As previously reported here at Stargazed Magazine, Delain’s new dystopian album will explore topics of impending doom and human indifference. “Apocalypse & Chill” will hit the stores on February 7, 2020 via Napalm Records, featuring broad soundscapes that range from anthemic rock to electronic metal.

The fourth single showcases the delightful diversity of the upcoming album. The hauntingly beautiful “Ghost House Heart” is  the first ballad to be released by Delain since “See Me In Shadows” from their 2007 debut. The music video was filmed in the dead of winter at Woolton Hall in Liverpool, which was built in 1704 and left to decay for the last few decades. Woolton Hall’s alleged haunted halls provided the perfect backdrop for “Ghost House Heart”, and it can be seen here:

 

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 release 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 mesmerizing. The video was a lot fun to make and it was a beautiful set with a lot of history.”

 

 

Delain - Apocalypse & Chill
Delain – Apocalypse & Chill

Track list:
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

Apocalypse & Chill will be available in the following formats:

  • CD Digipack
  • 2 LP Gatefold in BLACK
  • Deluxe Box
  • Digital Album

    Pre-order the album HERE.

 

DELAIN live:
06.02.20 UK – Birmingham / O2 Institute
07.02.20 UK – Manchester / O2 Ritz
08.02.20 UK – Bristol / Anson Rooms
09.02.20 UK – London / Electric Brixton
14.02.20 NL – Utrecht / Tivoli Vredenburg – Valentine’s Day release show
03.04.20 FI – Turku / Apollo
04.04.20 FI – Tampere / Olympia
05.04.20 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia Klubi
10.04.20 NL – Schijndel / Paaspop
18.04.20 BE – Durbuy / Durbuy Rocks Festival
17.05.20 BE – Waregemse / Waregemse Metal Days
06.06.20 CZ – Pilsen / Metalfest
21.06.20 CZ – Clisson / Hellfest

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