ELFENSJóN recently teased their fifth album ZENITH, but now the first delivery is here with the prerelease of the lead track, ZENITH! It’s a fast-paced and impactful piece with the enchanting fantasy tunes that fans are familiar with. Providing the melancholic, yet powerful vocals for this track is guest vocalist YURiCa (Hanatan), who has been contributing since 2021.

Alongside the prerelease, a preview of the album’s 11 tracks are also available, including both new works and the three most recent singles prior to ZENITH, which are DAWN, ECLIPSE, and Magatsu yami ni utau.

ELFENSJóN - Full album ZENITH (All song Preview)

On April 10, the album will be released in a two-disc package—one jewel case for each disc—for both the regular and limited edition. The first disc include all the 11 songs, while the second disc contains the instrumental version of those aforementioned songs.

If you’re interested in picking up a physical release, you can do so via the online store DIVERSE DIRECT which offers overseas shipping.

For digital purchases, the album is available on iTunes, but as of writing, it is not yet available on Bandcamp. You can of course access it via major streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.


With the dedicated album page for ZENITH being unveiled in conjunction with the prerelease, two new characters have been introduced, LAKHESIS and LOKI. These two characters are featured on the cover artwork for the two discs that you’ll find on the physical release.


Similar to ELFENSJóN’s previous releases, the impressive lineup of individuals involved in creating the entire work consists of respected figures from the scene.

ELFENSJóN

  • Keisuke Kurose:
    • Responsible for composition, arrangement, production, direction, and lyrics, for all the tracks.
  • Ishizue Kachiru:
    • Responsible for art direction and Illustrations, and lyrics.

Contributors

  • YURiCa/Hanatan:
    • Guest vocals for tracks 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, and 11.
  • Annabel:
    • Guest vocals for track 7.
  • konoco:
    • Guest vocals for tracks 4 and 8.
  • KOOL:
    • Guest vocals for tracks 3 and 6.
  • Kenshiro (from WHITEFISTS):
    • Guest guitarist on tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, and 11.
  • myu (from Imy):
    • Guest guitarist on tracks 2, 5, and 8.
  • YOSHIHIRO:
    • Guest guitarist on track 7.
  • kakeyan:
    • Guest bassist on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11.
  • Aotsuki Taizan (Hidarikiki no Goushu):
    • Guest cellist on track 7.
  • Kishida Yuuki:
    • Guest pianist on tracks 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11.
  • Shuhei Kamada:
    • Guest drummer on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8.9, 10, and 11.
  • Masahiro “Godspeed” Aoki:
    • Strings arrangement for track 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, and 11.
  • Fujinami Junichiro:
    • Contributed as the mixing engineer.
  • Yokoi Akira:
    • Receives special thanks.
  • Takiguchi “Tucky” Hiromichi (Tucky’s Mastering Inc.):
    • Responsible for the mastering.
  • Reku:
    • Responsible for packaging and logo design.

About ELFENSJóN

The German word “Elf” means “eleven” (10+1, “the last one”), and Sjón means “vision”. Together it forms ELFENSJóN: “The last and another vision”.

ELFENSJóN is a contemporary production group formed at the end of 2018, centering around compositions and arrangements by Keisuke Kurose, and artwork by Ishizue Kachiru. The purpose of the group is to build a new worldview based on the music and illustrations that heed to “dark fantasy”.

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Digital
  1. ZENITH
    ZENITH
CD
DISC 1
  1. ZENITH
  2. ECLIPSE
  3. HETERODOXY
  4. DAWN
  5. BAPTIZE
  6. 葬る陽炎
  7. 斑雪
  8. ATARAXIA
  9. 光の呼び声
  10. 禍つ闇に詠う
CD
DISC 2 - voiceless
  1. ZENITH
  2. ECLIPSE
  3. HETERODOXY
  4. DAWN
  5. BAPTIZE
  6. 葬る陽炎
  7. 斑雪
  8. ATARAXIA
  9. 光の呼び声
  10. 禍つ闇に詠う
CD
DISC 1
  1. ZENITH
  2. ECLIPSE
  3. HETERODOXY
  4. DAWN
  5. BAPTIZE
  6. 葬る陽炎
  7. 斑雪
  8. ATARAXIA
  9. 光の呼び声
  10. 禍つ闇に詠う
CD
DISC 2 - voiceless
  1. ZENITH
  2. ECLIPSE
  3. HETERODOXY
  4. DAWN
  5. BAPTIZE
  6. 葬る陽炎
  7. 斑雪
  8. ATARAXIA
  9. 光の呼び声
  10. 禍つ闇に詠う
Goods
  • A 13cm acrylic stand of LAKHESIS
  • Signed shikishi
ELFENSJóN:
Twitter Kurose Keisuke
Twitter Ishizue Kachiru