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The following is Within Temptation's Discography and is provided to educate new fans on all the stuff that is available out there on this outstanding band. If you cannot locate these releases on Amazon, check out eBay, as there is a ton of stuff out there. I encourage everyone to check this band out and buy their albums to show your support. Be sure the read the bio at the bottom of the page. Also, check out their official Web site.

Click this link to read the Live Review and view the Signed CD covers from Minneapolis September 16, 2007.

Click this link to see pictures from the Terminal 5 NYC show on September 10, 2011.

The Albums

Enter
(97)
Mother Earth
(00)

Silent Force
(04)

The Heart
of Everything
(07)

The Singles and EPs

Restless
Single
(97)
The Dance
(98)
Ice Queen
DSFA Single
(00)
Ice Queen
Gun Single
(01)
Our Farewell
Single

(01)
Mother Earth
Single

(02)

Mother Earth
Single/DVD

(03)
Running Up
that Hill
Single

(03)
Running Up
that Hill
Single/DVD

(03)

Jillian Acetate
Promo Single

(04)

Stand My
Ground
Single
(04)

Stand My
Ground
Single/DVD
(04)

Memories
Single

(05)
Memories
Single/
DVD
(05)
Angels
Single
(05)
Angels
Single/DVD
(05)
What Have
You Done
(07)
The Howling EP
(07)

Special Releases

Mother Earth
Tour Live

(02)
Mother Earth
Reissue/4
Bonus Tracks
(03)
Starfacts
Presents
Video CD
(04)
Silent Force
Tour Live

(05)

Bootleg CDs

Obviously, these boot CDs are only shown here for informational purposes. The first is an absolutely incredible show, which is hard to believe that it wasn't an official release. The second is from France and the sound quality is not as good (overloaded with bass). It does however have some of the best cover art I've ever seen on a bootleg. The final one is heavy on the bass side also; however, it's an amazing show and even contains the full show from the opening act, Autumn.

Entering
Tilburg
France
Temptation
The Silent
Slaughterhouse

Live Tour DVDs

These are official tour DVDs. Both sets contain two DVDs with live concert footage and music videos. Both sets also came with a Live CD of material from the DVDs. Both are absolutely outstanding sets and must-haves for any serious collector. If you think Evanescence's 'Anywhere but Home' DVD is good, then you have another thing coming, because both of these blow that away. is the Mother Earth Tour DVD special edition featuring two DVDs full of fantastic material. This also came with a live CD, which is pictured above. Obviously, since this is a DVD, it is only shown here for informational purposes. The first is from the Mother Earth Tour and the second is from the Silent Force Tour.

Mother Earth
Tour
The Silent
Force Tour

DVD Singles

Both these DVDs are promo DVD singles. The first is "Mother Earth" and contains the music video, as well as a 45 minute live concert from France. The second is "Stand My Ground" and contains the music video plus a the video clip for the song "Memories". It also contains an audio file of the song "It's the Fear". live video of These may be hard to find now; however, you can probably still locate them on eBay.

Mother Earth
DVD Single

Stand My
Ground
DVD Single

Bootleg DVDs

This is the a live bootleg DVD featuring two short concerts; one from German TV and the other from Dutch TV. They are both pro-shot and great fun to watch. Shown for informational purposes.

This is a german magazine (printed in German and English) called Starfacts Presents, by Sonic Seducer. It's a large format magazine (8.5 x 11.75) that provides a complete history about the band, full discography, tons of never before printed photos, and a video CD. Shown for informational purposes.

Collector's Magazine with CD

Comments and Bio

This is by far my favorite band. If you think Evanescence is a great band, then you need to take a listen to the Netherlands' own Within Temptation. They have been around longer than Evanescence and are a better musical unit, hands down. The music is a meshing of many styles, including Gothic, Progressive, and Symphonic Metal, which culminates into a musical experience, which no other band can offer.

Within Temptation started as band called Voyage back in 1995 and released one album called 'Embrace', which featured Sharon den Adel on one track. While Robert Westerholt co-wrote most of the material for the CD, he departed the band to form the The Circle before the release of 'Embrace'. The Circle put together a few songs, two of which are featured on the DSFA 6 Compilation entitled 'Paradise of the Underground'. Shortly after releasing this material, some of the members of Voyage and The Circle reunited and formed Within Temptation.

At first, they were predominantly a gothic/death metal band; sporting both Robert's death style growling vocals and Sharon's beautiful, angelic, and nearly Operatic vocals. Surprisingly enough, this combination worked very well. Phenomenal songs like 'Enter' and 'The Dance' seem to blend both vocal tenancies together to create depth and an ethereal effect.

As the band evolved, they left the death style male vocals behind and relied solely on Sharon's vocals, which has carried the band to new levels. This is evident on their 'Mother Earth' album, which is a fantastic album from start to finish. Although some feel the music is now somewhat commercial (if that's possible with a Gothic Metal band), it hasn't lost it's metal edge. Walls of soaring guitars by Robert Westerholt and Ruud Jolie, otherworldly keyboards of Martijn Spierenburg, bombastic bass lines provided by Jeroen Van Veen, and the pounding drums of Stephen van Haestregt provide a dramatic background for the vocals.

When one listens to the album 'Mother Earth', you get a feeling of being transported back in time; to a place where the earth ruled all, and good and evil were commonplace with mankind. Their latest effort, 'The Silent Force' takes them a step further on their journey to bring Europe's metal scene across the pond to the U.S. with its slightly more commercial sound. Within Temptation has won many awards in their homeland and have now become a permanent headline fixture for many of Europe's summer, outdoor festivals.

Well it's finally happened. Within Temptation finally released an album in the U.S. in July 2007. 'The Heart of Everything' was released by Roadrunner records and is available at most local music stores. They toured in the spring of '07 with Lacuna Coil and in the fall, will embark on their first headliner club tour in the U.S. GO CHECK THIS BAND OUT!!!

So, if you are looking for something new and refreshing, check out this band and purchase their albums.

Similar bands include: After Forever, Elis, Xandria, Flowing Tears, and Leaves' Eyes.

This is a part of the booklet from inside the DSFA 6 CD describing Robert's band, The Circle.

This is from the inside booklet of the Voyage CD, 'Embrace'.

Me and Sharon after the show in NYC 9/10/11


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