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Biography

  • Years Active

    2002 – present (20 years)

Hailing from Machado, Minas Gerais, Brazil, the band was formed in 2002, being then called Neverland. Still in the 2002, the group changes it's name to Lothlöryen, homaging one of it's bigger passions, J.R.R. Tolkien. Always working intensely, still before completing one year, the band released it's demo, Thousand Ways you the Same Land. At the time, the group was formed by Alessandro Nicolete (Bass), Elias P. Oliveira (Drums), Leonaldo Oliveira (Guitars/Vocals) and Wesley Soares (Guitars).

This work counted on the participation of a friend, Bruno Maia (Tuatha de Danann), in two songs and got excellent critical review in 100% of the vehicles where it was divulged, in the magazines Rock Brigade, Roadie Crew, Command Rock, Rock Underground and Valhalla (that it included the band a collection called Demo Section Vol. 1 , that congregated the fifteen better Brazilian demo bands) and sites as Heavy Metal Brazil, Brazil Law Metal, Strike, Whiplash, amongst others.

The Lothlöryen possess inspirations that go of Beatles, Jethro Tull and Led Zeppellin until Savatage, Gamma Ray, Running Wild, Tuatha de Danann, Grave Digger and Blind Guardian, this as bigger influence. With good taste and personality, the musicians had constituted a pleasant and difficult sound to define. To each music of the Lothlöryen you go discovering new nuance of the sound that involves us as magic.

In 2003/2004 the Lothlöryen if presents in important regional festivals, being at this invited time to touch in the Blackmore Rock Bar (São Paulo). The band already if divided palco with some of the best national bands, as Tuatha de Danann, Torture Squad, Sagitta, Monster, Tiger Cult, Atomica, Holy Sagga, Fates Prophecy, Velhas Virgens, Andralls, among others, always getting a warm receptividade on the part of the public. Still in 2003, the band reformulates its Line-Up with the entrances of João Messias (b) and Geovani Corsini (d) and the incursion of the tecladista Dꮩs Souza, who came to give more consistency to the sound of the group.

In the 2005, the band release, in partnership with Force Majeure Records, the so awaited Of Bards and Madmen, album surprises to that they discover it, therefore, although to have been done without the use of studios, famous producers or tracers, the work in nothing must to the launchings of tip of the national metal and world-wide, being a pride for who it raises the flag of ours underground .

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