Eluveitie releases music video for new single “Ambiramus”

Eluveitie Ambiramus single cover
Swiss folk metal stars Eluveitie are going to release their new studio album “Ategnatos” on April 5th, 2019,  via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band proudly present a brand new single “Ambiramus”. Stream or download the new single here.

The song can be heard and watched in the form of a music video below. The music video was produced by the Polish company Grupa13 in January 2019.

Chrigel Glanzmann states:
“Here you go - the next single off our upcoming album: "Ambiramus"! It’s definitely one of the most exceptional songs from our discography! "Ambiramus" comes in quite groovy and with a light-hearted, yet racing folk reel in the chorus and a very accessible overall appearance; easily the brightest song we’ve ever written. Yet at the same time it goes to where the actual magic of traditional Celtic folk music exists: a place where cheerfulness and melancholy, hardship and hope, glee and deep mysticism meet to become one! And this deep, wistful yet hopefull mysticism is also found in the song’s lyrics, which will take you to the very core of the Celtic mythology the album contemplates. "Ambiramus" (gaulish for "Voyage") is based on a late Celtic literary tradition - the so-called Immrama tales. "Ambiramus" is the last song we wrote for the album and it’s probably the result of and a testimony to the very inspiring and creative atmosphere, in which we created "Ategnatos"! The song basically "fell into place" after Alain finished the drum tracking, and it was written and arranged in just a few hours. We hope you enjoy it!”...

Pre-order “Ategnatos” here.

01. Ategnatos
02. Ancus
03. Deathwalker
04. Black Water Down
05. A Cry In The Wilderness
06. The Raven Hill
07. The Silvern Glow
08. Ambiramus
09. Mine Is The Fury
10. The Slumber
11. Worship
12. Trinoxtion
13. Threefold Death
14. Breathe
15. Rebirth
16. Eclipse
17. Ategnatos (Acoustic Version) [bonus track]

The band states:
“"Ategnatos" probably became our most organic album by all accounts. It is the result of a thoroughly intuitive process, where we gave creativity full scope. And during this process quite some back-to-the-roots developments emerged in diverse aspects. Many a riff off "Ategnatos" reminds on the guitar work on "Slania". Following our gut feeling we brought the mixing duties back to Jens Bogren’s Fascination Street studios, where our Nuclear Blast debut was produced. And regarding the album artwork it soon became very clear to us, that we’d love to work with the fabulous Travis Smith (www.seempieces.com) again, who already created the front covers of our albums "Spirit" (14 years ago!) and "Everything remains as it never was". And we’re honestly excited with the result! The frontcover shows spectacular scenery in central Switzerland, a so-called "vulva cave", as it was sought to mark sacred rites of fertility and celebrations of life in ancient times! The artwork mystically and beautifully expresses the "Ategnatos" very core and essence! Once again it was a pleasure to work with Travis!”...
Eluveitie also recently announced a European tour. The band will join forces with the legendary metal-act Lacuna Coil from Italy and the nu-metal-newcomcers Infected Rain from Moldavia.
Eluveitie states:
“Our last few months have been extremely intense, creating "Ategnatos". Now we simply cannot wait to bring our new songs to the stages and to share our passion, pure fucking metal and heartfelt Celtic mysticism with you all! And all the more we’re excited to bring such great bands with us! We feel honoured to team up with our fellows of the heavyweight institution called Lacuna Coil and also with the amazing wizkid that is Infected Rain, whom we've shared festival stages with a few times already!”...

Lacuna Coil adds:
“Transformation is a process and as life happens you need tons of new music! That’s why we are really excited to team up with Eluveitie and our buddies in Infected Rain for this fantastic tour package. The bill is pretty diverse and interesting and we can’t wait to bring it around Europe. We will play some of our classic songs and introduce some new tunes! We know this tour is going to be rocking, and we know the fans are going to enjoy this as much as we are!”...

Lena from Infected Rain comments:
“2019 appears to be very promising for Infected Rain! A lot of new releases, new relationships and new places to visit. We are excited about all of this and especially about the Autumn tour that is going to end the year so perfectly. We are going to support two great bands and amazing people on tour for more than forty shows around Europe. We are honored to share the stage with Eluveitie and Lacuna Coil”.

European & UK Tour Dates 2019:
02.11.  I  Bari - Demodè **
03.11.  I  Rome - Orion **
05.11.  I  Bologna - Estragon **
06.11.  I  Milan - Live Club **
08.11.  D  Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
09.11.  D  Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle II
10.11.  B  Antwerp - Trix
12.11.  UK  Manchester - Ritz **
13.11.  UK  Glasgow - Garage **
14.11.  IRL  Dublin - Academy **
15.11.  UK  Bristol - SWX **
16.11.  UK  London - The Forum **
17.11.  NL  Utrecht - Tivoli Ronda*
19.11.  D  Frankfurt - Batschkapp
20.11.  D  Hannover - Capitol
21.11.  D  Berlin - Huxleys
22.11.  D  Leipzig - Felsenkeller
23.11.  D  Munich - Tonhalle
24.11.  A  Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
26.11.  F  Bordeaux - Le Rocher de Palmer
27.11.  E  Barcelona - Razzmatazz II
28.11.  E  Madrid - Mon Live
29.11.  F  Toulouse - Le Bikini
30.11.  F  Rennes - L'Etage
01.12.  F  Paris - Elysée-Montmartre
03.12.  D  Saarbrücken - Garage
04.12.  D  Nürnberg - Hirsch
05.12.  SLO  Ljubljana - Kino Siska
08.12.  A  Vienna - Arena
12.12.  LV  Riga - Melna Piektdiena
13.12.  FIN  Helsinki - Tavastia
14.12.  FIN  Tampere - Pakkahuone
15.12.  EST  Tallinn - Rock Cafe
17.12.  S  Stockholm - Klubben Fryshuset
18.12.  N  Oslo - Vulkan Arena
19.12.  S  Gothenburg - Trädgarn
21.12.  D  Hamburg - Docks
* (without Lacuna Coil)
** (Headliner Lacuna Coil)

Tickets here.

Tour Dates 2019:
05.04.  CH  Lausanne - Les Docks (Release Show)
06.04.  CH  Winterthur  - Gaswerk (Release Show)
11.05.  NZ  Auckland - Galatos
12.05.  NZ  Wellington - Valhalla
15.05.  AU  Adelaide - The Gov
16.05.  AU  Sydney - Manning Bar
17.05.  AU  Brisbane - The Zoo
18.05.  AU  Melbourne - Croxton Bandroom
19.05.  AU  Perth - Rosemount
13. - 15.06.  CH  Interlaken - Greenfield Festival
19. - 22.06.  DK  Copenhagen - Copenhell
23.06.  B  Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
25.06.  PL  Krakow - Mystic Festival
27.06.  I  Bologna - Sonic Park
10.07.  H  Dunaújváros - Rockmaraton
11. - 13.07.  A  Leoben - Area 53 Festival
11. - 14.07.  CZ  Vizovice - Masters of Rock
19./20.07.  S  Gävle - Gefle Metal Festival
01. - 03.08.  D  Wacken - Wacken Open Air (Sold Out)
02. - 04.08.  F  Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans - Sylak Open Air
07. - 10.08.  E  Villena - Leyendas del Rock
11.08.  UK  Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
14. - 17.08.  D  Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
15.08.  F  St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival
08.09.  D  Selb - Festival Mediaval

Recordings of “Ategnatos” took place in their beloved New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli. “Yet it was radically different as we only had four weeks to record this time around – as compared to the eight weeks we had for "Origins"”. By taking mixing duties to the skilled hand of renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, Eluveitie returned to the very spot where they mixed their now legendary “Slania” album more than ten years ago.

With “Ategnatos”, the dedicated nine-piece not only worked with a real string quartet (a premiere!) and granted Fabienne Erni’s sublime mastery of the harp the room it deserved; they also undertook a holistic upgrade resulting in some of the most catchy, most aggressive or most epic tunes the Swiss Metal nobility has ever offered.

Jonas Wolf - Guitars
Matteo Sisti - Whistles, bagpipes, mandola
Nicole Ansperger - Fiddle
Alain Ackermann - Drums
Chrigel Glanzmann - Vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran
Fabienne Erni - Vocals, celtic harp, mandola
Kay Brem - Bass
Michalina Malisz - Hurdy gurdy
Rafael Salzmann - Guitars