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Delain

Formed: 2002
From: Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Delain News

Below is our complete Delain news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Delain Posts "Interlude" Preview Clip

Dutch symphonic metal act Delain posted up a preview clip for the upcoming "Interlude" extended EP. The release contains new tracks, covers, live material and reworked tracks. The release schedule for "Interlude" is as follows:

May 1, 2013 ESP/SWE/NOR
May 3, 2013 G/A/S/FIN & Benelux
May 6, 2013 Rest of Europe
May 7, 2013 USA/CAN/Rest of World

The track listing is:

1. Breathe On Me
2. Collars And Suits
3. Are You Done With Me (new single mix)
4. Such A Shame
5. Cordell
6. Smalltown Boy
7. We Are The Others (new ballad version)
8. Mother Machine (live)
9. Get The Devil Out Of Me (live)
10. Milk And Honey (live)
11. Invidia (live)
12. Electricity (live)
13. Not Enough (live) More...

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Kamelot Posts North American Tour Trailer

As was previously announced, symphonic metallers Kamelotwill be touring North America this fall in support of latest disc Silverthorn (reviewed here). The bands Delain and Eklipse will be opening all shows. Kamelot has also created a trailer for the upcoming North American tour, which can be viewed below.

For fans hoping to get a little more involved, the band will be offering up VIP packages at several of the tour stops. The VIP experience includes early entry to the show, a meet and greet with the band and an autographed commemorative poster. More...

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Kamelot Announces North American Tour

Symphonic metallers Kamelot will be touring North America this fall in support of latest disc "Silverthorn" (reviewed here).

The bands Delain and Eklipse will be opening all shows. Tickets for all shows are now available at this location.

"We are really looking forward to getting back on the road for our headline shows in the US and Canada, along with great support acts Delain and Eklipse, this tour will be something very special." adds Kamelot's Thomas Youngblood.

Delain's Charlotte Wessels added, "It has been way too long since our last tour with our friends in Kamelot! We're hugely looking forward to joining them on tour this Fall, and we're hugely looking forward to meeting YOU on the road rocking the US!"

For fans hoping to get a little more involved, Kamelot will be offering up VIP packages at several of the tour stops. The VIP experience includes early entry to the show, a meet and greet with the band and an autographed commemorative poster. More...

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Delain To Release Special LP "Interlude"

Fresh off signing a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records, Delain announced that the band will issue a special compilation album entitled "Interlude" in May. The album will feature brand new tracks, special versions and mixes of previously released tracks and a DVD of clips and live material from the band's performance at the Metal Female Voices Festival in Belgium last year.

The release schedule for "Interlude" is as follows:

May 1, 2013 ESP/SWE/NOR
May 3, 2013 G/A/S/FIN & Benelux
May 6, 2013 Rest of Europe
May 7, 2013 USA/CAN/Rest of World

The track listing is:

1. Breathe On Me
2. Collars And Suits
3. Are You Done With Me (new single mix)
4. Such A Shame
5. Cordell
6. Smalltown Boy
7. We Are The Others (new ballad version)
8. Mother Machine (live)
9. Get The Devil Out Of Me (live)
10. Milk And Honey (live)
11. Invidia (live)
12. Electricity (live)
13. Not Enough (live) More...

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Delain Signs Worldwide Deal With Napalm Records

Napalm Records announced that it has inked Dutch symphonic metal act Delain to a worldwide contract. The band recently issued its latest LP "We Are the Others" (see review over here) through Roadrunner in Europe and Sensory Records in North America.

The announcement reads: "Last week, Delain's Charlotte & Martijn hopped on a plane to Austria, in order to pay the Napalm Records headquarters a visit and to sign a worldwide contract. As you can see on the picture, they did it voluntarily without being coerced into anything. The new partnership was celebrated by hitting the snowy and icy slopes surrounding Eisenerz, where Austrian and Dutch racers met in a friendly competition. As behind the microphone, Charlotte gave 110% and broke her arm while racing to a well-deserved victory. Don’t worry though, she’s fine and Delain is the latest addition to the ever-growing Napalm Records family! Welcome!"

The band commented: "We are so much looking forward to the cooperation with Napalm Records. This is the perfect label for us, and this cooperation makes it possible for us to build on, and reach out to our fans."

Thomas Caser, Head Of Napalm A&R stated: "Having been a fan and follower of the band since its beginning, I personally am extremely proud that Delain are now part of our roster. The band shares our visions and together we will bring Delain to the top!" More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal Posts Final Lineup

The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.

The complete lineup is as follows:

3 Inches of Blood
Anaal Nathrakh
Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ektomorf
Ensiferum
ETECC
Evergrey
Fatal Smile
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween
Helstar
Holy Grail
Immolation
In Flames
Inquisition
Kreator
Lacuna Coil
Lizzy Borden
Metal Church More...

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Delain And Heidevolk Confirmed For 70K Tons Cruise

Promoters of the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, to be held from January 28, 2013 to February 1, 2013, have announced the addition of a Dutch two pack, symphonic metal band Delain and folk bank Heidevolk. Thirteen band are still left to be announced, but the updated lineup is as follows:

Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ensiferum
Evergrey
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween More...

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Delain To Headline Dames Of Darkness Fest

Dutch symphonic metal outfit Delain has been confirmed as the headliner for the upcoming 2013 Dames of Darkness Festival, which will take place at The Robin 2 in Bilston, near Birmingham. The event returns by popular demand after five years and is set to take place on Saturday, May 11th and features eight female fronted metal bands from the U.K. and Europe.

Also on the bill are Visions of Atlantis, Whyzdom, Apparition, Azylya, Ex-Libris, Incarna, and Chemikill. Tickets can be found at this location and further info is available over at Facebook here. More...

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Azylya To Play Dames Of Darkness Festival

WormHoleDeath Records has issued the following announcement about Azyla playing an upcoming festival:

"Azylya will blow you all away once again as they are confirmed at 'The Dames Of Darkness' Festival with Delain and more great bands. Please stay tuned as very soon we will announce the release date for their debut album Sweet Cerebral Destruction."

The festival is set to take place on May 11th, 2013 and further details can be found at this location. More...

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Serenity Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

Serenity, which recently performed at the Prog Power 2012 USA festival, has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming tour dates:

"Serenity wants to inform you that we had to cancel all shows for Nov/Dec 2012 in the Netherlands as support to the dutch band Delain.

"Please believe us that this was a really hard decision for all of us as there is no worse case scenario than cancelling a show. But to keep close to our tight time schedule for the upcoming album there - disappointingly - was no other way as release dates are already fixed. More on that very soon...

"In conjunction with the release of the next album we will tour all over Europe again. Promised... Also therefor a lot of dates are already fixed and we will release all info as soon as ALL DATES are fixed.

"We know that a lot of people have been looking forward to our shows with Delain. We will do everything to give you a new chance to see us. So please keep close to our website and our Facebook channel as we announce tour dates for 2013 in the coming months..."

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Delain Posts "We Are The Others" Music Video

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain posted up the new music video for the title track from the new LP "We Are the Others." The album was just released recently in North America through Sensory Records. A review of the album can be found at this location.

Check out "We Are the Others" here:

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Delain Streaming New Album

Following its release in Europe via Roadrunner Records, and in the Netherlands via CNR Entertainment, "We Are The Others" -- the third album from Dutch symphonic metal troupe Delain -- is out now in North America via Sensory Records.

"We Are The Others" is now streaming in its entirety via Blistering.com. You can play the songs here or in the player available below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"As always fronted by the soaring, vibrant vocals of Charlotte Wessels and drenched in the glorious keyboard passages of band founder ex-Within Temptation keyboardist, Martijn Westerholt, We Are The Others boasts twelve of the most epic Delain hymns to date, with the North American version containing four additional exclusive live bonus tracks.

"We Are The Others is an album littered with concepts in every aspect, from lyrically bridging fantasy with reality and actual events in history, to the steampunk-influenced cover art created by noted pop surrealist Glenn Arthur. DELAIN enlisted a massive production team for the recording, including Jacob Hellner (Rammstein, Apocalyptica), Fredrik Thomander and Anders Wikstrom (Scorpions, Backyard Babies), bringing every element of the album to life. The band met Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell at Wacken Open Air, which resulted in a guest appearance on the album." More...

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Delain To Release New LP In North America

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain announced that the band's forthcoming LP "We Are the Others" will be released in North America this summer through Sensory Records. The band previously announced that the album will be released on June 1, 2012 (Benelux/Germany) and June 4, 2012 (UK/FRA) through CNR Entertainment and Roadrunner Records.

The band is streaming the first single "Get the Devil Out of Me" at this location.

"We Are the Others" will also be available as a limited edition digipack, with four extra tracks. The standard track listing is as follows:

1. Mother Machine
2. Electricity
3. We Are The Others
4. Milk and Honey
5. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
6. I Want You
7. Where Is The Blood (feat. Burton C. Bell)
8. Generation Me
9. Babylon
10. Are You Done With Me
11. Get The Devil Out Of Me
12. Not Enough

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Delain Streaming New Song

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain is streaming the new single "Get the Devil Out Of Me," which will be released on April 13, 2012 (Benelux/Germany) and April 15, 2012 (UK). The song appears on the band's new LP "We Are the Others" which will be released on June 1, 2012 (Benelux/Germany) and June 4, 2012 (UK/FRA) through CNR Entertainment and Roadrunner Records. No North American date has yet been announced.

"We Are the Others" will also be available as a limited edition digipack, with four extra tracks. The standard track listing is as follows:

1. Mother Machine
2. Electricity
3. We Are The Others
4. Milk and Honey
5. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
6. I Want You
7. Where Is The Blood (feat. Burton C. Bell)
8. Generation Me
9. Babylon
10. Are You Done With Me
11. Get The Devil Out Of Me
12. Not Enough

Check out "Get the Devil Out of Me" here: More...

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Delain Announces Release Date For New LP

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain announced that the new LP "We Are the Others" will be released on June 1, 2012 (Benelux/Germany) and June 4, 2012 (UK) through CNR Entertainment and Roadrunner Records. The single "Get the Devil Out Of Me" will be released on April 13, 2012 (Benelux/Germany) and April 15, 2012 (UK). No North American date has been announced.

Vocalist Charlotte Wessels, had the following comments: "Getting 'We Are The Others' recorded has been a challenging process. However, I'm absolutely sure that it forced the best out of us. I'm in love with so many of the tracks on this record! Our fans have shown massive support in the run up to the release. Thank you all so much for that! Now that we've got the date fixed and this great new team behind us, I can't wait to get onstage and blow your minds with our new songs. You rock!!"

"We Are the Others" will also be available as a limited edition digipack, with four extra tracks. The standard track listing is as follows:

1. Mother Machine
2. Electricity
3. We Are The Others
4. Milk and Honey
5. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
6. I Want You
7. Where Is The Blood (feat. Burton C. Bell)
8. Generation Me
9. Babylon
10. Are You Done With Me
11. Get The Devil Out Of Me
12. Not Enough

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Delain Recruits After Forever Guitarist For Tour

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain announced that guitarist Timo Somers will sit out the band's upcoming European tour due to other obligations. The band recruited former After Forever guitarist Bas Maas as a guest for the tour.

The band posted the following update about the situation:

Recently there have been some developments at the guitar department of Delain. Our band demands a huge amount of time and energy from our band members. Since our guitar player Timo has a lot of musical activities besides Delain, we want to give him the time and space to pursue this as well. Until now that was not possible, but recently we received a huge reinforcement in the band. Guitarist Bas Maas is joining in our group to relief Timo for some shows this year. Some of you may know Bas from Doro or his previous band After Forever. We want to give Bas a warm welcome in Delain. He will join us at our European tour, and a couple shows this spring. See you all on the road!

The band begins the tour for the forthcoming new LP "We Are the Others" on April 26, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany with Trillium and Halcyon Way. For more information head over to this location. More...

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Delain Video Interview Available

Dutch symphonic metallers Delain gave Metal Hammer an exclusive interview ahead of their upcoming new album, "We Are The Others." Check out the footage in the player below or over at Metal Hammer's website here.

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Delain Posts "We Are The Others" Tour Promo

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain posted a promo clip for the band's upcoming tour with Trillium and Halcyon Way. The band will be supporting the forthcoming LP "We Are The Others." For tour dates and venues, head on over to this location.

Check out the video here:

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Delain Unveils Album Artwork And Track Listing

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain has unveiled the album artwork and track listing for the forthcoming LP "We Are The Others," the band's third studio release. No release date has been announced.

The band had the following comments in the most recent update on the release: "We are very proud to reveal the cover artwork and track listing of our third studio album 'We Are The Others.' As you might expect from us this album again offers some interesting collaborations, both in musical and visual terms. This record features none less then Fear Factory shouter Burton C Bell as a guest singer, and visual artist Glenn Arthur provided the cover artwork.

"Next to the title track 'We Are The Others,' the track listing below also reveals the song 'Where Is The Blood' featuring Burton C Bell (FEAR FACTORY). We met Burton at the Wacken Open Air festival a year ago and stayed in touch afterwards. When we were working on "Where is The Blood" we didn't hesitate to contact him for cooperation. He's done such an amazing job on the song turning the song into a most violent duet; his exceptional, raw voice fits perfectly to this song!

"The cover artwork was created by Glenn Arthur, a California based visual artist whose work is inspired by art nouveau design and steampunk imagery. Charlotte is a big admirer of Glenn’s work and she dedicated multiple blogs to his art. For the artwork of We Are The Others, we gave Glenn the lyrics to the song as inspiration. We’re incredibly happy with how the cover turned out. For more info on Glenn Arthur, check out his Facebook.

"We are very proud to have Burton and Glenn aboard on our album!

"The release date of We Are The Others is yet to be announced, keep checking this website for more news. The first show where we will play our brand new material live will be announced this Monday!" More...

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Halcyon Way Comments On Upcoming Tour

Halcyon Way is headed to Europe this spring when the band hits the road for a tour with Delain and Trillium. The tour kicks off April 26th in Hamburg, Germany and winds up May 16th in London.

Guitarist Jon Bodan commented about the upcoming tour: "We're very excited to be hitting the road again in Europe with Delain & Trillium this spring! It should be an epic tour with a great night of metal for all the fans. To celebrate the new year and the tour, fans new & old can get a special bundle deal on 'Building The Towers' and 'IndoctriNation' for only $20 including shipping, so visit the webshop and pick it up for super cheap!"

The tour dates are as follows:

April 26 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
April 27 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Lido, Berlin, Germany
April 28 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Progresja, Warzaw, Poland
April 29 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Masters of Rock Cafe, Zlin, Czech Republic
May 02 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Club 202, Budapest, Hungary
May 03 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Arena, Vienna, Austria
May 04 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Backstage, Munich, Germany
May 05 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Rock'n'Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia, Italy
May 06 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
May 08 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Gloria, Cologne, Germany
May 09 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium
May 10 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
May 11 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Alhambra, Paris, France
May 12 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium HMV Institute, Birmingham, UK
May 13 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Corporation, Sheffield, UK
May 15 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Academy 20, Manchester, UK
May 16 2012 - w. Delain and Trillium Koko, London, UK

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