Vocalist Sharon den Adel of the Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION is featured on the new single from the Dutch trance DJ Armin van Buuren entitled "In and Out of Love". A video for the song featuring Sharon can be viewed below.
Sharon den Adel recently stated about her collaboration with Armin van Buuren: "About a year ago, we were approached by number 1 DJ of the world Armin van Buuren for a possible cooperation. Due to a lack of time, nothing could be produced or written. I'm always looking for a new challenge, and as you might know, I have a broad musical interest. Now [that] WITHIN TEMPTATION is starting with the creative process for the next album, I decided to contact Armin as well. By that time he was busy finalizing his new album 'Imagine', but he did send me one track. I started working on it and wrote lyrics and a melody line for the song. Then we recorded the song which resulted in 'In and Out of Love'. The song became one of his favorite tracks on the album."
WITHIN TEMPTATION will release a brand new double-DVD, titled "Black Symphony", on September 22. It will also be available as a double-CD and a special Blu-Ray disc.
The band's most ambitious staging to date, Black Symphony was a unique concert at Rotterdam's Ahoy Arena on February 7, 2008. Sold out months in advance, the show featured WITHIN TEMPTATION performing to 10,000 fans with the 60-piece Metropole Orchestra and a 20-voice classical choir, as well as on-stage stilt performers, costume changes, and an array of stunning pyrotechnic and lighting effects. The colossal production extended to Europe's largest video screen (a massive 400 sqm), reaching across the entire width of the stage, and 14 full HD cameras. Special guests on the night included Keith Caputo (LIFE OF AGONY), Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING), and George Oosthoek (ORPHANAGE).
In addition to the Rotterdam concert, a plethora of bonus content and extensive behind the scenes footage will be included. Although full details will be made available at a later date, it is likely to feature the band's 2007 year-end show at the Beursgebouw in Eindhoven, of which one highlight was an exclusive acoustic set.
WITHIN TEMPTATION has just had its "Mother Earth" (2001) and "The Silent Force" (2004) albums released in the U.S. for the first time on August 5 via Roadrunner Records.