Band name

Wheel of the Elves

These names of the heavens are recorded (but we have not found all these terms in poems; and these skaldic terms, even as others, are not meet for use in skaldic writing, methinks, unless one first find such names in the works of Chief Skalds). […] Sól: sunna, röðull, eyglóa, alskír, sýni, fagrahvél, líknskin, Dvalins leika, álfröðull, ifröðull, mylin.

Skáldskaparmál, Snorri Sturluson

The name comes from álfröðull, a kenning used by skalds from medieval Iceland to denote the sun. ALVENRAD is a free Dutch translation, which in turn can be translated to ‘wheel of the elves’. The original term is strongly associated with the motive of a continuing dying and becoming world in the Edda’s. For the artists the name stands for strength and fertility.