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Artist News: Eluveitie - New Bagpipe And Bass Player Announced!

Posted on Saturday, August 02 @ 19:03:46 UTC by nightowl

Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie have issued the following update:

"We welcome two new combatants to the Eluveitie host!

"During the last couple of weeks we received many applications for the two vacant positions in our band. We?d like to use this opportunity to thank all musicians who contacted us for their messages, efforts and interest in our band. We read all applications assiduously and thought a lot about the whole thing.

"Now we are very pleased to announce that we have decided for two new band members! And we are as confident to have found two awesome musicians and as we?re proud and happy to introduce them to you:

"Pade Kistler: Playing diverse kinds of bagpipes, as well as whistles and acoustic guitars, Pade is a multi-instrumentalist and especially an experienced piper! To some of you (especially the folk interested guys) Pade might not be unfamiliar: He used to proof his abilities as musician and also as disarming performer in the Swiss folk band Brana Keterna, where also Meri and Chrigel used to play. So we esteem Pade since a couple of years, both as great musician as well as a fantastic guy and friend.

"Kay Brem: Being a long-time rock 'n' roll bastard of the Swiss metal scene, Kay makes a very skilled bass player that will for sure kick your asses as hell. Kay formerly played with the Swiss metal machines Cataract and Tribes Of Ca?n and honoured or rather ravaged countless stages all over Europe. As Pade, we also got to know and esteem Kay as a great musician and person quite a while ago.

We are really happy, content and proud to have Pade and Kay on board ? both of them being great musicians, as well as just fucking cool people that perfectly fit into our band.

"So ? we raise our horns and ardently welcome them in the ELUVEITIE camp!"

Eluveitie will introduce the new members to audiences all over the world on their upcoming tours in October with Kataklysm, Dying Fetus and Keep Of Kalessin (Death By Decibels U.S. tour) and in November with Finntroll, Primordial and Equilibrium (Heidenfest European tour).

Eluveitie is hard at work on its new release, the first part of the band's purely accoustic Evocation concept albums.

[Source: Nuclear Blast USA; photo credits: P?de ? Samantha Benedetti / Kay ? metalpics.ch, Caroline Traitler & Daniela Vorndran/black-cat-net.de)]

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