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30th June 2017

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Today, the world is presented with a New Wave Of Folk Rock.

Regular MetalTalk readers and listeners will be more than aware of the remarkable progress that Cellar Darling have made since they formed less than a year ago and today the debut album by this remarkable, innovative and exciting group, 'This Is The Sound', is released.

Before we talk about the album and present you with some quality listening material, you can can get to know Anna, Merlin and Ivo a little better because we have a rather special exclusive video for you eight here.

This Q&A video was filmed in the beautiful Swiss mountains so it's a bit more exciting than our usual locations. Here it is, for your enjoyment.

As well as today being the release day of 'This Is The Sound', Cellar Darling have also released the lyric video of 'The Hermit', one of the fourteen tracks from 'This Is The Sound'.

"'Hoi polloi' is a Greek expression meaning 'the many'. 'The Hermit' is a song about the love of solitude and indisposition felt within society and towards other people", the band say about their new song. And with great hope for the future they add:

"Almost exactly one year after Cellar Darling came into existence, we could not be more proud to finally share our first album with you. It's been an intense, sometimes difficult, but always rewarding year - and first and foremost an incredibly creative one. We think you can hear it all on the album. And we can't wait to hear what you think about it.

"Now our focus lies on one thing, and one thing only: getting back on stage and celebrating our music with you, the best fans in the world - we can't wait to see you on the road!"

You can order 'This Is The Sound' in several different formats right hrtr.

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In the run up tp the album's release, Cellar Darling, who were signed by the world's biggest Metal label, Nuclear Blast, have unleashed a varierty of tracks from 'This Is The Sound', all of which you can see right here. Whatever you are doing right now, put it on hold and reward yourself with a superbly rich listening experience. You'll be very happy that you did...

In addition, the band released the first part of their album documentary, 'Out Of The Cellar, Into The Light”. Part 1, entitled 'This Is Who We Are'. It's a great insight into the band's past, the three characters who formed Cellar Darling and the glue that holds them together. Watch the documentary here:

In July and August, Cellar Darling will conquer the European stages and support Evanescence in Pratteln, before heading over to several summer festivals. The band have also just announced two headline shows in Switzerland this September and will also open for Delain this fall in Europe, during their very special tour featuring Marco Hietala of Nightwish.

Cellar Darling's UK debut will take place at the prestigious Koko venue in Camden as support to Delain on 1st November. Also on the bill are Serenity and tickts are available right here.

All Cellar Darling dates are as follows with more to follow soon.

8th July: CH Pratteln - Z7 (with Evanescence)
13th July: CH Montreux - Montreux Jazz Festival/Music in the Park
14th July: CH Bôle - ParaBôle Festival
18th August: D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
13th September: CH Kulturfabrik Kofmehl, Solothurn
14th September: CH Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich

with Delain and Serenity

26th October: F Paris - Alhambra
27th October: CH Pratteln - Z7
28th October: D Bochum - Zeche
29th October: D Munich - Backstage
31st October: NL Utrecht - Tivoli Vredenburg
1st November: UK London - Koko

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Anna Murphy, Ivo and Merlin said about their forthcoming UK debut when it was first announced:

"We've been asked to get our behinds over to the UK pretty much from day one. So we are very pleased to announce London as one of the very first official tour dates following the release of our debut album. We can't wait to see you all at the Koko on the 1st of November.

"A big thank you to Delain for inviting us on their very special Danse Macabre Tour with Nightwish's Marco Hietala.

"More dates are in the works, hopefully for the rest of the UK as well. Stay tuned!"

And finally, for now, Anna will be vyer special guest on Steve Göldby Talks Metal this coming Wednesday, 5th August 2017 from 4.00pm. You can listen on TotalRock radio right here and on our On Demand page afterwards right here. Anna gives an insight into every track on 'This Is The Sound', a rich, deep, captivating and thought provoking album which contains many stories told from within the songs.

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"We are extremely happy to be 'back home' after so many years as part of the Nuclear Blast family..."

Ian Sutherland

Exclusive Interview With Anna And Merlin




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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