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Dünedain is a melodic power metal group from Avila, Spain. The group's name was inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien, and the group's lyrics focus on themes of fantasy and magic, as well as personal struggles. The group formed in 1996, initially consisting of guitarist/vocalist Tony Delgado along with drummer Miguel Arias and guitarist Mariano Sánchez, with help from bassist Javier Arias. Jacin joined the group as a bassist in June of 1997, and became the group's lead vocalist in 2000. The group members spent several years learning their instruments and developing their sound, finally recording their first demo and playing their first concerts in 2002.
Dünedain's self-titled, self-released full-length arrived in 2004. After an ill-fated record deal fell through, La Luz de Mi Oscuridad was released by Akeloo, featuring reworked old material as well as new songs. Jacin switched to secondary vocals in 2009. As Dünedain toured across Spain in 2009, they released Buscando el Norte in two parts, compiling both onto one disc in 2010. The group toured with fellow Spanish metal band Zenobia in 2010, and released a split DVD, Unidos por el Metal en Concierto, the following year. The self-released full-length album Mágica appeared in 2012.
In 2013, Jacin left the band for personal reasons, and Jesus Izko began to contribute bass and vocals to the group. The single "1000 Golpes" was released in 2013, followed by "Melancolía" in 2014. The 2015 single "Por los Siglos de los Siglos" was the group's first release with new vocalist Carlos Sanz. ~ Paul Simpson
- Avila, Spain
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