Talking to CHARLOTTE WESSELS of DELAIN (Interview)

Talking to CHARLOTTE WESSELS of DELAIN (Interview)

And so began the first date of the Delain/HammerFall North American Tour right here in Toronto. The energy shot through the late afternoon air like electric blue lightning that you could almost see. The excitement level was so elevated that you couldn’t help but be carried away as if riding in a hot air balloon. At least that’s how we felt anticipating our chat with Charlotte Wessels of Delain. Arriving at Toronto’s Opera House ahead…

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DELAIN – Live in Toronto April 19th 2017 (Upcoming Concert)

DELAIN – Live in Toronto April 19th 2017 (Upcoming Concert)

Inertia Entertainment presents Delain live in Toronto April 19th at The Opera House for the first date of the new tour. Delain from The Netherlands will be Co-Headlining their first North American tour with Hammerfall from Sweden. Also on the bill is Atmora from Windsor Ontario. Since 2013 Delain has been to Toronto 3 times opening for others. With the support Delain has gained in Toronto, it is time for the band to return with their…

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ARKONA/SIRENIA North American Tour Announcement (News)

ARKONA/SIRENIA North American Tour Announcement (News)

For the first time in their career, Sirenia from Norway will land on North American soil and tour USA & Canada. Touring for their latest album Dim Days of Dolor released November 2016. Dim Days of Dolor did make my personal Top 10 for 2016. The new album and tour features new lead vocalist Emmanuelle Zoldan.  Zoldan is a trained opera singer who has been with Sirenia as a choir singer for over a decade! Taking from the Sirenia official website:…

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The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

Hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Another year has passed with new music and what a year it has been. With over 100 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favorite, wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to pick what I feel as my Top 10. One day it might be some heavier music where other days more melodic. So many other great releases came…

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DELAIN – Moonbathers (Album Review)

DELAIN – Moonbathers (Album Review)

Coinciding with their 10 year anniversary on August 26, 2016, Delain from the Netherlands, will be releasing their 5th studio album – Moonbathers. I first experienced Delain in 2014 with their single release “Stardust” from the album The Human Contradiction. With the chance to see them twice on that tour I became a huge fan and filled my CD collection with all their releases. Feels like we have been waiting a long time for this…

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DELAIN – Moonbathers (2CD) (August 26, 2016)

DELAIN – Moonbathers (2CD) (August 26, 2016)

2016 means ten years of DELAIN– and therefore ten years of larger-than-life symphonic metal! The EP Lunar Prelude was a tasty treat earlier this year, but haven`t we all been waiting for the main course? DELAIN’s fifth studio album Moonbathers satiates your hunger for the symphonic greatness, catchy hooks and solid dose of metal that the band is known for. A first glimpse at the depth of the album washes over the listener with “Hands…

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Rizon – Power Plant (Album Review)

Rizon – Power Plant (Album Review)

File this one under surprisingly great…”if you rule the world, the heart is on fire“; the blood certainly pumped a bit faster after this release.  For fans of bands such as Amaranthe, Swiss band Rizon are like catnip cocaine for cool cats.  This band knows how to bellow out catchy pop metal with all the swagger of a grifter taking your hard earned cash. The band is made up of Matthias Götz (vocals/acoustic guitars), Rahel…

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Delain – Lunar Prelude EP (February 19, 2016)

Delain – Lunar Prelude EP (February 19, 2016)

Delain seem to be restless spirits: Their latest album The Human Contradiction was released in 2014 on Napalm Records and gained high praise from both fans and the press alike. Delain followed up the release by touring the world with acts such as Sabaton, Within Temptation, and Nightwish, followed by a European headline tour that saw them conquering stages in sold out venues all over! Yet instead of resting on their success, Delain have hit the studio again to…

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Phantasma – The Deviant Hearts (November 20, 2015)

Phantasma – The Deviant Hearts (November 20, 2015)

To introduce Charlotte Wessels to any connoisseur of symphonic metal would be like carrying coals to Newcastle – she is, after all, since 2005 the vocal figurehead of Dutch grandees Delain, who celebrated a spectacular debut with Napalm Records in 2014 with their latest and fourth album The Human Contradiction. Whether melancholy, atmosphere or brute force: The quintet presented itself musically and vocally from its hitherto strongest side. It is therefore not only surprising but also…

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