Within Temptation to release new studio album “Resist” on February 1st 2019

Within Temptation Resist cover
Within Temptation – legendary leaders of dark anthemic music, with a career spanning two decades – have signed a worldwide deal with Universal Music Germany, partnering with Spinefarm Records for North America and the UK.

This joining of forces comes ahead of latest album “Resist”, scheduled for release on February 1st 2019.

With 6 studio albums under their belt – “Enter” [1997], “Mother Earth” [2000], “The Silent Force” [2004], “The Heart of Everything” [2007], “The Unforgiving” [2011], “Hydra” [2014] – and more than 3.5 million record sales to their name, Within Temptation (led by Sharon den Adel and Robert Westerholt) are a genuine force to be reckoned with. Simply, one of the world’s most successful heavy rock groups.

Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel: “We are beyond excited to have signed to the biggest record label! Combining our strength with such a thriving, forward-looking force in the music industry, we are sure that we can make magic happen”.

The band has previously headlined all of the major festivals in Europe – Download, Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Graspop and Woodstock Poland amongst other major events – and received numerous international awards, including a World Music Award, MTV Europe Music Awards, a Metal Hammer Award and many more.

Within Temptation’s 2014 release “Hydra” was a Top 10 album in ten different countries; hitting the #16 spot on the American Billboard chart, it was the band’s most successful US release to date, paving the way for a sold out tour. Bringing things right up to date, a headline European tour kicks off in October, consisting of 35 dates across 18 countries, with more shows around the globe to follow in 2019.

New album, “Resist”, marks a departure for the band; primed with 10 anthemic tracks and driven by grand melodies and dark hooks, “Resist” puts a futuristic spin on the world of heavier music, both instrumentally and thematically.

“"Resist" is a true milestone for us”, continues Sharon den Adel. “If it wasn’t for "Resist", Within Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore. With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and given it a face – a very dark one. Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge. Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like then roughen the whole thing up as much as we could, allowing us to shape a new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. Resist is our new take on metal; our way of giving a fresh lease of life to the rebellious edge of modern music”.

Pre-order “Resist” here.

1. The Reckoning
2. Endless War
3. Raise Your Banner
4. Supernova
5. Holy Ground
6. In Vain
7. Firelight
8. Mad World
9. Mercy Mirror
10. Trophy Hunter

The new sound of “Resist” echoes through bombastic first single “The Reckoning” (featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach). Check it out below.

After two decades, Within Temptation is ready to break with the past. Within Temptation has never been bounded by frontiers but by expanding their horizon, the band gave its creative writing process a new blast. And you can tell: the new sound of “Resist” cuts through the very first, bombastic single “The Reckoning” (featuring Jacoby Shaddix) and leaves you with no room to breath.  

“Resist” is an utterly distinctive metal record that takes inspiration from our modern and future society – both musically and personally - and casts it into mind blowing arrangements and dark melodies.

European & UK Tour Dates 2018:
Oct 11 – Krasnoyarsk (RUS), Grand Hall Siberia
Oct 13 – Novosibirsk (RUS), House Of Culture
Oct 15 – Yekaterinenburg (RUS), Kosmos
Oct 17 – Nizhny Nivgorod (RUS), Milo Club
Oct 18 – Moscow (RUS), Stadium Club
Oct 19 – St. Petersburg (RUS), A2
Oct 20 – Espoo (FIN), Metro Areena
Oct 22 – Stockholm (S), The Annex
Oct 23 – Oslo (N), Sentrum Scene
Oct 24 – Copenhagen (DK), Valby Hallen
Oct 26 – Poznan (PL), Sala Ziemi
Oct 27 – Warsaw (PL), Torwar
Nov 09 – Birmingham (GB), O2 Academy
Nov 10 – Manchester (GB), O2 Apollo
Nov 11 – Glasgow (GB), O2 Academy
Nov 13 – London (GB), O2 Academy Brixton
Nov 16 – Paris (F), Le Zénith
Nov 17 – Antwerp (B), Lotto Arena
Nov 19 – Cologne (D), Palladium
Nov 20 – Luxembourg (L), Rockhal
Nov 21 – Zürich (CH), Samsung Halle
Nov 23 – Amsterdam (NL), AFAS Live
Nov 24 – Amsterdam (NL), AFAS Live
Nov 25 – Groningen (NL), MartiniPlaza
Dec 08 – Berlin (D), Columbiahalle
Dec 09 – Hamburg (D), Mehr! Theater
Dec 11 – Prague (CZ), Forum Karlin
Dec 12 – Budapest (H), Tüskecsarnok
Dec 13 – Vienna (A), Gasometer
Dec 15 – Milan (I), Fabrique
Dec 16 – Ludwigsburg (D), MHP Arena
Dec 17 – Munich (D), Zenith
Dec 18 – Frankfurt (D), Jahrhunderthalle
Dec 21 – Tilburg (NL), O13
Dec 22 – Tilburg (NL), O13