Hydra, the sixth studio album by Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION, has debuted at #16 on the American Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with 15,144 copies sold during its first week of sales, marking the band’s first appearance in the Billboard Top 20. The album also secured the #1 position on both the Billboard Top Independent Albums & the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums charts. Hydra is currently #12 on the Overall Digital Albums chart. On its February 4th U.S. release date, Hydra was the #1 best-selling album on both the iTunes Rock and iTunes Metal charts. Hydra continues to hold down the #1 on the iTunes Metal chart and is #1 on Amazon’s Hard Rock & Metal chart for the second week in a row. WITHIN TEMPTATION would like to express their sincerest gratitude to all their U.S. fans who have made this achievement possible. Hydra has exploded at radio for the second straight week as the #1 most added record in the country, pulling in over 60 adds nationally at commercial and college radio. The album also had the highest chart debut of the week ranking in the Top 5 on the CMJ Loud Rock chart. In Europe, Hydra debuted at #1 in The Netherlands and The Czech Republic. It also secured the #2 position in Switzerland & Finland, #4 in Germany, #6 in the U.K. - the band’s highest entry in that territory to date, and #9 in France. Thanks to all the fans who’ve watched the “Paradise (What About Us?)” video featuring Tarja Turunen on VEVO, which is now nearing the four million views mark. To date, the single has sold 16,311 copies in the U.S. 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. Check out acoustic versions of “And We Run” (originally featuring Xzibit) & “The Whole World Is Watching” (originally featuring Dave Pirner of SOUL ASYLUM), performed for The Orchard’s Stairwell Series. Watch Sharon & Ruud’s entire acoustic set at Vintage Vinyl Records in New Jersey: http://youtu.be/TfBNRAu_y3I Order the new album via the Hydra Landing Page: http://smarturl.it/WT-Hydra-NB. Exclusive bundles that include a t-shirt with artwork by Romano Molenaar (X-Men, Batman) are still available from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop. 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