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Phil's leaving Elvellon

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 info@elvellon.net


Lichtenacht cancelled!

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.

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Rock Fest Barcelona

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

Website: (Get your tickets here)
>>> http://rockfestbarcelona.com/en/

Metalfest!

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.

>>> https://www.metalfestopenair.cz/

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Elvellon

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nele Messerschmidt

Vocals

Year of birth: 1994

Musical Background:

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.

Inspiration:

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.

Gilbert Gelsdorf

E-/A-Guitar

Year of birth: 1988

Musical Background:

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.

Inspiration:

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?“ :)

Maddin Klüners

Drums and Percussion

Year of birth: 1991

Musical Background:

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:

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“.

Pascal Pannen

Keyboard/ Piano

Year of birth: 1992

Musical Background:

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.

Inspiration:

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.

Elvellon

Music

Born from hope

Releasedate: 13. August 2014

Only digital

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Spellbound

Releasedate: 30. Januar 2015

Digital & CD

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Until Dawn

Releasedate: 01. Juni 2018

Digital & CD

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