Feb 012019
 

Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie will release their new album, “Ategnatos”, on April 5 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the title track can be watched below. The clip was produced in January by the Polish company Grupa13. The cover artwork for the disc was created by Travis Smith.

The band states:‘Ategnatos’ probably became our most organic album by all accounts. It is the result of a thoroughly intuitive process, where we gave creativity full scope. And during this process quite some back-to-the-roots developments emerged in diverse aspects. Many a riff off ‘Ategnatos’ reminds on the guitar work on ‘Slania’. Following our gut feeling, we brought the mixing duties back to Jens Bogren‘s Fascination Street studios, where our Nuclear Blast debut was produced. And regarding the album artwork, it soon became very clear to us that we’d love to work with the fabulous Travis Smith again, who already created the front covers of our albums ‘Spirit’ (14 years ago!) and ‘Everything Remains As It Never Was’. And we’re honestly excited with the result! The front cover shows a spectacular scenery in central Switzerland, a so-called ‘vulva cave’, as it was sought to mark sacred rites of fertility and celebrations of life in ancient times! The artwork mystically and beautifully expresses the ‘Ategnatos’‘s very core and essence! Once again, it was a pleasure to work with Travis!” Continue reading »

Jan 232019
 

Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie will release their new album, “Ategnatos”, on April 5 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the disc was created by Travis Smith and can be seen below.

The band states: ‘Ategnatos’ probably became our most organic album by all accounts. It is the result of a thoroughly intuitive process, where we gave creativity full scope. And during this process quite some back-to-the-roots developments emerged in diverse aspects. Many a riff off ‘Ategnatos’ reminds on the guitar work on ‘Slania’. Following our gut feeling, we brought the mixing duties back to Jens Bogren‘s Fascination Street studios, where our Nuclear Blast debut was produced. And regarding the album artwork, it soon became very clear to us that we’d love to work with the fabulous Travis Smith again, who already created the front covers of our albums ‘Spirit’ (14 years ago!) and ‘Everything Remains As It Never Was’. And we’re honestly excited with the result! The front cover shows a spectacular scenery in central Switzerland, a so-called ‘vulva cave’, as it was sought to mark sacred rites of fertility and celebrations of life in ancient times! The artwork mystically and beautifully expresses the ‘Ategnatos’‘s very core and essence! Once again, it was a pleasure to work with Travis!”

Recordings for “Ategnatos” took at New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli. Continue reading »

Jan 182019
 

Swiss folk metal stars Eluveitie have announced a new album!

The new album, titled “Ategnatos,” arrives after the longest gap between metal albums from the Swiss folk metallers and is scheduled to be released in April this year.

Recordings took place in their beloved New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli and mixing duties were handled by renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The upcoming album features a real string quartet and granted Fabienne Erni’s harp the room it deserved. Continue reading »

Oct 272018
 

In February 2008, the then-little-known Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie published an album which would later be heralded as one of the most important reasons for the group’s breakthrough: “Slania”.

What Eluveitie achieved with that album is not something you could call a phenomena. It’s much more the product of hard, passionate work; the kind of work you put into something you love with all your heart.

Even though the band went quickly from being an underground act to being internationally successful, they had to fight their way to the top, shedding blood, sweat and tears. Euphoric reactions, sold-out shows and a newfound respect the world over were the well-earned rewards for their hard work. Continue reading »

Oct 212018
 

Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie are working on the follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2017 album “Evocation II – Pantheon”. The band is recording the new disc at Tommy Vetterli‘s Newsound Studio in Switzerland.

A year ago, Eluveitie released the singleRebirth’, which gave fans a sample of what they can expect to hear on the forthcoming album. The official video forRebirth’ was produced by Wolfgang Wolman and Oliver Sommer (AVA Studios) and can be seen below.

A very special 10th-anniversary edition of Eluveitie‘s second studio album, “Slania”, will be released on November 16 via Nuclear Blast“Slania – 10 Years” contains a number of bonus tracks, including demos and acoustic versions. Continue reading »