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Winterthur, Switzerland (2002 – present)

Eluveitie is a band from Winterthur, Switzerland. The founder of this band was Chrigel Glanzmann. The band formed in 2002 and their first EP, “Vên” came out in 2003. They describe themselves as “The new wave of ”. The band then released a full-length album, “Spirit” in June 2006. In November 2007, Eluveitie was signed by Nuclear Blast The first product of the collaboration, “Slania”, was released in February 2008. The album peaked at number 35 in the Swiss charts and number 72 in the German charts.

Eluveitie use both traditional Swiss and Celtic instruments alongside electric guitars and drums. Their music is known to be inspired by Gothenburg’s Scene and their lyrics are written in a mix of English and Gaulish. The name of the band comes from a graffito on a vessel from Mantua (ca. 300 BC). The inscription in Etruscan letters reads eluveitie, which has been interpreted as the Etruscan form of the Celtic (h)elvetios (“the Helvetian”), presumably referring to a man of Helvetian descent living in Mantua.

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Chrigel Glanzmann: Main Vocals, Octave Mandolin, Tin & Low Whistles, Uilleann Pipes, Bodhran
Meri Tadic: Fiddle, Vocals
Anna ‘Autumns_Breath’ Murphy: Hurdygurdy, Vocals
Sevan Kirder (ex-member): Irish Flute, Tin & Low Whistles, Gaita, Vocals
Rafi Kirder (ex-member): Bass Guitar, Vocals
Ivo Henzi: Guitar
Simeon Koch: Guitar
Merlin Sutter: Drums

Official Site: http://www.eluveitie.ch
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/Eluveitie

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  • charliephetamin

    I love this band. Music is a masterpiece, fuck i love them!

    5 hours ago Reply
  • MetalPoetry

    Origins is better than the last two, according to my irrelevant opinion.

    Yesterday 8:06pm Reply
  • raf4eu

    Origins is a freakin' masterpiece. Enough said. [5]

    Yesterday 6:27pm Reply
  • LadyElvina

    had to disable The Call of the Mountain in my playlist, for the rest it's surprisingly enjoyable album ^^

    19 Aug 12:55pm Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Amazing new album 5/5.

    17 Aug 11:58am Reply
  • Unknown-soul

    awesome album! I'm happy^_^

    16 Aug 3:33pm Reply
  • Tebymetal1

    New album is amazing, great job!

    16 Aug 1:40am Reply
  • Putinoff

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmW1YkAxIyyh7yI1suI-rvg Check it out, you won't regret it!

    14 Aug 8:02pm Reply
  • PokeSkate

    Origins is a freakin' masterpiece. Enough said. [4] ]

    14 Aug 7:23pm Reply
  • Alienne93

    Origins is a freakin' masterpiece. Enough said. [3]

    14 Aug 10:45am Reply
  • IcedReaper

    Origins is a freakin' masterpiece. Enough said. [2]

    14 Aug 8:16am Reply
  • Archenemy_Roy

    Origins is a freakin' masterpiece. Enough said.

    14 Aug 3:40am Reply
  • DonDonald

    Yes, but still. What you consider 'atmosphere' is subjective. My point was that what you value in the music isn't the same as what I would value. But that's a good thing as it adds variation, and I might develop similar tastes to you in the future.

    13 Aug 8:05pm Reply
  • Nordpolar

    Didn't say music needs to be complex. "Spirit" wasn't complex at all, but it had atmosphere. That's the difference between it and all its successors.

    13 Aug 8:37am Reply
  • jerkjones

    i think you all know why i'd be here but looks like teilzeitgeist beat me to it so yeah

    12 Aug 7:28pm Reply
  • DonDonald

    Seems many think that if music isn't complex or 'out' there, that equates to the music being bad. I don't understand this at all, because what you consider complex or 'out there' might not be what another person considers complex. Why is there a problem if someone listens to a song or album and appreciates the melodies, grooves, and textures, and says 'I like this music?' Should we all conform to one persons tastes?

    12 Aug 7:15pm Reply
  • statikfaces

    Personally digging the new album... Can't wait for another evocation album!...

    12 Aug 4:34pm Reply
  • teilzeitgeist

    wow Nordpolar sperg a little harder why don't you

    12 Aug 4:06am Reply
  • lost_to_apathy

    Nothing amazing since Slania, Helvetios and Origins are just "good, still like the band, but nothing epic". Funnily enough my opinions on the album music often match what I think of the album art on many occasions. And the last two albums have just had uninspired album art. Coincidence, maybe, but it's true.

    11 Aug 8:38pm Reply
  • Evriditka

    о как ожидаемо увидеть в топе самых прослушанных песен The Call Of The Mountains^^

    11 Aug 3:03pm Reply
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