Music > Artists > Rock
1996 in The Netherlands


Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s

Within Temptation


Goth metal stars Within Temptation marry the guitar-driven force of hard rock with the sweep and grandeur of symphonic music, and the results have made them one of the most popular bands ever in the Netherlands. Within Temptation were formed in 1996 by guitarist Robert Westerholt and vocalist Sharon den Adel, who are partners on stage and off. Within Temptation's early material caught the attention of the Dutch label DSFA, which signed the group to a record deal; the band's first album, Enter, was released in 1997. Up until this time, Within Temptation had been a studio project, but the success of the album led to invitations to play several live shows, including the Dynamo Music Festival, one of the biggest live music events in the Netherlands. Within Temptation demonstrated their strength as a concert act, and began playing Germany, Austria, Belgium, and the Czech Republic. Booked to play Dynamo's main stage in 1998, Within Temptation felt recording new material was in order, and they released the Dance EP for the occasion. Shortly afterwards, Within Temptation went on hiatus as the group's members dealt with personal commitments and Westerholt and den Adel built a studio for their ambitious recording projects.

Top Albums

Hydra (Bonus Track Version), Within Temptation
1. Hydra (Bonus..
Hydra, Within Temptation
2. Hydra
The Heart of Everything (Bonus Track Version), Within Temptation
3. The Heart of..
The Unforgiving (Special Edition), Within Temptation
4. The Unforgiv..
The Silent Force, Within Temptation
5. The Silent F..
The Silent Force (Bonus Track Version), Within Temptation
6. The Silent F..
Mother Earth, Within Temptation
7. Mother Earth
Paradise (What About Us?) [feat.. Tarja] - EP, Within Temptation
8. Paradise (Wh..
The Heart of Everything (Bonus Track Version), Within Temptation
9. The Heart of..
The Unforgiving, Within Temptation
10. The Unforgiv..
Black Symphony (Audio Version), Within Temptation
11. Black Sympho..
An Acoustic Night At the Theatre (Live In Eindhoven 2008), Within Temptation
12. An Acoustic ..
The Dance - EP, Within Temptation
13. The Dance - ..
Enter, Within Temptation
14. Enter
The Temptation Within (Featuring Within Temptation) - Single, Steve Birch
15. The Temptati..
Faster - Single, Within Temptation
16. Faster - Sin..

Top Songs

Paradise (What About Us?) [feat. Tar..Hydra (Bonus Track Version)5:19$0.99
And We Run (feat. Xzibit)Hydra (Bonus Track Version)3:50$0.99
Dangerous (feat. Howard Jones)Hydra (Bonus Track Version)4:53$0.99
Radioactive (Bonus Track)Hydra (Bonus Track Version)3:13$0.99
Let Us BurnHydra (Bonus Track Version)5:31$0.99
Summertime Sadness (Bonus Track)Hydra (Bonus Track Version)4:05$0.99
Let Her Go (Bonus Track)Hydra (Bonus Track Version)3:43$0.99
Whole World Is Watching (feat. Dave ..Hydra (Bonus Track Version)4:03$0.99
Covered by RosesHydra (Bonus Track Version)4:47$0.99
Silver MoonlightHydra (Bonus Track Version)5:16$0.99
What Have You Done (feat. Keith Capu..Heart of Everything (Bonus ..5:15$1.29
Paradise (What About Us?) [feat. Tar..Paradise (What About Us?) [..5:21$0.99
Tell Me WhyHydra (Bonus Track Version)6:12$0.99
Edge of the WorldHydra (Bonus Track Version)4:55$0.99
AngelsSilent Force4:02$1.29
Dirty Dancer (Bonus Track)Hydra (Bonus Track Version)4:14$0.99
FasterUnforgiving (Special Editio..4:23$1.29
Shot In the DarkUnforgiving (Special Editio..5:02$1.29
All I NeedHeart of Everything (Bonus ..4:50$1.29
Dog DaysHydra (Bonus Track Version)4:47$0.99
HowlingHeart of Everything (Bonus ..5:33$1.29
Paradise (What About Us?) [Feat. Tar..Hydra5:19$0.99
And We Run (Evolution Track) [Bonus ..Hydra (Bonus Track Version)5:41$0.99
Demon's FateUnforgiving (Special Editio..5:30$1.29
Stand My GroundHeart of Everything (Bonus ..4:28$1.29

Top Music Videos

The Howling, Within Temptation
1. The Howling
Angels, Within Temptation
2. Angels
Memories, Within Temptation
3. Memories
Paradise (What About Us?) [feat. Tarja], Within Temptation
4. Paradise (What..
Stand My Ground, Within Temptation
5. Stand My Groun..
What Have You Done, Within Temptation
6. What Have You ..
Frozen, Within Temptation
7. Frozen
Faster, Within Temptation
8. Faster
Mother Earth, Within Temptation
9. Mother Earth
Ice Queen, Within Temptation
10. Ice Queen
What Have You Done (Live), Within Temptation
11. What Have You ..
Utopia, Within Temptation
12. Utopia
Paradise (What About Us?) Feat. Tarja, Within Temptation
13. Paradise (What..


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