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Within Temptation Reveal New Single & Album Details

Within Temptation's futuristic new album will be titled Resist. Following a teaser campaign with a mysterious website that rewarded fans with a short clip for browsing anonymously, the band have now revealed the album's details. You can see the album artwork and one of the band's space-themed promo shots above.

The dystopian-themed album has 10 tracks and three guest singers: Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach, Anders Friden from In Flames and Jasper Steverlinck from Begian band Avid. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. The Reckoning [feat. Jacoby Shaddix]
2. Endless War
3. Raise Your Banner [feat. Anders Fridén]
4. Supernova
5. Holy Ground
6. In Vain
7. Firelight [feat. Jasper Steverlinck]
8. Mad World
9. Mercy Mirror
10. Trophy Hunter

It will be released on 14th December 2018. There will be special editions available, including a box set and a deluxe digital version with the whole album in instrumental.

The band officially released the lyric video to the first single today - The Reckoning - after an accidental leak earlier in the week. Check it out in the player below.

Anneke Van Giersbergen To Release Live Orchestra CD

Anneke Van Giersbergen is releasing a live CD of her orchestral performance with the Residentie Orkest of the Hague. Titled Symphonized, it features 11 tracks taken from throughout her back catalogue.

The album will be available as a CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP + CD & as a digital audio download. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Feel Alive
2. Amity (originally released by The Gathering)
3. Your Glorious Light Will Shine - Helsinki (originally released by VUUR)
4. Two Souls (originally released by Lorrainville)
5. When I Am laid In Earth (aria by Henry Purcell)
6. Travel (originally released by The Gathering)
7. Zo Lief (unreleased song in Dutch)
8. You Will Never Change
9. Freedom - Rio (originally released by VUUR)
10. Forgotten (originally released by The Gathering)
11. Shores Of India (originally released by The Gentle Storm)

Symphonized will be released on November 16th.

Northward (New Floor Jansen Project) Video & Album Details

Northward - the new hard rock project of Nightwish's Floor Jansen and Pagan's Mind's Jorn Viggo Lofstad - have released their first single and video. The song, titled While Love Died, comes from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The album has cover art (see above) designed by Chris Rörland and Floor's husband Hannes Van Dahl, and the tracklisting is as follows:

01. While Love Died
02. Get What You Give
03. Storm In A Glass
04. Drifting Islands
05. Paragon
06. Let Me Out
07. Big Boy
08. Timebomb
09. Bridle Passion
10. I Need
11. Northward

The album will be released on October 19th via Nuclear Blast and you can pre-order from here. Check out the single in the player below.

Sirenia Announce New Album And Tour

Sirenia have announced that their upcoming album will be titled Arcane Astral Aeons. The album has already been crowdfunding on Pledgemusic, with CDs and vinyl available as well as other signed items and prizes. The new artwork has been revealed (see above) and it will be released on October 26th 2018 via Napalm Records.

A string of European tour dates in support of the album have also been announced, with special guests Triosphere and other supports TBC. The dates are as follows:

Nov 4th - London, UK - The Dome
Nov 5th - Paris, FR - La Boule Noir
Nov 6th - Nantes, FR - Ferailleur
Nov 8th - Barcelona, SP - Razzmatazz
Nov 9th - Madrid, SP - Mon Live
Nov 10th - Lisbon, PT - RCA Club
Nov 14th - Musigburg, SUI - Aarburg
Nov 15th - St-Maurice, SUI - Le Manoir Pub
Nov 16th - Bologna, IT - Alchemica Club
Nov 17th - Milan, IT - Legend Club

Amaranthe: New Single Video And Album Details

Amaranthe have revealed that their new album will be titled Helix. This is the first since the departure of singer Jake E, who has been replaced on male clean vocal duties by Nils Molin. The album is due to be released on 19th October 2018 via Spinefarm Records.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. The Score  
2. 365  
3. Inferno  
4. Countdown  
5. Helix  
6. Dream  
7. GG6  
8. Breakthrough Stardust  
9. My Haven  
10. Iconic  
11. Unified  
12. Momentum

The band appeared at Bloodstock this weekend, but their set was unfortunately cut short by technical difficulties. They will be back in the UK in November, supporting Powerwolf.

They've also released a new single and video for the song 365, which you can check out in the player below.

Evanescence To Release "Synthesis Live" DVD

Last year Evanescence released their Synthesis album - which contained two new songs as well as re-imagining their past hits with electronic and orchestral elements. The band took the show on tour with an orchestra, and today announced that there will be a live release. Synthesis Live was filmed on November 3, 2017 at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino in CT, USA.  

The release comes in several different formats:

It will be available from October 12th and you can find the pre-order links here. Check out the trailer in the player below.

Within Temptation Add Southampton Date To UK Tour

Due to popular demand, Within Temptation's UK tour in November has had an extra date added. The band will appear at Southampton O2 Guildhall on 14th November, following sold out out dates in Birmingham and Manchester. Glasgow and London still have tickets available.

The ticket pre-sale starts tomorrow morning (August 1st) at 10am, with regular tickets officially going on sale this Friday August 3rd at 10 am from this link.

The band's album is due later this year, and a leaked track named Raise has already been circulating alongside clips from behind the scenes of a new music video. So we should be hearing more from WT very soon!