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Critically acclaimed British rock band Asking Alexandria has released a new single via Better Noise Music. The band has dropped the latest version of their song “Faded Out” with Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation, a track that describes devastating sadness. 

They also premiered a chilling official music video for the song, which is set to appear on the soundtrack for THE RETALIATORS, a Better Noise Film already receiving praiseout later this year. After ten years of recording their music separately, the band, who sparked new energy and a drive for creating when they reunited in Nashville during quarantine to make their latest album, are now excited to continue this musical journey with this new collaboration.

Directed by Michael Lombardi, the official music video is a creative play on the wildly popular Apple TV+ series Severance, interspersed with scenes of Asking Alexandria and Within Temptation performing the song. Similarly to THE RETALIATORS, the visual follows the journey of a man who’s suffered a tremendous loss, as he awakens to a colorless existence and descends into a bloody subhuman universe. 

Sharing his excitement about their new single and collaborating with Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation, Ben Bruce said, “Faded Out is just one of those songs with an infectious energy and groove! I remember it coming together in the studio and thinking “I can’t wait to play this live.” Fast forward a couple of months and I’m being told that Sharon of Within Temptation wants to sing on the song with us, and the level of excitement and nostalgia running through my body was immeasurable! When I was 14 or 15 years old, I waited in line at Virgin Megastore to meet Within Temptation at a signing and I handed Sharon a demo of my band. Adding Sharon’s vocals to the song and teaming up with Within Temptation is a huge honor for us and it also brings a whole new dimension to the song. I can’t wait for the fans to hear this collaboration and I can’t wait for it to be featured in The Retaliators movie!” 

Sharon also gave her thoughts on the collaboration, “We’ve been blasting metalcore playlists through our speakers to gain a bit of fresh inspiration for our side, and Asking Alexandria is amongst the top bands we have been spinning over the past years. Their songs are heavy and melodic at the same time, therefore it was a no-brainer when they asked us to join them on “Faded Out!” We are evenly honored to be a part of this amazing song and we hope everyone will love it as much as we do! Enjoy!

Faded Out Is available now
https://askingalexandria.ffm.to/rmnb8d3

 

Artist: Silentium

Album: Motiva

Date Of Release: 28th August 2020

Label: Out Of Line Music

Track Listing:

1. Truth

2. Unchained

3. Vow

4. Safer-Easier

5. Vortex

6. Shame

7. Circle

8. Tide

9. Friend

 

Review:

Motiva is an album that is twelve years in the making. It is not that Finnish Gothic metal outfit Silentium were dormant during that time, they didn’t even take a hiatus. That time not only saw the band tour, find a new member to replace Toni Lathinen but the band was also writing new material all the time – the result is Motiva an album that not only delivers a more mature sound but also feels like a time capsule that truly captures the twelve years between album. It is also the album that announces the arrival of Silentium who now need to be mentioned alongside the greats of the genre, bands including Nightwish and Within Temptation.

It is hard to find a way to describe Motiva other than pure perfection. Somewhere in that twelve years something kicked into gear for Silentium and as a result they have delivered an album where every single track is awesome brilliance.

Opening track “Truth” begins with an eerie Gothicness normally reserved for artists like VAST or Enigma. The guitars and vocals then build until they reach full power and from there this is an album that never looks back. Janne Ojala’s drumming gives “Unchained” a heavier presence while the guitar work takes the track to a whole new place… something that could be said for most of the tracks on the album.

Silentium can do no wrong on this album. Slower tracks like “Safier-Easier’ work while the haunting “Vow” also shows off the amazing vocal of Riina Rinkinen, whom it feels has taken a huge step up with this album. Take one listen to “Shame” and tell me that she hasn’t captured a special kind of magic this time around… I dare you! You know something is really working with an album like this when even instrumental tracks like “Friend” and “Circle” are so stunning you want to go back and listen to them time and time again.

The highlights of this album though are the epic sounding “Vortex” and “Tide.” Both tracks take the listener on a journey as the band mixes and matches genres as they wish. The inclusion of Tony Kaikkonen’s vocals on “Vortex” only give a nod to the past but also show the maturity of the new Silentium… a band that is ready to conquer anything with easy strides. These tracks will feel like a mini concert on their own when performed live but at the same time they are a mark of a band that now know how to deliver pure perfection.

Motiva is a stunning album that is the perfect soundtrack for a world just breaking out of its own hibernation. Beautiful, epic and dripping with Gothic brilliance this is one of the albums of 2020.

 

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Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released the official video for “The Reckoning”, the first single from their forthcoming studio album, Resist. The track features a guest appearance by PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix.

‘’We’re super excited to finally share with you the music video of ‘’The Reckoning’’. We know the wait was long, but we are extremely psyched to share our new music with you and we truly hope you enjoy it as much as we do!’’ commented WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon Den Adel

Resist is scheduled for release on 14 December 2018 via Vertigo/Caroline AustraliaResist marks a departure from the past; armed with ten anthemic tracks, driven by grand melodies and dark hooks, Resist brings a futuristic take on metal to the table – both instrumentally and thematically.

Lead singer Sharon den Adel continues: Resist is a true milestone for us. If it wasn’t for ResistWithin Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore. With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and gave it a face – a very dark one. Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge.

 

“Resist” will also feature IN FLAMES‘ Anders Fridén and ARID‘s Jasper Steverlinck on guest vocals.

 

 

 

WITHIN TEMPTATION – the legendary leaders of dark anthems, with a career spanning two decades – have announced their 7thalbum titled Resist, scheduled for release on 14 December 2018 via Vertigo/Caroline AustraliaResist marks a departure from the past; armed with ten anthemic tracks, driven by grand melodies and dark hooks, Resist brings a futuristic take on metal to the table – both instrumentally and thematically.

Lead singer Sharon den Adel says: Resist is a true milestone for us. If it wasn’t for ResistWithin Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore. With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and gave it a face – a very dark one. Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge. 

Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like and roughen it up as much as we could, resulting in a surprisingly new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. Resist is our take on metal in a new way: to give modern music its rebellious edge.”

The new sound of Resist cuts through bombastic first single ‘The Reckoning’ (featuring Jacoby Shaddix) and will be followed by more new singles before the album release on December 14th. The band’s European Tour kicks off in October and consists of 37 dates in 18 countries. More dates around the globe will follow in 2019.

Pre-orders for Resist are live now, get yours now!

https://caroline.lnk.to/Resist