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Within Temptation
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Bleed Out (2023)
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Resist (2019)
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Hydra (2014)
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The Unforgiving (2011)
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The Heart of Everything (2007)
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The Silent Force (2004)
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Mother Earth (2000)
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Enter (1997)


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Genre
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5 users heart off Within Temptation - Ice Queen
5 users heart off Within Temptation - Stand My Ground
5 users heart off Within Temptation - Memories
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4 users heart off Within Temptation - All I Need


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In Vain
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Supernova
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Ice Queen
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Ice Queen
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Paradise (What About Us?)
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Ice Queen
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Titanium
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Paradise (What About Us?)
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Mother Earth



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Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. Their music is described as symphonic metal, although their earlier material, such as Enter, was gothic metal. In an interview, den Adel said they fell into a symphonic rock genre with various influences. In a later interview with 3VOOR12, Sharon stated that "we consider ourselves more a symphonic rock band ... we are in my opinion no gothic band".

After the release of their first album Enter, the band became prominent in the Dutch underground scene. It was not until 2001 that they became known to the general public, with the single "Ice Queen" from the album Mother Earth, which reached #2 on the Dutch charts. Since then, the band won the Conamus Exportprijs four years in a row. Their next albums The Silent Force and The Heart of Everything debuted at #1 on the Dutch charts. In 2008, they released a live DVD and CD, Black Symphony, recorded with the Metropole Orchestra. This collection was followed in 2009 with An Acoustic Night at the Theatre.

The band's fifth studio album The Unforgiving, was released in March 2011, alongside both a comic book series and a series of short films that together encompass a story. The first single, "Faster", was released on January 21, and the first short film, Mother Maiden, was released on January 31. The band has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.

Long-term partners Robert Westerholt (guitar) and Sharon den Adel (vocals) began the band in 1996, after Westerholt left his previous band, The Circle. The Circle renamed themselves Voyage and released an album called Embrace, including a song featuring den Adel. Soon after that release the band broke up.

Westerholt then joined with den Adel in forming Within Temptation, including former The Circle band members Jeroen van Veen on bass guitar and Michiel Papenhove on guitar, as well as Martijn Westerholt on the keyboard and Dennis Leeflang on drums (later replaced by Ivar de Graaf). They were offered a recording contract and signed to DSFA Records later that year, beginning work on their first release.
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23rd Oct 2023

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