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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 Announces New Album Title & Tour

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain announced that the band's third release will be entitled "We Are The Others." The album is due out in the spring of 2012 through Roadrunner Records.

The band explains the album title as "an outsider's anthem, for everybody who, deliberately or not, diverts from the norm. Whether it's by looking different, acting different, or choosing a different path in life then is expected from you. We are the others: 'Forget about the norm. Take off your uniform.'"

Delain also announced that the band will head out on a European headlining tour in April with Amada Somerville's new project Trillium. Confirmed dates are as follows:

April 2012:

26 - GER - Hamburg - Grünspan
27 - GER - Berlin - Lido
28 - POL - Warsaw - Progresja
29 - CZE - Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe

May 2012:

2 - HUN - Budapest - Club 202
3 - AUT - Wien - Arena
4 - GER - München - Backstage
5 - ITA - Romagnano Sesia - Rock 'n' Roll Arena
6 - SWI - Pratteln - Z7
8 - GER - Köln - Gloria
9 - BEL - Vosselaar - Biebob
10 - GER - Karlsruhe - Substage
11 - FRA - Paris - Alhambra
12 - GBR - Birmingham - HMV Institute 2
13 - GBR - Sheffield - Corporation
15 - GBR - Manchester - O2 Academy
16 - GBR - London – Koko

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Delain Posts Video Blog #10 Studio Update

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain posted another video blog entry for the recording sessions of the band's third studio LP in Stockholm, Sweden. The release date and album title have not yet been announced. This video shows some outtakes from the guitar & bass recordings of the upcoming Delain album. This video was shot in Stockholm, where the band is working together with producer Jacob Hellner.

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Delain Posts New Video Blog Studio Update

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain posted another video blog entry for the recording sessions of the band's third studio LP in Stockholm, Sweden. The release date and album title have not yet been announced. In this update, singer Charlotte Wessels shows the recording of a verse of the new song "Milk and Honey."

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Delain Comments On Upcoming Tour

Delain has issued the following update about posting a new tour diary online and lining up a European tour with Serenity:

"Delain to tour Europe spring 2011 & Americas tour part III online! In preparation to our new album, we are proud to announce our European tour for spring next year. We are already very much looking forward to it! The Austrian band Serenity will support us at this tour. More gigs, dates and details will be announced later on!

"The third and final part of the video of the Americas tour is finally there on our YouTube channel! We hope you've enjoyed the tour videos so far and if you did: stay tuned for more. There's still some footage from other shows we're working on, which we hope to have online next month. Meanwhile, we're very busy writing for the upcoming album and very pleased with the material so far: We can't wait to share with you guys when the moment is there!"

29.04.2011 GBR Manchester Academy
30.04.2011 GBR London O2 Islington Academy
01.05.2011 GBR Glasgow The Cathouse
02.05.2011 GBR Leamington The Assembly
04.05.2011 FRA Strassbourg La Laiterie
05.05.2011 FRA Lyon CCO
06.05.2011 ESP Barcelona Salamandra
07.05.2011 ESP Madrid Sala Caracol
08.05.2011 FRA Marseille Poste a Galene
09.05.2011 ITA Milano Alcatraz
11.05.2011 SWI Luzern Schüür
12.05.2011 GER Stuttgart Röhre
13.05.2011 GER Aschaffenburg ColosSaal
14.05.2011 GER München Backstage
15.05.2011 HUN Budapest Diesel
17.05.2011 POL Warsaw Stodola
18.05.2011 GER Berlin K17
19.05.2011 GER Hamburg Knust
20.05.2011 GER Köln Underground
21.05.2010 FRA Paris Elysee Montmartre More...

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Delain Announces European Tour

Dutch symphonic metal act Delain have announced the dates for their forthcoming tour of Europe. The tour kicks off on April 29 in Manchester and runs until May 21 ending in Paris.

Delain European tour dates:
Apr. 29 - UK - Manchester - Academy 3
Apr. 30 - UK - London - O2 Islington Academy
May 01 - UK - Glasgow - The Cathouse
May 02 - UK - Leamington - The Assembly
May 04 - FRA - Strasbourg - La Laiterie
May 05 - FRA - Lyon - CCO
May 06 - ESP - Barcelona - Salamandra1
May 07 - ESP - Madrid - Sala Caracol
May 08 - FRA - Marseille - Poste a Galene
May 09 - ITA - Milano - Alcatraz
May 11 - SWI - Luzern - Schüür
May 12 - GER - Stuttgart - Röhre
May 13 - GER - Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
May 14 - GER - München - Backstage
May 15 - HUN - Budapest - Diesel
May 17 - POL - Warsaw - Stodola
May 18 - GER - Berlin - K17
May 19 - GER - Hamburg - Knust
May 20 - GER - Köln - Underground
May 21 - FRA - Paris - Elysee Montmartre

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ProgPower USA XI Lineup Announced

The full lineup for the 11th annual installment of ProgPower USA has been finalized for this September's festivities. The event, which is held in Atlanta, Georgia, will include a plethora of both stateside and European acts, including headlining acts Kamelot, Accept, and Hammerfall, along with Turisas, Nocturnal Rites, and more. This year's festival will also mark the first American appearances from Paradox, Leprous, Delain, Tarot (featuring Marcto Hietala of Nightwish), Seventh Wonder, and many more international acts.

In addition to the main two days of the event, there will be two days of pre-fest shows and activities based around ProgPower, including a Mid-Week Mayhem show on Wednesday, September 8th, and a Fest Kick-Off Show on Thursday, September 9th. More information on the festival can be found at this location.

The festival's itinerary is as follows: More...

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Delain Welcomes New Bassist

Dutch metal band Delain has issued the following update welcoming their new bassist:

"We would like to introduce to you with pride our new fulltime Delain-member, Otto ‘the baron’ Schimmelpenninck van der Oije (Detonation), who will replace Rob on the bass. We are very happy to welcome Otto to the Delain family. Starting from our upcoming UK tour, he will join Delain live on stage. We will update our member profiles soon. Until then, you can get to know Otto by visiting his myspace."

"We would like to thank Rob for his years of dedication, musical craftmanship and the good times we had throughout the years. Rob’s official last show with delain will be at the Mezz in Breda."

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Krypteria to Tour Germany with Doro Again

After touring with Doro Pesch in December 2009, German goth metallers Krypteria will once again open for the metal queen this spring on her German tour. Confirmed dates are:

Mar. 13 Duesseldorf, GER - Burgwaechter Castello
Apr. 16 Goerisried, GER - Festplatz
Apr. 30 Bostalsee, GER - Walpurgisschlacht Open Air
May 07 Bruchsal, GER - Fabrik
May 08 Wetzlar, GER - Naunheim Festplatz
May 09 Regensburg, GER - Kulturzelt

Prior to kicking off the mega event for Doro's 2500 concert on March 13th in Duesseldorf, Krypteria will perform as special guests of Delain at Enschede's "Atak" on February 27. More information can be found at this location.

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Delain Posts Tour Diary

Dutch female fronted band Delain has posted a tour diary online detailing their recent tour dates. Excerpts from the diary follows:

"Tour diary day 1, November 12th, Prague. It's the first day of our five week European tour with Sonata Arctica. Yesterday we left from Holland for our longest tour so far. We picked up the band Winterborn on the way, they will be our bus mates this tour. Right now we're in the catering room of Club Roxy, waiting for our sound check in 10 minutes. I'm looking forward to the show and I'm very curious for the respond of the Sonata fans. We'll see tonight, and of course I'll let you all know! More...

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Femme Metal Fest 2009 at the Asylum, Birmingham

The Femme Metal Fest 2009, the first of what is set to be an annual event, was a huge success, with a great turnout and amazing performances. Before the Femme Metal Festival had even started, anticipation was running high outside the Asylum in Birmingham, where I took the opportunity to ask my fellow festival-ers who they were looking forward to watching. Unsurprisingly, symphonic metal band Delain came out on top, with everyone I asked excited at the prospect of witnessing their first ever UK gig. More...

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Leaves' Eyes Confirmed For Prog Power XI

Leaves' Eyes has been confirmed for next year's ProgPower USA XI festival, which takes place on September 8th-11th in Atlanta, Georgia. Other currently confirmed bands include Kamelot, Hammerfall, Nocturnal Rites, Tarot, Tyr, Delain, Seventh Wonder, DGM, Oceans of Sadness, Stormwarrior, Paradox, and Illusion Suite. More info on the festival can be found here.

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Metalunderground.com Sponsors Femme Metal Fest

Metalunderground.com is proud to sponsor this weekend's Femme Metal Festival, a new UK festival that showcases female fronted metal/rock/gothic music. The festival is held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK. This year's event is the first of what is to be an annual festival.

The festival is a two-day event, taking place on November 7th and 8th at different venues in Birmingham and London, respectively, and features some excellent female fronted and all female bands in metal, including up and comers Delain, Sirenia, hAND, Soulgrind, Winter In Eden, and more. Here are the details and respective line-ups:

November 7th at The Asylum in Birmingham
38-43 Hampton Street,
B19 3LS
Tel: 0121 233 1109

Winter In Eden (replacing Godyva)
Winter Storm

November 8th at The Peel in Kingston, London:
TEL- 0208 546 3516

Sanity Falls
Crimson Tears

Tickets are available only from the Femme Metal Store. Price per ticket per day is £12.50 + 50p for recorded delivery.

In the weeks leading up to the festival, Beth, our dedicated U.K. correspondent, has been interviewing the bands on the roster. You can check out our extensive coverage here and expect more interviews and coverage from the Saturday show as well.

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Delain Bassist To Sit Out Tour

Dutch female fronted band Delain has issued the following announcement about their bassist Rob van der Loo sitting out their upcoming European tour:

"Because our band mate Rob has a lot of personal stuff going on in December he will not able to accompany us at our European tour with Sonata Arctica. However we already found a really good replacement for Rob. Bass-Guitar player Roel Vink wil take care of Rob's job at this tour. They know each other from their mutual former band Sun Caged. However Rob will play the Dutch gigs of the tour."

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Delain Posts "Stay Forever" Music Video

Dutch female fronted band Delain has posted a music video online for the song "Stay Forever." The video clip can be viewed below. "Stay Forever" is from Delain's most recent album "April Rain." More...

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Femme Metal Festival Changes Sunday's Venue

Due to a huge demand to move the second day of the Femme Metal Festival to a more accessible location, it is now going to be held in The Peel in Kingston, London on Sunday, November 8, 2009 (same date and line-up, new venue). The venue is smaller than the previous one, but given the location makes it much more accessible. You can find out more about the venue on their website.

The line up for this day still remains as:

Sanity Falls
Crimson Tears

The line-up for Saturday, November 7th at The Asylum in Birmingham remains as:

Winter Storm

For more information about the festival, visit femmemetalfestival.com. Tickets are on sale at the Femme Metal Store only.

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Delain Updates Tour Schedule

Dutch female fronted band Delain have updated their tour schedule with the following dates:

10/2 La Ramier Toulouse
10/3 Ritmo y Compas Madrid
10/4 Salamandra 1 Barcelona
10/5 Poste a Galene Marseille
10/6 Ninkasi Kao Lyon
10/7 La Laiterie Main Hall Strasbourg
10/8 Elysee Montmartre Paris
10/11 Arena - Tatto The Mind Festival Metz
10/17 Metal Female Voices Fest Wieze
10/31 Broerekerk Zwolle
11/8 The Kings Hall Kent
11/12 Club Roxy Prague
11/13 Masters of Rock Cafe Zlin
11/14 Cassosport Hall Kosice
11/15 SKC Belgrad
11/17 Petöfi Csamok Budapest
11/18 Boogaloo Zagreb
11/19 Szene Vienna
11/20 Backstage München
11/22 Z7 Pratteln
11/23 Longhorn Stuttgart
11/24 Löwensaal Nürnberg
11/25 Alcatraz Milan
11/29 Theatre Barbey Bordeaux
12/2 FZW Dortmund
12/3 Carling Academy Islington London
12/4 Hard Rock Hell Fest Prestatyn
12/5 JB’s Dudly
12/6 Hof Ter Lo Antwerp
12/8 Capitol Hannover
12/9 013 Tilburg
12/10 Paradiso Amsterdam
12/12 Folken Stavanger
12/13 Sentrum Scene Oslo
12/14 Trädgårn Gothenburg
12/15 Klubben Stockholm

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Whyzdom Updates Tour Schedule

Gothic metallers Whyzdom will be hitting the road starting tomorrow supporting Delain on tour. Whyzdom's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

10/2 supporting DELAIN - Le Ramier Toulouse
10/3 supporting DELAIN - Ritmo Y Compas Madrid
10/4 supporting DELAIN - Salamandra 1 Barcelona
10/5 supporting DELAIN - Le Poste à Galène Marseille
10/6 supporting DELAIN - Ninkasi Kao Lyon
10/7 supporting DELAIN - La Laiterie Strasbourg
10/8 supporting DELAIN - Elysee Montmartre Paris

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Delain Confirmed For ProgPower USA XI

Dutch female fronted band Delain has issued the following announcement about appearing at the ProgPower USA XI festival:

"We are happy to announce Delain is going to play in the US for the first time. On September 11, 2010 Delain will be playing the ProgPower USA XI. ProgPower USA began in 2001. The first festival was held in Lansing, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, at J.J. Kelley's. The subsequent events have been held in Atlanta, Georgia, at Earthlink Live (formerly and again Center Stage Atlanta)."

The lineup for next year's event is currently as follows:

Friday, September 10:
Nocturnal Rites
Seventh Wonder
Illusion Suite

Saturday, September 11:
Oceans of Sadness

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Delain Issues New Road Report

Dutch female fronted band Delain has issued the following road report and announcement about shooting a music video:

"With the recordings of a new videoclip on saturday, and a performance on Hollands biggest festival (and also western Europes biggest motorcross) on sunday, this weekend has been very exciting for Delain.

"The weekend started very early on saturday to look around on the location for the video. The owner of the place is an artist who makes his art out of old vinyl records. We all quite liked it accept for Ronald who was upset with the cut up metallica records. At 8.30, our make-up artist Nadia carefully brushed away the evidence of the early morning under our eyes and made us look like rockstars again. From 9 in the morning untill midnight we've been working on the video. All went very smooth and, without even having seen the result yet, we want to thank our video crew for making this awesome day possible. Here are some pictures of the day, not too much though, we don't want to spoil the surprise! ;)

"At the end of the day we all went home very satisfied and tired. the band crashed at Martijn's and Charlottes place to be closer to the location of the festival of the next day. The Zwarte Cross Festival! More...

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Whyzdom to Support Delain on Tour

Whyzdom will be supporting Delain on the following tour dates:

02 Oct – Toulouse – Le Ramier
03 Oct – Madrid – Ritmo y Compas
04 Oct – Barcelona – Salamandra 1
05 Oct – Marseille – Le Poste a Galène
06 Oct – Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
07 Oct – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
08 Oct – Paris - Elysee Montmartre

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