March 3 — Elvenking debuted its latest single and video this weekend.
The band unveiled its new single, ‘Bride of Night‘ and its video Friday. The song and its video are the third from the band’s forthcoming album, Reader of the Runes – Rapture, which is scheduled for release April 28 through AFM Records. The premiere of the new single and video follows those of its predecessors, ‘The Hanging Tree‘ and ‘Rapture.’
The band’s new single is a full-on power metal composition complete with keyboards and rich wall of guitars. It also features guest vocals from former Draconian vocalist Heike Langhans.
The band talked about the song’s musical arrangement in a prepared statement.
“We are proud to present our new song and video “Bride of Night,” the statement reads. “It surely represents the more melodic side of our sound, yet dark and melancholic. We know that a lot of our fans love this side of Elvenking, so this is also a gift to you.”
No information about the song’s lyrical theme was provided in the news release announcing the song’s premiere and no lyrics were provided with the song’s video. The video tells the story of a woman apparently who has been accused of being a watch. She is made to carry a cross to a certain site, is tied to the structure and then burned alive. Some viewer discretion is advised.
In other news, the band has been tapped to join this year’s annual ProgPower USA festival. The band is scheduled to perform Sept. 6 on the festival’s first day as a replacement for for Power Quest, which recently cancelled its live schedule. Festival tickets are available here. Joining Elvenking for the festival’s first day are: Doro, Swallow The Sun, Cynic, and Ice Age.
Beast in Black, The Halo Effect, and Seven Kingdoms are among the bands scheduled to perform on the second day of the four-day festival. Among the most notable names for the festival’s third day are the likes of: Kamelot, Ad Infinitum, and Wind Rose. Tickets for Day Three are sold out, as are tickets for the festival’s final day, which will feature performances from the likes of Myrath, Unleash The Archers, and Visions of Atlantis.
The festival’s full lineup is noted below:
Day 1 | September 6
SWALLOW THE SUN
Get Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/progpower-usa-xxii-day-1-atlanta-georgia-09-06-2023/event/0E005D95F00F4C7D
Day 2 | September 7
BEAST IN BLACK
THE HALO EFFECT
Get Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/progpower-usa-xxii-day-2-atlanta-georgia-09-07-2023/event/0E005D4CB6AB455E
Day 3 | September 8 SOLD OUT
Day 4 | September 9 SOLD OUT
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
POVERTY’S NO CRIME
Elvenking’s upcoming performance at ProgPower USA is in support of its forthcoming album. The full track listing for Elvenking’s new album is noted below.
02. The Hanging Tree
03. Bride of Night
05. The Cursed Cavalier
06. To the North
08. Red Mist
10. An Autumn Reverie
11. The Repentant
More information on Elvenking’s new single, video, and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at :