Directly after the release of their first album Enter, the band became prominent in the underground scene. It would however take until 2001, when they became known by the general public, with the single 'Ice Queen' from the album Mother Earth, which reached position 2 in the charts. Since then, the band won the Conamus Export Prijs four years in a row. Their next album 'The Silence Force' immediately reached first position in the charts. Their latest album, the 'The Heart of Everything' also reached this position immediately.
Origin - The Netherlands(Holland)
Genre(s) - Symphonic Metal
Years Active - 1996 - present
Labels - DSFA Records, Gun Records, Roadrunner Records
Website - within-temptation.com
Ruud Adrianus Jolie - Guitar
Jeroen van Veen - Bass
Stephen van Haestregt - Drums
Sharon Den Adel - Vocals
Martijn Spierenberg - Keyboards
Robert Westerholt - Guitar
The new album 'The Heart of Everything' has been received very well in Europe. These are the chart toppings.
Billboard European Charts: #5
NL - #1
Finland - #2
Sweden - #4
Portugal - #5
Germany - #5
Switzerland - #8
Austria - #12
Czech - #12
Spain - #23
Norway - #24
Denmark - #32
Belgium - #36
UK - #38
Italy - #48
France - #26
On April 15th the Dutch 3FM Awards took place. They are nominated for five Awards:
- Best Band
- Best Female Singer
- Best Single (for “What Have You Done”)
- Best Album (for “The Heart Of Everything”)
- Best Rock Artist
Released: March 12th 2007 'The Heart of Everything' Chart topper in Europe #1 album in Netherlands. Sold 307,450 albums worldwide
Released: Nov 15th 2004 'The Silent Force'Chart topper in Europe #1 album in Netherlands. Sold 500,000 albums Only in Europe
Released: Aug 21st 2001 , 'Mother Earth' Sold 350,000 albums Only in Europe
Released 1997 'Enter' 100,000 albums Only in Europe
Released 2007 Latest single 'Frozen'
Another top chart single 'Angels'
Super chart topper 'Ice Queen' with 2 covers
Best Selling Single 'Stand My Ground' with 2 covers
'Running Up That Hill'
Released 1998 'The Dance'
Dedicated to Ivan! Favourite song of hes 'See Who I Am' LIVE
'Running Up That Hill'
'What Have You Done' older version video, its better.
'The Howling' New video
My Personal Favourite 'Jillian' LIVE
'Angels' One of the early videos