Eluveitie Posts First “Ategnatos” Track By Track Video

Swiss folk metal stars Eluveitie are going to release their new studio album “Ategnatos” on April 5th 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band presents the first track-by-track video. Check it below. and find out more about the songs “Ategnatos,” “Deathwalker,” “Black Water Down” and “A Cry In The Wilderness.”

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Eluveitie Reveals New Album “Ategnatos” Details

We all wade through archetypes. We all ARE archetypes. Distant echoes of a life both primeval and noble. To embrace these archetypes, to accept them not only as a part of life but as life itself is what some may call enlightenment, some peace of mind. Eluveitie call it “Ategnatos.” And by using their longest gap between two Metal albums to gather momentum, they just forged their strongest album around it.

The new album “Ategnatos” will be released on April 5th 2019 via Nuclear Blast.

On an album both mystical and philosophical, Eluveitie propel mythology, pagan belief and spirituality into our modern world. “This one almost became something like a socio-critical uncovering work,” says Chrigel, “some kind of a revelation, a doomsday prophecy. Dark and severe in its atmosphere and charisma, and also occult, arcane and elitist.” The album itself is a manifesto, a fast-paced, highly dramatic and embellished work on which today’s society sees itself in the mirror of ancient Celtic mythology and knowledge. “The image, of course, is blood-curling”, Chrigel adds with a bitter grin. “At least to those with eyes to see.” Far more that a pessimistic swan song for our world, however, ‘Ategnatos’ holds the cathartic promise of renewal. “Ategnatos is the Gaulish word for ‘reborn’,” Chrigel explains. “To the sharpened mind, it points out the concealed, long forgotten key to change and renewal.” This, naturally, comes at a price. “There’s always suffering before bliss. And always darkness before light.”

A work based on archaic archetypes and the ancient concept of renewal, »Ategnatos« unfolds an elemental force to be reckoned with. “These archetypes are still within us. People didn’t change that much during the last 3000 years – and men were always just men.” No wonder the album follows a decidedly darker, monumental tone that suits them very well. Of course, Eluveitie have long found their very own trademark sound, a sonic adventure often copied but never overcome. With “Ategnatos,” the dedicated nine-piece not only worked with a real string quartet (a premiere!) and granted Fabienne Erni’s sublime mastery of the harp the room it deserved; they also undertook a holistic upgrade resulting in some of the most catchy, most aggressive or most epic tunes the Swiss Metal nobility has ever offered.

Recordings took place in their beloved New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli. “Yet it was radically different as we only had four weeks to record this time around – as compared to the eight weeks we had for ‘Origins’.” By taking mixing duties to the skilled hand of renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, Eluveitie returned to the very spot where they mixed their now legendary “Slania” album more than ten years ago.

The cover artwork will be revealed on the band’s official Instagram in the next upcoming days, starting tomorrow.

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Accept, Subway To Sally And More Announced For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced the first batch of bands for next year’s event. German heavy metal legends Accept were the first group announced and will be joined on the trek to Haiti and back by Subway To Sally, Eluveitie, Delain and reformed Swedish death metal veterans, Vomitory. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Delain
Eluveitie
Subway To Sally
Vomitory

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Lör Streaming “In Forgotten Sleep” Title Track

Power metal band Lör today just revealed the title track from upcoming new album “In Forgotten Sleep.”

The track is for fans of Amorphis, Eluveitie, and Blind Guardian – check it out below. You can also pre-order “In Forgotten Sleep” here ahead of its August 11th, release date.

Members of Lör are active in many other acts such as Ashen Waves, Top Hats and Effigies, and Botis. “In Forgotten Sleep” is just the beginning for Lör, as the band has already begun working on a sophomore release.

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Inner Wound Recordings Signs Wind Rose, New Album “Stonehymn” Announced

Inner Wound Recordings is proud to announce the signing of Italian folk/power metal band Wind Rose to the label. The band’s third full length studio album “Stonehymn” is scheduled to be released later this spring with more details to be revealed later this month.

Having toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum, and with two successful albums, Wind Rose is ready to take things to the next level with the release of “Stonehymn,” an album filled by the epic, powerful and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for.

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Eluveitie Hosting Q&A With New Vocalist Fabienne Erni

After a two week process of revealing the band’s new lineup, Eluveitie is now hosting a fan question and answer session with freshly recruited vocalist Fabienne Erni. The band comments:

“So here we are! The official Eluveitie Q & A with our new singer & folk instrumentalist Fabienne Erni begins… hold on a second… NOW! Just write your questions as comments here!

“Fabienne Erni will answer right away! She’ll have time for you all until 8pm CET tonight. If there shall be still unanswered questions after that, she’ll come back later and answer them too, if possible.”

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Eluveitie Begins Revealing New Band Members

Two weeks ago, folk metal superstars Eluveitie announced that the group’s new lineup was finally set, but no names were officially announced at that time.

New and old band members will be presented little by little with wanted posters, videos, and interviews at the revamped Eluveitie website.

The complete lineup will be unveiled on by January, just before the band’s own festival Eluveitie & Friends will take place at Z7, in Pratteln, Switzerland.

A few names have come out early however, and now the band has confirmed that Alain Ackermann is officially taking over drum duties. A fan question and answer session can be seen at his Facebook profile.

Rafael Salzmann and Jonas Wolf have also been confirmed as Eluveitie’s guitarists. Stay tuned for more band member confirmations coming soon.

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Eluveitie Recruits New Members To Be Announced January 5th

Following the departure of drummer Merlin Sutter, vocalist Anna Murphy and guitarist Ivo Henzi back in May, Eluveitie has now solidified a new lineup. Nuclear Blast Records comments:

“Eluveitie is alive, complete and stronger than ever before! After the folk metal superstars had to part ways with some band members in May 2016, the mourning and waiting is over: the new line-up is set!

“It was a long tramp for the fans as well as for the band to get there. They have taken a lot of time with the search for new musicians and now they can present the possibly strongest line-up of the band! They’re very excited and can’t wait to storm the stages of the world!

“But who are these new members? It is not revealed yet. But it will be worth it to check the completely new designed website of the band from the 15th of December, because there will be a countdown to reveal the new line-up! New and old band members will be presented little by little with wanted poster, videos and interviews. The complete new line-up will be unvealed on January 5th, one day before the band’s own festival, Eluveitie & Friends, will take place at Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland! At this festival, Eluveitie will perform with their new line-up for the first time!”

Frontman Chrigel adds: “It’s a great feeling to be complete again! We’re full of zest for action and looking forward to enter the world’s stages again!”

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In Studio Video On Debut Album Posted By Cellar Darling

Cellar Darling – the new band featuring Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter which was formed following the recent lineup change of Eluveitie – issued a video studio report on the upcoming debut album. The clip contains snippets of the recording sessions and new music.

More information on the album is coming soon. For now, check out the clip here:

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Live Stream This Weekend’s Wacken Open Air

This weekend, you can stream portions of the 2016 edition of Wacken Open Air live via Arte.tv. Some of the top bands offered for streaming: Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Saxon, Testament, Eluveitie and Ministry (among others).

The live stream can be accessed at this location.

The schedule for streaming can be found below (note: all times are CET):

Thursday, August 4th:

16h50-17h35 Henry Rollins
17h40-18h05 Hämatom
18h10-19h25 Saxon
19h30-20h30 Panzerballett
20h35-21h25 Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band
21h30-23h30 Iron Maiden
23h35-00h15 Therapy?
00h15-00h45 (tba)
00h45-01h00 Born to Lose, Lived To Win (A Farewell to Lemmy Kilmister)

Friday, August 5:

16h20 17h20 Entombed A.D.
17h25-18h25 Axel Rudi Pell
18h30-19h45 Eluveitie
19h50-21h05 Bullet For My Valentine
21h10-22h25 Tarja
22h30-00h00 Blind Guardian
00h15-01h30 Ministry
01h45-03h00 Testament

Saturday, August 6th:

15h40-16h55 Borknagar
17h00-18h10 Metal Church
18h15-19h30 Therion
19h35-20h50 Steel Panther
20h55-22h10 Clutch
22h15-23h30 Triptykon
23h35-00h35 (tba)
00h40-01h55 Parkway Drive
01h55-03h10 Arch Enemy

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