Swiss Folk Metal stars Eluveitie released their second studio album ‘Slania’ over a decade ago and to celebrate, the band have announced a very special anniversary edition of this masterpiece. ‘Slania – 10 Years’ includes a raft of bonus tracks, including demos and acoustic versions, and will be released on November 16th via Nuclear Blast Records.
In conjunction with launching the pre-order for the special edition today, the band has also released the first in a series of trailers detailing the album.
In February 2008 the, then rather unknown, Swiss Folk Metal newcomers Eluveitie published an album which would later be heralded as one of the most important reasons for the band‘s break-through: ‘Slania.’
What Eluveitie achieved with that album is not something you could call a phenomena. It’s much more the product of hard, passionate work; the kind of work you put into something you love with all your heart. Even though the band went quickly from being an underground act to being internationally successful, they had to fight their way to the top, shedding blood, sweat and tears! Euphoric reactions, sold-out shows and a newfound respect the world over were the well-earned rewards for their hard work.
For the band and also for the fans, ‘Slania’ still has a special place in Eluveitie’s quite remarkable discography.
Mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann comments: “How time flies – hard to believe that it‘s already ten years since we’ve released this album! These last ten years have been incredibly intense, they led us through many a trial and brought us a myriad of blessings. They’ve led us to countless places all around this earth. And all through the years, the songs of this album were with us and we‘re still playing them live today! So we’re proud of ‘Slania’ and we’re really happy with this re-release and also pretty excited about the bonus goodies it comes with! We hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do! Cheers!”
The tracklist of the 10th-anniversary –edition reads:
02. Primordial Breath
03. Inis Mona
04. Grey Sublime Archon
06. Bloodstained Ground
07. The Somber Lay
08. Slania‘s Song
11. Calling The Rain
13. Samon (Acoustic Version)
14. Interview With Slania
15. Samon (demo)
16. Primordial Breath (demo)
17. Inis Mona (demo)
18. Bloodstained Ground (demo)
19. Tarvos (demo)
Pre-order ‘Slania – 10 Years’ here!
The latest single Rebirth is available worldwide and gives fans an exclusive taster of what to expect from the forthcoming ELUVEITIE album! Order the song here!
The official video for the new track was produced by Wolfgang Wolman and Oliver Sommer (AVA Studios).
The band’s latest studio album Evocation II – Pantheon is available here!
Jonas Wolf | Gitarre
Matteo Sisti | Flöte, Dudelsack, Mandola
Nicole Ansperger | Geige
Alain Ackermann | Schlagzeug
Chrigel Glanzmann | Gesang, Flöte, Mandola, Dudelsack, Bodhran
Fabienne Erni | Gesang, Harfe, Mandola
Kay Brem | Bass
Michalina Malisz | Hurdy Gurdy (Drehleier)
Rafael Salzmann | Gitarre