Swiss group Eluveitie is excited to share new details regarding their upcoming full length offering. It will be called Ategnatos and will hit the stores on April 5th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Recordings took place in New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli, while taking mixing duties to the skilled hand of renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. More details to follow.
“This one almost became something like a socio-critical uncovering work”, says Chrigel, “some kind of a revelation, a doomsday prophecy. Dark and severe in its atmosphere and charisma, and also occult, arcane and elitist.” The album itself is a manifesto, a fast-paced, highly dramatic and embellished work on which today’s society sees itself in the mirror of ancient Celtic mythology and knowledge. “The image, of course, is blood-curling”, Chrigel adds with a bitter grin. “At least to those with eyes to see.” Far more that a pessimistic swan song for our world, however, Ategnatos holds the cathartic promise of renewal. “Ategnatos is the Gaulish word for ‘reborn'”, Chrigel explains. “To the sharpened mind, it points out the concealed, long forgotten key to change and renewal.” This, naturally, comes at a price. “There’s always suffering before bliss. And always darkness before light.”