May 112019
 

Sirenia (NO) is the headliner of the 12th edition of the Brainstorm Festival that takes place on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th of November 2019 in Gigant at Apeldoorn. Next to this Norwegian gothic-metal band we are announcing Cellar Darling (CH) and War Of Ages (USA). More bands will be the will be announced in the near future.

If you want to experience this annual festival at a sharp rate, you can buy early bird tickets until Friday the 17th of May until 16.00 through Gigant or the Brainstorm webshop. This will give you access to both of the festival days. After the 17th, the regular presale will start, including the sale of day tickets.

With Sirenia the Brainstorm Festival has an absolute star in their genre. The band toured Europe earlier this year to present their new album “Arcane Astral Aeons” and during the Brainstorm Festival that party will be repeated extensively. Continue reading »

Feb 272019
 

On March 22nd, Switzerland’s Cellar Darling will release their new concept album The Spell, which tells the story of a girl who falls in love with death, and of course, the Swiss high flyers are more than ready for an extensive new touring cycle.

Whilst the dark prog rockers have already announced their own UK headline tour, they will now also be joining doom pioneers Katatonia their 10 year anniversary tour for “Night Is The New Day“. Catch the band in Luxemburg, Germany, Belgium and the UK in this fine company on these new dates: Continue reading »

Jan 192019
 

After surprising their fans with “Insomnia”, the proggy and mad first single from their upcoming album, Swiss progressive folk rockers Cellar Darling — who feature in their ranks former Eluveitie members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass) — have dropped a brand new song and have finally announced long-awaited details about their new release. Their second studio album will be a concept album titled “The Spell” and it will arrive on March 22 via Nuclear Blast.

Commented Cellar Darling: “As some of you have discovered already, over the past 13 days, we have revealed the tracklist of our new album, along with amazing artwork created by Costin Chioreanu, who is also behind all of the beautiful animated videos for the new songs.

“The 13 tracks of ‘The Spell’ invite you to witness the journey of a girl who falls in love with death. In the song released today, a spell has been cast on our protagonist — for now, her love shall go unfulfilled…”

‘The Spell’ title track can be streamed below. Continue reading »

Nov 022018
 

Cellar Darling, the band featuring former Eluveitie members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass), has taken a turn towards heavy progressive rock with the release of ‘Insomnia’, the first single from its upcoming second album, due next year via Nuclear Blast. The track surprises on every level and takes the listener on a dark and sinister trip, illustrated beautifully by a mesmerizing animated video. Each part of this epic song outdoes the previous one on a musical journey that blends the band’s heaviest side together with hurdy-gurdy, flute, grand piano and a hammond organ, culminating in a grand finale that will leave the sonic traveller speechless.

The official video for ‘Insomnia’ was created by Costin Chioreanu and can be seen below. Continue reading »

Jun 062018
 

Switzerland’s New Wave Of Folk Rock highflyers Cellar Darling have announced their first shows in the US and Canada. On September 6th, the band will make their US debut at ProgPower. Following the festival, the band will perform at St. Vitus In New York before heading to Canada to perform at Petit Campus in Montreal and The Garrison in Toronto. Don’t miss your chance to catch them live.

“We’re extremely stoked to announce our first North American shows at the amazing ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta and the legendary Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn, New York City, and, as our very first visit to beautiful Canada, in Montréal and Toronto! We’ve had so many incredible tours in these beautiful countries with our previous band Eluveitie, and have been working hard for a chance to finally make it across the pond with Cellar Darling. We can’t wait to rock out with you all!”Merlin, Anna & Ivo. Continue reading »