Release Date - 20/10/23
(LIMITED EDITION 2-LP SET CUT ON 45RPM)
180GR./GATEFOLD WITH ALTERNATIVE COVER/4P BOOKLET/ 2-LP CUT ON 45RPM/BLACK VINYL
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.
1. WE GO TO WAR
2. BLEED OUT
4. WORTH DYING FOR
1. CYANIDE LOVE
2. THE PURGE
3. DON’T PRAY FOR ME
4. SHED MY SKIN (FEAT. ANNISOKAY)
6. ENTERTAIN YOU