‘Eluveitie’ Wins ‘Swis Music Award’, New Tour Dates


eluveitie thank youOn Friday, 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.

Watch Eluveitie accept their award at the Hallenstadion stadium in Zurich during a massive two-hour show on live television at this location.

Commented the band: “Now that we have recovered from Friday night’s events [although our minds are still blown], we would like to say a few words:

“Winning a Swiss Music Award for ‘Best Live Act National’ is certainly one of the highlights of our career, and an immense honor. However, it is not just our honor, but yours to share with us: this award goes out to all of you!

“The stage at the stadium in Zurich [Friday] night was as much yours as it was ours. It is also not simply a recognition of our most recent activities, but the result of many years of hard work and amazing times.

“We want and have to thank each and every one of the amazing people who have worked with us and supported us in any way during the last 12 years. There are many, and listing them here would exceed the scope of this message. Please take the time to visit our website, where we have tried our best at the futile attempt to list all their names:

“But most of all, we want and have to thank all of our amazing fans all over the globe, who stood with us, supported us and came to our shows. Our die-hard fans, our incredible fan clubs [in particular in Brazil, Poland, and France], all the members of our official forum and everybody who voted for Eluveitie, joining forces with us to show the whole music world how strong metal really is! This award is your award! You all rock!

“Even more motivated we now return to Tommy Vetterli‘s New Sound Studio, where recordings for our new album have started last week already. Eluveitie 2014 is going to be a big one!”

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.”

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]


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