The band was formed in Tbilisi (Georgia) in 2001, and was named Tanelorn. Its initial genre was Neo-Classic/Folk Metal. In 2006, the band changed its name to Defenders of Tanelorn due to commercial reasons. It was hard to find musicians with suitable style and experience. In may 2011 the band was renamed back to Tanelorn as it was planned before. But with this change the folk was banished from their music.