Jun 182020

Cellar Darling — who feature in their ranks former Eluveitie members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass) — checked in with the following:

A streaming-only, full-show, pay-what-you-want, worldwide metal festival:

This Sunday, the 21st of June, we will play a full live show at tohuwabohu.rocks! Join us for what may very well be our first AND last show this year on a proper stage. We will play a full set with full production and a professional broadcast straight to your homes, along with the three other amazing bands who are joining us for Tohuwabohu Festival.

Meanwhile, we (Cellar Darling), the other bands Samael, Illumishade and Kassogtha, and the crew behind the festival need your help. It is only thanks to your support that we can make it through a summer, and possibly a whole year, without shows. And to all who contributed already: we can’t thank you enough — we’ll work hard to give something back 🙏

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Mar 272020

Like many artists, Cellar Darling have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic and the associated lockdown measures and show cancellations. Rather than giving in or just asking for money without offering something in return, they’ve announced a campaign where they will provide exclusive content to fans straight from their own homes and rehearsal space, culminating in a live-streamed performance at Lucerne’s Soundfarm Studio. The campaign will begin on April 5 with a live Q&A session .

Throughout the campaign, fans can contribute by donating directly to the band. The stream itself is ‘pay-what-you-want’ and will also be available for free for those who can’t afford to contribute.

The band comment: “There’s no beating around the bush: we need your help. The recent cancellation of our European tour follows that of our shows in February and March. This means that we, like many artists and self-employed entertainment professionals, face massive expenses and a total loss of income of at least three months.

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Jan 252020

Swiss prog metallers, Cellar Darling, have released a lyric video for ‘Love Pt. II’, from their latest album “The Spell”, which you can see below.

The band comment: “It seems the world desperately needs more love. So, here you go with an animated video of ‘Love PT II,’ from our concept album The Spell. This is the 10th video in our ongoing series, in which every one of the 13 album tracks will receive a visual interpretation by Costin Chioreanu. We hope you enjoy it!”

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Dec 222019

Swiss prog metallers, Cellar Darling, have released a lyric video for the song, ‘Burn’ Watch the clip below.

Says the band: “Just in time for the holiday season and to counteract the cold, we present you with ‘Burn’, yet another animated video from our concept album, The Spell, once again created by Costin Chioreanu. This is the ninth video in our ongoing series, in which every one of the 13 album tracks will receive a visual interpretation by Costin. We hope you enjoy it!”

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Sep 192019

Switzerland’s Cellar Darling have firmly made the prog scene their home with their latest album, “The Spell.” The concept album tells the haunting story of a girl who falls in love with death through 13 chapters of powerful music and the unmistakable voice of Anna Murphy.

Last weekend, the trio received a prestigious Progressive Music Award for video of the year with one of the chapters of that tale, ‘Insomnia’, thus further solidifying the band in the world of progressive rock and progressive metal. This year’s Prog Awards took place at the legendary Shakespeare’s Globe in London and saw the likes of YES, Dream Theatrer and Nick Mason strolling among the guests.

The band comments: “We are super grateful to Prog magazine for the support they’ve given us from day one, for the award, and for the amazing night. It was an unbelievable honour to walk across the same stage as the likes of Nick Mason, Dream Theater and many other incredible artists. Thank you Costin Chioreanu for the amazing work on the video. Most importantly though, THANK YOU to our amazing, unbelievable fans who voted for us and made this possible!” Continue reading »