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