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WITHIN TEMPTATION: ‘Paradise’ Video Featuring TARJA TURUNEN Released

Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION have just released the "Paradise (What About Us?)" EP and promotional video, featuring a unique collaboration with classically trained Finnish rock diva, former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, guesting on the title track. Comments WITHIN TEMPTATION frontwoman Sharon Den Adel: "When we had written the first version of 'Paradise' and listened back to the demo we'd recorded and the epic power of the song, we thought of Tarja instantly. How well this track would fit her classical voice and how extra special it would be if we sang it together. The more we thought about this wild idea, the more excited we got about it!" Following several video trailers teasing the track, fans have been speculating on the band's Facebook page who the duet would be with, some guessing it couldn't possibly be a "competing" artist like Tarja. However, the two singers had no hesitation joining forces, having never thought of themselves as competitors. Sharon continues: "Of course I didn't know what to expect from Tarja, as we'd never actually met in person 'till June this year. Our first encounter was via a Skype call we'd set-up to discuss the collaboration and we immediately clicked, not only creatively but personally. After we'd spoken, it felt completely natural that we would do this together!"

WITHIN TEMPTATION: New Single Title, Lyrics Unveiled

Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION have chosen the track "Paradise (What About Us?)"as the first single from their forthcoming studio album. Check out the song's lyrics and listen to WITHIN TEMPTATION 's Ruud Jolie shredding his guitar in the video below. Having recently announced their new label home with U.K.-based Dramatico, WITHIN TEMPTATION has signed a licensing deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment for the North American territory. "There are very few bands out there today who continually deliver on such a high and consistent level asWITHIN TEMPTATION," statedNuclear Blast EntertainmentpresidentMonte Conner. "That is why they have such an incredibly loyal worldwide fan base. I am thrilled they choseNuclear Blast Entertainmentas their U.S. partner. Their fans are in for a real treat come later this year!" Equally excited areWITHIN TEMPTATION's vocalistSharon den Adeland guitaristRobert Westerholt, who comment: "We were looking for a partnership with a passionate and artist-minded company.Monte Conner,Markus Staiger[label owner], and the people atNuclear Blastexactly fit this profile."

WITHIN TEMPTATION: Teaser For New Single, Video

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have posted a 20-second teaser for their forthcoming single and video. Check it out below. WITHIN TEMPTATION's new album is expected in late 2013 via BMG Rights. The band's fifth studio CD, "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 effort 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 Recordsin the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, Japan and Australia.