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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.
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."
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.
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...
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...
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.
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,
Tel: 0121 233 1109
Winter In Eden (replacing Godyva)
November 8th at The Peel in Kingston, London:
160 CAMBRIDGE ROAD, KINGSTON,
SURREY KT1 3HH
TEL- 0208 546 3516
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.
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."
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...
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:
The line-up for Saturday, November 7th at The Asylum in Birmingham remains as:
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
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
10/17 METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VII Wieze
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:
Saturday, September 11:
Oceans of Sadness
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...
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
Dutch female fronted band Delain has issued the following statement about upcoming tour dates:
"After receiving a lot of emails and request from our British fans we decided it's about time to hit the UK with our first gig there. So Delain has just been confirmed as the headliner of the Femme metal festival, set to take place November 8, 2009 at The King's Hall in Herne Bay, Kent. Hope to see you there!
"After a successful tour with Kamelot and a sold out headline show at La Scène Bastille in Paris, Delain will be touring across France and Spain in October. The band looks forward to come back to France and Spain, and will hit Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona, Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Paris and Metz. Delain kicked off the festival season last weekend at Waldrock, and will continue at Graspop (Belgium), Fortarock (NL), Amphi Festival (Germany), Zwarte Cross (NL) and Lowlands (NL). More dates will be announced soon, so keep an eye on the Shows page!"
The band's entire list of upcoming tour dates is as follows: More...
The 2009 edition of Britain's Femme Metal Festival will take place on November 8th at the King's Hall in Herne Bay. Dutch band Delain has been confirmed as the headliner for the festival.
The other currently confirmed bands include: Cardamon, hAND, Apparition, Markize, Crimson Tear, and Sanity Falls.
UPDATE: Please note that the festival has been turned into a two-day event and the first day's location moved. Current details are: November 7th at The Asylum in Birmingham and November 8th at Chinnery's in Southend-on-sea.
Dutch metal band Delain is currently streaming online the title track of their upcoming album "April Rain." The song can be heard on the band's MySpace page.
The album's track listing is as follows:
01. April Rain
02. Stay Forever
04. Control the Storm
05. On the other side
06. Virtue and Vice
07. Go Away
08. Start Swimming
10. I’ll reach you
11. Nothing Left
Dutch metal band, Delain, has revealed the track listing and cover art for their eagerly awaited new album "April Rain," which will be released on March 30th. "April Rain" follows the successful 2006 debut "Lucidity."
"The new album 'April Rain' is a real group effort, that’s what we’re most proud of," says Martijn Westerholt, keyboard player and composer for Delain. After a successful tour in Germany in December 2008, Delain will launch the new album in Amsterdam on March 19th at a special event at the Melkweg venue. More...
American power/progressive metal band Kamelot has just announced the following spring tour dates.
"The concerts for this spring are selling fast! Make sure you get your tickets early. Here is the concert listing for dates in 2009: More...
Dutch metallers Delain have issued the following update:
February 9th will see the release of April Rain, the eagerly awaited new album from Dutch metal band Delain. April Rain follows the successful 2006 debut Lucidity, which sky-rocketed the career of the band in their home country of The Netherlands.
“The new album April Rain is a real group effort, that’s what we’re most proud of”, says Martijn Westerholt, keyboard player and composer for Delain.
Delain has been Westerholt’s project from the start and the debut Lucidity was recorded with a star studded cast of musical friends. More...