Eluveitie Premiere “Ategnatos” Music Video

Eluveitie have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Ategnatos.” That effort will be released on April 5.

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Eluveitie Announce European/UK Tour With Lacuna Coil & Infected Rain, Reveal Cover Art For New Album “Ategnatos”

Eluveitie have announced a European/UK tour with Lacuna Coil and Infected Rain. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/02 Modugno, ITA – Demode Club (Lacuna Coil headlines)
11/03 Ciampino, ITA – Orion (Lacuna Coil headlines)
11/05 Bologna, ITA – Estragon Club (Lacuna Coil headlines)
11/06 Trezzo Sull’adda, ITA – Live Club (Lacuna Coil headlines)
11/08 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
11/09 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
11/10 Antwerpen, BEL – Trix
11/12 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz (Lacuna Coil headlines)
11/13 Glasgow, UK – The Garage (Lacuna Coil headlines)
11/14 Dublin, IRE – The Academy (Lacuna Coil headlines)
11/15 Bristol, UK – SWX (Lacuna Coil headlines)
11/16 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town (Lacuna Coil headlines)
11/17 Nottingham, UK – Rock City (no Lacuna Coil)
11/19 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
11/20 Hannover, GER – Capitol
11/21 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s Neue Welt
11/22 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
11/23 Munchen, GER – Tonhalle
11/24 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
11/26 Cenon, FRA – Le Rocher de Palmer
11/27 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/28 Madrid, SPA – Sala Mon Live
11/29 Ramonville-Saint-Agne, FRA – Le Bikini
11/30 Rennes, FRA – L’Etage
12/01 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
12/03 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
12/04 Nord, GER – Hirsch
12/05 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska Centre For Urban Culture
12/08 Wien, AUT – Arena
12/12 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
12/13 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
12/14 Tampere, FIN – Tullikamari
12/15 Tallinn, EST – Rock Cafe
12/17 Sodermalm, SWE – Fryhuset
12/18 Grunerlokka, NOR – Vulka Arena
12/19 Hegen, SWE – Tradgarn
12/21 Hamburg, GER – Docks

Eluveitie said the following:

“Our last few months have been extremely intense, creating ‘Ategnatos’. Now we simply cannot wait to bring our new songs to the stages and to share our passion, pure fucking metal and heartfelt Celtic mysticism with you all! And all the more we’re excited to bring such great bands with us! We feel honored to team up with our fellows of the heavyweight institution called Lacuna Coil and also with the amazing wizkid that is Infected Rain, whom we’ve shared festival stages with a few times already!”

Lacuna Coil added:

“Transformation is a process and as life happens you need tons of new music! That’s why we are really excited to team up with Eluveitie and our buddies in Infected Rain for this fantastic tour package. The bill is pretty diverse and interesting and we can’t wait to bring it around Europe. We will play some of our classic songs and introduce some new tunes! We know this tour is going to be rocking, and we know the fans are going to enjoy this as much as we are!”

Infected Rain also commented:

“2019 appears to be very promising for Infected Rain! A lot of new releases, new relationships and new places to visit. We are excited about all of this and especially about the autumn tour that is going to end the year so perfectly. We are going to support two great bands and amazing people on tour for more than forty shows around Europe. We are honored to share the stage with Eluveitie and Lacuna Coil.”

In other news, Eluveitie have also revealed the cover art for their new album “Ategnatos,” which is set to be released on April 5. The group said the following about that:

“‘Ategnatos’ probably became our most organic album by all accounts. It is the result of a thoroughly intuitive process, where we gave creativity full scope. And during this process quite some back-to-the-roots developments emerged in diverse aspects. Many a riff off ‘Ategnatos’ reminds on the guitar work on ‘Slania’. Following our gut feeling, we brought the mixing duties back to Jens Bogren’s Fascination Street studios, where our Nuclear Blast debut was produced. And regarding the album artwork, it soon became very clear to us that we’d love to work with the fabulous Travis Smith again, who already created the front covers of our albums ‘Spirit’ (14 years ago!) and ‘Everything Remains As It Never Was’. And we’re honestly excited with the result! The front cover shows a spectacular scenery in central Switzerland, a so-called ‘vulva cave’, as it was sought to mark sacred rites of fertility and celebrations of life in ancient times! The artwork mystically and beautifully expresses the ‘Ategnatos”s very core and essence! Once again, it was a pleasure to work with Travis!”

Eluveitie To Release New Album “Ategnatos” In April

Eluveitie have announced that their new album “Ategnatos” will be released on April 5. The effort was recorded at New Sound Studio with engineer Tommy Vetterli and it was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

Blabbermouth shared some information on the album’s concept, along with comments from Christian “Chrigel” Glanzmann:

On an LP both mystical and philosophical, ELUVEITIE propels mythology, pagan belief and spirituality into our modern world.

“This one almost became something like a socio-critical uncovering work,” says leader Christian “Chrigel” Glanzmann, “some kind of a revelation, a doomsday prophecy. Dark and severe in its atmosphere and charisma, and also occult, arcane and elitist.”

The album 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 than 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,” Chrigel says. “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.

Eluveitie To Release 10th Anniversary Edition Of “Slania”

Eluveitie have announced that they will be releasing a 10th anniversary edition Of “Slania,” simply titled “Slania – 10 Years,” on November 16. Mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann commented:

“How time flies — hard to believe that it’s already 10 years since we’ve released this album! These last ten years have been incredibly intense, they led us through many a trial and brought us a myriad of blessings. They’ve led us to countless places all around this earth. And all through the years, the songs of this album were with us and we’re still playing them live today! So we’re proud of ‘Slania’ and we’re really happy with this re-release and also pretty excited about the bonus goodies it comes with! We hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do! Cheers!”

“Slania – 10 Years” Track Listing:

01. “Samon”
02. “Primordial Breath”
03. “Inis Mona”
04. “Grey Sublime Archon”
05. “Anagantios”
06. “Bloodstained Ground”
07. “The Somber Lay”
08. “Slania’s Song”
09. “Giamonios”
10. “Tarvos”
11. “Calling The Rain”
12. “Elembivos”

Bonus Tracks:

13. “Samon” (acoustic version)
14. “Interview With Slania”
15. “Samon” (demo)
16. “Primordial Breath” (demo)
17. “Inis Mona” (demo)
18. “Bloodstained” Ground (demo)
19. “Tarvos” (demo)

Eluveitie Share New Video For Their Cover Of Powerwolf’s “Ira Sancti (When The Saints Are Going Wild)”

Eluveitie have shared a new video for their cover of Powerwolf’s “Ira Sancti (When The Saints Are Going Wild).” This track is from the “Communio Lupatum” covers album, which was included with select editions of Powerwolf’s latest album “The Sacrament Of Sin.”

Eluveitie Premiere “Rebirth” Music Video

Eluveitie have premiered a new video for their new single “Rebirth.” This track will appear on the band’s new album, which is expected to be released next year.

Chrigel Glanzmann commented:

“After a longer period of playing many acoustic sessions, peaking in creating our much-anticipated second acoustic album Evocation II – Pantheon, we’re of course more than excited to finally go about our next metal juggernaut! We’ve been gathering ideas since quite a while and yes, we started working on our next metal album! It will still take a while until we’ll enter the studios again, since we first want to and will accomplish an amazing Evocation II touring cycle.

“But to soothe your [and our ;-)] waiting time, we recently gathered again in the legendary Newsound Studios to produce a first single off our upcoming metal album already – so welcome our youngest baby: ‘Rebirth’! We believe, it turned out a real monster of in-your-face folk metal and we’re super proud of it. And we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do! As always it is full of pristine celtic folk music and contains treasures such as the old Irish traditional ‘Lads Of Laois’. But at the same time, ‘Rebirth’ comes with a steamrolling truckload of pure fucking metal!

“Conceptually the song takes a rather philosophical approach on ancient Celtic spirituality and mythology (and so will our upcoming album)! We take ancient mythological images to contemplate them from the view point of our every-day life (no matter if “we” lived 2,000 years ago or today, because we believe that the deep meaning and significance of these images didn’t change ever since)! ‘Rebirth’ deals with the ancient Celtic image of the “cauldron of rebirth”, with it’s meaning and with the darkest passages of our lives, through which we all have to go to arise reborn.”