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Italian folk metal act Elvenking have released details regarding the band's upcoming studio album. The album, which was produced by Dennis Ward, has been titled as "Red Silent Tides." "Red Silent Tides" is planned for release sometime in October through Italy's AFM Records.
"Red Silent Tides" tracklisting:
2. The Last Hour
3. Silence De Mort
4. The Cabal
7. Your Heroes Are Dead
8. Those Days
9. This Nightmare Will Never End
10. What's Left Of Me
11. The Play Of The Leaves
German power metal act Primal Fear have announced the addition of Italian folk metallers Elvenking as one of the support acts on their upcoming headline tour of Europe. Other support acts include Cirlce II Circle and Kissin' Dynamite.
Primal Fear tour dates:
Sep. 18 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Sep. 19 - Pardubice, Czech Republic - Zluty Pes Pardubice
Sep. 21 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal
Sep. 23 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
Sep. 25 - Bari , Italy - Demode
Sep. 26 - Rome, Italy - Black Out
Sep. 28 - Woergl, Austria - Komma
Sep. 29 - Nurnberg, Germany - Hirsch
Sep. 30 - Osnabrück, Germany - Lagerhalle
Oct. 01 - Burglengenfeld, Germany - VA Zentrum
Oct. 02 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
Oct. 05 - Stockholm, Sweden - Gotakollare
Oct. 06 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers *
Oct. 08 - Tampere, Finland - [to be announced] *
Oct. 09 - Helsinki, Finland - Dante's Highlight *
Oct. 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Headbangers Ballroom *
Oct. 12 - Paris, France - La Scene Bastille *
Oct. 13 - Lyon, France - Marche Gare *
Oct. 14 - Mulhouse, France - Noumatrouf *
Oct. 15 - Speyer, Germany - Halle 101 *
* With Cirlce II Circle only
Italian power metal act Elvenking are streaming a brand new song titled "The Cabal" via the band's myspace page. "The Cabal" is to be featured on the band's as yet untitled upcoming studio album to be issued in September through AFM Records. The band are working with producer Dennis Ward at Piranha Studios in Karsdolf, Germany.
You can hear the new song here.
Italian power metal band Elvenking has issued the following studio report:
"DAY 10 – March 30th:"
After a quite difficult journey (I nearly missed my plane for Germany), I finally got to the local train station where Dennis was waiting for me. Time to have a tour of the place and I was already in front of the microphone. By the end of the evening I had already finished the first song!"
"DAY 11 – March 31st:"
"A very hard working day! We started in the morning and layed down 3 songs plus some harmonies. I worked on two powerful and melodic mid-tempos and on a faster and harder one which is probably gonna be the opening track. The way we worked was really stimulating..and fast actually eheh! We concentrated on the interpretation, the mood and the dynamics of the vocal parts. That was a fuckin hard process, in fact at the end of the day I was pretty tired (shattered actually!), but also really satisfied of the result. Time for a pizza and a giant beer in the evening and that was all the fun I was allowed to have..’till the next session!"
Read the rest of the studio report and view studio photos at this location.
Italian power metal band Elvenking has posted another studio report on their website. Read it below:
"This time my experience in studio was very…ehm…'fast!' I arrived at 3 p.m., after 8 hours driving, had a cup of coffee while meeting Dennis, and at 4 p.m. we layed down the first track! He already setup all the stuff to record the bass and we have just to adjust some pots to get a great sound: this time you can hear a Fender precision A.S. into a Fender supersonic guitar head, plug with a Marshall guitar cabinet. Strange mixture of vintage stuff but we got a big sound! The way Dennis record bass line is different from what I’ve done 'til now, he prefered to listen to the whole line two or three times, then he took the best one and worked on it. Well, after three hours, at 7 p.m. we have done 6 songs. In the night I had gnocchi at the local Italian restaurant and went to bed directly. On Monday we started at 12 and after 3 hours I’ve done my job! Ready to come back home. Bought two boxes of good german beer, filled up at the gas station and after only 40 hours I was back in my bed!"
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."
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...
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.”
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"
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.
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...
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...
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!"
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)
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...
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."
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)
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...
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."
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."