- ARTIST: Within Temptation
- LABEL: Music on Vinyl
- NUMBER OF DISCS: 2
- UPC: 8719262032279
- GENRE: Heavy Metal
- RELEASE DATE: 10/20/2023
Within Temptation, the renowned Dutch symphonic metal band, are set to captivate fans with their eighth studio album Bleed Out on October 20, 2023.
Bleed Out signifies a bold leap forward for the band. From contemporary, hard-hitting djenty riffs to soaring melodies displaying their symphonic roots, Within Temptation have created a sonic journey that fuses diverse musical styles and thought-provoking themes. This is an album that is as epic as it is unflinchingly outspoken, and now more than ever, this is a band who aren't afraid to make a stand on issues they care about.
Whilst songs such as "Wireless" and "We Go To War" examine the authoritarian aggression on display in Ukraine and other warzones, the title track itself addresses the plight of women fighting for their rights in Iran after the murder of Mahsa Amini. The album also grapples with the complex issues around a woman's right to choose in recent single "Don't Pray For Me" and throughout, this impassioned and political focus is reflected in the intensity and heaviness of the music. Embracing a new era of musical exploration and lyrical depth, Within Temptation have pushed boundaries and showcased their artistic evolution, delivering a fist-in-the-air proclamation of both their moral convictions and their fearless approach to music.
Imbued with a vast dynamic range that plumbs the full depth of symphonic heaviosity, Bleed Out is as exuberantly heavy as it is politically profound.
The 2-LP set of Bleed Out cut at 45 RPM with alternative cover art is available as a limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on black vinyl, housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with soft touch finish and includes a 4-page booklet with lyrics.
Within Temptation - Bleed Out (LP) (2023) (Black Vinyl)