Between the celebration of its tenth anniversary, the promotion of their LP “Moonbathers” but also an anniversary edition of their first album “Lucidity”, Delain had a very busy year. Without counting, Europe, North and South American tours , members didn’t have time to get bored.
They also release their first DVD/Blu-Ray Live box set, issued on October 27, “A Decade Of Delain: Live At Paradiso”. It was filmed at a sold-out gig at Amsterdam’s legendary Paradiso on December 10, 2016. DELAIN was joined on stage throughout the evening by Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Liv Kristine (ex Theatre of Tragedy, ex Leave Eyes, Cradle of Filth, etc) Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory). This dvd contain many other special guests and collaborators.
The north and south American Tour
Following their South American tour in November 2017, Delain gives us a video recapitulation of this tour:
On October 26th, Delain kicks off his Dance Macabre tour with bassist and singer Marco Hietala’s Nightwish as a special guest in Paris, France. This “Danse Macabre” tour ended recently.
About a future album
The members of DELAIN explain that they will be very active on the road in 2018. But that they will remain very discreet on the work of the future album.
Keyboard player Martijn Westerholt recently said in an interview : “We want to keep a low profile and discreet because we want to focus on making the new album – writing and recording it”.
Likewise, the singer Charlotte Wessels validates the information : “We’re going to do a lot of things, but you won’t see a lot of them.”
Westerholt also confirmed that DELAIN’s next album will mark the first time guitarist Merel Bechtold will be involved with one of the band’s full-length recordings from the start of the creative process. “That’s true, but in our case, it’s never a big issue” he said. “To be frank, Charlotte, studio collaborator Guus Eikens and I already do everything, and we do try — and are very open — to welcome band members to participate on it.”