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Weekly Music Video

Today it's Angels by Within Temptation. They are a Dutch metal/rock band, their earlier music has been described as gothic metal but they consider themselves a "melodic, symphonic rock" band with different influences. Within Temptation was formed in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and her boyfriend guitarist Robert Westerholt. They were joined by other members of Robert's previous band The Circle (now Voyage), bass guitarists Jeroen van Veen, guitar player Michiel Papenhove, keyboardist Martijn Westerholt (Robert's brother) and drummer Dennis Leeflang. The current members are Sharon, lead guitarist Ruud Jolie, Jeroen, drummer Mike Coolen, keyboard player Martijn Spierenburg, who replaced drummer Stephen van Haestregt in 2010 and guitar player Stefan Hellenblad, who joined the band in 2011, after Robert decided he wanted to focus more on producing and writing rather than performing live. Other past members are Ivan de Graaf, Richard Willemse, Marius van Pyreen, Ciro Palma and Jelle Bakker.

Within Temptation released their debut album Enter in 1996 but became better known after their second album Mother Earth in 2000. They have released 5 albums altogether, The Silent Force (2004) being one of their most successful to date. The Unforgiving (2011) is their latest and the band are currently working on a new one. Angels is from The Silent Force.

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