Available April 8th in North America on Napalm Records
DELAIN will not only enthrall Symphonic Metal Fans with their fourth album The Human Contradiction, but also will bring listeners new to the genre. The band revolving around the supreme Charlotte Wessels have confirmed two special guests for their upcoming release.
The first guest vocalist is Marco Hietala of Nightwish/Tarot, he provides guest vocals on the tracks "Your Body is a Battleground" and "Sing to Me".
The band commented on working with Marco Hietala again:
"We are very excited about the much anticipated return of vocal force Marco Hietala on our upcoming record. After our collaboration with Marco on our first two albums we can't help but hearing his voice in some of the songs we write! We love his contributions on The Human Contradiction: Marco adds greatly to the power of "Your Body Is A Battleground" as well as to the melancholia of "Sing To Me".
Marco added: "I've done quite a few visitations on select albums during my career. DELAIN and their albums are among the most frequent. If you listen to their stuff, you´ll know why. Martijn and his group seem to have plenty to say both musically and lyrically. Keep it up mates!"
The second special guest on The Human Contradiction is Alissa White-Gluz of The Agonst. The band and Alissa spoke about the collaboration:
DELAIN: "We are really excited about Alissa's addition to our new record! Alissa needs no introduction: we love her great, versatile and powerful vocal style and after spending time on the road with Alissa on our tour with Kamelot last fall, we simply needed her awesomeness :) Both Alissa's clean vocals and signature screams are featured on the record's finale "The Tragedy Of The Commons". We can't wait to share the song with you!"
Alissa: "After a couple days of touring with DELAIN, I HAD to go buy a CD or two. This band blew me away with their intelligent songs, energetic yet extremely precise live show and overall charisma. Sure enough, after buying an album at their merch table and listening to it on repeat while working out, my suspicions were confirmed: DELAIN IS AN AWESOME BAND! I'm very flattered and honored to participate in their upcoming album. I see DELAIN going very far, I wish them nothing but success and I'm glad to contribute my share!"
The album will be released in North America on April 8th via Napalm Records; pre-order opportunities will be made available soon.
In support of the album DELAIN will return to North America this fall for a tour with Sonata Arctica and label mates XANDRIA. Tickets are on sale now. A complete list of dates can be found below.
The Human Contradiction Track Listing:
1. Here Come the Vultures
2. Your Body is a Battleground
4. My Masquerade
5. Tell Me, Mechanist
6. Sing to Me
7. Army of Dolls
9. The Tragedy of the Commons
9/3: Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
9/4: New York, NY @ Stage 48
9/5: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
9/6: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
9/8: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
9/9: Montreal, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
9/10: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
9/11: Toronto, ON @ MOD Club
9/13: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
9/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
9/16: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
9/17: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
9/19: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
9/20: Regina, SK @ The Exchange
9/21: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom
9/22: Calgary, AB @ The Republik
9/24: Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
9/25: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/26: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
9/28: San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency
9/29: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
9/30: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
10/1: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
10/4: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/5: Lawrence, KS @ Granada
10/7: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/8: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
10/9: Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/10: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/12: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards
10/13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/14: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
10/15: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
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