Within Temptation has signed a worldwide deal with Universal Music Germany. The band is partnering with Spinefarm Records for North America and the U.K.
This joining of forces comes ahead of the new album “Resist,” scheduled for release on Dec. 14.
“Resist” marks a departure from the Within Temptation’s past. The record is armed with 10 anthemic tracks, driven by grand melodies and dark hooks. It brings a futuristic take on metal to the table—both instrumentally and thematically.
“‘Resist’ is a true milestone for us. If it wasn’t for ‘Resist, ‘Within Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore,” the band stated.
“With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and gave it a face—a very dark one,” said singer Sharon den Adel. “Sometimes, it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge. Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like and roughen it up as much as we could, resulting in a surprisingly new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. ‘Resist’ is our take on metal in a new way: to give modern music its rebellious edge.”
The first single, “The Reckoning,” features Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach. Listen below.
Pre-orders for “Resist” tare live here.
“We are beyond excited to have signed to the biggest record label,” den Adel said. “Bundling our strength together with such a renewing and thriving force in the music industry, we are sure that we can make magic happen.”
Within Temptation has released six previous studio albums and recorded more than 3.5 million record sales.