Dutch symphonic metallers Delain are back in 2016 with their 5th studio album. Titled Moonbathers, the album is set for release on Napalm Records on August 26th. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Delain live twice now, both times with Nightwish, and I’ve photographed them once. They’re always awesome and a blast to listen to, so I’m definitely excited for Moonbathers to drop later this summer. Check out the details on the new album, including the track listing from the band’s press release via Napalm Records:
From the press release:
2016 means ten years of Delain – and therefore ten years of larger-than-life symphonic metal!
The band’s latest EP Lunar Prelude was a tasty treat earlier this year, but haven`t we all been waiting for the main course? Finally the wait is over, as DELAIN have now unveiled first and hotly anticipated details for their upcoming and fifth studio album titled Moonbathers, set to be released August 26th 2016 on Napalm Records!
Delain: “We have never had so many milestone events in one year. The release of our EP Lunar Prelude, our fifth studio album Moonbathers, our upcoming 10 year anniversary celebrations and Live registration, and there is still more to come. All of this while
playing our most heavy touring year ever. We are on a roll, and our new album Moonbathers is here to embody that. We hope you will enjoy this new effort and join us on our endeavors making 2016 the biggest year for Delain ever!”
Moonbathers, mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, will satiate your hunger for the symphonic greatness, catchy hooks and a solid dose of metal that the band is known for. It showcases DELAIN from both their most extravagant and sensitive sides as they explore all things nocturnal through an especially varied set of tracks including a surprising cover of classic rock legends Queen as well as a reappearance of Alissa White-Gluz – Official Page as a special guest on opening track “Hands Of Gold”.
The visual counterpart comes courtesy of longtime collaborator and neo-Victorian romantic Glenn Arthur.
Moonbathers features 11 tracks, one of which is Queen cover, and will include a bonus CD featuring an additional 6 tracks, 4 of which were recorded live in The Netherlands. Check that out below. Needless to say, we can only assume the release of a new album means Delain will be hitting the road again either late this year, or sometime in early 2017 to support the new material. We’ll have details on tour dates if or when they’re announced. What we do know for sure, however, is that Delain will mark their 10th anniversary with a special concert in Amsterdam on December 10th.
1. Hands Of Gold – Featuring Alissa White-Gluz
2. The Glory and the Scum
4. The Hurricane
5. Chrysalis – The Last Breath
6. Fire With Fire
8. Danse Macabre
10. Turn the Lights Out
11. The Monarch
12. Suckerpunch – Live In The Netherlands
13. Turn The Lights Out – Live In The Netherlands
14. The Glory And The Scum – Live In The Netherlands
15. Don’t Let Go – Live In The Netherlands
16. The Glory And The Scum – Orchestra
17. Hands Of Gold – Orchestra