The evolution of ELVENKING is quite impressive. With constant quality, the Italians have become one of Europe’s leading folk band. At the same time, the band managed to refine their unique sound. Regarding their brand new release “The Pagan Manifesto“, it’s obvious that ELVENKING - again – have exceeded themselves and deliver the most rich and mature album of their career so far. While 2012’s “Era” album marked something like a new beginning for the band, ELVENKING continue right there but also extend the folk part, revisiting releases like the debut “Heathenreel”, the follow-up “Wyrd” and 2006’s “The Winter Wake”.
Produced and mixed by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69, PRIMAL FEAR), the successor to 2007's The Scythe will show once again Elvenking's songwriting abilities, a high taste for great melodies and the will to break the boundaries and push the band to the next level.
After 8 studio albums, Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING finally fulfill the wish of their dedicated, worldwide fanbase and release a Live DVD now. Recordings for “The Night Of Nights - Live” took place in Pordenone, Italy. The magic of this very special night was captured perfectly. “The Night Of Night - Live” comes as DVD/2CD Digipak, incl. the full show (more than two hours playing time) on both DVD and CD. The DVD additionally comes up with the band’s six official video clips. Over 2 hours of power folk-metal, simply something which you have to own!!!
Two years after “Red Silent Tides”, Italian folk power metal cult act ELVENKING return with their new studio album “Era”. “This is indeed a bright new ERA and we managed to start it just by looking at our past career and by reconnecting with our deepest roots…” states the band. And rightfully so: “Era” includes just everything the ELVENKING fan will love. The stylistic spectrum covers songs going from high speed folk metal to melodic and romantic ballads, from crushing metal and melancholic mid tempo tracks to acoustic folk tunes.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary for Germany-based metal label AFM Records. Being in the business for two decades now and working with the 'who is who' of the scene, the company is proud to present a special compilation of highlights and new tracks, titled '20 Years - Metal Addiction', to celebrate in style. Of course all the big names who were (and are) crucial for the label s evolution during the years are featured here: Doro, U.D.O., Fear Factory, Evergrey, Avantasia, Rhapsody Of Fire, Danzig, Leaves' Eyes, Edguy, Destruction, Masterplan, D-A-D, Ministry and many more. Two brand new, previously unreleased songs by Iron Mask and Eden's Curse perfectly round off this extensive release, which comes up with a total of 52 tracks on 3 CDs.
Mägo de Oz (Spanish for Wizard of Oz, with a metal umlaut) is a Spanish folk/heavy metal band from Begoña, Madrid formed in mid-1988 by drummer Txus di Fellatio. The band became well known for the strong Celtic feel to their music strengthened through their consistent usage of a violinist and flautist. The name for the band was chosen, according to founding member Txus, because "life is a yellow brick road, on which we walk in the company of others searching for our dreams."