Eight years after melodic death folk metal masters Eluveitie released their acoustic album “Evocation I – The Arcane Dominion“, the Swiss musicians have stored their electronic instruments again in the rehearsal room. “The time feels right to go on with »Evocation II«! It’s time for the album”, tells mastermind Chrigel, who revived the great concept after three successful albums in the usual Eluveitie style. “Evocation II – Pantheon” conjures another time travel to eras long gone. As the title already reveals, the concept of the first opus will continue and is entirely dedicated to the Celtic mythology. Even more, “Evocation II” takes you into the Gallic pantheon and bows down to the Celtic Gods after which the song titles are named. Anyone who will join Eluveitie on this journey will quickly notice that the character of each song is equal to the one of the God the song is about – and there is a lot more to discover! Because for real fans, this masterpiece is not only a rich bonanza of fascinating folk tunes, but also a foray through the band’s history. In a lot of hidden and less hidden details, Eluveitie use motives from older songs that feature a topical reference to the world of Celtic gods, and thus the band has built a number of bridges for you to engage in a real treasure hunt. “Obtained to Celtic mythology, »Evocation II« is the album where everything converges and returns to its origin: the otherworld”, comments Chrigel.
“Evocation II – Pantheon” will be released via Nuclear Blast on August 18th, 2017 in a standard edition jewel-case CD, in a limited 2CD digipak edition including instrumental bonus CD and as double LP (both Black and Clear). All of them are available for pre-order along with merch in their label’s official web-shop. Eluveitie have already unveiled the cover artwork, the album tracklist and the first digital single “Epona” that you can get here.
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