Within Temptation

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Nazione:Olanda
Attività:dal 1996

Line up

  • Sharon Den Adel: Vocals
  • Robert Westerholt: Guitar, Vocals
  • Ruud Jolie: Guitar
  • Martijn Spierenburg: Keyboards
  • Jeroen Van Veen: Bass
  • Mike Coolen: Drums
Originally formed as "The Portal" in April 1996 by Robert Westerholt, with his girlfriend Sharon den Adel and members from his former metal band The Circle/Voyage (Nld) (Jeroen and Michiel) as well as his kid-brother, Martijn Westerholt. Originally, Richard Willemse was their drummer. He didn't stay long though. The band then changed their name to "Within Temptation", found a new drummer (Dennis Leeflang), recorded the "Untitled" and "Enter" demos, and landed a deal within an amazingly short period of 2 months with DSFA.

In the meantime the band found they couldn't get along with the drummer so they found a new drummer in Ivar de Graaf.
Meanwhile the band has scored a top 3 hit with the single "Ice Queen" from their "Mother Earth" album in the Dutch top 40 charts.

After Martijn Westerholt (now in Delain) left the band, due to a chronic illness, another ex-The Circle/Voyage (Nld) member joined the ranks, in the person of Martijn Spierenburg (who used to do keyboards and drums for aforementioned bands).

The Voyage song "Frozen" (feat. Sharon den Adel) was put on the internet a couple of months before the release of Within Temptation's "The Heart of Everything" album because it was thought to be the track "Frozen" from that album. However, both songs are completely different and this was a total mix up. The Voyage track "Frozen" is a reworking of a track recorded by "The Circle" for a DSFA compilation in 1995. Both "Voyage" and "The Circle" are pre-WT bands.

Sharon den Adel gave birth to her and Robert Westerholt's daughter, Eva Luna, on December 9th, 2005. In addition, on June 1st, 2009, Sharon gave birth to her and Robert's second child, Robin Aiden.

Stephen van Haestregt quit the band in March 2010, but will be performing on the upcoming Theatre-tour.

Discografia

Copertina
Hydra (Nuclear Blast, Dramatico, BMG, Universal / 2014) 

1. 1. LET US BURN / 2. 2. DANGEROUS FEAT. HOWARD JONES / 3. 3. AND WE RUN FEAT. XZIBIT / 4. 4. PARADISE (WHAT ABOUT US?) FEAT. TARJA / 5. 5. EDGE OF THE WORLD / 6. 6. SILVER MOONLIGHT ...

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The Q-Music Sessions (Roadrunner / 2013) 

1. GRENADE (BRUNO MARS COVER) / 2. TITANIUM (DAVID GUETTA COVER) / 3. LET HER GO (PASSENGER COVER) / 4. SUMMERTIME SADNESS (LANA DEL REY COVER) / 5. RADIOACTIVE (IMAGINE DRAGONS COVER) ...

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The Unforgiving (Roadrunner Records / 2011) 

1. WHY NOT ME / 2. SHOT IN THE DARK / 3. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT / 4. FASTER / 5. FIRE AND ICE / 6. IRON / 7. WHERE IS THE EDGE? / 8. SINéAD / 9. LOST / 10. MURDER / 11. A DEMON'S FATE ...

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An Acoustic Night at the Theatre (Nuclear Blast / 2009) 

1. TOWARDS THE END / 2. STAND MY GROUND / 3. CAGED / 4. ALL I NEED / 5. FROZEN / 6. SOMEWHERE (FEAT. ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN) / 7. THE CROSS / 8. PALE / 9. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE (FEAT. KEITH CAPUTO) ...

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Black Symphony (live) (Roadrunner Records / 2008) 

1. OUVERTURE / 2. JILLIAN (I'D GIVE MY HEART) / 3. THE HOWLING / 4. STAND MY GROUND / 5. THE CROSS / 6. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? / 7. HAND OF SORROW / 8. THE HEART OF EVERYTHING / 9. FORGIVEN ...

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The Heart of Everything (Roadrunner Records / 2007) 

1. THE HOWLING / 2. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE (CON KEITH CAPUTO) / 3. FROZEN / 4. OUR SOLEMN HOUR / 5. THE HEART OF EVERYTHING / 6. HAND OF SORROW / 7. THE CROSS / 8. FINAL DESTINATION / 9. ALL I NEED ...

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The Silent Force (GUN Records / 2004) 

1. INTRO / 2. SEE WHO I AM / 3. JILLIAN (I'D GIVE MY HEART) / 4. STAND MY GROUND / 5. PALE / 6. FORSAKEN / 7. ANGELS / 8. MEMORIES / 9. AQUARIUS / 10. IT'S THE FEAR / 11. SOMEWHERE

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Mother Earth (GUN Records / 2003) 

1. MOTHER EARTH / 2. ICE QUEEN / 3. OUR FAREWELL / 4. CAGED / 5. THE PROMISE / 6. NEVER-ENDING STORY / 7. PECEIVER OF FOOLS / 8. INTRO / 9. DARK WINGS / 10. IN PERFECT HARMONY ...

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The Dance (EP) (DSFA Records / 1998) 

1. THE DANCE / 2. ANOTHER DAY / 3. THE OTHER HALF (OF ME) / 4. REMIX RESTLESS / 5. REMIX CANDLES & PEARLS OF LIGHT

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Enter (DSFA Records / 1997) 

1. RESTLESS / 2. ENTER / 3. PEARLS OF LIGHT / 4. DEEP WITHIN / 5. GATEKEEPER / 6. GRACE / 7. BLOODED / 8. CANDLES

Interviste

Within Temptation (Sharon Den Adel, vocals)

(18 febbraio 2003) In attesa del nuovo album del combo olandese, abbiamo contattato la bella singer lungo crinita Sharon Den Adel, per scambiare due parole sulla ristampa di ‘Mother Earth’, un...

Live report

Within Temptation + Temperance

(27 giugno 2014) E' un Alcatraz aperto per intero, come nelle grandi occasioni, quello che dà il benvenuto ai WITHIN TEMPTATION e ai TEMPERANCE , annunciati qualche giorno prima del...
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