Origin: Italy  
Genres: Folk Metal
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Last update/review: December 1, 2017

Elvenking

Elvenking was formed in October 1997 by two friends (guitarists Aydan and Jarpen) with the goal of mixing traditional metal with folk melodies. Skyclad is the recognized pioneer in this field, and a suitable starting point in describing Elvenking's debut album, Heathenreel. Both bands are clearly in the same ballpark, with the differences being Damnagoras' vocals here, as his high-pitched melodic voice is a marked contrast to Martin Walkyier's venomous rapid-fire delivery that he had in Skyclad. Elvenking's folk influences are more prominent as well, with well-integrated flutes, violins, and acoustic guitars complementing mid-to-fast-paced guitar melodies. In general, Heathenreel is a lighter, more airy version of folk metal, catchy and well executed and a fine debut album from an up-and-coming band. Note: apparently they have taken a less folky, more modern metal approach on their more recent albums.

Recent album: Reader Of The Runes - Devination, released on August 30, 2019.

Current Members

Damnagoras (Davide Moras)

vocals

Aydan (Federico Baston)

guitars

Rafaello Indri

guitars (ex-Garden Wall)

Allesandro Jacobi

bass

Lethien (Fabio Polo)

violin

Marco Lanciotti

drums

Former Members/Guests

Kleid

vocals

Jarpen

guitars

Gorlan

bass

Elyghen

keyboards/violin

Zender

drums

Symohn

drums



Discography



Heathenreel  
2001 AFM
  1. To Oak Woods Bestowed
  2. Pagan Purity
  3. The Dweller of Rhymes
  4. The Regality Dance
  5. White Willow
  6. Skywards
  7. Oakenshield
  8. Hobs an' Feathers
  9. Conjuring of the 14th
  10. A Dreadful Strain
  11. Seasonspeech
  • Damnagoras
  • Aydan
  • Jarpen
  • Gorlan
  • Zender



Wyrd  
2004 AFM
  1. A Poem For The Firmament
  2. Another Haven
  3. Disappearing Sands
  4. A Fiery Stride
  5. Jigsaw Puzzle
  6. The Losers' Ball
  7. Moonchariot
  8. Midnight Circus
  9. Pathfinders
  10. The Perpetual Knot
  11. The Silk Dilemma
  12. Waves Of Infinite Skies
  • Kleid
  • Aydan
  • Jarpen
  • Gorlan
  • Elyghen
  • Zender



Winter Wake  
2006 AFM
  1. Trows Kind
  2. Swallowtail
  3. The Winter Wake
  4. The Wanderer
  5. March of Fools
  6. On the Morning Dew
  7. Devil's Carriage
  8. Rats are Following
  9. Rouse Your Dream
  10. Neverending Nights
  11. Disillusion's Reel
  • Damnagoras
  • Aydan
  • Gorlan
  • Elyghen
  • Zender



The Scythe  
2007 AFM
  1. The Scythe
  2. Lost Hill of Memories
  3. Infection
  4. Poison Tears
  5. A Riddle of Stars
  6. Romance & Wrath
  7. The Divided Heart
  8. Totentanz
  9. Death and the Suffering
  10. Dominhate
  • Damnagoras
  • Aydan
  • Gorlan
  • Elyghen
  • Zender



Two Tragedy Poets  
2008 AFM
  1. The Caravan Of Weird Figures
  2. Another Awful Hobs Tale
  3. From Blood To Stone
  4. Ask A Silly Question
  5. She Lives At Dawn
  6. The Winter Wake (acoustic version)
  7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth
  8. My Own Spider's Web
  9. Not My Final Song
  10. The Blackest Of My Hearts
  11. The Wanderer (acoustic version) (digipack bonus track)
  12. Miss Conception
  13. My Little Moon
  14. Skywards 2008 (Japan bonus track)
  • Damnagoras
  • Aydan
  • Gorlan
  • Elyghen
  • Zender



Red Silent Tides  
2010 AFM
  1. Dawnmelting
  2. The Last Hour
  3. Silence De Mort
  4. The Cabal
  5. Runereader
  6. Possession
  7. Your Heroes Are Dead
  8. Those Days
  9. This Nightmare Will Never End
  10. What's Left Of Me
  11. The Play Of The Leaves
  • Damnagoras
  • Aydan
  • Rafaello Indri
  • Gorlan
  • Elyghen
  • Zender



Era  
2012 AFM
  1. The Loser
  2. I Am the Monster
  3. Midnight Skies, Winter Sighs
  4. A Song for the People
  5. We, Animals
  6. Through Wolf's Eyes
  7. Walking Dead
  8. Forget-me-not
  9. Poor Little Baroness
  10. The Time of Your Life
  11. Chronicle of a Frozen Era
  12. Ophale
  • Damnagoras
  • Aydan
  • Rafaello Indri
  • Allesandro Jacobi
  • Lethien
  • Symohn



The Pagan Manifesto  
2014 AFM
  1. The Manifesto
  2. King of the Elves
  3. Elvenlegions
  4. The Druid Ritual of Oak
  5. Moonbeam Stone Circle
  6. The Solitaire
  7. Towards the Shores
  8. Pagan Revolution
  9. Grandier's Funeral Pyre
  10. Twilight of Magic
  11. Black Roses for the Wicked One
  12. Witches Gather
  • Damnagoras
  • Aydan
  • Rafaello Indri
  • Allesandro Jacobi
  • Lethien
  • Symohn



The Night Of Nights  LIVE
2015 AFM
  1. The Manifesto
  2. Trows Kind
  3. The Wanderer
  4. Runereader
  5. Pagan Revolution
  6. She Lives at Dawn
  7. Jigsaw Puzzle
  8. Elvenlegions
  9. The Cabal
  10. A Prayer to Cernunnos
  11. Moonbeam Stone Circle
  12. Symohn's Bash
  13. From Blood to Stone (Acoustic)
  14. Skywards
  15. Disillusion's Reel (Acoustic)
  16. Elven Aftermath
  17. Seasonspeech
  18. Through Wolf's Eyes
  19. The Divided Heart
  20. Neverending Nights
  21. The Winter Wake
  22. Era Theme
  23. The Loser
  24. The Oak Woods Bestowed
  25. Pagan Purity
  • Damnagoras
  • Aydan
  • Rafaello Indri
  • Allesandro Jacobi
  • Lethien
  • Symohn



Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire  
2017 AFM
  1. Invoking the Woodland Spirit
  2. Draugen’s Maelstrom
  3. The One We Shall Follow
  4. The Horned Ghost and the Sorcerer
  5. A Grain of Truth
  6. The Wolves Will Be Howling Your Name
  7. 3 Ways to Magick
  8. Straight Inside Your Winter
  9. The Voynich Manuscript
  10. Summon the Dawn Light
  11. At the Court of the Wild Hunt
  12. A Cloak of Dusk
  • Damnagoras
  • Aydan
  • Rafaello Indri
  • Allesandro Jacobi
  • Lethien
  • Marco Lanciotti



Reader Of The Runes - Devination  
2019 AFM
  1. Perthro
  2. Heathen Divine
  3. Divination
  4. Silverseal
  5. The Misfortune of Virtue
  6. Eternal Eleanor
  7. Diamonds in the Night
  8. Under the Sign of a Black Star
  9. Malefica Doctrine
  10. Sic Semper Tyrannis
  11. Warden of the Bane
  12. Reader of the Runes - Book I
  • Damnagoras
  • Aydan
  • Rafaello Indri
  • Allesandro Jacobi
  • Lethien
  • Marco Lanciotti




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