Folk metallers Eluveitie present the second single off their upcoming album “Ategnatos”, due out April 5th via Nuclear Blast Records. The music video for “Ambiramus” is available below.
Eluveitie’s eighth full-length album “Ategnatos” is based on archaic archetypes and ancient concept of renewal. “We all wade through archetypes. We all ARE archetypes,” introduces the band the new concept. “Distant echoes of life both primaeval 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. We call it “Ategnatos”.”
“Ategnatos” was recorded at New Sound Studio with Tommy Vetterli. Commemorating their breakthrough album “Slania” released more than ten years ago, the band decided to return to Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, and have the new record mixed by Jens Bogren once again. “Ategnatos” is Eluveitie’s first metal album with the new line-up after major line-up changes in 2016. For the first time, the band worked with a real string quartet and managed to finish recordings in a rather short period of time as they “only had four weeks to record this time around”. The album offers the most aggressive track of Eluveitie career; titled “Worship”, the brutal piece features Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe on guest vocals.
Eluveite leader Chrigel Glanzmann on the second single off the album: “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.” He adds: “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.”
Album details as well as a music video for the title track “Ategnatos” can be found here. Don’t forget that the band will be touring all around Europe with Lacuna Coil and Infected Rain in November/December, and Australia and New Zealand in May.