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8th November 2017

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Words: Steve Göldby, Pictures: Robert Sutton

cellar darling

Cellar Darling's UK debut was a resounding success, despite an early billing on a midweek night in front of a partisan crowd who were here, in the main, to see headline act Delain.

Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter took up the challenge and easily won over a Koko audience who, due to organisational deficiencies, were still filing in to the venue long after the leading lady had untangled her hair from her hurdy-gurdy during the introduction to opener 'Black Moon'.

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It was always going to take more than a very minor mishap such as this to derail this superb group, now riding high on the success of this year's debut album, 'This Is The Sound', an apt title for a tremendous performance that resonated loud and clear.

With only half an hour to get their message across, Anna and her comrades wasted no time at all in powering through a blistering display of memorable songs that speak volumes and bristle with fire and life.

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It's been a staggering first year for Cellar Darling who, in the face of trial and adversity, have not only created a truly outstanding album, backed by the world's top Metal label, Nuclear Blast, but have taken it to the masses throughout Europe on the back of the Delain tour and subsequently taken a mighty leap towards establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with.

Expect a lot more from Cellar Darling because this really is the sound and it's going to get louder and louder.

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Anna Murphy is special guest on Steve Göldby Talks Metal today, Wednesday 8th November, at 4.00pm UK Time. The conversation took place very shortly after Cellar Darling had finished their performance at the Koko.

You can hear the conversation live on TotalRock here, then here on our On Demand page from 6.00pm.

Anna was also special guest on the show just after the release of 'This Is The Sound' and gave a track-by-track lowdown of the album. If you missed it first time round, you can listen again right here:

After a well earned week off following the Delain tour, Cellar Darling hit the road again this weekend supporting Lacuna Coil across Europe. After that, 2018 beckons and it's sure to a huge year for a band who are all set to conquer.

Cellar Darling dates with Lacuna Coil:

11th November: Andernach, Germany
12th November: Wörgl, Austria
13th November: Belgrade, Serbia
15th November: Bucharest, Romania
17th November: Sofia, Bulgaria
18th November: Thessaloniki, Greece
19th November: Athens, Greece
22nd November: Aarburg, Switzerland
24th November: Aschaffenburg, Germany
25th November: Leipzig, Germany
26th November: Weinheim, Germany
28th November: Toulouse, France
29th November: Zaragoza, Spain
1st December: Under The Doom Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
2nd December: Porto, Portugal
3rd December: Seville, Spain
4th December: Murcia, Spain
6th December: Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
7th December: Lyon, France
8th December: Vaureal, France
9th December: Diest, Belgium
10th December: Nancy, France
11th December: Bochum, Germany
13th December: Angers, France
14th December: Colmar, France
15th December: Hengelo, Netherlands
16th December: Festival De Noel a Limoges, France

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Steve Göldby's Heavy Metal Chronicles, 2008 - 2017

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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