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Zwolle, Netherlands (2002 – present)

Delain is a band, formed in Zwolle, Netherlands in 2002. The band consists of Charlotte Wessels (vocals), Timo Somers (guitars), Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije (bass), Martijn Westerholt (keyboards), and Sander Zoer (drums).

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.



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  • shodan21

    v :(

    27 Feb 3:52am Reply
  • HxClpmaskmanHxC

    You know what's funny? When I searched after Charlotte's vocal range, google gave me hint: bra size.

    25 Feb 10:04pm Reply
  • shodan21

    v im pretty sure stalking would be *less* creepy.

    21 Feb 4:20am Reply
  • DorianVonEden

    Can that be considered stalking?

    19 Feb 9:07pm Reply
  • shodan21

    v see, i think you may have seen one before your lengthy disappearance. funny thing is, i think hes used several different accounts, which, since the posts keep disappearing, makes me hopeful that said accounts are getting banned :)

    19 Feb 12:33am Reply
  • Trexacious

    vvv I can't tell whether I'm glad or disappointed that I missed that

    17 Feb 3:13pm Reply
  • crazysharky666

    V You never fail to dissapoint.

    16 Feb 10:32pm Reply
  • Symbolofallloss

    After listening to crap like "Delain" you realize Epica is way superior and Mark Jansen writes good power metal.

    16 Feb 5:43pm Reply
  • shodan21

    it probably got overrun by the scrub that keeps posting in here about breeding with charlotte (and yes, he does use that particular word). at least his comments keep getting disappeared in here, although its making me look insane.

    13 Feb 11:46pm Reply
  • Trexacious

    didn't Charlotte used to have a blog? I tried googling it but the only thing that comes up is titled "blog" on her site and only has like two posts from a year ago... does anyone know what happened to it?

    13 Feb 2:51am Reply
  • MystCall

    Stay 4ever

    2 Feb 11:42pm Reply
  • crazysharky666

    Lucidity & April Rain are great but what they made afterwards just isn't up to par if you ask me.

    2 Feb 10:22pm Reply
  • shodan21

    v STAHP.

    1 Feb 9:19pm Reply
  • shodan21

    vvvv oh good its gone again.

    30 Jan 11:57pm Reply
  • Scarlett25

    Thanks for amazing show in Kraków! and come back again! [2]

    24 Jan 11:23am Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Thanks for amazing show in Kraków! and come back again!

    23 Jan 4:16pm Reply
  • HeartOfAWolf

    We Are the Others ❤️❤️❤️

    12 Jan 8:43pm Reply
  • shodan21

    ... aaand its back. /me sighs

    6 Jan 1:55am Reply
  • shodan21

    v yep.

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • DorianVonEden

    v The deletion of that post increased my faith in humanity by 2%.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
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