Apr 122019
 

Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie have released their new album, “Ategnatos”, on April 5 via Nuclear Blast. The lyric video for their new single ‘The Slumber’ can be watched below.

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

A work based on archaic archetypes and the ancient concept of renewal, “Ategnatos” unfolds an elemental force to be reckoned with. “These archetypes are still within us,” leader Christian “Chrigel” Glanzmann says. “People didn’t change that much during the last 3000 years — and men were always just men.” No wonder the album follows a decidedly darker, monumental tone that suits them very well. Continue reading »

Mar 192019
 

Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie will release their new album, “Ategnatos”, on April 5 via Nuclear Blast. The video for their new single ‘Ambiramus’ can be watched below.

Chrigel Glanzmann states:
“Here you go – the next single off our upcoming album: “Ambiramus”! It’s definitely one of the most exceptional songs from our discography! “Ambiramus” comes in quite groovy and with a light-hearted, yet racing folk reel in the chorus and a very accessible overall appearance; easily the brightest song we’ve ever written. Yet at the same time it goes to where the actual magic of traditional Celtic folk music exists: a place where cheerfulness and melancholy, hardship and hope, glee and deep mysticism meet to become one! And this deep, wistful yet hopefull mysticism is also found in the song’s lyrics, which will take you to the very core of the Celtic mythology the album contemplates. “Ambiramus” (gaulish for “Voyage”) is based on a late Celtic literary tradition – the so-called Immrama tales. “Ambiramus” is the last song we wrote for the album and it’s probably the result of and a testimony to the very inspiring and creative atmosphere, in which we created “Ategnatos”! The song basically “fell into place” after Alain finished the drum tracking, and it was written and arranged in just a few hours. We hope you enjoy it!”…
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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 »