Dutch metal outfit Delain announces a release of a new material “Hunter’s Moon” with brand new studio tracks and live Blu-Ray with a footage captured during the sold-out Danse Macabre tour across Europe in 2017.
“Hunter’s Moon” is the final piece in the band’s trilogy consisting of EP “Lunar Prelude” and their fifth studio album “Moonbathers” from 2016. Delain’s new release offers not only four new songs but also ten live songs and a Blu-Ray with a special “Danse Macabre” performance filmed at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht.
“Along with the live Blu-Ray are four new studio tracks. Two of these offer a preview of what we are working on for our new full-length studio album, which we expect to release in 2019. “Masters of Destiny” is a dramatic, cinematic track, that we’re excited to shoot an equally dramatic video for this week. The title track “Hunter’s Moon” has more of a catchy feel and will hopefully appeal to our fans featuring heavy riffs, orchestrations, a large chorus and as a novel feature, Timo’s screams. Our guitarists stepped to the forefront on this release, in writing “This Silence is Mine” (Timo Somers) and “Art Kills” (Merel Bechtold). With fond live memories, classic and new sounds we’re excited to present Hunter’s Moon to the world!” comments the band on the new tracks.
Delain premiered two of the four new songs live at their special headliner shows in Cologne and Haarlem in October. You can check the fan footage of “Masters Of Destiny” and “Hunter’s Moon” here.
In 2017, the band was joined by Marco Hietala of Nightwish for a one-of-a-kind “Dance Macabre” tour from which songs are included on the Blu-Ray. He comments: ”I was really pleased to do the tour because it gave me a chance to challenge myself in different surroundings and band dynamics. In the end, it comes down to the same old but great thing. I love doing good shows with good people for good audiences. All for one and one for all!”
“The Moonbathers tour has been a hell of a ride and the “Danse Macabre” shows were an absolute highlight. We are excited to share the footage of our show at Tivoli Vredenburg with you on this brand new Blu-Ray. It was great to finally perform all of our collaborations with Marco live, something our fans have been asking for such a long time! Also gracing the stage were George Oosthoek who gave his signature sound to “Hands Of Gold”, and Elianne Anemaat who adorned “Scarlet” with her beautiful cello tones. The Tivoli show had such an amazing atmosphere and was one of the highlights of our career. Plus a home match for some of us! We are thrilled to have this Blu-Ray as a physical souvenir of the night and we hope that our fans will enjoy it as much as we did,” adds the band.
“Hunter’s Moon” comes out February 22 via Napalm Records. You can see the tracklist and album cover by Cam Rackam below.
1. Masters Of Destiny
2. Hunter’s Moon
3. This Silence Is Mine
4. Art Kills
Live from Utrecht:
5. Hands Of Gold – Live (feat. George Oosthoek)
6. Danse Macabre – Live
7. Scarlet – Live
8. Your Body Is A Battleground – Live (feat. Marco Hietala)
9. Nothing Left – Live (feat. Marco Hietala)
10. Control The Storm – Live (feat. Marco Hietala)
11. Sing To Me – Live (feat. Marco Hietala)
12. Not Enough – Live
13. Scandal – Live (feat. Marco Hietala)
14. The Gathering – Live (feat. Marco Hietala)