"April Rain", the new album from DELAIN — the Dutch gothic rock/metal project founded by ex-WITHIN TEMPTATION keyboardist Martijn Westerholt (brother of WITHIN TEMPTATION's Robert Westerholt) — has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 96.
"April Rain" will be released in North America on June 30 via Sensory Records (with U.S. distribution through Ryko and Canadian distribution through Sonic Unyon). The North American version of the CD will feature a bonus track — "Come Closer" — which was previously only available on the limited-edition digipack version of the album.
Fan-filmed video footage of DELAIN's March 31, 2009 performance at the Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland can be viewed below.
"April Rain" is available for streaming in its entirety at RoadrunnerRecords.de. The CD follows DELAIN's acclaimed 2006 debut "Lucidity", which featured guest appearances by members of WITHIN TEMPTATION, NIGHTWISH and LEAVES' EYES.
"The new album is a real group effort, [and] that's what we're most proud of," says Westerholt.
"April Rain" track listing:
01. April Rain
02. Stay Forever
04. Control The Storm
05. On The Other Side
06. Virtue And Vice
07. Go Away
08. Start Swimming
10. I'll Reach You
11. Nothing Left
"April Rain" benefits from the return of NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala who sings male vocals on two tracks, as well as world-renowned cellist Maria Ahn.