Eluveitie

Eluveitie is a Swiss folk metal band from Winterthur, Zurich, founded in 2002 by Chrigel Glanzmann. The project’s first EP, Vên, released in 2003 was a studio project of Glanzmann’s, but its success led to the recruitment of a full band. The band then released a full-length album, Spirit, in 2006 was signed by Nuclear Blast year later. The group rose to fame following the release of their first major-label album, Slania, in 2008. They describe themselves as “the new wave of folk metal”. The band’s style incorporates characteristics of melodic death metal combined with the melodies of traditional Celtic music. They use traditional European instruments, including the hurdy-gurdy and bagpipes, amidst guitars and both clean and harsh vocals. Their lyrics include references to Celtic mythology and are often in the extinct ancient Celtic language known as Gaulish. 

Current members

  • Chrigel Glanzmann – vocals, mandola, whistles, pipes, gaita, acoustic guitar, bodhrán, harp (2002–present)
  • Kay Brem – bass guitar (2008–present)
  • Rafael Salzmann – lead guitar (2012–present)
  • Nicole Ansperger – violin, backing vocals (2013–2015, 2016–present)
  • Matteo Sisti – bagpipes, Tin whistle, mandola (2014–present)
  • Alain Ackermann – drums (2016–present)
  • Jonas Wolf – rhythm guitar (2016–present)
  • Michalina Malisz – hurdy-gurdy (2016–present)
  • Fabienne Erni – vocals, celtic harp, mandola (2017–present)

Former members

  • Merlin Sutter – drums (2004–2016)
  • Ivo Henzi – rhythm guitar (2004–2016)
  • Anna Murphy – hurdy-gurdy, vocals (2006–2016)
  • Shir-Ran Yinon – violin, vocals (2015–2016)
  • Patrick “Päde” Kistler – bagpipes, whistles, vocals (2008–2014)
  • Meri Tadić – violin, vocals (2003–2013)
  • Siméon Koch – lead guitar, vocals (2004–2012)
  • Sevan Kirder – bagpipes, flutes, whistles, vocals (2003–2008)
  • Rafi Kirder – bass guitar, vocals (2004–2008)
  • Linda Suter – Violin, vocals (2004–2006)
  • Sarah Wauquiez – hurdy-gurdy, crumhorn, accordion, vocals (2005–2006, guest 2009)
  • Dani Fürer – lead guitar (2003–2004)
  • Severin Binder – Vocals, Bagpipes, Flutes, Whistles (2004–2005)
  • Philipp Reinmann – Irish bouzouki (2003–2004)
  • Dide Marfurt – hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes (2003–2005)
  • Gian Albertin – bass, vocals, sound effects (2003–2004)
  • Dario Hofstetter – drums (2003–2004)
  • Yves Tribelhorn – rhythm guitar (2003–2004)
  • Mättu Ackermann – violin (2003–2004)

Discography

Studio albums

  • Vên (demo) (2003)
  • Spirit (2006)
  • Slania (2008)
  • Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion (2009)
  • Everything Remains (As It Never Was) (2010)
  • Helvetios (2012)
  • Origins (2014)
  • Evocation II: Pantheon (2017)

Live albums

  • Live on Tour (2012)

Compilation albums

  • Slania/Evocation I – The Arcane Metal Hammer Edition (2009)
  • The Early Years (2012)
  • Best Of (2013)

Source: Wikipedia

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