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Eluveitie, 2023
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 (pronoonced El-Vay-Tee IPA: [ɛlˈveɪti]) is a Celtic metal baund frae Winterthur, Swisserland. The baund formit in 2002 an thair first EP, Vên came oot in 2003. The baund then released a full-lenth 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 eften in the extinct leid Gaulish. Eluveitie is Helvetic Gaulish for "I am the Helvetian", referring tae an inscription datin tae the earliest record o the Celtic Helvetii tribe frae what is nou Swisserland.

Characteristics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Eluveitie infuses traditional Celtic fowk melodies wi Gothenburg-styled melodic daith metal. Eluveitie uises traditional fowk instruments in thair muisic, sic as fiddles, tin whistles an flutes, an hurdy gurdies. The traditional fowk tunes in thair sangs hae been drawn frae various soorces, sic as traditional Erse reels. While mony o thair leerics ar in Inglis, some ar in the auncient extinct Gaulish leid. Aw o the leerics on thair 2009 release Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion ar in Gaulish. Thair leerics ar based on texts written in Gaulish sic as prayers, invocations o the gods an ither 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 vyce (2010)

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Birchmeier, Jason. "Eluveitie". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 Mairch 2012.
  2. Riedl, Katrin (28 Februar 2012). "Eluveitie – Helvetios". Metal Hammer (in German). Retrieved 11 Mairch 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. Archived frae the original on 6 November 2015. Retrieved 20 Juin 2010.

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