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Delain Biography


Delain is a symphonic metal band, formed in Zwolle, Netherlands in 2002. The band consists of Charlotte Wessels (vocals), Ewout Pieters (guitars), Rob van der Loo (bass), Martijn Westerholt (keyboards), and Sander Zoer (drums). Delain was founded by Martijn Westerholt who was previously the pianist of Within Temptation as well as being the brother of Robert Westerholt, one the band's founders. He left Within Temptation in 2001 after contracting Pfeiffer's disease. He started Delain in 2002. The band released a demo entitled "Amenity" in 2002. The band started recording their debut album "Lucidity" in July 2005, after they had signed a contract with Roadrunner Records. For their first album "Lucidity" they invited several guest musicians: Jan Yrlund - guitars (Imperia) Ariƫn van Weesenbeek - drums (ex-Pandaemonium, ex-Imperia,ex-God Dethroned, Epica) Ad Sluijter - guitars (ex-Epica) George Oosthoek - grunts (ex-Orphanage, After Forever touring member) Guus Eikens - keyboards (ex-Orphanage) Sharon den Adel - vocals (Within Temptation) Marco Hietala - bass, vocals (Tarot, Nightwish) Liv Kristine - vocals (ex-Theatre of Tragedy, Leaves' Eyes) At the end of 2007 Delain stated that they intend to release a second album in 2008, so far, the band has begun playing two new songs live: "Stay Forever" & "Start Swimming". In November 2008, it was announced that the new album "April Rain" would be released on February 9th, 2009. Also they played a new song on Dutch television called "I'll Reach You". In 2009, "April Rain" was delayed until March 2009, while the single is still to be released in February. Discography: -Albums: * Lucidity - 2006 * April Rain - 2009 -Singles: * Frozen - 2007 * See Me In Shadow - 2007 * The Gathering - 2008 * April Rain - 2009 * Stay Forever - 2009 * Smalltown Boy - 2009 -Demos: * Amenity - 2002 Awards: Delain was nominated for the category New Sounds of Europe at EMA 2007. They were knocked out on eleventh day. They were also nominated for the TMF Awards 2007 in the category "Best Rock". Official site:

Delain Metal Albums

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U.S. pressing includes the exclusive bonus track ’Come Closer’. 2009 release, the much anticipated sophomore album from this band led by ex-Within Temptation keyboardist Martijn Westerholt. [...]

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2007 debut full length album from the Dutch Metal band led by former Within Temptation keyboardist Martijn Westerholt. Martijn left Within Temptation in 2001 when it [...]

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