Sveitsiläinen folk metal -yhtye Eluveitie on julkaisemassa seuraavaa ”Ategnatos”-nimistä albumiaan huhtikuun 5. päivä Nuclear Blast Recordsin kautta. Yhtyeen perustaja Christian ”Chrigel” Glanzmann on kertonut tulevan albumin teemasta seuraavaa tuoreessa lehdistötiedotteessa:
”This one almost became something like a socio-critical uncovering work. Some kind of a revelation, a doomsday prophecy. Dark and severe in its atmosphere and charisma, and also occult, arcane and elitist.
The album 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. At least to those with eyes to see.” Far more than a pessimistic swan song for our world, however, ”Ategnatos” holds the cathartic promise of renewal.
’Ategnatos’ is the Gaulish word for reborn. 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.
A work based on archaic archetypes and the ancient concept of renewal, ”Ategnatos” unfolds an elemental force to be reckoned with. ”These archetypes are still within us,” Chrigel says. ”People didn’t change that much during the last 3000 years — and men were always just men.” No wonder the album follows a decidedly darker, monumental tone that suits them very well.”