RingQuest: Tolkien, A Ring, Heavy Metal & Paul Raymond Gregory

Written By The Wagnerian on Friday, 11 August 2017 | 6:52:00 pm

We are often surprised by how many people with an interest in Wagner - and the Ring cycle in particular - also have an interest in Tolkien and the Lord Of The Rings. At the same time, we find a greater than expected number with an interest in heavy metal music (but then a number of metal legends have cited Wagner as an influence - even if "traditional metal" has structurally closer links to baroque).

Given this and that today is the beginning of probably the best European Heavy Metal festival this side of Wacken - Bloodstock Open Air (BOA)  and that Bloodstock was founded by Tolkien and heavy metal album artist Paul Raymond Gregory we thought the following documentary might be of interest to someone.