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Within Temptation

Few bands have had as illustrious a career as Within Temptation. Since their formation in 1996, the Dutch symphonic metallers have confidently written themselves into the annals of rock and metal history.

  • Within Temptation

    Within Temptation

Even 26 years later, there is no sign of them slowing down or joining 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, in October, it's clear that they're not afraid of new directions, either. The record is a bold leap musically and especially in terms of content. The title track alone confirms this: it's about Mahsa Amini, the Iranian woman who was murdered for refusing to wear a proper hijab, and puts the spotlight on 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 shake 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. In autumn 2024, Within Temptation will come on a big tour through Germany with the new material.

Runtime: Sun, 06/10/2024 to Thu, 05/12/2024

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