Formed in 2002, and with a name meaning ‘The Helvetian’ in Gaulish, Eluveitie (El-Vey-Ti) are at the forefront of the new wave of Celtic folk metal sweeping the globe. Now, for the very first time, the band is coming to Singapore for a show that will include music from their entire career in an epic 2-hour show that is sure to thrill any metalhead.
Aiming to capture the spirit of traditional folk music, the band’s unique sound is made by combining guitars, drums, whistles, the hurdy gurdy, bagpipes, the flute and the violin in an incredible, bone-shaking symphony of metal that’ll have you doing the jig one minute and moshing hard the next. Chrigel Glanzmann’s harsh growls and Anna Murphy’s operatic voice spell out tales of vicious battles, lost lands and haunting legends, uniting with the music to create a unique musical experience. Sometimes they sing in English, and other times in Gaulish, an extinct language.
Folk metal is a distinct subgenre of music that has appeared in the past couple of decades, following the new wave of British heavy metal in the 1980s. Mixing elements of folklore and the elements, these bands usually have traces of almost all different types of metal, from death to experimental to industrial. Songs are usually larger-than-life tales of heroism, evil creatures and great kingdoms, aiming to take listeners on a journey to incredible fantasy lands. Other folk metal bands of note are Finntroll, Alestorm and Korpiklaani, among many others.
Catch Eluveitie in Singapore on Tuesday, 24th May 2016 at The Ground Theatre, *SCAPE. Tickets available on 18th February at all Sistic counters and online at: http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/celuv0516.