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Elvenking

Formed: 1997
From: Sacile, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Elvenking News

Below is our complete Elvenking news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Elvenking Completes Basic Tracks For New Album

Elvenking has issued the following studio update:

"The recording sessions of the new album at Piranha studios in Germany with Dennis Ward are now done. Drums, guitars, bass and vocals have been completed. As promised next week you will find the complete report of the sessions."

"The guys are now back in Italy where they will work on the remaining things (violin, choirs, some extra stuff here and there) in order to complete all the material and give everything back to Dennis Ward for the final mix."

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Elvenking Members Collaborate with Trick or Treat

Elvenking has issued the following update:

"The band is still in the studio... drums, bass and guitars are all done, these days Damna is recording the vocals, he's gone through 8 songs already, 3 are missing. In the next days the band will start to post a Studio Blog where you'll get the chance to have more details and some cool pics."

"In other news, Damna and Lethien were happy to collaborate with Italian band TRICK OR TREAT in a very funny project! Here's the link to a song they've recorded together a metal version of the Italian anime song 'David Gnomo.'" More...

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Elvenking Enters The Studio

Guitarist Aydan of Italian power metal band Elvenking has issued the following update:

"Hi everyone, so we’re finally ready! On Friday March, 19th we will travel to Germany to reach Piranha studios, where producer Dennis Ward is gonna wait for us with open arms (hopefully!)
Zender cannot wait to hit hard on his drums to lay down the basis for all the new songs. We have 11 new tracks to lay down and we are extremely excited about the new material and really curious to see it developed in the final form and to hear how it will sound in the end. We will try to keep you updated on the recordings as often as possible.”

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Elvenking To Begin Recording New Album

Italian power metal band Elvenking has issued the following update:

"American/German top producer Dennis Ward (Angra, Pink Cream 69, Primal Fear, etc) will produce Elvenking new album. The recordings will start on March 20th at Piranha studios in Karsdolf (Germany). Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner) will also take the role of executive producer in the whole process. A possible release date for the new album can be expected in September 2010."

"On the live side we confirm Elvenking will play at the Italian Headbangers Fest with other 10 Italian bands like DGM, Secret Sphere, Trick or Treat and many other great ones. Here are the dates:

April 24th @ STAZIONE BIRRA - ROMA
April 25th @ MATRIOSKA – MODENA"

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Elvenking Announces Czech Shows

Italian power metal band Elvenking has issued the following update:

"2010 will be a great year for ELVENKING, with the new album on the way and a lot of live appearances on European (and maybe beyond stages). To start with, we announce two new live dates in Czech Republic with Vision Divine and Mob Rules:

March 12th, Prague - Music Hall Exit Chmelnice
March 13th, Brno - FAVAL music circus"

Drummer Zender comments, “We cannot wait to be back to Czech Republic! We love the fans over there and the promoters are wonderful guys!” More live dates to be announced soon.

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Elvenking Issues Studio Update

Italian power metal band ELVENKING have completed the pre production of 5 new songs.

Guitarist Aydan comments, “We have recorded some of the new songs in a demo shape, in order to better understand the musical direction of the album and to put something on the table to discuss the new album details, talking about studios, producers, etc. Now we will go further into details with our labels and managements and we will let you know soon about when and where.”

Vocalist Damna adds “It’s been really useful to hear some of the new songs recorded, it's helping a lot in trying to focus on what we want to achieve with the new stuff and it's also a good occasion to drink a couple of shots together!" More...

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Elvenking Begins Work on New Album

Elvenking has issued the following update:

"ELVENKING announces that the band will take a break from live activities in order to concentrate on the works for the new album. Until the end of 2009, the only gigs will be on December, 19th and 20th supporting Skyclad in Prato and Bergamo (ITA)...those who know this band it’s gonna be a chance not to be missed! But new live gigs are already confirmed for the next season."

"ELVENKING will be on stage for the first time in Russia in April!" More...

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Elvenking Announces New Violinist, Lethien

Elvenking has confirmed the addition of their session violinist Lethien as a full time member of the band.

Elvenking comments, "LETHIEN has been an excellent presence on stage with ELVENKING since March 2009 but he has never been introduced officially. So here he is! He's gonna take Elyghen's job on stage and in the rehearsal room!"

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Elvenking Announces Italian Tour Dates

Italian power metal band Elvenking has announced the following Italian tour dates:

08 OCT - Urban - Perugia (ITA)
16 OCT - Motorockas - Mozzate, Como (ITA)
31 OCT - Deposito Giordani - Halloween Party - Pordenone (ITA)
20 DEC - Soundtrack - supp. SKYCLAD - Arcene, Bergamo (ITA)

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Elvenking Begins Writing New Album

Italian power metal band, Elvenking, has issued the following update regarding the writing of their new album:

"Elvenking have started rehearsing some new songs - the first songs that could be part of the next album! This time the band is working in a slightly different way compared to 'The scythe' and the 'Two Tragedy Poets' sessions." More...

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Elvenking Guitarist Breaks Shoulder Skiing

Italian metallers Elvenking have issued the following announcement about their guitarist breaking his shoulder in a skiing accident:

"We’re sorry to inform you that Saturday March 7th guitarist Aydan broke his shoulder in a ski accident. He’s been forced to undergo surgery in order to reduce the damages.

“I was skiing with some friends” reports Aydan “I don’t know exactly what happened but I lost my skis and jumped above, landing heavily with my shoulders and face on a block of ice hard as concrete. My shoulder was broken and I was operated on Thursday 12th. The doctors placed a metal plate fixed with 9 screws in order to maintain the bone. Pretty cool! Now I am finally back home but I still cannot move the arm. Obviously I am not able to play guitar at the moment, but I will do anything to be able to be back on stage as soon as possible”.

"Elvenking will use the services of guitarist Leonardo… replacing Aydan for the upcoming March live dates."

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Elvenking Announces Spring Tour Dates

Italian metal band, Elvenking, have announced the following spring tour dates:

03/22 - Thunderoad – Codevilla - PV (IT) – Secret Sphere 10 years party
03/27 - The rock Temple - Kerkrake (NL)
03/28 - Treibsand, Lubeck (DE)
04/10 - Stonehenge, Arcole - VE (IT)
04/16 - Pit’s Kneipe, Hachenburg (DE)
04/17 - Metal Inferno Festival, Paderborn (DE)
05/29 - Exit Chmelnice Music Hall, Prague (CZ)
05/30 - Faval Music Circus, Brno (CZ)
08/13-15 – Summer Breeze festival, Dinkelsbuehl (DE)

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Additional Bands Confirmed For Summer Breeze 2009

Three more bands have been confirmed for the 2009 Summer Breeze Open Air Festival, which will take place in Germany. The new additions are Elvenking, God Dethroned, and Unearth. A listing of the other bands previously confirmed can be viewed below. More...

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Elvenking Announces Second Guitarist

Italian power metallers, Elvenking, have issued the following update regarding the addition of guitarist Raffaello "Rafahel" Indri:

"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 EK album."

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Elvenking Song To Be Featured In An Upcoming Movie

Italian power metal band Elvenking has issued the following statement:

"A new instrumental and orchestral version of the song “Rouse your dream” has been recorded for the movie “Little Black Dress” (where the original “The winter wake” ’s version of the song will also be included as main theme, as you already know). Australian director Fredric Noah needed more music to be featured in the movie and asked for something around the “Rouse your dream” melodies, so the new song version has been recorded to be featured in the film’s soundtrack."

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Elvenking To Release New Acoustic Album

"Two Tragedy Poets (...And A Caravan Of Weird Figures)" is the name of Elvenking's new acoustic album. It will be released in digipak and jewel case editions and will be preceded by an online single. The release date is set for November 14th for Europe while the dates for the other countries will be announced soon.

The album's tracklisting is as follows:

The Caravan Of Weird Figures
Another Awful Hobs Tale
From Blood To Stone
Ask A Silly Question
She Lives At Dawn
The Winter Wake (acoustic version)
Heaven Is A Place On Earth
My Own Spider's Web
Not My Final Song
The Blackest Of My Hearts
The Wanderer (acoustic version) - digipack bonus track
Miss Conception
My Little Moon

The online single tracklist (available from November 1st) is as follows:

From Blood To Stone
The Perpetual Knot (acoustic version) - exclusive non-album track
The Winter Wake (acoustic version)

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Elvenking to Record Acoustic Album

Italian power metallers, Elvenking, issue the following update on their website:

"Hello everybody!"

"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." More...

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Elvenking Announce More Tour Dates

Italian folk metallers ELVENKING have scheduled the following tour dates:

Mar. 01 - Mozzate, Italy - Motorock AS (w/ OVERTURES)
Apr. 19 - Prato, Italy - Siddharta
Jun. 20 - Moraro, Italy - Morarock 2008 (w/ VISION DIVINE)
Sep. 26 - Atlanta, GA - ProgPower USA IX

ELVENKING's new album, "The Scythe", was released in Europe in September 2007 via AFM Records.

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Elvenking Violinist/Bassist Elyghen To Rejoin Band

Back in September, 2007, Italian metallers ELVENKING explained that Elyghen (violinist/keyboardist) had temporarily moved to Ireland for working reasons. They emphasized that he wasn't leaving the band permanently, and that Eleonora (the girl who had played the violin in the quartet that performed on Elvenking albums) would help the band out on live dates that Elyghen couldn't be present for.

The band have issued the following update:

"Elvenking will be playing in Verona (Italy) with Elyghen!" More...

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Watch Elvenking's 'The Divided Heart' Video Online

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING has released the video for its song "The Divided Heart". The clip was shot with director Mirco Andreis (ELDRITCH, MACBETH, DISARMONIA MUNDI). Watch the video below.

"The Divided Heart" comes off ELVENKING's new CD, "The Scythe", due in Europe on September 14 via AFM Records. The album was mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. The mastering took place on April 10 at Finnvox Studios with Mika Jussila and Nino Laurenne.

"The Scythe" track listing:

01. The Scythe
02. Lost Hill of Memories
03. Infection
04. Poison Tears
05. A Riddle of Stars
06. Romance & Wrath
07. The Divided Heart
08. Horns Ablaze (digipack bonus track)
09. Totentanz
10. Death and the Suffering
11. Dominhate More...

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