WITHIN TEMPTATION Posts Fourth “Hydra” Tour Diary

Friday, 4th April 2014

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have uploaded the fourth episode in the Hydra tour video diary, which can be viewed below. While the group is on tour, singer Sharon den Adel is keeping a video diary of the trek that shows you what happens during and in between shows, and what it’s like for the band to bring “Hydra” to the stage and see people respond to the new songs for the first time.

The fourth episode of the diary is a special one, as it features some of WITHIN TEMPTATION’s fans talking about the tour. In the previous episode, Sharon asked fans who have already been to the show to record a video telling her (and the rest of the world) what they thought of the shows, what they liked most and if they had any fun stories to share regarding the tour. Some of the videos were used in this week’s episode.

Hydra was released in North America on February 4 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the new U.S. partnership between Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner Records A&R chief Monte Conner. The album was made available in several luxury formats. The cover artwork was created by Romano Molenaar (“X-Men”, “Batman”, “The Unforgiving”).

The digital premium album, complete with digi-booklet, was made available on iTunes and includes 18 audio tracks and a music video. The digital premium album features bonus “Evolution Versions” of four new songs, which contain audio commentary from guitarist Robert Westerholt and singer Sharon Den Adel and give you unique access to the development of the songs, their lyrical inspiration and the sound of the initial demos and vocals.