Photo by Manvarle
CELLAR DARLING are storytellers. They want to carry you away into their world of music, awaking the spirit of the stories our parents told us before going to sleep, the dramas of love, war and poverty in the hour-long acts of an opera – the adventures of the human spirit with all its mysteries and emotions.
After their split with ELUVEITIE, Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter reached out for new shores in 2016 and are now ready to let you see the world through their eyes with their unique and fresh sound, combining grand and heavy riffs, energetic drumming and a unique voice with the signature folky, earthy tones of the hurdy gurdy and classical elements – creating something entirely new, while continuing the spirit of musical innovation they have become known for.
So prepare for a journey into the mystical unknown, as CELLAR DARLING are happy to announce that they have signed with Nuclear Blast records. Anna, Ivo and Merlin comment:
“We are extremely happy to be ‘back home’ after so many years as part of the Nuclear Blast family. They have shown continuing faith in us through difficult times, and we knew they needed to be among the first to hear our new music – and as it should be, everything else quickly fell into place. We are proud and excited to have found partners who understand our music and share our vision; together, we’ll make this year our year!”
CELLAR DARLING are currently working on their debut album, to be released in 2017. They have released a first single, ‘Challenge’, and a second song called ‘Fire, Wind & Earth’ in September 2016. Watch the lyric videos here:
After the advent season announcements, the ROCKHARZ (on July 5th-8th) starts the new year with three more bands. Swiss Melodic Death / Folk Metal act ELUVEITIE, Italian LACUNA COIL and German Dark Metallers NACHTBLUT have been added to the billing.
Here is the complete list of all confirmed bands for ROCKHARZ 2017 so far:
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
MR. IRISH BASTARD
THE NEW BLACK
THE VINTAGE CARAVAN
The ROCKHARZ Open Air 2017 will take place from July 5th to July 8th 2017 in Ballenstedt.
Tickets are available here: https://shop.rockharz-festival.com/
All further information are available here:
ROCKHARZ on Facebook
In May 2016, ELUVEITIE shocked their fans with an announcement that some band members had to part ways from the band. However in December 2016, Nuclear Blast announced that the band arranged a new line-up but they did not reveal any name up to now.
Today the band has revealed their complete new line-up with a photo and the names of members. This happened just right before the band’s own festival, ‘Eluveitie & Friends’, will take place at Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland on the 6th/7th of January! At this festival, ELUVEITIE will perform with their new line-up for the first time!
ELUVEITIE ‘s new members are Jonas Wolf (guitars), Matteo Sisti (whistles, bagpipes, mandola), Nicole Ansperger (fiddle), Alain Ackermann (drums), Chrigel Glanzmann (vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran), Fabienne Erni (vocals, celtic harp, Mandola), Kay Brem (bass), Michalina Malisz (hurdy gurdy) and Rafael Salzmann (guitars).
The band states: “Above all we’re super happy and thankful that we’re complete again (even more than complete, actually) and given the chance to have such gifted musicians on board! What could be a better start into a new year? 2017 is our year! We cannot wait to enter the studios soon and finish »Evocation II«. And right afterwards we’ll be back with full force to rock the summer festival stages. Cheers & sláinte.”
Alain Ackermann – Drums
Rafael Salzmann – Guitar
Jonas Wolf – Guitar
Only two weeks ago, folk metal superstars ELUVEITIE have announced that their new line-up is finally set! They have taken a lot of time with the search for new musicians and now they have designed a new website on which there is a countdown to reveal the new formation! New and old band members will be presented little by little with wanted poster, videos and interviews. The complete new line-up will be unveiled on January 1st, just right before the band’s own festival, ‘Eluveitie & Friends’, will take place at Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland on the 6th/7th of January! At this festival, ELUVEITIE will perform with their new line-up for the first time!
On December 15th, the first new band member was revealed: their new drummer Alain Ackermann. On monday this week, Rafael Salzmann (guitars) was announced as well. This was probably not much of a surprise though, you’ve already seen and heard him at many shows and many tours. But now we’ve got some special news again: Please meet & welcome to the ELUVEITIE family the new guitar player Jonas Wolf!
That’s what Jonas’ personal friend, the legendary Tommy Vetterli of CORONER says about him: “I’ve worked with Jonas in the studio a couple of times! I’ve seen and heard him playing all kinds of music. Even though his heart is a 100% in metal, it doesn’t matter what he’s playing – it’s always at absolute top level!”
If you want to get more information about the new members, check their facebook homepages:
Alain Ackermann: http://www.facebook.com/officialalainackermann
Rafael Salzmann: http://www.facebook.com/salzmannrafael
Jonas Wolf: http://www.facebook.com/adventuresofthewolf
ELUVEITIE will also play songs of their current record, »Origins«. Order it here: http://smarturl.it/ELUVEITIE-Origins
ELUVEITIE is alive, complete and stronger than ever before! Because after the folk metal superstars had to part ways with some band members in May 2016, mourning and waiting is over: the new line-up is set, reports Nuclear Blast! It was a long tramp for the fans as well as for the band to get there. They have taken a lot of time with the search for new musicians and now they can present the possibly strongest line-up of the band! They’re very excited and can’t wait to storm the stages of the world!
Frontman Chrigel adds:
“It’s a great feeling to be complete again! We’re full of zest for action and looking forward to enter the world’s stages again!”
But who are these new members?
It is not revealed yet. But it will be worth it to check the completely new designed website of the band (http://www.eluveitie.ch ) from the 15th of December, because there will be a countdown to reveal the new line-up! New and old band members will be presented little by little with wanted poster, videos and interviews. The complete new line-up will be unvealed on January 5th, one day before the band’s own festival, Eluveitie & Friends, will take place at Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland! At this festival, ELUVEITIE will perform with their new line-up for the first time!
Make sure you don’t miss the festival and catch one of the last tickets to enjoy ELUVEITIE live and in full strength with their new line-up! Get your tickets here:
2-day passes: http://www.z-7.ch/event.php?eventid=1297
Friday, Jan 6th: http://www.z-7.ch/event.php?eventid=1295
Saturday, Jan 7th: http://www.z-7.ch/event.php?eventid=1296
ELUVEITIE will also play songs off their current record, »Origins«. Order it here: http://smarturl.it/ELUVEITIE-Origins
It has been rumoured for a long time and now it’s official: Folk metal superstars ELUVEITIE are working on their next album, reports Nuclear Blast Records! And it will be the long expected second part of their acoustic-concept “EVOCATION”!
The band plans to start the studio recording at the end of the year and to release the album next spring!
Mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann comments:
“We’re looking forward to “EVOCATION II”! The concept of the album sticks in our head already for years and it has matured a lot. Our second acoustic-album will continue the tradition of the first one but it will be even more rough, folk and mystic! It will be the celtic mythology in its pure culture, formed into music!”
Guitar player Rafael Salzmann adds:
“Exactly! We’re really motivated and creative as well. “EVOCATION II” will become definitely a folk-album filed in details!”
The band has also announced their first Swiss acoustic tour of 2016: Throughout these shows, ELUVEITIE will deliver exclusive tasters of what fans can expect from the new record in the form of some brand-new material.
This special tour will take place in DAS ZELT – Chapiteau PostFinance and will bring ELUVEITIE to the following cities:
23.09. CH DAS ZELT – Chapiteau PostFinance, Brig – Rhonesandterrain
07.10. CH DAS ZELT – Chapiteau PostFinance, Solothurn – Pier 11
05.11. CH DAS ZELT – Chapiteau PostFinance, Luzern – Alpenquai
Tickets & more info: http://www.daszelt.ch
ELUVEITIE will also play songs off their current record, »Origins«.
Order it here: http://smarturl.it/ELUVEITIE-Origins