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