New Within Temptation album enters US chart at #1

Hydra, Within Temptation’s brand new album, entered the rock charts in the United States at #1 this week. Within Temptation is the first Dutch band ever to reach a top 10 position in the American iTunes album chart. The chart entries is the result of an extensive promotion tour the band did the last few weeks in New York and Los Angeles. Aside from American success, Hydra is also storming the charts in Europe. On Friday January 31, the official European release date, the album entered the iTunes charts at #1 in 10 different countries; the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Norway, and Italy amongst others.

Frontowman Sharon den Adel: “We are truly excited about the overwhelming reactions to Hydra. We just got back from an intense promo tour in the US and Hydra is on fire! We will do everything we can to make the flames go even higher.”

Hydra is the Dutch rockband’s sixth album. The title refers to the multi-headed monster from Greek mythology and represents the band’s musical diversity on this album. Earlier this week the track ‘Whole World is Watching’, a duet with Soul Asylum’s frontman Dave Pirner, was released. Watch the official video here.

Within Temptation is preparing for their world tour with a sold out try-out show in Effenaar, Eindhoven (NL) on the 20th of February. The first leg of Within Temptation’s world tour starts on February 26 in Helsinki (FI), and ends with two shows at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam om May 2 and 3, of which the first show is already sold out.

Find the complete list of tour dates on