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Mother Earth is the first album by the Dutch metal band Within Temptation. Featuring Sharon den Adel as the only vocalist the direction of the band changed from their doomy sound from the former EPs to a more symphonic style. The title song opens with a beautiful orchestral melody before powerful drumming and guitar riffs pumping in. "Ice Queen" reached number one in both the Netherlands and Belgium. With its prominent string arrangement and lyrical content, it was a fine song in the early zero's. Overall Mother Earth is an emotive and thoughtful collection of musical ideas overridden by some impressive vocal expressions.

The Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation was founded in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. After their first recordings in the doom metal they were developing their music to a more accessible symphonic style, becoming known to the worldwide public.

Mother Earth is available on black vinyl and includes a 4-page booklet with lyrics and pictures.


RELEASE DATE: November 24, 2023
All pre-orders will be shipped several days before the official release date. 


  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Includes booklet with lyrics and pictures
  • Contains 4 live bonus tracks
  • Critically acclaimed 2000 breakthrough album feat. "Ice Queen" and "Mother Earth"
  • Black vinyl
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    Side A
    1. Mother Earth
    2. Ice Queen
    3. Our Farewell

    Side B
    1. Caged
    2. The Promise
    3. Never-ending Story

    Side C
    1. Deceiver of Fools
    2. Intro (instrumental)
    3. Dark Wings
    4. In Perfect Harmony

    Side D
    1. Deceiver of Fools (live) bonus track
    2. Caged (live) bonus track
    3. Candles (live) bonus track
    4. Ice Queen (live) bonus track

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