2012 marks 10-year anniversary the career of Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE. To mark the occasion, the band has decided to re-record its entire first EP, “Vên”, and remaster its debut album, “Spirit”, and release these two sought-after collector’s items as a two-CD bundle. This magnificent gift to the fans is entitled “The Early Years” and will be released on August 17 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The first audio sample from “The Early Years” to be made available is a re-recorded version of the track “Lament” from “Vên”. Check it out in the YouTube clip below.
The new version of “Vên” was recorded with producer Tommy Vetterli (CORONER, KREATOR) at his Newsound Studio.
Comented ELUVIETIE vocalist Christian “Chrigel” Glanzmann: “‘The Early Years’ will give both old and new fans access to the very first steps in ELUVEITIE‘s history. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already! Speaking of that, to celebrate our 10-year anniversary (2002-2012) we wanted to offer you something special. Therefore we have decided to re-record the tracks of our first EP, ‘Vên’! We had a lot of fun putting those songs on tape again — some of which we have been playing live to this day and that have developed together with us over all these years.”
ELUVEITIE‘s latest album, “Helvetios”, sold 4,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 143 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 3 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Helvetios” was released in Europe on February 10 via Nuclear Blast RecordsThe CD was recorded at New Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, a municipality in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland, with producer Tommy Vetterli (a.k.a. Tommy T. Baron; CORONER/ex-KREATOR guitarist). According to the band, Vetterli “record[ed] drums, guitars and vocals and also produc[ed] and mix[ed] the record. Most folk instruments and also vocals [were] recorded by Anna Murphy and Marco Jencarelli at the Soundfarm studios in Lucerne.”