13/05/2022 ZIK-ZAK, ITTRE, BELGIUM
14/05/2022 DE HELLING, UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS
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DEAR MOTHER is an alternative metal band based in the Netherlands. The first studio album ‘Bulletproof’ was independently released on July 16th 2021. The album represents a fresh start for guitarist Merel Bechtold and drummer Joey Marin de Boer who both left the established symphonic metal band Delain in order to choose their own path. After a thorough search the Russian vocalist David Pear joined the duo and things started moving very fast.
‘We started this band with one rule: to make and play music we love without setting boundaries to our creativity or freedom. This album is what we’ve all been dreaming of for a long time.’ All three founding members inclined towards modern heavy music in the likes of Linkin Park, Bring Me The Horizon and Slipknot.
The band jumped furiously on writing and producing their debut album in 2019, and in early 2020 after a successful crowdfunding campaign they captured their year long musical journey in the album that they always wanted to write (eternally grateful: ‘Wall of Heroes’).
‘We all had our demons in our individual and musical lives but every single one of us always knew what we wanted to achieve so when our paths eventually crossed the chemistry completely took over and there was not a grain of doubt that this is a bond of a lifetime’.
Despite the multiple lockdowns DEAR MOTHER managed to pull through and released independently five singles with DIY music videos in isolation. Managing to have their songs featured on the biggest editorial metal playlists like ‘Kickass Metal’, ‘New Metal Tracks’ and ‘New Core’. Managing to get over 1.000.000 streams in a short amount of time.