If you were only allowed to pick one black metal album to hear for the rest of 2019, I would strongly suggest you choose False's Portent. A dizzying leap forward from an already very talented and rightfully well regarded act, it does not take long into ten minute opener "A Victual to Our Dead Selves" for the song to grab your undivided attention and never let go. Dedicated to the memory of several friends, the record is professional, passionate, heartbreaking and exhilarating. "Rime On The Song Of Returning" is an exceptionally poetic ode to natural abandon that seems to question our size in the scope of the march of time. The band have never sounded more precise, empowered and fiery, like there is a fortune teller at band practice urging them to claim destiny's heights. If this album holds significance of metal's future it is one that honors the best of the past while boding very well for the genre's horizons.
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“I am the will of our Gods…!”
To call Eluveitie‘s sound far reaching would be an understatement. The band is so epic you could write books based on their songs. Now the band have released a new lyric video for the moving track “King”, a punch to the gut battlecry to their foes chagrin. Fans will be overjoyed at the stirring intro, harsh vocals and thrilling guitar of this number from the pending Aug. 5th LP Origins.
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Eluveitie are headlining a fall North American tour with support from epic metal act Tyr and killer Estonian outfit Metsatoll. Read an interview we just did with Metsatoll here. They are fucking awesome. Some of the best riffs I have ever heard (and not just because I am Estonian).
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Eluveitie has announced that in honor of their 10 year anniversary that they will be releasing an album titled “The Early Years,” which will be compilation of their earlier work together as a band.
Front man Chrigel Glanzmann had these comments to make about the album:
“‘The Early Years’ will give both old and new fans access to the very first steps in ELUVEITIE’s history. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already! Speaking of that, to celebrate our 10 year anniversary (2002-2012) we wanted to offer you something special. Therefore we have decided to re-record the tracks of our first EP ’Vên’! We had a lot of fun putting those songs on tape again – some of which we have been playing live to this day and that have developed together with us over all these years.”
To see the album art click here.Add to My Radar
Here I am once again to speak about my love of all thing folk metal. I have been awaiting the new Eluveitie album for the last two years and when I heard Helvetios was going to be a concept album, well, it made perfect sense. Eluveitie continues to draw inspiration from the ancient Gaul culture and what better topic than the Gaulish Wars to have a concept album center around.
First, let it be known, my love for Eluveitie has grown deeper and deeper over the last few years, evidenced by the fact that I’ve seen them live three times over this past year and even had a chance to sit down with Chrigel and Anna. With that being said, I will attempt to avoid going all fan boy on you and give Helvetios a fair and unbiased review. Check it out here.
Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie have released a short documentary on the making of their video clip for the song “Havoc”.
“Havoc” comes off the band’s upcoming album Helvetios which will be released February 28th via Nuclear Blast records. The video was produced by Polish production company “Grupa13” (Behemoth, Amon Amarth) who has worked with the band most recently on the clips for “A Rose For Epona” and “Thousandfold“ – the latter coming off the last album, Everything Remains… As It Never Was.
Check out the video here.Add to My Radar
In the middle of their North American tour, Eluveitie‘s Chrigel Glanzmann and Anna Murphy took some time to sit down with Metal Riot and talk about the current tour and their latest album Helvetios (available in Europe, in North America at their shows or in stores on February 28th) and more.
Sit back, pour a glass, and enjoy the conversation as we talk about the folk metal scene, Helvetios, how Anna really convinced Chrigel to let her join the band, the Smurfs, Ninjas, and Gaffa Girl. Check out all out right here.Add to My Radar
It’s no secret (at least it shouldn’t be) that I’m quite the fan of the folk metal scene/genre/or whatever label it is you wish to use. I’ve been listening to metal since the days that hair and power metal dominated Top 40 Radio and since a very early age I’ve a healthy obsession with all things Celtic. So, it’s only natural that when this thing called folk metal began to gain popularity in the early 2000s that I latched on to it and have vehemently refused to let go. Cruachan. Primordial. Finntroll. Ensiferum. Heidevolk. Korpiklaani. Turisas. You name the folk metal band; I’ve probably the whole discography in my little collection.
To see where I’m going with this little history lesson, head on over here.Add to My Radar
Swiss folk metal icons Eluveitie have released their new masterpiece Helvetios in Europe today. For those Europeans who have yet to pick it up and for those of us in North America who have to wait until February 28th (unless you pick it up at one of their shows), the band has decided to make our Friday a bit more special by uploading an album preview.
You can check out the preview for this epic masterpiece here.
Eluveitie has already released official videos for “A Rose For Epona” (plus a “making-of” video) and “Havoc” and are currently touring with Children of Bodom in support of their 15th Anniversary Tour, where you can actually pick up Helvetios before it’s officially released in stores or digitally in North America.
Don’t forget to check out our show review from the Chicago and Milwaukee shows.Add to My Radar
Swiss folk metal act Eluveitie have released a video for their song Havoc, and really who doesn’t love a little Swiss folk metal now and again?
You can click here to see the video.
The song is taken off their forthcoming album Helvetios, which will be released in Europe on February 10th and North America on February 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. You can also pick it up now at any of their North American shows as they support Children of Bodom‘s 15th Anniversary Tour.Add to My Radar
Swiss folk metal act, Eluveitie, have release a making-of video for their music video for “A Rose For Epona” which was produced by the company Grupa13. The song is from the band’s upcoming album “Helvetios.”
To check out the making-of video click here.
The upcoming album will be released February 10th in Europe and February 28th through Nuclear Blast.
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Swiss metal band Eluveitie has released their third album trailer for their upcoming album “Helvetios.” Check out drummer Merlin Sutter discussing the new record, as well as lyric videos for the brand new tracks “A Rose For Epona” and “Meet The Enemy”, here.
Eluveitie will release “Helvetios” February 10 (Europe) and February 28 (North America) 2012 via Nuclear Blast.Add to My Radar