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The making of: “The Reckoning”
27 September 2018

Within Temptation released a preview of the making of their music video for “The Reckoning”. Their first single since their 2014 live-release “Let Us Burn“, taken from their upcoming and seventh studio album “RESIST“, set for release 14 December 2018.

Special effects

In the – very – short video, the Dutch rock band shows us a little peek behind the scenes and the making of their music video. The process of the music video took place between day of shot on 22 July 2018 and 7 September 2018. Together with director Julian Ticona Cuba from “The NOISE” and the talented guys from ACHT they created their music video.

The video contains lots of layers of special effects, which are clearly visible in the uploaded video.


The seventh studio album by the Dutch rock band is scheduled for release 14 December 2018, as we wrote before. The album has been in process for over four years and will now finally see its debut. The album is themed in a Matrix and robotic kind of feeling. The photoshoot which was recently revealed by the magazine Metal Hammer has a very Star Wars feeling to it.

The first track “The Reckoning“, which is in collaboration with Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix, confirms this. The band kept themselves to their promises, “RESIST” promises to be a lot more heavy compared to its 2014-release “Hydra“. The standard edition of the 2018-album will count 10 tracks.

Artwork not final?

Recently, we were pointed on an important fact about the album artwork of the seventh and upcoming studio album of Within Temptation. “RESIST” is using existing digital art, which was previously released in January 2017. We’ve reached out to both the digital artist as the management of Within Temptation, but they have not responded on our questions.


“RESIST” by Within Temptation. Click to pre-order.