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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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  1.   Song
  2.   The Call of the Mountains
  3.   Within the Groove
  4.   King
  5.   Luxtos
  6.   Anagantios
  7.   Eternity
  8.   Otherworld
  9.   Uis Elveti
  10.   Your Gaulish War
  11.   D'Vèritû Agàge d'Bitu
  12.   Brictom
  13.   The Song of Life
  14.   The Uprising
  15.   Home
  16.   Helvetios
  17.   Dessumiis Luge
  18.   A Girls Oath
  19.   Siraxta
  20.   Tegernakô
  21.   Inis Mona
  22.   Epona
  23.   De Ruef Vo De Bärge
  24.   Carry The Torch
  25.   The Silver Sister
  26.   Sucellos
  27.   Nothing
  28.   Virunus
  29.   Celtos
  30.   From Darkness
  31.   The Nameless
  32.   Tullianum
  33.   Epilogue
  34.   The Siege
  35.   A Rose for Epona
  36.   Neverland
  37.   Meet the Enemy
  38.   Scorched Earth
  39.   Prologue
  40.   Thousandfold
  41.   The Liminal Passage
  42.   The Essence of Ashes
  43.   Quoth the Raven
  44.   Kingdom Come Undone
  45.   Isara
  46.   (Do) Minion
  47.   Voveso in Mori
  48.   The Cauldron of Renascence
  49.   The Arcane Dominion
  50.   Sacrapos - The Disparaging Last Gaze
  51.   Sacrapos: At First Glance
  52.   Omnos
  53.   Ne Regv Na
  54.   Nata
  55.   Carnutian Forest
  56.   Aidu
  57.   Jezaïg
  58.   Lament
  59.   Órô
  60.   Elembivos
  61.   Calling the Rain
  62.   Tarvos
  63.   Giamonios
  64.   Slanias Song
  65.   The Somber Lay
  66.   Of Fire, Wind & Wisdom
  67.   Samon
  68.   Everything Remains as It Never Was
  69.   Hope
  70.   Gray Sublime Archon
  71.   The Day of Strife
  72.   Vianna
  73.   Alesia
  74.   Santonian Shores
  75.   The Endless Knot
  76.   Primordial Breath
  77.   L'appel Des Montagnes
  78.   Ogmios
  79.   Inception
  80.   Origins
  81.   Sempiternal Embers
  82.   Nil
  83.   Slania
  84.   Gobanno
  85.   Andro
  86.   The Dance of Victory
  87.   Spirit
  88.   Druid
  89.   Bloodstained Ground
  90.   Setlon
  91.   Memento
  92.   Il Clom Dallas Muntognas
  93.   Verja Urit An Bitus
  94.   Lugdunon
  95.   Havoc
  96.   Il Richiamo Dei Monti
  97.   Uxellodunon