Current Tours, Live, Music News — December 4, 2012 at 8:05 am

Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie announce Australian tour!

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Direct from Switzerland complete with the entire 8 piece band on stage!!!
“high-octane folk metal” – METAL HAMMER

 The self described “New Wave Of Folk Metal” Swiss octet Eluveitie will finally land on our shores in May 2013. Get ready for a tour that will leave you astounded by their musical genius. This band is considered one of the best live acts ever!

Forming in 2002, Eluveitie have refined themselves over the years into a fine art that incorporates traditional death metal elements and mixes them seamlessly with European folk instruments such as flutes, hurdy-gurdies, violin, bagpipes, fiddles, mandolin and pipes. And with most of the lyrics sung in an ancient Gaulish tongue, the overall effect is mesmerizing, sweeping and grandiose.

They consistently produce unique and entertaining live shows around the world continually gaining rave reviews for their stage presence, energy, articulate sound and amazing way of drawing you into their world.

Bang your head to the heavy parts, whisk yourself away to an ancient land via the searing melodies of the pipes and flutes and jig with your stein in hand when the hurdy-gurdy comes crashing in!

 “the band … has the place in raptures” METAL HAMMER

Performing with 8 musicians onstage is an amazing task in itself, but when a band puts out as much energy to a crowd, it makes for some genuinely fun folk metal.

“times you want to dance and times you want to mosh” Metalarchives.com

This is a spectacle not to missed!

Eluveitie Australian Tour Dates: May 2013

Thursday 23rd Brisbane The Zoo

Friday 24th Melbourne Billboard

Saturday 25th Sydney Metro Theatre

 Tickets only $59 + bf. Available Friday 7th December from metropolistouring.com and the venues.

VIP Meet and Greet Packages available for each show.

Proudly supported by Axiom Touring, Metal Evilution, Venom and Riot

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