‘Insomnia’ wins Best Video at ProgressiVe Music Awards

We’ve won this year’s Progressive Music Award for Best Video with Insomnia! 🏆 🖤 🎶 🎥 

Thank you Prog Magazine — for the award, for the amazing night, and for the unbelievable  honour of walking across the same stage as the likes of Nick Mason, Dream Theater, and many other incredible artists. Tank you Costin Chioreanu for the amazing work. Thanks to our manager Kate Piatkowska and everyone at Nuclear Ballast for all your hard work, and thanks to our producer Tommy Vetterli. Most importantly though, THANK YOU to our amazing, unbelievable fans who voted for us and made this possible!

New video: ‘Love’

Love: this is the first song we wrote for The Spell, and the album’s concept revolves around it. We felt this is a fitting video to release next, during our current Latin American tour where we’ve received so much love from all the amazing fans coming to our shows in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and now Brazil. After these wonderful shows we’ll be ready for a short break to recharge, before finally bringing The Spell with a full show to Europe!

The video was once again created by Costin Chioreanu.

Come see us live in Brazil THIS WEEKEND:

🇧🇷 30.08.2019 Jokers, Curitiba, Brazil

🇧🇷 31.08.2019 The House, São Paulo, Brazil

🇧🇷 01.09.2019 Teatro Odisseia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

...or catch us in Europe together with Forever Still and Oceans:

17.10 - FR 🇫🇷 - Paris - Les Étoiles △

18.10 - DE 🇩🇪 - Düsseldorf - The Tube

19.10 - DE 🇩🇪 - Hameln - Autumn Moon Festival *△

20.10 - DE 🇩🇪 - Frankfurt - Nachtleben

23.10 - DE 🇩🇪 - Munich - Backstage

24.10 - CZ 🇨🇿 - Prague - Futurum △

25.10 - PL 🇵🇱 - Krakow - Zaścianek △

26.10 - DE 🇩🇪- Leipzig - Hellraiser

29.10 - DE 🇩🇪- Hamburg - Headcrash

30.10 - DK 🇩🇰 - Copenhagen - Beta △

01.11 - FI 🇫🇮 - Tampere - Olympia △

02.11 - FI 🇫🇮 - Helsinki - On The Rocks △

04.11 - SE 🇸🇪 - Stockholm - Sodra Bar *△

07.11 - DE 🇩🇪 - Cologne - MTC Club *

08.11 - NL 🇳🇱 - Appeldoorn - Brainstorm Festival *△

* without Forever Still

△ without Oceans

The Spell is out now!

Today we release "The Spell" - a concept album based on the old motif of "Death and the Maiden", but with our own unique story of a girl who falls in love with the personification of Death. For the first time we wrote music according to a lyrical concept, we let the words of the story guide our melodies and rhythms and fully immersed ourselves in this fictional world. Now we invite you to do the same - dream, interpret, make it your own.

"The Spell" was written over a long period of time in various parts of the world. From the peaceful mountains in Switzerland to the busiest parts of New York city. We recorded the album in two parts, one in the Soundfarm Studios in Lucerne and the other at New Sound Studio with Tommy Vetterli who co-produced the album with Anna Murphy and mixed it.

We want to thank Kate at AISAmusic UK and everyone at Nuclear Blast for making this album possible. Tommy Vetterli (mix) and Tony Lindgren (mastering) for making the music shine. Tommy, Fredy & Dennis for co-writing with us. Costin for bringing the story to life with his amazing visuals. Fredy, Shir-Ran, Mitch, Andi & Patrik for their guest appearances.

And all of you for listening. We hope you enjoy it.

If you’d like to get yourself a copy, you can do so here — thank you!


New tour dates with Katatonia

We cannot wait to see you all on the road with our new album, and it is always particularly exciting if we get to share the stage with an amazing band that we we’ve personally listened to for many years. Come rock out with us and the incredible Katatonia and Wheel this May!

20th May - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, Rockhal

21st May - Cologne, Germany, Live Music Hall

22nd May - Berlin, Germany, Columbia Theater

23rd May - Hamburg, Germany, Gruenspan

24th May - Vosselaar, Belgium, Biebob

25th May - London, United Kingdom, Islington Assembly Hall

Tickets are on sale now!


Supports for U.K. & Ireland tour announced

We’re very happy to announce 2 incredibly talented bands who will be joining us on our upcoming UK & Ireland tour:

Blanket from Blackpool, England create amazing sonic landscapes with their Cinematic Rock — check out their latest video here:

Appearance of Nothing will get you warmed up with some Prog Metal, made in Switzerland. Give their recent single — featuring Anna Murphy — here:

And as if that weren’t enough, we just might have some new music for you by then… So we can’t wait to see you all there, get your tickets early!



🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 SCOTLAND:


Thursday, March 21st - Sheffield - Studio

Friday, March 22nd - North Wales - Hammerfest

Saturday, March 23rd - Cardiff - The Globe Cardiff

Sunday, March 24th - Birmingham - Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

Tuesday, March 26th - Norwich - The Waterfront Norwich

Wednesday, March 27th - Hull - The Welly

Thursday, March 28th - Glasgow - Audio Glasgow

Friday, March 29th - Dublin - On The Rox Upstairs Voodoo Lounge

Saturday, March 30th - Manchester - Manchester Academy 3

Sunday, March 31st - London - The Jazz Cafe



We are proud to announce that we have signed with Nuclear Blast records!

We are extremely happy to be “back home” after so many years as part of the Nuclear Blast family. They have shown continuing faith in us through difficult times, and we knew they needed to be among the first to hear our new music - and as it should be, everything else quickly fell into place.

We are excited to have found partners who understand our music and share our vision; together, we will make this year our year!
You can read the full press release here:

We are currently working on our debut album, to be released in 2017. More news will follow soon, stay up date to here or follow us on our official channels!

Cellar Darling is Born

Cellar Darling breaks free
What was hidden away is brought to light.

We are excited to share with you that we are already hard at work on music with our new band, Cellar Darling - and that we have already confirmed a show at the end of this year! We feel incredibly inspired and will be taking the summer to write and create.
What will it sound like, you ask? We can’t yet say. All we know is that we will let creativity flow wherever it wants to go, without any limitations or concerns. You will get Ivo’s epic riffs, so it will be heavy. You will get Merlin’s drums, so it will be loud. And you will get Anna’s unique voice, so it will be both powerful and fragile. Oh, and of course we won’t neglect the hurdy gurdy!
As you might expect, we can’t wait to get back on stage. So we can already announce that on December 17th, 2016, we will join the incredible Anneke Van Giersbergen with the amazing The Gentle Storm at the final show of their tour in Amsterdam!

17.12.2016 | Melkweg | Amsterdam, NL | More info & tickets:…/agen…/the-gentle-storm-17-12-2016-2/

We cannot wait to share our new music with you, when it is ready. In the meantime, follow, like, and subscribe to make sure you’ll be among the first to know!
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