- Hydra is realeased in January

- Nr1 in the NL Charts, Nr 1 in CZE, Nr2 in CH, Nr2 in FIN, Nr4 in GER, Nr4 in POL, NR16 in US and chart entrance in abour 20 other countries

- From February to November Within Temptation travels 4 contintents for the Hydra World Tour!

- Metal Hammer Award for Best Live Band

- Loudwire Music Award for Sharon as Rock Godess of the Year

- Live Album/ DVD Let Us Burn is released

- Hydra hits the Nr1 spot of the US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)

- 3 World Music Award Nominations (Best Album, Best Group, Best Live Act)


- 15th anniversary of Within Temptation

- “Within Temptation Friday” on Q-Music Radio for 15 weeks. Covers of Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, Lana del Rey, etc.

- Recording of the 6th studio album Hydra

- Signed deals with Nuclear Blast for North America and Dramatico for the UK market


- 1.5 Million friends on Facebook.

- Sanctuary Tour – Dutch Seated Shows.

- South-American tour with sold out shows in Mexico City, São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro.

- Most played Dutch Artist of 2011 on Last.fm.

- Won 3 Loudwire arwards for ‘Artist of the Year’, ‘Rock Album of the Year’, and ‘Rock Goddess of the Year’.


- Gold status “The Unforgiving” in Poland.

- Stefan became new guitarist for live performances.

- Robert took a step back from touring to focus on producing.

- The Unforgiving Short Movies premiered at the Dutch Film Festival.

- The Unforgiving European Tour consisting of 45 shows, in 41 cities in 17 different countries, sold out.

- “In and Out of Love” with Armin van Buuren has over 100 million views.

- Within Temptation Facebook page reached 1 million likes.

- “The Unforgiving” hit the iTunes charts on #1 in UK and US #2 in the Netherlands, #3 in Sweden, #4 in Belgium and #13 in Norway.

- Release of “The Unforgiving”, a multimedia concept consisting of The Unforgiving studio album, The Unforgiving comic and three short movies.

- Mike became official drummer of Within Temptation.


- Sharon den Adel opens fashion show of Ronald Kolk in Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam.

- Second theater tour in The Netherlands and Belgium, sold out.


- Golden Harp Award (NL) for the whole oeuvre.

- 3FM Award for ‘Best Live Act’.


- First South-American tour

- First shows in countries in Central East Europe and Russia.

- Black Symphony concert (large scale production with the Metropole Orchestra) 10.000 people in Rotterdam (NL), sold out months in advance.

- Kerrang! rated the Black Symphony concert with the highest score and noted “this really is the greatest show on earth!”

- Release of the Black Symphony concert on DVD, CD and Blu-ray, with the highest audio specs.

- ‘Black Symphony’ reached a top-10 position in 11 countries, from which 8 top-3 positions.

- First theater tour in The Netherlands and Belgium, sold out.

- Singer Sharon den Adel composed the track ‘In And Out Of Love’ with No. 1. Armin van Buuren. The You Tube video has more than 35 million views (Top 100 best viewed content on Youtube ever!).


- Dutch Conamus Export Prize for ‘Best International Selling Artist’

- simultaneous worldwide release of the album ‘The Heart of Everything’

- single release ‘What Have You Done’, featuring ‘Life Of Agony’ front man Keith Caputo,

- The Heart of Everything Dutch album charts at #1. The album reached a #2 position in Belgium and Finland, a top-5 position in Japan, Sweden, Portugal and Germany, a top-10 position in Switzerland, a top-15 position in Austria and Czech Republic and in the top-30 in Spain, Norway and France.

- #5 position in the European Billboard charts.

- large European sold out tour covering 38 shows

- Successful US tour supporting Lacuna Coil

- Single ‘Frozen’ donating all the income to Child Helpline International

- The Heart of Everything reached #1 position in de the US Heatseakers Chart

- All the major European festivals: Download, Bilbao BBK Live, Novarock, Pinkpop and Rockperry

- Sold out venues in Japan

- US headlining tour with sold out shows in the main cities as New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Boston

- Big sold out show (8.000 visitors) in the Beursgebouw in The Netherlands


- Golden God Award UK’s Metal Hammer magazine for Best Video.

- Shows on the biggest festivals in Europe

- First performance in Japan

- Corporation game developer Spellborn for The Chronicle of Spellborn

- Signed a record deal at Roadrunner US


- Dutch Conamus Export Prize for ‘Best International Selling Artist’

- Edison Award ‘Best National Rock band’ (NL)

- TMF Award (NL) for ‘Best National Rock band’

- Release single ‘Angels’

- festival run – including appearances at Pinkpop, Werchter, Rock Am Ring, Sweden Rock, Ruisrock, Aerodrome and Gurtenfest

- European tours with Iron Maiden and Rammstein.

- World Music Award for Best Selling Dutch Artist In The World.

- Release of The Silent Force in Japan, Australia, and the UK.


- Dutch Conamus Export Prize for ‘Best International Selling Artist’

- Release ‘The Silent Force’

- ‘The Silent Force’ #1 in album charts in The Netherlands and Finland, #5 German album charts, Top-10 in Belgium, Portugal and Spain, Top 20 in Austria and Switzerland and Top 30 in Greece, France, Turkey, Sweden and Norway

- Release ‘Stand My Ground’ , which became a big radio hit, receiving a lot of international airplay.

- Platinum status ‘The Silent Force’ in The Netherlands

- Gold status ‘The Silent Force’ in Spain, Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg and Portugal (received from 2004 and later)


- Dutch Conamus Export Prize for ‘Best International Selling Artist’

- ‘Mother Earth Tour’ DVD received Gold status and won an ‘Edison Award’.


- Album ‘Mother Earth’ platinum status in Germany and Belgium

- Album ‘Mother Earth’ gold status in Spain, Finland, Germany and Luxemburg

- TMF Award (NL) for ‘Most Promising Act’

- TMF Award (NL) for ‘Best Rock International’

- Silver Harp (NL) for ‘Best Upcoming Act’.


- Release ‘Ice Queen’ led to first mainstream commercial success. Peak at #2 in Dutch charts, album re-entering at #3.

- Album ‘Mother Earth’ platinum status in The Netherlands


- Shows at all the major European festivals

- Release second album ‘Mother Earth’, in the album charts more than 3 months

  • andrea_wt

    I miss earlier stuff… where is Enter? :/ :S Come on, that’s also a big hit! :P

  • IceQueen625

    WT goes back further than 2000 ;)

  • fckinglovethis

    love it. <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/dhimeask Deathdly-eaten Dimas’autis Met

    when you play in indonesia?

  • Antony Arnould

    Congratulations sincerilly Within Temptation for your all amazing beautiful carrer, i’m rest very admirated.
    All the best for your futures many musicals projects.
    Grettings from Belgium! :-)