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.”

Within Temptation Premiere New Song “Shed My Skin” Featuring Annisokay

Within Temptation have premiered a new song titled “Shed My Skin.” The track features Annisokay and you can check it out below:

Within Temptation’s Sharon Den Adel commented:

“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.”

This news comes after Within Temptation recently announced a special immersive event called “The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality.” That livestream will take place on July 8-9.

Within Temptation Tease New Song “Shed My Skin”

Within Temptation have shared a teaser for their new song “Shed My Skin.” The full track, which features Annisokay, will be released on June 25. This news comes after Within Temptation recently announced a special immersive event called “The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality.” That livestream will take place on July 8-9.

Within Temptation Announce Immersive “The Aftermath” Virtual Reality Event

Within Temptation have announced a special immersive event, which they are calling “The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality.” The livestream will take place on July 8 at 8PM CEST / 7PM BST for European fans and on July 9 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT / 9PM BRT / 7PM CST for North and South American fans.

Sharon Den Adel commented:

“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.”

The band added:

“We are absolutely gutted that the ‘Worlds Collide’ tour has been pushed back again and we cannot perform live in the same venue as our fans. With this digital show, we hope that the fans can still feel our energy, our love for — and above all: our passion for music. Take care and we hope to see you on July 8 or July 9.”

The show will feature newer and older songs, guest singers, and more. In other news, the group will also be releasing a new song titled “Shed My Skin” on June 25. That track is a collaboration with Annisokay.

Within Temptation & Evanescence Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

Within Temptation and Evanescence have postponed their European/UK tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in 2022.

2022 Tour Dates:

With Smash Into Pieces:

03/16 Leipzig, GER – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
03/17 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
03/18 Gliwice, POL – Arena Gliwice
03/20 Brussels, BEL – Palais 12
03/21 Brussels, BEL – Palais 12
03/23 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
03/24 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
03/26 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
03/28 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum Milan
03/30 Paris, FRA – Accorhotels Arena

With Veridia:

04/01 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
04/04 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
04/05 London, UK – The 02
04/07 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro Arena
04/08 Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
04/11 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
04/12 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
04/13 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
04/15 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion

Within Temptation commented:

“This is definitely not what we’ve wished for, but reality tells us otherwise: we have to postpone the Worlds Collide Tour 💔. Although we can’t make the current situation better than it is, we hope to put a BIG smile on your faces again soon, because we have definitely not been sitting still and we have a LOT of cool stuff coming up for you! And you know what? Third time’s a charm 💫, so see you in March or April 2022.”

Evanescence added:

“Well guys, we have to push this back one more time. We hate to make you wait longer but we are absolutely determined to make this tour we’ve all been looking forward to happen, so check out the new dates. We will be counting the days till we finally get to celebrate all this new music together. In the meantime, stay safe, stay sane, and keep your head banging to The Bitter Truth! You will have no excuse not to know every word by next spring! We love you!”

Within Temptation Premiere “The Purge” Music Video

Within Temptation have premiered a new video for their latest single “The Purge.” You can check that out below:

Frontwoman Sharon Den Adel told Rock Antenne the following about the song:

“‘The Purge’ is about self-reflection; that’s the main theme of the song. It’s about the choices in life everone makes. And sometimes when you make the big choices in life — what kind of life you’re gonna lead; how you’re gonna lead it; what political choices you make — everything you do in life, all these big choices, they have a certain effect also, of course, on people around you. We take one road, and you exclude a lot of other roads. And that also has an impact on other people’s lives sometimes, and you have to deal with that when you get to a certain point in your life.”

“I think probably most people can relate to that, because the whole world has come to a stop, all of a sudden, in this roller coaster we’re all living in. So maybe people will be able to relate to that, because I think a lot of people had time for self-reflection. It’s more a mental cleansing than it’s actually a physical one.”

Within Temptation To Release New Single “The Purge” Next Week

Within Temptation will be releasing a new single titled “The Purge” on November 20. The band said the following about the track:

“It is a high-intensity, heavy song with a touch of old school Within Temptation and we can’t wait for you to hear it! “

Within Temptation & Evanescence Postpone European/UK Tour To 2021

Within Temptation and Evanescence have postponed their European/UK tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in fall 2021.

2021 Tour Dates:

09/08 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion Zurich
09/09 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum Milan
09/11 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
09/12 Gliwice, POL – Arena Gliwice
09/14 Leipzig, GER – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
09/15 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
09/17 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
09/18 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
09/20 Paris, FRA – Accorhotels Arena
09/21 Düsseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
09/22 Munich, GER – Zenith
09/24 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
09/26 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
09/27 Brussels, BEL – Palais 12
09/28 Brussels, BEL – Palais 12
09/30 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro Arena
10/01 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
10/03 Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena Birmingham
10/04 London, UK – The O2
10/07 Madrid, SPA – Palacio Vistalegre (no Within Temptation)

Within Temptation’s Sharon Den Adel commented:

“We know this year will not be easy for you and we will do whatever it takes to get you through by continuing to write and release new songs. Knowing that we won’t get to play for you this year is hard for everyone, but everyone’s health and well-being is our number one priority. Whatever happens, this tour will happen! We can’t wait to see you again in 2021. For now: stay safe.”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee added:

“We are so disappointed that we won’t be seeing you this fall, but we’re accepting the challenge 2020 is giving us and pouring our time and hearts into making a great album instead. Friends, we miss you terribly and can’t wait to play these songs for you next year! Be safe, be well, we love you!”