Today we want to thank you for cracking 7,000 Facebook likes!
More than 7,000 awesome fans, who let us feel, why it’s always worth continuing to make music.
Big thumbs up from us to you!
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
+++ Big Announcement +++
The Wait is over. Finally, we can tell you what we’re planing to do with the video footage of our Until Dawn release show:
Bombastic Symphonic Metal made in Germany: Elvellon are about to take the world by storm!
From its inception in 2010 on the quintet has stirred up the scene and has enthralled both its growing fan base as well as the music press with a captivating blend of catching guitars, thunderous drums and magnificent orchestration. As a result, renowned national magazines such as Orkus and Sonic Seducer took notice of the highly promising youngsters early on, while German Metal Hammer magazine even dubbed them “heroes of tomorrow”. Through their first online singles `Oraculum´ (2013) and `Born From Hope´ (2015) – which was accompanied by a masterfully crafted video clip by Mirko Witzki (Any Given Day, Caliban, Deadlock) that almost reached one million views on YouTube within the first year – the band proved that all premature praise had been well-deserved. The 2015 release of their self-produced 5-track EP “Spellbound” marked the first milestone of their career that sent critics from all over Europe into rapture.
Live on stage, the synergy of Elvellon's powerfully performed soundscapes and vocalist Nele's angelic voice always strikes home, too, with the result of a variety of celebrated festival gigs over the recent past, including shows at prestigious German M'era Luna Festival and Wacken Winter Nights.
After the first deal with the aspiring label Reaper Entertainment was inked, the course for Elvellon's conquest was set and things came thick and fast for them:Thanks to a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, which reached almost double the funding goal, the band was able to finance their debut album ‘Until Dawn’.
Within weeks of its release, it was sold about 2000 times so that re-pressing of ‘Until Dawn’ hat to commence only three months later. Uplifted by both the fans’ and the journalists’ outstandingly positive feedback Elvellon will carry on their conquest at this year’s Metal Hammer Paradise festival in November as well as at Rock Fest Barcelona 2019, Metalfest Plzeň in Czech Republic and many other concert venues all over Europe. As far as milestones are concerned, there’s no end in sight!
Year of birth:1994
I come from a musical family where nearly everyone plays an instrument or sings. From a young age I grew up with music and was part of many different musical projects here and there.
Sometime when I was still quite young I found out that singing also functions like a kind of outlet for me and so I began to take my hobby serious, always looking for new musical experiences. One of them was finally Elvellon, something that began as an Intermezzo and than became something bigger and more important to me.
Inspirations for me are foremost good talks with substance, as well as relaxation and a lot of sun, the sea or a walk through the woods. Also I like to suck in every detail that nobody talks about and sometimes it can be a meaningful dream or a cool beer after a hard days` work.
Year of birth: 1988
Quickly after being born my development was shaped by musical education and many years of classes with different instruments. Over the years this lead to me spending more time in bandpractice than in school. I already had my first metal band Ravian when I was 14 and I have stayed pretty true to that genre. 2010 we shared the rehearsal room with a band called Elvellon. Two years later I then joined them.
Where it comes from exactly, I can only guess. Probably for the most part from the music that I listen to. Be it metal, movie soundtracks or folk: Music always inspires me. And then there is the phenomenon that only occurs when I´m holding an instrument in my hand. You suddenly get kissed by a muse and you think to yourself: „Wow, that sounds really awesome. What did I just play?“ :)
Drums and Percussion
Year of birth: 1991
I think my musical interest got me when I was about 12 years old. Because I was always very excited by drums in some soundtracks or songs and I always liked to beat on all kinds of different things, I decided to actually start playing the drums properly.
At the beginning of 2010 I got the offer from Pascal to play with him in the fully equipped rehearsal room of Ravian, a band from Moers. Of course I didn´t let this opportunity slip by and so we met many times during the week, in which I really started to play the drums. Out of this small and inconspicuous idea grew regular rehearsals and with that the foundation for what was to become Elvellon.
Inspiration in my eyes is a word that can have an endless amount of facettes and sources. In my case it´s already things like the sunrise or sunset, wide open green, waters and in general everything in connection with nature. Also it´s movies, music, sounds, smells, places that I know from my youth, people and so much more that can take my worries and the negativity about a lot of things away and let me see new „horizons“.
Year of birth: 1992
I do not really have a sophisticated background, because I never went to music lessons or had private ones. Since I started making music with 13 years I learned from watching professional musicians and mostly taught myself. In those days I mostly grabbed a bass and played my favourit songs. Through what I played I gained more and more knowledge about musical theory like for example scales. Over the years I practised like this until I decided to learn the Keyboards and Piano. What began as a hobby has developed to a proper passion, which I can live out to the maximum in the band.
I let myself be inspired by feelings mostly, be it the nicer ones or the bad. To form a completely new story out of your own memories and to internalize every stimulus while doing that. This is helped of course by listening to your favourite music or to simply take a nap.