Dutch symphonic rock band WITHIN TEMPTATION are thrilled to unveil a new live . ‘Let Us Burn – Elements & Hydra Live In Concert’ is set for release on November 14 and features two of WITHIN TEMPTATION’s most talked about arena shows ever. The two dates are 2012’s resplendent 15th birthday ‘Elements’ concert and the final night of the ‘Hydra’ European arena tour at Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall in May 2014. When it comes to the live experience, Within Temptation’s status is of a league extraordinaire.
Fans of WITHIN TEMPTATION are in for a treat on the band’s sixth studio album, "Hydra". The album represents the many different sides of WITHIN TEMPTATION’s music. Special guests on "Hydra" are Finnish operatic metal diva TARJA, acclaimed singer-songwriter Dave Pirner of SOUL ASYLUM and metalcore hero Howard Jones, formerly of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. "Hydra" will be available in a deluxe box set version, containing a 3-disc with bonus track and a instrumental version.
"Hydra" is the sixth studio album by the Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation. It will be released on January 31, 2014 in Europe and February 4, 2014 in North America. The album contains guest appearances by metalcore singer Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), rapper Xzibit, classical-crossover/symphonic metal vocalist Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) and alternative rock singer Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum).
The Q-music Sessions is a special Within Temptation cover album in which consists of eleven covers made by the band for the Belgian radio station Q-music in celebration of their fifteenth anniversary. Due to the positive reactions from fans and the radio audience, the band decided to release a special album containing eleven of the fifteen covers made
Formed in 1996 around the nucleus of guitarist Robert Westerholt and vocalist Sharon den Adel, Within Temptation have build a solid reputation as one of Europe's most successful Gothic Rock acts over the course of 4 albums. By 2005's 'The Silent Force', fuelled by the massive international radio hit Stand My Ground, the band were racking up Top 10 entries in a whole host of countries. A myriad of Gold and Platinum certifications followed.