BREAKING NEWS:CELLAR DARLING SIGN WITH NUCLEAR BLAST 19th January 2017
Cellar Darling, the band we have championed since we announced their formation on 23rd September 2016, have signed with Metal giants Nuclear Blast in a move that is sure to put the Swiss folk Metallers on the global stage.
Things have moved fast since the band received their first UK radio airplay last week on Steve Göldby Talks Metal, the same week they entered the studio to begin work on their debut album. That album is now set for the major success it deserves with the backing of the world's biggest Heavy Metal record label.
Cellar Darling are Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter and they were delighted to collectively tell us:
"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!"
As you may gather from the reference to "back home", Nuclear Blast are no strangers to the three virtuosos, as all are former members of Eluveitie.
We asked drummer Merlin Sutter in Cellar Darling's first ever UK interview back in October 2016, how long he thought it would take before Cellar Darling are recognised in their own right and publications such as MetalTalk can drop the phrase "ex-Eluveitie"? Merlin told us:
"You never know, but I am pretty confident that we are going to kick ass in our own right as soon as we can get our own behinds on tour. I'm also aware of the reality that the 'ex-Eluveitie' is probably going to keep popping up for a long, long time.
"Just recently I've read an interview with Max Cavalera yet again chewing through the Sepultura discussion [smiles]. I don't mind it too much though. I'm very proud of what we are doing here and I was also proud of what we've achieved together in Eluveitie – as long as people judge our music by itself, I'm totally fine with some phrases."
That day has now moved several steps closer and Nuclear Blast have just told us that more news will follow soon.