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Below is our complete Eluveitie news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Swiss folk metal masters Eluveitie posted the first trailer for the band's upcoming release "Origins." The album is the follow up to the highly acclaimed "Helvetios," which was issued in 2012. "Origins" is set for release on August 1st (EU), August 4th (UK/Ireland) and August 5th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was the subject of the latest Metal Underground.com podcast, which can be heard at this location.
The track listing for the album is:
2. The Nameless
3. From Darkness
7. The Call Of The Mountains
11. The Silver Sister
12. King (see lyric video here)
13. The Day Of Strife
15. Carry The Torch
Check out the trailer here: More...
There's been no shortage of hot-button weekly metal news lately - well, very little shortage, anyway; sometimes we at the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast (listen here) are forced to make shit up - and perhaps the most hotly contested announcement is that of the big ol' Singer Change. Replace a bassist or keyboardist and no one bats an eye. Replace a guitarist or drummer and healthy debate ensues. Replace a singer and everyone loses their minds.
It happened in March when Alissa White-Gluz (ex-The Agonist) stepped into the shoes of veteran Arch Enemy frontwoman Angela Gossow, and now it's happened again on the Left Coast: Bay Area thrashers Exodus have relieved vocalist Rob Dukes of his duties after nine years and four albums of service, making way for the return of previous frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. Reactions have been mixed and somewhat heated, and here to discuss just that is your fabulous co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure).
Next, Mike and dashing co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) tackle the fresh new single "Rusted Nail" from Swedish metal giants In Flames, of which they both are confirmed fans for life. However, reactions to this song are mixed as well, and the overall attitude toward the band's upcoming album "Siren Charms" is one of... shall we say, "cautious optimism."
Finally, Mike offers his initial reaction to the upcoming album "Origins" from Swiss folk metal heroes Eluveitie. He was blessed with an early promo for review, and concludes that this effort combines elements of the band's past and present and is likely to satisfy fans old and new alike.
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Eluveitie has released a new lyric video for the song "King," which can be seen in the YouTube player below.
King comes by way of new album "Origins," set to be released on August 1st and recorded at the New Sound Studios by Tommy Vetterli. The track listing is as follows:
02. The Nameless
03. From Darkness
07. The Call Of The Mountains
11. The Silver Sister
13. The Day Of Strife
15. Carry The Torch
Swiss folk outfit Eluveitie has just revealed the track listing for the band's upcoming album "Origins," which is set to be released on August 1st, 2014. "Origins," the band's sixth full-length album, was recorded at the New Sound Studios by Tommy Vetterli.
02. The Nameless
03. From Darkness
07. The Call Of The Mountains
11. The Silver Sister
13. The Day Of Strife
15. Carry The Torch
16. Eternity More...
Tyr will be returning to North America in the fall of 2014 with Switzerland's Eluveitie, while Estonia's Metsatöll will be the opening act for the tour.
The tour will begin on September 19th in Baltimore, MD. The confirmed list of dates are available below.
Earlier this year, Tyr unveiled the music video for "The Lay of Our Love," taken from most recent album, "Valkyrja." The song features a vocal duet with Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine and can be seen below.
09/19 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
09/20 Charlotte, NC Chop Shop
09/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
09/22 Ybor City, FL The Orpheum
09/23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
09/25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
09/26 San Antonio, TX Tequila Rock Room
09/27 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
09/29 Tempe, AZ Club Red More...
Swiss folk superstars Eluveitie today reveal the title, cover art and the release date for a newly completed album.
The new album is called "Origins," and it will be released in just under three months - on August 1st worldwide, August 4th in England, Scotland and Ireland, and on August 5th in North America. Check out the cover artwork created by Chrigel Glanzmann below. Chrigel also comments:
"Origins deals in-depth with Celtic mythology, or to be more precise, with aetiological tales from Gaul in particular. Hence we're facing strongly mythical as well as spiritual subjects on this album, topics which we have approached very scientifically and in cooperation with several scientists and diverse universities. Many aspects of Gaulish mythology and spirituality remain in the dark nonetheless, while others run through the theme like a golden thread - like this eminent, yet innominate god, for instance, of which the Gauls claimed to be direct descendants and which was compared to the Roman chtonic deity Dis Pater.
"Today we cannot say which Gaulish god this was exactly. But according to all we know it's likely that we're dealing with Sucellos here. Throughout space and time he appears over and over again - from very old spiritual customs of ancient Gaulish tribes in today's northern Spain all the way to later statues in today's Switzerland, France and elsewhere.
"Perhaps he is this mysterious nameless one. The album cover of Origins is designed after the hammer/club-shaped 'halo' of Sucellos, as seen on a statue, that was found in a shrine of a gallo-roman household in today's France. It was created under the scientific supervision of experts from the university of Zürich.” More...
After previously revealing the first details for an upcoming new record, the Swiss folk metal leaders in Eluveitie now announce a European tour in support of the successor to "Helvetios."
Commented the band: “In September, 2013, our massive 'Helvetios world tour' came to a well-deserved end - after just over 200 shows, spread over 3 continents and including over 30 countries, it was time begin work on new music for you. Now, after half a year off the road, we have completed our new album and it is time to announce the first European leg of our next tour. In tow we will have our most elaborate work yet, and the determination to bring you the most memorable Eluveitie show to date. See you soon in a town near you!“
Alongside Eluveitie will be Russian folk metal outlet Arkona and Icelandic Viking metal formation Skalmold. Dates are as follows: More...
The Swiss folk metal outfit Eluveitie has checked in with the following announcement about recording a new album:
"Right after taking home a Swiss Music Award earlier this month (the first metal band ever to do so!), we have entered the Swiss New Sound Studio again to begin work on the follow-up to 2012’s 'Helvetios,' once again with legendary producer Tommy Vetterli.
"As always, working with Tommy 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 Newsound Studio, Lucerne’s Soundfarm Studio, and Chrigel’s 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. More...
After announcing its split with Meri Tadic, Swiss folk metal institution Eluveitie is pleased to officially announce Nicole Ansperger as the band's new violinist. Eluveitie comments:
"As hard as farewells can be, as auspicious are new beginnings! We are thrilled to introduce to you Meri's successor. We consider ourselves lucky to have found a true master of Celtic Folk fiddling! A full-blooded musician and violin player through and through, she has played countless shows over many years and also played as a session musician for many well-known acts (such as The Hooters, for instance).
"During the last ten years she further made a name for herself through her engagement with the Irish folk rock bands Paddy Goes To Holyhead and Across The Border, but also the renowned medieval/classical metal act Haggard. Not only a virtuoso of the fiddle, she also plays the 7-stringed violin as well as the cello! So, ladies and gentlemen - please welcome to the Eluveitie camp: Nicole Ansperger!”
Nicole also adds: “Dear Eluveitie fans, I am absolutely delighted to be Eluveitie’s new violin player. I love Eluveitie’s music and have been a fan myself for a long time. Is there anything better than getting to play for the band you love? I am looking forward to many sweat-inducing, incredible shows with you and the band. See you on stage!”
Nicole will join on stage with Eluveitie for the first time at the upcoming "Eluveitie & Friends" festival and will play a brand new song from the group's next album.
Swiss folk metal institution Eluveitie is parting ways on mutual agreement with longtime violinist Meri Tadic at the end of 2013.
The “Eluveitie & Friends III” festival, which will take place on December 28th, 2013 in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, will be the final appearance of the eight piece music act. The band comments:
"There is an end to all things‘ is a saying. Nevertheless, having to say goodbye is never easy. Meri has been an important part of Eluveitie for 11 years – we have played hundreds of shows around the globe together! We will miss Meri, but foremost we want to say: Thank you for 11 years spent together!
"Every ending means a new start and a new chance. We are looking forward to working with Meri’s successor very much and to have new musical influences this way – we are in the midst of a creative working progress for our new album. In this sense this means: Excitement & creative mode: ON!"
Meri also comments:
"After 11 years of Eluveitie I have decided that it is time for me to move on. I have had the privilege to live through wonderful and unique years on stage and on the road as well as rough ones within the band. My decision has absolutely nothing to do with Irij and the upcoming album. Since many of you know i already have been involved with Irij for quite a few years now. Nevertheless i'll continue with and evolve on my musical journey and thus focusing on the new release, debut shows, rehearsals, new influences and possibilities. More...
Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.
"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.
Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:
01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...
Swiss folk metal outfit Caladmor has checked in with the following statement about the band's new album:
"It’s time to reveal some secrets from our upcoming album 'Of Stones and Stars:' The Cover! We hope you guys love it as much as we do!
"The wonderful artwork is done by Seelenzorn Design. Thank you so much for this awesome creation! Meanwhile George Necola is working hard for us in order to get on with the mixing process. So it’s only a question of some couple of weeks now until ‘Of Stones and Stars’ will be unleashed!!
"...and another secret from our upcoming album 'Of Stones and Stars' shall be revealed: Chrigel Glanzmann (Eluveitie) will appear as a guest musician on the two tracks 'Heralds of Doom' (Uillean Pipes) and 'Dawn of the Deceiver' (Flutes & Uillean Pipes)!
"Thank you Chrigel for your absolute brilliant work! We are really happy that you gave us your support." More...
Folk metal act Eluveitie, named as the best live act of 2012 during our annual best-of awards, has checked in with the following announcement about getting stuck out on tour:
"It is with much regret that we have to announce that we are stuck in Poland, roughly 800 km from Vilnius, in a broken bus. Even though we have tried all possible options, neither we nor our friends from Wisdom will be able to make the show tonight.
"We are absolutely devastated to miss this gig, which was to be Eluveitie's second appearance in Lithuania and the first since our appearance with Kreator in 2009. We hope to be able to make it up to our Lithuanian fans soon!" More...
Metalunderground.com wishes all our regulars and newcomers a happy new year as we look forward to a 2013 full of improvements and hopefully even more awesome metal than the preceding year. The 2011 “best of the year” piece ended up so late it actually became an April Fool’s joke (with “Lulu” of course winning the top album spot), but this time around we’re going to dive right into a retrospective of the last 365 days of metal and how they impacted the scene at large.
Recent years have been fairly uneven for metal, punctuated by stellar releases surrounded by flops and mediocre albums from the big names. We’ve seen the continuing sad decline of some of the oldest and biggest names in metal in the past few years, but 2012 shook that up and was a year where the underground earned a greater focus.
2012 was a highly productive year for several prominent sub-genres (power, prog, and djent all saw a horde of releases from acts both known and unknown), but a little more sparse for others (there were only a handful of symphonic black metal releases by established bands.) Considering the sheer number of albums, EPs, singles, demos, etc. that see the light of day per year, we’re inevitably going to end up overlooking some that were definitely good releases, so please accept our apologies in advance if a band you dig didn’t get a nod. We love all forms of metal, and there’s just no way to cover everything that happened in 2012 in a single article.
While 2012 was an off-year on the release schedule for some of the highest profile acts, there were still plenty of bands in the upper echelons that dropped new material. Metaldom saw albums hit from the likes of Between the Buried and Me, Therion, The Sword, Dethklok, Cradle of Filth, Kamelot, Enslaved, Katatonia, Korpiklaani, Borknagar, and Lacuna Coil. Obviously that alone covers a huge range of sound, and we also got to hear some highly anticipated new material from God Seed, Ministry, Wintersun, Baroness, Meshuggah, Woods of Ypres, and Ex Deo. Some of those ended up being worth the hype, while others didn’t meet the high level of expectation, and below you’ll see how our contributors voted on last year’s releases.
Before we jump into the different categories and winners, I’d like to mention how this was such a good year for bands that mash up genres. Fans of different styles colliding were in for a treat as cross-genre experimentation seems to be becoming more of the norm these days. The Wretched End blended together death and thrash, Diablo Swing Orchestra worked swing music into metal, Kontrust melds pop and metal, Stealing Axion worked through just about every sub-genre that exists, and Nachtblut blurred the lines between industrial and symphonic black metal. It seems like this trend is running strong and cross pollination is going to widen metal fan’s musical horizons and introduce mainstream music enthusiasts into the more extreme stuff. More...
Swiss folk act Eluveitie posted the second part of the "Helvetios" World Tour Documentary, which showcases behind the scenes footage, interviews and performance clips from the band's long world tour for the album "Helvetios." The tour itself continues on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, when the band travels North America once again, this time with Wintersun and Varg, where the entire "Helvetios" album will be played (see link for tour dates).
Check out the documentary footage here:
Swiss folk metal act Eluveitie has issued the following announcement about performing the full "Helvetios" album on upcoming tour dates with Varg:
"North American tour update: the full album 'Helvetios' to be performed live! We cannot wait to be back to North America in support of our two recent releases, for the first time headlining with material from our latest concept album. To celebrate this occasion, we have decided to treat our North American fans to a very special show, one that in fact we have only performed once before: Besides a selection of our all-time hits, we will be playing the full album 'Helvetios' from beginning to end, live on stage, every night!
"Tickets are going fast, so make sure you get yours in time! Links can be found in the touring section on our website. Also included on the billing are Wintersun (who have just celebrated worldwide charts success with their long-awaited release 'Time I') and the German folk metal heroes from Varg." More...
Nuclear Blast Records has issued the following announcement about Chrigel Glanzmann offering a lecture at a Swiss university:
"Chrigel Glanzmann, the front man and lyricist for Swiss folk metal superstars Eluveitie, has confirmed his participation on an open forum about the gaulish war at Zurich University. The event will take place on November 22nd, 2012 and will be hosted by Dr. Eckhard Deschler-Erb. Besides Chrigel lecturing, Eluveitie's latest effort 'Helvetios' will also be featured throughout the evening."
Chrigel adds, "We are super happy about this special request from the Zurich University. I feel deeply honoured to take part in Dr. Deschler-Erbs lecture series. This will for sure be an exciting and educational event!"
More info will be available soon at this location.
... Continued from Part II...
11:00am. After two full days of brushing my teeth with bottled water, “morning” and “night” (relative terms), without a sink, I have toothpaste streaked in white stains all over my army-green shorts. I’ve already lost count of people who’ve asked me how much I’ve been jerking it.
12:00pm. A bracing gust of wind pummels the gazebo. So far, the guy lines and tent pegs anchoring the flimsy metal stanchions to the ground have held (with some occasional coaxing), but they’ve taken a beating from the continuous breeze. We’re situated on the crest of a slope that scoops up the air and sends it hurtling into our camp. More...
Today, German pagan metallers Varg confirm their first North American tour, starting next month, alongside Nuclear Blast recording artists Eluveitie and Wintersun. Touring in support of the forthcoming "Guten Tag" album - set for North American release on November 27th through NoiseArt (and distributed by NAPALM), along with a reissue of last year's "Wolfskult" album - the 21-date tour will start out west on November 28th and then conclude out east on December 21st.
The band also commented: "Soon we will come to America and Canada to support the mighty Wintersun and the great Eluveitie. It's our very first North American tour, so it's up to you to show us how you metalheads party over there. Watch out for our last Wolfmetal massacre Wolfskult, which entered the German Album charts on #33, and be prepared for our new album Guten Tag hitting stores in late November - two albums full of pure Wolfmetal and Rock 'n' Roll! Let's have a big Rock'n Roll Party! The German Wolves are coming! Skål!" More...
Finnish metal band Wintersun announced that the band tour North America for the first time in support of Swiss folk masters Eluveitie. Additional support will come from pagan metal lords Varg. The tour is set to commence on November 28, 2012 in Tempe, AZ at 910 Live and end on "apocalypse day," December 21, 2012 in Boston at Royale. The band's new LP "Time I" is scheduled for release on October 12th, 2012 (EU) and October 19th, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast with "Time II" expected in 2013.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
11/28/12 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
11/29/12 The Roxy Theater – Hollywood, CA
11/30/12 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
12/01/12 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12/02/12 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
12/03/12 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
12/05/12 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
12/06/12 Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA
12/07/12 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK – CANADA
12/08/12 West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
12/09/12 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
12/11/12 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
12/12/12 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/13/12 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/14/12 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
12/15/12 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12/16/12 Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
12/18/12 Water Street Music Hall (at The Club) – Rochester, NY
12/19/12 Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
12/20/12 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
12/21/12 Royale Boston – Boston, MA More...