Additional Dates Added To Evanescence and Within Temptation World Tour

Due to overwhelming demand, additional dates have been added to the recently announced co-headline tour from Evanescence and Within Temptation. Three more dates have been added to the U.K. leg of their “Worlds Collide” tour as well as three more in continental Europe. The extra U.K. dates take in Glasgow, Leeds, and Birmingham. VIP pre-sale begins at 9 a.m. GMT on October 29, followed by general on sale at 9 a.m. on November 1. Continue reading

Evanescence and Within Temptation To Unite For Co-Headline Tour in 2020

In a matchup so obvious, we have to ask why this hasn’t happened before now, Evanescence and Within Temptation will team up for an epic co-headline tour, The Worlds Collide Tour, of Europe in spring of 2020. VIP pre-sales start 17th September 2019 with the general on-sale on 20th September 2019. Tickets will be on sale at the link below! Fronted by two of the most influential and creative women in the rock world in the form of Amy Lee from Evanescence and Sharon den Adel from Within Temptation, the two bands will be inspiring fans across Europe including a date at London’s O2 Arena. Continue reading

Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation Talks ‘Resist’, The Evolution of their Sound, and More

Ghost Cult spent some time in New York City recently with Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation before their sold-out show at The Playstation Theater in Times Square, The band recently released their smash album Resist (Spinefarm) and came back to tour the US for the first time in five years. Sharon chatted with us backstage in a candid conversation about the new album, changes in the sound of Within Temptation over the years, working with collaborators like Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Anders Friden of In Flames, her 2018 solo album My Indigo, maintaining good vocal health on the road, and plans for the next Within Temptation release, honoring the legacy of the band, and a lot more! Videography by Omar Cordy of OJC photography. Continue reading

Within Temptation – Resist

Suffering from writers’ block after an exhausting touring cycle, Within Temptation singer Sharon den Adel found herself devoid of inspiration and worrying that she might not be able to write again. Eventually, she did begin composing once more, but on a smaller scale and for a more personal solo project released earlier this year. Continue reading

Ayreon – Into The Electric Castle (2018 re-issue)

If perchance you have never encountered this album before, here’s the concept: way back before the new millennium, the mad genius space hippie Arjen Lucassen brought together a lot of other exceptional instrumentalists and vocalists and made an album. On this album, some unknown entity has kidnapped a bunch of characters from various points in earth’s timeline and brought them together for what seems like the ultimate psychedelic escape room: the Electric Castle. Here, the characters are confronted with their culture’s beliefs around death, self, and the supernatural, all voiced by a phenomenal international cast, among which Sharon den Adel, Damian Wilson, and Fish. Continue reading

Amaranthe – Helix

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever but to create something that will…” begins the fifth Amaranthe album, all proudly released by Spinefarm. And while this particular release may not be quite in and of itself destined to live indefinitely in our hearts and minds, as a collective, the band really must be given credit for carving a sound and style that is wholly and completely their own. Ten years deep into a healthy and prolific career, Helix not only shows no sign of letting up but feels like a second wind to launch the band into a second decade. Continue reading

Ayreon Shares Video For “Across The Rainbow Bridge”

Ayreon is preparing a 20th-anniversary re-issue of Into The Electric Castle next month. The set was remixed and remastered by Arjen Lucassen himself and will be available on 3LP, 5-disc Earbook and Limited Edition Box Set on October 26th from Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. Continue reading