DELAIN is: Charlotte Wessels, Martijn Westerholt, Ruben Israel,Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije, Timo Somers, Merel Bechtold and Bas Trumpie.
Dutch symphonic rockers DELAIN have been releasing and performing their signature catchy melodic metal sound worldwide for nearly a decade now. The four albums on their name include guest performances from the titans of the scene, among others: Sharon Den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION), Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH), Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY), Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY).
Having toured the globe with bands like NIGHTWISH, SABATON, WITHIN TEMPTATION and KAMELOT, and having rocked festivals like WACKEN, GRASPOP and FORTAROCK, DELAIN have strongly carved their niche within the scene.
Their latest chart hitting full-lenght THE HUMAN CONTRADICTION opened many doors for DELAIN as they graced the stages of Middle and South America, followed by an extensive EU Headline tour. Preparing for their next full length album, DELAIN has released their EP ‘Lunar Prelude’ on February 19th 2016. As 2016 marks the ten year anniversary of DELAIN, the year will be marked not only their fifth studio record, but also by a grand anniversary show in Paradiso, which will appear on DVD/Blu-Ray, CD and Vinyl through PledgeMusic. With all celebrations, new music, tours and festivals ahead, one can only fathom what the 2016 will bring for DELAIN!
DELAIN seem to be restless spirits: Their latest album 'The Human Contradiction' was released in 2014 on Napalm Records and gained high praise from both fans and the press alike. DELAIN followed up the release by touring the world with acts such as Sabaton, Within Temptation, and Nightwish, followed by a European headline tour that saw them conquering stages in sold out venues all over! Yet instead of resting on their success, DELAIN have hit the studio again to present a brand new epic endeavor: Lunar Prelude – the exciting EP by DELAIN, set to be released February 19th 2016 on Napalm Records!
Lunar Prelude, mastered by Grammy Award winning Ted Jensen, offers two brand new songs in the shape of the upbeat ‘Suckerpunch‘ and the melancholic ‘Turn The Lights Out’.
‘Don`t Let Go‘ (taken from 2014`s The Human Contradiction) comes in a brand new version, while the EP also contains four incredible live cuts, as well as an orchestral reprise of ‘Suckerpunch‘, all of which proving once again how DELAIN are blatantly known for their extremely catchy hooks, bewitching melodies, symphonic bombast, and of course a good solid dose of Metal! DELAIN have concocted a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of emotions, and with the EP title featuring the tell-tale word "Prelude", our hunger is left to grow for a next full-length album...coming in 2016!
DELAIN states: “Dear Delainers, our latest album The Human Contradiction has taken us on a great ride, performing hundreds of stages around the globe for all of you. We barely managed to catch our breaths from our most recent tours, yet we've already got some new music that we simply can't wait to share. In preparation of our next full length studio album, we'd like to present to you "Lunar Prelude", a collection of several brand new tracks, a new version of a familiar one, and live versions of some our favorite The Human Contradiction tracks. Today, we reveal the songs and face on "Lunar Prelude". Check out the track listing below and Glenn Arthur's cover art! We hope you enjoy this new release, Delainers. Thank you for inspiring us and sharing amazing moments with us. See you at the next gig!“
The tracklist of Lunar Prelude will read as follows:
2. Turn the Lights Out
3. Don't Let Go
4. Lullaby (Live 2015)
5. Stardust (Live 2015)
6. Here Come the Vultures (Live 2015)
7. Army of Dolls (Live 2015)
8. Suckerpunch Orchestra
Pre-order your copy now on: http://shop.napalmrecords.com/delain