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10 March 2014


Dutch Symphonic Metal band Delain have released a lyric video for their new single, 'Your Body Is A Battleground'.

It is the second release from the band's highly anticipated new album 'The Human Contradiction' which is due for release on Monday 7th April via Napalm Records.

Guitarist Timo Somers commented: "('The Human Contradiction') is the first album cycle that I was fully a part of, so it was very cool to see the songs build from scratch and have input in them. The studio sessions were really relaxed so that created a nice atmosphere to record some of my fattest riffs. I think this album has a really cool vibe. It's heavier, it's groovier and I see the songs were lifted to compositions more than ever."

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Vocalist Charlotte Wessels also commented, "The title (of the album) is taken from one of my favorite books; Octavia E. Butlers trilogy Lilith's Brood. A post-apocalypse story in which the fact that humanity didn't last is explained by our two most contradictory qualities - the fact that we are as a species both intelligent and hierarchic. This human contradiction causes an 'us versus the others' mentality, which in the book - as well as one could argue, in reality - proves to be a most self-destructive attitude.

"In a way, the album presents a broadening and deepening of the lyrical concept of (the band's 2012 album) 'We Are The Others' - 'otherness' and how people relate to this, has had my interest for years. Whether it is otherness within our species, so towards people who are perceived as 'different' by other people (which was 'We Are The Others' main focus) or in our attitudes towards non-human 'others', which is the lyrical addition made by our new record."

You can see the lyric video for 'Your Body Is A Battleground' here:

Preview clips for the entire album can be heard here:

'The Human Contradiction' Tracklist:
Here Come the Vultures
Your Body Is a Battleground
My Masquerade
Tell Me, Mechanist
Sing To Me
Army of Dolls
The Tragedy of the Commons

You can catch Delain live supporting Within Temptation here:
Friday 11th April - Apollo, Manchester
Saturday 12th April - Wembley Arena, London
Monday 14th April - O2 Academy, Newcastle
Tuesday 15th April - O2 Academy, Glasgow
Wednesday 16th April - O2 Academy, Birmingham

Delain are:
Charlotte Wessels - Vocals
Timo Somers - Lead Guitar
Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije - Bass Guitar
Martijn Westerholt - Keyboards
Sander Zoer - Drums

Delain Online:
Official Website:

Delain Photo by Sandra Ludewig


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