We have a special anniversary to celebrate this month! Our wonderful debut album »Until Dawn« turned 2 years old and we couldn’t be happier and more blessed with guys like you as our beloved fans! You show us your love everyday. No matter what, you stand with us! Even in these crazy and - especially for bands like us - rough times you support us. And this is nothing but truly awesome.
We still don‘t want to miss the chance to give you another option to support not only us:
This Friday, June 19th (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), Bandcamp will be donating 100% of their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a racial justice organization with a long history of effectively enacting change through litigation, advocacy, and public education. Read the statement here: https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-naacp-ldf-fundraiser
So don’t wait any longer and shop for two great purposes at a time. We count on you
The past weeks also we as a band thought about, how we can sweeten up your time at home. We decided to bring you a bit of show feeling back to your homes in form of a little live session. Watch the result here.
Our label Reaper Entertainment now has a cooperation with the mailoder (online-shop) of Napalm records. To kick off this awesome cooperation, Napalm Records will run the “Weeks Of The Reaper” until the end of January in which you get a special »Buy 5, pay 4« offer, starting today!
It’s once again a small miracle! After 90 days our crowdfunding campaign on Startnext ended and we simply have no words! We were able to achieve more than 200% of the traget amount thanks to you only: 3.530 € We are honored and can now start the production our first Live-DVD. Of course we’ll continue working on the Blu-ray version as well. You are the best fans a band could wish for! Thank you for all your support!
Dear friends, The end of our crowdfunding campaign is getting closer and we couldn’t be happier with the current result: Also this time, as with our Until Dawn campaign, we were able to reach almost 200% of the target amount. You can’t imagine what that feels like. At the moment we are still working on releasing a Blu-Ray version. Unfortunately, we can’t offer them anymore in this crowdfunding, but we will stay tuned and hope for a Blu-Ray release next year. We recently found a partner who actively supports us in this matter. Because publishing a Blu-Ray is unfortunately much more expensive and expensive than a DVD. We will also consider a way that all those who have participated in crowdfunding get the chance to buy the Blu-Ray at a discounted price on release. You can expect more news soon. If you want to get a DVD now, you should hurry up. The crowdfunding campaign will only run until the 1st of November.
While we’re preparing for our last concert in 2019, we want to take the opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to the man who has saved us at the summer festivals and also on the mini-tour with Visions of Atlantis: Of course we are talking about the great Jan Runkel! Not only did he learn the songs in no time, but he also made an excellent job on stage and got into our hearts through his outstanding character. Thanks a lot, Jan! If you want to experience us live with him again this year, you should come to Rüsselsheim (Frankfurt area) to Das Rind on the 21th of September. >>> https://www.facebook.com/events/364221100824535/
Equally overwhelmed as exhausted from the tour impressions, we have all arrived back home. Once again we want to thank the wonderful people of Visions of Atlantis for this incredible opportunity to play in front of so many great people. This package, which was completed by Morlas Memoria and molllust, was a perfect match and will hopefully someday make it to the stage again. During the tour, there were not only wonderful concerts but also another wonderful event: After reaching 87% within the first 24 hours, the target amount of our crowdfunding campaign was reached after only 4 days. A thousand thanks to all our supporters, you are the best! But: If you are hearing about this for the first time, you should definitely follow this link and take a closer look: https://www.startnext.com/de/elvellon-dvd
The last week was just amazing for us: First Rockharz Open Air, then Rock Fest Barcelona and finally the Dong Open Air. And they were all equally terrific as breathtaking. Many thanks to all people, whether in front of or behind the stages, with whom we could share these moments! We will certainly remember these days for a long time.
You were the loudest crowd we've ever had so far! What an unforgettable memory we created together! You made a dream come true! We love you and hope to see you once again in the future! Keep on rockin' \m/
We just had our last rehearsal for Rockharz Open Air, Barcelona Rockfest and Dong Open Air. By the way: The guy on the beard is the new guy on the bass for this years upcoming shows and goes by the name of Jan Runkel (Kingdom Of Salvation, Headless Horse). We’re very excited about this trip and can’t wait to play on these big festivals! See you there!
Wow, what an evening that was yesterday at the Parkhaus Meiderich. For the fourth time we played here in our "second home" and it got more and more awesome! We rarely had such an enthusiastic audience. A thousand digital kisses to you!
Today we can announce our very first short tour: Together with Morlas Memoria and Mollust we will support the great Visions of Atlantis at their album release shows in Munich, Bochum, Siegburg and Frankfurt. This. Will. Be. Awesome!
We had loads of fun at the EPIC METAL NIGHT Vol.III! A big thank you to the guys and girl of Oknos and Dystopolis. And a special thank to Conspiria for the invitation. We also want to wish our newly engaged couple Anja and Daniel all the best for their future. And a digital kiss to all of you who shared with us that “epic” night and made something truly memorable for us. By the way: We shared some stories of that day on our instagram page. If you have not followed us there yet, you should do so now: www.instagram.com/elvellon_band/ Photo by Hendrik Schroeder
Our dear Alex supported us in our crowdfunding for "Until Dawn" in 2017 in a special way by choosing the private acoustic concert as a reward. We were finally able to put this into action on his birthday and we’re very happy about this wonderful experience. That’s it for now for the acoustic rehearsals and so we are back soon with our amplified live set.
The next opportunities to experience that are the following:
We are very happy to finally announce that we are going to play on Rock Harz Festival 2019. Another dream comes true, when we will hit the stage together with bands like Soilwork, J.B.O., Dimmu Borgir, Children Of Bodom, Avantasia, Wintersun and many more!
The year 2018 is coming to an end and we don’t want to miss the opportunity thanking you for this wonderful year. For a bombastic selling, first album, just as great gigs and your always faithful and great support in all sorts of ways. Our special thanks go to Reaper Entertainment Europe, Pandemonium Art, Stagekult, Elvellon Fan Club, Beray Habip, angst-im-wald, Christoph Jordan, Andree Jörris, Stephan Liehr and Patrick Zielonka as well as to all the people who have accompanied us on our journey so far. Now we wish you a good and healthy transition into the year 2019, so that we will exceed the past year together!
These days we want to share some great news with you: Nele will be a guest vocalist on the new album "The Waste Land" by our Finnish labelmates from Lost in Greyy. Of course we do not want to deprive you of this album teaser, in which Nele also personally says a few things about the upcoming work. Check it out and, like us, look forward to the result. The album will be available from January 11, 2019 - We are looking forward to it! >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Xx2XKpjxM
Unfortunately we have to announce another bad news today: Elvellon and Phil will go their separate ways in the future.
We have continued to evolve as a band since Phil's entry in 2014. And so we grew to a band that demands not only rehearsals and performances, but also a lot of time and energy for things like organization, bureaucracy and communication. Not everyone can combine this effort with their personal goals and circumstances and so Phil has decided to leave Elvellon to explore new musical horizons. As his friends and longtime comrades, we also want him to do what is good and right for him.
But do not worry, friends: The next concerts will take place as planned, even if Phil himself will not be on stage with us anymore.
We wish you all the best for the future, Phil, and thank you in every respect for the past four years and for what we have achieved in these together!
Phil also wants to say a few personal words to you:
"First and foremost, I want to thank the fans, especially those who accompanied Elvellon from the very beginning and continue to do so, for their years of support from afar and in front of the stage. Together with Nele, Gilbert, Maddin and Pascal, you are responsible for the beautiful hours that I spent as part of Elvellon on stage.
Honestly, I've known for quite some time that I could not bring Elvellon forward forever. There were always moments where I did not think I could do the work (and most of all the rest, who put a lot more work into the band besides the songwriting). At the same time, at the beginning of my doubts, I saw how great it was going for the band right from the beginning - yes, almost magically - and I did not want to slow down Elvellon because of my personal problems. I overlooked that "not slowing down" is not the same as "giving 120 percent". After covering all my free time with both Elvellon and various other projects for years, now it's time for me to step on the brakes."
A replacement on the bass does not exist yet. If any of you would like to take this chance, send us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, we have to inform you that we can’t realize the show on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Neresheimer Lichternacht.
Even if it’s going well for us for the most of the time, no one of us is permanently protected from the the natural order of things. And so it came to the terrible situation that Maddin has to bury his father next week.
For us it’s important that we also bring these things in life the appropriate decency and respect. And all we can do is give the situation the time it needs.
We are very sorry for the people who looked forward to the concert and hope for your understanding.
After sharing the great news about Metalfest (Plzeň/Czech Republic) we feel honoured and very happy to announce that Elvellon is finally going to pay a visit to Spain: We will hit the stage of the wonderful ROCK FEST BARCELONA in 2019!
Rock Fest Barcelona is considered as one of the biggest festivals in Spain and will take place between from the 4th to 7th of July.
After so many lovely inquiries from our fans of this part of the world we are finally able to say: WE WILL COME TO YOU! … and we are very eager to play there
Dear people from the Czech Republic and surrounding lands, It is a great honour for us to announce that we will be part of METALFEST OPEN AIR 2019 in Plzeň/Czech Republic! This wonderful festival will take place from the 31st of May to the 2nd of June 2019 and promises a great line-up - after all, we perform on one of these three days, too! :D Including this journey ahead, it will be our third time entering international grounds - and we think that's just great! This is going to be awesome and we cannot wait for it!
We can expect more exciting announcements on the festival’s official website.
Watch out, Fans: On the 1st of September, we will present you our debut album "Until Dawn" live and for the first time in full-length as part of a special show. We are supported by our friends of Aeranea and Hydra Official. As a special highlight we will record the entire show on video, so this evening will last a long time! What does that mean for you? Come and celebrate this wonderful evening with us. Only with you, this show will be as special as we hope!
Hey guys, We can finally announce, that we’re going to play at this year's Metal Hammer Paradise at Weissenhäuser beach (Germany). Stagetime and location will be announced soon, but we are already looking forward to being a part of this special event! At www.metal-hammer-paradise.de you can still purchase a limited contingent of tickets.
"Until Dawn" - our first full length album - has seen the light of day today.
For us, this doesn’t only mean that Christmas and birthday fall on one day, no: it's the beginning of an adventure, which we are finally allowed to experience to the fullest.
Even if we already have said and written it very often, we can not help but express once again our deepest thanks. You've made all this possible - Every reaction to our posts, every visit to our concerts so far, every dime and good wish you've given in supporting our crowdfunding campaign. We would not exist without you. Thank you for sharing all this with us!
In order to sweeten up the waiting time until the release of the album, we will be showing you little videos, in which we detail the story, the creative process and our feelings regarding the songs of ‚Until Dawn'.
You still remember our online store on bandcamp.com? From now on you can pre-order our upcoming album there! To get a signed version you can use the comment field during your order to tell us your request. In the near future we will also be able to fill up our merchandising, so you can have a little more of us in your everyday life. Click here for the shop: >>> https://elvellon.bandcamp.com/
We come closer and closer to the release of our single „The Puppeteer“.For those of you, who can not wait any longer, we present an exclusive and international preview of the video on this Thursday, the 3rd of May 2018 at 4 p.m. (UTC+1), before we officially release it on Youtube and Facebook on Friday the 4th of May 2018. Thanks to LEGACY (D), KAAOSOZINE (FIN), METALLIAN (FR), SPARK (CZ) and LORDS OF METAL (NL) who offer us a platform for their respective country! We will publish the link which you have to follow, on time on Thursday. Enjoy the show!
On May the 4th we’re going to tell you a story of despair and downfall. A journey with a rusty compass and a forsaken heart, that leads you right into the hands of THE PUPPETEER, our first single that will be released digitally together with a lyric video. Stay tuned!
Finally it’s time for us to reveal THE news, we’ve all been waiting for:
Our long-awaited Album „UNTIL DAWN“ will be released on the 1st of June 2018!
The pre-sale started today and when you pre-order the whole album via Amazon.com or iTunes you will get the album versions of the tracks "Oraculum" and "Born From Hope" instantly. Save your copy here: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BK628VC/
We’re so happy and grateful to finally deliver this album to the world. The big date is set at last. It was really a lot of work that cost us sweat and tears, but in the end it was worth all the effort.
What you will hold in your hands is the result of all the heartfelt devotion and passion, that we put into our music from the first days of Elvellon until this very moment.
We would like to thank our Label @Reaper Entertainment Europe for making this big release possible and our illustrator Dominus from @Pandemoniom Art for creating this beautiful peace of artwork (can’t wait to show you the rest)
We also want to thank all our dedicated fans, who followed us this far and support us in every thinkable way! And a very special thank goes out to all our crowdfunding supporters. Until Dawn wouldn’t have seen the light of day without you!
And as a special treat, we now present to you our Tracklist
Finally it’s time for us to reveal THE news, we’ve all been waiting for: Our long-awaited Album „UNTIL DAWN“ will be released on the 1st of June 2018!
The pre-sale will already start this Friday, March 30th, and when you pre-order the whole album via Amazon.com or iTunes you will get the album versions of the tracks "Oraculum" and "Born From Hope" instantly.
We’re so happy and grateful to finally deliver this album to the world. The big date is set at last. It was really a lot of work that cost us sweat and tears, but in the end it was worth all the effort. What you will hold in your hands is the result of all the heartfelt devotion and passion, that we put into our music from the first days of Elvellon until this very moment. We want to thank all our dedicated fans, who followed us this far and support us in every thinkable way! And a very special thank goes out to all our crowdfunding supporters. Until Dawn wouldn’t have seen the light of day without you!
We are very excited to tell you that we officially signed our first record deal with Reaper Entertainment Europe. We finally found the right label to release our upcoming album worldwide. This is going to be awesome! :D
As you can see in this trailer we started a little party in our rehearsal room right after we signed the deal. Stay tuned and ... don’t fear the reaper! :D
Hello dear friends and Christmas-Elvellonians, Today we’ll get back to you personally with a little video, which shall give you a short glimpse of the upcoming album. However, we would like to give you an understanding of why we unfortunately can’t realize a release this year. We sincerely hope that we can enjoy your patience a little longer after watching. We wish you a merry Christmas from the bottom of our hearts!
By now some time has passed, which we have eagerly used to enhance the album with an extended instrumentation. This includes for example a lot of drumming and dreamy violins, which raise the songs to a new sound level.
To save some time, we have already begun to mix the songs at the same time. Now that the last recordings are done, the completion of the album lies at hand and we are blown away by the result! We can promise: You have never heard Elvellon like this before!
Until we can finally send you the finished CDs, there are still many small and big steps to make. Some of you have already expressed their annoyance or their tormenting curiosity concerning the long and agonizing wait. We apologize for the delay and would like to refer to a soon to be released video in which we say a few words in a more personal way. We will also present you the first results. So be curious! It will be uploaded around the holidays on the usual channels.
After a long time we’ll play our first show at the Long Heavy Night on September 23 in Eschwege. Therefore we’ll pause the work on our album for a short time in order to rehearse appropriately. However, this little interruption comes not at all inconvenient, for it is a welcome change :) Greetings to you from our rehearsal room!
And don’t forget: Already a month later - on the 27th of October - we play together with Haggard at the Rose and Crown Festival in Oberhausen (germany).
Today we have another update video for you, which gives a brief insight into the vocal recordings with Nele. With the completion of the vocal recordings we are once again taking a big step towards the finalisation of the album. The lead vocals are now captured on hard drive and the recordings of the backing vocals will start within the next few days. At the same time, we are still working on a some sounds, refining the orchestrals / keyboards and preparing some special recordings :)
Great news: On October 27, we have the honor of supporting HAGGARD at the Rose and Crown Festival at the ResonanzWerk (Oberhausen). This weekend there is already the chance to buy the tickets cheaper on the Dong Open Air Festival (Germany).
Today we have a little video update for you of the current recordings. Therefore we filmed Gilbert sweating in the studio on a particularly warm day :D He also explains one or two secrets from the studio world.
Today we have a small update of the album production for you: On Wednesday the bass recordings were completed and captured on a hard drive. The rhythm guitars are done, too (video will follow soon). We also sketched the first drafts for the artwork and sent it to the illustrator. The results so far make us extremely happy and we are now convinced that we can take a qualitative step forward from our previous work. We wish you all a nice weekend and we'll be back with news from the studio soon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mwOzvmcVJc&t=0s
This is absolute madness, folks! :D Last night our Crowdfunding Campaign ended, which you have supported so generously. We can hardly express our endless gratitude in this video. https://youtu.be/IX9UzFnahyA
This Thursday we will finally enter the studio again. Thanks to our supporters on our Crowdfunding campaign, we will start the drum recordings for our first album. Here’s a short clip from the current rehearsals: https://youtu.be/rvIJlILloRg
As most of you might have noticed, the funding goal of our campaign has already been achieved. However this doesn't mean that it's finished! You can still purchase your copy of the album or get one of the other rewards. We can use this income for the production of a music video or a photoshooting. And as many desired, we now offer the album also as a digital download one week before the official release. In addition to the songs, this version also includes the booklet as a PDF-file. You will receive the download link on time by e-mail.
We would like to thank you once again for all your support! Without you, the production of the album would not be possible.
Elvellon wishes you all relaxing holidays in the circle of your loved ones and already a happy new Year 2017. Soon we will start the recordings and keep you updated as usual.
To the crowdfunding campaign: >>> https://www.startnext.com/en/elvellon
What a day in Elvellon's career! 10 days ago, we launched our Crowdfunding campaign to fund our first album. And today you already managed to break the funding goal of 7,000 €! The flood of emotions we feel is difficult to put into words.
But one thing is certain for us: It is an honor to call you our fans! The degree of fidelity, enthusiasm and willingness to help surpasses our wildest dreams. Without you we would be nothing. Thanks alot!
You were the absolute madness yesterday! Our last concert of the year could not have been better. We can not thank you enough for this wonderful evening. We really don't have such a great audience every time. Special thanks go to the people who have come from further away such as from Paris or Munich. At this point, we must definitely thank our friends of Fourth Circle and Aeranea. Rarely we had so much fun together at backstage. We must repeat this soon.
Wow, what a start of the campaign! After just 48 hours we have already achieved half of our funding goal. And all of this we owe to you! You are amazing! Many, many thanks!
In addition to the rehearsals for this year's final concert, we are still writing on the last songs for the album. Some details are being worked out to give the songs the finishing touches. In the future we will give you more detailed reports on this subject.
But first of all, we want to bring the Crowdfunding campaign to a successful result. And here you - the supporters - can help us one more time: Spread the good news and tell the world about this wonderful project.
Since the release of our first EP Spellbound the demand for our debut album has increased more and more. And since we are still facing every challenge by ourselves without the backing of a record label we need your help now!
The Studio has been booked for January and it is now inevitable: Elvellon will start the recording of their first album very soon!
But first we have to say good bye to 2016. Under the (christmassy) slogan "Stars of the Night", we will once again give everything together with Aeranea and Fourth Circle, our friends from France. Celebrate with us the last gig before the long concert break until the release of the finished album!
Then come to Bollwerk 107 in our hometown Moers and celebrate with the Grailknights and us this gruesome and beautiful festivity!We are eager to support the Knights of Grailham City in their everlasting battle against Dr. Skull and hope to warm up the Battlechoir properly before the battle. After the work is done, we will celebrated the victory at the after-show party.
Pre-sale: 11, - € (plus fees) At the door 16, - €. The price includes admission to the party
This Friday we will play again in Geldern at theHolländerlake at thewonderful Geldernsein Festival! In 2014 we have playedourthird concertthere.At this point we want tothank the organizers fortheir confidence. In the last two years a lot of things have happenedand we are looking foward to boardthis magnificentfestival stage again with all the new experiences.
In the heart of our songwritingperiod, we began to rehearse againthree weeks ago.And not without any reason: On next Saturday, the 4th of June, we're going to play at Gelderner street party on the Schwarzbrenner stage. We will already present a new song there. Our stage time start at 19:30. Right befor our show, our friends from the band Sacred Groove, with whom we shared our first concert in 2013, will also hit the stage. We're looking forward to seeing all of you! :)
Now the long-haired grandpa tells you the story of the five Elvellons in the current issue of Metal Hammer magazine... Joking apart :) The Metal Hammer has chosen us as the official ’heroes of tomorrow’, and that is why we are presented in the April issue, including review and interview. Thank you, Metal Hammer!
Today we are allowed to announcetwowonderfulfestivalslots. Forone the Autumn MoonFestivalinHamelnon the 14th and 15th of October andGeldernseinFestivalfrom the 26th to the 28th of August, where wealready played in 2014on Friday nightas the last band. We're looking forward tothis reunion!
Overnight our music video for "Born From Hope" has passed the 100,000 mark on youtube. We are very moved and proud that our song has reached so many people in the world during the last six months.Since we are in the heart of the songwriting process, we’re pleased with the fact, that we can draw more energy and strength upon this success for the upcomming album production. All our thanks go to you! And of course to Mirko, who captured these wonderful images.
Although we are working intensively on the album, we will play a handful of selected shows in the summer. One that it is very important to us personally, is the Dong Open Air. Today, the first bands were announced and we are proud to take part. Ticket sales will start this Sunday.
2015 was a year full of surprises in which we took big steps forward. To honour these achievements, we all sat down on a couch, let the cameras roll and just talked about the highlights of the last 12 months without any notes. Now we can present to you the result in a small video, seperated in three parts.
At this point we also want to thank all the nice people, who who have accompanied us along our path and supported us. You are the best! We wish you all a happy 2016!
The wait is over! Finally we can present to you our first music video. During the shoot, we came across a lot of obstacles that we luckily could overcome with the help of some wonderful people. Now we are even more proud of the result. >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmBiw2yCbdw
Although we didn’t take first place in the Best of Unsigned Contest, we had a really great concert in front of an even greater audience :) Fortunately a handful of cameras captured a few moments of this evening and so we can share those memories with you now ► https://youtu.be/ajsyLFmzJB4
After several attempts and cancelled dates the shooting of our first music video finally continues. We don’t want to tell you more at this point. Let yourself be surprised. As we go into shooting, it won't be long. So stay tuned!
You voted us to the first place in the M'era Luna newcomer contest. Now we’re allowed to open this wonderful festival on the 08th of august. We are extremely grateful for your amazing support. Only you have made this possible!
On the 29th of august at 6 pm our songs will sound from the stage of Metal Acker festival in Tennebronn (near Schramberg) with our songs. We are looking forward to it very much and say thank you, for this warm invitation.
Finally there’s a possibility for you to order our CD's and shirts online. You can find them on our profile on bandcamp.com, that perhaps you already know from our first online publications. Check it out: https://elvellon.bandcamp.com/merch