Within Temptation revealed new album titled “Hydra”

Dutch band, Within Temptation officially revealed their 6th album called “Hydra”, from their official website. The Hydra, a mythological serpent creature from ancient Greece, couldn’t be killed. When one of its many heads was cut off, two more grew in its place…

Robert Westerholt said: “It’s like us – undefinable! What’s more, ‘Hydra’ is a perfect title for our new album, because like the monster itself, the record represents the many different sides of our music.”

Within Temptation collaborated with several special guests on “Hydra”: Tarja Turunen, Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum and metalcore hero Howard Jones, formerly of Killswitch Engage as well as US hip-hop icon Xzibit.

Robert emphasized: “Xzibit is amazing. “And We Run” song is about how you’ve got to live your life now. He’s rapping at full force on this song, it’s really heavy.”

Sharon added: “Xzibit brings a new element to our music that we’ve never had before! It’s a new cross-over and we love it!”

Sharon also talked about Tarja when they made their collaboration on one of their song called, “What About Us?”
“The way she delivers those high melody lines left us all speechless. We had a great time, and the fans responded beyond our expectations.”

One of the album’s heaviest tracks, “Dangerous” was recorded with the former Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones, whose epic vocals are a perfect fit for Sharon’s. “I always loved Howard’s voice,” she says. “He makes the song even heavier than it already is. That song is one of my favorite songs on the record and one of the fastest we’ve ever written. It has the most bass drums we’ve ever used, too, and a very fast riff which we doubled with synths. It’s not a typical synthesizer, though – it’s distorted like a guitar, and it’s very aggressive.”

“Hydra” goes from strength to strength with ‘Whole World Is Watching’, featuring Soul Asylum’s singer Dave Pirner. “When we wrote “Whole World Is Watching”, Dave was at the very top of our list. He has such a captivating voice: it made the song exactly how it needed to be.”

Track listing:
1. Let Us Burn
2. Dangerous feat. Howard Jones
3. And We Run feat. Xzibit
4. Paradise (What About Us?) feat. Tarja
5. Edge Of The World
6. Silver Moonlight
7. Covered By Roses
8. Dog Days
9. Tell Me Why
10. Whole World Is Watching feat. Dave Pirner
11. Radioactive (Imagine Dragons cover)
12. Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey cover)
13. Let Her Go (Passenger cover)
14. Dirty Dancer (Enrique Iglesias cover)
15. And We Run (evolution track)
16. Silver Moonlight (evolution track)
17. Covered By Roses (evolution track)
18. Tell Me Why (evolution track)
19. Paradise (What About Us?) feat. Tarja – Music Video (exclusive to iTunes premium version)

At the moment, the album can be pre-ordered in two luxury formats: the Digital premium version and a Deluxe Box Set including extra Hydra products. Eventually, Hydra will also be available as a jewel-case CD version, a double vinyl LP, and a Special Edition Double CD with the media book.

The album will be released in 31st January 2014.

The Deluxe Box Set with Hydra products

HYDRA products include the ff:
* Hydra 18-track album including bonus tracks in the form of a media book with a hot foil print cover, featuring a 100 page booklet consisting of unique photos
* Double gatefold black vinyl version of the album including bonus tracks
* Instrumental version of the entire album
* Songbook with sheet music of the songs of the album
* Hydra guitar pick
* Packaged in an especially designed LP-sized box

PRE-ORDERS LINKS:
Digital Premium Version
Deluxe Boxset

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