Cellar Darling, SEVEN)SUNS

Cellar Darling


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

7:00 pm

Saint Vitus

$15.00 - $20.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Cellar Darling
Cellar Darling
Cellar Darling was formed by Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars & bass) in the summer of 2016. The trio has previously been part of the core of Switzerland's most successful metal band to date, Eluveitie, touring the world in 45+ countries on 6 continents for over a decade, and forming a bond that could overcome any adversity.
Anna, Ivo & Merlin have turned the departure from their old band into a new beginning, and have moved on to make their own music, while continuing the spirit of musical innovation they have become known for. Cellar Darling’s music is an epic, theatric combination of Ivo’s grand, heavy riffs, Merlin’s energetic drumming, and Anna’s unique, both powerful and fragile voice. Their sound is shaped by the hurdy-gurdy, with its signature folky, earthy tones, and their lyrics tell stories and tales both old and new, true to the band's stated mission: the reinvention of folk tales for our modern age as the very essence of what they once were.

With their very first release, the single ‘Challenge’, along with the bonus track ‘Fire, Wind & Earth’, released in September 2016 after an intense creative retreat, Cellar Darling is already breaking the boundaries between musical genres, blending rock, metal, and folky melodies into a powerful mix.

Cellar Darling are currently working on their debut album, scheduled for release in 2017.
SEVEN)SUNS is, according to the awesome people at Static Age Records in Asheville, NC, "Apocalyptic, Avant-Garde Chamber Metal". We liked that description so much that we edited our bio to reflect that change. Our repertoire is drawn from works by the members of the group, re-imagined string quartet versions of metal and hardcore songs, as well as music from the Western art music tradition that we decide fits our sound/time/place.

SEVEN)SUNS has played Terminal 5, The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, The Cell Theater, Firehouse Space, Shapeshifter Lab, and The Knitting Factory. We'll play a VFW hall if the promoter is cool. We'll play a university, have a workshop with students and maybe jumpstart a discussion about how genres so seemingly varied like metal and classical can reflect ideas such as class identity and how ultimately such constructs and labels are false. We'll play anywhere catharsis can happen.

This is what SEVEN)SUNS has been up to recently:

We did a cover Pantera's "This Love/Domination" and a cover of The Dillinger Escape Plan's "43% Burnt". The videos have received over 100,000 views combined and led to features on numerous heavy metal websites such as Metal Injection, SkullsandBones.com, and MetalSucks.net, among others.

This, in turn, has led to a collaboration with The Dillinger Escape Plan. We recorded string parts on a few songs on their upcoming album and as such, will be featured on it. As a fan, I can barely restrain myself from writing this in all caps.

We've worked with the composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, performing his work "A Civil Rights Reader as Democratic Vistas" featuring the writer and poet Carl Hancock Rux.

We've also enjoyed a residency at the chamber music retreat, Avaloch Farm, last year and count ourselves lucky enough to be invited to return this coming summer.

As far as upcoming events, in the works are shows this summer and fall at Rockwood in NYC and the metal club St. Vitus in Brooklyn.

SEVEN)SUNS recently received a generous grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council to write and perform a piece tentatively titled "Songs of the Voiceless" based on our visits to Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York City. We have been volunteering there playing music for inmates in conjunction with the Rangjung Dharma Prison Project- a Tibetan Buddhist organization whose mission is to teach meditation and provide guidance to inmates.


Amanda Lo: violin

Earl Maneein and Fung Chern Hwei: violin and viola

Jennifer DeVore: cello
Venue Information:
Saint Vitus
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222