Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will perform their latest concept album, "Helvetios", in its entirety during the band's upcoming North American co-headlining tour with Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN.
Commented ELUVEITIE: "We cannot wait to be back to North America in support of our two recent releases, for the first time headlining with material from our latest concept album. To celebrate this occasion, we have decided to treat our North American fans to a very special show, one that in fact we have only performed once before: Besides a selection of our all-time hits, we will be playing the full album 'Helvetios' from beginning to end, live on stage, every night!"
ELUVEITIE and WINTERSUN have announced several in-store appearances scheduled around their North American co-headlining tour. The trek will commemorate ELUVEITIE's 10th anniversary as well as serve as WINTERSUN's introduction to North American shores. This momentous event will also include the German pagan metal band VARG.
Confirmed dates/times for meet-and-greets are as follows:
** Thursday, November 29
8872 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
ELUVEITIE 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WINTERSUN 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
** Sunday, December 2
9560 1st. Ave. NE
Seattle, WA. 98115
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
** Monday, December 3
Scrape Records (Part of their 15th Anniversary Celebration!)
323 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1W5
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
"Helvetios" sold 4,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 143 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 3 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Helvetios" was released in Europe on February 10 via Nuclear Blast RecordsNew Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, a municipality in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland, with producer Tommy Vetterli (a.k.a. Tommy T. Baron; CORONER/ex-KREATOR guitarist). According to the band, Vetterli "record[ed] drums, guitars and vocals and also produc[ed] and mix[ed] the record. Most folk instruments and also vocals [were] recorded by Anna Murphy and Marco Jencarelli at the Soundfarm studios in Lucerne."