We all wade through archetypes. We all ARE archetypes. Distant echoes of a life both primeval 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. ELUVEITIE call it Ategnatos.
And by using their longest gap between two Metal albums to gather momentum, they just forged their strongest album around it. Ategnatos will be released on April 5th 2019 via Nuclear Blast.
Today, the band revealed the stunning new album cover. This impressive artwork was created again by Travis Smith.
The band states: "Ategnatos probably became our most organic album by all accounts. It is the result of a thoroughly intuitive process, where we gave creativity full scope. And during this process quite some back-to-the-roots developments emerged in diverse aspects. Many riffs off Ategnatos reminds on the guitar work on Slania. Following our gut feeling we brought the mixing duties back to Jens Bogren's Fascination Street Studios, where our Nuclear Blast debut was produced. And regarding the album artwork it soon became very clear to us, that we'd love to work with the fabulous Travis Smith (www.seempieces.com) again, who already created the front covers of our albums Spirit (14 years ago!) and Everything Remains As It Never Was. And we're honestly excited with the result! The frontcover shows a spectacular scenery in central Switzerland, a so-called 'vulva cave', as it was sought to mark sacred rites of fertility and celebrations of life in ancient times! The artwork mystically and beautifully expresses the Ategnatos very core and essence! Once again it was a pleasure to work with Travis!" And together with the revealing of the first album details , Swiss folk metal leaders ELUVEITIE also announce their European tour in support of this upcoming masterpiece.
ELUVEITIE will join forces with the legendary metal-act LACUNA COIL from Italy and the nu-metal-newcomers INFECTED RAIN from Moldavia. ELUVEITIE states: "Our last few months have been extremely intense, creating Ategnatos. Now we simply cannot wait to bring our new songs to the stages and to share our passion, pure fucking metal and heartfelt Celtic mysticism with you all! And all the more we're excited to bring such great bands with us! We feel honored to team up with our fellows of the heavyweight institution called LACUNA COIL and also with the amazing wizkid that is INFECTED RAIN, whom we've shared festival stages with a few times already!"
LACUNA COIL adds: "Transformation is a process and as life happens you need tons of new music! That’s why we are really excited to team up with ELUVEITIE and our buddies in INFECTED RAIN for this fantastic tour package. The bill is pretty diverse and interesting and we can’t wait to bring it around Europe. We will play some of our classic songs and introduce some new tunes! We know this tour is going to be rocking, and we know the fans are going to enjoy this as much as we are!"
TOURDATES: 02.11. I Bari - Demodè 03.11. I Rome - Orion 05.11. I Bologna - Estragon 06.11. I Milan - Live Club 08.11. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn 09.11. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle II 10.11. B Antwerp - Trix 12.11 GB Manchester - Ritz 13.11. GB Glasgow - Garage 14.11. IRL Dublin - Academy 15.11. GB Bristol - SWX 16.11. GB London - The Forum 17.11. NL Utrecht - Tivoli Ronda 19.11. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp 20.11. D Hannover - Capitol 21.11. D Berlin - Huxleys 22.11. D Leipzig - Felsenkeller 23.11. D Munich - Tonhalle 24.11. A Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm 26.11. F Bordeaux - Le Rocher de Palmer 27.11. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz II 28.11. E Madrid - Mon Live 29.11. F Toulouse - Le Bikini 30.11. F Rennes - L'Etage 01.12. F Paris - Elysée-Montmartre 03.12. D Saarbrücken - Garage 04.12. D Nürnberg - Hirsch 05.12. SLO Ljubljana - Kino Siska 08.12. A Vienna - Arena 12.12. LV Riga - Melna Piektdiena 13.12. FIN Helsinki - Tavastia 14.12. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone 15.12. EST Tallinn - Rock Cafe 17.12. S Stockholm - Klubben Fryshuset 18.12. N Oslo - Vulkan Arena 19.12. S Gothenburg - Trädgarn 21.12. D Hamburg - Docks Tickets: www.eluveitie.ch
More Live-Dates: 31.01. - 04.02. USA Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 70000 Tons of Metal 09.02. MEX Mexico City - Circo Volador (w/ NE OBLIVISCARIS) 10.02. CR San José - Peppers Club (co-headline show with Overki 12.02. CO Bogotá - Ace of Spades 14.02. RCH Santiago - Theater Cariola 15.02. BR Sâo Paulo - Carioca Club 16.02. BR Belo Horizonte - Mister Rock 17.02. BR Brasilia - Toinha Brasil Show 19.02. BR Curitiba - Teatro Bom Jesus 23.02. D Wacken - Wacken Winter Nights 05.04. CH Lausanne - Les Docks 13. - 15.06. CH Interlaken - Greenfield Festival 19. - 22.06. DK Copenhagen - Copenhell 23.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting 25.06. PL Krakow - Mystic Festival 27.06. I Bologna - Sonic Park 10.07. H Dunaújváros - Rockmaraton 11. - 13.07. A Leoben - Area 53 Festival 11. - 14.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock 19./20.07. S Gävle - Gefle Metal Festival 01. - 03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT* 02. - 04.08. F Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans - Sylak Open Air 07. - 10.08. E Villena - Leyendas del Rock 11.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air 14. - 17.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze 15.08. F St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival 08.09. D Selb - Festival Mediaval
Recordings of Ategnatos took place in their beloved New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli. “Yet it was radically different as we only had four weeks to record this time around – as compared to the eight weeks we had for Origins.” By taking mixing duties to the skilled hand of renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, ELUVEITIE returned to the very spot where they mixed their now legendary Slania album more than ten years ago. With Ategnatos, the dedicated nine-piece not only worked with a real string quartet (a premiere!) and granted Fabienne Erni’s sublime mastery of the harp the room it deserved; they also undertook a holistic upgrade resulting in some of the most catchy, most aggressive or most epic tunes the Swiss Metal nobility has ever offered.
ELUVEITIE are: Jonas Wolf | guitars Matteo Sisti | whistles, bagpipes, mandola, bodhran Nicole Ansperger | fiddle Alain Ackermann | drums Chrigel Glanzmann | vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes Fabienne Erni | vocals, celtic harp Kay Brem | bass Michalina Malisz | hurdy gurdy Rafael Salzmann | guitars