Few bands have had as illustrious a career as Within Temptation. Since their formation in 1996 by singer Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt, the Dutch symphonic metallers have confidently inscribed themselves in the annals of rock and metal history. Even 26 years later, there is no sign of them slowing down or pandering to uncertain fashions.
Thanks to this focus and determination, the Dutch have always been able to avoid the pitfalls of a profoundly changing music industry. With the release of their eighth studio album, Bleed Out, on October 20, it’s clear that they’re not afraid of new directions, either. The album is a bold leap musically and especially in terms of content. The title track alone confirms this: it is about Mahsa Amini, the Iranian woman who was murdered for refusing to wear a proper hijab, and brings into the spotlight people who are oppressed by their regimes, who subjugate their citizens and destroy societies in the process.
Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Within Temptation has shifted its writing focus to social issues, the war, the plight of women fighting for their freedom, and the complex issues surrounding a woman’s right to choose. Thus, „Bleed Out“ became the band’s fearless proclamation to the world and to music. This is not an album afraid to rock a (speaker) system or two. Infused with an enormous dynamic range that explores the full depth of symphonic heavyness as usual, the album is as exuberantly heavy metal and anthemic as it is politically profound.
„Bleed Out“ will be released worldwide on October 20 on various formats via Within Temptation’s label Force Music Recordings in a joint venture with Bertus Distribution and can be ordered HERE.
For more information and to pre-order the album, visit www.within-temptation.com .
Already released are „The Purge“, „Don’t Pray For Me“, „Wireless“, „Shed My Skin (feat. Annisokay“, „Entertain You“ and „The Ritual“.
In autumn 2024 Within Temptation will come on a big tour through Germany with the new material:
Within Temptation – Bleed Out 2024 Tour -German Dates:
presented by Metal Hammer and Sonic Seducer
06.10.2024 Cologne – Palladium
14.10.2024 Berlin – UFO
15.10.2024 Hamburg – Sporthalle
16.10.2024 Leipzig – Haus Auensee
19.10.2024 Munich – Zenith
23.10.2024 Frankfurt – Jahrhunderthalle
03.12.2024 Stuttgart – Porsche Arena
Organizer: FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH
Tickets for the tour are available from today via www.eventim.de .
From Friday, 06 October, 10 o’clock there are the tickets starting from 48.00 euro plus fees at all well-known CTS-VVK places as well as under the Hotline 01806 – 570070 (0.20€/call from the fixed net, portable radio max. 0.60€/call), on www.fkpscorpio.com and eventim.de.