Elvenking
Latest Release
The Pagan Manifesto

The Pagan Manifesto

Release : 2014-05-09

Media :
CD, Ltd. Digi

Members

Damna:

vocals

Aydan:

guitar

Rafahel:

guitars

Lethien:

violin

Jakob:

bass

Symohn:

drums

The evolution of ELVENKING is quite impressive. With constant quality, the Italians have become one of Europe’s leading folk band. At the same time, the band managed to refine their unique sound. Regarding their brand new release “The Pagan Manifesto“, it’s obvious that ELVENKING - again – have exceeded themselves and deliver the most rich and mature album of their career so far. While 2012’s “Era” album marked something like a new beginning for the band, ELVENKING continue right there but also extend the folk part, revisiting releases like the debut “Heathenreel”, the follow-up “Wyrd” and 2006’s “The Winter Wake”.

But “The Pagan Manifesto” again shows new sides and facets of the band: just take the 13-minute epic track “King Of The Elves”, featuring Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Kiske/Somerville) as guest. With “Elvenlegions” (which will be the album’s first single), ELVENKING release a very special song, dedicated to their fans. Folk rules supreme in “Moonbeam Stone Circle” and “Towards The Shores” gives you the ballad feel. Whatever ELVENKING do, they do well. And with “The Pagan Manifesto”, they brought their unique sound to perfection.

 

Since 1997, Italian metal pioneers ELVENKING have been an active part of the European scene, steadily building a rapidly growing fan-base and performing around Europe. The band debuted on record in 2001 with the excellent "Heathenreel", but this would only be the beginning. Spreading mystic tales of fantasy and imagination to a wider audience, that album proved that their mixture of epic power metal and frisky folk was capable of instantly grabbing attention and was a lot more focused and real than many. "Wyrd", the band's second album was released in 2004, followed by another showcase of their musical individuality, "The Winter Wake", unleashed in 2006. With “The Scythe” the band continued to establish themselves as a magnitude in the scene and the album’s video track “The Divided Heart” became a real smasher, achieving plays in excess of over a million to this day. Their semi-acoustic 2008 follow up to “The Scythe”, “Two Tragedy Poets (...And A Caravan Of Weird Figures)” displayed their folk roots like never before and provided the band with their first European headlining tours and biggest festival bookings. “Red Silent Tides” (2010) saw the band return to full electric power, a tour with Primal Fear accompanied the release, as well as many headliner shows and festivals throughout Europe, proving that ELVENKING is more wanted than ever before. 

With “Era”, the band’s 2012 release, the development on the live sector continued, paving the way for new adventures on the road in 2014/2015, starting with ELVENKING supporting Gamma Ray and Rhapsody Of Fire.

 

The band is very happy with how their new album “The Pagan Manifesto” turned out and they are fully satisfied with the results for the first time ever, as vocalist Damna explains:

 

„This album is not just a collection of songs, it’s a piece of life - our fan’s and ours. It unites music, lyrics and spirit. It is our manifesto, and I never felt like this about one of our albums before”.

 

 

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ELVENKING - The Pagan Manifesto

AFM 491-2

AFM 491-9

Release Date: 2014-05-09

Cd, Ltd. Digi


ELVENKING - Elvenlegions

AFM 491-5

Release Date: 2014-03-21

Digital 1-Track


ELVENKING - Era

AFM CD 411-2

AFM CD 411-9

Release Date: 2012-09-14

Media: CD, Ltd. Digipak


ELVENKING - Red Silent Tides

AFM CD 319-1

AFM CD 319-2

AFM CD 319-9

Release Date: 2010-09-17

Media: Picture LP/ CD/ Ltd. Digipak

 


ELVENKING - Two Tragedy Poets (...And A Caravan Of Weird Figures) - Acoustic Album

AFM CD 229-2

AFM CD 229-9

Release Date: 2008-11-14

Media: CD/ Ltd. Digipak


ELVENKING - From Blood To Stone - Digital Single

AFM SG 229-5

Release Date: 2008-11-01

Media: Digitally only.
 


ELVENKING - The Scythe

AFM CD 158-2

AFM CD 158-9

Release Date: 2007-09-14

Media: CD/ Ltd. Digipak


ELVENKING - The Winter's Wake

AFM CD 111-2

Release Date: 2006-01-27

Media: CD


ELVENKING - Wyrd

AFM CD 072-2

Release Date: 2004-04-19

Media: CD


ELVENKING - Heathenreel

AFM CD 047-2

Release Date: 2001-07-23

Media: CD


Pics 2014:

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Pics:

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Live-Pics:

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