Origin: Netherlands  
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Last update/review: February 26, 2020

Delain

Delain is a spinoff of the Dutch symphonic band Within Temptation, with keyboardist Martijn Westerholt leaving his former band for health reasons; while recovering, he continued to compose music, music that would eventually become Delain. His first album (Lucidity) is driven by an impressive array of guest appearances, including his former bandmate Sharon del Adel, Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes, Theatre Of Tragedy), Marco Hietala of Nightwish, and many others. Eventually a proper band was put together for the followup, 2009's April Rain. The Dutch seem to have a monopoly on quality female-fronted symphonic gothic metal, what with Within Temptation, Epica, After Forever, and of course The Gathering leading the way. Delain is somewhat more poppy than some of those bands, and not surprisingly a bit more keyboard-dominated, but Charlotte Wessels puts in a strong vocal performance, and overall the songs are strong, if a shade on the commercial side. This band isn't quite at the forefront of the gothic scene, but give 'em time and they might make a run at it.

Recent album: Apocalypse & Chill, released on February 7, 2020.

Current Members

Charlotte Wessels

vocals

Timo Somers

guitars

Otto van der Oije

bass

Martijn Westerholt

keyboards (ex-Within Temptation)

Joey de Boer

drums

Former Members/Guests

Ronald Landa

guitars/vocals

Merel Bechtold

guitars

Rob van der Loo

bass (Epica, ex-Sun Caged)

Sander Zoer

drums

Ruben Israel

drums



Discography



Lucidity  
2006 Roadrunner
  1. Sever
  2. Frozen
  3. Silhouette of a Dancer
  4. No Compliance
  5. See Me in Shadow
  6. Shattered
  7. The Gathering
  8. Daylight Lucidity
  9. Sleepwalker's Dream
  10. Day for Ghosts
  11. Pristine
  12. Deep Frozen (Grunt version of "Frozen")(Bonus Track)
  • Martijn Westerholt



April Rain  
2009 Roadrunner
  1. April Rain
  2. Stay Forever
  3. Invidia
  4. Control The Storm
  5. On The Other Side
  6. Virtue And Vice
  7. Go Away
  8. Start Swimming
  9. Lost
  10. I'll Reach You
  11. Nothing Left
  • Charlotte Wessels
  • Ronald Landa
  • Rob van der Loo
  • Martijn Westerholt
  • Sander Zoer



We Are The Others  
2012 Roadrunner
  1. Mother Machine
  2. Electricity
  3. We are the Others
  4. Milk and Honey
  5. Hit Me With your Best Shot
  6. I Want You
  7. Where is the Blood
  8. Generation Me
  9. Babylon
  10. Are You Done with Me?
  11. Get the Devil Out of Me
  12. Not Enough
  • Charlotte Wessels
  • Timo Somers
  • Otto van der Oije
  • Martijn Westerholt
  • Sander Zoer



The Human Contradiction  
2014 Napalm
  1. Here Come the Vultures
  2. Your Body Is a Battleground
  3. Stardust
  4. My Masquerade
  5. Tell Me, Mechanist
  6. Sing to Me
  7. Army of Dolls
  8. Lullaby
  9. The Tragedy of the Commons
  • Charlotte Wessels
  • Timo Somers
  • Otto van der Oije
  • Martijn Westerholt
  • Sander Zoer
2014 Readers' Album #53




Lunar Prelude  EP
2016 Napalm
  1. Suckerpunch
  2. Turn The Lights Out
  3. Don't Let Go
  4. Lullaby (Live 2015)
  5. Stardust (Live 2015)
  6. Here Come The Vultures (Live 2015)
  7. Army Of Dolls (Live 2015)
  8. Suckerpunch Orchestra
  • Charlotte Wessels
  • Timo Somers
  • Merel Bechtold
  • Otto van der Oije
  • Martijn Westerholt
  • Ruben Israel



Moonbathers  
2016 Napalm
  1. Hands Of Gold (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
  2. The Glory And The Scum
  3. Suckerpunch
  4. The Hurricane
  5. Chrysalis - The Last Breath
  6. Fire With Fire
  7. Pendulum
  8. Danse Macabre
  9. Scandal
  10. Turn the Lights Out
  11. The Monarch
  • Charlotte Wessels
  • Timo Somers
  • Merel Bechtold
  • Otto van der Oije
  • Martijn Westerholt
  • Ruben Israel



A Decade Of Delain - Live At Paradiso  LIVE
2017 Napalm
  1. Intro (The Monarch)
  2. Hands Of Gold
  3. Suckerpunch
  4. The Glory And The Scum
  5. Get The Devil Out Of Me
  6. Army Of Dolls
  7. The Hurricane
  8. April Rain
  9. Where Is The Blood
  10. Here Come The Vultures
  11. Fire With Fire
  12. The Tragedy Of The Commons
  13. Danse Macabre
  14. Sleepwalkers Dream
  15. Your Body Is A Battleground
  16. Stay Forever
  17. See Me In Shadow
  18. The Gathering
  19. Pristine
  20. Mother Machine
  21. Sing To Me
  22. Don't Let Go
  23. We Are The Others
  • Charlotte Wessels
  • Timo Somers
  • Merel Bechtold
  • Otto van der Oije
  • Martijn Westerholt
  • Ruben Israel



Hunter's Moon  EP
2019 Napalm
  1. . Masters of Destiny
  2. Hunter's Moon
  3. This Silence Is Mine
  4. Art Kills
  5. Hands of Gold (live)
  6. Danse Macabre (live)
  7. Scarlet (live)
  8. Your Body Is a Battleground (live)
  9. Nothing Left (live)
  10. Control the Storm (live)
  11. Sing to Me (live)
  12. Not Enough (live)
  13. Scandal (live)
  14. The Gathering (live)
  • Charlotte Wessels
  • Timo Somers
  • Merel Bechtold
  • Otto van der Oije
  • Martijn Westerholt
  • Joey de Boer



Apocalypse & Chill  
2020 Napalm
  1. One Second
  2. We Had Everything
  3. Chemical Redemption
  4. Burning Bridges
  5. Vengeance
  6. To Live Is To Die
  7. Let's Dance
  8. Creatures
  9. Ghost House Heart
  10. Masters Of Destiny
  11. Legions Of The Lost
  12. The Greatest Escape
  13. Combustion
  • Charlotte Wessels
  • Timo Somers
  • Otto van der Oije
  • Martijn Westerholt
  • Joey de Boer




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