A new studio album by Within Temptation, that’s what we’ve been waiting for since their 2014-release of “Hydra”. With the announcement of their seventh era, the leakage of the song “Raise”, in collaboration with In Flames singer Anders Fridén and the announcement of their first official single “The Reckoning”, in collaboration with Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix, the fire is back on. Now we got our hands on the first details about the seventh full length studio album of the Dutch rock band.
Raise met anders
July 2018, we discovered a new Within Temptation track. Uploaded by founder and guitar player Robert Westerholt, on Apple Music Connect. A heavy track with male vocals of Anders Friden. The track was shared online by many fans and fans loved the new sound of the Dutch rock band. Their announcement of returning to their roots, with more heavy music, seemed to work out with this “The Heart of Everything“-sound. The track was later removed from all platforms by the bands’ management.
Later the same month, guitar player Ruud Jolie announced to be on Fuerteventura for business. Leaked images and videos showed the recordings of a new music video, for a track which is yet to be announced. Yesterday we learned, their upcoming single will not be this track, but will it make its debut on the seventh full length studio album? The future will tell us…
Within Temptation started hinting to their seventh era, with removing their profile images, cover images and bios from various social media platforms. They then started uploading cryptograms and hints, from which one was uploaded yesterday. Resist Temptation. By accident, we then stumbled upon a new domain for Within Temptation which gave us all the information which we needed. Resist Temptation with “The Reckoning” are coming to us, next Friday.
International march supplier EMP (also known as Large in the Netherlands and Belgium) accidentally published three new releases to their website and removed them from their site again. However, they’re still visible in the search bar. The seventh full length studio album of the Dutch rock band now officially has a name. As expected, the album will be called Resist and is due for release Friday December 14, 2018.
The album will be released as CD, Vinyl LP and in a limited edition 2CD Deluxe Box Set.
Pre-order will start this Friday. Pre-orders will be delivered on or after release on Friday December 14, 2018. This news was confirmed to us by EMP International. Prices are as shown on the screenshots below, content and track lists are yet unknown.
Special thanks to Pat Brown-Kearns for pointing us on the search results.