Symphonic rockers Within Temptation are exploring a unique new direction for their fifth studio album, The Unforgiving. Based on a comic book by writer Steven O’Connell (BloodRayne & Stark 48), the band’s first concept album is set to release in March, 2011 through Roadrunner Records. Graphic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness, and X-men) will draw the characters and scenery. According to vocalist Sharon den Adel:
We have been big comic fans since our childhood. With this album, we felt the time was there to take a new step in our creative development, to take it further and broaden our horizons. Because of the concept, the songs are more diverse than ever before. It was the late 80s when we started to read comic books, and that sound has certainly left a mark on The Unforgiving.
You can explore The Unforgiving world through Within Temptation’s newly-overhauled website, www.within-temptation.com. The site will include clues about the album as well as unreleased images. Fans can become official “reporters” for their country, writing new stories about the band. The band will use the WT TV section to provide video updates.
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