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Tengwar

From: Argentina
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Tengwar News

Below is our complete Tengwar news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Tengwar Recruits New Guitarist

Folk metal act Tengwar, which recently split with two of the band's members, has now issued the following brief announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:

"Tengwar has a new guitarist! Martín Príncipe - HALATIR in Tengwar's world - will be on charge of electric and acoustic guitars without leaving choirmaster responsabilities nor vocal arrengement participation. We welcome him to his new function. Hail!"

You can also check out Tengwar's music by heading over to the band's official MySpace music profile.

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Tengwar Splits With Two Members

Folk metal act Tengwar, which recently released the new album "The Halfling Forth Shall Stand," has issued the following update about parting ways with two of the band's members:

"Tengwar has today the difficult task to make public the parting of two of its members: Lian and Nighurath, who leave to concentrate themselves on their own projects. Tengwar thanks both of them for unconditional effort and support given throughout these years treasuring in memory the good times shared. We wish our leaving companions all the best both in life and music and, for sure, we will meet again on many stages.

"We all in Tengwarthank and appreciate our fans' comprehension and support at this particular moment. The march goes on. The way is almost beginning. There is Tengwar for long time! There soon will be more news."

You can check out the song "War Begins" from the band's new album here, or view the cover artwork below. More...

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Tengwar Posts Song From Upcoming Album

Folk metal band Tengwar has posted the song "War Begins" online, which is from the band's upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien themed album "The Halfling Forth Shall Stand." You can check out the song in the clip below.

The band also commented:

"Track 04 from the new album 'The Halfling Forth Shall Stand..." which is the first part of a conceptual work concerning the matters of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous trilogy. More than an hour of mighty Celtic and Medieval rooted folk metal in an astonishing
epic trip along the realms of Middle-Earth.

"Front Cover artwork by Kris Verwimp (Arkona, Suidakra, Vintersorg, etc), desing by Valgorth The Hammmerblaze (Lost Horizon, Black Majesty, etc). Release date in Argentina: March 2011."

You can also view the cover artwork here, or check out Metalunderground.com's look into Tengwar in an entry of the "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column at this location.

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Tengwar Posts New Album Art

Argentina based folk metal band Tengwar has posted the cover artwork online for the band's upcoming album "The Halfling Forth Shall Stand." You can check out the artwork below. The band also commented on the album and artwork:

"The Halfling Forth Shall Stand is the first part of a conceptual work concerning the matters of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous trilogy. More than an hour of mighty Celtic and Medieval rooted folk metal in an astonishing epic trip along the realms of Middle-Earth.

"Front Cover artwork by Kris Verwimp (Arkona, Suidakra, etc), desing by Valgorth The Hammmerblaze (Lost Horizon, Black Majesty, Skiltron, etc). Original Logo by Adrián Gutiérrez/Thorvi Fairstone.

"Rise your horn up! Let your axe and sword be sharpened! Come and join the fellowship!"

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Tengwar Announces New Album Track Listing

Argentina based folk metal act Tengwar has announced the band's upcoming album will be titled "The Halfling Forth Shall Stand." The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Return of the Shadow
2. A Long Expected Fading
3. The Halfling's Rise
4. War Begins
5. Marching South
6. Snow and Defeat
7. The Password
8. A Dwarf Sings in The Dark
9. Fire and Shadow Defied
10. The Pilgrim's Gone
11. In the Land of the Golden Trees
12. Farewell
13. The Swan
14. Uruks
15. The Bearer's Choice

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Tengwar Finishes Mixing New Album

Argentina based folk metal act Tengwar has issued the following brief update about mixing a new album:

"New album, The Halfling Forth Shall Stand... Mixing sessions already finished! Release is at hand, will be meeting very soon on the field!"

You can also check out Tengwar's music via the band's official MySpace page. Additional details on the new Tengwar album will be announced as they are made available.

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Unearthing The Folk Metal Underground

Each week with "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we’ll be spotlighting a few quality lesser known bands in an attempt to spread the word and expose acts that make the underground great. This week we head into a genre that combines two seemingly irreconcilable styles – traditional folk music and heavy metal. Despite what might appear like water and oil, folk music mixes exceedingly well with both traditional metal and extreme styles such as death or black metal. Folk metal is currently dominated by big names like Korpiklaani, Finntroll, and Eluveitie. Anyone who digs a little deeper will find a host of unknowns bands just as capable of making metal heads want to raise a tankard or march off to Mordor.

Tengwar

There’s a joke in the metal world about all bands being inspired by Satan, Lovecraft, or Tolkien. It turns out it’s not just the Europeans who can’t get enough of the epic “The Lord of the Rings” series, though. You can now throw Argentina on that list, with Tengwar drawing their name from the language created by Tolkien.

Tengwar starts with a base of traditional instruments, and then adds the guitars in to augment the music, showing off a huge Celtic influence that is more “folk” than “metal.” The range of instruments found in Tengwar’s music is staggering, covering the gamut of what folk can provide. Galician bagpipes, recorders, flutes, mandolins, tin whistles, and fiddles all make appearances throughout the music.

The clean vocals are done in an epic rock and roll style, keeping up the sweeping and grand ideals of the source material. In some parts the music speeds up and almost approaches a Korpiklaani-esque happy drinking atmosphere. Tengwar is currently working on a full-length album titled “The Halfling’s Rise,” and songs from the “Tengwesta Quendion” EP are available for streaming via the band’s MySpace page.

Footage of the band performing a self-titled track and the song “Bear Skin” (poor sound on this clip) can be seen below.

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