04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
After their contribuition to the soundtrack of the MMO game "Chronicles of Spellborn (TCoS)" with the song "The Howling", Within Temptation will release new single in January 2007 titled "What Have You Done", featuring Keith Caputo (from Life of Agony) as guest singer.
The band will also start their european tour this spring, playing at festivals and concerts in several countries: the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Denmark, the UK, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
More information about tour dates and ticket outlets in the official band site: www.within-temptation.com
Within Temptation have posted the following message on their official website:
"In November last year our third album 'The Silent Force' came out in Europe and we recently just released it in the UK as well. Things have been going great, and after a summer full of cool European shows it was also good to see some of our UK fans in London and at the Bloodstock Festival earlier this month. We are happy and a little proud to look back on a year full of highlights.
Now, the festival season is almost over. Everyone thinks Within Temptation are going to sit back and put our feet up! On the contrary, we are currently preparing the release of a new live DVD which will contain the special concert we did on Amsterdam's Java Island, cuts from many other live shows, interviews and backstage footage plus the promo videos since the previous DVD (from the Mother Earth tour). We want to get as many highlights on the DVD('s) as possible for our fans! The release of the 'The Silent Force Tour' DVD is scheduled for November 21st. And in the UK, to follow on from our first single 'Stand My Ground', we are also working on our second single - which will be 'Angels'.
Holland's Within Temptation will take part in an online chat on Monday, November 22 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The band will answer the fans' questions regarding their recently released album, "The Silent Force", and their upcoming European tour.
You can join the two chatrooms at Within-Temptation.com and Wt-Music.de.
Holland's Within Temptation will release their new album, "The Silent Force", on November 15 via BMG. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Intro / See Who I Am
03. Stand My Ground
09. It's The Fear
11. A Dangerous Mind (bonus track)
12. The Silence (bonus track)
Audio clips of all the album cuts can be heard online at www.Bol.com and www.MusicBay.se.
As previously reported, "The Silent Force" will be released in three formats: a limited digibook version with a DVD bonus, a regular jewel case version, and a version without the booklet, at a special price.
This is now officially confirmed !!! Previewing the release of their new album, WITHIN TEMPTATION will give a unique concert in Europe, on Monday November 8, in Paris, to the Bataclan!
This exceptional concert will be filmed and broadcasted live in several cinemas throughout Europe. For the occasion, the band will present a new and exclusive show, with grandiose productionů.
You can already buy the tickets since today in all the habitual sell points (Fnac, Virgin, Carrefour, France Billet. ..).
Because of the special aspect of this concert, a number of tickets will be allocated to the French and international media and for sure, a lot of fans from all over Europe will come too. Don't forget that the capacity of the Bataclan will be reduced because of the installations of the movie cameras and equipment for the retransmission.
WITHIN TEMPTATION are the first band confirmed for Borstrock 2004, a two-day festival set to take place May 21-22, 2004 in Nieuw-Vossemeer, in the south of the Netherlands. The band will headline Friday night's festivities.
For more information, visit the festival's web site at http://www.borstrock.nl/
On Monday, 17th November 2003, WITHIN TEMPTATION will release their new double DVD featuring breathtaking live material, captivating backstage reports and many other specials.
It will be released in a stylish double DVD box.