Over in the weekly threads to watch thread I mentioned Battlelore
, an epic metal band from Finland. They dress up in fantasy LARPish costumes, and all of their lyrics are based on The Lord of the Rings.
Here are another two bands I've been listening to a lot recently:
(German) -- Awesome Epic Metal Band. They did a concept album called Nightfall in Middle-Earth
(Austrian) -- Has been described as Tolkien Black Metal
"Mirdautas Vras" off the new Oathbound
album is sung completely in the "black language of Mordor". (YES!)
Anyone else listening to bands with a strong fantasy/sci-fi/gamer element to them?