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Defenders of Tanelorn

Defenders of Tanelorn

Defenders of Tanelorn


The band was formed in Tbilisi (Georgia) in the January of 2001, and was named Tanelorn. Its initial genre was Neo-Classic/Folk Metal. Out of the 6 original members, only two are still playing there today: Revaz Dekanozishvili (guitars) and Vadim Kurochkin (drums/percussion). The current lead vocalist, Revaz’s cousin Michael Chikviladze, joined Tanelorn in 2003, after the first vocalist left the band. In the spring of 2006, the band changed its name to Defenders of Tanelorn due to commercial reasons. Read more on Last.fm
The band was formed in Tbilisi (Georgia) in the January of 2001, and was named Tanelorn. Its initial genre was Neo-Classic/Folk Metal. Out of the 6 original members, only two are still playing there today: Revaz Dekanozishvili (guitars) and Vadim Kurochkin (drums/percussion). The current lead vocalist, Revaz’s cousin Michael Chikviladze, joined Tanelorn in 2003, after the first vocalist left the band.

In the spring of 2006, the band changed its name to Defenders of Tanelorn due to commercial reasons. The bass player – Roman Kasumov – was invited by Michael to join the band in 2006, after DoT has gone through two other bass players. Roman fit in well, and today, along with Revaz, Michael, and Vadim, he is the backbone of the band. However, there has been a constant problem with the keyboard and the second guitar players, because it was hard to find musicians with suitable style and experience.

In 2003, after one of Tanelorn’s establishers – Dmitry Eliseev (keyboards) – left, it took the band a lot of efforts until they were finally able to find a replacement – George Sarkisov – who then left as well, due to some personal problems in winter of 2007. Tanelorn performed without keyboards until the January of 2008, when young and talented Nino Esiava joined and revived the instrument. She also brought in a new guitar player – Zurab Toroshelidze – who also left the band in a while. For yet another month the band was looking for an umpteenth guitar replacement, when accidentally, through an online forum, Michael met George Eradze, who was just 14 y.o.

at the time, and offered him to join DoT. In June of 2009, Nino left to continue her education in a conservatory, and George Sarkisov rejoined Tanelorn on keyboards, though due to some personal troubles he had to leave the band in september 2010. Genadi Bagalishvili replaced George on keyboards. In March 2011 Beka Sinjikashvili replaced George Eradze.

In may 2011 the band was renamed back to Tanelorn as it was planned before. Current genre of Tanelorn is Melodic Death / Folk metal Current members: Revaz Dekanozishvili - Guitars Vadim Kurochkin - Drums/Percussion Roman Kasumov - Bass Michael Chikviladze - Vocals Beka Sinjikashvili - Guitars Genadi Bagalishvili - Keyboards Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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