Cellar Darling ¦ The Spell

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The Spell
Album cover of the spell by cellar darling.jpg
Studio album by
Released22 March 2019 (2019-03-22)
StudioNew Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, Zürich, Switzerland
GenreProgressive metal, folk metal
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerTommy Vetterli
Cellar Darling chronology
This Is the Sound
The Spell
Singles from The Spell
  1. "Insomnia"
    Released: Nov 2, 2018

The Spell is the second studio album by the Swiss progressive metal band Cellar Darling. It was released on 22 March 2019 by Nuclear Blast.[1]

Track listing

4."The Spell"4:41
12."Love, Pt. II"5:01
13."Death, Pt. II"4:35
Total length:1:03:17
Stories (Limited Edition Bonus Tracks)
4."The Spell"0:48
12."Love, Pt. II"2:16
13."Death, Pt. II"1:16
Total length:19:13



  • Anna Murphy – vocals, hurdy-gurdy, flute, keyboards
  • Ivo Henzi – guitars, bass
  • Merlin Sutter – drums


Chart (2019)Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[2]66
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[3]20



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Cellar Darling
Cellar Darling performing at Rockharz Open Air 2018
Cellar Darling performing at Rockharz Open Air 2018
Background information
OriginWinterthur and Lucerne, Switzerland
GenresProgressive metal, folk metal
Years active2016–present
LabelsNuclear Blast[1]
MembersMerlin Sutter
Ivo Henzi
Anna Murphy
Drummer Merlin Sutter performing at Rockharz Open Air 2018

Cellar Darling are a three-piece Swiss progressive metal band from Winterthur and Lucerne, founded in 2016.[2] The group was formed by Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy, flute), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars and bass). Cellar Darling incorporates heavy metal, folk, classical, and progressive influences. Notably, the band uses a hurdy-gurdy and a transverse flute. The trio were previously part of the Swiss metal band Eluveitie.



In May 2016 three longtime members of Eluveitie announced their departure from the band. Anna Murphy - female singer and hurdy-gurdy player, Ivo Henzi - guitarist, and Merlin Sutter - drummer parted ways with Eluveitie in a highly publicised split. The exact details of the split were not cited in the press, but wide speculation ensued among fans. In June 2016 the trio announced the creation of Cellar Darling. The band quickly began working on new music for their debut release.

On 23 September 2016 Cellar Darling launched a single called "Challenge" along with the b-side track "Fire, Wind & Earth".[3][4] The single was self released and the video was created and directed by the band themselves. The musical style of the initial release was a concrete departure from the folk metal genre of their previous band. Cellar Darling played their first shows in December 2016, supporting Amorphis in Zurich, Switzerland[5] and The Gentle Storm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.[6]

"This Is The Sound" and signing to Nuclear Blast

In January 2017 the trio announced their signing to a German independent metal label Nuclear Blast Records, and that their debut album would be released through the label the following summer.[1][7]

In May, it was announced that Cellar Darling's first album would be titled This Is the Sound and was to be released on 30 June 2017. A tracklist of the album was introduced.[8]

Cellar Darling released their second ever single called "Black Moon" on 19 May 2017, along with a music video.[9] This was followed on 17 June 2017 with a third single, "Avalanche".[10] Both videos were shot in Tenerife. [11]

The debut album was released on 30 June 2017 to widespread critical acclaim.[12][13][14]

"The Spell"

On 2 November 2018 "Insomnia" was released, accompanied by a music video created by Costin Chioreanu.[15]

Cellar Darling's second album The Spell was released on 22 March 2019 on Nuclear Blast Records. "The Spell" is a concept album telling a story of "an unnamed girl who is birthed into a world that is full of pain, damaged and debilitated by the human beings that inhabit it".[16]


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

Live musicians

  • Nicolas Winter – bass (2017–present)
  • Rafi Kirder – bass (2016)

Guest musicians

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




  • "Challenge" - 2016[2]
  • "Avalanche" - 2017[17]
  • "Black Moon" - 2017[11]
  • "Insomnia" - 2018[15]

Music videos


  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. ^ "CELLAR DARLING ARE BORN – EX-ELUVEITIE MEMBERS TAKE THE CHALLENGE – FIRST SONGS HERE, FIRST LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCED". Metaltalk.net. 23 September 2016. Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  4. ^ "News". Cellar Darling.
  5. ^ "Cellar Darling". www.facebook.com.
  6. ^ "The Gentle Storm".
  7. ^ "CELLAR DARLING Feat. Former ELUVEITIE Members: Debut Album To Be Released Via NUCLEAR BLAST". Blabbermouth.net. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  8. ^ "CELLAR DARLING Feat. Former ELUVEITIE Members: 'This Is The Sound' Album Due In June". Blabbermouth.net. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  9. ^ "[NEWS] CELLAR DARLING Release New Video". d'Italia Pty Ltd. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  10. ^ "[NEWS] CELLAR DARLING Release Avalanche Video". d'Italia Pty Ltd. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  11. ^ a b "CELLAR DARLING Feat. Former ELUVEITIE Members: 'Black Moon' Video". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  12. ^ "[ALBUM REVIEW] CELLAR DARLING 'This Is The Sound'". Heavymag.com.au. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Album Review: Cellar Darling – This Is The Sound". Antihero Magazine. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Cellar Darling – This Is The Sound". Metal.de. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  15. ^ a b c Nuclear Blast Records (1 November 2018), CELLAR DARLING – Insomnia (OFFICIAL VIDEO), retrieved 3 November 2018
  16. ^ "Cellar Darling – the Spell (Album Review)". 21 March 2019.
  17. ^ a b Nuclear Blast Records (16 June 2017). "CELLAR DARLING – Avalanche (OFFICIAL VIDEO)" – via YouTube.
  18. ^ Cellar Darling (22 September 2016). "Cellar Darling – 'Challenge' [Official Lyric Video]" – via YouTube.
  19. ^ Nuclear Blast Records (19 May 2017). "CELLAR DARLING – Black Moon (OFFICIAL VIDEO)" – via YouTube.
  20. ^ "CELLAR DARLING Feat. Former ELUVEITIE Members: 'Six Days' Animated Video". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  21. ^ Cellar Darling (14 February 2019). "CELLAR DARLING – announce premiere of new music video for 'Death' and live Q&A session for their fans!" – via Nuclear Blast Records.
  22. ^ Nuclear Blast Records (8 March 2019). "CELLAR DARLING – Drown (OFFICIAL VIDEO)" – via YouTube.

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