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Within Temptation Ruud JolieGuitarist of symphonic rockers spoke to FUSE NEWS about his day job as a teacher at the recently-founded Metal Factory Music Academy in Holland, where students studying vocals, guitar, bass, and drums get a well-rounded metal music education.

“[It’s] not just about playing music,” Jolie elaborates. “It’s also entrepreneurship: the management side, booking, merchandising… also history and music theory.”

The two-and-a-half minute segment which aired last night can be viewed on the FUSE TV website:|twt|fnc

The North American leg of ‘s headlining Hydra World Tour will launch this September in San Francisco.  Swedish/Danish power/ melodic death metallers Amaranthe will open all twelve shows.

Tickets are on sale now.  Visit the band’s official website for advance purchase links:

Fans who buy tickets before April 30th will receive an exclusive, strictly limited, autographed lithograph which can be picked up at the merch table by showing their ticket’s date of purchase.

’s “Hydra World Tour” dates are:

09/25/14   The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

09/26/14   Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA

09/28/14   Gothic Theater – Denver, CO

09/30/14   First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

10/01/14   Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL

10/02/14   Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI

10/03/14   The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA

10/05/14   Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA

10/07/14   Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD

10/09/14   Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

10/10/14   Terminal 5 – New York, NY

10/11/14   The Palladium – Worcester, MA

This February, Hydra debuted at #16 on the American Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, marking the band’s first appearance in the Billboard Top 20.  The album also secured the #1 position on both the Billboard Top Independent Albums & the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums charts. In Europe, Hydra debuted at #1 in The Netherlands & The Czech Republic and secured the #2 position in Switzerland & Finland, #4 in Germany, #6 in the U.K., and #9 in France.

Fans can order CD & vinyl versions of Hydra from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop:

Official WITHIN TEMPTATION music videos include:





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