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WITHIN TEMPTATION releases new single 'The Fire Within'


Dutch heavy rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released a new single, “The Fire Within”. The band stated about the track: “Back in 2019 we wrote ‘The Fire Within’, but it’s never made its appearance on an album. However, to brighten up your festive December mood some more, we’ve decided to release it as a standalone song! Enjoy!”

Stream ‘The Fire Within’ below.

Speaking to Riff X‘s “Metal XS”WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon Den Adel elaborated on how “The Fire Within” came together. She said: “We recorded it during corona times. And we release it now for the game with IRON MAIDEN, our collaboration with the ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast’ mobil) game. This is a song that didn’t make it for the next album. So we like the song, but it has a different kind of vibe to it. And it’s about keeping things real. ‘The fire within’ is the thing that drives you, the thing that you feel the most. That’s what the song is about.”

“The Fire Within” seven-inch single features both the single version and instrumental version of the track. Due on January 20, 2023, it is available for pre-order as a limited edition of 666 individually numbered copies on orange-colored vinyl at the WITHIN TEMPATION music store.

In recent years, WITHIN TEMPTATION shifted its 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 the band’s most recent single, “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.

Watch the official music video for “Don’t Pray For Me” below.

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