Anna Murphy – Vocals, Hurdy-Gurdy
Ivo Henzi – Guitar & Bass
Merlin Sutter – Drums
Year Formed – 2016
Country – Switzerland
Record Label – Nuclear Blast
This is the Sound
Cellar Darling formed in the summer of 2016 out of the split of Switzerland’s most successful metal act to date, the chart-topping Eluveitie. The trio consisting of Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars & bass) therefore already looks back on a decade of touring the world, in 45+ countries on 6 continents. The winners of the 2014 Swiss Music Award as ‘best live act’ have experienced much together, forming a bond that can overcome any adversity.
After the split with our former band in June 2016, we quickly realised our musical journey was far from over and instantly began working on our own songs. What quickly developed was a unique and fresh combination of grand and heavy riffs, powerful drumming and a unique voice, with the signature folky, earthy tones of the hurdy gurdy, confidently fusing heavy alternative rock with strong fokly influences and poetic lyrical tales, creating what you may very well call a New Wave Of Folk Rock.
In September 2016, following a summer of intense songwriting sessions, Cellar Darling self-released a first single, ‘Challenge’ along with the bonus track ‘Fire, Wind & Earth’, to overwhelmingly positive reactions from around the world. Signing to Nuclear Blast Records in January 2017 was swiftly followed by 3 subsequent single releases, all met with a staggering support from the ever growing fanbase. Our debut album ‘This Is The Sound’ was released on June 30th 2017, promising to awaken your imagination and stretch your musical tastes.