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GenresFowk metal
Symphonic metal
Pouer metal
Years active1997–present
LabelsAFM Records
Associate actsLeprechaun
Past membersSargon

Elvenking are a Fowk metal/ Pouer metal baund frae Italy.

Biographie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Elvenking wis stairtit in October 1997 bi twa guitarist fieres, Aydan an Jarpen, that baith haed a passion for metal muisic an fowklair. tho thay wis jyned afore lang bi Sargon as bassist, the new baund haed tae tak tent o monie issues wi line-up chynges that preventit thaim frae progressin. In Mairch 1998, Damnagoras jyned the baund as lead sangster, an wis followit bi the cummin-in o drummer Zender in September. It wis anlie then that baund foond sum kynd o stability.
Efter gettin a wheen o experience frae monie live shows, the baund decidit tae record an pit oot a promotional album, whilk wis cryed To Oak Woods Bestowed, in 2000. Syne Sargon hus quat the baund bi this pynt, Damnagoras recordit the bass as weil as lead vocals on this demo. The demo wis guid eneuch fer Elvenking tae sign a contrack wi German metal label AFM Records. Suin efter this wis duin, Gorlan jyned the baund fou-tyme as bassist. The baund's first album, Heathenreel wis recordit an pit oot in 2001 an teuk in a wheen o praise frae metal critics the yird ower. Efter the album's release, in August 2002 sangster Damnagoras hud tae leave Elvenking fer heal reasons, sae the baund teuk in Kleid as sangster, wha brocht back tae the baund a mair fowk muisic soond. Elyghen, wha plys violin an keybuirds jyned no lang efter.
The new line-up jyned up wi a wheen o gest muisickers fer tae record the seicond album, cryed Wyrd in 2004. The new line-up lastedna lang, syne Damnagoras cam back tae Elvenking in late 2004; an the baund stairtit werk on whit wad becum thair third album, The Winter Wake, whilk wis the lasy album wi guitarist an foondin member Jarpen, wha left aroond a year afore the album wis releasit.
Album nummer fower, The Scythe wes pit oot in September 2007 an is themed on daith.

Influences[eedit | eedit soorce]

It haes been staitit bi the baund that thair aim is fer tae mak a fusion o Pouer metal an fowk muisic. As sic, thay are gey influenced bi ithir Poer metal baunds (especially o the European an Italian schuils) an an aa bi fowk an tradeetional muisic frae aw aroond the warld. The influence o the Inglis Fowk metal baund Skyclad hes been notit. Samples o material frae the new album hae shawn a mair muckle influence nor afore frae Thrash metal an a tait Deid metal forbye.

Line-up[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Live Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Luca - Live Guitar

Umwhile Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Discographie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Demos[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • To Oak Woods Bestowed (2000)
  • Heathenreel (2001)
  • Wyrd (2004)
  • The Winter Wake (2006)
  • The Scythe (2007)

Ootside Airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]