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Eluveitie is a folk metal band from Winterthur, Switzerland. The band formed in 2002 and their first EP, Vên came out in 2003. The band then released a full-length album, Spirit in June 2006. In November 2007, Eluveitie was signed by Nuclear Blast. The first product of the collaboration, Slania, was released in February 2008. The album peaked at number 35 in the Swiss charts and number 72 in the German charts.
In 2009 the band recorded Evocation I, the first acoustic Album and in 2010, Eluveitie released "everything remains as it never was", again a pure metal album and they peaked top 10 and top 20 positions in several charts in europe and for the first time the US Billboard-Heatseekercharts #49. Also the band supported the last record with a 200 show world tour all over the planet.
Eluveitie use traditional instruments amidst guitars and loud vocals. The lyrics are often in the extinct language Gaulish. Eluveitie is Helvetic Gaulish for "I am the Helvetian", referring to an inscription dating to the earliest record of the Celtic Helvetii tribe from what is now Switzerland.