The Swiss folk metal band, Eluveitie released a video teaser for their newest single King. The final version of the video will be released on July 3rd and it is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, Origins. A lyric video for King was also released earlier this month and you can check it out at the bottom of the page.
The album is set to be released on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records and it contains 16 tracks as it follows:
02. The Nameless
03. From Darkness
07. The Call Of The Mountains
11. The Silver Sister
13. The Day Of Strife
15. Carry The Torch
It seems that for this new album the band concentrated on the Celtic mythology more precisely it will be about the tales from the Gaul land, according to the band’s frontman, Chrigel Glanzmann:
‘Origins’ deals in depth with Celtic mythology, or, to be more precise, with aetiological tales from Gaul in particular. Hence we’re facing strongly mythical as well as spiritual subjects on this album, topics which we have approached very scientifically and in cooperation with several scientists and diverse universities.
Today we cannot say which Gaulish god this was exactly. But according to all we know, it’s likely that we’re dealing with Sucellos here. Throughout space and time he appears over and over again — from very old spiritual customs of ancient Gaulish tribes in today’s northern Spain all the way to later statues in today’s Switzerland, France and elsewhere.
Perhaps he is this mysterious nameless one.
These guys also have put a lot of work to create the album’s artwork:
The album cover of ‘Origins’ is designed after the hammer/club-shaped ‘halo’ of Sucellos, as seen on a statue, that was found in a shrine of a gallo-roman household in today’s France. It was created under the scientific supervision of experts from the university of Zürich.
Check out the video teaser for King below!
Below is the lyric video of the song.