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Within Temptation

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

Latest Within Temptation News

Below is our complete Within Temptation news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Within Temptation And Opeth To Play Bloodstock

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have issued the following announcement about confirming Within Temptation for next year's edition:

"After our biggest and most successful year to date, we are excited to announce our first headliner for 2015! Within Temptation are set to play their only UK show next year as Saturday night headliners at Catton Park! It is a triumphant return for the Dutch megastars, who headlined Bloodstock in 2005, as their very first UK festival appearance and only second ever UK show."

Frontwoman Sharon den Adel enthuses, “We're thrilled to play Bloodstock again! We had such a great time before and can't wait to take ‘Hydra’ to the stage at Catton Park. It's a really exciting time for us right now and we're looking forward to bringing the fire!!”

Slotting in to the Saturday night special guest slot will also be Swedish retro rock band Opeth, which just released throwback album "Pale Communion." Comments frontman Mikael Akerfeldt: “We’re happy to confirm that we’ll be back at the Bloodstock festival next year! I don’t know how many times we’ve played there now, but it’s a real great place, a nice festival run by nice people. Too bad it’s like….a year or so away!?”

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Within Temptation Posts New Tour Video

Within Temptation has posted the fifth in a series of video blogs online chronicling the band's time on the road supporting new album "Hydra" (reviewed here). Check it out below, and the band also comments:

"After months of blood, sweat and tears the beast is unleashed and Hydra is on the road! While the band is on the road, Sharon is keeping a video diary of the tour that shows you what happens during and in between shows, and what it's like for the band to bring Hydra to the stage and see people respond to the new songs for the first time.

"Check out the new episode of the Hydra Tour Diary featuring some exclusive inside the tour bus footage, see the preparation of the show and meet the 'Friendly Rockstar.'" More...

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Amaranthe Comments On North American Tour

Sweden's Amaranthe will be returning to North America in support of an upcoming, as-yet-untitled album.

The band will be providing direct support for Within Temptation, and the tour begins 9/25 in San Francsico, CA and runs through 10/11 in Worcester, MA. Guitarist Olof Morck commented on the North American tour:

"We could not be more pleased to announce that we will be supporting Within Temptation on their North American tour this fall! I have loved Within Temptation's music for almost ten years, so it will be an honor to support them. But most of all, we can't wait to see our amazing American fans again, and make a bunch of new ones!"

The band has confirmed an autumn 2014 release date for a new studio album via Spinefarm Records. Catch Amaranthe live:

9/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
9/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
9/28: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
9/30: Minneapolis, MN @ First Theater
10/1: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
10/2: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
10/3: Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
10/5: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/7: Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
10/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/10: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/11: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

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Within Temptation Posts Tour Video

Within Temptation has released a new tour video, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

"Time for another Hydra Tour Diary episode! A little later than usual, but Sharon has a special request for you!

"You get to see part of the crew build up in Prague and Budapest and Robert pays a visit to see dragons from Prague. Meanwhile, Sharon goes nuts over a clothing sale and winds down in a beautiful Hungarian spa. A birthday, a close call on stage, a new hairstyle, and a special request for you from Sharon… Check out the video!"

The band has been performing in support of latest full-length album "Hydra" (reviewed here). More...

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Within Temptation Posts Video Teaser

After releasing a music video for "Dangerous," Within Temptation will also soon be dropping a video clip for the track "Whole World is Watching." A teaser trailer for the coming video can be seen below.

Both tracks are taken off the band's new album "Hydra," due out February 4th, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Let Us Burn
2. Dangerous (Feat. Howard Jones)
3. And We Run (Feat. Xzibit)
4. Paradise (What About Us?) (Featuring Tarja)
5. Edge Of The World
6. Silver Moonlight
7. Covered By Roses
8. Dog Days
9. Tell Me Why
10. Whole World Is Watching (Feat. Dave Pirner) More...

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Within Temptation Posts Behind-The-Scenes Video

Within Temptation has released a making-of clip showcasing the creation of the "Dangerous" music video, featuring Howard Jones. Check it out below, and you can also see the full "Dangerous" video at this location.

"Dangerous" comes off the band's brand new album "Hydra," which will be released on February 4th via Nuclear Blast. The track listing is as follows:

1. Let Us Burn
2. Dangerous (Feat. Howard Jones)
3. And We Run (Feat. Xzibit)
4. Paradise (What About Us?) (Featuring Tarja)
5. Edge Of The World
6. Silver Moonlight
7. Covered By Roses
8. Dog Days
9. Tell Me Why
10. Whole World Is Watching (Feat. Dave Pirner) More...

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Within Temptation Posts Video Recap

Within Temptation has released a video recap of 2013, which can be seen in the YouTube clip below.

The band's new album "Hydra" also drops on January 31st (EU via Roadrunner) and February 4th (North America via Nuclear Blast Records). The track listing is:

1. Let Us Burn
2. Dangerous (Feat. Howard Jones)
3. And We Run (Feat. Xzibit)
4. Paradise (What About Us?) (Featuring Tarja)
5. Edge Of The World
6. Silver Moonlight
7. Covered By Roses
8. Dog Days
9. Tell Me Why
10. Whole World Is Watching (Feat. Dave Pirner) More...

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Within Temptation Releases "Dangerous" Music Video

Dutch metal act Within Temptation released a new music video for the band's second single "Dangerous." The song features a collaboration with Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones and will appear on the upcoming new release "Hydra." The album drops on January 31st (EU via Roadrunner) and February 4th (North America via Nuclear Blast Records).

The track listing for "Hydra" is:

1. Let Us Burn
2. Dangerous (Feat. Howard Jones)
3. And We Run (Feat. Xzibit)
4. Paradise (What About Us?) (Featuring Tarja) (see music video here)
5. Edge Of The World
6. Silver Moonlight
7. Covered By Roses
8. Dog Days
9. Tell Me Why
10. Whole World Is Watching (Feat. Dave Pirner)

Check out "Dangerous" here: More...

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Within Temptation Posts Video Teaser

Within Temptation has issued the following update about releasing a new music video later this week:

"The video for the second single off of ‘Hydra’ is coming soon! Really soon! Get ready for this Friday, because the official video for 'Dangerous' featuring Howard Jones will be released December 20! Check out this preview below."

The band's new album "Hydra" is due for release on February 4th, 2014 in North America.

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Within Temptation Reveals Album Details

Within Temptation has now launched pre-orders for the band's upcoming album "Hydra," which are available right here.

The album is due out February 4th, 2014 in North America, and the track listing will be as follows:

01. Let Us Burn
02. Dangerous Featuring HOWARD JONES
03. And We Run Featuring XZIBIT
04. Paradise (What About Us?) Featuring TARJA
05. Edge Of The World
06. Silver Moonlight
07. Covered By Roses
08. Dog Days
09. Tell Me Why
10. Whole World Is Watching Featuring DAVE PIRNER More...

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Within Temptation Reveals New Album Details

Symphonic metal pioneers Within Temptation has released a teaser video revealing the title of the band's upcoming new full length LP "Hydra." The album is set for release on January 31, 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. Preorders for the album can be made over here.

The Hydra, a mythological serpent creature from ancient Greece, couldn’t be killed. When one of its many heads was cut off, two more grew in its place…

“It’s like us – undefinable!” laughs Robert. “What’s more, ‘Hydra’ is a perfect title for our new album, because like the monster itself, the record represents the many different sides of our music.”

Within Temptation collaborated with several special guests on ‘Hydra’: Tarja Turunen, Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum and metalcore hero Howard Jones, formerly of Killswitch Engage as well as US hip-hop icon Xzibit.

Robert: “Xzibit is amazing. ‘And We Run’ song is about how you’ve got to live your life now. He’s rapping at full force on this song, it’s really heavy.” Sharon adds: “Xzibit brings a new element to our music that we’ve never had before! It’s a new cross-over and we love it!” As for the mighty Tarja, Sharon recalls: “The way she delivers those high melody lines left us all speechless. We had a great time, and the fans responded beyond our expectations.”

One of the album’s heaviest tracks, ‘Dangerous’ was recorded with the former Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones, whose epic vocals are a perfect fit for Sharon’s. “I always loved Howard’s voice,” she says. “He makes the song even heavier than it already is. That song is one of my favorite songs on the record and one of the fastest we’ve ever written. It has the most bass drums we’ve ever used, too, and a very fast riff which we doubled with synths. It’s not a typical synthesizer, though – it’s distorted like a guitar, and it’s very aggressive.”

‘Hydra’ goes from strength to strength with ‘Whole World Is Watching’, featuring Soul Asylum’s singer Dave Pirner. “When we wrote ‘Whole World Is Watching’, Dave was at the very top of our list. He has such a captivating voice: it made the song exactly how it needed to be.“ More...

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Within Temptation Releases New "Paradise" Video

Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation has posted the video for the band's new single, "Paradise (What About Us?)," featuring Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen. You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

The extended single/EP is now available in Europe and will be released in North America on October 1, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders can be made through iTunes. Here is the track list:

1. Paradise (What About Us?)
2. Let Us Burn (Demo Version)
3. Silver Moonlight (Demo Version)
4. Dog Days (Demo Version)

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Within Temptation Teams Up With Tarja For New Song

Dutch act Within Temptation announced that the band's upcoming new single/EP "Paradise (What About Us?)" will also see a guest appearance by former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen. The extended single will be available on September 27th (EU) and October 1st (North America) via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders through iTunes can be made at this location.

The track list for the EP is:

1. Paradise (What About Us?)
2. Let Us Burn (Demo Version)
3. Silver Moonlight (Demo Version)
4. Dog Days (Demo Version) More...

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Within Temptation To Release "Paradise" As EP

Within Temptation will release its new single "Paradise (What About Us?)" as an EP on September 27th (EU) and October 1st (North America) via Nuclear Blast. The EP will also contain three demo versions of new tracks to appear on the upcoming full length.

The announcement reads: "'Paradise (What About Us?)' will be released as an EP, containing four new songs.

"In addition to 'Paradise (What About Us?),' the EP will contain demo versions of three brand new songs: 'Let Us Burn,' 'Silver Moonlight' and 'Dog Days.'

"By releasing these demos we want to invite you in our home studio and show how we capture song ideas at an early stage of creating a new album. These demo versions are far from their final sound on the album, but will give you a hint of what we’re working on. It will be fascinating to hear how the end result will sound like, once the album is released.

"We hope to make the waiting time for the new album a little shorter and sweeter with this release. It’s so exciting to share the different stages of our music with you. Stay tuned for more important news on the EP."

Check out the previously released teaser of "Paradise (What About Us?)" here: More...

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Within Temptation Posts New Single Teaser

Within Temptation recently signed to Nuclear Blast for the release of a new album. The band has announced a music video and single are coming soon for "Paradise (What About Us?)" and a teaser trailer can now be found below.

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Within Temptation Signs With Nuclear Blast

Arguably the pioneers of the symphonic female fronted metal scene, Dutch act Within Temptation has signed on with Nuclear Blast Records for North America. The band is currently working on the follow up to the 2011 release "The Unforgiving," which is scheduled for an late 2013 drop. A teaser for the new single can be heard over at this location.

"There are very few bands out there today who continually deliver on such a high and consistent level as Within Temptation,” states Nuclear Blast Entertainment President Monte Conner. "That is why they have such an incredibly loyal worldwide fan base. I am thrilled they chose NBE as their U.S. partner. Their fans are in for a real treat come later this year!"

Equally excited is Within Temptation’s vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt, who comment: "We were looking for a partnership with a passionate and artist-minded company. Monte Conner, Markus Staiger [label owner], and the people at Nuclear Blast exactly fit this profile."

More information on the new album is expected soon. More...

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Within Temptation Posts New Single/Video Trailer

Within Temptation has posted a trailer for an upcoming single and music video, which can be found below, and the band also comments:

"Check out the first sneak peek of the new album! We are very excited to share this first taste of the new album with you! In last week’s newsletter, Robert told you you are going to hear a little bit of the new album today, and here it is! The first single and music video are coming soon. Check out the trailer, below."

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.

Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:

Friday, June 28th:

Twisted Sister
Korn
Soulfly
Papa Roach
Helloween
Grave Digger
Heathen
Crucified Barbara
Kreator
Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Korpiklaani
Unleashed
Varg
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
Prong
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Katatonia
Rotting Christ
Entombed
Love and Death
Bliksem
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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Within Temptation Names Support Act For Tour

Dutch symphonic act Within Temptation announced that the support act for the band's 2014 European tour in support of the yet untitled new release will be Dutch symphonic act Delain. The tour brings together the Westerholt brothers, Martijn of Delain and Robert of Within Temptation. Martiijn was an original member of Within Temptation, having played with the band on the first two releases "Enter" and "Mother Earth." He left the band due to illness shortly after the release of "Mother Earth" in 2000 and went on to form Delain in 2002.

Over the last couple of years, Robert had retired from touring with Within Temptation, though active on the studio release and composition front, so there is no indication yet as to whether the special occasion will reunite the brothers on stage.

Confirmed dates of the tour, along with a trailer, can be found over at this location.

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Within Temptation Announces 2014 Tour Dates

Within Temptation announced the first salvo of dates for an upcoming world tour in 2014. The Dutch metal act has confirmed the following dates and presented a teaser trailer (shown below):

January 16, 2014 | LYON | RADIANT
January 17, 2014 | PARIS | ZENITH
January 20, 2014 | TOULOUSE | LE BIKINI
January 21, 2014 | NANTES | ZENITH
January 22, 2014 | LILLE | AERONEF
January 24, 2014 | BIRMINGHAM | ACADEMY
January 25, 2014 | LONDON | WEMBLEY ARENA
January 27, 2014 | MANCHESTER | APOLLO
January 28, 2014 | GLASGOW | ACADEMY
January 29, 2014 | NEWCASTLE | ACADEMY
January 31, 2014 | ERFURT | THUERINGENHALLE
February 1, 2014 | BERLIN | COLUMBIAHALLE
February 2, 2014 | HAMBURG | SPORTHALLE
February 3, 2014 | COLOGNE | PALADIUM
February 5, 2014 | LUDWIGSBURG | ARENA
February 6, 2014 | FRANKFURT | JARHUNDERTHALLE
February 7, 2014 | MUNICH | TONHALLE
February 11, 2014 | ANTWERP | LOTTO ARENA
February 14, 2014 | AMSTERDAM | HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL More...

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