Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKINGhave issued the following update:
“At the moment we are building up a new rehearsal room, where we’ll soon start working on the new album material. A lot of new songs and ideas have been written and we will put something together soon and see what is going to happen. But it is too soon to talk about this. We will try to keep you informed on the progress.
“Even if we will keep on working on the new album songs for all the fall, it does not mean we will be far from the stages. And what a great fall we will have!
“If some of you remember correctly, it is exactly 10 years since the release of our debut album, ‘Heathenreel’ (yes, it was 2001, gosh!), so we want to celebrate this birthday in a proper way! So we will be on stage in fall 2011 for a number of gigs with a lot of songs from the famous first album plus another choice of songs from the other albums rarely or never played live! It will be something special you do not have to miss!!! It’s 10 years in Heathenry!”
Drummer Zender recently left ELVENKING for “personal” reasons and was replaced by Symohn.
ELVENKING‘s “Your Heroes Are Dead” video can be viewed below. The song comes off ELVENKING‘s latest album, “Red Silent Tides”, which was released on September 17, 2010 in Europe (November 9 in North America) via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Piranha studios in Karsdolf, Germany with producer Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69, PRIMAL FEAR). The album’s cover artwork was created by Samuel Araya, who has previously worked on CRADLE OF FILTH‘s “Thornography” CD.