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DELAIN confirmed for WACKEN 2023

Band raffles tickets for try out shows among visitors of November 4th show


Dutch symphonic metal titans Delain announce they are confirmed for the 2023 edition of Wacken Open Air. The band, of which the entire line-up around founder Martijn Westerholt has changed over the last year, have only one single out with the new band so far, called “The Quest And The Curse” and an album planned for relase on Napalm Records in 2023.

Says the band on social media:
📣 BIG NEWS!! 📣
😱 We’re beyond excited to announce we’ll be back at Wacken Open Air next year! 🤩
How many of you are we gonna meet there? ✨


In other news, Delain will play its first show with the new line-up in  Hedon, in the band’s home town Zwolle, on November 4th. They now announce an extra try-out show on November 2nd in Zwolle and ticket holders can apply for selected tickets for that show now. More detals about that raffle can be found AT THIS LOCATION

Says the band on social media:
Hey Delainers, We have important news for you! 📣
An EXTRA try-out show will take place on Wednesday 2nd November at Hedon, Zwolle, and only a very limited amount of fans who have already purchased a ticket for the official show on 4th November will have access to it!

Delain recently released a stripped down version of their fitrst single “The Quest And The Curse”

Watch the stripped down version of  ‘The Quest And The Curse’ below.

Watch the original video for ‘The Quest And The Curse’ below.

With the addition of Diana Leah, the band now is complet again and consists of:

Martijn Westerholt
Keyboards, Orchestrations, Vocals (backing) (2002-present)
See also: ex-Infernorama (live), Eye of Melian, ex-Within Temptation, ex-The Portal

Diana Leah
Vocals (lead) (2022-present)

Ronald Landa
Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2006-2009, 2021-present)
See also: Autumn, ex-Infinite Dawn, ex-Hangover Hero

Ludovico Cioffi
Bass, Vocals (growls, backing) (2022-present)
See also: Carnality, Nightland, Sun of the Suns, The Modern Age Slavery, Neker (live), ex-Ne Obliviscaris (live)

Sander Zoer
Drums (2006-2014, 2021-present)
See also: ex-Antares, ex-Nemesea, ex-Secret Rule, ex-Tragul

Watch the previously 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.”

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