ELUVEITIE’s ‘Helvetios’ Cracks Swiss Top 5

“Helvetios”, the new album from Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, has entered the official chart in the band’s home country at position No. 4.

“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.”

“Helvetios” track listing:

01. Prologue
02. Helvetios
03. Luxtos
04. Home
05. Santonian Shores
06. Scorched Earth
07. Meet The Enemy
08. Neverland
09. A Rose For Epona
10. Havoc
11. The Uprising
12. Hope
13. The Siege
14. Alesia
15. Tullianum
16. Uxellodunon
17. Epilogue

The “Havoc” video can be seen below. The clip was produced by the Polish company Grupa13, which previously worked with the band on the videos for “Thousandfold” and “A Rose For Epona” as well as with such other acts as BEHEMOTH and AMON AMARTH.

ELUVEITIE has joined CHILDREN OF BODOM on the Finnish metallers’ North American headlining tour in celebration of the band’s 15th anniversary. The trek kicked off on January 30 in Rochester, New York and will run through March 4, hitting 26 cities over the course of the five-week jaunt. Boston-based extreme metal band REVOCATION and Canada’s THREAT SIGNAL are also on the bill.

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