Everything what everyone should know about Doriath. Do you know the questions of kind: What is Doriath? When did Doriath originate? What does Pidess like? etc.? No?? Then read on! :-))

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2004 Demo
2007 Time Bands Cup 2007 - advance to quarterfinal
2007 Skutečná liga 2007 - 4th position (117 amateurish bands registrated)

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Where did it come from?

So it is not so comlicated. Once I was sitting home (and it´s been a few years back) and I was thinking about a name of our band.Nothing good didn´t cross my mind and so I took a book, the first which was at hand and began to browse through. The name of the book was Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and there I found two names, which I quite liked. First one was Doriath and the second one was Lorien. Fortunatelly we decided for the first version. Because ex-Shalom or Oceán or what the gays were called chose the name for their band. :-))

What is Doriath actually?

In the Second star age king of Gray elfs Thingol and his wife Maia Melian established Sindar kingdom Doriath in Belerian woods. During four star times the land of Gray elfs from Doriath and the royal court in Thousand caves Menegroth got richer and richer and were the most powerfull in Middle-earth. However in the First sun age the lands of Beleriand became the main battlefield for the Noldor elfs and the Dark enemy Moroth in the unfortunate War for Jewels. Queen Melian wished to protect Gray elfs from that conflict, so she created a powerfull protective magic for Doriath, which defended all evil beings to enter. And Doriath became famous as the Hidden Kingdom. Thus all the elfs form Doriath were in save for the most part of the First sun age. Except Doriath all Belerian kingdoms were destroyed. However Sindar were pulled in the conflict, too, when one of the jewels, Silmarils, got into the hands of Thingol. Nogrod dwarfs betrayed their fellows for this jewel and killed Thingol. After the Thingol death, Melian left the Middle-earth, her protective magic was stopped and dwarfs fell in Doriath. Sindar in Doriath pull together for a short time during rule of Thingol´s grandson, king Dior, but the cursed possession of Silmaril lend to Dior death from Noldor elfs. After his death and second desolation of Menegroth the Gray elfs left Doriath destroyed. When the War of Anger ended the First sun age, Doriath drowned in the sea with other Belerian lands.

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Birth of the band, or how everything began

Everything written from the beginning.
Once upon a time, around 1991 Dave establishes band Senátor. The style and aim of the band was mostly on entertainment music and even we had played at an action. :-) The group was: Hanuš - the bassguitar, Honza Dežo Dresler - the guitar, Jirka Motl - scream. After about a year the band changed the name for Doriath (see up) and Pavel Jelínek replaced Dežo, Pepa Valenta became a singer and second guitar was Renek Malínský. Like that we functioned for about 150 000 years (by my estimation :-)) , then everything changed dramaticly, Honza "Piškot" came and after all the changes, because of different ideas and attitudes to music and style of music, only Dave, Pidess and Piškot stayed. Pepa started to ding with band Melissa and Pavel played with Great. Doriath set off the complicated journey of progressive rock and played on almost 3 years without a singer. But then the salvation appeared in Kája Mrázová (Tvrdíková), who rose to the occasion more then excellently and first studio demo was recorded. It was in 2004. In spring 2006, Kája who had left for a half a year came agin to sing and in autumn, Markéta Bínová came to support the band as a second equivalent voice and with Kája make an interesting duet together. Which pushes the band on a higher level, as well as e new member Petr (PetrOff). PetrOff came at the end of 2006 as a keyboardist, Doriath has got a great complete sound and poeple respond to these changes very positively. Futhur on band Doriath concentrate only on progress and what will be next we´ll see. You can listen to the demo here and photos are here. So wish Doriath well and if you like good live and harder music, then here is the right place to look. You will know where you can see and hear us! ;-)


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Current members 2008

Karolina "Kája" Mrázová - vocal
Markéta "Marky" Bínová - vocal
Honza "Piškot" Pischnoth - guitar
David "Dave" Papoušek - drums
Hanuš "Pidess" Papoušek - bass

Doriath in 2007

Karolina "Kája" Mrázová - vocal
Markéta "Marky" Bínová - vocal
Honza "Piškot" Pischnoth - guitar
David "Dave" Papoušek - drums
Hanuš "Pidess" Papoušek - bass
Petr "PetrOff" Maliňák - keyboard

Doriath in 1995 - 2001

Pepa Valenta - vocal
Pavel "Srny" Jelínek - guitar
Honza "Piškot" Pischnoth - guitar
Hanuš "Pidess" Papoušek - bass
David "Dave" Papoušek - drums

Doriath in 1992 - 1995

Pepa Valenta - vocal
Pavel "Srny" Jelínek - guitar
René Malínský - guitar
Hanuš "Pidess" Papoušek - bass
David "Dave" Papoušek - drums

Doriath in 1991 - 1992

Jirka Motl - vocal
Honza "Dežo" Dresler - guitar
Hanuš "Pidess" Papoušek - bass
David "Dave" Papoušek - drums