Within Temptation


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About Within Temptation

One of the most commercially successful metal bands in the Netherlands, Within Temptation has had 9 consecutive Top 5 albums on the Dutch charts and sold millions of records worldwide. ∙ Founding partners Robert Westerholt and Sharon den Adel originally started the band in 1996 under the name The Portal. ∙ After releasing their debut album, Enter, in 1997, the group had a massive breakthrough with their Platinum follow-up, 2000’s Mother Earth. ∙ The Gold-certified 2000 single “Ice Queen” was Within Temptation’s first major hit and remained the closing song at nearly all of the band’s concerts. ∙ They featured multiple collaborations on the 2014 album Hydra, including songs with rapper Xzibit, Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner, and operatic metal singer Tarja.

Waddinxveen, The Netherlands
April 1995
Hard Rock
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