Within Temptation — the leaders of dark anthems, with a career spanning two decades — have signed a worldwide deal with Universal Music Germany. The band is partnering with Spinefarm Records for North America and the UK. This joining of forces comes ahead of the new album Resist, scheduled for release on December 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 new sound of Resist cuts through the bombastic first single “The Reckoning,” featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, available below.