Gurthang comes from J. R. R. Tolkien's book "Silmarilion" and refers to the sword of Túrin Turambar. Gurthang means "Iron of death" in Sindarin. There is more than one band named after this sword: 1. Gurthang is a Polish black/funeral doom metal band formed in 2010 in Lublin. Basing their lyrics on depression, loneliness, death, misanthropy and loss. They have released 4 full length albums to date, some EPs, singles and demos. Additionally they appear on various compilations. The band includes members of Beyond Life, Cosmic Despair and 54r.