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DELAIN's CHARLOTTE WESSELS Wishes Interviewers Would Ask Her Less Questions About Her Gender And More About Her Music

Rhino Radio conducted an interview with frontwoman Charlotte Wessels of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN prior to the band's February 6 show at O2 Institute in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DELAIN shifting from moon-based themes to the ...

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Video: DELAIN Plays 'Apocalypse & Chill' Record-Release Show In Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dutch melodic metallers DELAIN played a record-release concert for their sixth full-length studio album, "Apocalypse & Chill", last night (Friday, February 14) at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Intro 02. Burning Bridges 03. Creatures 04. The Glory and the Scum 05. Suckerpunch 06. The Hurricane 07. April ...

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Apocalypse & Chill - DELAIN

As much as DELAIN have established themselves as major players in the world of symphonic metal, it's never been particularly easy to pinpoint the band's primary USP. Neither as epic or progressive as NIGHTWISH nor as heavy as EPICA, they have certainly erred towards the more streamlined, pop-orientated approach of WITHIN TEMPTATION, but with a ...

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DELAIN Releases Music Video For 'Ghost House Heart' Song

While fans eagerly await DELAIN's sixth full-length studio album, "Apocalypse & Chill", scheduled for release on February 7, 2020, the band has generously offered a fourth single, "Ghost House Heart". The track showcases the delightful diversity of DELAIN's upcoming album — an offering that truly takes you on an amazing journey. In contrast to the ...

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DELAIN To Release 'Apocalypse & Chill' Album In February

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN will release their new full-length album, "Apocalypse & Chill", on February 7, 2020 via Napalm Records. The disc explores topics of impending doom and human indifference, making this the band's boldest, most daring and undeniable offering yet. Brutal riffs, synth-heavy patterns and fully orchestrated compositions accented by vocalist Charlotte Wessels's extraordinary ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'GG6'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "GG6". The track is taken from the band's fifth album "Helix", which was released in October 2018 through Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" ...

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DELAIN Releases New Single And Lyric Video For 'One Second'

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN have released a new single called "One Second". Taken from their soon-to-be-revealed next Napalm Records LP, the single is accompanied by a lyric video filled with a mix of stunning visuals from the band's recent North American tour and metaphorical glimpses into the song's protagonist’s mind. "One Second" hooks the listener ...

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DELAIN Releases Music Video For New Single 'Burning Bridges'

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN have release the official music video for their new single, "Burning Bridges". The emotive clip highlights the spectacular vocal talents of vocalist Charlotte Wessels, and once again, the undeniable atmospheric range of DELAIN's music solidified by their potent previous releases. Juxtaposing multiple genres and musical landscapes, "Burning Bridges" not only confirms ...

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Watch KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER Perform With KARKAOS In Montreal

Quebec metal band KARKAOS played the second show with its new lead singer, KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander, on September 21 in Montreal. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. When her addition to KARKAOS was first announced in August, Lander said in a statement: "Joining KARKAOS has been a true honor for ...

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DELAIN Performs New Song 'Burning Bridges' Live For First Time (Video)

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN performed their new song "Burning Bridges" live for the first time this past Thursday night (September 19) at the opening show of their North American tour with AMORPHIS at the Theater Of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. "Burning Bridges" will be ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Helix'

"Helix", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES and KAMELOT, among others. "Helix" is the title track of AMARANTHE's fifth album, which was released last October ...

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KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER Joins Montreal's KARKAOS

KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander has joined the Quebec metal band KARKAOS as its new lead singer. Says Lander: "Joining KARKAOS has been a true honor for me. It feels so incredibly good to be back in the metal game after a number of years away, and I cannot wait to step on the stage once ...

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CLÉMENTINE DELAUNEY Says VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Wants To 'Redefine The Borders' Of Symphonic Metal

Led by NIGHTWISH and with EPICA, DELAIN and WITHIN TEMPTATION also making headway, symphonic metal is often pigeonholed because of the bombastic traits so intrinsic to its sound. The style's formula is often duplicated by bands from all corners of the globe presenting lineups similar in formation, usually with a lone female frontwoman joined by ...

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DELAIN's Next Album Will Be 'Really Big And Bombastic'

DELAIN frontwoman Charlotte Wessels spoke to U.K.'s Ticketmaster about the musical direction of the band's next album, tentatively due in early 2020. She said (see video below): "The music on the new album is going to be really big and bombastic. I think it's going to be more symphonic as a whole and more uptempo ...

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DELAIN Is Three-Quarters Done Recording New Album

DELAIN frontwoman Charlotte Wessels has confirmed that the band is putting the finishing touches on its new album for an early 2020 release. "We are recording," she told Metal Wani at the U.K.'s Download festival (hear audio below). "This whole [summer] festival season for us is recording, performing, recording, performing, recording, performing. And it's kind ...

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Guitarist MEREL BECHTOLD Quits DELAIN

Guitarist Merel Bechtold has decided to leave Dutch heavy rockers DELAIN and focus on different musical ambitions. Her final performance with DELAIN will take place on June 23 at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. Says the band: "We are aware this is very short notice, and this we regret for those of you ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Dream'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "Dream". The track is taken from the band's fifth album "Helix", which was released in October through Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" marks ...

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