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:

Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz & Delain’s Charlotte Wessels Team Up On New Song “Lizzie”

Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz and Delain’s Charlotte Wessels have joined forces for a new song titled “Lizzie.“ The full track is available on both of their Patreon accounts.

White-Gluz commented:

“Today is the day!

I’m so incredibly proud to share the project that has kept me bubbling with ideas and not sleeping for the past couple weeks – “Lizzie”!

Just now, on both @charlottewessels and my own @patreon pages (links in our bios) we are sharing the music video for our song “Lizzie”, which is actually a three-way, all-woman collaboration with the deceased artist #ElizabethSiddal .

Doing this kind of thing ON TOP of our main bands is an incredible amount of work, but so rewarding! It is made possible by the support of our patrons (my #Beastlings!)

So – in return, the members of my FanClub and Charlotte’s page get all sorts of perks and today they get the whole song, the whole music video and even isolated stems so they can remix the song or sing and play along with us.
Thank you, Charlotte, for this amazing experience!!

Please feel free to head over to #Patreon and check out more, we would love to have you.
Enjoy!”

A teaser can be found below:

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Today is the day! I’m so incredibly proud to share the project that has kept me bubbling with ideas and not sleeping for the past couple weeks – “Lizzie”! Just now, on both @charlottewessels and my own @patreon pages (links in our bios) we are sharing the music video for our song “Lizzie”, which is actually a three-way, all-woman collaboration with the deceased artist #ElizabethSiddal . Doing this kind of thing ON TOP of our main bands is an incredible amount of work, but so rewarding! It is made possible by the support of our patrons (my #Beastlings!) So – in return, the members of my FanClub and Charlotte’s page get all sorts of perks and today they get the whole song, the whole music video and even isolated stems so they can remix the song or sing and play along with us. Thank you, Charlotte, for this amazing experience!! Please feel free to head over to #Patreon and check out more, we would love to have you. Enjoy! 𝒜 𝒮𝒾𝓁𝑒𝓃𝓉 𝒲𝑜𝑜𝒹 𝐵𝓎 𝐸𝓁𝒾𝓏𝒶𝒷𝑒𝓉𝒽 𝒮𝒾𝒹𝒹𝒶𝓁 𝒪 𝓈𝒾𝓁𝑒𝓃𝓉 𝓌𝑜𝑜𝒹, 𝐼 𝑒𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝑒 𝒲𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝒶 𝒽𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓉 𝓈𝑜 𝒻𝓊𝓁𝓁 𝑜𝒻 𝓂𝒾𝓈𝑒𝓇𝓎 𝐹𝑜𝓇 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓋𝑜𝒾𝒸𝑒𝓈 𝒻𝓇𝑜𝓂 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓉𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓈 𝒜𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒻𝑒𝓇𝓃𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒸𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒶𝒷𝑜𝓊𝓉 𝓂𝓎 𝓀𝓃𝑒𝑒𝓈. 𝐼𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝓎 𝒹𝒶𝓇𝓀𝑒𝓈𝓉 𝓈𝒽𝒶𝒹𝑜𝓌 𝓁𝑒𝓉 𝓂𝑒 𝓈𝒾𝓉 𝒲𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑔𝓇𝑒𝓎 𝑜𝓌𝓁𝓈 𝒶𝒷𝑜𝓊𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝑒 𝒻𝓁𝒾𝓉; 𝒯𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓁𝓁 𝐼 𝒶𝓈𝓀 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝑒 𝒶 𝒷𝑜𝑜𝓃, 𝒯𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝐼 𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝒻𝒶𝒾𝓃𝓉 𝑜𝓇 𝒹𝒾𝑒 𝑜𝓇 𝓈𝓌𝑜𝑜𝓃. 𝒢𝒶𝓏𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝒽𝓇𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑔𝓁𝑜𝑜𝓂 𝓁𝒾𝓀𝑒 𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝒲𝒽𝑜𝓈𝑒 𝓁𝒾𝒻𝑒 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒽𝑜𝓅𝑒𝓈 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝒶𝓁𝓈𝑜 𝒹𝑜𝓃𝑒, 𝐹𝓇𝑜𝓏𝑒𝓃 𝓁𝒾𝓀𝑒 𝒶 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑜𝒻 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝐼 𝓈𝒾𝓉 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝓎 𝓈𝒽𝒶𝒹𝑜𝓌 𝒷𝓊𝓉 𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝒶𝓁𝑜𝓃𝑒. 𝒞𝒶𝓃 𝒢𝑜𝒹 𝒷𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒷𝒶𝒸𝓀 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒹𝒶𝓎 𝓌𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝓌𝑒 𝓉𝓌𝑜 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝑜𝒹 𝐵𝑒𝓃𝑒𝒶𝓉𝒽 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒸𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑔𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓈 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒹𝒶𝓇𝓀 𝓌𝑜𝑜𝒹?

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Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Confirmed For 2021 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France. The event will take place on June 18-20, 2021 and it will feature a majority of the bands that were previously booked for the scrapped 2020 edition.

Lineup:

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
Opeth
Leprous
Soen
Ego Kill Talent
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghostemane
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
Danko Jones
The Wildhearts
Laura Cox

Temple Stage:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Altar Stage:

Obituary
At The Gates
Death DTA
Entombed A.D.
Grave
Cadaver
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Warzone Stage:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Dog Eat Dog
Slapshot
Cro-Mags
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley Stage:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
OM
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Puscifer
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Northlane
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daisies
Galactic Empire

Temple Stage:

Wardruna
The Hu
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einjerjer
Helheim
Aktarium
Artus

Altar Stage:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Loudblast
Exciter
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Warzone Stage:

Social Distortion
The Toy Dolls
Agnostic Front
Reverent Horton Heat
Anti-Flag
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley Stage:

Envy
Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet
John Garcia & The Band Of Gold
High On Fire
Pelican
Me And That Man
The Picturebooks
Duel
Point Mort

June 20:

Mainstage 01:

System Of A Down
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Delain
Sortilege
Battle Beast
Tempt

Temple Stage:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onirique
Deliverance

Altar Stage:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Warzone Stage:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Rotting Out
Landmvrks
Wolfpack

Valley Stage:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
3TEETH
Hangman’s Chair
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Ecstatic Vision

Kamelot To Release “I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” DVD/Blu-Ray In August

Kamelot will be releasing a new live album/DVD/Blu-ray titled “I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” on August 14. The effort was recorded during the band’s September 14, 2018 show at the 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. With this news, the group have also released a new live video for “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” featuring Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz and Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd.

Tommy Karevik said the following about the new video:

“We can now proudly announce that the first video to be released from the show will be ‘Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)’. The song marks the beginning of a new era as it was one of the main songs on ‘Silverthorn’, the first Kamelot album with me as the singer. Enjoy!”

Thomas Youngblood also added the following about the live release:

“We are pleased beyond words to present our new live album/DVD/Blu-ray ‘I Am The Empire – Live From The 013’. After multiple sold-out events in The Netherlands, it was only fitting to film this event at Tilburg’s famed 013 venue. The icing on the cake was having all the special guests attend this historic night. It was truly divine.”

“I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” Track Listing:

01. “Transcendence (Intro)”
02. “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)” (feat. Once Human’s Lauren Hart)
03. “Rule The World”
04. “Insomnia”
05. “The Great Pandemonium”
06. “When The Lights Are Down”
07. “My Confession” (feat. Eklipse)
08. “Veil Of Elysium”
09. “Under Grey Skies” (feat. Delain’s Charlotte Wessels)
10. “Ravenlight” (feat. Avantasia’s Sascha Paeth)
11. “End Of Innocence”
12. “March Of Mephisto” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz)
13. “Amnesiac”
14. “Manus Dei”
15. “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz & Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd)
16. “Drum And Keys Solo”
17. “Here’s to the Fall”
18. “Forever”
19. “Burns To Embrace” (with Children’s Choir, including Thomas Youngblood’s son)
20. “Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)” (feat Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz)
21. “Ministrium (Shadow Key)”

Delain Premiere “Ghost House Heart” Music Video

Delain have premiered a new video for their new song “Ghost House Heart.” This track is from the band’s new album “Apocalypse & Chill,” which will be released on February 7.

Vocalist Charlotte Wessels commented:

“Going back to such an intimate song after the bombast of ‘Masters Of Destiny’ and ‘Burning Bridges’ feels a bit like switching gears, but I enjoy every minute of it. Singing this song is almost meditative, and I love the way voice, piano and violin weave together in the track. I hope our fans will love this change of pace as well, and I can’t wait to perform this song live on stage during our upcoming U.K. tour and our Valentine’s Day release show in Utrecht.”

Keyboardist Martijn Westerholt added:

“This song was created while spontaneously playing and singing together with Charlotte. It seemed to create itself. It’s also a nice change of pace in relation to the other songs we have written for the new album. As a pianist, of course it is fun to play a piano song for a change. We worked with violinist Shir-Ran Yinon and I think the way the violin intertwines with the vocal lines is mesmerizing. The video was a lot fun to make and it was a beautiful set with a lot of history.”

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”

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.