Roadrunner Records has posted the second and third parts of a new video interview with Robert Westerholt (guitar) and Sharon den Adel (vocals) of Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION. In part 2, Robert and Sharon talk about their influences, the pressures of success and Sharon‘s vocal practice regimen. In part 3, Robert and Sharon discuss the concept behind their latest album, “The Unforgiving”, and working with Stephen O’Connell and Roman Molenaar.
“Shot In The Dark”, the new official video from WITHIN TEMPTATION, will be made available this week. The song comes off the band’s fifth studio album, “The Unforgiving”, which 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 CD 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.
WITHIN TEMPTATION guitarist Robert Westerholt recently announced that he will step down from touring duties in order to focus on taking care of the three children he has with the band’s lead singer, Sharon den Adel. His replacement on stage is Stefan Helleblad, who has been working with the band behind the scenes for a few years.