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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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  • druidism08

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

    5 Jul 9:31am Reply
  • MetalPoetry

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

    21 Jun 11:23am 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 10:49pm Reply
  • Grabbelbeutel

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

    20 Jun 2:41pm Reply
  • PrideOrLithium

    NOW THE TIME HAAAAAAAS COME

    14 Jun 12:26am Reply
  • mattimek

    the new album is awesome!

    8 Jun 12:39pm 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 10:25pm Reply
  • rivakisha

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

    6 Jun 9:32am Reply
  • CrookedKnight

    Love the new album, sounds like good old Elvenking.

    4 Jun 4:13pm Reply
  • Harmonia-Mundi

    The new album is awesome! Best since Heathenreel.

    2 Jun 8:13pm Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Good new album 4/5.

    1 Jun 7:49am Reply
  • Jordy666sic

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

    29 May 11:00am 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 4:41am Reply
  • Italics87

    Grandier's Funeral Pyre is by far my favorite song off the new album

    24 May 5:49pm Reply
  • 101Matt101

    Yeah this new Elvenking album is awesome. It's definitely coming back to the direction of the older stuff. LOVE IT!

    22 May 11:57pm Reply
  • hiroki_666

    Loving the new album! Hope I can find the lyrics on the internet

    17 May 3:16pm Reply
  • Wurzeltomte

    Now with the pagan manifesto these guys seriously need to tour more! Come to Germany!

    15 May 9:06pm Reply
  • Kolbassus

    New album not so bad, but need more folk.

    14 May 9:41pm Reply
  • Valior

    The Pagan Manifesto brings back the folk feel of Heathenreel (with some mix of The Winter Wake) which means it's fucking perfect for me :) Can't wait to see them live again!

    14 May 4:03pm Reply
  • everest55

    twilight of magic is the best song.

    14 May 2:01am Reply
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