Eluveitie’s saga of success began just when mainman and mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann decided to form ELUVEITIE in 2002. The first self-financed EP “Vên” was recorded in spring of 2003, was released in the same year. Eluveitie’s first concert was with TRIMONIUM, MENHIR and SKYFORGER took place in February 2004. Eluveitie’s success quickly grew as they toured with bands such as AMON AMARTH, FINNTROLL and KORPIKLAANI. In 2005 Eluveitie’s recorded the album “Spirit” and it got released in 2006.
In 2009 the band fulfilled their dream of producing an all acoustic folk album without shredding guitars or growling vocals – for the first time in the bands history Hurdy Gurdy player Anna Murphy took over vocal duties.
Eluveitie / Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion was recorded in 2009 and the follow up album was released in Eluveitie / Evocation II: Pantheon was released in 2017.
In 2010 “Everything Remains… As It Never Was” and “The Early Years” was released in 2012. “Origins” was recorded in 2014.
Eluveitie is releasing their new album Ategnatos this year in April. We got to speak to Chrigel Glanzmann about their up coming tour and more.
TM - What can fans expect from your Australian tour?
EV - We are excited to bring in some brand new music. We will be playing a complete 2 hour set with songs of our discography and we will be playing some new songs off new album that's coming out in April.
TM - What are you most looking forward to do in Australia?
EV - I don't think we will be doing much besides going to post but that's what we are looking forward to. Last time I was in Sydney I had some time to walk the city and had a double expresso that was amazing.
TM - What can fans expect from your new album Ategnatos?
EV - Probably intensity that is our first impression the most intense album, that is what it feels like to ourselves. We also have musical developments, we grew as a band and the album is a result of what we did of writing the lyrics. This album is dealing with Celtic mythology and other albums.
We previously released and have dealt with Celtic mythology, but this time the album is different it's not dealing with Celtic mythology on an historical level. Of course everything is well rounded and historically correct but the album does contemplate ancient allegories off Celtic mythology. We did contemplate these ancient words not just as a band for the lyrics but for ourselves as a key point from everyday life that turned out to be a rather intense experience.
TM - What was your writing and recording process for Ategnatos?
EV - We didn't have much time for recording process because alot of the time at the studio we use was booked out. A lot the recording process was the same has always been. The writing process was different for the first time in career, we wrote together more than we use to in the past. We locked ourselfs in for a couple of months and just all worked together and everything grew very organically.
TM - You have three new members in your band how does it affect your writing process?
EV - It's great this is our second album we have written together. The music doesn't really change or lose it's character each musician give her own opinion. We have more possibilities when composing and that's definitely something you can hear on the album.
TM - Who Designed your Album cover for Ategnatos?
EV - We wanted a Norwegian Sanctuary that was used back in the day for Norwegian rituals and thought it was a wonderful topic for life and Earth and getting Reborn. Travis Smith came up with the Album Cover.
TM - If you could have any bands play one of your songs which band would it be which song would it be and would it be in your style or their Style?
EV - Slipknot playing Inis Mona
TM - If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be and why?
EV - Paddy Keenan who is an amazing pipe player.
TM - What's your favourite memory of watching someone else perform live?
EV - Watching our friends band Arkona play a few weeks ago on 70000 Tons of Metal I was really blown away it was amazing.
TM - That is awesome, I have always wanted to go on 70,000 tons of metal.
EV - It is a great experience, you should definitely go.
TM - Hopefully I get to go next year.
TM - Is thers anything else you want to say to your fans?
EV - We can't wait to come back to Australia and play some of our new music for you.
TM - Thank You so much for this interview today, I really appreciate it.
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