Good news from folk metallers Elvenking! On December 16th, the band will enter Domination Studios in San Marino to begin the recordings of the anticipated new album, the successor of Era (2012). Simone "Symohn" Morettin is going to record the drum tracks next week laying down the foundations of what the band already considers "the ultimate Elvenking manifesto". The new album is expected next year which means you won't have to wait that long. Also, the band is setting the bar very high on this one.
The recordings will take place at Domination Studios and other different studios throughout the first months on 2014. A possible release for the new album is set for late spring of 2014. Artist Gyula Havancsak, who previously showed his mastery on the covers of The Winter Wake, The Scythe and Two Tragedy Poets, is already creating the new artwork.
Singer Damna states: "It is always very easy to talk about 'the last album'. To say how cool it is, how the band has improved and created better music, better lyrics and so on. This new Elvenking album is something completely different though. We are not talking about a simple new album with a bunch of new songs. We are talking about something bigger. It is a piece of life...of our life, but also our fans' life. It is the Elven dream come true. It is our ultimate manifesto where music, lyrics and spirit unite. It's not just about music...there's a whole concept behind this album...it's like when stars align you know?...and this time we are ready! But we'll talk about it more specifically very soon."
Guitar player Aydan adds: "I consider this album to be the closest to the original conceptual idea of the band. When we founded Elvenking our idea was to mix up strong epic and intense music with influences from folklore and with lyrics based on our personal idea of life and what we consider as a personal sort of paganism. Through the years we moved steps away from our original path in search of new stimuli and way to express ourselves as songwriters, but now we want to carve the word Elvenking in our music and idea where the origins of our band are."