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There are various '''bands''' who make music inspired by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] and his works. Below you can find more information about these.
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{{quote|Every damn black metal band out there sounds like it was taken from Middle Earth and it seems like there is a band for every character in the writings of JRR Tolkien.|Jason Fisher<ref>Jason Fisher, "[http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/1225/15327/Top-10-Metal-Bands-With-Names-Taken-From-JRR-Tolkien-Characters.html Top 10 Metal Bands With Names Taken From JRR Tolkien Characters]", at ''[http://www.thegauntlet.com/ The Gauntlet]'' ([[February 24]], [[2009]])</ref>}}
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There are various '''bands''' who make music inspired by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] and his works.  
  
 
==Genres==
 
==Genres==
* [[Heavy Metal|Metal]]; the most typical genre to draw inspiration from Tolkien.  Examples include  [[Blind Guardian]] or [[Battlelore]].
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===Metal===
* Folk/filk music, for example [[Renee Alper]]
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*[[Blind Guardian]]
* Electronic music
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*[[Battlelore]]
* Rock music
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*[[Balrog (band)]] - both of them
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*[[Summoning]]
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*[[Gandalf (band)]]
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* [[Rivendell (band)]]
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*[[Amon Amarth (band)]]
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*[[Gorgoroth (band)]]
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*[[Cirith Ungol (band)]]
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===Folk/Filk===
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*[[Renee Alper]]
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* [[Colin Rudd]]
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*[[Tolkien Ensemble]]
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===Rock===
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* [[Led Zeppelin]]
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* [[The Beatles]]
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
* [[:Category:Bands|A list of Bands]]
 
* [[:Category:Bands|A list of Bands]]
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* [[Music]]
  
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==External links==
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* Alexander Melzer, "[http://www.metal-observer.com/articles.php?lid=1&sid=8&id=5159 JRR Tolkien - A Metal-pioneer?]", at ''[http://www.metal-observer.com/home.php?lid=1 The Metal Observer]''
 
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"Every damn black metal band out there sounds like it was taken from Middle Earth and it seems like there is a band for every character in the writings of JRR Tolkien."
― Jason Fisher[1]

There are various bands who make music inspired by Tolkien and his works.

Contents

Genres

Metal

Folk/Filk

Rock

See Also

References

  1. Jason Fisher, "Top 10 Metal Bands With Names Taken From JRR Tolkien Characters", at The Gauntlet (February 24, 2009)

External links