Plagues Upon Arda

by Khazaddum

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schulerbenson Finally a band who embraces Tolkien lore through no-nonsense death metal. In addition to knowing their way around the Legendarium, these dudes also wear their musical influences prominently on their sleeves. Hints of more technically-inclined acts like Nile and Suffocation come together with meathead slam riffs from bands like Pathology and Dying Fetus. Good stuff.
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Paul Pannick Ochtrup Death Metal with a Tolkien theme throughout. While keeping the incredible ferociousness laid down in spades on the "In Dwarven Halls" EP, Khazaddum ups the ante with well-written orchestral pieces that do not drown the overall sound. This enhancement is executed perfectly and only serves to bolster the juggernaut that is Khazaddum. Highly recommended.
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    releases August 19, 2017

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The Halls of Khazad-Dum
The Deathless Crown
Lord of Isengard
Legion of the White Hand
The Fell Rider's Scourge
The Black Hand of Gorthaur
Shelob the Great
Oathbreaker's Curse


Plagues Upon Arda is Khazaddum's first full length release.


releases August 19, 2017

Luka Djordjevic - Vocals / Lyrics
Alex Rausa- Guitars
Tony Cannizzaro - Bass
Peter Kissane- Drums

Plagues Upon Arda was recorded at No Passenger Studio by Spencer Fox and Trae Titus.
Trae Titus - Symphonics
Album cover art by Kosta Djordjevic and digitally painted by Matt Zeilinger.
All other art by Luka and Kosta Djordjevic.



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Khazaddum Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Khazaddum is a J.R.R. Tolkien based death metal band from Milwaukee Wisconsin. Established in 2014, the goal was to create music that captured the epic feel and scope of storytelling comprising the immense Tolkien mythology. Drawing influences from death metal greats such as Nile, Morbid Angel, and Behemoth, Khazaddum caries on the tradition of both a technical and melodic approach. ... more

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Track Name: Masters of the Plains
South of Gondor, from land of Harad
Desperate people, aligned with a dark god
Ruled from Umbar, scarcity their fate
Desert dwellers, slaves to Melkor great

Melkor the great

From a land of toil and strain, the Haradrim knew of only pain
They sought deliverance from their strife, swearing fealty to Sauron

Descending from Antani, known as Black Men
Southrons lead by warlord, clans of nomads
Following the Witch King, clash on Pelennor Fields
Mûmakil masters, taming warbeasts

South of Gondor, from land of Harad
Desperate people, aligned with a dark god

Corrupted by Gorthaur, his wayfaring horde
Facing Rohirrim, Minas Tirith their goal
By despots lead, the Haradrim bands
Casting a shadow, on Gondorian lands