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19th July 2017


Eight years after Folk Metal masters Eluveitie released their acoustic album, 'Evocation I', the Swiss musicians have stored their electronic instruments again in the rehearsal room and 'Evocation II - Pantheon' will be released on August 18th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Now, frontman Chrigel and his eight loyal colleagues grant a look behind the scenes. In this new trailer, the band give an insight into their studio routine and their new form of working, which has instilled fresh energy into the recording process.

Recently, the band unleashed their first music video for the single 'Epona' which you can watch here:

To guide you even deeper into the world of 'Evocation II - Pantheon' and the new track, the band recently released an info video about the background story and who 'Epona' is. Watch it here:

Band mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann spoke to us about the album artwork and new single, 'Epona':

"Evocation II is a journey back to the source of it all: Antumnos, the other world. Join us on this wayfare through the Celtic pantheon, the world of the gods of our ancestors.

"The album cover expresses nothing less but exactly this. It's full of symbolism and meaning and depicts things of deepest meaning and importance in Celtic mythology. The symbol contains the 'great wheel', symbolizing the wheel of the year with the four seasons and the equinoxes – forming the foundations of Celtic mythology.

"The great wheel is framed by a tripartite Enneagram; while three is an important number in Celtic mythology in general, we also face trinity in the Celtic pantheon. While the inner circle contains the initials of the names of the deities revered on this album – arranged tripartitedly according to their relations within the pantheon and place in the mythology – the outer circle utters an invitation as well as a blessing, a magical benediction for the one to dare to enter and set forth on this journey.


"The core of the symbol implies triune symbolism. The depiction shows the god Lugus, who was sometimes also addressed in the plural – Lugoves – since he's a triune god, as well as a tricephalos. The 'one with the skilful hand' and 'artisan of all skills' is depicted and a combination of two important symbols: On the one hand he's shown as 'high king' (and druid of druids), a typical Gallic symbolism of an essential meaning and significance.

"On the other hand he's framed by the Gallic 'lord of the animals/lord of life' symbolism: The character surrounded with diverse animals, but being strongly connected with all of them at the same time.

"So after all, the album cover vibrantly and mystically expresses the content of 'Evocation II'. Join and let the journey begin."

The first single from the new album, 'Epona', is now available to purchase digitally at iTunes.

'Evocation II - Pantheon' is available for pre-order on Limited Edition Double Gatefold Clear Vinyl from the Nuclear Blast UK store at


"The time feels right to go on with 'Evocation II'. It's time for the album", continues Chrigel, who revived the initial concept after three successful albums in the usual Eluveitie style.

"'Evocation II' conjures up images and emotions from another time, to eras long gone. As the title already reveals, the concept of the first opus continues and is entirely dedicated to the Celtic mythology. 'Evocation II' takes you into the Gallic pantheon and bows down to the gods after which the song titles are named.

'Evocation II - Pantheon' tracklisting:
1 Dureððu
2 Epona
3 Svcellos II (Sequel)
4 Nantosvelta
5 Tovtatis
6 Lvgvs
7 Grannos
8 Cernvnnos
9 Catvrix
10 Artio
11 Aventia
12 Ogmios
13 Esvs
14 Antvmnos
15 Tarvos II (Sequel)
16 Belenos
17 Taranis
18 Nemeton


Eluveitie live dates:

25th October: IT – Parma, Campus Industry
26th October: HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
27th October: PL – Warsaw, Progresja
28th October: CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
29th October: AT – Vienna, Simm City
30th October: DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
31st October: SI – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
2nd November: FR – Paris, Cabaret Sauvage
3rd November: UK – London, Islington Assembly Hall
4th November: NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar
5th November: BE – Antwerp, Trix
6th November: DE – Frankfurt, Batschkapp
8th November: DE – Berlin, Kesselhaus
9th November: DE – München, Backstage
10th November: DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
12th November: DE – Bochum, Zeche

More Eluveitie live dates:
9th August: Jaromer - Brutal Assault
16th August: Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
20th August: Saint-Nolff - Motocultor Festival

Eluveitie are:
Jonas Wolf - guitars
Matteo Sisti - whistles, bagpipes, mandola
Nicole Ansperger - fiddle
Alain Ackermann - drums
Chrigel Glanzmann - vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran
Fabienne Erni - vocals, celtic harp, mandola
Kay Brem - bass
Michalina Malisz - hurdy gurdy
Rafael Salzmann - guitars


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