Swiss trio Cellar Darling unveils the first single off their upcoming record which is due out next year via Nuclear Blast Records. With “Insomnia”, the trio takes you on a heavy progressive journey in the company of epic hurdy-gurdy, flute, grand piano and a haunting hammond organ. Watch the enthralling animated video for the track below.
Cellar Darling formed in summer 2016 when Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars & bass) left Switzerland’s most successful metal act to date, the folk metallers Eluveitie. The trio released their debut album “This Is The Sound” in June 2017, introducing a new wave of folk rock. Since then, Cellar Darling have reported about working on a new material several times. Today, the band presents the first song of their second album.
“It was written at night in the presence of a bat, sleep being just a distant memory,” says the band on the account of the new track and how it came to life. “While this song is quite the trip in itself, it is only a small leg of an epic journey. A journey we can’t wait to share with you, but for now we must leave you in the dark… Until then we hope you enjoy this story of a tortured soul, bewitched by an unhealthy love, seeking something impossible immersed in sleep-deprived mood swings and unruly hallucinations.”
“Insomnia” was recorded at Soundfarm & New Sound Studio. It’s a co-production between Tommy Vetterli and Cellar Darling vocalist and hurdy-gurdy player Anna Murphy. The grand piano and hammond organ heard in the song were performed by Fredy Schnyder. Watch the mysterious animated video for “Insomnia” by Costin Chioreanu below.
The band will be touring UK & Ireland in March 2019. Check the dates here.