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WITHIN TEMPTATION shares new single 'A Fool's Parade'

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Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released their newest single, “A Fool’s Parade”, featuring Ukrainian producer and vocalist Alex Yarmak. All royalties from the new single will be donated to Music Saves UA for the duration of the Russia-Ukraine war.

Watch “A Fool’s Parade” below.

According to a press release from WITHIN TEMPTATION‘s publicist, “A Fool’s Parade” “showcases the band’s commitment to raising awareness of Ukraine’s ongoing battle against Russia’s invasion. The song itself serves as a condemnation of Russia’s deceitful actions and sheds light on the harsh realities faced by Ukraine. WITHIN TEMPTATION remains steadfast in their support for Ukraine, with involvement in initiatives such as the Ukraine Aid OPS foundation, advocating for more much-needed solidarity.”

Recorded amidst the streets of Kyiv with renowned Ukrainian video director Indy Hait, the music video for “A Fool’s Parade” captures WITHIN TEMPTATION frontwoman Sharon Den Adel at important Ukrainian landmarks. The music video will be out next week.

WITHIN TEMPTATION‘s latest album, “Bleed Out”, came out in October. The LP features the singles “The Purge”, “Entertain You”, “Wireless”, “Bleed Out” and “Don’t Pray For Me”. They also released a video for the song “Ritual” for Halloween. 

Watch “Ritual” below.

WITHIN TEMPTATION will embark on the “Bleed Out” European headlining tour in the fall of 2024. The trek will be in support of the band’s upcoming album, “Bleed Out”.

The tour starts in October 2024, with the U.K. leg kicking off in November at the Cardiff Utiliia Arena (October 15), followed by London’s Wembley Arena (October 16), Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (October 18) and Leeds First Direct Arena (October 19),ahead of the band continuing their run across the rest of Europe into December.

Tickets for the “Bleed Out” 2024 tour are available for pre-sale to dedicated fans now, with the general sale launching at 9 a.m. BST on Friday, October 6.

“Bleed Out” 2024 tour marks WITHIN TEMPTATION‘s return to indoor venues after the successful “Worlds Collide” tour featuring WITHIN TEMPTATION and EVANESCENCE as co-headliners. During this tour the band performed at some of Europe’s largest and most iconic venues in the autumn of 2022, including The O2 in London, Accorhotels Arena in Paris, and Ziggo Dome in the Netherlands.

“Bleed Out” 2024 tour dates:
Oct. 05 – Belgium, Antwerp, Lotto Arena
Oct. 06 – Germany, Cologne, Palladium
Oct. 08 – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Oct. 09 – Sweden, Stockholm, Annexet
Oct. 11 – Finland, Helsinki, Ice Hall
Oct. 14 – Germany, Berlin, UFO
Oct. 15 – Germany, Hamburg, Sporthalle
Oct. 16 – Germany, Leipzig, Haus Auensee
Oct. 18 – Hungary, Budapest, Barba Negra
Oct. 19 – Germany, Munich, Zenith
Oct. 21 – Austria, Vienna, Gasometer
Oct. 23 – Germany, Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
Oct. 24 – Czech Republic, Prague, Sportovni Hala Fortuna
Oct. 25 – Poland, Łódź, Atlas Arena
Oct. 27 – Denmark, Copenhagen, Falkoner Salen
Nov. 15 – UK, Cardiff, Utilita Arena
Nov. 16 – UK, London, Wembley Arena
Nov. 18 – UK, Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Nov. 19 – UK, Leeds, First Direct Arena
Nov. 21 – France, Paris, Adidas Arena
Nov. 23 – Spain, Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi
Nov. 24 – Spain, Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre
Nov. 26 – Portugal, Lisbon, Altice Arena – Sala Tejo
Nov. 28 – France, Toulouse, Zenith
Nov. 29 – France, Grenoble, Summum
Dec. 01 – Italy, Milan, Alcatraz
Dec. 02 – Switzerland, Zurich, The Hall
Dec. 03 – Germany, Stuttgart, Porsche-Arena
Dec. 05 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Rockhal
Dec. 06 – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome

VIP ticket packages are available to offer fans the chance an unforgettable experience, including meet-and-greets and exclusive merchandise.

For tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit www.within-temptation.com.

“Bleed Out” signifies a bold leap forward for the band. From contemporary, hard-hitting, and djenty riffs to soaring melodies displaying their symphonic roots, WITHIN TEMPTATION has created a sonic journey that fuses diverse musical styles and thought-provoking themes. This is an album that is as epic as it is unflinchingly outspoken, and now more than ever, this is a band who isn’t afraid to make a stand on issues the members care about.

Watch the previously released visualiser for ‘Bleed Out’  below.

Also watch the previously released videos for ‘Entertain You’, ‘Shed My Skin (feat. Annisokay)’, ‘Don’t Pray For Me’, ‘The Purge’ and visualiser for ‘Wireless’ below.

Reflecting the tumultuous state of the world, Within Temptation has drawn inspiration from events such as the murder of Mahsa Amini in Iran and the war in Ukraine. Sharon: “The war in Ukraine has influenced us a lot. As artists we are inspired by the world. We are storytellers, and I think as human beings, these are things we should be talking about.”

Bleed Out will be released on October 20 worldwide on multiple formats – get your copy on vinyl, CD or even on cassette! go to www.within-temptation.com for more information or pre-order via your favorite record store.

Track listing: 
1: We Go To War
2: Bleed Out
3: Wireless
4: Worth Dying For
5: Ritual
6: Cyanide Love   
7: The Purge
8: Don’t Pray For Me
9: Shed My Skin (feat. Annisokay)
10: Unbroken
11: Entertain You

In recent years, WITHIN TEMPTATION shifted their focus from releasing albums to releasing a series of singles, enabling the bandmembers to indulge themselves in their creative processes thus delivering freshly inspired music. The group has released “Entertain You”“The Purge” and “Shed My Skin”, singles that have all thrilled their fanbase, had great critical reception in Europe, peaked in the Top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator charts and topped the official German charts. In July, WITHIN TEMPTATION also released the official Jeb Hardwick-directed music video for “Don’t Pray For Me”. It was the fourth single of the band’s independent releases and will lead up to WITHIN TEMPTATION‘s next studio album.

WITHIN TEMPTATION‘s last album, “Resist”, was released in February 2019 through Spinefarm Records, the specialist hard rock label of Universal Music Group.

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