The band were formed by Chrigel Glanzmann in 2002 as a studio-project and recorded their first EP â€˜VÃªnâ€™ the following year. In 2004, Eluveitie signed to Dutch label Fear Dark Records who issued a re-mastered and partly re-recorded version of â€˜VÃªnâ€™, which the band promoted through gigs with outfits such as Cruachan, Korpiklaani and Skyforger. In late 2005, they entered the studio to lay down their first full-length album â€˜Spiritâ€™, also for Fear Dark Records. Released in 2006, the album represented a big step forward for the band and helped them to land a deal with Nuclear Blast records for the release of their next album â€˜Slaniaâ€™ which is expected on February 15th, 2008.
Blending the atmospheres and themes of Pagan metal with modern melodic death metal, Eluveitie look set to take their place among the pantheon of Pagan metalâ€™s elite.
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ELUVEITIE â€“ Folking Heavy â€“ BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.