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Within Temptation - Sign North American Deal With Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Official Nuclear Blast statement:

Having recently announced their new label home with UK-based Dramatico, the multimillion-selling Dutch symphonic rock band Within Temptation have signed a licensing deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment for the North American territory. The band is currently working on the follow-up to 2011's The Unforgiving.

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Posted: 07.08.2013 by Abattoir | Comments (5)


Within Temptation - To Release New Album In Autumn

Symphonic metallers Within Temptation have been writing new material for the successor to 2011's The Unforgiving and have now announced a deal with BMG Rights which will release their new album in the autumn.

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Posted: 31.01.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (8)


Within Temptation - New Video Released

Dutch symphonic metallers Within Temptation have released a new music video for the song "Fire And Ice". The video features live footage and video footage shot especially for visuals used in The Unforgiving Tour. You can watch it below.

The song comes off their fifth studio album The Unforgiving, which sold around 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 50 on The Billboard 200 chart.


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Posted: 21.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (9)


Within Temptation - Release New Video

"Shot In The Dark", the new video from Dutch symphonic metallers Within Temptation has been officially released today and can be viewed below. The single is off the band's latest effort The Unforgiving, released back in March.


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Posted: 04.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (7)


Within Temptation - Guitarist To Focus On Other Duties Within The Band

Dutch symphonic metallers Within Temptation guitarist Robert Westerholt will step down from touring duties to focus on production and songwriting within the band.

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Posted: 20.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (7)


Within Temptation - To Release Second Single

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.

Both in the story of The Unforgiving as well as on the album, "Sinéad" has always been a favorite of all of us. She is a character with a lot of different opposite sides to her, just like the song. It is catchy and feel good but at the same time emotional and melancholic. So from the start it was quite clear that "Sinéad" would be released as a single from this album."


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Source: within-temptation.com
Band profile: Within Temptation
Posted: 15.07.2011 by SceneryOfLoss | Comments (5)


Within Temptation - Singer Gives Birth To Baby Boy

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.

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Source: within-temptation.com
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Posted: 02.04.2011 by Elodie Artour | Comments (5)


Within Temptation - New Drummer Revealed

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.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Source: within-temptation.com
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Posted: 26.02.2011 by Dominus | Comments (6)


Within Temptation - New Video Online

"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.

All fans who share the Mother Maiden short film via their social network on Facebook or Twitter using a "pay-with-a-tweet" application, will not only receive a brand new Within Temptation wallpaper in return but have exclusive access to an online listening party for the album pre-release.

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Posted: 31.01.2011 by Dominus | Comments (28)


Within Temptation - New Album Single Out This Friday

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 next milestone in our journey leading to The Unforgiving album release will be the world premiere of one of the movies featured in The Unforgiving film trailer. Mark the 31st of January in your calendar, this is the day the door to The Unforgiving will open!


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Band profile: Within Temptation
Posted: 20.01.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (11)


Within Temptation - Album Trailer Online

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!

More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: within-temptation.com
Band profile: Within Temptation
Posted: 17.01.2011 by Justicelust | Comments (16)


Within Temptation - New Album Cover Art And Tracklist Revealed

Original news, posted on 06.01.2011

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.

The Unforgiving tracklist:

01. Why Not Me
02. Shot In The Dark
03. In The Middle Of The Night
04. Faster
05. Fire And Ice
06. Iron
07. Where Is The Edge
08. Sinéad
09. Lost
10. Murder
11. A Demon's Fate
12. Stairway To The Skies

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Source: within-temptation.com
Band profile: Within Temptation
Posted: 13.01.2011 by Shadowcross | Comments (59)


Within Temptation - New Song Online

"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!"


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Source: within-temptation.com
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Posted: 15.12.2010 by BudDa | Comments (11)


Within Temptation - Sharon Den Adel Pregnant, Tour Rescheduled

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.

However, we couldn't avoid rescheduling our tour as it will be impossible for me to deliver a great show for you while being in the final months of my pregnancy. Also due to the complications during the previous pregnancies it is dangerous for our baby and for me to be very active in these final months.

The tour dates have already been re-scheduled to the fall of 2011. The tickets you have bought will remain valid for the new dates which can be found on this page . We understand that the re-scheduling of our tour is a blow for you and we can only sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused as we very much appreciate the fact that so many of you have bought tickets for the shows early on.

We hope for your understanding and support and we'll do everything to make the up-coming tour the best you've ever seen from us yet!"

The new tour schedule reads as follows:

21-09-2011 - NED, Heerhugowaard, Waerdse Tempel (originally scheduled for 25-02-2011)
23-09-2011 - NED, Tilburg, 013 (originally scheduled for 27-02-2011)
25-09-2011 - NED, Tilburg, 013 (NEW SHOW)
27-09-2011 - NED, Amsterdam, Paradiso (originally scheduled for 28-02-2011)
28-09-2011 - NED, Amsterdam, Paradiso (originally scheduled for 01-03-2011)
29-09-2011 - NED, Groningen, Oosterpoort (originally scheduled for 06-03-2011)
06-10-2011 - FRA, Lille, L'Aéronef (NEW SHOW)
07-10-2011 - FRA, Nantes, Zenith (NEW SHOW)
08-10-2011 - FRA, Lyon, Transbordeur (NEW SHOW)
10-10-2011 - ESP, Madrid, La Riviera (originally scheduled for 25-03-2011)

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Source: within-temptation.com
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Event: Within Temptation: European Tour [Rescheduled]
Posted: 27.11.2010 by Promonex | Comments (21)


Within Temptation - New Album Title Revealed

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.

We have been big comic fans since our childhood. With this album we felt the time was there to take a new step in our creative development, take it further and broaden our horizon. Next to the concept form of the album, the songs are more divers than ever before. In addition, the music of the late 80ies, that's when we started to read comic books, certainly has left a mark on our new sound.

The album is set for release in March 2011, but our loyal visitors knew this already."

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Source: within-temptation.com
Band profile: Within Temptation
Posted: 20.11.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (12)