Within Temptation Announce Fifth Album Titled "The Unforgiving"
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 13:22:39
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Within Temptation are currently in the studio finalizing their long awaited fifth studio album, The Unforgiving. It's not just a new album; this is the band's first concept album, and is based on a comic book by writer Steven O'Connell of BloodRayne and Dark 48 fame. The release is set for March, 2011. ARTISTdirect cannot wait for this one to dance in our ears.
In a statement, Within Temptation guitarist Robert Westerholt commented, "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, thanks to her glossy mane of raven hair and a crystalline voice, weighed in, saying, "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 '80s when we started to read comic books, and that sound has certainly left a mark on The Unforgiving."
The band has also redesigned its website. The new site is interactive and 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.
Are you excited about The Unforgiving and its comic book connections?
—Frank TJ Mackey