This means you’re just as likely to hear a blazing guitar riff as you are to hear lead vocalist and band founder Chrigel Glanzmann pluck on a mandolin, provide backing on the tin whistle or drone away on the bagpipes. It all makes for an intriguing combination that has won Eluveitie a worldwide following.
On the band’s current world tour behind their latest studio album, Helvetios, Eluveitie has taken to the stage in over 40 countries on four continents, and has been on the road constantly since January of last year. It’s a grueling schedule, but one that the band embraces.
“Music means life to us,” says Glanzmann. “As long as we can have our instruments and play our music, life is good. We all are basically music junkies. We couldn’t imagine doing something else. So, there’s no reason to stop.”
■ Eluveitie plays with support from Silent Hell (獄無聲) on Monday at 7pm at Y17 (青少年育樂中心), 17, Renai Road Sec 1, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City (台北市中正區仁愛路一段17號). Tickets from NT$1,000 to NT$2,400, and group discounts are available. Advance tickets can be purchased at Rock Empire Music (搖滾帝國), 81 Tayou Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City (台北市松山區塔悠路81號).