Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION have issued the following update:
"We're really excited to be able to finally announce the title of our new album.
Recently we've started giving clues on the website about our concept album. As you might have noticed our concept album is going to be based on a comic book series, written by Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48). We've asked comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness and X-men) to draw the characters and scenery.
The new album and comic will be titled: The Unforgiving.
On this album, we've taken a totally different approach. Each song on The Unforgiving was written along Steven's narrative. The main characters of the comic are reflecting the characters of our songs. The concept pushed us and gave inspiration to come up with a new approach in our sound. It resulted in writing our best songs so far.
We have been big comic fans since our childhood. With this album we felt the time was there to take a new step in our creative development, take it further and broaden our horizon. Next to the concept form of the album, the songs are more divers than ever before. In addition, the music of the late 80ies, that's when we started to read comic books, certainly has left a mark on our new sound.
The album is set for release in March 2011, but our loyal visitors knew this already.
In our first WT TV update we'll be telling more about the new concept album and comic. So check back with us soon for our first WT TV update."