Delain - We Are The Others
Dutch symphonic rockers, Delain release their third album, 'We Are The Others' through CNR Entertainment and Roadrunner Records. Fronted by the fiery-tressed Charlotte Wessels, Delain is the brainchild of keyboardsman, Martijn Westerholt.
The band spent most of summer 2011 with the Tripod production squad; Jacob Hellner (Rammstein, Apocalyptica) and the Epicentre team, Fredrik Thomander and Anders Wikstrom (Scorpions, Backyard Babies) in Hellner's Stockholm studio, taking two months to collectively fine-tune the material for 'We Are The Others'.
Martijn states "They pushed each of us to our absolute limit and in many cases beyond! They really knew how to get the maximum out of us individually, out of Delain as a band and of course out of our songs." And indeed, the album is laden with musical hooks on tracks like 'We Are The Others', 'Are You Done With Me', or 'Where Is The Blood'; a powerful and emotive duet featuring Fear Factory frontman, Burton C. Bell.
The album's title track is an anthem for outsiders, with the lyrics being inspired by the hate crime against British girl, Sophie Lancaster in 2007. Sophie and her boyfriend were beaten comatose by a gang of youths, simply because of their goth look. She later died from her injuries and the tragedy sent shock waves around the world.
Charlotte states: "Sophie's story hit close to home for us, being part of a subculture ourselves, but it's in no way an individual case. People are discriminated against all the time, to the point of violence, based on their cultural or ethnic background. 'We Are The Others' is our own 'outsiders anthem' for everybody who, deliberately or not, diverts from the norm. Whether by looking different, acting different, or choosing a different path in life than is expected from you."
"Getting 'We Are The Others' recorded has been a challenging process," continues Charlotte. "However, I'm absolutely sure that it forced the best out of us. I'm in love with so many of the tracks on this record! Our fans have shown massive support in the run up to the release. Thank you all so much for that! Now that we've got the date fixed and this great new team behind us, I can't wait to get onstage and blow your minds with our new songs. You rock!"
Release Date : 03 Jul 2012