May 232019
 

Cellar Darling — who feature in their ranks former Eluveitie members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass) — checked in with the following:

Today, we are excited to announce the first set of headline dates in mainland Europe for our ongoing “The Spell” World Tour! We can’t wait to see you this fall in France, Germany, Czechia, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the Netherlands.

Witness our concept album “The Spell” live on our newly announced European shows in October and November 2019.

To celebrate the occasion, we are also releasing the next video from our concept album The Spell: Once again, Costin Chioreanu created beautiful visuals, this time for the song ‘Pain’. Continue reading »

Apr 302019
 

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

Chrigel Glanzmann comments: “Here you go with our second lyric video for a song from our brand new album Ategnatos! It’s the second part of the two-song cycle of The Slumber and Worship! A radical song with drastic lyrics on a severe topic: The ancient Celtic Sesroneos myth, in which our modern societies can and probably should reflect themselves as much as the people in ancient times could! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and find some food for thought in it! Special thanks to Randy Blythe of Lamb of God for an excellent performance!”

“Ategnatos” has entered the charts all over the world, including a #3 position in their home country, Switzerland and #11 in Germany. Continue reading »

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 »