A trailer for “Elements”, the forthcoming 15-year-anniversary concert from Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, can be seen below.
WITHIN TEMPTATION previously stated about the upcoming show: “Since the release of ‘Enter’ in 1997, things have skyrocketed for us. We were able to share and play our music all over the world and received so much appreciation from you. We got the chance to grow and become Holland’s most successful rock band internationally.
“We are celebrating our anniversary with an incredible concert on the 13th of November in Sportpaleis Antwerpen, Belgium. The anniversary show, ‘Elements’, will be the most significant event in the history of WITHIN TEMPTATION.
“The title represents the kind of music and live shows we are known for — the melodius, crystal clear voice of Sharon [den Adel], the massive guitar riffs, the orchestral and Celtic influences and the always surprising musical collaborations.
“Energetic performance, musical mastery, and visually thrilling elements ranging from impressive set designs to fireworks and specially made films and videos. Everything you have witnessed in the last 15 years will be topped during the anniversary show in Antwerp.
“We will share the stage with some unexpected guests and can already tell you that we will also be accompanied by the renowned Il Novecento Orchestra.”
WITHIN TEMPTATION’s fifth studio album, “The Unforgiving”, sold around 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 50 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on March 29, 2011 the CD was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O’Connell (BloodRayne, Dark 48). The band asked comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness, X-Men) to draw the characters and scenery of “The Unforgiving”, which was made available via Sony Music in Continental Europe and Roadrunner Records in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, Japan and Australia.
WITHIN TEMPTATION guitarist Robert Westerholt last year announced that he would step down from touring duties in order to focus on taking care of the three children he has with the band’s lead singer, Sharon den Adel. His replacement on stage is Stefan Helleblad, who has been working with the band behind the scenes for a few years.