"Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion", the new acoustic/folk album from Swiss folk metal pioneers ELUVEITIE, has registered the following first-week chart positions:
"Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion" was released on April 11 via Nuclear Blast Records. It contains 15 folk songs, most of them written in ancient gaulish language.
Commented mainman Chrigel Glanzmann: "The tracks on 'Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion' take you on a journey through ancient gaulish mythology, a journey deep into the celtic soul. You'll pass diverse instrumental tracks, setting mythological topics into music, as well as songs, which are exclusively sung in ancient Gaulish language. Most lyrics are 1,600-2,100 years old. We're proud and happy we have some illustrious and excellent guest musicians on this album: Fredy Schnyder from NUCLEUS TORN playing the hammered dulcimer on two tracks, Oli S. Tyr from the German medieval folkers FAUN contributing the magical sounds of the long-necked lute on the title track. Furthermore, Alan Nemtheanga from the Irish pagan metallers PRIMORDIAL presenting his vocal art in two tracks, Mina The Fiddler from the experimental folk band BRANÂ KETERNÂ enchanting two tracks with the sounds of the five-stringed viola and at last Sarah Wauquiez, our former bandmember, playing Zugerörgeli (helvetic accordion) on one track."
"Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion" track listing
01. Sacrapos - At First Glance (feat. A.A. Nemtheanga on voice)
03. A Girls Oath
04. The Arcane Dominion (feat. Oli S. Tyr on long-necked lute)
05. Within The Grove (feat. Fredy Schnyder on hammered dulcimer, Mina The Fiddler on five-stringed viola)
06. The Cauldron Of Renascence
07. Nata (feat. A.A. Nemtheanga on additional vocals)
09. Carnutian Forest
10. Dessumiis Luge
11. Gobanno (feat. Sarah Wauquiez, Fredy Schnyder on hammered dulcimer, Mina The Fiddler on five-stringed viola)
12. Voveso In Mori
14. Ne Regv Na
15. Sacrapos - The Disparaging Last Gaze
The "Omnos" video can be viewed below.
ELUVEITIE last year announced the addition of Paede Kistler (bagpipes, whistles, acoustic guitars) and Kay Brem (bass) to the group's ranks.
ELUVEITIE's previous CD, "Slania", was released on February 15, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Spirit" is "the perfection of the first album, but still there is enough room to give some new influences a chance," according to a press release.