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