New wave of folk metal heroes Eluveitie have been around 10 years now. To celebrate it they not only recorded, Helvetios, their new album. Also they re-recorded their first EP Ven, and added their first album Spirit to a compilation that they called The Early Years. That is two releases in a single year, that is above the level of productivity of a regular band.
Eluveitie also decided to tour North America and bring their friends of Wintersun and Varg (both bands touring North America for the first time) along with them. Letting along the fact that they are playing their new album on it’s entirely during this tour. Those three factors alone are enough to not miss this tour (is also selling out quick, so hurry up and get your tickets.) To top that they are picking up random fans in each one of their stops to meet them, have them look at their instruments, and get a free lesson on how to play them. C’mon, We know you want to learn how Anna Murphy plays the Hurdygurdy, or how Patrick Kistler plays the Bagpipe, don’t ya?
The Age Of Metal had the pleasure to sat down and talk with Chrigel Glanzmann vocalist and founder of the band during their kick off tour show here in Tempe, AZ last Wednesday. We talked about the tour, Helvetios, The Early Years, what the band is up to now, and much more.
Some of the photos we took that night can be seen HERE