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