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