Delain – one of the more accessible symphonic metal outfits, hailing from the Netherlands – just released the official music video for their new single ‘Suckerpunch’. The song is taken from the upcoming Lunar Prelude EP, due for release on 19 February.
My goodness. It is stonkingly good. With a rousing chorus, a combination of synths and symphonic elements and a pretty decent, slick video to boot (metal videos are notoriously cheesy) lead singer Charlotte Wessels is sounding sublime. Plus – and this is very exciting – and they have a new guitarist… a female guitarist! Her name is Merel Bechtold and it’s just so refreshing to see a feminine face in a metal musician lineup. Merel, welcome!
I must confess I wasn’t all that excited about Lunar Prelude (I’d always rather listen to a full album), but I most definitely am now!
Have a listen yourself and let me know what you think:
Take care… and keep it metal! \m/
Visit Delain’s official website for information on Lunar Prelude and more:
For more information on newcomer Merel Bechtold, she has her own website here: