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Charlotte Wessels Statement On Her Delain Departure

Yesterday we helped to share the news about Martijn Westerholt announcing Delain’s return to being a project-based band as all members, including singer Charlotte Wessels, had left the current lineup (seen HERE for the folks who didn’t see it). Now its time to share what Charlotte has to say about this news.

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The Statement:
Delain has been my world for nearing 16 years, which is half of my life and my entire career. So it is with a heavy heart that I am confirming that Delain will continue as Martijn’s solo project, and my involvement with Delain ends here.

At this time, I know that you might have questions about the ‘why’ in all of this. I fully understand and respect that. Simply put, it is the sad conclusion of more than a year of trying to find solutions to built up grievances. Part of me feels like I’m letting all of you down, I’d like you to know that this decision was not taken lightly and I apologise to those of you who had high hopes of seeing all of us together live on stage again after lockdown. Until recently, I thought this might still be in the cards for us as well.

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Charlotte Wessels w Delain in NYC by Ken Pierce (2019)

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Martijn Westerholt Returns Delain To Project-Based Group

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The Statement:
For the last year or so, the collaboration within the band ceased to work as well as it once had. Some of us were no longer happy with the current roles in the band. We all tried very hard to find a solution for over a year, but sadly we were unable to find one.

As a result, we will all be going our own ways and pursuing our own endeavors. I am very sad our cooperation has come to end, but at the same time I am very grateful for all the years we were able to work together. Together we toured the world, shared highs and lows, and met with many successes as well as times that pushed us to learn and grow. We all enjoyed meeting our fans and making new friends all over the globe. I would like to thank my fellow bandmates and wish Timo, Otto, Joey, and especially Charlotte the very best for the future. And I hope that will mean onwards and upwards to new musical adventures for each of them!

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Delain by Tim Tronckoe

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70,000Tons Of Metal Announces First Bands For 2019 Excursion

When I announced the performer lineup for the 2019 “ShipRocked” Cruise (seen HERE), a lot of Metalheads were wondering just what in the heck was going on with the announcement for the 2019 “70K Tons Of Metal” excursion since that usually came up in July. Well, as the saying goes “it’s better late than never” as the first details and bands have been lined out. Read on down below.

The Announcement:
60 Bands, 4 Days, 1 Cruise Ship, and only 3000 Tickets. This is 70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

On 70000TONS OF METAL™ you get unrestricted festival access to all 120 live shows on board, 70000TONS™ OF KARAOKE until sunrise, Jamming With Waters In International Waters – the Official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam which writes Heavy Metal History every year, Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians, our infamous Belly Flop Contest, Shore Excursions with your favorite artists, and much more!
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Kamelot Announces 2018 North American Headlining Tour

As it’s only the first week of June, I’m not too crazy about discussing things that are going to happen in 2018 – Especially a full ten months away but I’m certainly going to make an exception when it comes to our friends in the mighty Kamelot. Long time readers know how we’ve been covering the band since their very first NYC appearance and this press release outlines their returning tour plans. I’ll return at the close. Here we go.

The Press Release:
KAMELOT NORTH AMERICAN NATION! After tours around the globe, Kamelot will return to North American in April/May 2018 to support their upcoming release on Napalm Records. This tour and album is the follow-up to the band’s highest charting album worldwide “Haven” (#1 BILLBOARD HARD ROCK CHARTS). The new offering will be released in early 2018 and the first tour of the release will hit the United States and Canada, bringing their biggest production and package in the band’s history! The tour will venture North and into Canada before extending through the Midwest, ultimately reaching the West Coast before circling back to the South, capping it off with a huge Orlando and Fort Lauderdale finale!
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Win A Ticket For Hammerfall/Delain @ Stage 48 on 4/24/2017

The Details: It’s been a bit of a time since the mighty Hammerfall has toured around these parts so finding them returning to the USA and with a NYC show on the books is pretty damned awesome. They’re joined on this run by Delain from the Netherlands who a lot of people are going crazy for and since we’ve seen both bands a few times over the years it’s safe to say that this will be a Metal treat that leaves lasting memories. The NYC show will be at Stage 48 and thanks to the powers that be on the promoter side, some lucky PiercingMetal fans will be getting to see the show for free. Read on below on how to participate in this latest contest.

When and Where: Monday, April 24th @ Stage 48 (608 West 48th Street, NYC)

To Participate: This is a co-headlining run for all intents and purposes and since I usually ask for three things about the main act and your interest in them I am going to ask that you do exactly the same for me with this one. However, there is a trick to this one. If you are a fan that that is most interested in Hammerfall then your three solid entries should be focused on Hammerfall. If you are most interested in Delain then the three entries should be about them. Now for the trick….I’d also like you to add a fourth entry about the other band. Make sense? It should. Now please review some guidelines that help with the competition.
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