‘Eluveitie’ ‘Helvetios’ Chart Entries For ‘Germany’ And ‘Austria’ Revealed


Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie scanned 4,242 copies of their new album, Helvetios, in its first week of sales in the US according to Nielson Soundscan. Helvetios came in at #143 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart and #3 on the Heatseekers chart, making it their highest charting record yet. The band also cracked the Canadian Top 200 coming in at #73.

The following European chart entries have since been confirmed: Germany – #27, Austria – #34

As previously reported, the album hit #4 in the band’s native Switzerland. Watch for more chart entries to be revealed in the coming week.

Eluveitie recently released a short documentary on the making of their video clip for the song ‘Havoc’. Check out what went into making the video below:

In a video update, Anna Murphy talks about the group’s new album, Helvetios, the recording process, her role in the album creation process, playing the Hurdy Gurdy and her side project with Meri Tadic, Godnr.Universe. She also talks about working as an apprentice at Soundfarm Recording Studio in Lucerne and the effect of being on the “other side of the glass”. Check it out below:

Eluveitie‘s new album, Helvetios, sold 4,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 143 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 3 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.

Helvetios was released in Europe on February 10 via Nuclear Blast RecordsNew Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, a municipality in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland, with producer Tommy Vetterli [a.k.a. Tommy T. Baron; Coroner/ex-Kreator guitarist]. According to the band, Vetterli“record[ed] drums, guitars and vocals and also produc[ed] and mix[ed] the record. Most folk instruments and also vocals [were] recorded by Anna Murphy and Marco Jencarelli at the Soundfarm studios in Lucerne.”

Eluveitie has just completed a North American tour as the support act for Finnish metallers Children Of Bodom. The trek kicked off on January 30 in Rochester, New York and ran through March 4, hitting 26 cities over the course of the five-week jaunt. Boston-based extreme metal band Revocation and Canada’s Threat Signal were also on the bill.

Eluveitie On Tour (Paganfest 2012)
03-19-2012 Herford (X) DE
03-20-2012 Pratteln (Z7) CH
03-21-2012 Bologna (Estragon) IT
03-22-2012 Graz (PPC) CH
03-23-2012 Wien (Arena ) AT
03-24-2012 München (Backstage) DE
03-25-2012 Leipzig (Hellraiser) DE
03-26-2012 Hamburg (Markthalle) DE
03-27-2012 Berlin (Postbahnhof) DE
03-28-2012 Haarlem (Patronaat) NL
03-29-2012 Saarbrücken (Garage) DE
03-30-2012 Gießen (Hessenhalle) DE
03-31-2012 Geiselwind (Music Hall) DE
04-01-2012 Antwerpen (Trix) BE


14.04.2012 Geneve (Palladium Hall) CH
30.05.2012 Yverdon-Les-Bains (Sonisphere Festival) CH
21.06.2012 Debrecen (Vekeri Festival) HU
22.06.2012 Corbeyrier (Celtic Festival Corbeyrier) CH
03.08.2012 Calvao (Vagos Open Air) PT
18.08.2012 Beniel (Festival Leyendas del Rock) E

Related articles:
‘Eluveitie’ ‘NeckBreacker’s Ball’ Tour Over + Video Shoot  [Nov. 2011]
New ‘Eluveitie’ Song Available For Streaming ‘Meet The Enemy’ [Dec.2011]
Another New ‘Eluveitie’ Song Available For Streaming [Jan. 2012
‘Eluveitie’ ‘Helvetios’ Eight-And-A-Half-Minute Preview Video [Feb. 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ In Colorado: Video Interview, Performance Footage Available [Feb. 2012]
 ‘Eluveitie’ Members Answer Fan-Submitted Questions [Video Available] [Feb. 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ Behind-The-Scenes Footage From ‘Havoc’ Video Shoot  [Feb. 2012]

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