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Devil's Cry 11-23-2018 11:25 AM

Within Temptation #10 ~ "One of metal's most important modern bands." - Metal Hammer
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Within Temptation
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Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have always been classified by critics as gothic metal,
although the "gothic" influence varies with each album. Their most prominent and well-known sound is described as symphonic metal, although their earlier material, such as debut album Enter, was
mostly gothic metal. Enter even had a hint of doom metal. In an interview, den Adel said they fell into a symphonic rock genre with various influences. In a later interview with Dutch music platform
3VOOR12, den Adel stated that "we consider ourselves more a symphonic rock band ... in my opinion, we are no gothic band".

After the release of their debut album Enter in 1997, the band became prominent in the Dutch underground scene. It was not until 2001 that they became known to the general public, with the single
"Ice Queen" from their second album Mother Earth, which reached No. 2 on the Dutch charts. This was followed by the band winning the Conamus Exportprijs, a Dutch music award, four years in a
row, and a fifth in 2016. Their next albums The Silent Force (2004) and The Heart of Everything (2007) debuted at No. 1 on the Dutch charts. In 2008, they released a live DVD and CD, Black
Symphony, recorded with the Metropole Orchestra. This was followed in 2009 by An Acoustic Night at the Theatre, another live album.

The band's fifth studio album, The Unforgiving, was released in March 2011, alongside both a comic book series and a series of short films that together encompass a story. The first single, "Faster",
was released on January 21, and the first short film, Mother Maiden, was released on January 31. The band has sold more than 3.5 million copies of the album worldwide.

Their sixth studio album, Hydra, was released in early 2014 in Japan, Europe, and the United States. The album features guest appearances from various artists: Finnish singer Tarja Turunen,
who appears in the lead single "Paradise (What About Us?)"; Howard Jones, former vocalist of American metalcore band Killswitch Engage; Dave Pirner, lead vocalist of American alternative rock
band Soul Asylum; and American rapper Xzibit. The band had extensive airplay on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom with one of the songs from the album, "Whole World Is Watching" featuring Pirner.

current members
Sharon den Adel – Lead vocals (1996-present)
Robert Westerholt – Rhythm guitar, Grunts (1996-present)
Stefan Helleblad - Guitar (2011-present)
Mike Coolen - Drums (2011-present)
Ruud Adrianus Jolie – Lead guitar (2001-present)
Jeroen van Veen – Bass guitar (1996-present)
Martijn Spierenburg – Keyboards (2001-present)
past members
Michiel Papenhove – Lead guitar (1996–2001)
Jelle Bakker – Lead guitar (2001)
Martijn Westerholt – Keyboards (1996–2001)
Dennis Leeflang – Drums (1996)
Richard Willemse – Drums (1996)
Ivar de Graaf – Drums (1996–1998)
Marius van Pyreen - Drums (1998)
Ciro Palma – Drums (1998–1999)
Ivar de Graaf – Drums (1999–2001)
Stephen van Haestregt – Drums (2002–2010)
studio albums

ENTER (1997)

1. Restless
2. Enter
3. Pearls of Light
4. Deep Within (feat. George Oosthoek)
5. Gatekeeper
6. Grace
7. Blooded
8. Candles


1. Mother Earth
2. Ice Queen
3. Our Farewell
4. Caged
5. The Promise
6. Never Ending Story
7. Deceiver of Fools
8. Intro
9. Dark Wings
10. In Perfect Harmony


1. Intro
2. See Who I am
3. Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)
4. Stand My Ground
5. Pale
6. Forsaken
7. Angels
8. Memories
9. Aquarius
10. It's the Fear
11. Somewhere


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


1. Why Not Me
2. Shot in the Dark
3. In the Middle of the Night
4. Faster
5. Fire and Ice
6. Iron
7. Where is the Edge
8. Sinead
9. Lost
10. Murder
11. A Demon's Fate
12. Stairway to the Skies

HYDRA (2014)

1. Let Us Burn
2. Dangerous
3. And We Run
4. Paradise (What About Us?)
5. Edge of the World
6. Silver Moonlight
7. Covered By Roses
8. Dog Days
9. Tell Me Why
10. Whole World is Watching

RESIST (2019)

1. The Reckoning
2. Endless War
3. Raise Your Banner
4. Supernova
5. Holy Ground
6. In Vain
7. Firelight
8. Mad World
9. Mercy Mirror
10. Trophy Hunter

Devil's Cry
lost lullaby
Infinite Dreams

previous threads

( 01 ) ( 02 ) ( 03 ) ( 04 ) ( 05 )
( 06 ) ( 07 ) ( 08 ) ( 09 ) ( 10 )

future thread titles

Within Temptation Official Site

Devil's Cry 11-23-2018 11:27 AM

looks like we need to update this! :lol: I'll update the covers and swap out the Hydra tour videos for Resist ones at least. :nod:

if you have any other ideas, let me know. :)

Edit - I did a thing. :D

livstevi21 11-23-2018 03:58 PM

Ooh nice! :clap: I LOVE what you did with the OP. :love: A shame most of those fans aren't around anymore. :(

10th thread, though. You gotta admit, that's pretty impressive given how slow we've been lately. :lol: But then, it is mostly just the two of us. :P

Devil's Cry 11-23-2018 04:11 PM

Thanks! :D I was surprised by the amount of people on the list. :lol: :nod:

Yeah, it's literally just the two of us. :D worthy of an update to the OP. :high_five:

livstevi21 11-24-2018 01:53 AM

^ That gif - I love her so freakin' much. :lol: :in_love:

Devil's Cry 11-24-2018 02:21 PM

:nod: I saw that when looking for stuff to add to the OP. :lol:

quin0611 11-24-2018 08:56 PM

Tftnt! :)

Devil's Cry 11-25-2018 06:47 AM

No problem! :D

While we wait for the official video...

quin0611 11-27-2018 07:52 AM

Awesome thanks for posting. I like it. :)

Devil's Cry 11-27-2018 01:14 PM

You're welcome. :D It's so much better than the single edit that's on Spotify, but they've said we'll get the full version on there soon. :nod:

livstevi21 11-28-2018 03:09 AM

Awesome! :D

Devil's Cry 11-28-2018 11:02 AM

:nod: I'm hoping soon means this week. :lol:

Edit - It means 1pm tomorrow. :D

livstevi21 11-30-2018 08:32 AM

Just watched it. Epic video! :thud:

Devil's Cry 11-30-2018 02:02 PM

I love it too! :D watching it again now. :nod: I think they're all in this one. :lol:

Devil's Cry 12-09-2018 11:23 AM


They'll be livestreaming their Hamburg show in 30 minutes!

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