Delain Premiere “Moth To A Flame” Lyric Video

Delain have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Moth To A Flame.” This track is from the band’s new album “Dark Waters,” which will be released on February 10.

Singer Diana Leah commented:

“This song was the last song written for our new album ‘Dark Waters’ and I’m proud to say I had the opportunity to write the lyrics for it! It has a deep meaning to me.”

Keyboardist Martijn Westerholt added:

“I’m extremely proud of this song. It’s one of the most upbeat songs on the album while also having the heaviest guitar riff, and Diana’s vocals are outstanding! It’s a killer combination that I think fans will love.”

Delain Premiere “Beneath” Music Video

Delain have premiered a new video for their new song “Beneath.” This track is from the band’s new album “Dark Waters,” which will be released on February 10.

Keyboardist Martijn Westerholt had the following to say about the new song:

“’Beneath’ is a perfect ambassador of the album and Delain as a whole because it encapsulates almost all of the recognizable Delain elements you will find on the album.”

He also added the following about the album:

“This album captures all elements Delain is known for – our distinctive heavy guitar riffs, massive orchestral parts, both heavy metal and pop vocals, rock opera vibes along with 80s synth sounds. In short, this is definitely a recognizable Delain album that contains classic ‘Delain elements’ while also moving forward with fresh influences.”

“Dark Waters” Track Listing:

01. “Hideaway Paradise”
02. “The Quest And The Curse”
03. “Beneath”
04. “Mirror Of Night”
05. “Tainted Hearts”
06. “The Cold”
07. “Moth To A Flame”
08. “Queen Of Shadow”
09. “Invictus”
10. “Underland”

Pantera, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Etc. Added To 2023 Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

Over 100 more artists have been added to next year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will be held in Dessel, Belgium on June 15-18 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Def Leppard
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Ghost
  • Gojira
  • Parkway Drive
  • 1914
  • Agnostic Front
  • Amon Amarth
  • Anti-Flag
  • Antimatter
  • Any Given Day
  • Arch Enemy
  • Architects
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Asking Alexandria
  • At The Gates
  • Avatar
  • Beast In Black
  • Behemoth
  • Billy Talent
  • Black Mirrors
  • Bloodywood
  • Butcher Babies
  • Cane Hill
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Clutch
  • Cradle Of Filth
  • Crowbar
  • Cyclone
  • Danko Jones
  • Dark Angel
  • Deathstars
  • Delain
  • Dieth
  • Dirkschneider
  • Disturbed
  • Draconian
  • Eluveitie
  • End
  • Enter Shikari
  • Epica
  • Escape The Fate
  • Evergrey
  • Exodus
  • Fever 333
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Finntroll
  • Greg Puciato
  • Halestorm
  • Hatebreed
  • Heidevolk
  • Hippotraktor
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • I Prevail
  • In Flames
  • Insomnium
  • Katatonia
  • Kissin’ Dynamite
  • Korpiklaani
  • Kreator
  • Landmvrks
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Less Than Jake
  • Life Of Agony
  • Lionheart
  • Loathe
  • Lorna Shore
  • Marduk
  • Meshuggah
  • Molybaron
  • Monster Magnet
  • Motionless In White
  • Novelists
  • Oceans
  • Orange Goblin
  • Orbit Culture
  • Papa Roach
  • Polaris
  • Rancid
  • Russkaja
  • Seether
  • Septicflesh
  • Sick Of It All
  • Skindred
  • Sleep Token
  • Soen
  • Sólstafir
  • Spiritbox
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Stray From The Path
  • Testament
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Answer
  • The Chats
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Halo Effect
  • The Luka State
  • The Menzingers
  • The Raven Age
  • The Winery Dogs
  • Three Days Grace
  • Thundermother
  • Unearth
  • Vicious Rumours
  • Voivod
  • Watain

Epica To Release “The Alchemy Project” In November, Share Music Video For “The Final Lullaby” Featuring Shining

Epica will be releasing a new mini-album, titled “The Alchemy Project,” on November 11. The guest-filled record can be pre-ordered HERE.

“The Alchemy Project” Track Listing:

01. “The Great Tribulation” [feat. Fleshgod Apocalypse]
02. “Wake The World” [feat. Phil Lanzon (Uriah Heep) & Tommy Karevik (Kamelot)]
03. “The Final Lullaby” [feat. Shining]
04. “Sirens – Of Blood And Water” [feat. Charlotte Wessels (ex-Delain) & Myrkur]
05. “Death Is Not The End” [feat. Frank Schiphorst (Mayan) & Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork)]
06. “Human Devastation” [feat. Henri Sattler (God Dethroned) & Sven de Caluwé (Aborted)]
07. “The Miner” [feat. Asim Searah (Damnation Plan), Niilo Sevänen (Insomnium), & Roel Van Helden (Powerwolf)]

A video for the effort’s first single, “The Final Lullaby” (feat. Shining), can be found below. Bassist Rob Van Der Loo said the following about that track:

“I’ve been a big fan of Shining since the first time I heard them. Our intention with ‘The Final Lullaby’ was to make a mash-up between Epica and Shining so we thought it would be a good idea if I would come up with some riffs that would be typical Shining and they would do the complete opposite.”

Delain Announce New Lineup, Premiere “The Quest And The Curse” Music Video

Delain have officially returned with a new lineup consisting of founder and keyboardist Martijn Westerholt, guitarist Ronald Landa, drummer Sander Zoer, singer Diana Leah, and bassist Ludovico Cioffi. With this news, the band have also released a new single titled “The Quest And The Curse.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Charlotte Wessels (Ex-Delain) Premieres “Afkicken” Music Video

Charlotte Wessels (ex-Delain) has premiered a new video for her song “Afkicken.” This track is from her latest album “Tales From Six Feet Under.” Wessels commented:

“From the moment I finished the track ‘Afkicken’ – my very first song in Dutch, I desperately wanted to tell the story of the song’s protagonist in a way that transcends language. I’m thrilled about this absolute fever dream of a video full of cults, monsters and murder I’ve put together with the amazing cast and VideoInk crew. This video isn’t only an ode to some of my favorite films; on a personal level, it presented some brand new experiences and challenges, from wild choreographies to some serious shape-shifting. I’m really excited to bring this one into the world!”

Charlotte Wessels (Ex-Delain) Premieres “Superhuman” Music Video

Charlotte Wessels (ex-Delain) has premiered a new video for her new song “Superhuman.” This track is from her new solo album “Tales From Six Feet Under,” which will be released on September 17.

Charlotte Wessels (Ex-Delain) To Release New Solo Album “Tales From Six Feet Under” In September

Charlotte Wessels (ex-Delain) will be releasing a new solo album titled “Tales From Six Feet Under” on September 17. The effort will feature some of the various songs that she has been sharing via Patreon.

“Tales From Six Feet Under” Track Listing:

01. “Superhuman”
02. “Afkicken”
03. “Masterpiece”
04. “Victor”
05. “New Mythology”
06. “Source Of The Flame”
07. “Cry Little Sister”
08. “Lizzie” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz)
09. “FSU” (2020)
10. “Soft Revolution”

Wessels commented:

“In May 2020, I started releasing a song every month on Patreon as an outlet for my surplus of music, and tracks I wrote that didn’t fit my band. The year that followed was an absolute roller coaster, from living through a global pandemic to closing a chapter so dear to me. It shows through these songs, made right here in my Six Feet Under home studio. Producing these songs with the support of a wonderful community has been a lifesaver during such turbulent times, and I’m happy to bring them out of the basement and into the world with this release. Let me tell you the ‘Tales From Six Feet Under’.”

Four Members Exit Delain, Martijn Westerholt To Continue Band As A Solo Project

Vocalist Charlotte Wessels, bassist Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije, guitarist Timo Somers, and drummer Joey de Boer have all exited Delain. The band will now continue as keyboardist Martijn Westerholt’s solo project.

Westerholt said the following:

“For the last year or so, the collaboration within the band ceased to work as well as it once had. Some of us were no longer happy with the current roles in the band. We all tried very hard to find a solution for over a year, but sadly we were unable to find one. As a result, we will all be going our own ways and pursuing our own endeavors.

I am very sad our cooperation has come to end, but at the same time I am very grateful for all the years we were able to work together. Together we toured the world, shared highs and lows, and met with many successes as well as times that pushed us to learn and grow. We all enjoyed meeting our fans and making new friends all over the globe. I would like to thank my fellow bandmates and wish Timo, Otto, Joey, and especially Charlotte the very best for the future. And I hope that will mean onwards and upwards to new musical adventures for each of them!

That being said, Delain will live on. The others have chosen to pursue different paths. I have decided to keep Delain alive by continuing on with writing and producing the music for Delain as I always have. I started Delain as a project in 2002 and for the next album I will take it back to a project form, releasing music with special guests. As it looks now many familiar faces will be returning to join me on this journey.

I can’t express my gratitude enough to all of you Delainers that have supported us over so many years. Your dedication to the music and the community you created for us has been overwhelming. Even though this situation is not ideal, change never usually is at first, I hope you will continue to join Delain on its new journey. This is not the end of Delain. It’s the end of a chapter, but also the beginning of a new one.”

Wessels also issued a statement:

“Delain has been my world for nearing 16 years, which is half of my life and my entire career. So it is with a heavy heart that I am confirming that Delain will continue as Martijn’s solo project, and my involvement with Delain ends here.

At this time, I know that you might have questions about the ‘why’ in all of this. I fully understand and respect that. Simply put, it is the sad conclusion of more than a year of trying to find solutions to built up grievances. Part of me feels like I’m letting all of you down, I’d like you to know that this decision was not taken lightly and I apologise to those of you who had high hopes of seeing all of us together live on stage again after lockdown. Until recently, I thought this might still be in the cards for us as well.

In the last 15 years we have released music that we have poured our heart and soul into. We have toured the world, rocked so many stages and met so many wonderful fans; I cherish all of that beyond measure. Every eye locked during a lyric, every front row high five, every after show hug (remember hugs?) From the sweaty hole in the wall to the Wembleys, Wackens, and Paradisos of our career. The memories we — band, crew, fans — have made together, will last forever. And in the end, they are more important to me than the differences that we couldn’t overcome, so that’s where I’d like the focus of the narrative to be.

So where do we go from here? Otto, Timo and Joey are also leaving Delain, but will carry on making music with their own projects. Make sure you’re following what they’re up to. I can’t wait to see and hear how they will take the world by storm. Martijn will continue with Delain, and although it may be painful at first to see a Delain that I’m not a part of, I do wish him the very best in this new chapter. Like any relationship, our creative partnership has required work at times, but it has also been incredibly fruitful and I am grateful for all the things that we made together. Finally, I hope that Delain remains a positive force in everyone’s lives. We Are The Others, always will be, and none of this changes that.

As for myself, I’ll keep writing and performing music. It is the thing that gives me joy and purpose.

I’m beyond grateful for my amazing community on Patreon, something that was supposed to be a side project from Delain, but will now be the primary place that I release music and create art and community. This platform allows me to keep creating independently and I am thankful for all patrons that make this possible. I am dedicated to bring you my absolute best, and look forward to making magic with all of you.

I welcome the future with open arms, and I hope to see you on my journey.”

Nightwish, Amorphis, Etc. Fire Booking Agent John Finberg Following Sexual Harassment, Bullying, Etc. Allegations

John Finberg, the owner of First Row Talent who worked as a booking agent for Nightwish, Epica, Amorphis, Delain, Amaranthe, Suffocation, Sonata Arctica, Overkill, etc., has been accused of sexual harassment, bullying, racism, sexism, and more. The allegations were shared in a new expose from Metalsucks, which details a number of disturbing incidents involving Finberg. You can read that piece HERE. You can also find statements from various artists, who have taken to social media to distance themselves from Finberg, below: