Eluveitie is a Swiss death metal band. Eluveitie combine traditional Celtic folk music with melodic death metal, influenced by the classic Gothenburg sound. The band was formed by mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann in Winter 2002/2003. Eluveitie means "The Helvetian" in Gaulish and it is pronounced as "El-Vey-Ti". Line-up: Chrigel Glanzmann - Vocals, Mandola & Mandolin, Tin & Low Whistles, Bagpipes, Bodhràn Michalina Malisz -Session Hurdygurdy Jonas Wolf - Guitars Rafael Salzmann - Guitars Matteo Sisti - Tin & Low Whistles, Bagpipe, Mandola Kay Brem - Bass Nicole Anspenger- Fiddle Fabienne Erni - Vocals, Harp, Mandola Alain Ackermann - Drums Former Members: Dario Hofstetter - Drums (2002-2004) Mättu Ackermann - Fiddle (2002-2003) Dani Fürer - Guitars (lead) (2002-2004) Yves Tribelhorn - Guitars (rhythm) (2002-2004) Philipp Reinmann - Irish bouzouki (2002-2003) Gian Albertin - Vocals, Bass, Mouth harp, Effects (2002-2004) Dide Marfurt - Bagpipes, Hurdy gurdy, Bouzouki, Bodhrán (2003-2004) Beni Häfeli - Drums (2003-2004) Meri Tadić - Fiddle, Vocals (female) (2003-2013) Sevan Kirder - Irish flute, Tin whistle, Bagpipes, Vocals (backing) (2003-2008) Rafi Kirder - Bass, Vocals (backing) (2004-2008) Merlin Sutter - Drums (2004-2016) Sime Koch - Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing) (2004-2012) Ivo Henzi - Guitars (rhythm) (2004-2016) Severin "Sevi" Binder - Vocals, Bagpipes, Flute, Whistles (2004-2006) Sarah Wauquiez - Hurdy gurdy, Bass-shalm, Crummhorn, Zugerörgeli, Vocals (female) (2005-2006) Linda Suter - Fiddle, Vocals (female) Anna Murphy - Hurdy gurdy, Flute, Vocals (female) (2006-2016) Päde Kistler - Bagpipes, Whistles (2008-2014)
Eluveitie ( ) is a Swiss folk metal band from Winterthur, Zurich, founded by Chrigel Glanzmann. The band was formed in 2002 and their first EP, Vên, was released in 2003. Vên was a studio project of Glanzmann's, but its success led to the recruitment of a full band. They describe themselves as "The new wave of folk metal". The band then released a full-length album, Spirit, in June 2006. In November 2007, Eluveitie was signed by Nuclear Blast. The inscription in Etruscan letters reads eluveitie, which has been interpreted as the Etruscan form of the Celtic (h)elvetios (“the Helvetian”), presumably referring to a man of Helvetian descent living in Mantua.