Swiss folk metal pioneers ELUVEITIE have released “King,” the first single off their upcoming sixth studio album Origins, due for release, via Nuclear Blast, in North America on August 1st in Europe, August 4th in the U.K. and August 5th in North America.
“‘King’ tells the story of an impressive and legendary character in Gallic history: The high king Ambicatus,” states ELUVEITIE vocalist, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist Chrigel Glanzmann. “We tried to capture the vehemence, the power, and the majestic grandeur of this historical figure with our music but the mythologically strong character of Ambicatus’ story also comes into effect. The song presents itself just as mightily as the illustrious leader: ‘King’ is a very folky, mid-tempo track and just grooves intensely – especially the instrumental part where the song goes all out. Pure fucking folk metal! I hope you like ‘King’ just as much as we do!“
The “King” digital single can be ordered from the following outlets:
• iTunes – http://georiot.co/EluveitieKingItunes
• Amazon MP3 – http://georiot.co/EluveitieKingAMZMP3
• Google Play – http://smarturl.it/ELUVEITIE-Google
• Nuclear Blast MP3 – http://bit.ly/EluveitieNBMP3
Watch the official lyric video for “King” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgq0ywQsFc4
Origins was recorded at the New Sound Studios in Switzerland with producer Tommy Vetterli (KREATOR, CORONER), features album artwork by Glanzmann, and is the follow-up to 2012’s Helvetios.
Exclusive North American pre-order bundles can be purchased from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop at http://smarturl.it/ELUVEITIE-Origins-NB
The track listing for Origins is as follows:
02. The Nameless
03. From Darkness
07. The Call Of The Mountains
11. The Silver Sister
13. The Day Of Strife
15. Carry The Torch
Be sure to catch ELUVEITIE when they return to North America for a headlining tour this Fall. Tour dates & pre-sale ticket links are available on the band’s official Facebook page.