Delain To Release New Album “Apocalypse & Chill” In February

Delain have announced that their new album “Apocalypse & Chill” will be released on February 7. The band commented:

“We think this ‘Apocalypse & Chill’ will surprise our listeners. It is heavy with new influences and we’re really curious to find out how our audience will respond to that.”

“Apocalypse & Chill” Track Listing:

01. “One Second”
02. “We Had Everything”
03. “Chemical Redemption”
04. “Burning Bridges”
05. “Vengeance”
06. “To Live Is To Die”
07. “Let’s Dance”
08. “Creatures”
09. “Ghost House Heart”
10. “Masters Of Destiny”
11. “Legions Of The Lost”
12. “The Greatest Escape”
13. “Combustion”

Delain Premiere “One Second” Lyric Video

Delain have premiered a lyric video for their new song “One Second.” The band commented:

“We’re happy to present our new single ‘One Second’, an eclectic anthem about falling for that long lost love over and over again. Contrasting our previous orchestral singles, ‘One Second’ showcases the other side of our upcoming album; this song features snappy riffs and a chorus we can’t wait to hear you sing along with, courtesy of Timo Somers. The video was shot on the road in North America. Make sure to catch our upcoming gigs in the U.S. and Europe.”

Delain Premiere “Burning Bridges” Music Video

Delain have premiered a new video for their new song “Burning Bridges.” The band commented:

“We are proud to present ‘Burning Bridges’, the first track off our sixth full-studio album. With its energy and bombast, the track marries some of our favorite musical elements, and introduces a real-life choir as a new color on our palate. We hope you enjoy the track, along with its video, shot in beautiful Snowdonia.”

Delain Perform New Song “Burning Bridges” Live

During their September 19 show in Philadelphia, PA, Delain performed their new song “Burning Bridges” live for the first time. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. An official video for “Burning Bridges” is expected to be released on September 27.

Delain Drummer Joey De Boer To Miss Upcoming Shows

Delain drummer Joey De Boer will be missing the initial dates of the band’s tour with Amorphis and Anneke Van Giersbergen due to visa issues. During his absence, Amorphis drummer Jan Rechberger will be filling in.

The band commented:

“Dear Delainers,

Due to circumstances unforeseen and beyond our control, there has been a delay in our drummer Joey’s US visa.

We have been assured that the visa will be approved, but it may take as much as a couple of weeks to get processed.

Therefore we have to inform you that sadly, Joey will not make it to the US in time to perform at least the first run of the tour with us.

Although we are deeply disappointed by the situation, we fortunately have a solution to rock out with all of you US Delainers as planned.

We are very grateful that Amorphis’ drummer Jan Rechberger has offered to perform double duty this tour and take his place behind the drums with Delain as well. Many thanks to him!

Please keep your fingers crossed for Joey and we look forward to starting our US tour in a few days!

See you soon!”

Guitarist Merel Bechtold Exits Delain

Merel Bechtold has announced her departure from Delain. The guitarist’s final performance with the band will take place on June 23 at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium,

The band commented:

“Dear Delainers,

Today we are sharing the news with you that Merel has decided to leave Delain and focus on different musical ambitions. Merel’s performance with us at Graspop will be her last show as a permanent band member of Delain. We are aware this is very short notice, and this we regret for those of you who wanted to catch a last show with her as a part of the team. However, this is a friendly departure, and we are respecting Merel’s wishes in doing so. We had an amazing ride sharing the stage with this fireball and we are excited to see the results of her new
endeavours.”

Bechtold added:

“Dear all, I am sorry to inform you that on Graspop I will play my last show with Delain. After almost five amazing years the time has come for me to focus on my own dreams. Because of my previous band commitments my attention diverged from my own music and the path I want to follow, and I feel I need to give myself the time and opportunity to explore my musical ambitions. This is probably the hardest decision of my life, but in the end it’s important to follow your heart and be happy. I want to thank my bandmates and crew, I will miss you dearly! Also huge thanks to all the amazing people I’ve met on the road. And most importantly I want to thank YOU for all those amazing and warm memories! It’s been a pleasure.”

The group continued:

“Although we will miss Merel on the road with us, we realise that our busy schedules require loads of time and commitment, and we understand and respect her decision to focus on her own path. We will continue performing live as a five-piece as before, and look forward to finishing the work for our upcoming studio album, the upcoming festival season, our US tour with Amorphis and Anneke van Giersbergen and our European Masters Of Destiny Tour. We hope to see you all soon! Thank you Merel, we wish you nothing but the best!”

Delain Premiere “Masters Of Destiny” Video

Delain have premiered a new video for their new song “Masters Of Destiny.” This track is from their “Hunter’s Moon” release, which will be available on February 22. That effort will include four new tracks, ten live songs, and a Blu-ray that was shot at Utrecht Tivoli. That set featured Nightwish’s Marco Hietala and other guests.

The group commented:

“This is an exciting release for us, and a special one too on account of the fact that we chose one of our more elaborate and unconventional compositions for our first single, showcasing another side of ourselves as a band. We wanted to make the video like an extension to the music; to match the orchestral, instrumental and vocal bombast of the song with visuals of nature in all its grandeur, and we found the perfect backdrop for this in beautiful Iceland. We are very proud to present to you the music video for our brand new track ‘Masters Of Destiny’. We hope you enjoy the journey.”