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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.   Inis Mona
  4.   Scorched Earth
  5.   King
  6.   A Rose for Epona
  7.   Omnos
  8.   Primordial Breath
  9.   Il Richiamo Dei Monti
  10.   Inception
  11.   Elembivos
  12.   Samon
  13.   Neverland
  14.   Prologue
  15.   The Arcane Dominion
  16.   A Girls Oath
  17.   Andro
  18.   Tarvos
  19.   Anagantios
  20.   Il Clom Dallas Muntognas
  21.   L'appel Des Montagnes
  22.   Eternity
  23.   Sucellos
  24.   From Darkness
  25.   Uxellodunon
  26.   Alesia
  27.   Meet the Enemy
  28.   Luxtos
  29.   Helvetios
  30.   Thousandfold
  31.   Nata
  32.   Jezaïg
  33.   Lament
  34.   Órô
  35.   Of Fire, Wind & Wisdom
  36.   De Ruef Vo De Bärge
  37.   The Day of Strife
  38.   Vianna
  39.   Nothing
  40.   Virunus
  41.   Celtos
  42.   The Nameless
  43.   Origins
  44.   Tullianum
  45.   Epilogue
  46.   Hope
  47.   Santonian Shores
  48.   Everything Remains as It Never Was
  49.   Within the Groove
  50.   Voveso in Mori
  51.   Ne Regv Na
  52.   Memento
  53.   Dessumiis Luge
  54.   Carnutian Forest
  55.   Brictom
  56.   Aidu
  57.   The Dance of Victory
  58.   Siraxta
  59.   Tegernakô
  60.   The Song of Life
  61.   Your Gaulish War
  62.   Spirit
  63.   Uis Elveti
  64.   Calling the Rain
  65.   Slanias Song
  66.   The Somber Lay
  67.   Gray Sublime Archon
  68.   Carry The Torch
  69.   The Cauldron of Renascence
  70.   Sacrapos - The Disparaging Last Gaze
  71.   Bloodstained Ground
  72.   The Siege
  73.   The Uprising
  74.   Home
  75.   Otherworld
  76.   Sacrapos: At First Glance
  77.   Gobanno
  78.   Verja Urit An Bitus
  79.   Giamonios
  80.   Ogmios
  81.   Druid
  82.   Havoc
  83.   D'Vèritû Agàge d'Bitu
  84.   The Silver Sister
  85.   The Endless Knot
  86.   Slania
  87.   Sacrapos: The Disapaging Last Gaze
  88.   [CD-Rom Track]
  89.   (Do) Minion
  90.   Isara
  91.   Kingdom Come Undone
  92.   Lugdunon
  93.   Nil
  94.   Quoth the Raven
  95.   Sempiternal Embers
  96.   Setlon
  97.   The Essence of Ashes
  98.   The Liminal Passage
  99.   Thousandfall
  100.   Willianum
  101.   Santonian Sinores
  102.   No Name
  103.   Interview

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