Metallica, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Set For 2023 UK Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s Download Festival in the UK. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 8-11 and it will feature the following: Metallica, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Evanescence, Disturbed, Placebo, Parkway Drive, Ghost, Alexisonfire, Pendulum, Within Temptation, As December Falls, Asking Alexandria, Aviva, Bambie Thug, Beauty School Dropout, Behemoth, Blackgold, Blind Channel, Bloodywood, Brutus, Crashface, Crawlers, Dead Sara, Elvana, Enola Gay, Fever 333, Fixation, Graphic Nature, GWAR, Hawxx, Ingested, I Prevail, Jazmin Bean, Kid Bookie, Kid Kapichi, Lake Malice, Lorna Shore, Mod Sun, Monuments, Motionless In White, Municipal Waste, nothing,nowhere., Nova Twins, Polaris, Pupil Slicer, Seether, Set It off, SiM, Simple Plan, Soen, Soul Glo, Stand Atlantic, Stray From The Path, Taylor Acorn, The Blackout, The Distillers, The Meffs, Terror, Three Days Grace, Touché Amoré, VV, and Witch Fever.

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 Share Music Video For New Version Of “Faded Out” Featuring Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel

Asking Alexandria have joined forces with Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation) for a new version of their song “Faded Out.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce commented:

“‘Faded Out‘ is just one of those songs with an infectious energy and groove! I remember it coming together in the studio and thinking ‘I can’t wait to play this live.’ Fast forward a couple of months and I’m being told that Sharon of Within Temptation wants to sing on the song with us, and the level of excitement and nostalgia running through my body was immeasurable!

When I was 14 or 15 years old, I waited in line at Virgin Megastore to meet Within Temptation at a signing and I handed Sharon a demo of my band. Adding Sharon‘s vocals to the song and teaming up with Within Temptation is a huge honor for us and it also brings a whole new dimension to the song. I can’t wait for the fans to hear this collaboration and I can’t wait for it to be featured in ‘The Retaliators’ movie!”

Sharon den Adel added:

“We’ve been blasting metalcore playlists through our speakers to gain a bit of fresh inspiration for our side, and Asking Alexandria is amongst the top bands we have been spinning over the past years. Their songs are heavy and melodic at the same time, therefore it was a no-brainer when they asked us to join them on ‘Faded Out‘! We are evenly honored to be a part of this amazing song and we hope everyone will love it as much as we do! Enjoy!”

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