Cellar Darling, the new band featuring former Eluveitie members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass) has checked in with the following update:
“We’re playing some very special pre-release shows in Italy, Germany and Slovenia next week with our brand new songs!” (Dates and locations are listed below).
The group is currently working on its debut album, to be released later through Nuclear Blast later in the year. Two songs, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Fire, Wind & Earth’, were made available in September 2016 and can be streamed below.
Cellar Darling are storytellers. They want to carry you away into their world of music, awaking the spirit of the stories our parents told us before going to sleep, the dramas of love, war and poverty in the hour-long acts of an opera — the adventures of the human spirit with all its mysteries and emotions.
After their split with Eluveitie, Murphy, Henzi and Sutter reached out for new shores in 2016 and are now ready to let you see the world through their eyes with their unique and fresh sound, combining grand and heavy riffs, energetic drumming and a unique voice with the signature folky, earthy tones of the hurdy gurdy and classical elements — creating something entirely new, while continuing the spirit of musical innovation they have become known for.
Commented Cellar Darling: “We are extremely happy to be ‘back home’ after so many years as part of the Nuclear Blast family. They have shown continuing faith in us through difficult times, and we knew they needed to be among the first to hear our new music — and as it should be, everything else quickly fell into place. We are proud and excited to have found partners who understand our music and share our vision; together, we’ll make this year our year!”
Apr 29 Elfia Festival Haarzuilens, Netherlands
May 05 Orto Bar Ljubljana, Slovenia
May 06 ARCI TOM Mantua Mn, Italy
May 07 Backstage Club München, Germany
Jul 14 ParaBôle Festival Bôle, Switzerland
Aug 16 16. – 19. August: Summer Breeze Festival Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
Oct 26 Alhambra Paris, France
Oct 27 Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland
Oct 28 Zeche Bochum, Germany
Oct 29 Backstage Munich, Germany
Oct 31 Tivoli Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 01 Koko London, United Kingdom
Video below: ‘Challenge’
Video below: ‘Fire, Wind & Earth’