Delain announce new album details

Symphonic metal band DELAIN have announced the first and highly anticipated details for their upcoming fifth studio albums titled, Moonbathers.

The album will be released August 26 via Napalm Records and a nice follow up from the bands EP, Lunar Prelude, that was released earlier this year. On top of that DELAIN will be celebrating their tenth anniversary as a band.

DELAIN had this to say on the new album and 2016 for them as a band:

“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 wile playing our most heaving 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 endeavours making 2016 the biggest year for DELAIN ever!”

Moonbathers, which is mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, will squash your hunger for symphonic greatness. On top of that, there will be varied tracks ranging from a cover of classic rock band QUEEN and a reappearance of Alissa White-Gluz as a special guest on opening track, Hands of Gold.

The artwork for Moonbathers was courtesy of longtime collaborator Glenn Arthur.


The tracklist for Moonbathers is:
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. Dance Macabre
9. Scandal
10. Turn the Lights Out
11. The Monarch

Bonus CD:
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

With ten years under their belt and touring with bands such as SABATON and NIGHTWISH, two EP’s and now their fifth full length album, 2016 will no doubt prove to be the biggest year for DELAIN.

You can pre-order Moonbathers here.

To support their upcoming album, DELAIN will be hitting the road in 2016, catch the band live with special guests EVERGREY and support KOBRA AND THE LOTUS here:

14.10.2016 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
15.10.2016 DE – Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
16.10.2016 DE – Hamburg, Gruenspan
17.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
19.10.2016 DE – Berlin, Columbia-Theater
20.10.2016 PL – Cracov, Kwadrat
21.10.2016 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
22.10.2016 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
25.10.2016 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
27.10.2016 AT – Vienna, Szene
28.10.2016 DE – Munich, Backstage
29.10.2016 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
30.10.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
31.10.2016 FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
02.11.2016 ES – Madrid, Arena
03.11.2016 FR – Toulouse, Metronum
04.11.2016 FR – Paris, Elysee Montmartre
05.11.2016 FR – Lille, Le Splendid
06.11.2016 BE – Antwerp, Trix
08.11.2016 UK  – Birmingham, Institute
09.11.2016 SCO – Glasgow, The Classic Grand
11.11.2016 IRE – Dublin, Button Factory
12.11.2016 UK – Manchester, The Ritz
13.11.2016 UK – London, Koko
15.11.2016 UK – Norwich, Waterfront
16.11.2016 UK – Southampton,  Engine Rooms
17.11.2016 UK – Cardiff, Tramshed

DELAIN festival dates 2016:

25.06.16 HU – Balatonszemes, Rockpart
01.07.16 FI – Helsinki, Tuska Festival
08.07.16 DE – Geiselwind, Out & Loud
16.07.16 DE – Balingen, Bang Your Head Festival
28.07.16 SI – Tolmin, Metaldays
13.08.16 ES – Villena, Leyendas del Rock

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Jessica Howkins

Co Editor-in-Chief for Distorted Sound Magazine, Music Journalism student.