Track Of The Day: Delain
More female fronted Dutch symphonic goth metallers? Believe it, But Delain aren’t just another Within Temptation wannabe. They’ve got their own style, as you’ll see with the latest Track Of The Day. Check out all the recent Tracks Of The Day at www.classicrockmagazine.com/tag/track-of-the-day
Delain started out in 2002, when former Within Temptation keyboard player Martijn Westerholt teamed up with vocalist Charlotte Wessels, guitarists Ewout Pieters, bassist Rob van der Loo and drummer Sander Zoer.
First album, Lucidity, was released in 2006, and featured guest appearances from Marco Hietala of Nightwish and Liv Kristine of Leaves Eyes. It established the band’s individual twist on the whole symphonic metal manoeuvre. They have something in common with a lot of other bands, but also their own hard rockin’ creativity.
This is even more obvious on new album April Rain, due out through Roadrunner in the UK on January 25. With Pieters replaced by Ronald Landa, the band have stepped everything up another gear.
They’ll be back in the UK during the Spring, playing London Relentless Garage March 21, Nottingham Rock City 22, Glasgow Cathouse 23, Dudley JB’s 24, Leeds Rio’s 25. Oh, and Pieters is now back, having replaced Landa.
Download the track Control The Storm for free at http://site.delain.nl/index.php?page=152
For further info on the band, go to http://site.delain.nl