Eluveitie & Korpiklaani Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour

Eluveitie and Korpiklaani have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Gone In April will serve as support.

Eluveitie’s Chrigel Glanzmann commented:

“Hard to find words here and to express our excitement. First of all it’s been incredibly long this tour is overdue! We cannot wait to finally come back to North America! Secondly, we have our brand new album Ategnatos under our belts, plus we’ve finally released the much-anticipated second part of our purely acoustic Evocation cycle since we’ve been to North America the last time. And so we cannot wait to share all the new songs with you! And last but not least it feels simply great to once again tour with our very dear friends and fellow road warriors of Korpiklaani! Long story short: We’re super excited and very much looking forward to soon tour in the USA and Canada again! See you all soon!”

Korpiklaani’s Jonne Järvelä added:

“We are very much looking forward to the second North American leg of our Kulkija world tour. This time it will be a co-headlining tour with the Switzerland’s own Eluveitie. First half of the North American tour at the end of the last year was a great success, so it is only natural that we will return there this soon. This will be our seventh North American tour, and we’ve played over 1,000 shows around the world since 2003. Yet this still feels like we’ve only begun and have just now got the wheels properly rolling. However, before North America we still have a tour in Australia and New Zealand in May and of course a busy summer raising our pints around the various festivals in Europe.”

Tour Dates:

09/19 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
09/20 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/21 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
09/22 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
09/23 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
09/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
09/26 Mesa, TX – Club Red
09/27 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
09/28 Oakland, CA – Metro
09/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
09/30 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/01 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/03 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
10/04 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
10/05 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
10/06 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/07 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
10/08 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
10/09 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/10 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
10/11 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/12 Reading, PA – Reverb
10/13 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/14 New York, NY – PlayStation Theatre

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Eluveitie Premiere “Ambiramus” Music Video

Eluveitie have premiered a new video for their new song “Ambiramus.” This track is from the band’s new album “Ategnatos,” which will be released on April 5.

Chrigel Glanzmann commented:

“It’s definitely one of the most exceptional songs from our discography! ‘Ambiramus’ comes in quite groovy and with a light-hearted, yet racing folk reel in the chorus and a very accessible overall appearance; easily the brightest song we’ve ever written. Yet at the same time it goes to where the actual magic of traditional Celtic folk music exists: a place where cheerfulness and melancholy, hardship and hope, glee and deep mysticism meet to become one! And this deep, wistful yet hopefull mysticism is also found in the song’s lyrics, which will take you to the very core of the Celtic mythology the album contemplates. ‘Ambiramus’ (gaulish for “Voyage”) is based on a late Celtic literary tradition – the so-called Immrama tales.

‘Ambiramus’ is the last song we wrote for the album and it’s probably the result of and a testimony to the very inspiring and creative atmosphere, in which we created Ategnatos! The song basically ‘fell into place’ after Alain finished the drum tracking, and it was written and arranged in just a few hours. We hope you enjoy it!”

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)