Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have revealed the first song from their upcoming and long-awaited concept album, "The Unforgiving", which hits stores March 2011. The track, titled "Where Is The Edge", has been posted on the band's official web site and coincides with the launch of an accompanying music video. The clip, which can be viewed below, contains exclusive preview scenes taken from 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 has been secretly shot.
Fans sharing the video on their Facebook using an application on the WITHIN TEMPTATION Facebook page will have their names included in the special edition of the album.
Commented WITHIN TEMPTATION: "The song 'Where Is The Edge' is based on the story of 'The Unforgiving', a graphic novel written by Steven O'Connell. However, there is a clear link between the storyline of our new concept album and the thriller 'Me & Mr. Jones' as they both deal with mystery, murder, guilt, and a lack of forgiveness."
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.
"The Unforgiving" 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.
Drummer Stephen van Haestregt left WITHIN TEMPTATION earlier in the year in order to focus on his family life and work as a studio technician.