Within Temptation Premiere Soaring New Single “The Purge”

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Dutch symphonic metal crew Within Temptation have always made music that sounds like breaking through the clouds over a futuristic city, and given the apocalyptic changes we’ve seen over the past year, their unique sound might be more appropriate than ever. Now, hot on the heels of last year’s Resist, the band are already releasing new music, in the form of a single dropped today titled “The Purge.”

Unfortunately for horror fans, “The Purge” is not about the one night a year where the U.S. government allows you to steal, destroy, and murder with impunity. Instead, the track focuses on the idea of getting through life’s hardships and finding one’s true self. The ‘purge’ in question is the purging of guilt and regret, thus allowing for healthy growth.

“The Purge’ revolves around self-reflection and a search for redemption”, says frontwoman Sharon den Adel. “No one gets through life without scars or without inflicting them on others and there will always be moments in your life you start questioning your choices. You start realising you’ve made mistakes, causing harm to not only others but also to yourself. To confess, to acknowledge and to accept these mistakes, can be a very painful process – however, unescapable when the burden becomes too heavy.”

Check out Within Temptation’s “The Purge” below:

Within Temptation had their 2o2o European tour with Evanescence canceled, but the bands have already rescheduled those dates, so — fingers crossed the world doesn’t become even more Within Temptation-appropriate — make sure to catch them at one of the shows below.

9/8 – Zurich, CH, Hallenstadion Zurich
9/9 – Milan, IT, Mediolanum Forum Milan
9/11 – Berlin, DE, Velodrom
9/12 – Gliwice, PL, Arena Gliwice
914 – Leipzig, DE, Quarterback Immobilien Arena
9/15 – Hamburg, DE, Barclaycard Arena
9/17 – Amsterdam, NL, Ziggo Dome
9/18 – Amsterdam, NL, Ziggo Dome
9/20 – Paris, FR, Accorhotels Arena
9/21 – Düsseldorf, DE, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
9/22 – Munich, DE, Zenith
9/24 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU, Rockhal
9/26 – Frankfurt, DE, Festhalle
9/27 – Brussels, BE, Palais 12
9/28 – Brussels, BE, Palais 12
9/30 – Glasgow, UK, The SSE Hydro Arena
10/1 – Leeds, UK, First Direct Arena
10/3 – Birmingham, UK, Utilita Arena Birmingham
10/4 – London, UK, The O2
10/7 – Madrid, Spain, Palacio Vistalegre (Evanescence only)


Words by Chris Krovatin