Folk metal masters Eluveitie unveil a lyric video for “Worship”, the brutal and aggressive piece off their new album “Ategnatos”. “Worship” features Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe on guest vocals and closes a two-song cycle based on the ancient Celtic legend of the giant Sesroneos. Watch the video below.
The inspiration for “The Slumber – Worship” cycle comes from one of the oldest Celtic myths – the legend of the giant Sesroneos and his bull Tauriscus. Sesroneos and Tauriscus repressed and preyed on the people of the west (Celts), who, under their rule, lived as if “in slumber, sleepwalking and lost“. The second song of the cycle “Worship” is written from Sesroneo’s point of view. Both tracks are taken from Eluveitie’s eighth studio album “Ategnatos” that came out April 5. The album is based on archaic archetypes and ancient concept of renewal.
The band’s mastermind, Chrigel Glanzmann, comments on “Worship”: “Here you go with our second lyric video for a song from our brand new album “Ategnatos”! It’s the second part of the two-song cycle of The Slumber and Worship! A radical song with drastic lyrics on a severe topic: The ancient Celtic Sesroneos myth, in which our modern societies can and probably should reflect themselves as much as the people in ancient times could! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and find some food for thought in it! Special thanks to Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God for an excellent performance!”
Besides the two-song cycle, the concept of Sesroneos is also present on “The Day Of Strife” from Eluveitie’s album “Origins” from 2014. It portrays the arrival of the god Ogmnios who stepped forth from the Antumnos’ doors “to bring to justice the grim tyrants” and helped the Celts break free.