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