Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
WATCH NOW! Facebook Twitter Instagram LOGIN
MAGAZINE -  DOWNLOADS -  CONTESTS -  STORE
News

ELVENKING Premieres "The Hanging Tree" Single

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 @ 7:09 AM


New Album, Reader Of The Runes – Rapture Out On April 28 Via AFM Records

- advertisement -
April 28, 2023 will see the masters of heavy metal, pagan, folk and melodic death metal, ELVENKING, return to fantasy with their epic, new album Reader Of The Runes – Rapture, through AFM Records! The band's eleventh studio album marks the sequel to their 2019 blockbuster record Reader of The Runes – Divination.

ELVENKING set sail to horizons more distant than ever before, boldly taking the world by storm with their quintessentially unique approach to heavy, powerful music. As guitarist Aydan and vocalist Damna recently revealed, "Part 2 is darker, it needed to be tragic and violent and this gave us the chance to fully breathe the soundscape we already had in mind as we started to write songs in early 2020. We feel that with this album, we have cast a milestone and set a further limit in what we can do by mixing wisely what we deeply love in metal. We are very satisfied with all the shades that compose these eleven songs; altogether they make a canvas we are very proud of."

But give ear, following the previously-released, first album single "Rapture", today, ELVENKING premiered a haunting lyric video for the epic track "The Hanging Tree"! Watch the new clip BELOW

Get the song on all digital platforms.

Says the band: ""The Hanging Tree" is a song that sets a violent darker tone as we dive deep into the core of the story narrated in the second part of the Reader of The Runes trilogy. If Rapture was more epic, slow paced and filled with many different shades and textures, “The Hanging Tree” is a merciless fast cavalcade that goes straight to the point with a heavy fast riffing, melodic yet aggressive vocals, big choirs in the chorus, two insane guitar solos and a folk break in the middle that our dear EK fans will definitely love. It will surely be a highlight in our forthcoming live shows."

Ever since their inception in 1997, ELVENKING mastered their way to their own identity with courage and bravado, leaving behind the shackles of genres step by step before they truly broke out with their 2014 monument The Pagan Manifesto. ELVENKING have been defying all genres, now feeling quite at home in their very own enchanted realm. With Rapture, the Italian collective delivers part two of their monumental Reader of The Runes trilogy, and an epic metal quest of woe and despair, wrought with mysterious figures, dark magic and an altogether mesmerizing autumnal flair reminiscent of a forest glade during an Indian Summer. It’s more than just a metal album. It’s a moving story set to fabulous songs, bridging the gap between fantasy and reality. Many times before, ELVENKING have weaved powerful magic into the world. This time, they truly came into their own, wresting their best effort yet from a global pandemic.

Reader Of The Runes – Rapture was written between 2020 and 2022, and was recorded between May and October 2022 by the band and renowned producer Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth, Behemoth) who also took over mixing and mastering duties.

Tracklist:

  • "Rapture"
  • "The Hanging Tree"
  • "Bride of Night"
  • "Herdchant"
  • "The Cursed Cavalier"
  • "To the North"
  • "Covenant"
  • "Red Mist"
  • "Incantations"
  • "An Autumn Reverie"
  • "The Repentant"


Please log in to view RANTS

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
INKCARCERATION Music & Tattoo Festival Reveals 2023 Lineup
XANDRIA Launches New Video For "Two Worlds"
TARJA Announces 2023 "Living The Dream Tour"
MESHUGGAH To Issue Remastered Fifteenth Anniversary Edition Of ObZen Full-Length
MILWAUKEE METAL FEST Announces Dates, Lineup For 2023
UNCURED Releases New Single "Let’s Break Out"
2023 DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR Announced Featuring DARK FUNERAL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, 200 STAB WOUNDS And BLACKBRAID
ROXANNE Drop New Video For "Keep On Keepin’ On"
OVERKILL Set To Unleash New Album Scorched
ENFORCED Reveals Details For New Album, War Remains
ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER Join For Summer "Freaks On Parade Tour 2023"
LORDI Unveil New Album Screem Writers Guild
KISS Release New Archive Title, Off The Soundboard: Poughkeepsie, New York, 1984
AXEL RUDI PELL Set To Release New Album, The Ballads VI
ATREYU Launches New Single "Drowning"
WISHBONE ASH's Argus Gets 50th Anniversary Box Set
HANOI ROCKS Unveil 40th Anniversary Redux Release of Oriental Beat
UNEARTH Unleash "The Wretched; The Ruinous" Video
BAMBOOZLE Festival Announces 2023 Line Up
AVATAR, LZZY HALE Duet On New Single, "Violence No Matter What"
Photographer JEREMY SAFFER Announces Los Angeles Daughters of Darkness Art Exhibit And Book Signing
Extreme Metal Band SIGLOS, Featuring Ex-MINISTRY Guitarist SIN QUIRIN, Releases Their First EP, Rituales Sagrados
GHOST Share "Spillways" Track Featuring JOE ELLIOTT Of DEF LEPPARD
ENSLAVED Launch New Single "Forest Dweller"
OBITUARY Announce Spring North America Headline Tour
METAL BLADE Reissue Two LIEGE LORD Albums, Burn To My Touch And Master Control
MOTORHEAD Share New Unreleased Track "Greedy Bastards"
TRIBLATION Reveal Details For New EP Hamartia
DOPE Share New Single "Dive"
DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Release "Mars In Exile" Video Featuring Stop Motion Building Bricks
LEE AARON Drops New Album Title Track Video For "Elevate"
THE 69 EYES Announce 'Gotta Rock Tour' West Coast Dates
URIAH HEEP Release Second Single "Hurricane"
ALESTORM Announces 2023 USA Headline Tour
AUGUST BURNS RED Unleash "Backfire" Video
BLACKIE LAWLESS Reflects On W.A.S.P. US Tour; Band Adds More European Dates
MICHAEL MONROE Shares New Album Title Track Video For "I Live Too Fast To Die Young", Featuring SLASH
METALLICA '72 Seasons Global Premiere' Coming To Theaters April 13th
ABBA-Metal Icons AMBERIAN DAWN Release Fourth Single, “The Day Before You Came”
LIV KRISTINE Readies New Album River Of Diamonds
WACKEN METAL BATTLE USA Announces 2023 Battles Rounds
MR. BUNGLE, THE MELVINS And SPOTLIGHTS Join For 'Geek Show' Tour
NE OBLIVISCARIS Reveals Video For Brand New Song, "Graal"
KANSAS Announces "50th Anniversary Tour - Another Fork In The Road"
REDEMPTION Unveil New Album I Am The Storm
LIV SIN Unleashes "I Am The Storm" Video
UGLY KID JOE Announce Dates For First U.S. Tour In 27 Years
ELVENKING Premieres "The Hanging Tree" Single
HEATHEN, ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN Join For "Empire Of The Blind" Spring Tour
IAN HUNTER Assembles Historic Lineup For Defiance Part 1 Release
BLACK HEART SAINTS Launch "Human Xstacy" Single
THE METAL HALL OF FAME, DEKO ENTERTAINMENT Team Up To Release The Metal Hall of Fame All Stars CD/DVD
RIVAL SONS Launch New Video For "Rapture"
GEORGE LYNCH Returns With New Industrial Project THE BANISHMENT
NOTHING MORE Drop New Single "The Other F Word"
BRUJERIA Announce Their "Matando Güeros – 30 Aniversário Tour"
JEHTRO TULL Unveil 23rd Studio Album RökFlöte
KATATONIA Share New Video For "Opaline"
ROCKNPOD 2023 Expo Announced For March
LAST IN LINE Set For New Album Jericho
DOWNFALL OF GAIA Set To Release New Album Silhouettes Of Disgust
DARKTHRONE's Goatlord: Original To Be Released On February 10th
WARBRINGER To Release Total War - The Complete Cassette Box Set
SKINFLINT Reveals New Album Hate Spell
AD INFINITUM Present Powerful Third Single, Video "Seth"
PINK FLOYD's The Dark Side Of The Moon Gets Box Set For 50th Anniversary
ENTHEOS Unveil New Album Time Will Take Us All
ALTER BRIDGE Release Video For Track "Holiday"
ROXANNE Return With Their Third Studio Album Stereo Typical
METALLICA Unleash "Screaming Suicide" Video
PANTERA Announce 2023 North American Tour
GRAVE DIGGER To Release 25 To Live As Limited Edition Vinyl Box
ROBIN MCAULEY Releases New Video For "Feel Like Hell"
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP Reveals "80's Anthems" Camp
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces "The Verminous Remnant Tour" 2023
ANGEL VIVALDI Shares New Video For "Eight"
DEMONS DOWN, Featuring JIMI BELL And CHUCK WRIGHT, Unveil Debut Studio Album I Stand
GOJIRA, MASTODON Announce Co-Headline "The Mega-Monsters Tour"
World-Famous Tribute Icons TRAGEDY Release Video For New Cover Of THE POINTER SISTERS' "I'm So Excited"
INSOMNIUM Debuts New Single, "The Witch Hunter"
WAGE WAR Announce Spring 2023 Headline Tour
ORGY Drops New Single "Empty"
SUICIDE SILENCE Reveal More New Album Details For Remember... You Must Die
KREATOR, SEPULTURA Team Up For 'Klash Of The Titans' North American Tour
IN FLAMES Unleash "Meet Your Maker" Video
SAXON Set To Release Second Covers Album, More Inspirations
BLACK STAR RIDERS Launch New Single, "Catch Yourself On"
BLOODBOUND Set To Unleash New Album, Tales From The North
BEYOND THE BLACK Drop New Video For "Free Me"
PIERCE THE VEIL Share New Single "Even When I'm Not With You"
NIGHT DEMON Unveil Details For New Concept Album Outsider
POP EVIL Launch “Dead Reckoning (Ft. FIT FOR A KING)” Video
ALICE COOPER Announces Spring Tour Dates
KAMELOT Return With New Album The Awakening
REVOCATION Unleash Video For "Godforsaken"
QUIET RIOT Drops Rehab: Relapsed & Remastered Reissue, Including Unreleased Track With KEVIN DUBROW
BEAST IN BLACK Release Video For "Blade Runner"
PERIPHERY Set To Release Periphery V: Djent Is Not A Genre Album
POWERWOLF Announces More USA Performances
THEORY OF A DEADMAN Share New Single "Ambulance"
THE HELLFREAKS Reveal New Album Pitch Black Sunset
PRONG Return With New Single "Breaking Point"
Italian Comedy Metal Masters NANOWAR OF STEEL Unveil New Album, Dislike To False Metal
CRADLE OF FILTH, DEVILDRIVER Announce First Leg Of 2023 "Double Trouble Live" U.S. Co-Headline Tour
CATTLE DECAPITATION Return With New Album Terrasite
SONIC TEMPLE ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL Announces 2023 Band Lineup
NOTHING MORE Announce 'Spirits 2023' North American Headline Tour
DELAIN Release Third Single, "Moth To A Flame"
PUNK IN THE PARK VENTURA Festival Announced For March
DYING FETUS, SUICIDE SILENCE To Co-Headline 2023 CHAOS & CARNAGE Tour
KK'S PRIEST To Play Exclusive Show At TIME TO ROCK Festival This Summer
FORTUNE CHILD Drop "All I Wanna Know" Video
BLACK STAR RIDERS Return With New Album Wrong Side Of Paradise
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Share New Video For "Clocks"
INGESTED Announces Spring North American Headlining Tour
THE WINERY DOGS Launch New Video For "Mad World"
NONPOINT Announces Immersive "Twisted Wizard of Oz" Themed Tour
ANTI-FLAG Share "Sold Everything" Video
SEVEN SPIRES Announce New Live Album, Live at Progpower USA XXI
REVOLUTION SAINTS Release New Single "Need Each Other"
OBITUARY Share New Single "My Will To Live"
VICIOUS RUMORS Announce U.S. Tour
ENTERPRISE EARTH Drop Crushing New Video/Single, “Death Magick”
ROYAL MAIL To Honor Rock Legends IRON MAIDEN With A Set Of 12 Special Stamps
KATATONIA Share Performance Video For "Birds"
Norwegian Glam Metallers WIG WAM Stream New Single "High N Dry"
KINGS OF THRASH Announce First Leg Of 2023 Tour
FORTUNE CHILD Releases New Single "Fool Me Once"
LORD OF THE LOST Drop New Album Blood & Glitter
SKINNER Releases New Single "In Silence"
ONLINE METAL PROMO Offers Free End Of Year Digital Compilation
LOVEBITES Return With New Album Judgement Day
STEVEN ADLER Guitarist MICHAEL THOMAS Releases New Single "Hammer Of A Gun"
INFERNAL METAL FESTIVAL NORWAY Reveals Black Metal Sightseeing Tour With ANDERS ODDEN
VADER Announce "Revelation Of The Wicked - North American 2023"
ENSLAVED Release "Caravans To The Outer Worlds" Live Video
SAVAGE EXISTENCE Set To Release Self-Titled Album
BEYOND THE GATES Festival Reveals Full Lineup, Daily Schedules For 2023
ENSIFERUM Announces "Seafearer's Dream" European Headline Tour





HOME | MAGAZINE | DOWNLOADS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP/POLICIES

©2023 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News