MetalBlast.net recently caught up with ELUVEITIE frontman/founder Chrigel. An excerpt from the interview is available below:
MB: Despite adopting a more serious and melodic approach to the music than “party bands” like KORPIKLAANI or ALESTORM, you are usually grouped with these bands within pagan or folk metal. Do you find this to be a blessing or a curse for the band?
C: "We don’t care too much, to be honest. We don’t look at ourselves as a folk metal band or whatever; we just don’t care about what our music is called. We don’t actually group with that kind of bands; usually it’s concert promoters that just put that kind of bands together, but it doesn’t matter to us. I mean, tonight we are playing with SABATON, which is something completely different, but we don’t really care. We don’t like that kind of party/folk metal thingie; personally, I hate it. I just don’t like happy music. In my opinion music is something earnest. It’s a matter of taste of course, but I personally like it when it’s earnest."
"Once again, it really doesn’t matter to us. We personally know many of that kind of pagan, or whatever it is, metal bands. We are good friends with Korpiklaani, I like the people a lot, but musically it’s just not my thing. It doesn’t matter though, you can still play together with them; why would you care about that?"
MB: When it comes to recordings, what everyone wants to know is if there are any chances of another acoustic album and when.
C: "I can’t exactly tell you when, because it is not fixed yet, but I can tell you that we have started working on Evocation Part II. Right now we’re still touring a lot, and we’ll be on the road until almost next summer but after that, in Autumn 2013, we’d like to do take touring break for a couple of months, to intensively work on new music, and the acoustic songs will definitely be a part of that."
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Eluveitie and Finnish metallers WINTERSUN will co-headline a North American tour this winter. The trek will commemorate Eluveitie’s 10th anniversary as well as serve as Wintersun’s introduction to North American shores. Also included on the tour will be German pagan metal band VARG.
Eluveitie and Wintersun have announced several retail in-store signings scheduled around the North American co-headlining tour. Confirmed dates for meet and greets are as follows:
Thursday, November 29th
4:30 – 5:30 PM - Eluveitie
6:00 – 7:00 PM - Wintersun
8872 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Sunday, December 2nd
9560 1st. Ave. NE
Seattle, WA. 98115
Monday, December 3rd
Scrape Records (Part of their 15th Anniversary Celebration)
323 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1W5
Tour dates are below:
28 - 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
29 - The Roxy Theater – Hollywood, CA
30 - Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
1 - Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2 - El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3 - Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
5 - Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
6 - Republik – Calgary, AB
7 - Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
8 - West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
9 - Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
11 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
12 - Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
13 - The Opera House – Toronto, ON
14 - Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
15 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
16 - Imperial – Quebec City, QC
18 - Water Street Music Hall (at The Club) – Rochester, NY
19 - Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
20 - Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
21 - Royale Boston – Boston, MA