In the five-minute clip below, Mike Coolen (drums) and Stefan Helleblad (rhythm guitar), the “new guys” from the Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band WITHIN TEMPTATION, talk about what it’s like to be on the road and perform all around the world during the “Unforgiving” tour.

“Fire And Ice”, the new video from Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, can be seen below. The clip features both live footage and video footage that was filmed for use during the band’s live performances.

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 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 would step down from touring duties in order to focus on taking care of the three children he has with Sharon den Adel. His replacement on stage is Stefan Helleblad, who has been working with the band behind the scenes for a few years.

Mike Coolen and Stefan Helleblad speak:


“Fire And Ice” video: