With a new Delain release there will be no doubt be some trepidation and hand wringing following the shock split between keyboardist Martijn Westerholt and his entire band back in 2021. Even more so since the split happened a year from their somewhat departure record Apocalypse & Chill, an album that was definitely looking to..
Photo: Andrea Falasch In 2022, DELAIN strode boldly forwards, announcing a revitalised line-up and plans for a new studio album, entitled Dark Waters, to be released February 10 via Napalm Records. The album is a sonic rollercoaster ride of catchy tunes with explosive elements, ranging from pop to film score-inspired to blistering, room-shakin' metal, and even includes a..
photo: Andrea Falasch Setting off into a new era, metal greats DELAIN have recently returned with a new line up, impressively proving that they are stronger than any machine with their standalone single The Quest and The Curse. Fuelled by massive support and enthusiasm all around the globe, the multi-million streaming leading outfit now finally sets the stage..
All gallery photos: Ian Jenkinson The 02 Institute feels like the perfect venue for a Delain show and their brand of symphonic and orchestral metal - the building originally opened in 1908 - the high ceiling and the ornate balcony creates an auspicious and intimate setting. And in this delightful venue, there's more than a..
There can be some snobbery when it comes to symphonic metal and it has not always been given its fair dues. The genre has gone from strength to strength though and the numbers do not lie with scene behemoths Nightwish reaching heady heights as festival headliners and with probably one of THE most anticipated albums..