CELLAR DARLING is a three-piece heavy progressive rock band from Winterthur and Lucerne, Switzerland, founded in 2016. The group was formed by Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy, flute), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars and bass). CELLAR DARLING incorporate rock, heavy metal, folk, classical, and progressive influences. Notably, the band uses a hurdy-gurdy and a traverse flute. The trio has previously been part of the core of the Swiss metal band ELUVEITIE.
CELLAR DARLING self-released their first single, 'Challenge', in September 2016 to overwhelmingly positive reactions from around the world. They then signed to Nuclear Blast Records and released their debut album "This Is The Sound" in summer 2017. In support of the album, CELLAR DARLING toured three continents in more than 20 countries.
Their second album "The Spell" will be released on the 22nd of March.
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. Juxtaposing darkness and light, the album soars with melody, pummels with heavy passages and is peppered throughout with progressive flourishes, folky interludes and classical elements, as well as their use of hurdy-gurdy and flute.