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BIOGRAPHY - Delain

Touring extensively visiting many new countries such as the United States and Mexico, as well as performing at high profile festivals in Europe, including Hellfest, Lowlands, Wacken Open Air and Sonisphere. During their 2011 live show perfomances, Delain debuted three new songs from their CD "We Are The Others" - "Manson", "Get The Devil Out Of Me" and "Milk and Honey".

 

Delain is a Dutch symphonic metal band formed in 2002. Although originally envisioned by Martijn Westerholt as a musical project featuring a host of guest musicians, due to the high demand for live performances a real band was formed. This lead to the Roadrunner Record release of Delain's debut album 'Lucidity' in 2006. Delain transformed into a solid rocking force over time. Now Delain is nothing less than a real band. After their second album 'April Rain' Delain toured around the globe. Tours through the whole of Europe, The United States, Mexico and Brazil. Highlight festivals like Wacken Open Air, Sonisphere, Lowlands, Hellfest and many more. At the end of 2007, Delain announced that they were working on their sophomore album. New songs from the album "Stay Forever" and "Stop Swimming" were added to the band's setlist in early 2008. Their second album, April Rain was released on February 9, 2009. The lead single was the title track, "April Rain", followed by "Stay Forever". The band toured extensively in support of the album, visiting many new countries such as the United States and Mexico, as well as performing at high profile festivals in Europe, including Hellfest, Lowlands, Wacken Open Air and Sonisphere. In February 2010, Delain announced they had started working on their third album, and that bassist Rob van der Loo would leave the band the same year due to time constraints. In March, Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije was announced as Rob's successor. On October 4, 2010, Delain announced they were to part company with guitarist Ewout Pieters. Timo Somers was announced as his replacement on April 17 2011. During their 2011 live shows, Delain debuted three new songs — "Manson", "Get The Devil Out Of Me" and "Milk and Honey" from their upcoming third album, We Are The Others. In an interview with Sonic Cathedral, Charlotte discussed the inspiration she drew from the Sophie Lancaster case:

I remember when I first heard about it, it wasn’t on Dutch news, I just heard about it through Internet networks and the goth scene, there was this movie made about it, a short film of about four minutes. I saw it, and I just cried. It’s so incredibly sad! After seeing the movie, I didn’t really DO anything with it until we were working on “We Are The Others.” But the basic idea of the lyrics was there. It was just supposed to be a song about “we are the others” and a feeling of togetherness. On the one hand, being proud of whoever you are, whether you divert from the norm in whatever way you divert from the norm. But on the other hand, it is also kind of a song for “others”. We just wanted a song about acceptance. Originally intended for release in early 2012, the album's release date was currently unknown after Warner Music's purchase of Roadrunner Records but it was announced via a facebook message on the band official page that the album will be released on the 1st June 2012 with the albums first single, 'Get The Devil Out Of Me' being released on 13th April 2012.


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