"Sinéad", the second of three short films giving further insight into the concept of WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", can be viewed below. Due on March 29, the CD was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne, Dark 48). The band asked comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness, X-Men) to draw the characters and scenery of "The Unforgiving", which is set for release via Sony Music in Continental Europe and Roadrunner Records in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, Japan and Australia. The films are based on the comic storyline; the characters are impersonated by actors. Each film is followed by a band performance that, all together, form a dark and compelling tale of life, love, revenge, rage, and regret. All three short films and the music videos are featured on the special edition of "The Unforgiving", which also contains the music videos of "Where Is The Edge" and "Utopia" and the names of everyone who joined the band's Facebook campaign in December 2010.
"The Unforgiving" and subsequent materials follow the story of Mother Maiden, a powerful medium that recruits lost souls to join her in the fight against evil. Who better to hunt serial killers than other murderers? Her servants are culled from genuinely remorseful souls; ones who may not have been cold-blooded killers, but those who did take a life and are deeply remorseful for their sins. Guilt can be a powerful motivator, and redemption, even greater.
"The Unforgiving" track listing:
01. Why Not Me
02. Shot In The Dark
03. In The Middle Of The Night
05. Fire And Ice
07. Where Is The Edge
11. A Demon's Fate
12. Stairway To The Skies
The video for "Where Is The Edge" contains exclusive preview scenes of the upcoming movie "Me & Mr. Jones", directed by Oscar-winning Dutch director Paul Ruven. The movie is a thriller inspired by the disappearance of Natalee Holloway on Aruba, the island where also the movie itself was secretly shot.
WITHIN TEMPTATION recently postponed its previously announced European tour after it was revealed that the band's frontwoman, Sharon den Adel, was pregnant with her third child (father is WITHIN TEMPTATION guitarist Robert Westerholt). The couple has a one-year-old son, Robin Aiden Westerholt, and a five-year old daughter named Eva Luna den Adel.