Jul 052017
 

Nuclear Blast UK went to visit Cellar Darling in the beautiful Swiss mountains… Check out the video interview in 2 parts below.

Cellar Darling, the new band featuring former Eluveitie members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass). Their debut album “This Is The Sound” was released on June 30 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at New Sound Studio with producer Tommy Vetterli (Coroner/Eluveitie).

When asked about the biggest challenges facing Cellar Darling since the band’s conception, Anna told AAA Backstage: “There haven’t really been many, as everything kind of fell into place and happened naturally. For us, writing the album was actually quite an easy task because we had so many ideas and so much output. But, of course, there were struggles within the realm of real life. Financially, we obviously weren’t having a great time since we lost our main job in Eluveitie and thus didn’t have any money. Merlin‘s living at the rehearsal room at the moment and I’m also forced to leave my apartment, so everything is a bit chaotic. We’re trying to get our real lives back on track, but creative things are so great and that’s more important so I would say we’re facing the challenges we have very well.” Continue reading »

Jul 012017
 

The official lyric video for ‘The Hermit’, a brand new song from Cellar Darling, the new band featuring former Eluveitie members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass) can be seen below. The song is taken from Cellar Darling‘s debut album, “This Is The Sound”, which was released on June 30 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at New Sound Studio with producer Tommy Vetterli (Coroner/Eluveitie).

When asked about the biggest challenges facing Cellar Darling since the band’s conception, Anna told AAA Backstage: “There haven’t really been many, as everything kind of fell into place and happened naturally. For us, writing the album was actually quite an easy task because we had so many ideas and so much output. But, of course, there were struggles within the realm of real life. Financially, we obviously weren’t having a great time since we lost our main job in Eluveitie and thus didn’t have any money. Merlin‘s living at the rehearsal room at the moment and I’m also forced to leave my apartment, so everything is a bit chaotic. We’re trying to get our real lives back on track, but creative things are so great and that’s more important so I would say we’re facing the challenges we have very well.” Continue reading »

Jun 122017
 

Eight years after melodic death/folk metal masters Eluveitie released their acoustic album, “Evocation I,” the Swiss musicians have stored their electronic instruments again in the rehearsal room. “Evocation II – Pantheon” will be released August 18th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band has revealed the new cover artwork. They have also launched the pre-order for “Evocation II – Pantheon,” and the first single off the new record, ‘Epona’, is now purchasable digitally as well.

About the new cover. mastermind Chrigel states: “Evocation II is a journey back to the source of it all: Antumnos, the otherworld. Join us on this wayfare through the Celtic pantheon, the world of the gods of our ancestors! The album cover expresses nothing less but exactly this! It’s full of symbolism and meaning and depicts things of deepest meaning and importance in Celtic mythology. Continue reading »

Jan 202017
 

Cellar Darling, the new band featuring former Eluveitie members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass), has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The group is currently working on its debut album, to be released 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. Continue reading »

Jan 142017
 

Amsterdam based metal band, The Charm The Fury, has announced their sophomore album, “The Sick, Dumb & Happy” will be released on March 17th via Nuclear Blast. Cover artwork can be seen below.

The band comments about the album and cover: “This record is a cross-section of the metal sound we hope will resurrect in the next ten years. A return to thrash roots, headbanging anthems, and tried and tested songwriting that made metal so great back in the 80s and 90s.

“We found Robert Sammelin via an app, saw his work and immediately knew that this was our guy. He still hand draws his designs, creating some completely surreal comic-style images. While working with him we actually found out that he did key artwork for Battlefield 1, which is crazy. We gave him the rough idea for the spiral eyed skull, the color scheme and blood spatters was all his idea. We wanted something different and we feel he created a completely unique piece, better than anything we could come up with.”

Check out A teaser trailer below: Continue reading »