DELAIN — the Dutch gothic rock project founded by ex-WITHIN TEMPTATION keyboardist Martijn Westerholt (brother of WITHIN TEMPTATION's Robert Westerholt) — has been confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Fest V, set to take place Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
DORO will headline the Metal Female Voices Fest V pre-festival show. Also scheduled to appear at the pre-festival concert are HOLY MOSES, DARZAMAT, BENEDICTUM and DYLATH-LEEN.
DELAIN has posted its video for the song "Frozen" at YouTube.com. The track comes off the band's debut album, "Lucidity", which last year climbed from position No. 76 to No. 43 on the Dutch album chart. In addition to Martijn Westerholt and Charlotte Wessels (vocals), the CD features guest appearances by the following musicians:
Jan Yrlund (ex-LACRIMOSA) - Guitars
Ariën van Weesenbeek (GOD DETHRONED) - Drums
Ad Sluijter (EPICA)
George Oosterhoek (ex-ORPHANAGE)
Guus Eikens (ex-ORPHANAGE)
Sharon Den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION)
Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH)
Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES)
"Lucidity" contains some interesting duets: Liv Kristine sings with Marco Hietala on "Day For Ghosts" and with Charlotte on "See Me In Shadow". Sharon den Adel's distinctive voice is a great counterpart to Marco's intense vocals on "No Compliance", whereas the heavy grunts of George Oosthoek combine very well with Charlotte's peaceful voice on a number of other tracks.