‘Eluveitie’ Announce North American Tour With ‘Children Of Bodom’


Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie are very happy to announce that they are taking part in the next North American run of the Finnish metal legends Children Of Bodom in early 2012! These dates will be part of the first leg of their 2012 Helvetios World Tour, with more to be announced within the next weeks and months. [Tourdates and billing are listed below].

Recently Eluveitie entered New Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, a municipality in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland, with producer Tommy Vetterli (a.k.a. Tommy T. BaronCoroner/ex-Kreator guitarist) to begin recording their new album, Helvetios, for an early 2012 release via Nuclear Blast Records. According to the band,Vetterli “will record drums, guitars and vocals and will also be producing and mixing the record. Most folk instruments and also vocals will be recorded by Anna Murphy and Marco Jencarelli at the Soundfarm studios in Lucerne.”

In other news, Eluveitie will hold the first edition of its own festival, Eluveitie & Friends on December 30, 2011 at the Volkshaus in Zurich. Other bands scheduled to participate in the event include Coroner  and Korpiklaani.

Eluveitie‘s latest album, Everything Remains (As It Never Was), sold around 1,600 copies in the United  States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 23 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Everything Remains (As It Never Was) registered the following first-week European chart positions:

Switzerland: #8
Germany: #19
Austria: #22

Everything Remains (As It Never Was) was released on February 19, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed at Nott-In Pill studios in Wales with Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Kreator, Behemoth, Bullet For My Valentine) and Martyn “Ginge” Ford.

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January 30 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
January 31 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
February 1 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
February 3 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
February 4 St. Louis, MO Pops
February 6 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
February 7 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
February 9 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
February 10 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
February 11 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
February 13 Santa Ana, CA Yost Theatre
February 15 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
February 17 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
February 18 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
February 19 Lubbock, TX Pavilion
February 21 Austin, TX Emo’s East
February 22 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
February 24 Louisville, KY Expo 5
February 25 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
February 26 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
February 27 Montreal, QC Metropolis
February 29 Quebec City, QC Imperial
March 1 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
March 2 Huntington, NY The Paramount Theatre
March 3 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
March 4 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live

Related articles:
Eluveitie – Everything Remains (as it never was) [CD review, 2010]
Eluveitie’ Recording New Album (Details and Album Title Unveiled) + Fall 2011 Tourdates [Sept. 2011]

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