Swiss folk metal outfit Eluveitie have given fans a taste of what’s to come on their forthcoming eighth album.
New single Ambiramus is taken from Ategnatos, which will be released on April 5 via Nuclear Blast.
Described by Eluveitie’s founder, Chrigel Glanzmann, as one of the most exceptional songs in the band’s discography, Ambiramus – gaulish for ‘voyage’ – is based on the Immrama tales of late Celtic literary tradition.
You can check out the video for Ambiramus here.
Glanzmann said: “Ambiramus comes in quite groovy and with a light-hearted, yet racing folk reel in the chorus and a very accessible overall appearance; easily the brightest song we’ve ever written. Yet at the same time it goes to where the actual magic of traditional Celtic folk music exists: a place where cheerfulness and melancholy, hardship and hope, glee and deep mysticism meet to become one!
“And this deep, wistful yet hopeful mysticism is also found in the song’s lyrics, which will take you to the very core of the Celtic mythology the album contemplates.
“Ambiramus is the last song we wrote for the album and it’s probably the result of and a testimony to the very inspiring and creative atmosphere in which we created Ategnatos.”