‘Eluveitie’ Drops Video for ‘Worship’ [feat. Randy Blythe]


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.
Worldwide chart entries:

Austria #12
UK #5 (Rock)
Finland #9 (phys.)
Canada #43 (top current)
Spain #56
USA #65 (top current)
France #73
Belgium #177

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.

Of course, Eluveitie has long had its very own trademark sound, a sonic adventure often copied but never overcome. With “Ategnatos”, the dedicated nine-piece not only worked with a real string quartet and granted Fabienne Erni‘s sublime mastery of the harp the room it deserved; they also undertook a holistic upgrade resulting in some of the catchiest, most aggressive and most epic tunes the Swiss metal nobility has ever offered.

Eluveitie recently announced a European tour with Lacuna Coil and Infected Rain. (dates below)

The band states: “Our last few months have been extremely intense, creating Ategnatos. Now we simply cannot wait to bring our new songs to the stages and to share our passion, pure fucking metal and heartfelt Celtic mysticism with you all! And all the more we’re excited to bring such great bands with us! We feel honoured to team up with our fellows of the heavyweight institution called Lacuna Coil and also with the amazing wizkid that is Infected Rain, whom we’ve shared festival stages with a few times already!”

Lacuna Coil adds: “Transformation is a process and as life happens you need tons of new music! That’s why we are really excited to team up with Eluveitie and our buddies in Infected Rain for this fantastic tour package. The bill is pretty diverse and interesting and we can’t wait to bring it around Europe. We will play some of our classic songs and introduce some new tunes! We know this tour is going to be rocking, and we know the fans are going to enjoy this as much as we are!”

Upcoming Shows:

Australian Tour 2019

May 15 @ The Gov, Adel
May 16 @ Manning Bar, Syd
May 17 @ the Zoo, Bris
May 18 @ Croxton Band Room, Melb
May 19th @ Rosemount Hotel, Perth

European Tour 2019

Nov. 02 – I – Bari – Demodè **
Nov. 03 – I – Rome – Orion **
Nov. 05 – I – Bologna – Estragon **
Nov. 06 – I – Milan – Live Club **
Nov. 08 – D – Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
Nov. 09 – D – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle II
Nov. 10 – B – Antwerp – Trix
Nov. 12 – GB – Manchester – Ritz **
Nov. 13 – GB – Glasgow – Garage **
Nov. 14 – IRL – Dublin – Academy **
Nov. 15 – GB – Bristol – SWX **
Nov. 16 – GB – London – The Forum **
Nov. 17 – NL – Utrecht – Tivoli Ronda*
Nov. 19 – D – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
Nov. 20 – D – Hannover – Capitol
Nov. 21 – D – Berlin – Huxleys
Nov. 22 – D – Leipzig – Felsenkeller
Nov. 23 – D – Munich – Tonhalle
Nov. 24 – A – Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
Nov. 26 – F – Bordeaux – Le Rocher de Palmer
Nov. 27 – E – Barcelona – Razzmatazz II
Nov. 28 – E – Madrid – Mon Live
Nov. 29 – F – Toulouse – Le Bikini
Nov. 30 – F – Rennes – L’Etage
Dec. 01 – F – Paris – Elysée-Montmartre
Dec. 03 – D – Saarbrücken – Garage
Dec. 04 – D – Nürnberg – Hirsch
Dec. 05 – SLO – Ljubljana – Kino Siska
Dec. 08 – A – Vienna – Arena
Dec. 12 – LV – Riga – Melna Piektdiena
Dec. 13 – FIN – Helsinki – Tavastia
Dec. 14 – FIN – Tampere – Pakkahuone
Dec. 15 – EST – Tallinn – Rock Cafe
Dec. 17 – S – Stockholm – Klubben Fryshuset
Dec. 18 – N – Oslo – Vulkan Arena
Dec. 19 – S – Gothenburg – Trädgarn
Dec. 21 – D – Hamburg – Docks

* without Lacuna Coil
** headliner Lacuna Coil

The band’s new lineup made its live debut at the Eluveitie & Friends festival in January 2017 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland.

Current line-up:

* 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)

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Video for ‘Worship’



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