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."

Stephen's goodbye words can be read here.


Source: en.within-temptation.com
Band profile: Within Temptation
 
Posted: 03.04.2010 by CHEF METAL HEAD



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Ag Fox - 03.04.2010 at 14:17  
What funeral?
Cassian - 03.04.2010 at 14:35  
Sad news.
Same question. What funeral???
Rasa - 03.04.2010 at 19:58  
What's the difference? Maybe someone's in the band father or mother died..? What's so unbelievable?
CaLu - 03.04.2010 at 20:14  
It's ashame that also Within Temptation can't seem to keep thier band together, as it not the only band who's recently announced something like this, i.e. Leaves' Eyes also has seen it's drummer leave.
Shadowcross - 04.04.2010 at 07:36  
Written by Rasa on 03.04.2010 at 19:58

What's the difference? Maybe someone's in the band father or mother died..? What's so unbelievable?

Good point.. I doubt it had any bearing on the world of metal.
So did he play on Mother Earth?
From their band listing it seems he came just after that album and his debut was on The Silent Force.
I hope they choose a drummer that adds something special to their next album.
Justicelust - 04.04.2010 at 11:09  
What a sad news, I started to cry. Stephen is my favorite drummer, why on earth he is leaving?
Asitis - 04.04.2010 at 17:46  
Written by Justicelust on 04.04.2010 at 11:09

What a sad news, I started to cry. Stephen is my favorite drummer, why on earth he is leaving?

Read the article?
http://en.within-temptation.shapesites.com/?id=32
The Shape 1973 - 04.04.2010 at 20:19  
Most likely sick of what Within Temptation has become, just another pop band, miles away from its gothic roots.
Taktsekte - 05.04.2010 at 12:48  
Well, it's not like Within Temptation has written the hardest drums to ever play. I'm sure they will find a suitable drummer in the future.

Best wishes to Van Haestregt and his band.

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