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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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Cristina Scabbia On Hottest Chicks In Metal Tour

The LACUNA COIL MySpace page has been updated with a video in which singer Cristina Scabbia discusses the band's forthcoming "The Hottest Chicks in Metal" U.S. tour. In the three-minute video Cristina talks about how the tour came together, the other bands on the bill (WITHIN TEMPTATION and THE GATHERING), and LACUNA COIL's setlist for their first U.S. headlining tour in support of "Karmacode". You can view the video at this location.

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Cristina Scabbia Talks About Touring the US

LiveDaily.com reports: For Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia, it is not difficult to be a female hard-rock singer in a male-dominated world. She counts on professionalism and respect to earn fans.

"As long as you believe in yourself, you can always do it," said Scabbia, who shares vocal duties in the Milan, Italy-based band with male Andrea Ferro.

"I always thought if you give respect to people, you always get the same respect back. Of course, if you are expecting to be just the female in the band and then it's easy to make it just because of that---you are wrong. You're absolutely wrong. You have to be able to do your job. You have to be able to have balls. But I don't think it's a question of being a woman or a man. It's a question of having the right attitude."

Lacuna Coil, which currently is in the midst of the Jagermeister Music Tour with Stone Sour, is one of the few European hard-rock bands to cross the ocean and make a name for itself. It broke into the US market thanks to a 2004 spot on the Ozzfest tour supporting "Comalies" and a 2006 position opening for Rob Zombie. Scabbia chalks up her band's success to the fact that it is "offering something different from the other bands."

"Our music is not the typical music you listen to every day," she said. We always could care less about cliches and music. But we always try to be inspired by different things, and we created something that's absolutely different--we have two singers, a male and female, but we don't use the voices as the beauty and the beast. We have aggressive parts, but a lot of melody in the music. I think that made the difference. We're successful, too, probably because of the relationship with the fans, as well. We always like to interact with them, which we always thought was really important."

Other European hard rock bands haven't been so fortunate because of the high cost to bring a tour to the United States, she explained.

"There's an ocean in between, so it's really expensive to come here and to bring a lot of stuff, to have a decent [stage show], and it's a question of budget and a question of time, as well. If you want to tour properly in the US, you need a lot of time. It's not like you come here, play for a week and then it's done. You have to be able to touch every territory, touch different clubs--A clubs, B clubs, festivals, as well. It's basically a question of time, organization and budget."

After the Jagermeister tour wraps up, Lacuna Coil will begin a headlining tour in support of its latest album "Karmacode." The first single, "Our Truth," was featured on the soundtrack for the movie "Underworld: Evolution."

"Karmacode" closes with a cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence."

"It actually happened because we were thinking about covering a song especially for the live shows," Scabbia said. "We just wanted a very famous song that everybody could sing during shows. We tried different songs, but we just found out 'Enjoy the Silence' was absolutely perfect for our style, but it wasn't meant to be a [Lacuna Coil] single; it was just meant to be a famous song that people could sing during the show. But then people liked it so much that we had to release it as a single because people wanted it."

By the end of this year or the beginning of 2008, Lacuna Coil will return to the studio to record the follow-up to 2006's "Karmacode," which the band co-produced with Waldemar Sorychta. The group has begun penning new material, but it doesn't have complete songs.

"But we're collecting new ideas, keeping everything together and practicing a little bit," Scabbia said.

Here are the latest Lacuna Coil tour dates: More...

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Within Temptation Confirmed For Artmania Festival

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band WITHIN TEMPTATION has been confirmed for the Artmania Festival, set to take place June 15-17 in Sibiu, Romania. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

WITHIN TEMPTATION
ANATHEMA
MY DYING BRIDE
THE GATHERING
HAGGARD
TAROT

Check out a poster for the event at Metalfan.ro.

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Within Temptation's The Howling MP3 Posted Online


Within Temptation hits the US shores very soon and RoadRunner UK is offering the band's hit single "The Howling" as a free mp3 download. You can get it here. The Howling was taken off of Within Temptation's latest effort, The Heart of Everything.

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New Kylesa Video Online, Tour w/ Lacuna Coil

KYLESA have unveiled the band's new music video for the track "Hollow Severer" of the critically-appraised album 'Time Will Fuse Its Worth.' Featuring live performance footage, psychedelic imagery and claymation-style animation, the video was filmed earlier this spring in New York with director Dave Brodsky (The Acacia Strain, God Forbid, Gwar) and My Good Eye. The "Hollow Severer" video can be viewed on YouTube.com. A contest giving fans a chance to win vinyl and t-shirts from KYLESA has also been launched to coincide with the video's release. You can read the rules and apply here.

Currently finishing dates across the US with Genghis Tron, KYLESA will also hook up with Lacuna Coil and Within Temptation in late May and early June for a handful of west coast dates to continue supporting 'Time Will Fuse Its Worth.'

KYLESA on tour with Genghis Tron: More...

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Within Temptation Post New Live Footage Online

Italian news blog Musica Metal has posted four short video clips (including a full song) of WITHIN TEMPTATION's concert that was held Thursday night (March 29) in Milan. The sold-out performance lasted 100 minutes and featured a setlist of 18 songs. Watch the video footage at this location.

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Within Temptation Confirm Tracklisting

Within Temptation have confirmed the track list for their new album, The Heart of Everything, which will be coming out later this year via Roadrunner.

1. The Howling
2. What Have You Done (feat. Life of Agony's Keith Caputo)
3. Frozen
4. The Heart of Everything
5. All I Need
6. Our Solemn Hour
7. Hand of Sorrow
8. The Cross
9. Final Destination
10. Forgiven
11. The Truth Beneath the Rose
12. Stand My Ground *

* The album's U.S. version will also contain "Stand My Ground," from tha band's The Silent Force album, which is featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming werewolf flick: Blood & Chocolate.

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Within Temptation Reveal Album Title and Artwork

Symphonic metal ensemble Within Temptation have unveiled their new CD title and cover.

"The Heart of Everything" is the title of the Dutch sextet's fourthcoming studio album and the first single will be titled "What Have You Done" and features a duet with Keith Caputo of LIFE OF AGONY.

You can view the "The Heart of Everything" album cover online here.

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Within Temptation Sign To Roadrunner Records

Roadrunner Records has announced a U.S. license arrangement for "rock powerhouse" WITHIN TEMPTATION. One of The Netherlands' biggest selling bands is hard at work recording their first album for Roadrunner USA, due out in 2007.

WITHIN TEMPTATION was formed in The Netherlands in 1996 by Robert Westerholt (guitars) and Sharon den Adel (vocals) and is rounded out by Jeroen Van Veen (bass), Stephen van Haestregt (drums), Martijn Spierenburg (keyboards) and Ruud Jolie (guitar). Stated the band, "We are very excited to work with Roadrunner Records in the United States. Roadrunner has already done a tremendous job for us in the UK, Japan and Australia, and we look forward to expanding this to the United States." More...

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Within Temptation Need Fans For Video Shoot

Within Temptation will be filming the video for their upcoming single 'What Have You Done' in London next week and are looking for Within Temptation fans to be in the video! If live near or you are able to be in London on WEDNESDAY 13th DECEMBER and would like to be in the crowd for a performance section of the video, then get down to KOKO in CAMDEN!!!!! You will need to be there from 11am until 6pm, and it is advised you bring yourself a packed lunch (as these things can tend to drag on a lil and stop and start- such is the nature of the ole vid shoot!) and something (non alcoholic!) to drink. When you arrive, you will be asked to sign what is known as a release form- this is just to say you attended voluntarily and you are happy for your mug to be in the vid and on the telly! So, if you are up for it, head on down!

Koko is located on Camden High Street, number 1a, London, NW1. Easiest way to get there is to get on the Northern Line on the Underground and get off at Mornington Crescent and Koko is just over the road! Here is a handy map.

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Within Temptation Completes Songwriting Process

WITHIN TEMPTATION has completed the songwriting process for its new album, tentatively due early next year. "Some songs have been recorded and the rest is going to be done the next month," frontwoman Sharon den Adel writes on the group's web site.

In other news, Sharon has posted a report on the band's recent appearance at the Dutch Applepop Festival. You can read it at this location.

WITHIN TEMPTATION has been nominated in the "Best Rock Act" category at the TMF Awards, the Dutch equivalent of the MTV Awards. The band's latest album, "The Silent Force", was certified platinum Holland for sales in excess of 80,000 copies.

Sharon den Adel and WITHIN TEMPTATION guitarist Robert Westerholt welcomed their first child, a daughter by the name of Luna, on December 7, 2005.

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Trivium, In Flames, Opeth Metal Hammer Nominees

The nominations for the fourth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards — which this year takes place on Monday, June 12 at Koko in Camden, North London — were recently announced. In keeping with the "Valhalla" theme of this year's awards, Metal Hammer magazine have teamed up with the crew of the "Hammer of the Gods", an authentic full-size replica Viking longboat, to launch both the awards on June 12 and the team's cross channel row, which takes place on the weekend of June 3 to raise money for charity Task Brazil.

Leading the field for nominations are longstanding rock and metal purveyors Roadrunner Records, with a staggering total of 14 nominations for the label that is home to acts as diverse as SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD and award-nominated DRAGONFORCE. Coming in a very close second for overall nominations is major label powerhouse Warner Music with an impressive 11 awards for their roster of breakthrough U.S. rock bands MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD (a favourite of Radio 1's Jo Whiley), as well as Valley boys FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND and Finnish rockers H.I.M. In a complete whitewash of the category, Warner Music have secured four of the five nominations in the "Best Video" category, with the fifth and final nomination going to Roadrunner.

Going head-to-head with a joint total of four nominations are Sony and Universal, while EMI have secured two nominations for metal stalwarts and British institution IRON MAIDEN. Coming on strong is independent challenger to the rock throne Visible Noise marginally trails Sony and Universal with three nominations including "Best UK Band" and "Album of the Year", both for BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. U.S. alternative rockers COHEED & CAMBRIA have surprised many with 3 nominations including appearances in the prestigious "Best Album" and "Best International Band" categories.

The full nominations list for the fourth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2006 is as follows: More...

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Lacuna Coil's New Single Streaming Online

As the anticipation surrounding the release of the LACUNA COIL album, “Karmacode”, continues to build, Century Media has posted a stream of the disc’s stunning first single, “Our Truth,” to tide over the masses until “Karmacode” is released on April 3rd 2006. Go here to listen to it.

Lacuna Coil will officially release the “Our Truth” on March 6th 2006 on Century Media in Europe (UK March 13th 2006). The single will be available in different formats including the track ‘Without A Reason’ which is as exclusive to the single as the “Our Truth” radio-mix and the Jack Dangers remix. The accompanying video for "Our Truth" was directed by Fort Awesome, a brand-new directorial duo whose individual credits include Queens of the Stone Age, Linkin Park, Disturbed, Chevelle and more. More...

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Within Temptation To Write Music For Computer Game

Within Temptation will contribute exclusive songs for the launch of a new PC Game titled The Chronicles Of Spellborn.

On the band's official site they stated:

"When we were asked if we were interested to write music for a computer game which is being developped in The Netherlands, we didn't have to think twice. We all are enthusiastic gamers. Whether at home or on tour, computer games are prefect to relax and sometimes they even inspire our music. We will be able to reveal more details soon. If you're curious what sort of game it is, you can check it out here: www.tcos.com"

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Within Temptation Plan DVD Release

Within Temptation are to release a DVD called 'The Silent Force Tour' in late November. It features a show filmed earlier this year in Amsterdam, plus backstage foortage, interviews and promo videos.

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Within Temptation Win Best Selling Dutch Artist

Within Temptation proudly accepted a World Music Award for “Best Selling Dutch Artist” at the World Music Awards in Los Angeles on August 31.

The band received the prestigious award for sales of almost 500,000 CDs of their critically acclaimed album "The Silent Force" in Continental Europe.

This World Music Award is another milestone in the bands international career. In 2005, Within Temptation has already received numerous industry awards at home including the Edison Award for Best National Band (the Dutch equivalent of the US Grammys & the UK Brits) and a TMF Award from MTV Benelux for Best Local Rock Band as well as the Dutch Music Export Award – twice.

"The Silent Force," originally released in some parts of Europe in November 2004, crashed into the Netherlands official chart at #1, and was certified gold a mere three weeks later. Further Top 5 positions followed in Germany (gold), Belgium (also gold), and Finland (also gold), with Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, France, and Norway all also placing the album high in the Top 30.

Last week "The Silent Force" was released in the UK in a special CD/DVD UK edition. Kerrang! rated it 4Ks, describing it as “a whole album of continually changing, gloriously colourful musical landscapes.” In October, releases on Roadrunner will follow in Australia and Japan.

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Within Temptation UK CD Release Parties Announced

Dutch Goth metallers Within Temptation are releasing their latest offering, "The Silent Force," on August 29th in the UK. But if you cannot wait until then, Roadrunner are teaming up with a selection of the best clubs across the UK for an exclusive Within Temptation night – where you can hear tracks from the new album and get your hands on Within Temptation goodies, including posters, stickers and keyrings. Dates and venues are as follows:

Aug 19 London - Electric ballroom
Aug 19 Cardiff - Metros
Aug 20 Birmingham - Subculture
Aug 20 Liverpool - Krazyhouse
Aug 20 Glasgow - Cathouse
Aug 20 Leicester - Retribution
Aug 20 Manchester - Jillys
Aug 20 Norwich - Meltdown
Aug 20 C103 - Plymouth
Aug 20 Sheffield Corporation - Hardside
Aug 20 Tyne and Weir - Legends

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FF, ETID, Within Temptation Ecards Available

Roadrunner Records has posted some Fear Factory, Every Time I Die and Within Temptation ecards on their website. Check them out at the following links:

Fear Factory - Transgression
Every Time I Die - Gutter Phenomenon
Within Temptation - The Silent Force

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Sharon Den Adel To Perform With After Forever

On Friday, July 22, After Forever will play with Within Temptation on the Java Eiland in Amsterdam. Within Temptation singer, Sharon Den Adel, will sing on After Forever's "Beyond Me" together with AF vocalist, Floor Jansen.

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Bloodstock 2005 Nearing Final Lineup

The lineup is close to finalized for Bloodstock 2005 at the Assembly Rooms on 2nd-3rd September. As it stands, there is a wide mix of Thrash, Gothic, Doom, Heavy, Classic, Femme, Power, Metal, and more. The lineup is looking like this:

Friday 2nd September 2005 (Doors 4.00pm) - BATTLE METAL NIGHT

MAIN HALL:

HAMMERFALL (headline)
STORMWARRIOR (+ Kai Hansen exclusive Helloween set)
METALIUM
RECKLESS TIDE
SUIDAKRA

DARWIN SUITE: More...

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