Sinéad, the 2nd single from Within Temptation latest album The Unforgiving will be released between July 15th and 19th in most countries.
Check out the official video for the song below. Interested parties can find more release details over at this location.
The band comments: "With undeniable disco grooves, we took this opportunity to further enhance the track's dance floor appeal merging these seemingly disparate genres to create contagious new versions of "Sinéad" with the help of four acclaimed dance producers like Scooter, VNV Nation, Benno de Goeij and Groove Coverage. Each of the collaborating DJ producers had carte blanche to reinterpret "Sinéad" to suit their preferred style and personal vision.
Last Wednesday, March 31st, Within Temptation singer Sharon den Adel gave birth to a baby boy, named Logan Arwin Westerholt.
Logan is the third child of Sharon den Adel and Within Temptation guitarist Robert Westerholt. The boy came into the world a little over five weeks early, but both mother and son are doing fine.
Sharon den Adel found the time to post the following message: "We are so extremely happy he's here now with us safe and sound. The delivery went very well and myself and Logan are feeling just great. What a week... it's all overwhelming. For the moment greetings from the clouds we're floating on and we wish all of you a fantastic day also!"
A picture of the newborn child can be found at this location, if you must.
Mike Coolen is the new drummer of Within Temptation.
Comments the band: "He has played with us in the past on a few occasions before. The chemistry has always been very good both on stage as on personal level so he was the first on our mind. So, Mike great to have you on board!"
In other news, Within Temptation performed a short acoustic set last Friday, February 18th, on the Dutch radio station Radio 538. Video footage of this set can be watched in three parts below.
"Faster", the new video from Within Temptation can now be watched over at Kerrang!
The new single Faster will be released digitally on March 13. The song is taken from Within Temptation's new album, The Unforgiving, which will hit stores on March 28.
In other news, the band will debut a short film on the band's official site this afternoon, 5pm CET. The first movie, titled Mother Maiden, ties in with "Faster," introducing the main characters of the narrative.
These movies give further insight into the concept of The Unforgiving and are based on the comic storyline; the characters are impersonated by actors. Each film is followed by a band performance that, all together, form a dark and compelling tale of life, love, revenge, rage, and regret.
A press release from the people at Within Temptation:
"Faster and Faster and Faster", the lyrics of Within Temptation's new single set the pace for the exciting weeks to come.
The energy and adrenalin boasting song will receive its Worldwide Premiere on Guardian Media Group's 'Rock Radio' network in the United Kingdom on Friday January 21st at 9am GMT / 10am CET. Fans worldwide can tune in online to hear the single at Rock Radio (Those in Manchester can tune in at 106.1 FM and Scotland 96.3FM).
Robert comments: "Faster" is a song which surprised ourselves. It's a very fresh new sound wrapped around the 80'ties heart and soul of the track. "Faster" reflects one of the many musical roots we have. Combined with the modern influences on our new album, it's like the past and future created the present."
The Unforgiving, the upcoming concept album of Within Temptation, will be released worldwide in March 2011.
The Unforgiving will be based on a comic book series, written by Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48), while comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness and X-men) has been asked to draw the characters and scenery. The main characters of the comic will be reflecting the characters of the songs.
Today, the band revealed another piece of the puzzle in the form of a short trailer... and is seems there will also be a movie for The Unforgiving. Start believing the hype!
Within Temptation has unveiled the cover artwork for their upcoming concept album The Unforgiving.
As previously reported, The Unforgiving will be based on a comic book series, written by Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48). The main characters of the comic will be reflecting the characters of the songs. Comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness and X-men) has been asked to draw the characters and scenery. You can check out some pages from the comic book here.
The Unforgiving is due to be released worldwide in March 2011.
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Dutch metallers Within Temptation have just revealed the tracklist of their forthcoming album, entitled The Unforgiving.
"Where Is The Edge", the first single off Within Temptation's upcoming album The Unforgiving, is now up for streaming. The Where Is The Edge single is set to be released next month. The band has launched a video featuring exclusive preview scenes of the upcoming movie Me & Mr Jones and is available for viewing below.
The band had the following to say: "Together with this brand new song we're starting a very cool item on our Facebook page. Through a Facebook plug-in, you can share the video of "Where Is The Edge" on your Facebook profile and we register your name to be included in the packaging of the special edition of The Unforgiving! Starting today, the plug-in will be available under the title of "Unforgiving" on this page. The duration of this campaign will depend on the response of the Facebook fans, so make sure to use this plug-in as soon as possible. Obviously you need to 'like' our Facebook fan page before you have access to this plug-in!"
Dutch symphonic metal outfit Within Temptation has announced that singer Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt are expecting a baby. The band's upcoming tour, which was scheduled from February through April 2011, has been rescheduled to the fall of the same year. Already acquired tickets remain valid for the new dates, which can be found below the official statement.
States Sharon den Adel:
"As we are all gearing up for the release of our new album I have news which might come as a surprise: Robert and I are expecting a child. To be honest, this was not planned at all, but we're very happy about it as we experience our kids as an enrichment of our lives.
I'm happy to tell you that the release of our new album will not change: March 2011! The recordings for the album are completed and the songs are being mixed right now, all preparations for the release are in full swing, so there is no reason to put things on hold.
Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation has released the following statement:
"We're really excited to be able to finally announce the title of our new album.
Recently we've started giving clues on the website about our concept album. As you might have noticed our concept album is going to be based on a comic book series, written by Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48). We've asked comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness and X-men) to draw the characters and scenery.
The new album and comic will be titled: The Unforgiving.
On this album, we've taken a totally different approach. Each song on The Unforgiving was written along Steven's narrative. The main characters of the comic are reflecting the characters of our songs. The concept pushed us and gave inspiration to come up with a new approach in our sound. It resulted in writing our best songs so far.
Within Temptation has announced a headlining tour for February 2011 in the following update:
"We are very excited to make this announcement. As you know, we have been very busy working on our new album in the past year. It isn't finished yet, but we're getting there! We currently have the album scheduled for the beginning of 2011 and of course we will be touring soon after the album release! We're returning to the European stages in February and March for the first part of the tour and head straight into the festival season after that.
We will be sending special links out to our fan club members starting Wednesday July 28th, so they will be able to take part in an exclusive pre-sale for fan club members only. Check here to see the details on Wednesday. General presale will start on Friday July 30th unless otherwise mentioned on our tour page. Check back for all the exact pre-sale links. There will be Twitter-tags for all the shows. If you mention them in your Twitter-messages, you will be able to see who else is going to the same show as you and communicate with them! Here are the dates of the first part of the tour, we hope to see you there!"
Within Temptation will part ways with drummer Stephen van Haestregt at the end of April. Here's the word from the band:
"We are sorry to announce that Stephen and Within Temptation will go their separate ways after the upcoming theatre tour. It isn't easy to say goodbye after all we've been through together. In this period of time many dreams have become reality for all of us and exceeded our highest expectations. Through the good and bad it has created a bond; we've had a wedding, a funeral and have seen each others kids being born and growing-up. Everything passed in a flash and we are looking back on it with a smile.
We would like to thank him and Veroniek for all the great moments, passion and devotion. We wish you the best for the future! You can still see Stephen on stage with the upcoming theatre tour and in the future with his band My Favorite Scar. If you are curious check their website or their MySpace site."
Within Temptation's latest video "Utopia" can be viewed below. The song is a duet between Sharon and a new English singer who goes by the name of Chris Jones. The song comes off the band's upcoming live album "An Acoustic Night At The Theatre", which will be released on November 2nd. More info about "An Acoustic Night At The Theatre" here.
Within Temptation have issued the following update on their official website:
As you already know, we will be releasing a new acoustic live CD in the end of October. "An Acoustic Night At The Theatre" will feature many of our biggest hits, played live and acoustic during our seated tour last year. In April next year we will be doing a rerun of this tour, where we will be doing this particular show for the last time. After that, we will prepare ourselves for the new album, new show, etc. The exact release date is October 30th in some countries and 2 days later in some other countries. We will post an exact overview on that at a later date. Of course you want to know what's going to be on there, well here you go:
"After receiving great responses on our sold out theatre tour in 2008, we decided to do a rerun of this tour, so you'll still have the opportunity to attend these special seated concerts. During these shows we will be playing a lot of our songs in an acoustic version and we'll have special lighting and visual effects. The tour will cover 17 shows in The Netherlands and Belgium.
These will be our first live shows after a long period of writing and recording. We are already looking forward to see you again!"
03-04-2010 - Stadsschouwburg Middelburg, Middelburg, The Netherlands.
07-04-2010 - Twentse Schouwburg, Enschede, The Netherlands