Eluveitie’s new single “Ambiramus” is too good to not post about. The song puts the spotlight on new vocalist Fabienne Erni, and she doesn’t disappoint. The Swiss metal pack will release its new studio album, “Ategnatos,” on April 5 via Nuclear Blast.
Watch the video for “Ambiramus” below.
Eluveitie mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann said, “It’s definitely one of the most exceptional songs from our discography! ‘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’ (gaulish for ‘Voyage’) is based on a late Celtic literary tradition–the so-called Immrama tales.
“‘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!’ The song basically fell into place after Alain finished the drum tracking, and it was written and arranged in just a few hours. We hope you enjoy it!”
Pre-order “Ategnatos” here:
The latest single comes on the heels of the title track, “Ategnatos”: