#MusicMonday March 4th

March 04, 2019 - 321 views

This week's #MusicMonday choice comes from Swiss Death Metal/ Celtic Folk cross over band Eluvietie, founded in 2002 by Chrigel Glanzmann.

Eluveitie describe themselves as "[t]he new wave of folk metal".  The band's style incorporates characteristics of melodic death metalcombined 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, particularly of Celtic Gaul. The lyrics are often in a reconstructed form of the extinct ancient language Gaulish. The name of the band comes from graffiti on a vessel from Mantua (c. 300 BC).

The inscription in Etruscan letters reads eluveitie, which has been interpreted as the Etruscanform of the Celtic *(h)elvetios (“the Helvetian”),
 presumably referring to a man of Helvetian descent living in Mantua.

The band are set to released a brand new album 'ATEGNATOS' on April 5th via Nuclear Blast!, and will be the bands 8th Studio Album.

As our track of the week, we will play this every day at 6am, midday, 6pm and midnight