you then somehow combined it with:
Written by tulkas on 06.01.2009 at 11:54

"...'cracks of doom', the only place where the One Ring could be destroyed"

...you would have the ultimate gay-sounding name


A gay sounding name for a mostly gay movie But then again Sam and Frodo aren't as gay as the two butt buddies Merry and Pippin
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01.02.2009 - 07:12
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.01.2009 at 17:29

Written by GT on 30.01.2009 at 17:23

Written by Dane Train on 30.01.2009 at 07:11

I should create a band called Sam Loves Frodo just for the sake of having another Tolkien band.

If you then somehow combined it with:
Written by tulkas on 06.01.2009 at 11:54

"...'cracks of doom', the only place where the One Ring could be destroyed"

...you would have the ultimate gay-sounding name


A gay sounding name for a mostly gay movie But then again Sam and Frodo aren't as gay as the two butt buddies Merry and Pippin


dude, if zeppilin can write more than one song about Lord of the Rings than its not gay period.
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10.02.2009 - 11:06
Darkside Momo
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No one mentioned Silmarils. It's a French nü metal / rap metal band, who didn't speak of Tolkien at all, mostly social issues.
But I don't know where silmarils would come from, if not from Middle-Earth.

And then there's Morgoth. Their first demo was even called Pits Of Utumno...
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14.02.2009 - 13:45
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i know Lothlöryen (BRA - Folk) and Minhyriath (SUI - Death/Folk)

and of course my Ennorath
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15.02.2009 - 14:35
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There's also the short-lived (3-4 years I think) French black metal band Balrog
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15.02.2009 - 16:50
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Written by Darkside Momo on 15.02.2009 at 14:35

There's also the short-lived (3-4 years I think) French black metal band Balrog


http://www.metal-archives.com/search.php?type=band&string=balrog
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15.02.2009 - 17:44
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Written by Guest on 15.02.2009 at 16:50

Written by Darkside Momo on 15.02.2009 at 14:35

There's also the short-lived (3-4 years I think) French black metal band Balrog


http://www.metal-archives.com/search.php?type=band&string=balrog

Ha ha so many... As a figure of evil, it's sure it can be a good name
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15.02.2009 - 19:32
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Written by Darkside Momo on 15.02.2009 at 17:44

Written by Guest on 15.02.2009 at 16:50

Written by Darkside Momo on 15.02.2009 at 14:35

There's also the short-lived (3-4 years I think) French black metal band Balrog


http://www.metal-archives.com/search.php?type=band&string=balrog

Ha ha so many... As a figure of evil, it's sure it can be a good name


Not to mention the dozens or so bands called "Nazgul".
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15.02.2009 - 22:45
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Tage Westerlund
The Nazgûl (Spanish BM band)are the Ringwraiths from J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings'
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21.02.2009 - 00:36
Darkside Momo
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And we forgot Ephel Duath too
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24.02.2009 - 21:18
Koen Smits

I know "Morgoth" but I just saw that it's already mentioned.
I liked Morgoth very much in their death era, especially The Eternal Fall.
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27.02.2009 - 03:21
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As far as I knwo there wasd a band called Gandalf... and Saurom... from Spain..
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27.02.2009 - 20:08
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29.05.2009 - 17:35
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.01.2009 at 08:50

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Sauron


Which one? The thrash band from Michigan actually uses an image of Sauron on their Thrash Assault album and has the eye as part of their logo.
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