A metal band with a female singer....another one? But one without a ball dress, “tough” leather clothes, make-up or fake choirs on tape. Just a band with melodic, progressive and honost music that doesn’t need a gimmick to distract your attention from the music.
In the south of the Netherlands based quintet Delphian was founded in the beginning of this century by guitarist Coert Bouten and drummer Roel van Helden (also in Sun Caged). After a long search and a dozen musicians the current line-up was finally completed in summer 2003 with Marcel Volleberg (guitar), Sjoerd Hoeijmakers (bass) and Aniek Janssen (vocals/flute).
The further story is one with a standard course; Delphian did a lot of gigs; a demoCD was recorded which got a lot of positive reviews and made a deal possible with Finnish label Lion Music. The debut album “Oracle” will be released in the summer of 2005.
A lot of reviewers speak of a non-comparable unique sound. Consisting of dynamic and creative rhythms combined with melodic guitarriffs and the crystal clear vocals and flute playing of female singer Aniek. The songs are very diverse. From up-tempo metal songs to mysterious acoustic ballads. There are mp3-samples and bandphoto’s downloadable on this website.
Aniek Janssen vocals/flute firstname.lastname@example.org
Coert Bouten guitar email@example.com
Marcel Volleberg guitar firstname.lastname@example.org
Roel van Helden drums email@example.com
Sjoerd Hoeijmakers bass firstname.lastname@example.org