DBD: Holy Laundry – Excelsis

Friends, Here's a first song from the upcoming album „Death & Vergäutig“, on which 28. August is published. „Holy Laundry“ Inspired by Jeremias Gotthelf history „The Black Spider“…

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Excelsis - Holy Laundry (Holy Water) 2015

DBD: Dr Tod vo eim – Excelsis

Friends, here a slightly different way Excelsis their Music presents! And yet it is completely and totally Excelsis! The song „Dr Tod vo eim“ is on the new album „Chrieger songs“ be heard, which incidentally is soon mixed and mastered ready! In addition, a special guest and one of the founding members of Excelsis will be heard on this Unplugged Silberling: Daniela Herrmann (Münggu's sister and Küsu's wife) has all the piano parts taken on the album! And now have fun with really special Excelsis sound!

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Excelsis - dr Tod vo eim (lyric Video)

Excelsis: „Chrieger songs“ Unplugged Album – Trailer

Friends, here the first Trailer the coming Excelsis Unplugged Album „Chrieger songs“. On this all of the songs were „Vo u Chrieger Dragon“ Album completely rewritten and re-composed in an unplugged version and added. The songs come complete therefore Bern German and how always come naturally, many specific instruments used. The trailer makes curious and a lot can be expected…

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Excelsis - "Chrieger Lieder" Trailer Unplugged Album 2014

Album Review: Excelsis – Vo u Chrieger Dragon

Metal-Fans probably know some of these legendary bands from the Switzerland, as „Crocus“, „Celtic Frost“ and „Coroner“, maybe younger fans also „Eluveitie“, einer there Leader who aktuellen Folk Metal Bands. But why knows because „Excelsis“ from the Swiss Kriegstettenstrasse not sow? That can not be true! Since 1996 make the self-proclaimed Dragonslayers already the mountains insecure and if you do not know this band, is really a bit through the cloth! „Excelsis“ have now the seventh album this summer „Vo u Chrieger Dragon“ submitted, that in terms of folk metal can easily compete in the upper regions. Excelsis are somewhat stubborn and trademarks are metal with instruments like bagpipes, „Bäsechlopfe“ or recorder and texts, that are written partly in dialect. At „Vo u Chrieger Dragon“ Although it is limited to only parts of the songs and about half of the song title – nevertheless Excelsis are probably the next Eluveitie keltischste under the Swiss metal bands. The boys reach a level, I have not heard in Manowar. The sound of the current disc is characterized by a contrast of thick metal and the overlying bright special instruments and telling stories in the form of chants. So who is on powerful folk / pagan metal with Pfupf, is in the right Helvetic address.

Excelsis - Vo u Chrieger Dragon

The „Vo u Chrieger Dragon“ Album was recorded and mixed at the Iguana Studios Christoph Brandes and the cover is very well done, also the entire interior of the booklet. Generally makes the album the impression of a lovingly staged work of a completely unique band. „Vo u Chrieger Dragon“ fits into the concept of the band of medieval folk myths. It's about warriors and dragons, to the founding legend of the city in the canton of Bern Burgdorf, where the brothers Sintram and Bertram, Herzoge zu im Kanton Aargau Lenzburg, Dragon won the battle, and thanks to the Saint Margaret donated a chapel. This saga tell us the Helvetic bards in their very own way, by itself a rough, operate and uncut version of the folk unkitschigen Metals. The introduction of spoken German in Bern agree perfectly in this local history, the lyrics of the songs themselves to switch between English and Swiss German Bern, with the latter often characterizes the anthemic choruses. The „Prologue (of Sintram and Bertram)“ is not quite easy to understand by the Swiss German, but when „Brothers of War“ going on in the mid-tempo really, is all in the dry, to the best flute sounds and anthemic bearing in the piece makes you want more. The „Druids“ are a heroic epic, supported with folk instruments and thereby also knows how to please, especially in the scene, the border between kitsch and genius is tightly packed, but „Excelsis“ make the masterly. The basic orientation of the pieces is usually worn and epic, The band takes its time to tell their story. Instrumental once more we encounter the full range of folk instruments such as Talerschwingen, Bagpipes, Harmonica, Jew's Harp and Flute, but which are perfectly integrated into the metallic robe and press the tape so far no piece schunkelige in a corner of the Medieval Market.

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Excelsis - Uechtland (official Video 2013)

The squeezebox, also called accordion, offers the lively game at „Heathen Princess“ stand up right at the beginning, then it will be a little quieter, before it goes off again spitzenmässig in supporting pace. „The Fear“ is a small intermediate players, then comes „Uechtland“ in typical „Excelsis“ Manner and therefore widespread mood Top. „Chrieger“ is a pressing, heroic sounding number, the approach comes close to Manowar. Slow the song circulated and then sprayed as its own charm. With just under nine minutes of playing time the song is also the longest on the disc. Is in mood „Chrieger“ hard to beat. This is followed with „Dragonhole“ again as a strong, bearing number, „The Chapel“ has a few more upbeat passages and „The Fall of the One“ once again offers a full broadside including folk harmonica. Keeps up the pace „The Avenger“ really outstanding, order with „Wissi Bärge“ the double bass left rotate. With the strong „Epilogue“ ends this cracking album, and folk metal can sound really cool, have „Excelsis“ this evidence and from the tip should now follow the breakthrough. „Excelsis“ body and soul are a metal band, the me in their narrative style and the associated degree of hardness and roughness and unpolished vocals quite Münggus „Grave Digger“ recalls, but are presented appreciably folky melodic and instrumental. The number- and varied backing vocals ensure, that not only governs the grater, but the whole range is operated, from the tentative, articulate clear vocals growl over to mighty choirs. Here, the idiosyncratic troops with brilliant solos and razor sharp, driving riffs come up, the always for voice Balance find between metallic hardness and homely Storytelling.


„Excelsis“ resembles those bands like „Eluveitie“, „Nerthus“, „Mithotyn“ or „Finntroll“. The sound of the current disc is characterized by a contrast of thick metal and the overlying bright special instruments and parts can be a dialect repeatedly pointed ears and enrich the sound has only, because it is simply not used. Münggu (Vocals, Guitars, Bagpipes, Mouthharp and Whistles), Adu (Keyboards, back. Vocals, Flutes and Whistles), Bro (Bass, Harmonica), Swings (Guitars, back. Vocals, Brooms knocking) and Küsu (Drums, Talerschwingen) wissen by year and now seven albums just exactly, how to grab people. Although the sound is uncompromising hard, but also provides harmonies and this combination has. You have to create an identity, the other metal bands they envy. Visually, the Bernese have dressed for current Album in cowls, underlining the druidic in their Music even more. Total is „Vo u Chrieger Dragon“ an experience. It is recommended, „Excelsis“ not to leave just like that running in the background, but to engage it properly. The band is in the same league as the very biggest of the Folk Metal, particularly, but not limited to, because they already indulged in the genre as it was officially not yet invented. „Vo u Chrieger Dragon“ is a great album, which should interest every, of even begin to do something with folk metal. „Excelsis“ have with the concoction „Vo u Chrieger Dragon“ created something, or which in any collection. Party of fans of the genre should not be missing. Beautiful as here the „Drachätötä“ is sung and we remember the history lessons, where it came to brave Swiss, their country with pitchfork, Halberd and Swiss German armed defended. Here also lies the crux with a bit Excelsis: Vocals-larly, the Swiss are less sensitive, when they express themselves in English. Why resort to this language, much if anything to Swiss German, sounds much better and more independent? Perfectly this is also the wonderfully dark melancholy final epilogue in the Emmental Dragonslayer: „Tell my heart, what do you know more?“

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Excelsis - Song 4 - Heathen Princess - 2013


  1. Prologue (of Sintram and Bertram)
  2. Brothers of War
  3. Druids
  4. Heathen Princess
  5. The Fear
  6. Uechtland
  7. Chrieger
  8. Dragonhole
  9. The Avenger
  10. The Fall of the One
  11. The Chapel
  12. Wissi Bärge
  13. Epilogue
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Concert Review: Eluveitie – I, the Helvetii

Eluveitie (shall „El-veiti“ pronounced) belongs to this class Swiss bands, the quietly successful their rounds around the globe will rotate in this country and was hardly noticed. Rightly takes an interest but now finally in the home country of shapes and Eluveitie detached from tip-status. I had this year, now's the second time the pleasure, to see the eighth team and their self-proclaimed „New Wave Of Folk Metal“ to celebrate. Eluveitie clearly belongs to the fast growing Pagan Metal Scene, But bring something „breath of fresh air“ inside.

When I ehrlich thousand, I would have shaken a few months ago with the head, if someone had asked me, if I to Eluveitie Concert wishes to continue. But „Everything stays, as it was never“. Eluveitie is a Swiss pagan metal band from Winterthur, whose members are originally from all over the country. The band combines in its Music Celtic folklore with Death- oder Black Metal. The lyrics of the band based on the story, daily life and the spirituality of the Celtic tribe of the Helvetii and are partially written in a reconstructed form of the Helvetic Gaulish. Thus, even the name of the band from that language and means something like: „I, the Helvetii“.

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Eluveitie - Primordial Breath @ Z7 Pratteln (04.03.2011) live

But nice one after, first step Pertness on as the opening act, which since 1992 and rock with straight, melodic heavy metal bring the last glacier in the Bernese Oberland to melt. The band is distinguished not only by mitsingbare vocal lines, their exact riffs, but also by imposing guitar themes and a cemented Rhytmusarbeit and fortune to live absolutely convincing. Excelsis are already always gone their own way. Since 1997 they play their Metal, they so rock with unusual instruments like Alphorn, Bäsechlopfe or Dachchänneli to „Helvetic Folk Power Metal“ enrich. The Bernese metallers on fell with fat riffs, varied structures and an atmospheric mood, but honestly, not my thing.

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Eluveitie - Quoth The Raven @ Z7 Pratteln (04.03.2011) live

Against 21.30 Clock entered the eight members of Eluveitie stage. Significantly, kidnapped the opener „Otherworld“ the audience directly in a separate, other world, the world of myths and mysteries, full of pathos and archaic melodies, before it with „Nil“ really starts. And, Eluveitie not disappoint their fans, because they do, what is expected of them: Rock, groove, dance, jump, sound, dream, release. The audience was with the music and lyrics as well tried the Celtic sing it went. Not always easy…but with a smile on his face and the melody in the heart, it sounded pretty good to me at least the middle of the crowd.

Eluveitie showed a brilliant show and what you made of it as a spectator, was left to himself every. Anyway, I can recommend Eluveitie live all, also such, which might not necessarily fans of the band are, can listen to the music but, Even with this band, you get a solid offer, the one usually served only by a few bands. Although everything changes, remains somehow everything as it was: Eluveitie are clearly at the forefront of the brand of melodic death metal with Celtic melodies, because there is simply nothing better, more professional and are more creative. That this may be for many to commercially, is purely and simply because, that the music is great and appeals to many people. „Everything stays, as it was never“ – this band has something huge in front of him and…

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Eluveitie - 21.01.11 - Inis Mona - Bierhübeli, Bern

The setlist:

  1. Otherworld
  2. Nil
  3. Bloodstained Ground
  4. Gray Sublime Archon
  5. Your Gaulish War
  6. Thousandfold
  7. Inis Mona
  8. Song Slanias
  9. Brictom
  10. Omnos
  11. Quoth the Raven
  12. The Song of Life
  13. Kingdom Come Undone
  14. (Do)Minion
  15. AnDro
  16. Encore:

  17. Primordial Breath
  18. Uis Elveti
  19. Tegernakô
Concert Review: Eluveitie - I, the Helvetii
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