Within Temptation - Whole World Is Watching (2014)
Within Temptation is a Dutch rock band. The band was founded in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. Their music is described as symphonic metal, gothic metal and gothic rock, although in an interview, Den Adel said they fell into a symphonic rock genre with various influences, and in a later interview with 3VOOR12, Sharon stated that "we consider ourselves more a symphonic rock/metal band ... we are in my opinion no gothic band".
Long-term partners Robert Westerholt (on guitar) and Sharon den Adel (Vocals) began the band in 1996, after leaving the band The Circle. The Circle re-named themselves into Voyage and released an album called Embrace, including a song featuring Sharon den Adel. Soon after that release the band broke up.
After leaving The Circle, Sharon and Robert started Within Temptation, including new bandmembers Jeroen van Veen on bass guitar, Michiel Papenhove on guitar, Martijn Westerholt at the keyboard and (following a succession of short-lived drummers) Ivar de Graaf. They were quickly offered a recording contract and signed to DSFA Records later that year, beginning work on their first release.
Directly after the release of their first album Enter, the band became prominent in the underground scene. However it wasn't until 2001 that they became known to the general public, with the single "Ice Queen" from the album Mother Earth, which reached #2 on the charts. Since then, the band won the Conamus Exportprijs five years in a row.
Dutch symphonic rock metal band Within Temptation continues promoting their highly-anticipated sixth studio album entitled “Hydra“, scheduled for release on digital retailers on February 2, 2014 via BMG Rights Management (Benelux) and Universal Music.
After promoting two singles: “Paradise (What About Us?)” and “Dangerous“, the band strikes back with the premiere of the third official single entitled “Whole World Is Watching“. The song has the guest vocals of American songwriter, singer, and producer best known as the lead vocalist and frontman for the alternative rock band Soul Asylum, David Pirmer.
For the Polish edition of the album, the track has the guest vocals of Piotr Rogucki from Polish rock band Coma instead Pirmer. The single was premiered on January 14. They filmed the music video in early January and the music videos for both versions of the song were premiered on VEVO on January 27, 2014.
Within Temptation - Whole World Is Watching
01. Whole World Is Watching (Feat. Dave Pirner) SaveFrom.net
02. Whole World Is Watching (Feat. Piotr Rogucki)
03. Keep On Breathing (Demo Version)
04. One Of These Days (Demo Version)
Current line up :
Jeroen van Veen - Bass
Robert Westerholt - Guitars
Sharon den Adel - Vocals
Ruud Jolie - Guitars
Martijn Spierenburg - Keyboards
Mike Coolen - Drums