The Press Release:
Napalm Records is delighted to welcome a promising and uprising symphonic metal star to its growing roster. Dive into impressive soundscapes and join the thrilling adventure: German firestarters ELVELLON have just inked a worldwide record deal with the premier rock and metal label.
Since ELVELLON came to life in 2010, the four-piece played its way straight into the heart of a steadily growing fan base with a captivating symbiosis of orchestral arrangements, heavy riffs and the striking voice of Nele Messerschmidt on vocal duties. After releasing their self-recorded 5-track EP, Spellbound (2015), and being dubbed as “heroes of tomorrow” by German Metal Hammer magazine, the band presented its critically acclaimed debut album, Until Dawn, three years later in 2018. Sharing the stage with scene leading VISIONS OF ATLANTIS and entering festival grounds like Rock Harz, Metal Hammer Paradise, M’era Luna, Rock Fest Barcelona, Metalfest Open Air and Rage Against Racism Festival, to name just a few, ELVELLON are now up to lift their inimitable output to the next level.
Enter a dreamlike world of cinematic magic, wandering between childish wonders and hard-hearted bitterness! More to be announced soon…
ELVELLON on the signing:
“Since we began our musical journey, it was our dream to sign with a legendary label such as Napalm Records. Now this dream became reality and we can barely put into words what we are feeling at this very moment. We feel honored to find ourselves among so many awesome bands. It’s going to be a bright future.”
For a vision of what lies ahead, check out the official music video for the bewitching track “Born From Hope”, which has already hit over 1.2 million views on YouTube, cut from the outstanding first full-length, Until Dawn.
Nele Messerschmidt – vocals
Gilbert Gelsdorf – guitars
Maddin Klüners – drums
Pascal Pannen – keyboards
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m feeling a tad off my game considering the band has been around for almost a decade and this is the first time I am hearing about them. Thought its surely true that you can’t always be on point about every single band that is out there. That makes me glad to see this news about another promising group joining the ranks of the Napalm Records roster. Elvellon is the type of band that used to draw me to the label at the onset of my doing reviews of their artists and I am happy to see more stuff like this returning to the fold. I enjoyed the video that is on their YouTube and felt that while there are some similarities to the sound of Finland’s Nightwish, I feel that Elvellon offers up their own take on the Symphonic Metal genre. I look forward to hearing what is to come and as I close this announcement up I wonder what you readers think about the news as well. Were you one of the early followers to their sound? I’d love to hear from those people down in the comments the most but of course all of you are encouraged to show us that you are out there by sharing your thoughts. As we head to the Thanksgiving holiday I hope that you are all keeping safe out there and following the directives that have been lined out by the region you are in. See you next time.