WITHIN TEMPTATION – legendary leaders of dark anthemic music, with a career spanning two decades – have signed a worldwide deal with Universal Music Germany, partnering with Spinefarm Records for North America and the UK. This joining of forces comes ahead of latest album Resist, scheduled for release on December 14th 2018.
With 6 studio albums under their belt – Enter , Mother Earth , The Silent Force , The Heart of Everything , The Unforgiving , Hydra  – and more than 3.5 million record sales to their name, Within Temptation (led by Sharon den Adel and Robert Westerholt) are a genuine force to be reckoned with. Simply, one of the world’s most successful heavy rock groups.
Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel: “We are beyond excited to have signed to the biggest record label! Combining our strength with such a thriving, forward-looking force in the music industry, we are sure that we can make magic happen.”
The band has previously headlined all of the major festivals in Europe – Download, Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Graspop and Woodstock Poland amongst other major events – and received numerous international awards, including a World Music Award, MTV Europe Music Awards, a Metal Hammer Award and many more.
Within Temptation’s 2014 release Hydra was a Top 10 album in ten different countries; hitting the #16 spot on the American Billboard chart, it was the band’s most successful US release to date, paving the way for a sold out tour. Bringing things right up to date, a headline European tour kicks off in October, consisting of 35 dates across 18 countries, with more shows around the globe to follow in 2019.
New album, Resist, marks a departure for the band; primed with 10 anthemic tracks and driven by grand melodies and dark hooks, Resist puts a futuristic spin on the world of heavier music, both instrumentally and thematically.
“Resist is a true milestone for us,” continues Sharon den Adel. “If it wasn’t for Resist, Within Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore.
“With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and given it a face – a very dark one. Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge. Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like then roughen the whole thing up as much as we could, allowing us to shape a new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. Resist is our new take on metal; our way of giving a fresh lease of life to the rebellious edge of modern music.”
Pre-order Resist here: umg.lnk.to/withintemptation_resist
The new sound of Resist echoes through bombastic first single ‘The Reckoning’ (featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach). Check it out here: umg.lnk.to/withintemptation_resist
WITHIN TEMPTATION HEADLINE TOUR DATES 2018
11 Oct: Krasnoyarsk – Grand Hall Sibir – Russia
13 Oct: Novosibirsk – DK Zheleznodorozhnikov – Russia
15 Oct: Yekaterinenburg – Concert Hall Kosmos – Russia
17 Oct: Nizhny Nivgorod – Milo Concert Hall – Russia
18 Oct: Moscow – Stadium Club – Russia
19 Oct: St Petersburg – A2 Green Concert – Russia
20 Oct: Espoo – Metro Areena – Finland
22 Oct: Stockholm – Annexet – Sweden
23 Oct: Oslo – Sentrum Scene – Norway
24 Oct: Copenhagen – Valby Hallen – Denmark
26 Oct: Poznań – Sala Ziemi – Poland
27 Oct: Warsaw – Torwar – Poland
09 Nov: Birmingham – Academy – UK
10 Nov: Manchester – Apollo – UK
11 Nov: Glasgow – Academy – UK
13 Nov: London – Brixton Academy – UK
16 Nov: Paris – Le Zénith – France
17 Nov: Antwerpen – Lotto Arena – Belgium
19 Nov: Cologne – Palladium – Germany
20 Nov: Luxembourg – Rockhal – Luxembourg
21 Nov: Zurich – Samsung Hall – Switzerland
23 Nov: Amsterdam – AFAS Live – The Netherlands
25 Nov: Groningen – Martiniplaza – The Netherlands
08 Dec: Berlin – Columbiahalle – Germany
09 Dec: Hamburg – Mehrl Theater – Germany
11 Dec: Prague – Forum Karlin – Czech Republic
12 Dec: Budapest – Tüskecsarnok – Hungary
13 Dec: Vienna – Gasometer – Austria
15 Dec: Milan – Fabrique – Italy
16 Dec: Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena – Germany
17 Dec: Munich – Zenith – Germany
18 Dec : Frankfurt – Jahrhunderhalle – Germany
21 Dec: Tilburg – O13 – The Netherlands
22 Dec: Tilburg – O13 – The Netherlands