WITHIN TEMPTATION RELEASE NEW SINGLE “RITUAL” – LISTEN
BAND TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BLEED OUT ON OCTOBER 20
Dutch metallers Within Temptation have released their brand-new single “Ritual” today. The song is the focus track of their upcoming eighth studio album Bleed Out, on October 20.
Reflecting the tumultuous state of the world, for their newest record the band have drawn inspiration from events such as the murder of Mahsa Amini in Iran and the war in Ukraine. But that isn’t to say that there’s no light to the heavy shade on Bleed Out.
Sharon den Adel explains that the song “is one of the kinkiest songs the band have ever written and is fully inspired by From Dusk Till Dawn.” She is referring to the iconic movie by Quentin Tarantino about a seemingly normal road trip turning into a vampire slayer party. “It’s a fun track about seduction,” she explains. “It’s about the lady taking power in a male dominated world and taking her own initiative.”
Bleed Out signifies a bold leap forward for the band. From contemporary, hard-hitting, and djenty riffs to soaring melodies displaying their symphonic roots, Within Temptation have created a sonic journey that fuses diverse musical styles and thought-provoking themes. This is an album that is as epic as it is unflinchingly outspoken, and now more than ever, this is a band who is unafraid to make a stand on issues it cares about. Within Temptation have delivered a fist-in-the-air proclamation of both their moral convictions and their fearless approach to music.
BLEED OUT TRACKLISTING:
“We Go To War”
“Worth Dying For”
“Don’t Pray For Me”
“Shed My Skin” (feat. Annisokay)
WITHIN TEMPTATION IS:
Sharon den Adel — Vocals
Mike Coolen — Drums
Stefan Helleblad — Guitars
Ruud Jolie — Guitars
Martijn Spierenburg — Keyboards
Jeroen van Veen — Bass Guitars
Robert Westerholt — Guitars