Last week, several international third party sellers removed the upcoming Within Temptation release “RESIST” from their online catalog. Fans and Donttearmedown reached out to the third party sellers for an answer. If we may believe the information received, we may expect a delay in the seventh studio album of the band.
Just a couple of weeks to go until the original release of the seventh full length studio album of the Dutch rock band Within Temptation. Earlier this year, the band announced their collaboration with German based Vertigo Records GmbH for this album. The album is their first since the 2014-release “Hydra“. The band took a couple of years away from the band after a difficult time for lead singer Sharon den Adel. She later expressed her feelings in her solo project My Indigo.
The album is set for release February 2019 and counts 10 songs. The first single, “The Reckoning” – in collaboration with Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix, was released on 14 September 2018. The second single, “Raise Your Banner” – in collaboration with In Flames singer Anders Fridén, was released on 16 November 2018.
In a French interview with “Le Parisien“, Sharon den Adel confirms the delay. The full interview will be published soon, until that moment a quick snippet:
While the release of his new album was postponed to next year, the Dutch symphonic metal band filled Friday night the Zenith of Paris.
“We did not ask ourselves a long time, the tickets leaving like hotcakes, even before the release of the album, “Resist”, whose output was shifted. Scheduled for December, it will not take place until January or February next year“, explained the singer Sharon den Adel, in an interview conducted shortly before the concert and we will publish soon.
On Monday 19 November 2018, Within Temptation confirmed the delay of their upcoming studio album in a Facebook post:
We are super overwhelmed by the great respond to our new music and we want to thank all of you for your endless support!
However, we are currently experiencing production problems and are forced to postpone the release of RESIST to February 1st, 2019. But don’t worry: all the preorders will still be on and delivered to your doormat.
Because we are very sorry about this, we want to give you something back: not only one, but TWO brand new tracks:
‘Firelight’ (feat. Jasper Steverlinck) – OUT THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23.