Cellar Darling have released ‘The Spell’, their sophomore studio album.

The concept album was written in various parts of the world over a long period of time including New York and Switzerland.

cellar darling

The album claims to ’carry you away into the tale 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. We follow her as she searches for meaning in life when suddenly she meets and falls in love with death. This haunting concept album sees the band taking a turn towards heavy progressive rock while still not neglecting their folk roots.’

The band states: “Today we release ‘The Spell’ – a concept album based on the old motif of “Death and the Maiden”, but with our own unique story of a girl who falls in love with the personification of Death. For the first time we wrote music according to a lyrical concept, we let the words of the story guide our melodies and rhythms and fully immersed ourselves in this fictional world. Now we invite you to do the same – dream, interpret, make it your own.

You can get the new CELLAR DARLING album as 2 CD-digibook, black vinyl or digitally via this link: http://nblast.de/CDTheSpell

“If you think of The Gathering’s melancholy and an elegant Opeth mood, you’re still a long way from adequately describing THE SPELL, but at least you have a rough idea of it. Alone Anna’s engaging, phenomenal vocals, the congenial melody and the truly gorgeous marriage of folk, rock, prog and doom will ensure that this gem will appear in many annual ‘best of’ lists of 2019.”

METAL HAMMER (D), Björn Springorum

Get a first impression of the audiobook, the band has recently released three haunting teasers:
Who is Death?’ https://youtu.be/AkuvvKo75os
‘Death, observing the love declarations of this ill-fated girl with sardonic amusement, was intrigued…’: https://youtu.be/oEDTj4MkI3o
‘One, two, three…forever?’: https://youtu.be/LR_dKvEV3Y8

In addition, the Swiss trio has performed an exclusive live set and Q&A session at the Youtube Space in London on Wednesday and you can watch the full stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EWrP4dFKyA
‘The Spell’: https://youtu.be/nnLvaHHBJOc
‘Insomnia’: https://youtu.be/QeXDYjDV2mw
‘Death’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDV_BeAZIUM
‘Drown’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU54MDtzrVU

The band is currently touring the UK on the following dates:

Tickets: https://www.cellardarling.com/shows


23.03.              UK       Cardiff – The Globe
24.03.              UK       Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
26.03.              UK       Norwich – The Waterfront
27.03.              UK       Hull – The Welly 2
28.03.              UK       Glasgow – Audio
29.03.              IRL       Dublin – On The Rox
30.03.              UK       Manchester – Academy 3
31.03.              UK       London – The Jazz Café Camden

02.04.              NL        Utrecht – De Helling
07.04.              I           Pavia (PV) – Dagda Live Club
09.04.              I           Rome – Traffic Live Club
27.04.              F          Bruguières – Echoes & Merveilles Festival
02.05.              CH       Winterthur – Salzhaus
04.05.              CH       Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl


20.05.              LUX      Luxembourg – Rockhal
21.05.              D         Cologne – Live Music Hall
22.05.              D         Berlin – Columbia Theater
23.05.              D         Hamburg – Gruenspan
24.05.              B          Vosselaar – Biebob
25.05.              UK       London – Islington Assembly Hall
13. – 15.06.     CH       Interlaken – Greenfield Festival


Copyright © The Independent Voice 2019