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