Swiss folk-metallers Eluveitie will release “The Early Years” on August 17. This will be a 2 CD-digipak bundle which will consist of the band’s debut album “Spirit” and the re-recorded version of their very first EP “Vên”. The band has been working with the producer Tommy Vetterli for this digipak.

The mainman/vocalist Christian “Chrigel” Glanzmann made the following statement about “The Early Years” :

“‘The Early Years’ will give both old and new fans access to the very first steps in ELUVEITIE’s history. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already! Speaking of that, to celebrate our 10-year anniversary (2002-2012) we wanted to offer you something special. Therefore we have decided to re-record the tracks of our first EP, ‘Vên’! We had a lot of fun putting those songs on tape again — some of which we have been playing live to this day and that have developed together with us over all these years.”

Eluveitie released their latest album “Helvetios” on February 10 via Nuclear Blast Records and the band has been touring Europe ever since (including Paganfest shows and summer festivals). The band will continue with the “Helvetios World Tour” in a few months.