Music / Delain

Delain was founded by Martijn Westerholt and Charlotte Wessels. Westerholt is the ex-keyboardist and brother of one of the founders of Within Temptation, Robert Westerholt. He left Within Temptation in 2001 when he suffered from Pfeiffer's disease. Wessels was, at that time, an unknown singer living near Westerholt. They started Delain, as a project involving many of Westerholt's friends in the Symphonic Metal Community, in 2002, and began recording the debut album in July 2005, after they had signed a contract with Roadrunner Records. They've released four albums: Lucidity, April Rain, We Are The Others and The Human Contradiction.


  • Lucidity (2006)
  • April Rain (2009)
  • We Are The Others (2012)
  • The Human Contradiction (2014)


  • Martijn Westerholt (keyboards)
  • Charlotte Wessels (lead vocals)
  • Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije (bass)
  • Timo Somers (guitar)
  • Ruben Israel (drums)
  • Merel Bechtold (guitar)