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Sacile, Italy (October 1997 – present)

Elvenking is a folk metal band formed in Sacile, Italy in October 1997 by guitarists Aydan and Jarpen. In March 1998, singer Damnagoras joined the band, but it wasn’t until the following September that the group found a definite stability with the arrival of Zender on the drums.

Right from the beginning, Elvenking set themselves the objective of finding a formula which can combine power metal, folk music and extreme sounds in a unique mixture. The one and only demo To Oak Woods Bestowed that was recorded in 2000 led the band to sign directly a contract with German leading label AFM-Records.

Meanwhile, Elvenking enriched their sound with the entry of new bass player Gorlan. He first appeared in the band as a session player, but soon he joined Elvenking permanently as a member at all events.

The first official album Heathenreel was released on July 23rd 2001 and received flattering reviews all over the metal world, becoming “album of the month” in many magazines and webzines.

Due to various reasons, singer Damnagoras was forced to leave the band in August 2002. With the new singer Kleid and the addition of the violin/keyboard player Elyghen, Elvenking records Wyrd, which was officially released on April 19th 2004.

A difficult period that followed the release of the second album led to a drastic line-up change that saw the return of the former vocalist Damnagoras and the split with Kleid and guitarist Jarpen.

On the live activity side, the band has always carried on hitting the stages around Europe, also playing at festivals such as Sziget (Hungary), Bloodstock (UK), Agglutination (Italy), Tradate Iron Fest (Italy), D:O:A (Germany) and several other venues.


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  • Schm00tz

    The Scythe SMASHES!

    20 May 1:40pm Reply
  • TheWinterWake


    20 May 3:55am Reply
  • Unknowndarkgirl

    voice <3

    17 Apr 7:45am Reply
  • nathmetal

    Amazing performance at Hammerfest

    18 Mar 8:23pm Reply
  • AbysmalShawn

    I don't understand how this band released one of the best power metal albums ever in The Scythe and can't put together another album better than passable...remarkable

    7 Mar 8:46pm Reply
  • Goldfaden

    ╔═════════ ೋღ❤ღೋ ════════════╗

    11 Jan 10:31pm Reply
  • Hartmann183


    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • druidism08

    just got the new album!! great work dude! really enjoy the pagan manifesto

    5 Jul 2014 Reply
  • MetalPoetry

    Probably because it gets repetitive too soon? My opinion :)

    21 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Italics87

    So do people not enjoy Grandier's Funeral Pyre? It has the least amount of listens and I haven't really seen anyone talking about it on the internet. It's not on my favorite song on the album, but probably has one of the greatest choruses I've ever heard. Am I alone on this one?

    20 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Grabbelbeutel

    Really digging the new album, almost as brilliant as Red Silent Tides. ;-)

    20 Jun 2014 Reply
  • PrideOrLithium


    14 Jun 2014 Reply
  • mattimek

    the new album is awesome!

    8 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Eliallday

    new album is great i think its my favorite love it they had that folk that i want to hear from them for years 10 out of 10 for me

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • rivakisha

    New album is amazing, full of energy and strange forces. Damna promised masterpiece, he kept his promise.

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • CrookedKnight

    Love the new album, sounds like good old Elvenking.

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Harmonia-Mundi

    The new album is awesome! Best since Heathenreel.

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Good new album 4/5.

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Jordy666sic

    Also, Jarpen on vocals in Grandier's Funeral Pyre and Witches Gather (y)

    29 May 2014 Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    new record, along with their last album "Era", are two positive steps for the band! Been a fan since the first album and it's great to hear how they've grown.

    29 May 2014 Reply
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