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