DELAIN Release Official Video For “Masters Of Destiny”
January 11, 2019, 5 months ago
The dramatic and cinematic track, “Masters Of Destiny”, is the first single from Delain's upcoming release, Hunter’s Moon. It is one of the four brand new studio tracks that are part of the stunning live album + BluRay, which will be released on February 22nd via Napalm Records.
Delain travelled to Iceland to underline the mystic that lies within the brand new single accompanied by a breathtaking video, “Masters Of Destiny”. Watch below.
Says the band: "This is an exciting release for us, and a special one too on account of the fact that we chose one of our more elaborate and unconventional compositions for our first single, showcasing another side of ourselves as a band. We wanted to make the video like an extension to the music; to match the orchestral, instrumental and vocal bombast of the song with visuals of nature in all its grandeur, and we found the perfect backdrop for this in beautiful Iceland. We are very proud to present to you the music video for our brand new track Masters of Destiny. We hope you enjoy the journey."
Hunter's Moon is the final part of a trilogy, that also includes Delain's EP Lunar Prelude and album Moonbathers. The release includes four brand new studio tracks, ten live songs, and a Blu-ray disc of those live songs, filmed at Utrecht's Tivoli venue, during Delain's sold out Danse Macabre European tour in 2017 and featuring special guests including Nightwish's Marco Hietala. Perfect for both old and new Delain fans, the release encapsulates their breathtaking live show and showcases their stunning stage production, as well as offering a taste of what's to come from their next studio album, also due out in 2019.
Delain about the four new studio tracks: “Along with the live Blu-Ray are four new studio tracks. Two of these offer a preview of what we are working on for our new full length studio album, which we expect to release in 2019. 'Masters Of Destiny' is a dramatic, cinematic track, that we’re excited to shoot an equally dramatic video for this week. The title track 'Hunter’s Moon' has more of a catchy feel and will hopefully appeal to our fans featuring heavy riffs, orchestrations, a large chorus and as a novel feature, Timo’s screams. Our guitarists stepped to the forefront on this release, in writing 'This Silence Is Mine' (Timo Somers) and 'Art Kills' (Merel Bechtold). With fond live memories, classic and new sounds we're excited to present Hunter's Moon to the world!”
Marco Hietala (Nightwish) about the Danse Macabre Tour: ”I was really pleased to do the tour, because it gave me a chance to challenge myself in different surroundings and band dynamics. In the end it comes down to the same old but great thing. I love doing good shows with good people for good audiences. All for one and one for all!”
Delain about the live Blu-ray: “The Moonbathers tour has been a hell of a ride and the Danse Macabre shows were an absolute highlight. We are excited to share the footage of our show at Tivoli Vredenburg with you on this brand new Blu-Ray. It was great to finally perform all of our collaborations with Marco live, something our fans have been asking for for such a long time! Also gracing the stage were George Oosthoek who gave his signature sound to 'Hands Of Gold', and Elianne Anemaat who adorned 'Scarlet' with her beautiful cello tones. The Tivoli show had such an amazing atmosphere and was one of the highlights of our career. Plus a home match for some of us! We are thrilled to have this Blu-Ray as a physical souvenir of the night and we hope that our fans will enjoy it as much as we did.”
Hunter’s Moon is available in the following formats:
- CD + Blu-Ray Disc, including 6-page Digipack
- 2LP Gatefold Vinyl + Blu-Ray Disc
- Deluxe Box incl. CD + Blu-Ray Disc Digipak + poster flag + pendant + patch + lanyard/VIP pass
- Digital Album
With artwork from Cam Rackam, the tracklisting includes:
Brand New Studio Tracks:
"Masters Of Destiny"
"This Silence Is Mine"
Live From Utrecht:
"Hands Of Gold" - Live (feat. George Oosthoek)
"Danse Macabre" - Live
"Scarlet" - Live
"Your Body Is A Battleground" - Live (feat. Marco Hietala)
"Nothing Left" - Live (feat. Marco Hietala)
"Control The Storm" - Live (feat. Marco Hietala)
"Sing To Me" - Live (feat. Marco Hietala)
"Not Enough" - Live
"Scandal" - Live (feat. Marco Hietala)
"The Gathering" - Live (feat. Marco Hietala)
Martijn Westerholt - Keyboards
Charlotte Wessels - Vocals
Joey Marin de Boer - Drums
Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije - Bass
Timo Somers - Guitar
Merel Bechtold - Guitar
(Photo - Sandra Ludwig)