Chart-topping symphonic metal band Within Temptation have teamed up with innovative music video app WholeWorldBand to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to be featured on one of their upcoming single releases.
As musical collaborations go, the combination of chart-topping Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation and LA rap legend Xzibit isn't the most obvious. Yet the two parties have not only teamed up but produced a track that takes their two apparently diverse sounds and creates a natural mix. Such has been the response to 'And We Run' as an album track that the band have chosen it as their next single.
Yet the collaboration doesn't stop there. Within Temptation have also joined forces with the revolutionary iPad music video platform WholeWorldBand to create a version of the song that allows fans to join them in the digital world. Singers, musicians, rappers - all can add their performance to the song or even replace an existing member of the band via an easy-to-use (and free!) app. The most successful contributions will be chosen to appear on one of the band's future single releases. Furthermore, the winners will receive 2 tickets for a show including a meet and greet, photos with the band, a personal video message as well as a Focusrite iTrack studio recording system.
There are more great prizes too for just getting involved and making a contribution or Video Mix with Within Temptation on the app including signed limited edition box sets of the new Within Temptation album Hydra, a range of exclusive merchandise and Focusrite iTrack solo iPad interfaces.
Full information can be found at http://www.wholeworldband.com/withintemptation/
WholeWorldBand was created by legendary video maker Kevin Godley (Peter Gabriel, U2, Blur, Bryan Adams, and many more) as a way for musicians and fans to engage and make music videos together, and share them on social media like Facebook and YouTube. Artists such as Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), David Gray, Passenger and many more are already using the platform to create exciting collaborations with fans from around the world. The app is a free download from the Apple App Store. An iPhone version is currently in development and will be released soon.
The Dutch symphonic metal legends returned with their newest album HYDRA in January 2014. Within Temptation's most powerful and well received album includes guest performances from operatic metal diva Tarja, US hip hop icon Xzibit, acclaimed singer-songwriter Dave Pirner (Sound Asylum) and metalcore legend Howard Jones (Ex Killswitch Engage).
Within Temptation have sold over 3.3 million albums (Platinum status in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Gold status in Spain, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, Russia, Czech Republic and Poland). Further achievements of Within Temptation are: Best International selling Dutch artist for four consecutive times in a row, releases in more than 50 countries, direct social media reach of 2.5 million followers, selling over 600,000 concert tickets.