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WITHIN TEMPTATION: LET US BURN LIVEDVD/BLU-RAY DETAILS REVEALED

October 7th, 2014
WITHIN TEMPTATION: LET US BURN LIVE DVD/BLU-RAY

WITHIN TEMPTATION: LET US BURN LIVE DVD/BLU-RAY

Shot & recorded in front of 15,000 fans at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium in 2012 to commemorate their 15th anniversary and at the last show of their European “Hydra” arena tour at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Let Us Burn: Elements & Hydra Live In Concert are two dynamic evenings with Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION as they perform their most requested career-spanning compositions plus new music from their latest Billboard-/world-charting album, Hydra, to arena crowds.

 

Captured in high-definition with pro audio mixed in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound, the formidable live reputation of WITHIN TEMPTATION’s stunning performances – complete with dazzling on-stage imagery and special effects (including fire-breathing dragons) – are showcased and brought to life.

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SWEDENROCK 2014 – Solvesborg Sweden

July 19th, 2014

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Article and pictures by Arto Lehtinen,
Marko Syrjala, and Patrick Clement

Hell yeah! It’s time to enter the mighty Swedenrock Festival. A fantastic and the most enjoyable rock and metal festival on earth. It has to be pointed out that Metal Rules has covered Sweden Rock since 2001! Therefore, it is quite logical to cover the festival again. The 2014 line up presented a wide range of metal and hard rock. Approximately 80 metal and rock bands offered one hell of an experience for attendees. Sweden Rock has been successful during the past decade as the festival has always been sold out. This year wasn’t an exception as the fest was sold out despite a lousy economic situation worldwide. It has become quite logical for us to give an in depth article on several bands performing at Sweden Rock to all the readers out there. The weather was both rainy and sunny during these four days. The Metal-Rules.com team was there to witness the bands, not for some kinda beach party crap. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every bloody band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading experience… Rock on!

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: NEW ALBUM DETAILS & SPECIAL GUESTS REVEALED

November 8th, 2013

hydraNEW ALBUM INCLUDES SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM:

OPERATIC METAL DIVA TARJA TURUNEN, U.S. HIP-HOP ICON XZIBIT,

DAVE PIRNER (SOUL ASYLUM), AND HOWARD JONES (EX-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)

 

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 WITHIN TEMPTATION guitarist and songwriter Robert Westerholt. “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’s sixth studio album, special guest performances on Hydra include:  Finnish operatic metal diva Tarja Turunen, acclaimed singer-songwriter Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, metalcore hero Howard Jones formerly of Killswitch Engage and U.S. hip-hop icon, actor, and former MTV Pimp My Ride host Xzibit (Alvin Nathaniel Joiner).

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HELLFEST FESTIVAL 2012

July 29th, 2012

Hellfest Festival 2012

@ Clisson, France

15th – 17th June 2012

Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

Photography by Sabrina Dersel



Move over Batman – there’s a new symbol dominating the night sky as Hellfest’s mighty H calls brothers to arms for a weekend, that quite frankly, would strike fear into the heart of many a-charging army. As one of the official t-shirt’s states: Keep repeating – it’s only music… it’s only music… it’s only music…
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3 To Kick Off North American Tour With Within Temptation

September 7th, 2011

NEW ALBUM “THE GHOST YOU GAVE TO ME” OUT OCTOBER 11th ON METAL BLADE RECORDS

In support of their upcoming release The Ghost You Gave to Me, Woodstock New York’s 3 will be hitting the road today with Dutch Symphonic Metallers Within Temptation. The mini-tour will start in Toronto, Ontario at The Sound Academy and run through September 13th in Philadelphia, PA at The Electric Factory. A complete list of dates is below:

3
Tour w/ Within Temptation
09/07 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
09/08 Montreal, QC Metropolis
09/09 Worcester, MA Palladium
09/10 New York, NY Terminal 5
09/12 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
09/13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

Vocalist and guitarist Joey Eppard had the following to say about the upcoming tour: “We’re super stoked to be hitting the road again, especially after spending the last year and a half in the studio! The fact that we get to play with Within Temptation just makes it that much sweeter”

3 has completed work on their new album, The Ghost You Gave to Me. The album was recorded atApplehead Studios (Coheed and Cambria, Morningwood, Straylight Run) in Woodstock, NY. This is the band’s sixth studio album since 1999 and is a massive step forward for the group. The 3 trademarks are intact – many musical peaks and valleys, bright and uplifting chorus’s alongside dark and heavy passages powered by Gartdrumm’s aggressive drumming and the acoustic/electric guitar duo of Joey Eppard and Billy Riker. The Ghost You Gave to Me is 3 at their most inspired.

Following the release of Revisions and after several tours with Porcupine Tree and an epic run on the first Progressive Nation Tour with Dream TheaterOpeth and Between the Buried and Me3returned home brimming with inspiration. Joey Eppard, Billy Riker, Daniel Grimsland and The Gartdrumm immediately began creating demos of ideas that would evolve into The Ghost You Gave to Me. It wasn’t long before the songs took on a life of their own. The band found themselves growing out of the standard rock compositional format into something more cinematic in nature. Joey Eppard adds:“The songs told us where to go and the instrumentation followed. We knew this record would be our most progressive but it would be on our terms, and in our own way. As always songwriting and melody are the driving forces behind the sounds capes we generate. I think the biggest challenge was to rise to the occasion lyrically with so many musical scene changes. What I found was that I had to let go and allow the words and melody to be as creative and original as the music, if not more so. In a progressive situation this can be time consuming and indeed the bulk of my efforts were focused on exceeding my own lyrical standards. For example, “Only Child,” an eight minute epic that traverses a myriad of musical scenes has enough great lyrics for half a record.

The new single, Numbers can be heard now at metalblade.com/3The Ghost You Gave to Me can be pre-ordered now at the Metal Blade webstore with an exclusive t-shirt HERE and on iTunes HERE. The cover art was done by the talented Colin Marks (http://www.rain-song.co.uk/).

The Ghost You Gave to Me track listing:
1. Sirenum Scopuli
2. React
3. Sparrow
4. High Times
5. Numbers
6. One With the Sun
7. The Ghost You Gave to Me
8. Pretty
9. Afterglow
10. It’s Alive
11. Only Child
12. The Barrier

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Guitarist Inks Deal With Roughtrade

September 1st, 2011

Due to the overwhelming success since the launch of the self-titled release from FOR ALL WE KNOW, the project led by Ruud Jolie from Within Temptation, the band has just inked a distribution deal with ROUGHTRADE which makes the CD available worldwide, for physical copies as well as digital downloads on all important download platforms per September 2, 2011.

For All We Know is a project by Within Temptation guitarist Ruud Jolie. He has recorded a lot of songs and albums with other artists, but the urge to write and record his own material has always been present.

So for the last 4 years he has been working on this music both when he was on the road with various bands (Within Temptation, Agua de Annique, Damian Wilson Band, Maiden uniteD, etc) and in his own studio. He considers himself very fortunate to be able to work with some of the greatest musicians and people imaginable on this project.

The album For All We Know, written and produced by Ruud himself, contains 12 original songs that range from very atmospheric and dreamily acoustic to heavy and pounding progressive metal tracks.

Guest-musicians :
Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain Of Salvation): Vocals on Keep Breathing
Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation): Vocals on Keep Breathing
Damian Wilson (Threshold, DWB, Star One, Ayreon, Maiden uniteD): Backing vocals, Vocals on Keep Breathing
Ruud Houweling (Cloudmachine): Vocals on Keep Breathing
Anke Derks: Vocals on Keep Breathing
Tom Sikkers (Daybroke): Vocals on Keep Breathing
John Wesley (Porcupine Tree): Lead guitar on I Lost Myself Today
Richie Faulkner (Lauren Harris Band): Lead guitar on Busy Being Somebody Else
Camilla van der Kooij: Violin

The band has launched an album video teaser on the following location :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tXkZRwCDys (choose HD to watch it)

The “FOR ALL WE KNOW” cover artwork with the complete tracklisting :


TRACK LIST :

1. Blind Me
2. Busy Being Somebody Else
3. Out of Reach
4. When Angels Refuse to Fly
5. I Lost Myself Today
6. Keep Breathing
7. Down On My Knees
8. Save us…
9. Embrace/Erase/Replace/Embrace
10. Tired and Ashamed
11. Open Your Eyes
12. Nothing more…

FOR ALL WE KNOW is :

Ruud Jolie – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Bass guitar and Backing vocals
Wudstik – Vocals
Kristoffer Gildenlöw – Fretless Bassguitar, Backing vocals
Léo Margarit – Drums
Thijs Schrijnemakers – Hammond
Marco Kuypers – Piano, Rhodes, Harmonium

For all info, please visit :

WEBSITE : www.forallweknow.net
MYSPACE (all samples are running on the site) : www.myspace.com/fawkofficial
FACEBOOK : http://www.facebook.com/pages/ForAllWeKnow/174227492596585
TWITTER : http://twitter.com/_forallweknow

ROUGHTRADE : www.roughtrade.nl

You can still order your copy also through : www.forallweknow.net !

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WITHIN TEMPTATION ANNOUNCE NEW LP; THE UNFORGIVING OUT MARCH 2011

November 30th, 2010

Within Temptation

Within Temptation

WITHIN TEMPTATION ANNOUNCE NEW LP; THE UNFORGIVING OUT MARCH 2011

New York, NY: Roadrunner Records’ Within Temptation is currently in the studio finalizing long awaited fifth studio album, The Unforgiving. This is the band’s first concept album, and is based on a comic book by writer Steven O’Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48).  The release is set for March, 2011.

Within Temptation guitarist Robert Westerholt comments, “On this album, we’ve taken a totally different approach. Each song on “The Unforgiving” was written along Steven’s narrative. The main characters of the comic are reflected in our songs. The concept pushed us and gave us the inspiration to come up with a new approach to our sound. It resulted in writing our best songs so far.

Renowned for their visual presentation, Within Temptation have asked Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness and X-men) to draw the characters and scenery for The Unforgiving.

Sharon den Adel, Within Temptation’s stunning vocalist, continues, “We have been big comic fans since our childhood. With this album, we felt the time was there to take a new step in our creative development, to take it further and broaden our horizon. Because of the concept, the songs are more diverse than ever before. It was the late 80’s when we started to read comic books, and that sound has certainly has left a mark on The Unforgiving.

The band has also redesigned its website, www.within-temptation.com. The new site will give fans the chance to discover clues about The Unforgiving, as well as uncover unreleased images from the album. The new homepage is a community for the Within Temptation family, and has been engineered to be fully interactive.  Fans can become official ‘reporters’ for their country, writing news stories about Within Temptation or about other lifestyle and entertainment topics. A very popular new section is WT TV, where the band will provide video updates, like the recent Fan Club Day footage, an event fans from around the world attended.

Within Temptation’s symphonic rock, crowned by the crystalline voice of Sharon Den Adel, has brought the remarkable band a decade-long international career. The band has sold more than 3 million albums and DVDs world-wide, has attained Platinum status in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and Gold status in Spain, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, Portugal, and Russia.  Within Temptation has won a host of international awards, including a World Music Award, Golden God Award, and an MTV Europe Music Award.  Numerous sold-out headline tours have seen Within Temptation through performances at major festivals like Loud Park (JP), Download (UK), Pinkpop (NL), Lowlands (NL), Rock Werchter (BE), Rock Am Ring (DE), Bilboa BBK Live (SP), Sweden Rock (SW), Ruisrock (FI), Aerodrome (AT), Gurtenfest (CH), Roskilde (DK) and many more

Originally founded in 1980 in the Netherlands, Roadrunner Records earned its place as one of the most prominent international independent record labels.  Established primarily as a hard rock label, Roadrunner now boasts depth and variety in its artists.  The label has recently experienced unprecedented success with multi-platinum artists Nickelback and Slipknot, near-platinum Theory of a Deadman, gold-certified Stone Sour and Killswitch Engage, as well as modern heavy hitters Korn, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Trivium and Opeth.  Roadrunner’s current roster also includes such diverse acts such as The Parlor Mob, plus up and comers like Young The Giant, Black Stone Cherry and Airbourne.  Loud & Proud Records, a label joint-venture with Roadrunner, is home to established heritage rock acts including Rob Zombie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ratt, Meat Loaf (North America) and KISS (Europe and select territories).  Roadrunner catalog includes now-classic albums from seminal artists such as Type O Negative, Sepultura and King Diamond. For more information about Roadrunner, visit: www.roadrunnerrecords.com.

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WITHIN TEMPTATION ANNOUNCE CONCEPT ALBUM “THE UNFORGIVING”, RELEASE SET FOR MARCH 2011

November 18th, 2010

Within Temptation

Within Temptation

Within Temptation are currently in the studio finalizing their long awaited fifth studio album with producer Daniel Gibson. Titled “The Unforgiving”, this is the band’s first concept album and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O’Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48).

The album is set for release in March 2011, via Sony Music to coincide with the band’s European tour.

Within Temptation guitarist Robert Westerholt comments, “On this album, we’ve taken a totally different approach. Each song on “The Unforgiving” was written along Steven’s narrative. The main characters of the comic are reflecting the characters of our songs. The concept pushed us and gave  inspiration to come up with a new approach in our sound. It resulted in writing our best songs so far.

Renowned for their visual presentation, Within Temptation have asked comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade,Darkness and X-men) to draw the characters and scenery of “The Unforgiving”.  

Sharon den Adel, Within Temptation’s stunning vocalist, continues, “We have been big comic fans since our childhood. With this album we felt the time was there to take a new step in our creative development, take it further and broaden our horizon. Next to the concept form of the album, the songs are more divers than ever before. In addition, the music of the late 80ies, that’s when we started to read comic books, certainly has left a mark on our new sound”.

As a starting point for the new album, Within Temptation have re-launched their website www.within-temptation.com.The site will be the prime source for their worldwide fan base to discover clues about and the first images for “The Unforgiving”. The character of the new homepage is unique, having more in common with a news channel or a community than a static band website. One of the chief functions of the re-launched site is to be fully interactive with the band’s fans – they can become official reporters for their country, writing news stories in relation to Within Temptation but also about other lifestyle or entertainment topics. A very popular new section is WT TV, where the band updates their fans through filmed interviews or documentaries, such as the recent Fan Club Day footage which fans from around the world attended.

Within Temptation’s symphonic rock, crowned by the crystalline voice of Sharon Den Adel, has brought the remarkable band a decade-long international career and seen them become one of the most popular bands of their genre.  

Within Temptation career facts:

  • More than 3 million albums and DVDs sold world-wide
  • Best international selling Dutch artist four consecutive times
  • Worldwide releases in more than 48 countries (incl. Europe, US, and Japan)
  • Platinum status in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany
  • Gold status in Spain, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, Portugal, and Russia
  • International awards including a World Music Award, Golden God Award, and an MTV Europe Music Award, as well as many national awards such as Export Prices, TMF Awards, Edisons, a Gold and Silver Harp, and 3FM Awards
  • Numerous worldwide sold out headline tours
  • Multiple magazine front covers & international TV appearances
  • Several #1 radio singles throughout their career
  • Performances at major festivals such as Loud Park (JP), Download (UK), Pinkpop (NL), Lowlands (NL), Rock Werchter (BE), Rock Am Ring (DE), Bilboa BBK Live (SP), Sweden Rock (SW), Ruisrock (FI), Aerodrome (AT), Gurtenfest (CH), Roskilde (DK) and many more
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The Hottest Chicks In Metal Tour – Live In Vancouver: May 28, 2007

July 16th, 2007

The Hottest Chicks In Metal Tour
feat. Lacuna Coil and The Gathering
May 28, 2007
The Croatian Cultural Centre
Vancouver, BC  Canada

 

***Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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Within Temptation Vocalist Sharon Den Adel

June 8th, 2007

Vocalist Sharon Den Adel

Interview by Lord of The Wasteland

(***Transcription by Claudia with extra questions from Mortuai; Wacken Open Air 2005 live pics by Brat)


It’s taken the band ten years but Holland’s Within Temptation is finally getting some long-overdue exposure here in North America.  Their fifth album, THE HEART OF EVERYTHING, is being released domestically in July on Roadrunner Records and the band also just landed a string of dates supporting Lacuna Coil through May and June.

Speaking with vocalist Sharon Den Adel prior Within Temptation’s show in Montreal on May 13th, I got her thoughts on the band’s first trip to our shores, “The Hottest Chicks In Metal” tour, comparisons to Evanescence and the influence of Celtic music on her band.

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