Sounds | Cellar Darling, Insomnia & The Spell
Een mix van Progressive Rock met Folk Rock en 'female fronted'...de alarmbellen in mijn hoofd gingen als vanzelf af! Maar goed dat ik (bijna) alles een kans geef, want deze Zwitsers brengen hun Progressive Folkrock zéér interessant en voegen daar nog eens erg leuke 'animated videos' aan toe. The Spell verschijnt op 22 maart via Nuclear Blast. Ik kan er spijtig genoeg op 2 april in De Helling (Utrecht) niet bij zijn.
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 their former band in June 2016, the trio knew that their musical journey was far from over and instantly began working on their 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 and progressive rock with strong folk influences and poetic lyrical tales, creating what you may very well call a New Wave Of Folk Rock. Cellar Darling’s second full-length »The Spell« weaves a dark fairytale for the modern era, told through heavy yet intricate, progressive folk rock, enchanting visual art and utterly immersive storytelling.