23:35 - PocketMetal Good, I like that as well. I was just reading The Last Wish ( The WItcher Book #1) too, shoutbox is a weird place. :D ( The book is fun, right now Gralt is having bro-lunch with a monster. :D)
23:31 - !J.O.O.E.! I think it's more the silly fetch quests than anything. You'll find yourself fighting a lot most likely though. Areas aren't level-scaled so you can wander into areas with enemies above your level (which I like).
23:28 - PocketMetal I'll probably start on Hard difficulty to avoid getting bored by the side-missions, make every fight matter. I hope it's like that...
23:26 - !J.O.O.E.! I'm enjoying it. As has been there's tons of superfluous side-missions and some odd nitpicking issues, but it looks great, the combat is decent (as a rogue anyway), story seems good so far, good dialogue etc.
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
Within Temptation have issued the following update:
"Unfortunately we have to announce that, due to family matters, Stephen hasn't been able to rehearse with us for the upcoming theatre tour. That's why Stephen has asked Mike Coolen to replace him for the rehearsals and consequently also for the theatre tour. You might have seen Mike Coolen (Brotherhood Foundation, Daybroke) with us before, as he replaced Stephen during a few shows last year. We kindly ask you to also give Mike a warm welcome!
Speaking of shows, the upcoming theatre tour will be our last tour for a while. The upcoming year we will focus on writing new songs and work on recording a new album. We have done over 180 shows in 40 countries in the past 2 years. New continents have been visited (like the United States, South-America and Russia) and we also did shows in Eastern Europe for the first time. The Black Symphony concert with the Metropole Orchestra in Ahoy Rotterdam has been an absolute highlight. We're still very proud of the amazing DVD and Blu-ray in which it has resulted. It have been two intense, but amazing years and we'd like to thank you all for giving us your warm welcome and support!
Within Temptations have posted the following update:
"We know you're all very curious on what will happen surrounding our new DVD. To start things off, we posted 2 clips online in high resolution quality. As the quality of Youtube isn't great, we wanted to put these online, for you to see how amazing "Black Symphony" looks!
You can check out these clips in various bitstreams depending on your internetconnection, but also send them to your friends and family. Those of you who send out the video the most, will win a signed "Black Symphony" DVD! Enjoy"
| Our Solemn Hour | Forgiven |
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Within Temptation have posted the following news on their website:
"We can now show you a new video, supporting our new European single "Forgiven"! The video contains footage off of our new DVD "Black Symphony" and we are really happy with it. To watch it, go to the video section of our MySpace page or check it out on our YouTube channel!
The single will be released on September 12, so you will notice a slight delay in the arrival of the single through our webshop."
"Forgiven" cover art] tracklisting is as follows:
01. Forgiven (Single version)
02. Forgiven (Album version)
03. The Howling (Live in Eindhoven Nov. 2007)
04. Hand Of Sorrow (Live in Eindhoven Nov. 2007)
You can now watch a clip of Within Temptation's new upcoming DVD "Black Symphony"! Through this link you can check out the song "Solemn Hour".
As Quoted Official: "Black Symphony will be released on double-DVD, double-CD and Blu-Ray disc on September 22nd. As mentioned earlier, it will contain the full concert we did at the Ahoy Rotterdam together with the 60-piece Metropole Orchestra and a 30-voice classical choir, as well as on-stage stilt performers, costume changes, and an array of stunning pyrotechnic, lighting effects and a 400m2 video screen with great WT visuals. The DVD will also contain a lot of extra footage from the show in Beursgebouw, amongst other bonus materials. More info on this will follow soon!"
Dutch metallers Within Temptation have posted the following update:
"Great news! Finally we can announce a bit more on our upcoming DVD! Its title will be Black Symphony, it will be released worldwide on September 22nd. Of course, this DVD will contain the full concert that we did at the Ahoy in Rotterdam last February, with the Metropole Orchestra, a choir and several guest artists. We will announce more details at a later date, but what we can announce is that we're also adding footage from our show in Eindhoven in 2007 and that Black Symphony will be released on double-DVD, double-CD and Blu-Ray disc. Check back later for more news. We will see you soon!"
Guitarist Robert Westerholt has posted on the band's website that he will not be joining the rest of the band on the tour that will start on 10 January. Robert explains that reason for this is that he has severely bruised his right thumb, which makes it impossible for him to play guitar.
Within Temptation will be playing with 5 members only, and no new tour member will be filling in Robert's place.
Within Temptation have announced their headlining US tour in September. The 13 stop tour will take the band from the Northeast to the Southwest in support of their July 24th release, "The Heart of Everything".
The dates are as follows:
Sep. 05 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
Sep. 07 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Sep. 08 - Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
Sep. 09 - Theater of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Sep. 11 - Mod Club Theatre - Toronto, ONT
Sep. 12 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Sep. 14 - St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
Sep. 15 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Sep. 16 - Station 4 - Saint Paul, MN
Sep. 18 - Cervantes - Denver, CO
Sep. 21 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
The Netherland's award-winning band Within Temptation is set to embark on their first visit to North America this May in anticipation of their U.S. debut album "The Heart Of Everything", due out on Roadrunner Records on July 24.
Exposing their music to US audiences will prove to be a new chapter for Within Temptation, as they join the Hottest Chicks Of Metal tour as direct support to fellow female metallers Lacuna Coil, along with In This Moment, Stolen Babies and Kylesa.
The Revolver Magazine sponsored tour will span throughout the US and Canada, kicking off on May 5th and running through June 7th.
Hottest Chicks In Metal Tour:
5/07 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
5/08 Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats
Within Temptation's video for the song "Frozen" has been posted at Youtube. According to a posting on the group's website, the clip's storyline is based on events that take place at the turn of the 20th century, dealing with a pretty heavy subject: violence and abuse within a family.
Samples for the tracks appearing on the new Within Temptation album, "The Heart Of Everything," are currently available at this location.
Also, Roadrunner UK are offering a free MP3 download of the track 'The Howling'. Says the label, "To download your copy of 'The Howling', taken from the band's forthcoming album, The Heart Of Everything, simply fill in your details here and we will send you a link to the download."
"The Heart Of Everything" will be released in Europe on March 12th through Roadrunner. A North American date has not yet been announced.
Posted on the official site: "We hereby can announce the title of our upcoming new album! It will be titled 'The Heart Of Everything'. We will announce the detailed release dates shortly. We will also post more information on our first single 'What Have You Done (feat. Keith Caputo)' as well very soon! The photography has been done by Erwin Olaf, a very well-known Dutch photographer. You can find more information about him at: www.erwinolaf.com"