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Within Temptation 2Dutch symphonic rock band WITHIN TEMPTATION wants to let their fans in on all the fun they’ve been having lately.

In Part 1 of their behind-the-scenes look into the video shoot for the song “Paradise (What About Us?),” you can watch the crew set up the decor on the video set while WITHIN TEMPTATION frontwoman Sharon den Adel and very special guest Tarja Turunen talk about what it was like to work together on the title track:

In Part 2, Tarja and Sharon participate in an indoor/outdoor photo shoot for the single’s artwork and discuss the video’s concept:

The video for “Paradise (What About Us?)” – which debuted two weeks ago – has since accumulated over one million views on Vevo:

The week of its release, WITHIN TEMPTATION’s 4-song Paradise (What About Us?) EP debuted at the #1 position on the iTunes Rock/Metal chart in the U.S. and also clinched the #1 spot on the iTunes Rock chart in Finland, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, and Greece.  Additionally, the EP placed in the Top 5 in the U.K., Germany, France, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, and Belgium.

The Paradise (What About Us?) EP – which includes demo versions of the tracks “Let Us Burn,” “Silver Moonlight,” and “Dog Days” – is available for purchase as a digital download via the following outlets:

WITHIN TEMPTATION’s upcoming as-yet-untitled new studio album is set for release in North America in early 2014.

The first leg of the band’s world tour will launch at Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland on February 26th, 2014.  Dates are available on the band’s official Facebook page.


Masters of elegance, melodrama, and symphonic grandeur, WITHIN TEMPTATION are not just one of the most distinctive and charismatic bands to emerge from the metal scene in recent times; they are also one of European metal’s greatest success stories of the last decade.

Formed in 1996 by guitarist Robert Westerholt & vocalist Sharon den Adel and ably assisted by bassist Jeroen van Veen, the Dutch quintet set out to create music that would strike a sublime balance between the bold, evocative sweep of cinema soundtracks and the brooding, gothic splendor of the finest dark-hued rock & metal of the modern age.  A well-kept secret in the Netherlands for the first few years of their existence, the band exploded into the mainstream spotlight across Europe with the release of their second album, Mother Earth, in 2000.  Within a few studio albums, WITHIN TEMPTATION experienced huge commercial success in their native country as well as around the world.

With a discography that has sold an excess of three million albums, the 4-track Paradise (What About Us?) EP is the first new material released by WITHIN TEMPTATION since their 2011 album, The Unforgiving, which debuted in the U.S. at #50 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

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