Elite Tauren Chieftains

A couple of days ago, some old friends and I wanted to get a feel of our old favorite instance Karazhan. I figured the fastest way to get there, was to use the Direbrew’s Remote and fly from Thorium Point to Stonard. So we ended up at the Grim Guzzler in Blackrock Depths.


Once in the tavern, someone spoke to an NPC called Ognip Blastbolt (that’s a Goblin name if I ever heard one) which triggered an event I had no idea existed. Out of nowhere, The Elite Tauren Chieftains started playing Power of the Horde. The show lasted for about 5 minutes with fireworks and everything!

Copy and paste the following console command in game to hear it anytime:

/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\DMF_L70ETC01.mp3")

Their actual name is “The Artists Formerly known as Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain”, abbreviated as TAFKAL80ETC for simplicity… The band members are all people working at Blizzard.

Mike Morhaime is Maï’Kyl bass player and, as a hobby, also president and co-founder of Blizzard… Samwise Didier is Samuro the lead singer and art director of Blizzard Entertainement. Chris Sigaty is Sig Nicious the rythm guitarist and lead producer of Starcraft II. Dave Berggren is Bergrisst the lead guitarist and finally Alan Dabiri is Chief Thunder-Skins, the drummer. Also known as the guy who likes to hang out with musicians.

Silvermoon City, where the party is at...

Besides summoning them in BRD (if you have the Direbrew Remote), you can see the band hanging out on a balcony in Silvermoon City as part of a Children’s quest, Now, When I Grow Up… They also play at the World’s End Tavern in Shattrath City every 3 hours.

Hot and steamy!

Another fun thing I discovered about the Grim Guzzler that night is that when you turn in the quest The Love Potion, Mistress Nagmara runs out with Private Rocknot. You can find them under a stairway flirting like shy teenagers…


By the way, we actually never even went to Karazhan that night and, instead, went to clear Molten Core and a lot of fun was had by everyone.

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