"ERA" - new ELVENKING album
out SEPTEMBER 2012 on AFM-Records
After SIX albums, tours with RHAPSODY OF FIRE, PRIMAL FEAR, JON OLIVA'S PAIN and others, many festival and live apperances (SUMMER BREEZE Open air, BLOODSTOCK Festival, PROGPOWER USA and others), 3 videoclips (the first having nearly 1 million views on YouTube), ELVENKING are back with their new amazing album ERA...
The album was recorded and mixed at SONIC PUMP STUDIOS in Helsinki, Finland with producer NINO LAURENNE (Amorphis, Lordi, Hevisaurus, etc.) and it features:
- Guest appereance by JON OLIVA (Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Jon Oliva's Pain) and other great singers as lead guests and backing vocals such as Alessandro Conti, Netta Dahlberg, Marco Sandron and others.
- A guitar solo from Teemu Mantysaari (WINTERSUN)
- Pipes, flutes and other typical folk instruments played by Maurizio, the amazing musician from Italian bandFOLKSTONE.
- A great production and killing sound also thanks to the addition of the NEW amazing DRUMMER and BASS PLAYER.
- A bunch of killing songs going from high speed folk metal to melodic and romantic ballads, from crushing metal melancholic mid tempos to acoustic folk tunes.
As said for the last album "RED SILENT TIDES", this is poetry that rocks, but it also gives you shivers, makes you dream and blasts you with some real metal!