Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie have just released a brand-new single, ‘Rebirth’. The song is the first taste of the band’s upcoming album, which is due next year.
The official video for ‘Rebirth’, which was produced by Wolfgang Wolman and Oliver Sommer of AVA Studios, can be seen below.
Eluveitie‘s Christian “Chrigel” Glanzmann comments: “After a longer period of playing many acoustic sessions, peaking in creating our much-anticipated second acoustic album, “Evocation II – Pantheon”, we’re, of course, more than excited to finally go about our next metal juggernaut! We’ve been gathering ideas since quite a while and yes, we started working on our next metal album!
“It will still take a while until we’ll enter the studios again, since we first want to and will accomplish an amazing ‘Evocation II’ touring cycle. But to soothe your [and our] waiting time, we recently gathered again in the legendary Newsound studios to produce a first single off our upcoming metal album already — so welcome our youngest baby: ‘Rebirth’!
“We believe, it turned out a real monster of in-your-face folk metal and we’re super proud of it. And we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do! As always, it is full of pristine celtic folk music and contains treasures such as the old Irish traditional ‘Lads of Laois’. But at the same time, ‘Rebirth’ comes with a steamrolling truckload of pure fucking metal!
“Conceptually, the song takes a rather philosophical approach on ancient Celtic spirituality and mythology (and so will our upcoming album)! We take ancient mythological images to contemplate them from the view point of our everyday life (no matter if we lived two thousand years ago or today! Because we believe that the deep meaning and significance of these images didn’t change ever since)! ‘Rebirth’ deals with the ancient Celtic image of the ‘cauldron of rebirth’, with it’s meaning and with the darkest passages of our lives, through which we all have to go to arise reborn.”
Eluveitie in May 2016 announced the departure of drummer Merlin Sutter, vocalist Anna Murphy and guitarist Ivo Henzi.
* Jonas Wolf (guitar)
* Matteo Sisti (whistles, bagpipes, mandola)
* Nicole Ansperger (fiddle)
* Alain Ackermann (drums)
* Chrigel Glanzmann (vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran)
* Fabienne Erni (vocals, celtic harp, mandola)
* Kay Brem (bass)
* Michalina Malisz (hurdy gurdy)
* Rafael Salzmann (guitar)
The new lineup of Eluveitie made its live debut at the Eluveitie & Friends festival in January at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland.
Oct 29 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Vienna, Austria
Oct 30 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Stuttgart, Germany
Oct 31 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nov 02 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Paris, France
Nov 03 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, London, United Kingdom
Nov 04 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nov 05 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 06 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Nov 08 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Berlin, Germany
Nov 09 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Munich, Germany
Nov 10 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Leipzig, Germany
Nov 11 Metal Hammer Paradise Wangels, Germany
Nov 12 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Bochum, Germany
Dec 30 Halle 622 Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 19. 2018 Vladivostok, San Remo
Feb 21. 2018 Irkutsk, Dikaya Loshad’
Feb 22. 2018 Novosibirsk, Otdyh
Feb 23. 2018 Omsk, Angar
Feb 24. 2018 Ekaterinburg, Teleclub
Feb 25. 2018 Ufa, Music Hall
Feb 26. 2018 Samara, Zvezda
Feb 27. 2018 Yaroslavl, Gorka
Feb 28. 2018 Krasnodar, Arena Hall
March 01. 2018 Voronezh, Colosseum
March 02, 2018 Moscow, Yotaspace
March 03. 2018 St.Petersburg, Aurora
March 04. 2018 Kiev, Atlas
March 05. 2018 Chernomors, Metropolis
Video for ‘Rebirth’