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Within Temptation

Formed: 1996
From: Utrecht, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Within Temptation Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Within Temptation.


Within Temptation: "We Had To Renew Ourselves"

Within Temptation is one of the creators of the female fronted symphonic metal scene and has been innovating it since the late 1990’s. Since then, the genre has exploded and spawned hundreds of other bands who have followed in the band’s footsteps. Earlier this year, Within Temptation released “The Unforgiving,” a comic book, a short movie series and arguably the band’s defining record. However, in order to expand on the success of “The Heart Of Everything,” the band was forced to do serious soul searching to redefine a sound they had spent thirteen years perfecting. The path to new inspiration was found, not with the future, but buried deep within the past of co-founders/co-writers SHARON DEN ADEL (vocals) and husband Robert Westerholt (guitars).

Now, on the heels of a successful festival season in Europe, the band finds itself on the precipice of major progress breaking into the elusive North American scene. “The Unforgiving” tour starts with a small stint in Canada and the eastern coast of the United States and Metalunderground.com was on hand to speak with vocalist Sharon Den Adel for the first stop on American soil. The place was Worcester, Massachusetts and the venue was the mysterious and appropriately haunted Palladium, a stopping point on any major metal tour. More...

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