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Swiss folk-metal band Eluveitie incorporate folk instrumentation such as hurdy-gurdy, flute, and pipes into an otherwise traditional death metal style, also adding a pagan element channeled through lyrics in the Gaulish language (a dead language in the Celtic family that predated Latin throughout Western Europe). The band is comprised of Chrigel Glanzmann (vocals), Ivo Henzi (guitar), Siméon Koch (guitar), Rafi Kirder (bass), Anna Murphy (hurdy-gurdy), Meri Tadic (violin), Sevan Kirder (whistles, flute, gaita), and Merlin Sutter (drums). Formed in 2002 by vocalist Chrigel Glanzmann (formerly of the bands Môr Cylch and Dornwald), the band began as a one-off studio project resulting in the self-financed EP Vên in 2003. The EP was well received in the underground metal community, and so Glanzmann and company decided to carry the Eluveitie project forward, becoming a genuine band. In 2004 Eluveitie made their live performance debut and signed a recording contract with the Dutch label Fear Dark Records, which released an updated version of the Vên EP. In 2005 the band toured with fellow Fear Dark bands Slechtvalk, Random Eyes, and Pantokrator and made plans to release their debut album, recording it at the end of the year. Released in 2006 on Fear Dark, Spirit marks the band's full-length debut. In support of the album, Eluveitie toured Europe with the German band Odroerir, including a co-headlining performance at the 2006 Fear Dark festivals and also a performance at the 2007 Ragnarök Festival in Germany. In late 2007 Eluveitie signed a recording contract with the German label Nuclear Blast, one of the genre's premier musical outlets, and released their second full-length album, Slania, in 2008. The album became a Top 40 hit on the Swiss albums chart. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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  2.   The Call of the Mountains
  3.   King
  4.   Inis Mona
  5.   Setlon
  6.   (Do) Minion
  7.   Within the Groove
  8.   The Cauldron of Renascence
  9.   Carnutian Forest
  10.   Gray Sublime Archon
  11.   Il Clom Dallas Muntognas
  12.   The Silver Sister
  13.   Alesia
  14.   The Liminal Passage
  15.   Slanias Song
  16.   Bloodstained Ground
  17.   Verja Urit An Bitus
  18.   De Ruef Vo De Bärge
  19.   Il Richiamo Dei Monti
  20.   Eternity
  21.   Ogmios
  22.   Inception
  23.   Sucellos
  24.   Virunus
  25.   Celtos
  26.   From Darkness
  27.   Origins
  28.   D'Vèritû Agàge d'Bitu
  29.   The Siege
  30.   Hope
  31.   Havoc
  32.   Neverland
  33.   Scorched Earth
  34.   Santonian Shores
  35.   Home
  36.   Luxtos
  37.   Prologue
  38.   Thousandfold
  39.   The Essence of Ashes
  40.   Quoth the Raven
  41.   Otherworld
  42.   Nil
  43.   Lugdunon
  44.   Isara
  45.   Everything Remains as It Never Was
  46.   Slania
  47.   Sacrapos - The Disparaging Last Gaze
  48.   Sacrapos: At First Glance
  49.   Omnos
  50.   Ne Regv Na
  51.   Nata
  52.   Memento
  53.   A Girls Oath
  54.   The Endless Knot
  55.   The Dance of Victory
  56.   Uis Elveti
  57.   Órô
  58.   The Somber Lay
  59.   Samon
  60.   A Rose for Epona
  61.   Helvetios
  62.   Sempiternal Embers
  63.   Kingdom Come Undone
  64.   The Arcane Dominion
  65.   Andro
  66.   Jezaïg
  67.   Brictom
  68.   Of Fire, Wind & Wisdom
  69.   L'appel Des Montagnes
  70.   The Day of Strife
  71.   Tullianum
  72.   Epilogue
  73.   The Uprising
  74.   Meet the Enemy
  75.   Gobanno
  76.   Dessumiis Luge
  77.   Aidu
  78.   Siraxta
  79.   Tegernakô
  80.   The Song of Life
  81.   Your Gaulish War
  82.   Druid
  83.   Lament
  84.   Primordial Breath
  85.   Anagantios
  86.   Giamonios
  87.   Tarvos
  88.   Calling the Rain
  89.   Voveso in Mori
  90.   The Nameless
  91.   Vianna
  92.   Carry The Torch
  93.   Spirit
  94.   Uxellodunon
  95.   Nothing
  96.   Elembivos