I do like Eluveitie. They put on a helluva live show, and I picked “Thousandfold” as one of 2010’s most infectious extreme metal songs. I’m looking forward to hearing their new album, Helvetios, which will be released by Nuclear Blast in February. It’s a concept album about a time long ago when a Celtic tribe called the Helvetii occupied part of Eluveitie’s homeland of Switzerland.
Today, Nuclear Blast released a trailer for the new album. It consists of about 15 seconds of music and several minutes of Eluveitie frontman Chrigel talking about the concept behind the album. Watching the trailer induced an attack of narcolepsy, and I fell asleep before the trailer ended, so I may have missed some more music at the end. Apparently, there’s an even longer trailer available at Eluveitie’s web site. I’m getting sleepy just thinking about a longer version of the trailer I watched.
Are most Eluveitie fans even more nerdy than average metalheads (Trollfiend, I’m looking at you)? Because that’s the only explanation I can come up with for why Nuclear Blast or the band thought this trailer would put everyone on the edge of their seats, instead of into a deep coma. I will probably wake up again before the album comes out. I will probably still listen to it, because it couldn’t possibly be more soporific than the trailer. In case you’re feeling jittery and really need to calm down, the trailer is after the jump.
I really dont expect much from white Europeans with Dreads.
Hey now..say what you want about Amorphis’s last album, but Tomi Joutsen fucking kills
Yeah, and what about this guy (Rafał Piotrowski – Decapitated):
I just dont set the Expectations high. I had my doubts about MArtin from Dark Tranquillity at first as well but he proved me wrong.
But to be honest with you, Amorphis is kinda the reason I feel this way. I liked them better before.
LOL , nice. Vocally, he’s awful. Musically it’s trendy folk overlayed on paint by numbers Gothernburg melo death.
Clearly a band worshipped by the clueless weenies of our age
I haz found our new blog sub-header
At your service 🙂
I’ve never been a huge Eluveitie fan. Weird, right? Of all the shit I like I just can’t get into Celtic-inspired stuff.
Dude, I demand to turn in your folk metal card. Celtic-inspired shit always rocks
I have yet to find a Celtic-inspired band that filled me with anything but meh. And don’t say “Cruachan”.
No love for Suidakra?
They’re okay, I guess.
Tuatha De Danann? or Waylander?
Tuatha doesn’t do anything for me. I wanted to like Waylander for the black metalish vocals, but meh.
Fully agreed. I’ve always loved Celtic shit!
Wait, does Alestorm count?
No..now go check out Bran Barr and Aes Dana
Bran Barr had the same impact on me as Waylander – I liked them fine, but would have preferred them as just straight metal without the Celtic folky bits. Aes Dana…well that was weird. I found a couple of tracks that were blackish, and a few that were some weird kind of ambient trance. I’m guessing two different bands?
But I did stumble across these guys, and I kind of like them:
This is about to become a big ol’ post on my blog.
Yeah, Celtachor is pretty cool. I think there was a post on them either here or on Death Metal Baboon. You can legally download almost all of the recent demo here (http://www.reverbnation.com/celtachor). I think its missing one track.
The Aes Dana I was talking about is the black metal/celtic band from France and not that ambient band.
Wow, so bagpipes and flutes do nothing for you? That stuns the hell out of me
Hey now…wait just a second…I never said bagpipes and flutes don’t do anything for me. I just don’t like Celtic folk music. I blame it on over-saturation by my hippie parents.
Out of curiosity…what kind of non-celtic music uses bagpipes. I dont think Ive ever heard it before
Bagpipes and related instruments exist everywhere from India to Spain. Pretty much every European country has some version and there’s even a similar instrument found in North Africa. Arkona has a piper, among others.
While Trollfiend may not get excited over this, I on the other hand had a spontaneous orgasm upon watching this
Y’know, there’s a lot to be said for spontaneous orgasm — all payoff and no work.
I haven’t watched the video, because, y’know, I just woke up and don’t wanna go back to sleep. But, I’d watch it if they had a “recreation” video playing while the guy spoke.
But only if the video used toy soldiers from one of those old time cowboys and Indians sets. And if it were all done using kids playing with the toys. And then they get pissed at each other at the end and we are treated to a Kid Kick-down, in which they beat each other bloody. Then ice cream for everyone!
This is amazing! I fast-forwarded to the part of the video I missed when I fell asleep the first time, and that’s exactly what happens! You definitely need to watch the whole video. You should probably also watch the extended-play version of the trailer, too, because I bet there’s lots more awesome kid kickdowns in that one.
I’m not falling for this…you edited the videos to include children porn, hacked their site and uploaded those filthy ones in place of the original….
Nice, Glorious Leader Islander, but I shall not be fooled.
What happened to you last night? You used to be so innocent and trusting. And you used to like child porn.
Maybe it isn’t the real Phro! An imposter!
I believe you’re right! An imposter has hijacked Phro’s identity. I will immediately cancel all 1,523 of Phro’s NCS aliases.
I didn’t say anything about not liking it (or liking it), he’s gonna call Interpol if I watch them.
Clearly not Phro: look at how many posts this “person” has made, and count how many times the words “anal blood lube” have appeared. ZERO. Lorisbots, ATTACK!!
The Lorisbots have been activated!
I looked into its eyes. I LOOKED INTO ITS EYES.
U iz now a ded man walkin