‘Eluveitie’ Releases ‘Catvrix’ Music Video


‘Catvrix’, the new video from Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s latest album, the long-awaited second part of their acoustic concept effort “Evocation”, which was released on August 18 via Nuclear Blast.

“Evocation II” conjures another time travel to eras long gone. As the title already reveals, the concept of the first opus will continue and is entirely dedicated to the Celtic mythology. Even more, “Evocation II” takes you into the Gallic pantheon and bows down to the Celtic Gods after which the song titles are named. Anyone who will join Eluveitie on this journey will quickly notice that the character of each song is equal to the one of the god the song is about — and there is a lot more to discover!

Glanzmann stated about the new CD: “‘Evocation II’ is a journey back to the source of it all: Antumnos, the otherworld. Join us on this wayfare through the Celtic pantheon, the world of the gods of our ancestors! The album cover expresses nothing less but exactly this! It’s full of symbolism and meaning and depicts things of deepest meaning and importance in Celtic mythology. The symbol contains the ‘great wheel’, symbolizing the wheel of the year with the four seasons and the equinoxes — forming the foundations of Celtic mythology. The great wheel is framed by a tripartite Enneagram; while three is an important number in Celtic mythology in general, we also face trinity in the Celtic pantheon! While the inner circle contains the initials of the names of the deities revered on this album — arranged tripartitedly according to their relations within the pantheon and place in the mythology — the outer circle utters an invitation as well as a blessing, a magical benediction for the one to dare to enter and set forth on this journey. The core of the symbol implies triune symbolism. The depiction shows the god Lugus, who was sometimes also adressed in the plural — Lugoves — since he’s a triune god, as well as a tricephalos. The ‘one with the skillful hand’ and ‘artisan of all skills’ is depicted and a combination of two important symbols: On the one hand he’s shown as ‘high king’ (and druid of druids), a typical gallic symbolism of an essential meaning and sigificance. On the other hand, he’s framed by the gallic ‘lord of the animals/lord of life’ symbolism: The character surrounded with diverse animals, but being strongly connected with all of them at the same time. So after all, the album cover vibrantly and mystically expresses the content of ‘Evocation II’! Join and let the journey begin!”

Eluveitie in May 2016 announced the departure of drummer Merlin Sutter, vocalist Anna Murphy and guitarist Ivo Henzi.

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)

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

Upcoming Shows:
Sep 16 Cidre & Dragon Festival Merville Franceville Plage, France
Oct 25 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Parma, Italy
Oct 26 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Budapest, Hungary
Oct 27 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Warsaw, Poland
Oct 28 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Zlin, Czech Republic
Oct 29 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Vienna, Austria
Oct 30 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Stuttgart, Germany
Oct 31 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nov 02 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Paris, France
Nov 03 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, London, United Kingdom
Nov 04 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nov 05 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 06 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Nov 08 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Berlin, Germany
Nov 09 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Munich, Germany
Nov 10 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Leipzig, Germany
Nov 11 Metal Hammer Paradise Wangels, Germany
Nov 12 MAXIMUM EVOCATION 2017, Bochum, Germany
Dec 30 Halle 622 Zurich, Switzerland

Feb 19. 2018 Vladivostok, San Remo
Feb 21. 2018 Irkutsk, Dikaya Loshad’
Feb 22. 2018 Novosibirsk, Otdyh
Feb 23. 2018 Omsk, Angar
Feb 24. 2018 Ekaterinburg, Teleclub
Feb 25. 2018 Ufa, Music Hall
Feb 26. 2018 Samara, Zvezda
Feb 27. 2018 Yaroslavl, Gorka
Feb 28. 2018 Krasnodar, Arena Hall
March 01. 2018 Voronezh, Colosseum
March 02, 2018 Moscow, Yotaspace
March 03. 2018 St.Petersburg, Aurora
March 04. 2018 Kiev, Atlas
March 05. 2018 Chernomors, Metropolis

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Video for ‘Catvrix’

Video for ‘ Lvgvs’

Video for ‘Epona’


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