Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will team up with Finland's KORPIKLAANI for a European co-headlining tour in October. Support on the trek will come from GODNR.UNIVERSE!, the brand new (and never before seen live) side project of ELUVEITIE's most beautiful assets, Anna Murphy (hurdy gurdy, vocals) and Meri Tadic (violin, vocals),who will be joined by guitarist Ivo Henzi and drummer Merlin Sutter in their live lineup.
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 08 - Torun, Poland - Od Nowa
Oct. 09 - Lodz, Poland - Dekompresja
Oct. 10 - Krakow, Poland - Studio
Oct. 11 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic
Oct. 12 - Budapest, Hungary - Wigwam
Oct. 13 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Blue Box Club
Oct. 14 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mochvara
Oct. 15 - Klagenfurt, Austria - Volxhaus
Oct. 16 - Passau, Germany - Metal Invasion (Festival)
Oct. 17 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Masters Of Rock Cafe
Oct. 18 - Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm
Oct. 19 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
Oct. 20 - France - [to be announced]
Oct. 21 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra
Oct. 22 - Navarra, Spain - SSala Totem
Oct. 23 - La Coruna, Spain - SOla Greeen
Oct. 24 - Madrid, Spain - SHeinekken
Oct. 25 - Toulouse, France - Phare
Oct. 26 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
Oct. 27 - Nantes, France - Olimpic
Oct. 28 - [to be announced]
Oct. 29 - Colmar, France - [to be announced]
Oct. 30 - Paris, France - Trabendo
"Everything Remains (As It Never Was)", the new album from ELUVEITIE, sold around 1,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 23 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Everything Remains (As It Never Was)" registered the following first-week European chart positions:
"Everything Remains (As It Never Was)" was released on February 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed at Nott-In Pill studios in Wales with Colin Richardson (SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR, BEHEMOTH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) and Martyn "Ginge" Ford.
Vocalist Christian "Chrigel" Glanzmann previously stated about the new CD, "Lyrically, the album consists of diverse stories and narrations from ancient Gallia: Historical occurrences and fates of individuals as well as myths and legends bequeathed throughout the centuries. Yet the lyrics pretty much focus on the 'human' aspects of those historical happenings and also behold them with some questioning and probably also with a slightly bittersweet smile, being well aware of the fact that today we simply cannot tell how things exactly have been back then."
ELUVEITIE in 2008 announced the addition of Paede Kistler (bagpipes, whistles, acoustic guitars) and Kay Brem (bass) to the group's ranks.
ELUVEITIE were interviewed for an episode of "Hard" on the AUX music channel out of Canada. The five-minute segment can be viewed below.