Tamerlan Empire is playing a fusion of symphonic black-metal with Central Asian Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms. The style has taken the aggressiveness of Black Metal and blend in an eastern sounding tone that reflects Tamerlan Empire ideology. The following has been a creative challenge to arrange music in both a western and eastern style while retaining the metal format. The results is a unique sound that can be identified as Tamerlan Empire!
Tamerlan Empire, Australian black metal band from Sydney, was formed by the drummer Khan in 2011. From the early stages of the band, Khan’s focus was on playing an aggressive atmospheric style of black metal that was unique to Tamerlan Empire. Guitarist Ghorr joined and together with Khan started to write the first Tamerlan Empire music.
Khan, taking influences from his home country Uzbekistan, started to introduce the traditional music into the song writing process. Soon after this, Ferus joined as a second guitarist and was immediately drawn to the task of fusing traditional Middle Eastern music into black metal.
In 2012 Khan, Ghorr and Ferus started to capture the early Tamerlan by various recording sessions which became the demo Isfahan’s Fall. Joined by Varuna on Session bass, Vizier on keyboards and Ghorr taking on vocal duties the band completed the demo mid 2015.
With a full line up the band has performed live shows across the east coast of Australia during 2014-2015.
Khan - Drums and Percussion
Ghorr - Guitars
Ferus - Guitars
Vizier - Keyboard
“Tamerlan” (Timurlan, Amir Temur, Timurleng, Timur Khan), once a powerful emperor, was the source of lyrical content of the band that also reflected its unique sound. Not only are the songs about the past emperor's battles and conquests but have drawn a much deeper influence from his dark brutal side and strategic mind that were observed in his detailed forward-thinking many steps ahead of the enemies and allies, unbridled cruelty and archness; the songs also highlight the overlord’s great interest and contribution to science, politics, architecture, astronomy and literature during his reign.
The band doesn't follow any religious, anti-religious or political concepts and has its own view and opinion on every instance.