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Within Temptation
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Within Temptation

Within Temptation are a goth metal band of the Netherlands.

Table of contents
1 Bandmembers
2 Band
3 Discography
4 External links



Within Temptation was founded by Robert Westerholt in 1996. They signed contract with DSFA Records in less than two months after being founded. In april of the following year, they released their first album, Enter, and in November of the same year (1997) they made a tour of two weeks in Germany and Austria. In 1998 they released EP "The Dance".

After the stagnant year of 1999 when they finished their studies in December 2000 they released a new album Mother Earth, which was a huge success. They got large numbers of fans all over the world and performed in many tours, big festivals and sold-out concert halls. By this time they released 2 singles, Our Farewell and Ice Queen.

Year 2002 became their year of the mass-breakthrough. The Single Ice Queen reached #1 in the charts of The Netherlands and Belgium. The Album Mother Earth achieved Platinum status in The Netherlands and Gold status in Belgium. In both countries they received the TMF/MTV Awards. The band played at the major Festivals in the Benelux (Ozzfest, Lowlands, Dynamo, Rock Werchter, Pukkelpop, Parkpop), as well as in Germany (Rock im Park, Bizarre, Summerbreeze). In France, Within Temptation toured the major cities (Paris, Lyon, Lille, Bordeaux, Toulon) with sold-out venues.





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