Nažalost ova turneja ne dovodi Eluveitie u Hrvatsku, ali zato ljubljanska Kino Šiška nije daleko. Još ako uz ove Švicarce koncert oplemene ruska Arkona i islandski Skalmold izniman doživljaj ove večeri je zagarantiran.
Objavljeno: 01.10.2014. 08:07
’s saga of success began just when mainman and mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann decided to form ELUVEITIE with the goal to fuse gothenburg styled melodic death metal with ancient folk melodies and themes to a powerful mixture that would soon become the „New Wave Of Folk Metal“. That was back in 2002 and Chrigel only meant to form a studio project.
Of course all that is history by now and the so called „studio project“ grew into a respected, well-known and active band. A relentless amount of touring and recording was all the band did in the past two years after having signed to Nuclear Blast Records. Their label debut „Slania“ marked the first chart entry (Switzerland: #35, Germany: #72) and was followed by massive touring activities all around the globe throughout 2008.
In 2009 the band fulfilled their dream of producing an all acoustic folk album without shredding guitars or growling vocals – for the first time in the bands history Hurdy Gurdy player Anna Murphy took over vocal duties. A masterpiece of folk music that fascinated fans and press alike. „Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion“ of course also hit the charts hard – Switzerland: #20, Greece: #23, Germany: #60.
2010 & 2011 saw the band touring even more, but also dropping their most heavy and harsh album to date in February 2010: “Everything Remains… As It Never Was” – a contradictory title that, also in contradiction to its increased heaviness, hit the charts as high as never before: Switzerland: #8, Germany: #19, Austria: #22, Greece: #23, USA: #23 (Billdboard Heatseekers), Finland: #30.
Enter 2012, ELUVEITIE are set to lift the bar once again. With “Helvetios” the band created what is called the essence of their music by combining elements of all their efforts so far – taking them even further. From the raw and dark power of their early works to the anthemic tracks on “Slania” to the acoustic mysticism and beauty of “Evocation” to the heaviness and death metal brutality of “Everything Remains…”. No doubt – “Helvetios” took ELUVEITIE not only one step but a whole lot of steps further!
Over the course of the band’s 10th anniversary, it’s now about time to scrutinize their early days closely, in which the foundation for today’s success of the pioneers of their scene was laid.
It happened in winter of 2002/2003 that Chrigel started ELUVEITIE as a studio project to breathe life into his exceptional musical vision. The first self-financed EP “Vên” was recorded in spring of 2003, was released in the same year – and completely sold out about six months later. The logical conclusion of the rhapsodical public reaction was quickly found: ELUVEITIE had to become a “real” combo with a consistent line-up for the purpose of being able to play live henceforth (the first concert in the band’s history as support act of TRIMONIUM, MENHIR and SKYFORGER took place on the 5th of February 2004 in Winterthur, Switzerland). Quickly, ELUVEITIE were identified as an exceptionally gifted live band which enabled them to indulge in tour life extensively within the next months together with prestigious acts such as AMON AMARTH, FINNTROLL and KORPIKLAANI, before they returned to the studio in winter of 2005 to lay down their eagerly anticipated debut album. This very record named “Spirit” finally came out in 2006 and let the Swiss around maestro Glanzmann go down in the annals of metal as the founders and figureheads of the “New Wave Of Folk Metal”. The rest is history…
Now ELUVEITIE have intensively recapitulated this exciting booster phase of their career. They’ve re-recorded the entire rare “Vên” EP in the line-up of 2012, by which a modern dimension was added to the legendary material, without the slightest loss of its historical splendour. Together with a re-mastered version of the full-length debut “Spirit”, this results in a profound retrospect that will send both long-time followers and nostalgia addicts as well as ELUVEITIE-newbies and those who have been chasing for these releases for years into rapture. So look forward to a very special journey through time!
The beginnings of ARKONA
date back to 2002, when members of local pagan community "Vyatichi", Masha "Scream" Arhipova and Alexander "Warlock" Korolyov, decided to form a band that mirrored their individual philosophy and musical tastes. The band, at the time still known as Hyperborea, comprised Masha "Scream" Arhipova (vocals), Eugene Knyazev (guitar), Eugene Borzov (bass), Ilya Bogatyryov (guitar), Alexander "Warlock" Korolyov (drums), and Olga Loginova (keyboard), but it wasn’t until February 2002 that ARKONA surfaced from the depths of Russia’s underground scene.
ARKONA soon decided to record several of their pagan/folk songs for their first demo. The recording took place at CDM-Records Studio in December 2002. The demo included 3 tracks – "Kolyada", "Solntsevorot” (Solstice)" & "Rus'” (Russia). These tracks were later included as a bonus on the live album "Zhizn' vo slavu” (Live for the Great) released in 2006.
After returning from PaganFest tour in early 2013, Arkona started to prepare 7th studio album called "YAV". Until June, musicians were in studio, working on the album. Recording was appointed for the end of month, but after performance at the festival "MetalFest" in Poland 22.06 Vlad «Artist» decided to leave the band. The group asked him to record the part of the material , which he learned before his decision and play with Arkona all upcoming concerts. The other songs were recorded by famous Russian musician Andrey Ishchenko. Later he became a permanent member of Arkona.
"YAV" got the highest category of complexity of all recorded Arkona albums. Masha decided to not use choir and strings, and concentrate on her own vocal line and guitar parts. The album got a completely conceptual character and, unlike previous works, all the songs sounds in a dark and epic vein.
In October 2013 Arkona took a break with the work on the album to go to the biggest tour in band's history: first headlining tour in North America, headlining tour in South America, and finished with 11 European countries, touring as a special guest participant on tour with Therion.
From the Realms of the Far North, an Army of six Icelanders rushes towards Battle!
Skálmöld was founded in August 2009 and has since then become the biggest metal act in Iceland. The band's Debut album, "Baldur" was released late 2010 and was immediately a huge success, both with the metal scene and the more mainstream crowd. Skálmöld then released the album via Napalm Records in 2011 and has made quite an impact on the international metal scene since then. After more than a year of touring and promoting Baldur, Skálmöld headed back to the studio to record their second album entitled "Börn Loka" (Loki's Children). It was released in late 2012 and followed by extensive touring throughout 2013. The year came to a grand closure when Skálmöld joined forces with Iceland Symphony Orchestra for three sold out shows in Iceland’s largest concert hall, Harpa. The concert was released as CD/DVD and became an instant best seller.
Skálmöld plays music that could be described as Battle Metal, a potion of Epic Viking Metal, old school Death and Thrash Metal, entwined with the Icelandic heritage. The lyrics are all written under the strict rules of the ancient Icelandic poetry and influenced by the heathen roots of the Nordic nation. The outcome is a powerful mixture of Heavy Metal and Heroic Sagas, erupting from the boiling core of the frozen Island.
The band puts on a killer show, rock tight and energetic, so be sure don't to miss out on Skálmöld. And in the end, who would be better suited for telling stories of the Vikings but the Vikings themselves?
Ticket price in pre-sale: 22 €
Ticket price on concert day: 25 €
- at On Parole web-shop,
- in Master Of Metal shop,
- in Madness shop,
- through Zoso Music Shop,
- through Satchmo Jazz Club,
- and at all Dirty Skunks concerts!
NO reservations or pre-sale through Eventim!