DELAIN: Release ‘Ghost House Heart’

DelainWhile fans eagerly await DELAIN’s sixth full studio album, Apocalypse & Chill, scheduled for release on February 7, 2020, the band has offered a fourth single, “Ghost House Heart”. The track showcases the delightful diversity of DELAIN’s upcoming album. In contrast to the bombast of “Masters of Destiny”, the epic highs of “Burning Bridges”, and the modern vibes of “One Second”, DELAIN takes it back to their raw essence with the hauntingly beautiful “Ghost House Heart”, the first ballad to be released by DELAIN since “See Me In Shadows” from their debut album in 2007.

Charlotte on “Ghost House Heart”:
“Going back to such an intimate song after the bombast of “Masters of Destiny” and “Burning Bridges” feels a bit like switching gears, but I enjoy every minute of it. Singing this song is almost meditative, and I love the way voice, piano, and violin weave together in the track. I hope our fans will love this change of pace as well, and I can’t wait to perform this song live on stage during our upcoming UK tour, and our Valentine’s Day show in Utrecht.”

Martijn on the creation of the new song:
“This song was created while spontaneously playing and singing together with Charlotte. It seemed to create itself! It’s also a nice change of pace in relation to the other songs we have written for the new album. As a pianist, of course it is fun to play a piano song for a change. We worked with violinist Shir-Ran Yinon and I think the way the violin intertwines with the vocal lines is mesmerising. The video was a lot fun to make and it was a beautiful set with a lot of history.”

“Ghost House Heart” was filmed in the dead of winter at Woolton Hall in Liverpool, which was built in 1704 and has been left to decay for the last few decades. Woolton Hall’s alleged haunted halls provided the perfect backdrop for “Ghost House Heart”. Musing feelings of loss and homesickness, but also of hope, “Ghost House Heart” is sure to strike an emotional chord with all who hear it.

Apocalypse & Chill – out February 7, 2020 – explores topics of impending doom and human indifference, making this their boldest, most daring, and undeniable offering yet. Brutal riffs, synth-heavy patterns and fully orchestrated compositions accented by vocalist Charlotte Wessels’ extraordinary vocal potency will enthral the listener, while new influences may surprise. Martijn Westerholt valorised the music and direction of the album not just as keyboard player but as producer. The broad soundscape on Apocalypse & Chill ranges from anthemic rock to electronic metal, breaking stereotypes without losing unique DELAIN trademarks.

DELAIN on Apocalypse & Chill:
“We think Apocalypse & Chill will surprise our listeners. It’s heavy with new influences and we’re really curious to find out how our audience will respond to that.”

Pre-order info here

Apocalypse & Chill Tracklisting:
1. One Second
2. We Had Everything
3. Chemical Redemption
4. Burning Bridges
5. Vengeance
6. To Live Is To Die
7. Let’s Dance
8. Creatures
9. Ghost House Heart
10. Masters Of Destiny
11. Legions Of The Lost
12. The Greatest Escape
13. Combustion

See DELAIN in the UK in February at:
Thu 6th Feb – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Fri 7th Feb – MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sat 8th Feb – BRISTOL Anson Rooms
Sun 9th Feb – LONDON Electric Brixton

Tickets are on sale now here.

DELAIN surged into the music scene in 2006 with the release of their first album, ‘Lucidity’. Now, in 2019, the band has five successful releases under their belt – including the widely praised album ‘Moonbathers’ which charted in the Top 20 in the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland, as well as Top 50 in the UK and Belgium – and continues to enchant fans the world over. Having toured the globe as headliners, as well as supporting notable bands like Sabaton and Nightwish, and having rocked festivals like Wacken Open Air and Download Festival amongst many others, DELAIN have firmly carved out their niche in the scene. Their single Stardust’ – from their chart-smashing album ‘The Human Contradiction’ – has now racked up over 10 million views on YouTube and millions of streams on streaming platforms from all over the world.

Martijn Westerholt – Keyboard
Charlotte Wessels – Vocals
Joey Marin de Boer – Drums
Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije – Bass
Timo Somers – Guitar

Image on header – TIM TRONCkOE

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