03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
01:42 - Marcel Hubregtse BlackEssence is 100% right with his sludge comment. On average of every 20 albums I have to review each month at least 10 are sludge
Delain are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year by playing a live extensive show aptly named A Decade of Delain; Paradiso Birthday Bash which is taking place at the Paradiso venue in Amsterdam on December 10th, 2016. They have also started a crowd funding campaign to fund a live recording of the event for posterity. Special guests and a spectacular stage set have been promised by the band.
Dutch symphonic metallers Delain confirmed that they are going to hit the road this fall in support of the new album, which shall be released this summer, for an extensive European tour. Make sure to catch the band and their energetic live shows on the following dates and with special guests Evergrey and support from Kobra And The Lotus.
Delain are about to release a new EP and just shared with their fans samples from all the tracks that will appear on Lunar Prelude, which is hitting stores next week on the 19th of February 2016 via Napalm Records, in preparation of their next full length studio album. Lunar Prelude is a collection of brand new tracks, a new version of a familiar one, and live versions of some of their favorite The Human Contradiction tracks.
Dutch symphonic metal act Delain just shared with their fans a new video for their most recent single, ''Suckerpunch''. The track appears on the band's new impending EP Lunar Prelude, which is hitting stores on the 19th of February 2016 via Napalm Records in preparation of their next full length studio album. The video was recorded with the always busy Patric Ullaeus at Revolver Film. Watch all the pyrotechnics and headbanging right here.
After recently announcing their new EPLunar Prelude, Delain have just premiered its first new song, "Suckerpuch". The band describes it as an upbeat song about facing your demons and taking them on. Listen to the track here. "Suckerpunch" is one of the two new songs on the release.
Delain will bring us new material soon. The Dutch symphonic act hit the studio and just announced their new EP, Lunar Prelude, due out on the 19th of February 2016 via Napalm Records. The EP, mastered by Grammy Award winning Ted Jensen, offers two brand new songs, "Suckerpunch" and "Turn The Lights Out". "Don't Let Go" (taken from 2014's The Human Contradiction) comes in a brand new version, while the EP also contains four live cuts, as well as an orchestral reprise of "Suckerpunch".
Delain released their last album in 2014, The Human Contradiction. Since then, the band has been touring consistently and will continue to do that this year. However, the group has also prepared a new lyric video for the song "Sing To Me" which appears on the album. Both the song and video feature guest vocals from Marco Hietala from Nightwish, who they are currently touring with in the US.
Delain announced today that guitarist Merel Bechtold (MaYaN) will join them on the upcoming European tour with Sabaton and Battle Beast starting this Friday in Oberhausen, Germany. Guitarist Timo Somers unfortunately won't be able to be present on this tour due to a very full schedule.
Unfortunately, Delain's bassist Otto "The Baron" Schimmelpenninck injured himself during the band's recent show in Birmingham. He was in the hospital and wasn't able to perform with the band on the last two shows of their UK tour. After many well-wishes from the fans, Otto has now updated on his injury and explained what happened. It turns out he had a very painful experience after being hit by a streamer during the show.
Delain have announced that their drummer Sander Richard Zoer has decided to take a step back as the band's main man behind the drums, due to major changes in his personal life. Ruben Israel will step in as Delain's new drummer. Ruben already joined the band on their US tour with Kamelot.
How about a new song from Delain? The Dutch symphonic metallers have released a new video today. Start your day watching the official video for the track "Stardust" below. After "Your Body Is A Battleground" with Marco Hietala (Nightwish), are you pleased with this song and the video for it?
After you listened to the single "Your Body Is A Battleground", now it's time to check out snippets of all of the new songs that will appear on The Human Contradiction, Delain's impending new album. It is their fourth album to date that will hit stores in April via Napalm Records. What are your impressions of what you heard of the new songs so far?
Do you want to listen to a new song from symphonic metallers Delain? The band just released the first single off their new opus The Human Contradiction and you can stream it online at your pleasure. The song is called "Your Body Is A Battleground" and it features Marco Hietala (Nightwish). Listen to the song through the lyric video below and tell us what you think about it.
Recently, we found out all about Delain's impending new album The Human Contradiction. Now the band has announced two guest vocalists for the upcoming album. The first one revealed was The Agonist's Alissa White-Gluz. Her clean vocals and signature screams are featured on the record's finale "The Tragedy Of The Commons". The second vocalist revealed is none other than Marco Hietala from Nightwish, Tarot.