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Switzerland is still not part of the EU, but this doesn’t prevent the country from delivering hot music exports, and ELUVEITIE are definitely one of them! Formed only in 2002, the band has been rapidly climbing the success ladder and, since the release of its latest album, ‘Helvetios’, belongs to the absolute forefront of the pagan/folk metal scene. Because ELUVEITIE’s sounds bears one plus that nicely sets them apart from their peers. The Swiss neatly combine celtic folk music with Gothenburg-style melodic death metal, breathing fresh air into a popular scene which is, nonetheless, in danger of stagnating. Those who remember their 2008 gig know that this octet is a great live band, which makes them one of the absolute highlights of the 15th SUMMER BREEZE Open Air.