Sharon: From now on, nothing will be the same


Obviously the discussions about the new album have really been set on fire by ‘Where is the Edge’. 

But for the people who liked it, we’re afraid that it’s really not revealing much of what’s to come… From the moment we started writing this album we felt it was time for change, to take a bigger step in our musical development then we’ve done with the last two albums.

But instead of getting inspiration from unknown territories we’ve found them in our musical roots ,the metal, rock and even pop-hits of the late 80′s beginning 90′s. Now we can tell you about the new songs but the only way to explain it and for you to judge it, is to hear it.

A fact is that “The Unforgiving” is the album with the most diversity between the songs then ever before. Containing the heaviest riffs we’ve ever played, lots of uptempo moments, guitar-solo’s, but at the same time also some of the most catchy stuff ever. We definitely didn’t want to say goodbye to the filmic orchestral material, but there are more reasons for that…

We really can’t wait to release this album as it belongs in your hands, but unfortunately we all need to wait until the end of March.

Now here’s the good news: to endure the waiting, soon we’ll release ‘”The  Unforgiving Video-Trailer” containing parts of different songs, the music video’s and… (more about this 3rd ingredient laterrr).

We have to go back to work to finish everything ASAP and hereby also a pic of work in progress.

Stay tuned ;-) , Sharon

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December 20, 2010
  • AllINeed

    You keep on rocking… Ahhh Cannot wait!!

  • srowlands

    Nothing has been the same since I first discovered WT, so I’m used to you guys ruling my life :o )

  • Within D

    Can’t wait for that!! Good luck with editing

  • fabi

    Really cool. :)

  • Tash

    Thank you for this update Sharon! I am excited to hear more samples from the new CD and seeing the trailer :)

  • frenchtemptation

    Thank you very much Sharon for this news . I’ m so exited to see the video . I wish to you, Robert,childs ,and for the other guys , very good christmas’s holidays. <3<3<3<3<3

  • Davor

    Ohhhhhhhhhh :OOOO

  • icequeen145

    Thanks for the update Sharon! I had a feeling this song didn’t reflect the entire album. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the song, but you know we all love Within Temptation + Symphony!! :) :) :) So those songs I cannot wait for! I look forward to this preview video too. I can’t wait to hear the first single! Since I understand that “To The Edge” isn’t actually the first single.

  • hugues88

    Even if people do not like the new title, there is no problem. If you love a band you love him for what he is proposing, as it did with all his heart and soul for our viewing pleasure. I never hate a group because he change his style of music and / or writing. We like an album, a title more than another but you still love the band. We remain faithful to those you love and I stayed at WT.
    with all my love

  • Mad_Being

    Icequeen145 Couldn’t agree more! 

  • hari

    i can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • alessiavamp

    I think that even if different from previous albums will not remain disappointed. I believe that changes are indeed a good thing so I’m sure – and I’ll confirm with the video trailer – that the new album will be great as all your other albums…Thanks for the photo and especially Grazie di Esistere… VI AMOOO!!!

  • nini4rose

    Wow Looks amazing! I really lookforward the new album! :D

  • arianda85581

    agree with hugues88 :) ))

  • withinfloren4

    Seguir en vuestra linea, soy los mejores, Sharon te quiero….xDD.

  • hugues88

    @Arianda85581 Thanks a lot. We support WT forever

  • hanstalsma

    Hey Sharon! Thanks for the update:D! I believe the new material will be awesome, as allways!! And what i want to say is, that i will always be a great fan of you and WT, and it`s great to hear the new step you made with the new album. I love the heavy sound that you can hear in “where is the edge”, and i did hear samples of the new album at the fanclubday last october, so the only thing i can say is, that you guys are awesome!!! And always will be! Also for us as fans…thank you:) There`s one more thing i want to say…..a very happy christmas to you all and lots of love and a hug for Sharon!! Can`t wait for the album:))

  • thrillkill

    Can’t wait to hear the full album!

  • majeczka

    Thanks for the update! I think, Your music will be amazing as always. Some new things are good to keep it fresh : ) I can’t wait for the trailer and album!

    Kisses! :*

  • HöBêLöRd

    Your music is amazing, and i’m sure it’ll keep beeing great as long as you keep doing it. WT is the only group that i’m sure wont disapoint me at all with their new staff.
    And if there’s something i love from you, is that each song is exclusive material, different from any other you’ve ever done but at the same time within the “soul” of what you are, WT, the best group ever :P

  • marloesv

    You know how to make/keep people curious!

  • sunshinelover15

    I Can’t wait! Hopefully I can get it right away here in the U.S. Especially seen as its being released near my birthday!

  • jimpossible87

    Thats a great idea…Im looking forward to hearing the previews. I love that you guys are keeping us excited with all these little bits…I dont expect anything less than AMAZING from this new album

  • celticbotan

    I’m really excited about the upcoming album, very curious about what have you been doing, I just can’t wait to listen to it!

    And something I always wanted to say to you, and I hope one day I’ll be able to tell you by myself, not only through writing:

    All I have to say is thank you!
    For caring both about us, the fans, and your own desire to develop your musical skills/ways, that’s remarkable.
    I’m proud of being a WT fan.
    Thank you so much for telling stories and offering good messages through your amazing music…

  • greg1982

    sharon , robert ; I admire the music you make.. indeed we can not judge an album on one song… i love ” where is the edge”, it’s sure. and I say this as someone who likes listening to good music. not as a fan. and I know that your album will be great and beautiful. I trust you.
    I wish you a wonderful Christmas, very good health and take care of you…

  • fearofthedark91

    Yay! I’m so excited! I’m really glad that you’ve decided to go in a different direction! It really shows your talent as a band! :)

  • NeonFishnets

    Yo, you guys use the same computer I do. GO APPLE!

    Otherwise, I’m totally stoked about the new album and I’m not even trying to predict what it may sound like–that ruins the fun!

    I’m so excited for PREVIEWS though!!!

  • Luuh

    I Agree with you sharon..
    I think the thing that struck me in Within Temptation when I heard you at first time, was that you have evolved with each album, bringing in new elements, while  stay with the essence of music… And always innovating beautifully! Congratulations, you are fucking amazing, I loved the new song ‘Where Is Teh Edge’, and I’m dying to hear ‘The Unforgiving’ album!!!

    Hugs from Brazil, back soon!


  • metalvolnutt

    I just want to say that you are one of my favorite bands, and I love your style, but I just hope you dont get the orchestral stuff completely out :(  that’s one of the things that make you so awesome and special… Im sure that the album wont dissapoint me :)

  • sansanders

    Can’t wait to hear more of the new album,so don’t take to long in releasing more tasters for us to listen to.I would like to wish Sharon, Robert, the children and the rest of the band a HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR xxxxxx.

  • shadowdweller

    Hi!First of all I wish to you, Robert,childs ,and for the rest of the band ,  a Merry Christmas! ;)
     Since I`ve heard about Within Temptation I loved your albums, videos, interviews etc. You have a very beautiful voice. Thank you very much Sharon for staying in touch with us . I cannot wait for the release of “The Unforgiving”. I loved the new song “W.I.T.E” & video. Greetings from ARGENTINA 

  • PurplCrosswords

    Finally good news! :D It’s not that I don’t like Where is the Edge (it has been growing on me), but it lacks something that I hope some of the other songs will have in them :D But no matter how it turns out, I will still support you all the way! ;D Merry Xmas!

  • azerett

    I´m more and more curious with every new article!

  • reaska83

    keep it up u guys are amaaaaaazing =D

  • wtrock

    Great news. I loved Where Is he Edge & I can’t wait to see this trailer & for March to come. :) Merry Christmas WT!! :)

  • kake

    Nice!! I like the diversity and changes. =)
    So , until March!
    Merry Christmas and gelukkig nieuw jaar !!

  • ssebastiann

    I love you Sharon! I saw you live in Chile!

  • tourniquet19

    Great news Sharon! Thanks for updating us. I can’t wait for this new video :) )

  • WT4STever

    Love you :) I’m shure that whatever it is, I’m going to LOVE it!!!

  • evilangel

    love the idea to change but still havin’ the WT touch
    i’m sure “The Unforgiving” would be greeeeeeeaaaaaaatttt :D
    love u all guys :D  

  • Hella

    Waw ! ik kan echt niet wachten om het nieuwe album te horen!
    Het zal sowieso GEWELDIG zijn, dat kan niet anders !
    Alvast een zalig kerstmis en een super 2011 aan jullie allemaal ! :D
    love you WT

  • annamoon

    I can’t Wait to hear More about that Album… I like Changes… Even though I’m a little Apprehensive with your Next Step. I Wonder What it will sound like… I know one song isn’t representative from an Album. But that’s not a bad things. Wait and Apprehension go together to me. March is already Three Months away and I’d like time to fly away…
    Looking Forward to see this trailer. 
    Have A Merry Christmas and an Happy New year!

  • enuf4u

    looking forward to new release! probably have to go out and find a part-time job just to be able to buy all these new releases coming out!

  • Nerwen_Elendil

    Amazing. Can’t wait for the trailer (I know it’ll make me more desperate for the album). But I’m glad we’ll get the chance to get a hint of the album before March ^_^
    Thank you so much for the update. It’s amazing how closer I feel to you guys.
    You Rock :P

  • fifthfreedom

    Heavy guitars-yes!yes!yes!-I love heavy songs and piano-vox trax, I don’t like hearing light rock. It’s good message, Sharon. See u all at Columbiahalle! Where is the Edge is very good but I think Unforgiving contains songs which throw me on my knees. Merry Christmas!!!

  • fifthfreedom

    in comments “childs” rulez:)!

  • eternalgreenknight

    Looking forward to it! Thank you so much for the years of great music, and for continuing to make it! I hope to see y’all in the US someday! :-) Merry Christmas!

  • animza

    Thanks for the news. First, I go to wish Merry Christmas to you, and the band. Congratulations for make excellent music and enjoy with it. The main is that you make the music that you want. If you want to change, make it! For sure that’ll be amazing music. Greets from Mendoza, Argentina.

  • soyhann

    let’s see what we’ll find ;)

  • hartogendelano

    There is not much in my opinion you can do wrong. Your music has touched so any people and I think it’s awesome that you stay with both feet on the ground by communicating to us, your fans.

    It’s also amazing that you give us an inside look of what you are doing, like Robert’s racing hobby.

    I am so much looking forward to your new album, which I will buy the day of the release.

    Thanks and merry Christmas to all of you!

  • EvelineWT

    Aaaaaahhhh….cannot wait any longer ;!!Thx so much for this update Sharon!!! A big hug!

  • Ad van Rijsingen

    Thanks for the update.

    Merry christmas for all of you.And all the best for a nice and peaceful 2011.

    Cannot wait for the new Album.

  • metalwolf

    I didn’t like the song to be honest, so I’m glad to hear this news :) I have high hopes for the album now. And she said metal, yeah! xD

  • tande-

    wuhuu! :D
    expecially I’m waiting for the heaviest riffs and guitar solo’s! and for next autumn when I get to listen them live :P

  • aoife

    Aaahhh the suspense is killing me :)
    Thank you so much for the update Sharon, its nice to know that its not just us (your fans) who are dying with excitement lol.
    I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and again Congratulations with the new baby Sharon and Robert ;) And also a huge congrats to Martijn for his new baby girl (i forgot to say this earlier hehe) She beautiful Martijn!

    Again i hope you have the a very Happy Christmas


  • poes16

    thanks for explaining us about this c.d i cant wait to hear it by my self
    for now i wish you i very happy christmas and a lovely musical new year!!

  • katjaturunen

    THATS IT!!!!!!!!!!!! i am dead X.X
    woohooo ^^ <3

  • forsha

    Well, I guess it’ll be a good change, although I’m not a fan of change in music. I know you’ll make the best of it. Still can’t wait for the album to come out!!

    REspect :-D

  • franbriz

    Some nights ago i dreamt that the band made a bad concert in my country because their music changed a lot, but yesterday i read the news about the song Where Is The Edge, this wasn’t the single. With that i don’t want to say that the song Where Is the Edge is bad, simply i think that Whitin Temptation are more powerful and can to do something better, i’m sure. Thanks for existing.

  • franbriz

    I’m sorry, I forgot it, in 2008 Within Temptation came to Granada, but i didn’t know you. I’m from Granada, Spain, and i will go to see you in Madrid 10/10/2011. I hope that someday come back to Granada.

  • lenka

    Cannot wait ! :D

  • Stew

    I absolutely love Where Is The Edge :) And I’m so excited about the rest of your album, it’ll be huuugeee :)

    Thank you for updating this page :)

  • wtfan99

    Oh yeah nothing will be the same because your whole new concept IS commercial! You just need to look at this “fan-website”….very sad! :-(

  • dasha

    Good news)))) With impatience I wait for an album)))) I wish your of good luck in new year)))) Greetings to you from Russia))))

  • Mitsy

    Ah, thanks for the heads up! I am really really excited! Can’t wait!

  • snowwhitegrace

    Gosh, you guys have a way to let us even more curious and anxious than never! LOL. Please send us the previous of the songs/videos as soon as possible!!! Let this be our Xmans’s gift! :) LOL. But, for the record, I know from the bottom of my heart that, this new album is gonna be AMAZING! I have no doubt about that! :) This is gonna be a very important album for WT’s career! I CAN FEEL IT! :)

  • mgmfar

    beloved band, first of all, I congratulate you on the new album and the new song, fabulous and I’m very softy emotions. Secondly I want to congratulate Sharon on her pregnancy, I hope you are well and that the baby brings great happiness to their lives. I hope the new tour will bring to Argentina again, we wait anxiously. my most affectionate greetings! Happy Christmas and New Year.

  • abaddon

    From Madrid,I wish all team members and all fans, Merry Christmas and a good year 2011

  • corne

    ik heb where is the edge nu een paar keer gehoord en ik vind m heel goed heeft veel hit potentie indien goed gepromoot wordt t cker een top 10 notering als de rest van t album ook zo is dan wordt t weer een topper laat maar uitkomen ik kan niet groetjes en een heel gelukkig en gezond2011

  • lizzibie

    Heaven must be missing a few angels…

  • lizzibie

    Can’t wait for the new album!!
    I’m sure it’s going to be awesome!

  • lizzibie

    We really can’t wait to release this album as it belongs in your hands..
    In my hands AND IN MY HEART!!

  • absinthee

    Keep on rocking you guys!! :D D \m/ !!!
    I can’t wait for the new ablum!!

  • withinfloren4

    Feliz Navidad Sharon y cia. Espero veros en Madrid en octubre de 2011. Me ha gustado mucho el single, por favor no dejar de lado la parte orquestal. Muchos besos.

  • thedarkestwings

    I can’t wait until March! It’s such a long time until then…

  • annaflacca

    I can’t wait for your new album!! I’m sure it will be beautiful!!!!! :)

  • jesaar

    I love late 80s metal and pop. Pat Benatar, Metallica, Motorhead, Blind Melon, Iron Maiden, Guns N Roses, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Tori Amos, Alanis.  So the album has got to be real interesting. I was excited before, but this post has me real excited. The album is going to KICK MAJOR ASS! I hope Sinead fucks some shit up! \m/

  • Sherie

    Go guys <3 <3 <3

  • angel of darkness

    thanks, Sharon! I really love the song and I am very exciting for that! I’m sure that the new album will be incredible and powerful! I’m very impatient, but I know that the wait will be worth!

    pd: happy Christmas!

  • racheyrocker

    Really looking forward to the new album guys!!! Miss seeing you live lots <3 Can't wait to see you in London next year!! :) x Merry Christmas xxx

  • dakr91

    I love “Where is the edge”, but be careful with to many changes. People loves you, because of your style, and Sharon’s wonderful voice, use the power of it. You are known, for the symphonic metal.
    I know, that the new album will be FANTASTIC, can’t wait much longer! ”Where is the edge” is FANTASTIC!

  • trish2658

    Please come back to the United States, more people hear need to hear your music!!! can’t wait for the new stuff!!

  • Alex WT


    Amazing news and as a very old fan of Within Temptation, I do believe I am always familiar with the fact Within Temptation’s upcoming music is always a wonderful synonym of grand development and springish air challenges which are always well-welcome as it always does bring diversity in all your work guys in a strong concordance the same thing for each fan’s musical taste. The most important thing is to always stay open-minded and understand that MUSIC itself is a beautiful expressive world and all it matters is the way a song or other will embrace your heart or won’t. That’s all! But as sensitivity, expressivity, beauty and still passionated powerful are through a few principal characteristics of Within Temptation’s music, I know each piece extracted from your upcoming album “The Unforgiving” will be a pleasant and much appreciated surprise from each one of us – a personal journey of each song into our garden of emotions. Your music always let anyone heart’s unspoken words to catch wings and spread on the expressivity shore. Needless to still say a thing about the wonderful inspiration…bands like Metallica; Motorhead; Iron Maiden; Nirvana; Guns N Roses; Alice in Chains; Tori Amos; Alanis Morisette or Sinead’O'Connor (Nothing compares to you, WT!) are big names which are quite familiar for most of Within Temptation’s fans – I am sure we can’t expect anything else but a breathtakingly beautiful Within Temptation album! I can’t wait my dream to become a wonderful reality in 2011 again; this time in…Vienna! <3

    Best regards, A.

  • wtfan73

    Oh my God! I love you guys! I can’t wait for the release of the new album and I have high hopes that you will come to America!!

  • optimystic

    Very much looking forward to the new album, despite not being overly sold on the new track. It’s a good track, just not quite up there with the best you’ve done.

  • steveo

    I need some video teases! When will you post them?!

  • leahmitchell

    You have to follow your hearts… and so far, you have :) I admire that you do so and don’t allow opinion to sway your course! Sounds wonderful so far, hope to see the whole album soon.

  • neilsanz

    God bless you, 
    you have a great gif and ill be waiting for another peace of you amazing talent.

  • moonbeam13

    Also… O_O it looks like Sharon’s on Photoshop?! :P

    eee <3 cant wait for the trailer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sanctuspiox

    Thanks for the updates, I can hardly wait for the end of March!