Rick Florino of ArtistDirect.com had the opportunity to speak with WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon den Adel when she and guitarists Robert Westerholt & Ruud Jolie were in Los Angeles last month on a promotional trip supporting of their sixth studio album, Hydra. They discussed the melancholy in the song “The Whole World Is Watching,” Xzibit’s rap on “And We Run,” and what movie Hydra could be compared to, to which Sharon answered: “When you think of the artwork, it might be very cool to be say something like Game Of Thrones. It has that epic thing to it. The album is a little less orchestral than the previous. There's still a lot of adrenaline like the story of Game Of Thrones. They have so many characters in the series that it would fit well!” Read the interview in its entirety here: http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/interview-within-temptation/10872237 Hydra debuted at #16 on the American Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, marking the band’s first appearance in the Billboard Top 20 and Nuclear Blast’s highest entry ever into the Billboard Top 200. The album also secured the #1 position on both the Billboard Top Independent Albums & the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums charts. The “Paradise (What About Us?)” video featuring Tarja Turunen has now exceeded the four million views mark on VEVO. Satellite radio patrons can listen to vocalist Sharon den Adel & guitarist Ruud Jolie’s interview with José Mangin on Sirius XM’s Octane On Demand. Order WITHIN TEMPTATION’s new album – which features artwork by Romano Molenaar (X-Men, Batman) - via the Hydra Landing Page: http://smarturl.it/WT-Hydra-NB. 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 Visit WITHIN TEMPTATION online at www.WITHIN-TEMPTATION.com. Like: www.facebook.com/WTOFFICIAL Follow: twitter.com/WTOFFICIAL Watch: www.YouTube.com/WTOFFICIAL