WITHIN TEMPTATION - 'Raise Your Banner' // Second single from highly anticipated new album

December 08, 2018 - 413 views

WITHIN TEMPTATION  the multi-million selling and award winning legendary leaders of dark anthems, with a career spanning two decades -  have announced their 7th album titled Resist, scheduled for release on 1st February 2019


Resist marks a departure from the past; armed with ten anthemic tracks, driven by grand melodies and dark hooks, Resist brings a futuristic take on metal to the table – both instrumentally and thematically.


Lead singer Sharon den Adel says: Resist is a true milestone for us. If it wasn’t forResistWithin Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore. With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and gave it a face - a very dark one. Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge.

Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like and roughen it up as much as we could, resulting in a surprisingly new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. Resist is our take on metal in a new way: to give modern music its rebellious edge.”


Lead single The Reckoning, featuring Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, shot out of the blocks and saw key radio support from the likes of Kerrang Radio (A-list for 11 weeks), Total Rock RadioPrimordial Radio and dozens of ILRs including multipleBBC regional stations


The epic video for The Reckoning has seen over 3.3 million views on YouTube in just two months since it launched, check it out here -

whereas the lyric video for Raise Your Banner has garnered over 1 million views in just two weeks - 


Following a mammoth European run and monumental sell out UK tour of the UK this November, expect to see Within Temptation’s tour schedule fill up throughout 2019


The Dutch six-piece have a throng of awards credited to them, including from the likes of Metal Hammer UK and Germany, MTV Europe Music AwardsLoudwireEdison Awards (Dutch Grammy equivalent) amongst many more. They have also earnedmultiple gold and platinum selling albums across Europe throughout their career, including a silver-selling (60,000+) UK certification for The Heart of Everything


Vocalist Sharon den Adel graced the front cover of Metal Hammer magazine for the first time this October: