History Main / HeavyMithril

16th May '17 4:34:02 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/CAUTIVA CAUTIVA]], a metal project of José Travieso with songs like "[[CthulhuMythos The Great Old One]]" and "[[TwinPeaks Fire, Walk With Me!]]".

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* [[http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/CAUTIVA CAUTIVA]], a metal project of José Travieso with songs like "[[CthulhuMythos The Great Old One]]" and "[[TwinPeaks "[[Series/TwinPeaks Fire, Walk With Me!]]".
14th May '17 4:57:32 PM nombretomado
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So you're a big fan of fantasy. You've read all of Creator/JRRTolkien's works and you play ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' on a regular basis. However, you also want to be a musician and find [[FilkSong Filk]] and other such genres way too mellow for you. So, what does one do? Join the exciting field of fantasy-based HeavyMetal! Yes, metal is not just [[RockMeAsmodeus about Satan]]. Sometimes it's about [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Sauron]].

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So you're a big fan of fantasy. You've read all of Creator/JRRTolkien's works and you play ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' on a regular basis. However, you also want to be a musician and find [[FilkSong Filk]] and other such genres way too mellow for you. So, what does one do? Join the exciting field of fantasy-based HeavyMetal! Yes, metal is not just [[RockMeAsmodeus about Satan]]. Sometimes it's about [[Literature/LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]].



* Slough Feg's 2003 album ''{{Traveller}}'' takes the shape of a RockOpera based on the tabletop game of the same name. More references to the game are dropped on some of their other songs, like "Traders and Gunboats" and "Psionic Illuminations". And it is ''awesome''.

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* Slough Feg's 2003 album ''{{Traveller}}'' ''Music/{{Traveller}}'' takes the shape of a RockOpera based on the tabletop game of the same name. More references to the game are dropped on some of their other songs, like "Traders and Gunboats" and "Psionic Illuminations". And it is ''awesome''.
22nd Apr '17 7:28:38 PM StarSword
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* Several songs by the Finnish PowerMetal band Music/BattleBeast are based on Creator/KentaroMiura's DarkFantasy {{manga}} ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. These include "The Band of the Hawk" and "Victory". They also have songs based on ScienceFiction, like "[[Literature/{{Neuromancer}} Neuromancer]]".

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* Several songs by the Finnish PowerMetal band Music/BattleBeast are based on Creator/KentaroMiura's DarkFantasy {{manga}} ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. These include "The Band of the Hawk" and "Victory". They also have songs based on ScienceFiction, like "[[Literature/{{Neuromancer}} Neuromancer]]".Neuromancer]]" and two songs based on ''Film/TheMatrix''.
15th Apr '17 6:10:07 PM nombretomado
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* SoundHorizon: Just about the only band to ever make a [[SymphonicMetal Symphonic]]-[[ProgressiveRock Prog]] RockOpera about Grimm's FairyTales.
* ''The Gathering'' by Music/{{Delain}} is about MagicTheGathering.

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* SoundHorizon: Music/SoundHorizon: Just about the only band to ever make a [[SymphonicMetal Symphonic]]-[[ProgressiveRock Prog]] RockOpera about Grimm's FairyTales.
* ''The Gathering'' by Music/{{Delain}} is about MagicTheGathering.''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.



* Music/NanowarOfSteel, which parodies a lot of Metal genres, has a couple of such songs, including "Look At Two Reels" where they explain that you need to "read at least seventy times the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''" before listening to such a song.

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* Music/NanowarOfSteel, which parodies a lot of Metal genres, has a couple of such songs, including "Look At Two Reels" where they explain that you need to "read at least seventy times the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''" ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''" before listening to such a song.
9th Apr '17 5:17:50 PM nombretomado
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* Also, the italian band Highlord has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIvmfY81SqY&fmt=18 their own version]] of "[[SaintSeiya Pegasus Fantasy]]", which appeared in their album ''Breath of Eternity''. They also covered "[[DragonBall Cha-La, Head Cha-La]]" in ''Instant Madness'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QzVx5Q1mck seen here]]) and recently "[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Zankoku Na Tenshi No Teeze]]" in ''The Death Of The Artists'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13AXW22luOQ seen here]]) Too bad that those versions are [[NoExportForYou limited to Japan]].

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* Also, the italian Italian band Highlord has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIvmfY81SqY&fmt=18 their own version]] of "[[SaintSeiya "[[Manga/SaintSeiya Pegasus Fantasy]]", which appeared in their album ''Breath of Eternity''. They also covered "[[DragonBall Cha-La, Head Cha-La]]" in ''Instant Madness'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QzVx5Q1mck seen here]]) and recently "[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Zankoku Na Tenshi No Teeze]]" in ''The Death Of The Artists'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13AXW22luOQ seen here]]) Too bad that those versions are [[NoExportForYou limited to Japan]].
26th Mar '17 2:06:52 PM nombretomado
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* The entire "black side" of ''Music/{{Queen}} II'' (which includes "Seven Seas of Rhye", [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fairy_Feller%27s_Master-Stroke "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke"]], "OgreBattle", and "[[DoubleEntendre My Fairy King]]" from their second album.

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* The entire "black side" of ''Music/{{Queen}} II'' (which includes "Seven Seas of Rhye", [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fairy_Feller%27s_Master-Stroke "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke"]], "OgreBattle", "VideoGame/OgreBattle", and "[[DoubleEntendre My Fairy King]]" from their second album.
25th Mar '17 7:08:22 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The plot of Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''The Armageddon Rag'' revolves around a broken up band named [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Nazgûl]].
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[[folder:[[AC:Literature]]]]
* The plot of Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''The Armageddon Rag'' revolves around a broken up band named [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Nazgûl]].
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25th Mar '17 6:46:20 PM StarSword
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* {{Manowar}} - The heavy metal band that sings about how glorious metal is, how glorious Vikings are, how glorious Norse gods are, how glorious fighting is, and how glorious Vikings fighting for heavy metal Norse gods is. They're also of the opinion that the Norse Gods made heavy metal.
* BrocasHelm received a sudden boost in popularity from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' and fits this trope. Many songs are about knights in battle, and they even have a song called [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Helm's Deep]].

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* {{Manowar}} Music/{{Manowar}} - The heavy metal band that sings about how glorious metal is, how glorious Vikings are, how glorious Norse gods are, how glorious fighting is, and how glorious Vikings fighting for heavy metal Norse gods is. They're also of the opinion that the Norse Gods made heavy metal.
* BrocasHelm Music/BrocasHelm received a sudden boost in popularity from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' and fits this trope. Many songs are about knights in battle, and they even have a song called [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Helm's Deep]].



* A couple of songs by the Finnish metal band, Battle Beast, are based on Creator/KentaroMiura's DarkFantasy {{manga}}, ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. These include "The Band of the Hawk" and "Victory". They also have songs based on ScienceFiction, like "[[Literature/{{Neuromancer}} Neuromancer]]".

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* A couple of Several songs by the Finnish metal band, Battle Beast, PowerMetal band Music/BattleBeast are based on Creator/KentaroMiura's DarkFantasy {{manga}}, {{manga}} ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. These include "The Band of the Hawk" and "Victory". They also have songs based on ScienceFiction, like "[[Literature/{{Neuromancer}} Neuromancer]]".



* Many songs by Music/{{Nightwish}}, including "Elvenpath", "Wishmaster" (which directly references ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}''), "The Escapist", "Return To The Sea", "Nightquest" (which is also a brief history of the band), "7 Days To The Wolves" (based on ''Franchise/TheDarkTower''), and "White Night Fantasy". Their earlier material has more overt HeavyMithril than their more recent music.

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* Music/{{Nightwish}}:
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Many songs by Music/{{Nightwish}}, qualify, including "Elvenpath", "Wishmaster" (which directly references ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}''), "The Escapist", "Return To The Sea", "Nightquest" (which is also a brief history of the band), "7 Days To The Wolves" (based on ''Franchise/TheDarkTower''), and "White Night Fantasy". Their earlier material has more overt HeavyMithril than their more recent music.



** "Edema Ruh" from ''Endless Forms Most Beautiful'' crosses over with HeavyMeta. The song is ostensibly about the Edema Ruh, a society of [[TheBard traveling bards and entertainers]] in ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' by Creator/PatrickRothfuss. This is a description that also applies fairly well to Nightwish itself.



* Music/{{Kamelot}}: Their albums Epica and The Black Halo are concept albums based on the story of Faust. Incidentally, despite their name, "Shadow of Uther" is their only song based on King Arthur.
** So is the bonus track from Karma, "Once and Future King".
** The song "Across The Highlands", also on Karma, seems heavily influenced by Film/{{Highlander}}.

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* Music/{{Kamelot}}: Their albums Epica ''Epica'' and The ''The Black Halo Halo'' are concept albums based on the story of Faust. Incidentally, despite their name, {{Faust}}. "Shadow of Uther" is their only song based on King Arthur.
** So is the bonus track from Karma,
and "Once and Future King".
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King" are about Myth/KingArthur. The song "Across The Highlands", also on Karma, ''Karma'', seems heavily influenced by Film/{{Highlander}}.



* The Swedish group {{Sabaton}} primarily does songs about famous historical wars, but the song "Shadows" on the album ''Fist for Fight'' is about the Nazgul from ''Lord of the Rings''.

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* The Swedish group {{Sabaton}} Music/{{Sabaton}} primarily does songs about famous historical wars, but the song "Shadows" on the album ''Fist for Fight'' is about the Nazgul from ''Lord ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. "Birds of War" from the Rings''.same album is about ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.[[note]]''Fist for Fight'' was actually recorded as a pair of [=EPs=] that, along with ''Metalizer'', were delayed by their label at the time until after Sabaton had firmly adopted the military history theme with their effective debut album ''Primo Victoria''.[[/note]] On a lesser note, "Sparta" from their later album ''The Last Stand'', which is ostensibly about the ''historical'' Battle of Thermopylae, includes a number of {{Shout Out}}s to the movie ''Film/ThreeHundred''.
15th Mar '17 4:08:25 PM Doug86
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* [[http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=15105 Debauchery]] base some of their songs on Warhammer40k, with gems such as "Kill, Maim, Burn", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq47L-EBfJY Blood for the Blood God]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX6runzjoNk Blood God Rising]]".

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* [[http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=15105 Debauchery]] base some of their songs on Warhammer40k, ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', with gems such as "Kill, Maim, Burn", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq47L-EBfJY Blood for the Blood God]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX6runzjoNk Blood God Rising]]".
4th Mar '17 6:32:31 PM WillKeaton
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* This trope has been noticed, and [[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=0IgVPnhmVNE lovingly parodied]], by Music/{{Tripod}}. As Yon says, "We find them [Wolfmother] very encouraging. Because if you listen to the lyrics of that kind of music, you find that it's possible to be rock... yet, at the same time, be a massive ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' enthusiast."
* The Russian band [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemia Epidemia]].

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* This trope has been noticed, and [[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=0IgVPnhmVNE lovingly parodied]], parodied,]] by Music/{{Tripod}}. As Yon says, "We find them [Wolfmother] very encouraging. Because if you listen to the lyrics of that kind of music, you find that it's possible to be rock... yet, at the same time, be a massive ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' enthusiast."
* The Russian band [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemia Epidemia]].Epidemia.]]
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