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DELAIN announces first show with new line-up in November 2022

Shares first audio of new singer


As previously announced Dutch symphonic metal titans Delain announced it will not continue as a project, but as a full band. The band’s founder and leader Martijn Westerholt released a statement in which he said that all new members will be  announced as soon as the band is ready to share the new music.  They now announce the first official show in Hedon, in Westerholt’s hometown Zwolle, the Netherlands, on November 4th, 2022. 

In an official promo for the show, available below, the band now shares a first audio snippet, including the voice of the new, yet undisclosed singer.

Says Delain:

We are thrilled to announce our very first show of 2022 which will take place at Hedon in Zwolle (The Netherlands) on Friday, November 4th! In addition to the familiar, well-loved songs, we will also play brand new material from the upcoming album. If you don’t want to miss out, buy your tickets AT THIS LOCATION.

Because a lot of people were really curious about new material, we used some music from our upcoming album in this video. (Spoiler) There is also a small sample of our new singer on there. 😉 Just wait until you hear her sing in full force!  There will be more teaser clips in the coming months followed by the first very first single of the album. So keep an eye on our social media platforms for updates!

Watch the recently made statement from Martijn Westerholt, about his continuing band structure below. 

The band previously announced the return of former members Sander Zoer (drums) and Ronald landa (guitar). Furthermore former bandmember and current Epica bass player.

Watch the announcement below.

Last year, Delain announced to part ways with all its members, saying in a statement:

“Delain Goes Back to its Roots
For the last year or so, the collaboration within the band ceased to work as well as it once had. Some of us were no longer happy with the current roles in the band. We all tried very hard to find a solution for over a year, but sadly we were unable to find one.
As a result, we will all be going our own ways and pursuing our own endeavors. I am very sad our cooperation has come to end, but at the same time I am very grateful for all the years we were able to work together. Together we toured the world, shared highs and lows, and met with many successes as well as times that pushed us to learn and grow. We all enjoyed meeting our fans and making new friends all over the globe. I would like to thank my fellow bandmates and wish Timo, Otto, Joey, and especially Charlotte the very best for the future. And I hope that will mean onwards and upwards to new musical adventures for each of them!
That being said, Delain will live on. The others have chosen to pursue different paths. I have decided to keep Delain alive by continuing on with writing and producing the music for Delain as I always have. I started Delain as a project in 2002 and for the next album I will take it back to a project form, releasing music with special guests. As it looks now many familiar faces will be returning to join me on this journey.
I can’t express my gratitude enough to all of you Delainers that have supported us over so many years. Your dedication to the music and the community you created for us has been overwhelming. Even though this situation is not ideal, change never usually is at first, I hope you will continue to join Delain on its new journey. This is not the end of Delain. It’s the end of a chapter, but also the beginning of a new one.”

Martijn Westerholt in the meantime has confirmed to be working on a new DELAIN album, which will be released under Napalm Record again. More band members will be announced in the coming months.

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