Dance, by Cellar Darling. Wait, what?

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I’ll be damned.

It’s astonishing what havoc a simple departure from Eluveitie can wreak. Yep, this is about Anna Murphy and her merry men who defected from the aforementioned band to found Cellar Darling in 2016. But this particular outfit never quite made it onto our radar for some reason.

Yet now, the band’s latest clip Dance finally scored a hit, and big time. Their newest concoction is quite a piece of work. And – I daresay – with a style that is pretty far removed from the pagan lore they pushed before.

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Lindsay Schoolcraft – Martyr (2019) – Review

Last updated on 27 December 2020

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The success of a band defines itself by the fan engagement it gets, on live events and any support medium currently available. It basically represents the sum of the actions of all its member musicians – and their hopefully outstanding contributions.

And many times you will find band members in these bands that seem to shine. And kinda stand out from the others, in the bright light the band and its brand disperses overall.

Then – suddenly – the shining ones decide to leave and tempt to go their own … [...] Click to raid more!

Eluveitie – Ategnatos (2019) – Review

Last updated on 5 April 2021

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I said it, didn’t I. After Evocation II released in 2017, I could already feel that this bright stage light for Fabienne Erni was not going to last for too long. So, here we find ourselves with Ategnatos, Eluveitie‘s newest in early 2019.

With a friggin’ 16 tracks crammed into one hour of air coverage. That is 3′ 45” of playtime for each track on average, exactly what the pop industry and the infamous labels demand for radio coverage. Well, kind of. Only, here we deal with Folk and … [...] Click to raid more!

Eluveitie – Evocation II – Pantheon (2017) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Eluveitie - Evocation II - Pantheon - Album Cover Monumental change took place within the confines of Eluveitie. Anna Murphy and her entourage (or faction, as evil tongues have it) left the band in 2016 seemingly in protest. And that meant long-time drummer Merlin Sutter and guitarist Ivo Henzi left with her to found Cellar Darling. Or – as the lore goes – Merlin got left first and the others chose to follow suit. 

Well, whatever the sequence of events may have been, fact is that the growler-in-chief had the decidedly thorny task to recruit and train a new crew. This may [...] Click to raid more!