Robert Westerholt of Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION was interviewed by Roadrunner Recordsprior to the band’s September 10, 2011 concert at New York City’s Terminal 5. The guitarist talks about the many ways in which the band’s music has changed over time, his personal pre-show rituals, and what the bandmembers do when they’re not making music. You can now watch the chat below.
WITHIN TEMPTATION‘s fifth studio album, “The Unforgiving”, sold around 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 50 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Released on March 29, “The Unforgiving” was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O’Connell (BloodRayne, Dark 48). The band asked comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness, X-Men) to draw the characters and scenery of “The Unforgiving”, which was made available via Sony Music in Continental Europe and Roadrunner Records in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, Japan and Australia.