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CHARLOTTE WESSELS (Ex-DELAIN) Offers Hope In A Heavy New Single “The Exorcism”


Former Delain vocalist and prolific solo artist Charlotte Wessels has announced her new record The Obsession for September 20. Wessels is now streaming a hopeful (and musically heavy) new single “The Exorcism” alongside a music video by Tim Tronckoe and Claire Stuart of Blond & Blauw Films.

“I’ve been thinking a lot about fears and behaviors I’ve had since I was a child, and how at certain moments in life I thought I’d overcome them for good, but they’d always rear their ugly heads again in time. I keep wondering why,” said Wessels. “Did I invite them back in? ‘The Exorcism’ is a call for these demons to stay away – but also a message to myself and others facing similar challenges, to hang on – even if they don’t.”

The Obsession features Wessels‘ ex-Delain cohorts guitarist Timo Somers, bassist Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije, and drummer Joey Marin de Boer as well as keyboardist Sophia Vernikov. The album also features arrangements by Vikram Shankar (Silent Skies, Pain of Salvation), cello by Elianne Anemaat, was mixed by Guido Aalbers (Muse, Coldplay, The Gathering) and was mastered by Andy VanDette (Porcupine Tree, VOLA, Dream Theater).

Pre-orders are available here.

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