Cellar Darling

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Cellar Darling
Cellar Darling Rockharz 2018 20.jpg
Cellar Darling performing at Rockharz Open Air 2018
Background information
Origin Winterthur and Lucerne, Switzerland
Genres Folk rock
Folk metal
Alternative metal
Years active 2016–present
Labels Nuclear Blast[1]
Associated acts Eluveitie
Website www.cellardarling.com
Members Merlin Sutter
Ivo Henzi
Anna Murphy
Drummer Merlin Sutter performing at Rockharz Open Air 2018

Cellar Darling is a three-piece band from Winterthur and Lucerne, Switzerland founded in 2016.[2] The group was formed by Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars and bass). The trio has previously been part of the core of the Swiss metal band Eluveitie. Cellar Darling describe their music as "confidently fusing heavy alternative rock with strong folk influences and poetic lyrical tales, creating what you may very well call a New Wave Of Folk Rock".[3]


On 6 June 2016, former Eluveitie band members Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter founded the band following their split from their previous band Eluveitie. On 23 September 2016 they launched a single called "Challenge" along with the b-side track "Fire, Wind & Earth".[4][5] The single was self released and the video was created and directed by the band themselves. Cellar Darling played their first ever shows soon after, in December 2016 supporting Amorphis in Zurich, Switzerland[6] and The Gentle Storm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.[7]

In January 2017 the trio announced their signing to a German metal label Nuclear Blast Records, and that their first album would be released through the label in the summer.[1][8]

On May 4, it was announced that Cellar Darling's first album, entitled This Is the Sound, was to be released on June 30, 2017. They also posted the tracklist of the album.[9]

Cellar Darling released their second single called "Black Moon" on May 19, 2017, along with a music video.[10] This was followed on June 17, 2017 with a third single, "Avalanche".[11] Both videos were shot in Tenerife. [12]

The debut album entitled "This Is The Sound" was released on June 30, 2017 to widespread critical acclaim.[13][14][15]


  • Anna Murphy – lead vocals, hurdy-gurdy (2016–present)
  • Ivo Henzi – lead and rhythm guitars, bass guitar (2016–present)
  • Merlin Sutter – drums (2016–present)

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Shir-Ran Yinon – violin (2016–2017, 2018)
  • Brendan Wade - uillean pipes (2016-2017)
  • Fredy Schnyder - piano (2016-2017)

Live musicians[edit]




Music videos[edit]


  1. ^ a b "CELLAR DARLING - sign to Nuclear Blast!". 19 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Former Eluveitie Members Launch Cellar Darling". Blabbermouth.net. 27 September 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Biography". Cellar Darling. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  5. ^ "News". Cellar Darling.
  6. ^ "Cellar Darling". www.facebook.com.
  7. ^ "The Gentle Storm".
  8. ^ "CELLAR DARLING Feat. Former ELUVEITIE Members: Debut Album To Be Released Via NUCLEAR BLAST". Blabbermouth.net. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  9. ^ "CELLAR DARLING Feat. Former ELUVEITIE Members: 'This Is The Sound' Album Due In June". Blabbermouth.net. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  10. ^ "[NEWS] CELLAR DARLING Release New Video". d'Italia Pty Ltd. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  11. ^ "[NEWS] CELLAR DARLING Release Avalanche Video". d'Italia Pty Ltd. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  12. ^ a b "CELLAR DARLING Feat. Former ELUVEITIE Members: 'Black Moon' Video". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2017-05-20. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  13. ^ "[ALBUM REVIEW] CELLAR DARLING 'This Is The Sound'". Heavymag.com.au. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Album Review: Cellar Darling - This Is The Sound". Antihero Magazine. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Cellar Darling - This Is The Sound". Metal.de. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  16. ^ a b Nuclear Blast Records (16 June 2017). "CELLAR DARLING - Avalanche (OFFICIAL VIDEO)" – via YouTube.
  17. ^ Nuclear Blast Records (19 May 2017). "CELLAR DARLING - Black Moon (OFFICIAL VIDEO)" – via YouTube.
  18. ^ "CELLAR DARLING Feat. Former ELUVEITIE Members: 'Six Days' Animated Video". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  19. ^ Cellar Darling (22 September 2016). "Cellar Darling - 'Challenge' [Official Lyric Video]" – via YouTube.

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