ELUVEITIE – »Ategnatos« cover revealed / announce European tour dates



– »Ategnatos« cover artwork revealed/European tour dates 2019 announced

We all wade through archetypes. We all ARE archetypes. Distant echoes of a life both primeval and noble. To embrace these archetypes, to accept them not only as a part of life but as life itself is what some may call enlightenment, some peace of mind. ELUVEITIE call it »Ategnatos«. And by using their longest gap between two Metal albums to gather momentum, they just forged their strongest album around it.

»Ategnatos« will be released on April 5th 2019 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band revealed the stunning new album cover. This impressive artwork was created again by Travis Smith.

The band states:

“‘Ategnatos’ probably became our most organic album by all accounts. It is the result of a thoroughly intuitive process, where we gave creativity full scope. And during this process quite some back-to-the-roots developments emerged in diverse aspects. Many a riff off ‘Ategnatos’ reminds on the guitar work on ‘Slania’. Following our gut feeling we brought the mixing duties back to Jens Bogren’s Fascination Street studios, where our Nuclear Blast debut was produced. And regarding the album artwork it soon became very clear to us, that we’d love to work with the fabulous Travis Smith (www.seempieces.com) again, who already created the front covers of our albums ‘Spirit’ (14 years ago!) and ‘Everything remains as it never was’. And we’re honestly excited with the result! The frontcover shows a spectacular scenery in central Switzerland, a so-called ‘vulva cave’, as it was sought to mark sacred rites of fertility and celebrations of life in ancient times! The artwork mystically and beautifully expresses the ‘Ategnatos” very core and essence! Once again it was a pleasure to work with Travis!”

And together with the revealing of the first album details , Swiss folk metal leaders ELUVEITIE also announce their European tour in support of this upcoming masterpiece.

ELUVEITIE will join forces with the legendary metal-act LACUNA COIL from Italy and the nu-metal-newcomcers INFECTED RAIN from Moldavia.


“Our last few months have been extremely intense, creating ‘Ategnatos’. Now we simply cannot wait to bring our new songs to the stages and to share our passion, pure fucking metal and heartfelt Celtic mysticism with you all! And all the more we’re excited to bring such great bands with us! We feel honoured to team up with our fellows of the heavyweight institution called LACUNA COIL and also with the amazing wizkid that is INFECTED RAIN, whom we’ve shared festival stages with a few times already!”


“Transformation is a process and as life happens you need tons of new music!That’s why we are really excited to team up with ELUVEITIE and our buddies in INFECTED RAIN for this fantastic tour package. The bill is pretty diverse and interesting and we can’t wait to bring it around Europe. We will play some of our classic songs and introduce some new tunes!

We know this tour is going to be rocking, and we know the fans are going to enjoy this as much as we are!”

Lena from INFECTED RAIN comments:

“2019 appears to be very promising for Infected Rain! A lot of new releases, new relationships and new places to visit. We are excited about all of this and especially about the Autumn tour that is going to end the year so perfectly. We are going to support two great bands and amazing people on tour for more than forty shows around Europe. We are honored to share the stage with Eluveitie and Lacuna Coil.”


02.11.              I           Bari – Demodè **

03.11.              I           Rome – Orion **

05.11.              I           Bologna – Estragon **

06.11.              I           Milan – Live Club **

08.11.              D         Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn

09.11.              D         Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle II

10.11.              B          Antwerp – Trix

12.11               GB       Manchester – Ritz **

13.11.              GB       Glasgow – Garage **

14.11.              IRL       Dublin – Academy **

15.11.              GB       Bristol – SWX **

16.11.              GB       London – The Forum **

17.11.              NL        Utrecht – Tivoli Ronda*

19.11.              D         Frankfurt – Batschkapp

20.11.              D         Hannover – Capitol

21.11.              D         Berlin – Huxleys

22.11.              D         Leipzig – Felsenkeller

23.11.              D         Munich – Tonhalle

24.11.              A          Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm

26.11.              F          Bordeaux – Le Rocher de Palmer

27.11.              E          Barcelona – Razzmatazz II

28.11.              E          Madrid – Mon Live

29.11.              F          Toulouse – Le Bikini

30.11.              F          Rennes – L’Etage

01.12.              F          Paris – Elysée-Montmartre

03.12.              D         Saarbrücken – Garage

04.12.              D         Nürnberg – Hirsch

05.12.              SLO      Ljubljana – Kino Siska

08.12.              A          Vienna – Arena

12.12.              LV        Riga – Melna Piektdiena

13.12.             FIN       Helsinki – Tavastia

14.12.              FIN       Tampere – Pakkahuone

15.12.              EST      Tallinn – Rock Cafe

17.12.              S          Stockholm – Klubben Fryshuset

18.12.              N         Oslo – Vulkan Arena

19.12.              S          Gothenburg – Trädgarn

21.12.              D         Hamburg – Docks

* without Lacuna Coil

** HEADLINER Lacuna Coil

Tickets: www.eluveitie.ch – on sale tomorrow, 23.01.2019

More Live-Dates:

31.01. – 04.02.            USA     Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 70000 Tons of Metal

09.02.              MEX    Mexico City – Circo Volador (w/ NE OBLIVISCARIS)

10.02.              CR       San José – Peppers Club (co-headline show with Overki

12.02.              CO       Bogotá            – Ace of Spades

14.02.              RCH     Santiago – Theater Cariola

15.02.              BR       Sâo Paulo – Carioca Club

16.02.              BR       Belo Horizonte – Mister Rock

17.02.              BR       Brasilia – Toinha Brasil Show

19.02.              BR       Curitiba – Teatro Bom Jesus

23.02.              D         Wacken – Wacken Winter Nights

05.04.              CH       Lausanne – Les Docks

13. – 15.06.     CH       Interlaken – Greenfield Festival

19. – 22.06.     DK       Copenhagen – Copenhell

23.06.              B          Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting

25.06.              PL        Krakow – Mystic Festival

27.06.              I           Bologna – Sonic Park

10.07.              H         Dunaújváros – Rockmaraton

11. – 13.07.     A          Leoben – Area 53 Festival

11. – 14.07.     CZ        Vizovice – Masters of Rock

19./20.07.       S          Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival

01. – 03.08.     D         Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*

02. – 04.08.     F          Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans – Sylak Open Air

07. – 10.08.     E          Villena – Leyendas del Rock

11.08.              UK       Derby – Bloodstock Open Air

14. – 17.08.     D         Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze

15.08.              F          St. Nolff – Motocultor Festival

08.09.              D         Selb – Festival Mediaval

Recordings of »Ategnatos« took place in their beloved New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli. “Yet it was radically different as we only had four weeks to record this time around – as compared to the eight weeks we had for ‘Origins’.” By taking mixing duties to the skilled hand of renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, ELUVEITIE returned to the very spot where they mixed their now legendary »Slania« album more than ten years ago. With »Ategnatos«, the dedicated nine-piece not only worked with a real string quartet (a premiere!) and granted Fabienne Erni’s sublime mastery of the harp the room it deserved; they also undertook a holistic upgrade resulting in some of the most catchy, most aggressive or most epic tunes the Swiss Metal nobility has ever offered.


Jonas Wolf | guitars

Matteo Sisti | whistles, bagpipes, mandola, bodhran

Nicole Ansperger | fiddle

Alain Ackermann | drums

Chrigel Glanzmann | vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes

Fabienne Erni | vocals, celtic harp

Kay Brem | bass

Michalina Malisz | hurdy gurdy

Rafael Salzmann | guitars

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