‘Eluveitie’ to Release New Album Later this Year, Studio Update Available, New Tour Dates


elu.12On March 7, Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie were awarded one of Switzerland’s most prestigious recognitions in music: a Swiss Music Award in the category “Best Live Act National.” Eluveitie was chosen to receive the honor after a highly competitive fan voting, marking the very first time ever for a metal band to receive this award.

Eluveitie has now returned to the New Sound Studio to begin work on the follow-up to 2012’s “Helvetios”, once again with producer Tommy Vetterli [Coroner] at the helm.

Says the band: “As always, working with Tommy Vetterli is as efficient as it is creative: both drum and guitar tracking is already completed!

“We have now begun work on the folk instruments and vocals at New Sound Studio, Lucerne’s Soundfarm Studio, and Chrigel‘s [Glanzmann, vocals] home simultaneously.

“We are extremely proud of the new material and can’t wait to present yet another big step in the evolution of Eluveitie later this year!

“We were also able to secure a bunch of exciting guest performers, the first of which we have recorded last week: the wonderful Christine Lauterburg.

“Not only is Christine one of the most original musicians in Switzerland, but she’s really a living legend! Like no other, she has practiced and perfected the age-old tradition of Swiss jodel over many decades. She has set many milestones in the history of Swiss folk music, and delivered valuable contributions to the research and preservation of a tradition that may reach back all the way to the early ages, and originated with the Helvetian celts.

“We are proud to have Christine in our ranks. Her singing adds just that much more archaic authenticity to our sound, and contributes to the primeval rawness that will define our new album!”

Eluveitie recently announced the addition of violinist Nicole Ansperger to the group’s ranks.

Eluveitie‘s latest 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, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records . The CD was recorded at New 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.”

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Upcoming Shows:
May 09 Kammgarn, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Jun 01 Mao Live House, Beijing, China
Jun 02 Metal Live House, Shenyang, China
Jun 03 Mao Live House, Shanghai, China
Jun 05 Nanba Rockets, Osaka, Japan
Jun 06 Imaike Club 3 Star, Nagoya, Japan
Jun 07 Shibuya Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan
Jun 08 Shinjuku Wildside, Tokyo, Japan
Jun 09 Shibuya Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan
Jun 12 Greenfield Festival (our show day is not yet confirmed!) Bakersfield, CA
Jun 19 Metalfest Germany, Sankt Goarshausen, Germany
Jun 21 Hellfest, Clisson, France
Jun 28 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
Jul 13 Masters Of Rock, Vizovice, Czech Republic
Aug 08 ARTmania Festival, Sibiu, Romania
Aug 09 Leyendas del Rock, Villena, Spain

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Related articles:
‘Anna Murphy’ Forced To Leave ‘South American’ Tour Due To Illness  [Jan. 2013]
‘Eluveitie’s’ ‘Anna Murphy’ Forced To Miss European Tour Due To Illness [Feb. 2013]
‘Eluveitie’s’ ‘Anna Murphy’ Says ‘Thanks Again For All The Nice Messages [And Presents]‘ [March 2013]
New Video Interview With ‘Eluveitie’s’ ‘Chrigel Glanzmann’ [April 2013]
‘Eluveitie’ Begins Work On New Album [August 2013]
‘Eluveitie’ Wins ‘Swis Music Award’, New Tour Dates  [August 2013]

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