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Zwolle, Netherlands (2002 – present)

Delain is a band, formed in Zwolle, Netherlands in 2002. Delain was founded by Martijn Westerholt, former pianist of Within Temptation and brother of Within Temptation co-founder Robert Westerholt. Martijn left Within Temptation in 2001 after contracting Pfeiffer’s disease. He started Delain in 2002. The band released a demo entitled “Amenity” in 2002 and started recording their debut album “Lucidity” in July 2005, after they had signed a contract with Roadrunner Records.

For their first album “Lucidity” they invited several guest musicians:

Jan Yrlund - guitars (Imperia)
Ariën van Weesenbeek - drums (ex-Pandaemonium, ex-Imperia, ex-God Dethroned, Epica)
Ad Sluijter - guitars (ex-Epica)
George Oosthoek - grunts (ex-Orphanage, After Forever touring member)
Guus Eikens - keyboards (ex-Orphanage)
Sharon den Adel - vocals (Within Temptation)
Marco Hietala - bass, vocals (Tarot, Nightwish)
Liv Kristine - vocals (ex-Theatre of Tragedy, Leaves’ Eyes)

At the end of 2007 Delain stated that they intended to release a second album in 2008, but in November 2008, it was announced that the new album “April Rain” would be released on February 9th, 2009. In 2009, “April Rain” was delayed further until March 2009; the title track single, however, was released in February.

In February 2010, Delain announced they had started working on their third album, and that bassist Rob van der Loo would leave the band the same year due to time constraints. In March, Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije was announced as Rob’s successor. On October 4, 2010, Delain announced they were to part company with guitarist Ewout Pieters. Timo Somers was announced as his replacement on April 17, 2011.


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  • romankrieg

    29 Jul 2:02pm Reply
  • damix199

    see you soon in Warsaw, 7 november! The best band in the world! \\m/

    16 Jul 6:53am Reply
  • shodan21

    v that troll was two weeks ago though

    15 Jul 11:50pm Reply
  • nDroae

    There's a new anime called Charlotte so I started watching it because it's an anime called Charlotte but there's no character in it called Charlotte. I like it though :3 It's a Key/Jun Maeda thing (yay) with a new song by Lia (this team previously produced one of my absolute favorite songs of all time). Best animated Charlotte is Charlotte from Charlotte's Web (2006) HOW WAS THAT NINE YEARS AGO? I bought the Blu-Ray... and the Danny Elfman score CD.......... vvvvvvvvvvv I'm jealous that the Nightbox didn't get any new trolls in this whole time, except one visit from KingMichael. :/ It's like everyone's lost all interest now. Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte

    15 Jul 1:14am Reply
  • shodan21

    the sad thing is, this is probably the best use of his time.

    4 Jul 5:05pm Reply
  • poserdisposer90

    Creates troll name, trolls the pages of random bands, watches all the butthurt responds from butthurt fans.

    2 Jul 8:49pm Reply
  • shodan21

    the latter stat is probably true irl too.

    2 Jul 2:13am Reply
  • James-Joul

    v That hater account though. 0 Scrobbles, 0 Artists, 0 Friends.

    1 Jul 11:02pm Reply
  • poserdisposer90


    29 Jun 1:58pm Reply
  • shodan21

    vv #shotsfired

    27 Jun 12:02am Reply
  • poserdisposer90

    This pop rock music is horrible, I;d rather listen to true metal female vocals like Doro. LOL@ the pop rock bands on the upper right side.

    26 Jun 4:56pm Reply
  • DorianVonEden

    I beg to differ about the Lana del Rey comparison: Delain's music isn't empty but pretentious, and Charlotte is actually a very good singer.

    26 Jun 3:37pm Reply
  • HeartOfAWolf

    Yeah, there seems to be more trolls in symphonic metal bands' shoutboxes now.

    26 Jun 3:38am Reply
  • shodan21

    also what is with the trolls lately? one here, one over on the boxelot... ridiculous.

    25 Jun 10:18pm Reply
  • shodan21

    what, because the singer is a girl with red hair? because thats about where the similarities end.

    25 Jun 10:17pm Reply
  • poserdisposer90

    LOL@ this band copying paramore.

    25 Jun 9:24am Reply
  • HeartOfAWolf

    vvv The only comparable singers to Delain that you listed are Ellie Goulding and Lana Del Ray, and even that's a stretch. Delain has much more substance in their music, and your username makes your claim even more invalid.

    24 Jun 3:01am Reply
  • DorianVonEden

    vv Just so you know it, googling random pop singer names does not mean you have much pop culture or a good term of comparison. I wonder why people won't just quit talking about things they have zero insight on.

    22 Jun 8:07pm Reply
  • darkofnight

    Good stuff.

    20 Jun 9:15am Reply
  • poserdisposer90

    All this pop rock is boring it all sounds like Rita Ora, Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, Miley Cyrus and so on.

    16 Jun 11:38am Reply
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