Within Temptation Announce New Album ‘Hydra’, Reveal More Special Guests

WT’s Sharon den Adel

Within Temptation have announced the arrival of their new album – and some more of the special guests set to feature on it!

Hydra is the follow-up to 2011′s bold and brilliant The Unforgiving, and will feature appearances from the likes of Tarja Turunen, ex-Killswitch Engage frontman/Devil You Know singer Howard Jones and, most surprisingly, hip hop heavyweight Xzibit!

“I always loved Howard’s voice,” says Within Temptation singer Sharon den Adel of the metalcore maverick, who appears on next single, Dangerous. “He makes the song even heavier than it already is. That song is one of my favourite songs on the record and one of the fastest we’ve ever written. It has the most bass drums we’ve ever used too, and a very fast riff which we doubled with synths. It’s not a typical synthesizer though – it’s distorted like a guitar and it’s very aggressive.”

Dangerous will be released digitally on December 20 via Dramatico, while Hydra will land on February 3. Catch the band at the following UK dates:

April 11, 2014 | UK | MANCHESTER | APOLLO
April 12, 2014 | UK | LONDON | WEMBLEY ARENA
April 14, 2014 | UK | NEWCASTLE | ACADEMY
April 15, 2014 | UK | GLASGOW | ACADEMY
April 16, 2014 | UK | BIRMINGHAM | ACADEMY