Swiss folk Metal pioneers Eluveitie have released new track 'King' online, the first single off their forthcoming sixth studio album Origins, due for release on August 4th.
"'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!"
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Have a listen to the band's new offering over on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:
The 'King' digital single can be ordered from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Nuclear Blast.
'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'.
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