In The Mood For A “Virgin?”

No sexual inquisition implied, just simply referring to exist†trace‘s upcoming album. “Virgin” will be the band’s first major label release since their debut to the Jrock scene in not-sure-when, and I know their avid followers are very much elated about this news. Too bad they’re gonna have to wait until next month before getting their hands on this new album. Still, until then check out the music video for exist†trace’s latest single “Ginger,” and be sure to support the rocking badass ladies by pre-ordering “Virgin” now on CDJapan. Mark your calendar for the official release: May 23, 2012. Continue reading “In The Mood For A “Virgin?””

Simone Simons of EPICA’s 10 Quickies

1. What is your one-line positive thinking mantra? Never give up. 2. Describe your personality? Funny, sweet, caring and goofy. 3. What practices have you adopted that have led to a healthier lifestyle? I work out once or twice a week. I’ve noticed that my body has become stronger. 4. The world is going green, have you embraced the trend? I try to clean up … Continue reading Simone Simons of EPICA’s 10 Quickies

Spotlight – Within Temptation

Meet Within Temptation, one of the most popular Metal/Rock band from the Netherlands. The band was formed in 1996 by vocalist Sharon Den Adel and her partner and guitarist Robert Westerholt, and describes their music to be Symphonic Rock.

Within Temptation became known in the Dutch underground scene after releasing their album ‘ENTER‘ in 1997. They made their way into mainstream in 2001 with the release of their hit single ‘Ice Queen‘, from their second album ‘Mother Earth‘. ‘Ice Queen’ reached #2 on the Dutch charts, and the band won the Buma Export Award four years in a row, due to the fact that they had the most records sold.

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