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 »

Cellar Darling – “The Spell”

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Aug 072019
 

Some time last year I searched the internet for female-fronted metal bands. The results included Nightwish, Dark Sarah, Arch Enemy and Cellar Darling. From those, Cellar Darling had me the most curious. I read that they had incorporated such curiosities as the hurdy-gurdy in their songs, and because I have a taste for lute and other baroque instruments I took a listen. I should have persisted longer, allowing the whole of “This Is The Sound” to make an impression on me. Unfortunately, “Avalanche” is all I remember now. I cannot say why, but One More Time’s song, “Highland” came to mind at the time. Despite what you might think, this is a good thing. It seemed to me that Cellar Darling were bringing something other than operatic vocals to melodic metal. I still have this impression, listening to “The Spell”.

Prepare yourself to listen intently to this album. A girl enters a stark, unforgiving world. She encounters Death, and falls in love. She weaves a spell to bind him to herself, and follows him into the underworld. I was not prepared for this story, and still I remain conflicted. Both Anna’s voice and the band’s music serve the story, and I am filled with a deep sorrow when I listen to a song like “Hang”. “Burn” is another favourite, and I agree that Cellar Darling have a progressive sound – one that is not necessarily driven by intricate guitar passages or changes in time signatures that are impossible to repeat. There is enough grit to satisfy the metalhead, but “The Spell” is so much more. I appreciate the peaks and troughs where, after you experience the dread of entering a netherworld with the character you are given reprieve by floating in the embrace of a halcyon sea. These impressions will stay with me for a long time. Continue reading »

May 232019
 

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:

Today, we are excited to announce the first set of headline dates in mainland Europe for our ongoing “The Spell” World Tour! We can’t wait to see you this fall in France, Germany, Czechia, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the Netherlands.

Witness our concept album “The Spell” live on our newly announced European shows in October and November 2019.

To celebrate the occasion, we are also releasing the next video from our concept album The Spell: Once again, Costin Chioreanu created beautiful visuals, this time for the song ‘Pain’. Continue reading »

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 »