They recently had to postpone their European “Divination” tour dates but come around with a little ear candy to cheer up their fans: Italy’s pagan metal heroes ELVENKING unleash their new single “No Prayer For The Dying” (IRON MAIDEN cover) today.
The band states: “Dear Elvenlegions, This difficult year is coming with a lot of hard decisions and a lot of sacrifice. Especially now that we are all facing a global emergency. We were forced to cancel this year’s headlining tour and this was really sad for us. Anyway we want to make a special gift to you all by releasing this cover song we recorded during the sessions of “Reader of the Runes – Divination”. It is a small thing to keep us all on track and to remind you that Elvenking is still here and that is still planning to release new music and to be back on stage (hopefully) soon. We chose a song by Iron Maiden because it is THE band that deeply influenced our musical path and that literally changed our lives. Why “No Prayer for the Dying”? We know that a lot of Maiden fans think that this is one of their worst albums, but we always thought it hid a great potential, and this song is a true example. We gave it the Elvenking touch and we really hope that you will enjoy it! So here’s our gift to you Elvenlegions, take care and Stay Pagan! \m/”
30.11. SK Bratislava – Randal Club
01.12. AT Graz – Explosiv
02.12. DE Munich – Backstage
03.12. DE Weinheim – Café Central
04.12. DE Prague – Noca Chmelnice
More live dates will be announced soon, please stay tuned and keep an eye on the offical band channels for more information. Considering the impressive history of ELVENKING, there is no chance to deny it: The Folk Power Metal band belongs to the most important and unique bands of the scene that made its way and established itself among the leading acts of Europa when it comes to powerful metal music with Folk and Pagan influences.
In 2019, the band released their next and tenth masterpiece: “Reader Of The Runes – Divination”. The concept album is an adventurous journey into a mystic world of runes, magic and ancient powers far away from the visible. But not only the overwhelming concept makes „Reader Of The Runes – Divination“ the maybe most epic album ELVENKING ever recorded. Musically it is definitely an album that breathes freshness while still being totally loyal to the unique sound of the band.