Nuclear Blast has just announced that ELUVEITIE – Swiss founding fathers (and mothers) of the “New Wave of Folk Metal” – celebrate their 10th band anniversary! As a special gift for the fans, they’ve decided to release “The Early Years” – a 2-CD-Digipak that contains their sought-after first EP “Vên” in an entirely re-recorded version plus the completely re-mastered debut album “Spirit”. The music press is enthralled by this intense flashback to ELUVEITIE’s glorious beginnings:

“A must-have for every ELUVEITIE collection!” (METAL HAMMER GERMANY)

“Old songs shining in new splendour (…) gorgeously authentic!” (SONIC SEDUCER)

“A superbly sounding big serving of the `New Wave Of Folk Metal´!” (MYREVELATIONS.DE)

To mark the festive occasion, Metal Hammer Germany has put a great ELUVEITIE special with lots of previously unrevealed band photos of the early days online! Make sure to check it out here:
while you’re listening to “The Early Years”, purchasable at the Nuclear Blast web shop:

Frontman, Chrigel Glanzmann has stated:“‘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.

And also the band has  uploaded a lyric video for the re-mastered version of the track `Your Gaulish War´ from “Spirit” that can be seen below: