ELUVEITIE – ANNA MURPHY INTERVIEW

ELUVEITIE – ANNA MURPHY INTERVIEW

Support: Recently HearEvil.com caught up with Anna Murphy (Hurdy Gurdy) from the folk metal band Eluveitie to tak about all that’s going on with Eluveite, as well as her solo projects and what’s next for Eluveite. Thank you Anna for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk about all that’s going on with Eluveitie with HearEvil.com, the heavy music social network run by women and directed toward women. Earlier this year Eluveitie released Helvetios. Can you tell us about the concept behind the album and how has the fan response been to the album? AM: “Helvetios” tells the harrowing chronic of the Gaulish war. But it’s not just a chronological account of this terrible war, the album tells the story from the viewpoint of the Helvetians, a Celtic tribe. This wasn’t a very simple task, since history is mostly written by those who triumphed in war which in this case was the Roman empire, Gaius Julius Caesar to be exact. Most of what we know about the Gaulish war nowadays stems from Caesar’s transcripts and that these do not convey the full truth is pretty obvious and also confirmed by historians. His scripture “De Bello Gallico” is political propaganda for his benefit to a great extent in which home and family defending Gauls become “belligerent barbarians” and sheer genocide over Gaulish tribes become “glorious battles” that were fought by Roman legions “heroically to protect the Roman people.” So you can see it’s not an easy undertaking to portray the Gaulish war as Helvetians (Gauls) would have. We still tried and cooperated with scientists to question historiography and let historical...
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