"Shot In The Dark", the new video from Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", which was released 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 was made available via Sony Music in Continental Europe and Roadrunner Records in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, Japan and Australia.
"Sinéad", the second of three short films giving further insight into the concept of "The Unforgiving", was released late last month. 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