Part I of our album documentary 'Out Of The Cellar, Into The Light' is now available on our YouTube channel!
This has been an incredible year for us. It's been full of challenges and rewards, and the result is an album we couldn't be prouder of. We've documented this process as best we could and are happy to share it with you here - we hope you enjoy this in-depth look 'behind the scenes'!
Part I, "This Is Who We Are", deals with who Cellar Darling is and where we came from. Stay tuned and subscribe to our channel so you don't miss the next episode!
We’re proud and happy to present to you the first single and video from our upcoming album ‘This Is The Sound’: Black Moon!
Black Moon' is one of the first songs we wrote after our debut single last year, and probably the point where we definitely "found" our sound. Ivo randomly called his original demo 'Moon' and that triggered the idea of a story based on the fear of a black moon... So, as a lyrical theme, we ended up exploring mankind's tendency to add an apocalyptic interpretation to the lunar eclipse.
We'd like to thank everyone involved for their hard work in the scorching hot 'lunar landscape' of Tenerife: he talented Fabienne Fellmann and her fellow actors as well as AVA Studios and their awesome team!
We’ve also launched the pre-order for the album and you can get the single now on any digital platform of your choice!
GET THE ALBUM HERE:
Nuclear Blast: http://nblast.de/CDThisIsTheSoundNB
Apple Music: http://nblast.de/CDThisIsTheSoundAM
Amazon MP3: http://nblast.de/CDThisIsTheSoundAMP3
Google Play: http://nblast.de/CDThisIsTheSoundGP
For audiophiles: http://nblast.de/CellarDarlingDigital
It's time to unveil the artwork of our upcoming debut album, 'This Is The Sound'! The mesmerising cover art was created by Christopher Ruef (SAROS Collective, graphic design) & Manuel Vargas Lépiz (Manvarle, photography). The figure of the cover lures you into our world of stories and eclectic music; it’s a preview of the remaining artwork, where each song has its own visual representation and symbol:
While we're at it, check out the full tracklist of the album - 14 original songs amounting to a full hour of music. As if that’s not enough, the mediabook edition will feature 3 bonus tracks! Each of us three chose a cover song to interpret in our own style: 'The Cold Song’ from Henry Purcell’s “King Arthur” opera, chosen by Anna, Tears for Fears’ 'Mad World’, chosen by Ivo and the epic Queen classic 'The Prophet’s Song’ - One of Merlin's all-time favourites. Also included in the mediabook will be an alternative and limited cover artwork plus an extended 32-page booklet, filled with the our notes on the stories behind our songs.
'This Is The Sound' will see the light of day on June 30th via Nuclear Blast records, featuring 14 original tracks:
02. Black Moon
05. Six Days
06. The Hermit
08. Fire, Wind & Earth
10. Under The Oak Tree…
11. …High Above These Crowns
Bonus tracks, available exclusively on the mediabook:
15. The Cold Song
16. Mad World
17. The Prophet’s Song
Right now we're on the road for a series of exclusive pre-release shows - it's not too late to catch us in Slovenia today, Italy tomorrow and Munich, Germany on Sunday!
05.05. SI-Ljubljana - Orto Bar
06.05. IT-Mantua - Milady Metal Fest
07.05. DE-Munich - Backstage
...and if you can't make it, make sure to make it to one of our upcoming summer festivals:
14.07. CH-Bôle - ParaBôle Festival
16.-19.08. DE-Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
25.08. CH-Gränichen - Open Air Gränichen
Our first album, entitled ‘This Is The Sound’, will be released through Nuclear Blast records on June 30th, 2017.
This is it: this is the result of nearly one year of incredibly intense creativity, of ups and downs, of loss and gain. In less than a year we’ve formed a new band, written an album, and defined our sound. This is the most personal work of our lives: This Is The Sound.
We can’t wait to share it with you!
"Perfect harmony in this trinity" (metalinside.ch)
"we are definitely impressed."
"(...) what's most impressive [in 'Hullaballoo'] is Anna's solo on the hurdy gurdy. Wow, awesome, with slight distortion. Had I not seen but only heard it, I would have thought it a guitar solo."
"Oh, now the goosebumps moment [in 'Rebels']: the instrumental part. Holy crap. Drums, hurdy, guitars – this, now, is perfect harmony in this trinity."
"We already know from Eluveitie that Ivo can write kick-ass riffs, and that is precisely what he is proving today."
"... After power drummer [Merlin] once more showcases his abilities, Ivo counters with a killer riff."
"We already knew that Anna has a incredible voice. And she demonstrates it flawlessly. (...) Pure joy for the ears!"
"Cellar Darling convinces and creates happiness for everyone who found their way to this show."
"From beginning to end, a successful night.”
We’ve had the best time at this show! Thank you everyone who came to see us, thank you TAWB for making the show happen and thank you Metalnews.ch & Metalinside.ch for your reviews and photos. Up next: Ljubljana/Slovenia on Friday May 5th, Mantova/Italy on Saturday May 6th & Munich/Germany on Sunday May 7th! Find dates, more infos & links HERE!
- Anna, Ivo & Merlin
After perhaps the most intense and creative year of our lives, our album is finally complete. It is scheduled for release on Nuclear Blast records this summer, and with that settled we've got only one priority in mind: to get back on stage, as soon and as often as possible, and celebrate our new songs live with you all.
Needless to say, we're stoked to have been invited to join the incredible Delain on their very special Danse Macabre Tour, featuring Nightwish's Marco Hietala! We're completing the lineup along with Austria's Serenity. Every single one of these carefully selected shows in France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and England is bound to deliver a night to remember - do not miss the one near you!
26.10.2017 | Alhambra | Paris, France | Tickets
27.10.2017 | Z7 | Pratteln, Switzerland | Tickets
28.10.2017 | Zeche | Bochum, Germany | Tickets
29.10.2017 | Backstage | Munich, Germany | Tickets
31.10.2017 | Tivoli | Utrecht, Holland | Tickets
01.11.2017 | Koko | London, England | Tickets
We are happy to announce that Ljubljana, Slovenia will become another exclusive show destination of Cellar Darling! We will play at the Orto Bar on the 5th of May 2017.
We hope you can all come over to any of the shows on this mini-tour. We'll visit Slovenia on the 5th of May, Arci Tom in Mantua, Italy on the 6th of May 2017 and the Backstage in Munich, Germany on the 7th of May.
We can't wait to share with you some never before heard songs and share some beers with all of you!
Tickets: Slovenia, Italy, Germany.
We've spent past couple of weeks in a shared home by the beautiful lake Lucerne writing new songs. Now we're back in the studio turning our new ideas into reality.
Want to see for yourselves what we're up to? Here's Merlin and Ivo doing what they do best:
We are happy to confirm several new shows across Europe this spring & summer:
On the 6th of May, we are visiting beautiful Italy for the very first time with Cellar Darling, at the Arci Tom in Mantova:
06.05.2017 | Milady Metal Festival @ Arci Tom | IT-Mantova | Tickets: http://www.vivaticket.it/ita/event/milady-metal-fest/94822
On the 7th of May, we continue to Germany (finally!) to rock the legendary Backstage Club in Munich:
07.05.2017 | Backstage Club | DE-Munich | Tickets: http://www.backstagetickets.eu
And on the 14th of July, we will celebrate our premiere in the French part of Switzerland at our first confirmed open air show, as part of this year's ParaBôle Festival:
06.05.2017 | ParaBôle Festival | CH-Bôle | Tickets: http://etickets.infomaniak.com/shop/GuPE4mMoOM/#
We cannot wait to see you all there!
Netherlands! Cellar Darling is confirmed for this year's Elfia festival at Castle de Haar in Haarzuilens.
This is one for all you wonderfully weird people out there. If you’re up for a leap into the fantastic and the beautiful, come and join us at this gloriously fabulous event, which is sure to be full of wonders and unique experiences…
29.04.2017 | Cellar Darling at Elfia Haarzuilens 2017 | NL-Haarzuilens
All info and tickets at