More than five years have passed since the last Diary of Dreams album was released in October 2017. Never before in the band's history was there such a long break between two albums. The reason for this is complex; the world seems to go crazy and turn everything upside down - too many global, but also private setbacks kept shifting the focus and made it impossible for the band around mastermind Adrian Hates to finish the album with the usual loving dedication and attention to detail. Now, the loyal fan base can finally look forward to the new album Melancholin, due for release at the end of February. The compositions sound incredibly intense and even more intricate and detailed than ever. In addition to that, the new songs are even more haunting and moving than we have come to expect from Diary of Dreams. Lyrically, the album has a reflectively analyzing and exciting quality, while musically covering the whole spectrum, from eerie ballads to electronic dance or epic, bombastic arrangements - all the colors of melancholy.