[Photo Credit: Andrea Falaschi]
Metal Masters DELAIN
Announce New Album,
Out February 10, 2023 via Napalm Records!
Now Available for Pre-Order HERE!
Official Music Video for
Heavy and Captivating New Single,
Setting off into a new era, metal greats DELAIN have recently returned with a new line up, impressively proving that they are stronger than any machine with their standalone single “The Quest and The Curse”. Fuelled by massive support and enthusiasm all around the globe, the multi-million streaming leading outfit now finally sets the stage for their eagerly awaited next studio album, entitled Dark Waters, out February 10, 2023 via Napalm Records.
Emerging as a brand new start and safe haven alike, Dark Waters, without any doubt, continues the legacy of the brainchild of keyboardist, founder and main songwriter Martijn Westerholt and contains everything DELAIN is loved for and more: A sonic rollercoaster ride of catchy tunes with explosive elements - ranging from pop to film score-inspired to blistering room shaking metal.
The tracklist merges perfectly with the fantastic voice of new vocalist Diana Leah, showcasing her incredible talent and musical sophistication, which the brand new single “Beneath” manifests. The vocal department holds new adventures with guest singer Paolo Ribaldini, who also highlights the track as the ultimate hymn. Along with a stunning music video, “Beneath” takes the listener into a sinister underworld of the deep. Modern, synth melodies mixwith catchy classical passages and ominous riffs throughout the song.
Martijn Westerholt on “Beneath”:
“’Beneath’ is a perfect ambassador of the album and DELAIN as a whole because it encapsulates almost all of the recognizable DELAIN elements you will find on the album.”
Along with Martijn Westerholt, original guitarist Ronald Landa and original drummer Sander Zoer bolster DELAIN’S continuity, while new members - Diana Leah and bassist Ludovico Cioffi - continue to evolve their sound. Songs like the aforementioned standalone single, as well as “The Cold” (the latter featuring a real, epic choir), lure with a bombastic sound that skillfully combines orchestral melodies, epic heavy riffs and marvellous vocal performances. DELAIN
“This album captures all elements DELAIN is known for – our distinctive heavy guitar riffs, massive orchestral parts, both heavy metal and pop vocals, rock opera vibes along with 80s synth sounds. In short, this is definitely a recognizable DELAIN album that contains classic ‘DELAIN elements’ while also moving forward with fresh influences.”
DELAIN have been sharing their signature catchy melodic sound worldwide for over two decades now! Enchanting fans with their most famous hits like “We Are the Others” or “April Rain”, the rockers gained millions of Spotify streams and video views. With six albums already under their belt, DELAIN charted multiple times with well-known records like 'Apocalypse & Chill' and 'Hunter’s Moon'. The band traveled around the globe with acts like Sabaton, Nightwish and Within Temptation, topped by various shows at the biggest European festivals like Wacken, Graspop, Download and many more. Without any doubt, DELAIN have carved their name in the scene and are ready to start this exciting next voyage.
'Dark Waters' Track List:
1. Hideaway Paradise
4. Mirror of Night
5. Tainted Hearts
6. The Cold
7. Moth to a Flame
8. Queen of Shadow
'Dark Waters' will be available in the following formats:
=> 2-LP Gatefold BLACK
=> 2-CD Digisleeve + Shirt Bundle (Napalm Shop only)
=> 2-LP Gatefold Marbled Blue/Black/White - limited to 300 copies worldwide (Napalm Shop only)
=> Wooden Boxset incl. Digisleeve 2CDs (Regular Album + Instrumental Album), 1-CD Slipcase with Orchestral Album, Coasters (6pcs), Flag, Band Picture Postcard - limited to 500 copies worldwide (Napalm Shop only)
=> Digital Album
Wooden Boxset (incl. Digisleeve 2CDs (Regular Album + Instrumental Album), 1-CD Slipcase with Orchestral Album, Coasters (6pcs), Flag, Band Picture Postcard)
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