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Disheartening DELAIN news as band members splinter

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:08 AM (PST)

World shattering news for fans of alternative symphonic metallers Delain today as we learn the powerhouse and incredibly intuitive and creative group are essentially breaking up, at least as we have known them. While the band will continue on as Martijn’s band, the important components of Charlotte, Timo, Otto and relatively new Joey are out. I am reeling from the news as a fan.

At least with Fear Factory while the loss of Burton is fucking intolerable and the most famed rhythm section have been gone forever you know the highly and admirably driven Dino is still surrounded by guys who have been in the band awhile and are passionate about industrial metal. With Martijn taking the reigns completely here and not only the loss of the one of a kind Charlotte but also especially Timo, Delain is in my mind a completely new band and should just change the name rather than pretend otherwise.

Charlotte has a statement HERE and Martijn HERE, in the interest of fairness. Regardless of my personal opinion, we here at MetalRiot wish all the members the best and thank them for the many memories and amazing songs and smiles that the Delain we have loved in this incarnation brought us. Despite the careful language there is clearly frustration and it doesn’t sound fully amicable.

If you didn’t pick up the recent Apocalypse & Chill please do so and let’s show the band we appreciate what they have given us.

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Footage of Burton C. Bell with Delain at The Whisky

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 5:36 PM (PST)

Head to Blabbermouth here to check out some cool footage of legendary industrial-metal vocalist Burton C. Bell rocking out on their collab “Where Is The Blood” with the bad asses in Delain at the Whisky A Go Go. Burton has done plenty of cool guest spots over the years from Ministry to Soulfly, but the one with Delain remains a favorite of many. The article also confirms that the Fear Factory break up rumor is unfounded, thankfully. And here is the original collab below, if you’ve never heard that.

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Album Review: Delain – “Lunar Prelude”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:32 PM (PST)


Delain are one of the funnest bands around and have always had an endearing ability to cross over to different fan basses with catchy vocals, strings, big rock guitar and unbridled ambition. The Human Contradiction was a recent win and tours in support of the record with Sabaton and Within Temptation (in particular) found the band playing to some of the biggest crowds of their lives. One gnarly testicle injury aside, things have been pretty awesome for the band.

My appreciation for the group has grown since I reviewed their last album here and said I wished it had more shredding. All around awesome guitarist Timo Somers became my friend and sent me videos showing he could shred his ass off. But that isn’t always what is best for a song. The band really act as a team, and that is more evident than ever before on this EP. I interviewed Charlotte Wessels for New Noise a year or so back also and not only was she nice and professional but her answers were very thoughtful.

These are genuine, cool people who rather than preach “rock aint dead” simply prove it by kicking ass. Once they draw you in it is hard not to keep rooting for them.

Two new songs and some excellent live renditions greet fans here. It isn’t essential but it sure aint unwelcome either. “Suckerpunch” has a few clunky lyrics but the sweeping, cinematic opera metal of “Turn The Lights Out” and a new, more futuristic sounding version of “Don’t Let Go” that is sure to add awesome dynamics to any concert make this worth purchasing.

On top of the new and re-imagined studio tracks you also get some live songs from this ever hustling and bustling band of rock warriors.

“Stardust” , a newer fan favorite is delivered to a huge sounding audience along with takes on “Lullaby” , “Army Of Dolls” and even an additional live version of the new single”Suckerpunch”.

This is surely worth your time.


Timo Somers posts sweet Aristedes 070 guitar video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:03 PM (PST)
For everyone asking me what guitar I am using this tour: the Aristides 070! Check me shredding it here! – Timo Somers via Facebook

Delain‘s awesome axe man Timo is a fan favorite known for melding skill and great melodic sense into the backbone of the Delain sound. The band are currently on an enviable tour with fellow sympho-maniacs Within Temptation and are killing it. I would love to follow that tour around with grilled cheese sandwiches like a hippie on Grateful Dead tour! I’d see every stop!

Anyway, Delain’s new album The Human Contradiction is awesome and I loved the way it explores human intentions. Here is my review. I’d only wished foor a bit more soloing on it, but here is Timo playing his ass off in a video demonstrating his chops on the guitar he is using on this kick ass tour.

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Delain premiere new video for “Stardust”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 4:25 PM (PST)


Symphonic alternative metal band Delain have released a magical new video for their song “Stardust”, one of the best tracks from new album The Human Contradiction (out any day now on Napalm Records ). The clip features gorgeous vocals, cosmic energy, taxidermy and the solid heavy rock Delain are known for.  There is a sense of adventure to it that reminds me, actually, of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, where through a small breach in a wall a whole new universe could be awaiting you.

Click HERE to watch the clip!

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Album Review: Delain – The Human Contradiction

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:50 PM (PST)


2014 is already a great year for symphonic metal. Top tier bands in the genre are not only surpassing some of their best established works but really in an organic fashion while not losing sight of what already makes them great. Within Temptation’s Hydra is fucking fantastic (especially the Howard Jones guest vocal hyper-duet “Dangerous”).Pending effort Argia from Diabulus In Musica is thrilling. The mid paced melodically soaring song
“Eternal Breeze” is a dramatic, pop tinged victory for the Pamplona 5 piece, as is the hard charged forthcoming whirlwind “Mechanical Ethos”. Guess something is in the air. The first song I heard off of Dutch alternative/gothic/sympho-metal rockers Delain‘s latest The Human Contradiction was called “Tell Me, Mechanist”. Ok, so that is a pretty nerdy mouthful, but if you are 5 tracks deep into Delain’s latest album, chances are you don’t mind metal that is pretentious in the best way.

Charlotte Wessels isn’t the most over the top front woman and Timo Somers surely isnt the flashiest guitarist, but both are self-aware enough to build on their strengths and chart a solid course for the group. The only reason I am not giving it a higher rating is that these songs beg for some really innovative guitar solos to really push them over the top. After Stratovarius made my top 5 albums of 2013 with Nemesis, I am spoiled on that shit.

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Delain to release ‘The Human Contradiction’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:27 PM (PST)

Dutch symphonic metallers Delain are preparing to release their newest album The Human Contradiction in North America on April 8.

The album is their fourth and will be released via Napalm Records.

In addition to the release of the album, the band is going to be touring North America with Sonata Arctica and Xandria.

Check out the track listing and tour dates here.

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