On April twenty eighth, 2023, Elvenking will proceed their epic quest with Reader Of The Runes – Rapture, the sequel to their 2019 file, Reader of the Runes – Divination. Forging a potent magic stronger than ever by evoking the essence of heavy steel, pagan steel, folks and melodic dying steel, Elvenking set sail to horizons extra distant than ever earlier than. The band has shared a music video for first single, the album title monitor, “Rapture”.
Guitarist Aydan and vocalist Damna remark:
“After three years of absence, we determined to present our followers a style of the album that could possibly be as lots as potential. ‘Rapture’ is without doubt one of the longest tracks of the lot and we really feel it has all of the epicness, the tragic nature and a lot of the nuances that the album incorporates in its complete size, so that is what we wished to supply to our listeners as a primary glimpse of Reader of the Runes – Rapture. Additionally, lyrically it’s the good hyperlink between the earlier chapter and this one, as it’s the Introduction. The story opens on the Reader of the Runes himself and we examine his mindset and plans earlier than the climax that might be described in the remainder of the songs.”
Reader Of The Runes – Rapture was written between 2020 and 2022, and was recorded between Might and October 2022 by the band and famend producer Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth, Behemoth) who additionally took over mixing and mastering duties.
“The Hanging Tree”
“Bride of Evening”
“The Cursed Cavalier”
“To the North”
“An Autumn Reverie”
“How would we’ve got approached musically the second chapter of the Reader of the Runes trilogy? That’s a query we requested ourselves many instances earlier than finalizing the songwriting course of.“ Damna and Aydan clarify. “Working each on ROTR Half 2 and Half 3 on the similar time, actually helped us unfold the songs, the lyrics and the atmospheres on the entire remaining a part of the story as the event of the occasions wanted a robust backing from the music. So, Half 2 is certainly darker, it wanted to be tragic and violent and this gave us the prospect to completely breathe the soundscape we already had in thoughts as we began to jot down songs in early 2020. We really feel that with this album we’ve got forged a milestone and set an extra restrict in what we will do by mixing correctly what we deeply love in steel. We’re very happy with all of the shades that compose these eleven songs; altogether they make a canvas we’re very happy with. Half 3 as an alternative will discover the disclosure of all of the mysteries narrated within the first two chapters and for this very motive you may must count on even additional totally different musical nuances in the way forward for this trilogy.”
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