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Eluveitie Cernunnos Fest 161207 01.jpg
Eluveitie at Cernunnos Fest
Background information
OreiginWinterthur, Swisserland
GenresFowk metal[1][2]
Melodic death metal[3]
Celtic metal [4]
Pagan Metal, Fowk Rock
Years active2002 - present
LabelsNuclear Blast
Fear Dark
MembersMerlin Sutter
Simeon Koch
Chrigel Glanzmann
Meri Tadic
Ivo Henzi
Anna Murphy
Päde Kistler
Kay Brem

Eluveitie (pronounced El-Vay-Tee IPA: [ɛlˈveɪti]) is a Celtic metal baund frae Winterthur, Swisserland. The baund formit in 2002 an their first EP, Vên came oot in 2003. The baund then released a full-length album, Spirit in Juin 2006. In November 2007, Eluveitie wis signed bi Nuclear Blast.

Eluveitie uise traditional instruments amidst guitars an loud vocals. The leerics ar often in the extinct language Gaulish. Eluveitie is Helvetic Gaulish for "I am the Helvetian", referring to an inscription dating to the earliest record o the Celtic Helvetii tribe frae what is now Swisserland.

Characteristics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Eluveitie infuses traditional Celtic fowk melodies with Gothenburg-styled melodic daith metal. Eluveitie uises traditional fowk instruments in their muisic, such as fiddles, tin whistles an flutes, an hurdy gurdies. The traditional fowk tunes in their sangs hae been drawn frae various sources, such as traditional Erse reels. While many o their leerics ar in Inglis, some ar in the ancient extinct Gaulish leid. All o the leerics on their 2009 release Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion ar in Gaulish. Their leerics ar based on texts written in Gaulish such as prayers, invocations o the gods an other spirits.

Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Umwhile members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Sevan Kirder – bagpipes, flutes, whistles, vocals (2003–2008)
  • Rafi Kirder – bass guitar, vocals (2004–2008)
  • Severin Binder – bagpipes, flutes, whistles, vocals (2004–2006)
  • Linda Suter – fiddle, vocals (2003–2004)
  • Sarah Kiener – hurdy gurdy, crumhorn, accordion, vocals (2005–2006, guest 2009)
  • Dani Fürer – lead guitar (2003–2004)
  • Dide Marfurt – hurdy gurdy, bagpipes (2003–2004)
  • Gian Albertin – bass, vocals, sound effects (2003–2004)
  • Dario Hofstetter – drums (2003–2004)
  • Yves Tribelhorn – rhythm guitar (2003–2004)
  • Philipp Reinmann – Irish bouzouki (2003–2004)
  • Mattu Ackerman – fiddle (2003–2004)

Guest muisicians[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Fredy Schnyder – guitar (2009)
  • Mina the fiddler – 5string viola (2009)
  • Oliver Sa Tyr – nyckelharpa (2009)
  • Alan Averill – vocals (2009)
  • Torbjörn "Thebon" Schei – vocals (2010)
  • Brendan Wade – uilleann pipes (2010)
  • Dannii Young – spoken voice (2010)

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Birchmeier, Jason. "Eluveitie". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  2. Riedl, Katrin (28 February 2012). "Eluveitie – Helvetios". Metal Hammer (in German). Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  3. Eck, Markus (2012). "Eluveitie: Großer Spannungsbogen". Sonic Seducer (in German). Thomas Vogel Media e. K. (3): 42–43.
  4. Bowar, Chad. "Slania review". About.com. Retrieved 2010-06-20.

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