2013-08-07 - Having recently announced their new label home with U.K.-based Dramatico, the multimillion-selling Dutch symphonic rock band WITHIN TEMPTATION have signed a licensing deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment for the North American territory.
“There are very few bands out there today who continually deliver on such a high and consistent level as WITHIN TEMPTATION,” states Nuclear Blast Entertainment President Monte Conner. “That is why they have such an incredibly loyal worldwide fan base. I am thrilled they chose NBE as their U.S. partner. Their fans are in for a real treat come later this year!”
Equally excited are WITHIN TEMPTATION’s vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt, who comment: “We were looking for a partnership with a passionate and artist-minded company. Monte Conner, Markus Staiger [label owner], and the people at Nuclear Blast exactly fit this profile.”
WITHIN TEMPTATION members are currently working on the follow-up to 2011’s »The Unforgiving«, which debuted at #50 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, achieved the band’s highest-ever chart position in the U.S. and U.K., and landed in the Top 5 on the European Billboard Album chart. »The Unforgiving« also debuted in the Top 10 in twelve different countries. The Dutch group has amassed four Netherlands Export Awards, more than 30 Gold and Platinum sales awards, two MTV European Music Awards, two World Music Awards, and numerous international accolades.
A late 2013 release date is expected for the band’s sixth studio album. View a 20-second teaser for the new single & video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/XZKbsJCpcI4
Upcoming WITHIN TEMPTATION tour dates in the U.K. for January 2014 include:
24.01. UK Birmingham - Academy
24.01. UK London - Wembely Arena
27.01. UK Manchester - Apollo
28.01. UK Glasgow - Academy
29.01. UK Newcastle - Academy
Masters of elegance, melodrama, and symphonic grandeur, WITHIN TEMPTATION are not just one of the most distinctive and charismatic bands to emerge from the metal scene in recent times; they are also one of European metal’s greatest success stories of the last decade.
Formed in 1996 by guitarist Robert Westerholt & vocalist Sharon den Adel and ably assisted by bassist Jeroen van Veen, the Dutch quintet set out to create music that would strike a sublime balance between the bold, evocative sweep of cinema soundtracks and the brooding, gothic splendor of the finest dark-hued rock & metal of the modern age. A well-kept secret in the Netherlands for the first few years of their existence, the band exploded into the mainstream spotlight across Europe with the release of their second album, »Mother Earth«, in 2000. Within a few studio albums, WITHIN TEMPTATION experienced huge commercial success in their native country as well as around the world.