Monday, March 28, 2016


Eluveitie is folk metal band from Switzerland that performs with bagpipes, fiddle, and hurdy-gurdy. From Wikipedia:
 Eluveitie describe themselves as "The new wave of folk metal".[10] The band's style incorporates characteristics of melodic death metal combined with the melodies of traditional Celtic music. They use traditional European instruments, including the hurdy-gurdy and bagpipes, amidst guitars and both clean and harsh vocals. Their lyrics include references to Celtic mythology, particularly the Celtic Gaul village. The lyrics are often in the extinct ancient language Gaulish. The name of the band comes from graffiti on a vessel from Mantua (ca. 300 BC).[11] The inscription in Etruscan letters reads eluveitie, which has been interpreted as the Etruscan form of the Celtic (h)elvetios (“the Helvetian”),[12] presumably referring to a man of Helvetian descent living in Mantua.
Drop the vocals, and this would be so awesome.

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