Tag Archives: Delain

Interview: Dear Mother’s Merel Bechtold (ex-Delain, Mayan) on debut album ‘Bulletproof’

Posted by on August 13, 2021

  Dear Mother, the new metal trio based in the Netherlands features former Delain members, Merel Bechtold and Joey Marin de Boer. Written in 2019 after completing their crowdfunding, the group’s debut album, Bulletproof, was released on July 16th, 2021 (order here). We caught up with Bechtold to learn more about the project.   How […]

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Vocalist Charlotte Wessels, formerly of Delain releases “Superhuman”

Posted by on July 2, 2021

  Vocalist Charlotte Wessels, formerly of Dutch symphonic metal act Delain, has released “Superhuman.” The track emanates from her album, Tales From Six Feet Under, due September 17. Born from a surplus of music and recent turbulent times, Wessels credits her supportive community with helping her bring this music out to the world. Says Wessels: […]

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Delain is now Martijn Westerholt’s solo project

Posted by on February 15, 2021

  Today is a sad day for Delain fans. The group has surprised us this morning with keyboardist/primary songwriter Martijn Westerholt announcing the band has split ways to pursue their own endeavors. Martjin will continue to keep Delain alive as it will be his solo project. The keyboardist also revealed he’s working on the next […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 50 Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 24, 2020

    2020 kicked off with a bang. Beginning with another successful year at 70000tons of Metal to seeing Heilung, Vader, and Opeth live, what could go wrong? The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the music industry to the point that I don’t know where things will stand in a post-pandemic world. This year felt like […]

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Nightwish, Amorphis, Battle Beast, Swallow the Sun, etc. fire booking agent John Finberg following sexual assault, harassment, and bullying accusations

Posted by on September 29, 2020

  Since January, bands have cut ties with concert booker and First Row Talent owner John Finberg. However, more bands have come forward to no longer work with him after MetalSucks reported an in-depth article revealing an extensive list of accusations ranging from sexual assault to bullying and more. One of these allegations includes bullying […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/29: Victorious verminous

Posted by on April 29, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I’ve seen some talk regarding artists delaying releases due to the current pandemic vs. releasing music anyway. Perhaps the most notable delay in the world of metal is Lamb of God’s self-titled album, […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/22: Nature, nurture, Nightwish, numbers

Posted by on April 22, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad time with a Nightwish album, so its nice to get one while the world is in such a muddied state. Their new double album is […]

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Coronavirus: Delain European tour POSTPONED

Posted by on March 23, 2020


Delain were forced to postpone a handful of European shows due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read statement below:

“COVID-19 Postponements UPDATE
The DELAIN shows impacted bij the coronavirus are currently the following.
– 1/4/20 Oslo
– 3/4/20 Turku
– 4/4/20 Tampere
– 5/4/20 Helsinki
– 18/4/20 Durbuy Rock
These dates are postponed until further notice. We will inform you as soon as we have information about new dates and ticket policies.
We know that these regulations are very impactful for everyone involved, but for now it’s better to be safe than sorry. Stay healthy everyone!”

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Metal By Numbers 3/18: The charts are a beautiful place

Posted by on March 18, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So, how’s everyone doing? It’s certainly been a strange and uncertain time on planet Earth lately. I know you none of you read this column because you want to hear about current events […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/11: F8 of the charts

Posted by on March 11, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So did Five Finger Death Punch decide on the title of the new album before or after the release of the film The Fate of the Furious a.k.a. F8? Either way, the band is back, and if […]

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