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Within Temptation to release “The Silent Force” on vinyl LP
21 February 2019

We wrote about this before, now it’s confirmed! Within Temptation will release their 2004-release “The Silent Force” on limited edition vinyl LP for the very first time, via Music on Vinyl.

Within Temptation 2004 album release The Silent Force
Album artwork for their 2004-release “The Silent Force”. Click to enlarge.

The Silent Force

After the big national success of Within Temptation, with their 2000-release “Mother Earth“, the Dutch rock band was ready to go worldwide. With their 2004-release “The Silent Force”, Within Temptation was ready to rock. With their new release, Within Temptation worked with new musicians, producers and with a true orchestra and choir.

This is the first album where Ruud Jolie joined the band on lead guitars. Brother and keyboard player of founder and guitarist Robert Westerholt, Martijn Westerholt, left the band due to illness. He got replaced by Martijn Spierenburg. Also a new drummer for the band got introduced, Stephen van Haestregt. However, he already joined the band back in 2002, during the “Mother Earth Tour”-era, to replace drummer Ivar de Graaf.

Within Temptation promotional photo 2004 album release The Silent Force
Promotional photo for “The Silent Force”. Click to enlarge.

Vinyl LP

Back in 2018, we wrote about several Within Temptation records to be released on vinyl LP. It is pretty common these days, artists releasing their music on Vinyl LP, this kind of media made a strong comeback. Besides that, some artists even re-issue their album on limited and coloured discs. So did Within Temptation, with their releases for “The Dance“, “Enter” and “Mother Earth“.

Vinyl Specifications

  • Catalog #: MOVLP1926
  • Barcode/EAN: 8719262004252
  • Release: 05 April 2019
  • Original release: 2004
  • Format: 1LP, 180g, crystal clear disc
  • Sleeve: 3mm
  • Tracks: 11 tracks


Now their release of “The Silent Force” got confirmed and is available for pre-order on the official Within Temptation Store, several third party sellers will follow shortly. Do you live outside of the United Kingdom? We strongly recommend not to order via Music Glue, due to several delays in the past, slow shipping, also because of the high shipping rates.

More third party sellers will be added as soon as pre-order starts.

The Netherlands/Belgium:



United Kingdom:




Czech Republic:



Found a reseller which is not included in this list? Feel free to drop us a message with the country and link!