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 honest
music that doesn’t need a gimmick to distract your attention
from the music.
Based in the south of the Netherlands quintet Delphian were
formed 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 demo CD was recorded which got a lot
of positive reviews and made a deal possible with Finnish
label Lion Music. The debut album “Oracle” (mixed by Joost
van den Broek: After Forever, Star One/Ayreon, ex-Sun Caged)
was released in the summer of 2005.
A lot of reviewers speak of a non-comparable unique sound.
Delphian consist of dynamic and creative rhythms, combined
with melodic guitar riffs, crystal clear vocals and flute
playing of female singer Aniek. The songs are very diverse.
From up-tempo metal songs to mysterious acoustic ballads the
Delphian sound is unique and delivered with even more finesse
on their 2007 release ‘Unravel’.
If you are looking for prog metal with a highly original slant
Delphian deliver the goods.