Swiss pagan metal horde ELUVEITIE will release its new folk/acoustic album, Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion, on April 10 in Europe and tentatively in the Spring in the US via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD will feature guest appearances by Oliver S. Tyr of FAUN and Alan A. Nemtheanga of PRIMORDIAL, among others. It will contain 15 folk songs, most of them written in ancient gaulish language.
ELUVEITIE will take part in the PaganFest America: Part II tour alongside Finland’s folk freaks KORPIKLAANI as the headliners, Ireland’s PRIMORDIAL, Finland’s MOONSORROW, Canada’s BLACKGUARD (formerly known as PROFUGUS MORTIS) and straight off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey’s crazy pirate metal drunks SWASHBUCKLE as the opening party-starters throughout the tour.
ELUVEITIE last year announced the addition of Paede Kistler (bagpipes, whistles, acoustic guitars) and Kay Brem (bass) to the group’s ranks.
ELUVEITIE’s latest CD, Slania, was released on February 15, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2006’s Spirit is “the perfection of the first album, but still there is enough room to give some new influences a chance,” according to a press release.