Delain disband! May we live in interesting times.

RockmusicRaider - Delain disband February 2021

Apocalypse & Chill, right?

Today, on 15 February 2021, Delain announced that they will disband. Or – at least – the outfit will cease to exist in the form known to the music industry for many years. This sounds like that apocalypse theory the band so vividly touted in their last album. And now it is also time to chill because Delain will not end its existence. But the band will – in a manner of speaking – morph into another entity.

Martijn Westerholt announced that the – quote – “…collaboration within the band ceased to work as [...] Click to raid more!

Delain, a success in Symphonic Metal!

Last updated on 15 February 2021

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Apocalypse & ChillDelain‘s 2020 offering – will soon hit the stores this February of 2020. It looks like we have a lot to say about this band. So, to avoid overloading the review in preparation, here’s a short abstract of our discoveries over time.

Delain, over more than a decade, enjoyed a pretty astonishing and fulminant success. They went from 0-60 mph in a felt millisecond, and kept that speed – and then some – for the length of their existence. Which – in itself – … [...] Click to raid more!

Within Temptation – Enter (1997) – Review

Last updated on 3 October 2020

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As I am in the Within Temptation groove, let’s stay there for a while. It would be a pity not to review their very first record Enter of 1997. And that, after the band officially assembled about a year earlier.

The band formed just after the departure of Sharon den Adel from her usual work routine as a fashion designer, I kid you not. That’s one smart girl with a creative streak. She apparently still designs her own outfits. I wish I could do that as well. But – alas – I [...] Click to raid more!

Delain – Lucidity (2006) – Review

Last updated on 20 July 2020

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Lucidity is the first time the Dutch boys and girls of Delain really started to manifest themselves. And – WHAM – they produce something this good and with their very own brand. This is astonishing in a way, and yet again not surprising.

The band was founded by Martijn Westerholt back in 2002, who – I am told – had to leave Within Temptation after Mother Earth for health reasons. Most definitely, the change has been a good thing. And – as the saying goes – sometimes things seem to happen for a reason. [...] Click to raid more!