Dutch metal formation WITHIN TEMPTATION surprise fans with the release of not only one, but TWO brand new singles from the forthcoming album “RESIST”. But all that glitters is not gold: WITHIN TEMPTATION are forced to postpone the release of the album due to production problems. Sharon: “We are very sorry about this and therefore want to give the fans something back. Not only one, but TWO brand new tracks!”. ‘RESIST’ is now scheduled for release on February 1st, 2019.
‘Raise Your Banner’ (feat. Anders Fridén): a record-breaking success?
Past Friday WITHIN TEMPTATION have released their second single ‘Raise Your Banner’ and ever since the track has received hundred thousands of streams, being featured in New Music Friday Spotify playlists in the US and Europe as well as topping multiple big metal playlists such ‘Kickass Metal’. At this stage it seems as if the single could become an even bigger success than first hit single ‘The Reckoning’ featuring Jacoby Shaddix.
On ‘Raise Your Banner’ Sharon is joined by Anders Fridén, lead singer of infamous metalcore band In Flames. Sharon: “We’ve always felt a connection with In Flames, I guess it’s because we’re from the same musical metal birth ground. We’re very grateful he embraced the song so enthusiastically and took it to another level”.
With an epic metal soundtrack that mixes both dark, grungy vocals with a modern urban sound, the band bundles the past, present and future. But more importantly, the Alice In Chains-like darkness of the instruments lays a strong base to the grand message. ‘Raise Your Banner’ is an ode to the brave ones: “To the ones that dare to stand up to tyranny, suppression, discrimination. This is an ode to the ones that today still have the guts to stand at the barricades and voice their opinions.”
A surprisingly, dark Christmas duet with Jasper Steverlinck for the fans
But there’s more. The band also dropped ANOTHER single today called ‘Firelight’ – featuring Belgium’s most famous alternative rock singer Jasper Steverlinck. Sharon: “It was originally written for my solo project My Indigo, but the track felt too dark back then. However, it was and still is one of my favorite songs, even more now Jasper is singing it with me. I think he’s one of the best alternative rock singers in the world. He’s Belgium’s best kept secret!”
With the release of ‘Raise Your Banner’ and ‘Firelight’ the band follows up on ‘The Reckoning’ (feat. Jacoby Shaddix) – the first single of ‘RESIST’ and the band’s most successful song on the streaming platforms up to date. The official music video for ‘Raise Your Banner’ will be out next week.
Pre-order your copy of the new album ‘RESIST’ (out on February 1st, 2019) here:https://withintemptation.probitymerch.com/resist-pre-order
The RESIST Tour 2018
Following a wonderful show in Lotto Arena last week, the band continues The RESIST Tour 2018 in Europe:
November 23 @ AFAS Live, Amsterdam
November 24 @ AFAS Live Amsterdam
December 8 @ Columbiahalle, Berlin
December 9 @ Mehr! Theater, Hamburg
December 11 @ Forum Karlin, Prague
December 12 @ Tüskecsarnok, Budapest
December 13 @ Gasometer, Vienna
December 15@ Fabrique, Milan
December 16 @ MHP Arena, Ludwigsburg
December 17 @ Zenith, Munich
December 18 @ Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt
December 20 @ 013, Tilburg
December 21 @ 013, Tilburg
December 22 @ 013, Tilburg
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