ELUVEITIE Announce Nicole Ansperger As New Violinist

Wednesday, 11th December 2013

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE have announced the addition of violinist Nicole Ansperger to the group’s ranks.

Says the band in a statement: “As hard as farewells can be, as auspicious are new beginnings!

“We are thrilled to introduce to you Meri’s [Tadic] successor. We consider ourselves lucky to have found a true master of Celtic folk fiddling! A full-blooded musician and violin player through and through, she has played countless shows over many years and also played as a session musician for many well-known acts (such as THE HOOTERS, for instance). During the last ten years, she further made a name for herself through her engagement with the Irish folk rock bands PADDY GOES TO HOLYHEAD and ACROSS THE BORDER, but also the renowned medieval/classical metal act HAGGARD. Not only a virtuoso of the fiddle, she also plays the seven-stringed violin as well as the cello!”

Adds Nicole: “I am absolutely delighted to be ELUVEITIE’s new violin player.

I love ELUVEITIE’s music and have been a fan myself for a long time.

“Is there anything better than getting to play for the band you love? I am looking forward to many sweat-inducing, incredible shows with you and the band.”

Nicole will make her live debut with ELUVEITIE at the “Eluveitie & Friends III” festival, which will take place on December 28 in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. Nicole and the rest of ELUVEITIE will play, as an exclusively premiere at this show, a brand new song from their next album.