Elvenking have released the first video from their new album Era. The chosen song was "The Loser" and the video can be seen below. It was written and directed by Simone Vrech. The Italian power/folk outfit is gearing up for the release of their new output on September 14th under AFM Records.
Italian power/folk metal band Elvenking has issued a new update this time regarding their new yet-untitled, upcoming album and the guest musicians that will be featured on it. The band writes: "This summer is magical boys and girls! We hope you are already enjoying your summer holidays or that you planning your trips and your relax time."
"As you know the new Elvenking album is ready and it will be hopefully released in September 2012. We will inform you about the final release date as soon as we'll have more news about it. We'll try to give you some updates about the new album every week. In the meantime we are preparing things around the new video clip shooting and we will film it while you'll have a swim at your favourite pool or a good hot night at the seaside!"
Italian power/folk metal band Elvenking has released the following updates: "Hey everybody! We just got back from Rhapsody Of Fire tour where we had a blast with the guys, their crew and especially with the great fans we met on the road! But now it's time to move on, and we have tons of new things for you coming up! So... let's go!"
Italian power folk metallers Elvenking have checked in with the following update:
"At the moment we are building up a new rehearsal room, where we'll soon start working on the new album material. A lot of new songs and ideas have been written and we will put something together soon and see what is going to happen. But it is too soon to talk about this. We will try to keep you informed on the progress.
Even if we will keep on working on the new album songs for all the Fall it does not mean we will be far from the stages. And what a great Fall we will have! If someone of you remember correctly it is exactly 10 years since the release of our debut album Heathenreel (yes, it was 2001, gosh!) so we want to celebrate this birthday in a proper way! So we will be on stage in Fall 2011 for a number of gigs with a lot of songs from the famous first album plus another choice of songs from the other albums rarely or never played live! It will be something special you do not have to miss!!! It's "10 years in Heathenry"!"
After 12 years with the band, drummer Zender had left Elvenking. The band commented:
"We had a wonderful journey with Zender in these long 12 years. Thinking about where we started together back in the time and what we have achieved along the path it really looks incredible. We were a bunch of kids when we started together with nothing but a dream, and now we are here. We cannot feel anything but proud and we are sure Zender feels exactly the same. Being in a band like Elvenking it is not the easiest thing in the world, since you are not that big to live out of your passion, but you're big enough to have a lot of stress, busy days, lots of things to do and manage, long travels, flights, etc etc. The split has been in total friendship and with no bad blood at all. Zender came to visit the band in the rehearsal room also the other day to share some words and drinks together. All Elvenking members, crew and friends wish Zender all the best possible for his future and we're sure our roads will cross again sooner or later"
"The Cabal", the new video from Italian metallers Elvenking, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed on June 5-6 with director Mirco Andreis, who previously worked with the band on "The Divided Heart" video.
"The Cabal" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Red Silent Tides, which will be released on September 17 in Europe (November 9 in North America) via AFM Records. Everything you need to know about this album was previously reported here.
Italian metallers Elvenking have set Red Silent Tides as the title of their new album. The release date (as well as different edition details of the album) will be announced soon.
The CD was recorded at Piranha studios in Karsdolf, Germany with producer Dennis Ward (Angra, Pink Cream 69, Primal Fear). The album's cover artwork was created by Samuel Araya, who has previously worked on Cradle Of Filth's Thornography CD.
Red Silent Tides cover art] tracklist:
02. The Last Hour
03. Silence De Mort
04. The Cabal
07. Your Heroes Are Dead
08. Those Days
09. This Nightmare Will Never End
10. What's Left Of Me
11. The Play Of The Leaves
"The mix of the new album is finally done! Dennis Ward has completed the works on all the songs and the final result sounds amazing. We are all very satisfied about the album and we are really proud of the work done. Dennis is overlooking themastering session at House of Audio studios (DE) where Jurgen Lusky is giving the final touch."
Now you have just to wait for the official release date. We will give you news as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can listen to the brand new track "The Cabal", available on the band's MySpace. Check it out!
Italian metallers Elvenking have issued the following update on their official website:
''While the band is still around Europe playing (thanks to all the fans who came to our latest gigs!) the Elvenking machine is still going on at full speed behind the scenes.
At the moment Dennis Ward is mixing the album in Germany, while on the other side of the planet, artist Samuel Araya (you probably remember him for the (in)famous Cradle Of Filth's Thornography cover for example) is giving life to the atmospheres contained in the album through his paintings.
And while the album production is taking its final shape, the band is ready to shoot the video for the new track "The cabal" on June 5th and 6th, with director Mirco Andreis who previously worked with the band on "The Divided Heart" video.
Italian metallers Elvenking have issued the following update:
"Those who already saw the band in action on stage in the last year will recognize Rafahel, who already played a lot of gigs with the band around Italy and Europe."
The band adds: "We are happy and excited to have Rafahel on board with us. We have been playing with him for more than a year now, and we decided to make his role official inside Elvenking". We're sure that Rafahel's amazing guitar technique and masterdom will be a great weapon to take advantage of in the songwriting of the next Elvenking album."
Elvenking have announced that, "Two Tragedy Poets (...And A Caravan Of Weird Figures)" will be the name of the new acoustic album. It will be released in digipack and jewel case editions and will be preceded by an online single.
The release date is November 14th for Europe, via AFM Records, while the dates for the other countries will be announced soon.
"Two Tragedy Poets (...And A Caravan Of Weird Figures)" cover art] tracklisting:
01. The Caravan Of Weird Figures
02. Another Awful Hobs Tale
03. From Blood To Stone
04. Ask A Silly Question
05. She Lives At Dawn
06. The Winter Wake
07. Heaven Is A Place On Earth
08. My Own Spider's Web
09. Not My Final Song
10. The Blackest Of My Hearts
The Italian Folk Metallers have posted the following update on their official site regarding their new acoustic album:
''...and the acoustic album is finally ready! Everything is done. It's been a hell of a ride, for sure the hardest work was to stay in the deadlines but in the end we reached the goal and we're here. The mix has been done the last days of July in the lands of Germany with Martin Buchwalter at Gernhart studios, and Achim Koehler gave the final touch with the right mastering at Indiscreet Audio.
In the meantime also photo sessions and work on the cover and layout have been done...have we told you that the thing has been handled once again by Gyula Havancsák as for The Winter Wake and The Scythe covers? So you know what to expect.
Italian metallers Elvenking have some news regarding their upcoming album on their website:
It's been a while since the release of our last album "The Scythe", which moved a whirlwind of different reactions on the metal crowd (thing that we love so much ) and is growing as a great success for this band.
Now we'd like to announce that Elvenking are working on a brand new exciting project. The next release from Elvenking will be another great challenge, something that once again will create curiosity: a totally acoustic album.
So no hard riffing and headbanging amount of metallic mayhem this time, but softer, romantic but still strong and emotional rhymes in music. We can consider this as an experiment, something that shows once again how much this band needs everytime new paths to follow and to express itself and its musical ideas.