Iron Maiden Announce “Legacy Of The Beast” In-Game Collaboration With Within Temptation

Iron Maiden have joined forces with Within Temptation for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” game. A Within Temptation-inspired character called “Genesis” will appear in the mobile game as part of a dungeon event that was launched today (September 19).

A press release offered more details:

“This week-long event will take fans and players on a journey with ‘Different World‘ Eddie and Genesis, who’s now been woven into the ‘Legacy of the Beast‘ lore, as mother of the Different World.”

Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel commented:

“If I listen to Iron Maiden, I feel like I’m on an adventure and I’m traveling through time. Eddie is my tour guide and with Eddie and Genesis teaming up.. That’s the best thing ever! Aren’t they a cute couple?! Genesis, for us, is not only a symbol of an evolution of life, but also a symbol for the wars within the mind and the wars with the outside world. We think it’s so cool that she previously was only a piece of artwork for us. She was an inspiration for several things we were doing, but now coming to life in this game: it’s a surreal thing to see.. It’s a whole new level! It turned out so awesome, so check it out!”

Within Temptation Planning To Release New Album In 2023

During a recent interview with Chaoszine, Within Temptation singer Sharon Den Adel offered an update on the band’s new album. She said the following:

“We don’t have an official [release] date yet, but we are working, as we speak still, on finishing songs. And, of course, we have released a lot of songs during the corona time; those songs are gonna be on the album as well. So I think we have to finish up, like, a third still, and we’re gonna do it in the beginning of next year. And somewhere next year we will release a new album — with the songs that we already released, of course.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Within Temptation Premiere “Don’t Pray For Me” Music Video

Within Temptation have premiered a new video for their latest single “Don’t Pray For Me.” You can check that out below. Sharon Den Adel previously commented:

“‘Don’t Pray For Me’ strives against forcing beliefs and fears onto others and bears witness to being acceptive of everyone’s own journey. It is an anthem about coming to terms with the fact that beliefs can be fluid, multiple or, frankly, different. The song is about allowing people to pursue their own destiny.”

Within Temptation Premiere New Song “Don’t Pray For Me”

Within Temptation have premiered a new song titled “Don’t Pray For Me.” Sharon Den Adel said the following about that:

“‘Don’t Pray For Me’ strives against forcing beliefs and fears onto others and bears witness to being acceptive of everyone’s own journey. It is an anthem about coming to terms with the fact that beliefs can be fluid, multiple or, frankly, different. The song is about allowing people to pursue their own destiny.”

Within Temptation To Release New Single “Don’t Pray For Me” Next Month

Within Temptation will be releasing a new single titled “Don’t Pray For Me” on July 8. You can pre-save that track HERE. Sharon Den Adel commented:

“‘Don’t Pray For Me’ strives against forcing beliefs and fears onto others and bears witness to being acceptive of everyone’s own journey. It is an anthem about coming to terms with the fact that beliefs can be fluid, multiple or, frankly, different. The song is about allowing people to pursue their own destiny.”

Asking Alexandria Tease New Version Of “Faded Out” Featuring Within Temptation

Within Temptation will be guesting on a new version of Asking Alexandria’s “Faded Out.” You can find a teaser for the updated take on the track below:

Evanescence & Within Temptation Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour

Evanescence and Within Temptation have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour. The trek is now set to take place in November/December.

Tour Dates:

11/09 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
11/10 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum Milan
11/12 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
11/14 London, UK – The O2
11/15 Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
11/17 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
11/19 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
11/21 Brussels, BEL – Palais
11/22 Brussels, BEL – Palais
11/23 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
11/25 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/27 Paris, FRA – Accor Hotels Arena
11/29 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
11/30 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
12/01 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
12/03 Leipzig, GER – Leipzig Arena
12/05 Gilwice, POL – Arena Gilwice
12/07 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
12/08 Berlin, GER – Velodrom

Evanescence & Within Temptation Postpone Spring 2022 European/UK Tour

Evanescence and Within Temptation have postponed their European/UK tour once again. The trek is currently being rescheduled for November/December.

Evanescence commented:

“As the world is slowly reopening again, we felt very optimistic about the tour actually taking place in March and April. However – in a lot of countries there currently still are restrictions and we are forced to make a decision right now for logistical reasons.

We are aware that many fans are preparing to make their plans to attend the shows, some of which involve travel and given the uncertainty as to exactly when certain countries will lift their restrictions, we are left with no choice but to reschedule the tour, hopefully for the final time. We expect to be able to announce the new dates in the next few days, which we anticipate will be in November and early December of this year.

All tickets, including meet & greet packages and VIP upgrades will remain valid.

We know you understand that many things are still outside of our control but we are very optimistic that we WILL be performing these shows and we kindly ask that you bear with us one more time while we arrange the tour so it can actually happen.

Stay tuned for the new dates in the next few days. We miss and love you, and we will definitely see again. Stay safe.”

Within Temptation Premiere New Video For “Shed My Skin” Featuring Annisokay

Within Temptation have premiered a new video for “Shed My Skin” featuring Annisokay. The clip offers fans a preview of the band’s “The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality,” which will stream on July 15-16.

Within Temptation’s Sharon Den Adel previously commented:

“‘Shed My Skin’ revolves around dealing with inevitable changes in life. It is about becoming the person we are meant to be — even if that means losing people we love, but have grown apart from. Real growth begins where comfort zones end and that’s exactly what the song is all about: If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”

“We like to expand and broaden our horizons, and constantly find new music and bands that inspire us. Annisokay bring a super refreshing sound to the table, which we absolutely love. We are super happy that these talented guys wanted to join forces with us for our new single!”

Annisokay’s Christoph Wieczorek added:

“Within Temptation is a band we love and have listened to for many, many years. You can imagine how stunned we were when they reached out and asked us if we want to feature on their next single — just because they love our music, as well! We’re beyond proud about being a part of this amazing song and really hope the people out there love it as much as we do.”

Within Temptation Postpone Immersive “The Aftermath” Virtual Reality Event

Within Temptation have postponed their upcoming immersive event, “The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality.” The livestream is now set to take place on July 15 at 8PM CEST / 7PM BST for European fans and on July 16 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT / 9PM BRT / 7PM CST for North and South American fans.

Sharon Den Adel commented:

“You all know we are absolute heroes in rescheduling dates and now we’ve reached a new milestone: our shortest postponement in our career so far! We’re working very hard on our VR-event, but as it’s something we’ve never done before – and definitely something you have never SEEN before, we sometimes experience a few hiccups in the process that are completely new to us and the crew.”

To smooth everything out and create the best possible, spectacular and mythical experience for you, we’ve decided to postpone The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality to July 15 and 16. It’s only one week and we know that it’ll be worth the short wait. We can’t wait for you to see it. It’s going to be a show to remember!”

She also previously said the following about the performance:

“During the whole pandemic, we weren’t keen on doing a livestream. The magic of seeing and hearing a band perform live — combined with the energy of the crowd — is something you cannot simply recreate with a livestream. So, for a long time we were clueless. One thing we knew for sure: we would not compromise on a livestream if we could offer something out of the ordinary, something jaw-dropping, intriguing, spectacular and mythical! Then we found it: a world that we could shape into our wildest fantasies and in which we, as a band, could perform while still maintaining the dynamics and magic of our traditional live show.

We are absolutely thrilled to invite you to ‘Within Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality’. A show that takes place in different scenes of a post-apocalyptic world, in which we are witness of the aftermath of destruction of mankind. A world in which it is unknown if anyone or anything of the human race survived. It is a search for answers — about both its becoming as well as its legacy.”