As we all know there are about a million bands that are name after and or use lyrical insperation from "The Lord of the Rings" and other J.R.R.Tolkin books.
But after listening to Blind Guardian's songs relating to the "Wheel of Time" and "A Song of Ice and Fire" series', i was wondering if any of you might know about bands that take there names or use lyrical insperation from these books or other epic fantasy series'?
Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
I knew about H.P Lovecraft and his works and insperation on metal but thanks
I was thinking more along the lines of Wheel of Time by Robert Jordon and A Song of Ice and Fire by G.R.R. Martin inspired but again thanks
Rhapsody Of Fire immediately comes to mind when mentioning fantasy. All their albums are supposedly connected in the same universe(?). Though it is an original story created by them and spanning numerous albums, it probably draws (borrows?) heavy inspiration from books and series.
Another band is Domine from Italy. I believe they're very inspired by the "Elric Of Melinbone" series.
Bob Catley's solo album "Middle Earth" is inspired by the writings of Tolkien.
When you mentioned Rhapsody, first two albums by Avantasia, before this band turned into quality but empty showcase of european power metal musicians, are concept ones telling the story about the holy church and a fantasy realm Avantasia...i never really got the whole plot, but it is awesome music
another project like this, yet worse and less successful, would be Aina
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