Martijn Westerholt

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David Martijn Westerholt
Martijn Westerholt on stage (2009)
Martijn Westerholt on stage (2009)
Background information
Born (1979-03-30) 30 March 1979 (age 41)
OriginZwolle, Netherlands
GenresSymphonic metal, gothic metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsKeyboards,[1] piano
Associated actsDelain
Within Temptation

David Martijn Westerholt (born 30 March 1979 in Waddinxveen, Netherlands) is the cofounder (along with Charlotte Wessels), keyboardist, and the main songwriter of the Dutch symphonic metal band Delain. He was previously a member of symphonic metal band Within Temptation, until he was diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis shortly after the release of Within Temptation's second full-length studio album, Mother Earth. His brother Robert Westerholt is the guitarist and founder of Within Temptation.[2] He lives in Zwolle,[1] where he resides since his study in Communication at Windesheim College in 1998.


With Within Temptation[edit]



With Delain[edit]


Live Albums[edit]




Westerholt is responsible for writing the majority of the music from Delain. He also co-wrote "Restless", the song that was released as debut single by Within Temptation.

He uses both Korg and Roland Keyboards.


  1. ^ a b Ginsberg, Gab (8 March 2019). "Emerging Artists Spotlight: Delain". Billboard.
  2. ^ Gary Sharpe Young (2012). ANTHOLOGIE DU METAL Tome 2 (in French). Camion Blanc. ISBN 2357796367.

New title Keyboardist for Within Temptation
Succeeded by
Martijn Spierenburg
Keyboardist for Delain
since 2002