To coincide with WITHIN TEMPTATION’s current headlining North American “Hydra World Tour,” 1,400 copies of the premium import version of the Hydra Media Book are on sale...

To coincide with WITHIN TEMPTATION’s current headlining North American “Hydra World Tour,” 1,400 copies of the premium import version of the Hydra Media Book are on sale at the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop. Be advised: once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.

This WITHIN TEMPTATION imported media book version includes the 10-song Hydra album, an exclusive 100 page booklet, plus a bonus CD with the following track listing:

Bonus Track 01 – Radioactive (Imagine Dragons cover)
Bonus Track 02 – Summertime Sadness (Lana del Rey cover)
Bonus Track 03 – Let Her Go (Passenger cover song)
Bonus Track 04 – Dirty Dancer (Enrique Iglesias cover)
Bonus Track 05 – And We Run*
Bonus Track 06 – Silver Moonlight*
Bonus Track 07 – Covered By Roses*
Bonus Track 08 – Tell Me Why*
*Demo/Evolution track

With sold-out shows in San Francisco & Denver, the remaining dates on WITHIN TEMPTATION’s “Hydra World Tour” include:

09/30/14 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
10/01/14 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
10/02/14 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
10/03/14 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
10/05/14 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/07/14 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
10/09/14 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
10/10/14 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
10/11/14 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

Pre-sale ticket links are available at www.within-temptation.com/ontour/.

Official WITHIN TEMPTATION music videos include:

• “The Whole World Is Watching” featuring Dave Pirner - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRNPkJ0ELPc
• “Dangerous” featuring Howard Jones – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAiV8RpqzME
• “Paradise (What About Us?)” featuring Tarja Turunen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy6MpsDPKts


Masters of elegance, melodrama, and symphonic grandeur, WITHIN TEMPTATION are not just one of the most distinctive and charismatic bands to emerge from the metal scene in recent times; they are also one of European metal’s greatest success stories of the last decade.

Formed in 1996 by guitarist Robert Westerholt & vocalist Sharon den Adel and ably assisted by bassist Jeroen van Veen, the Dutch quintet set out to create music that would strike a sublime balance between the bold, evocative sweep of cinema soundtracks and the brooding, gothic splendor of the finest dark-hued rock & metal of the modern age. A well-kept secret in the Netherlands for the first few years of their existence, the band exploded into the mainstream spotlight across Europe with the release of their second album, Mother Earth, in 2000. Within a few studio albums, WITHIN TEMPTATION experienced huge commercial success in their native country as well as around the world, with a discography that has sold an excess of three million albums to date.

Hydra – the follow-up album to 2011’s Billboard Top 200 album, The Unforgiving – debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart this past February, marking WITHIN TEMPTATION’s first appearance in the Billboard Top 20. It also debuted at #12 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart, #1 on both the iTunes Rock & iTunes Metal charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Hard Rock & Metal chart for two consecutive weeks. At radio the week of release, Hydra had the highest chart debut and ranked in the Top 5 on the CMJ Loud Rock chart. In Europe, Hydra debuted at #1 in The Netherlands & The Czech Republic and secured the #2 position in Switzerland & Finland, #4 in Germany, #6 in the U.K., and #9 in France.

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