Italian metallers Elvenking have issued the following update on their official website:
''While the band is still around Europe playing (thanks to all the fans who came to our latest gigs!) the Elvenking machine is still going on at full speed behind the scenes.
At the moment Dennis Ward is mixing the album in Germany, while on the other side of the planet, artist Samuel Araya (you probably remember him for the (in)famous Cradle Of Filth's Thornography cover for example) is giving life to the atmospheres contained in the album through his paintings.
And while the album production is taking its final shape, the band is ready to shoot the video for the new track "The cabal" on June 5th and 6th, with director Mirco Andreis who previously worked with the band on "The Divided Heart" video.
Really awesome. And also agreed on the "more violins" comment. Hopefully they have some song more reminiscent of their earlier music, even just a few tracks like that would be baller. I know how they like to change their sound so I'm also anticipating something completely fresh.