New Video Interview With ‘Eluveitie’s’ ‘Chrigel Glanzmann’


ChrigelIvana Prica of conducted an interview with Chrigel Glanzmann, frontman, bandleader, songwriter and lyricist for Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie, on March 13 in Zagreb, Croatia. You can now watch the chat below.

Eluveitie performed its latest concept album, Helvetios, in its entirety during the band’s recent North American co-headlining tour with Finnish epic metallers Wintersun. The trek commemorated Eluveitie‘s 10th anniversary as well as served as Wintersun‘s introduction to North American shores. This momentous event also included the German pagan metal band Varg.

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.”

Upcoming Shows:
Apr 19 Durbuy Rock Festival Bomal Sur Ourthe, Belgium
Apr 20 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland
Apr 27 Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland
May 18 Yu Gong Live House Beijing, China
May 19 Mao Live House Shanghai, China
May 20 Y17 Taipei City [Taipei City], Taiwan
May 23 The Zoo Brisbane, Australia
May 24 Billboard The Venue Melbourne Vic, Australia
May 25 Metro Theatre Sydney Nsw, Australia
Jun 15 Celtic Rock Open Air Greifenstein, Germany
Jun 21 Rock am Härtsfeldsee Dischingen, Germany
Jul 13 Sound Circle Festival Hüntwangen, Switzerland
Jul 18 Gurtenfestival [Day NOT confirmed!] Bern, Switzerland
Jul 26 Carpathian Alliance Festival Lviv Region, Ukraine
Aug 09 Getaway Rock festival Gävle, Sweden
Aug 11 Stade Régis Perrin Saint Maurice De Gourdans, France
Aug 15 Open Air Gampel Gampel, Switzerland
Aug 16 Motocultor Festival Theix, France
Aug 30 Queens of Metal Steinbach, Germany

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Related articles:
‘Eluveitie’ ‘The Early Years’ Release Coming In August [June 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ Vocalist/Hurdy-Gurdy Player ‘Anna Murphy’ Launches Official Facebook Page [July 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ Re-Recorded Version Of ‘Lament’ Song Available For Streaming [July 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ Invite Fans To Join The Ranks And Win Exclusive Swag [Aug. 2012]
‘Anna Murphy’ Releases Digital Single ‘Twin Flames’ [Oct. 2012]
New Video Interview With ‘Chrigel Glanzmann’ [Oct. 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ To Perform Entire ‘Helvetios’ Album On North American Tour [Nov. 2012]
‘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]

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