New Video Interview With ‘Christian “Chrigel” Glanzmann’ + Tour Dates


Thorium Photography conducted an interview with vocalist Christian “Chrigel” Glanzmann of Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie on February 27 at the Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.

Helvetios, the new album from Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie, 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.”

The Havoc video can be seen below. The clip was produced by the Polish company Grupa13, which previously worked with the band on the videos for Thousandfold and A Rose For Epona as well as with such other acts as Behemoth and Aman Amarth.

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.

Helvetios track listing:

01. Prologue
02. Helvetios
03. Luxtos
04. Home
05. Santonian Shores
06. Scorched Earth
07. Meet The Enemy
08. Neverland
09. A Rose For Epona
10. Havoc
11. The Uprising
12. Hope
13. The Siege
14. Alesia
15. Tullianum
16. Uxellodunon
17. Epilogue

Eluveitie On Tour (Paganfest 2012)
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) ES

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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