Ex-DELAIN Guitarist Merel Bechtold Launches New Band DEAR MOTHER, Crowdfunding Album

Netherlands/London-based modern metalcore act DEAR MOTHER are a band you will be hearing more and more of in the coming months. Consisting of members from bands like Delain, Purest of Pain, and Deadly Circus Fire, the trio recently formed and are currently about to enter the studio to record their first album with Australian producer Jimmy Alexander! The band is crowdfunding their debut album (links below to support them), and are hoping to release new music as soon as possible.


About the band forming, guitarist Merel Bechtold (ex-Delain) had this to say:

“Last year I’ve decided to leave several projects to focus on what’s really important to me. I had to make some incredibly hard decisions, but this was the only way for me to focus on my own dreams. I asked myself what music meant to me, what it should feel like to make music. And I came to the conclusion that it was definitely not what I was doing at the time. But this… this is an exciting fresh start. The whole goal of this band is to make the music we love, without any restrictions. And I couldn’t have dreamt of a better team to do this with. There’s Joey, the little brother I never had and a powerhouse behind the drums; we’ve played together for years, but this is the first time we’ve founded something of our own. And then there’s David, Russian singer located in London who found us after a long search. This guy is just the most amazing vocalist; we had a huge list of requirements and David ticked all the boxes, he just surpassed our expectations. The music chemistry we have is unreal: even though the band is just starting it already feels like we’ve been working together for a lifetime, like we’re family. To complete the lineup we have awesome bass player Werner Erkelens (currently on tour with I Built The Sky) and Ferry Duijsens, my favorite Dutch guitar player ever. Ferry and I shared the stage in the band The Gentle Storm in 2015, and we instantly clicked.”

You can contribute to their crowdfunding page here in support of the new album, and be sure to check them out on Facebook as well. We’re looking forward to some rippin’ new tunes from these talented musicians and hope you are too!

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