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Within Temptation

Country of origin:
Netherlands
Location:
Waddinxveen, South Holland
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1996
Genre:
Symphonic Metal (early); Symphonic/Alternative Rock (later)
Lyrical themes:
Fantasy, Nature (early); Love, Inner struggles
Current label:
Spinefarm Records
Years active:
1996 (as The Portal), 1996-present
Formed as The Portal in April 1996 by the couple Robert Westerholt / Sharon den Adel, with the former's brother, Martijn Westerholt and members of The Circle/Voyage (Jeroen and Michiel), initially with Richard Willemse as drummer. Shortly they changed name to Within Temptation, found a new drummer in (Dennis Leeflang), recorded the Untitled and Enter demos, and landed a deal within a short period ...
Current
Jeroen van Veen Bass (1996-present)
See also: ex-Voyage, ex-The Circle, ex-Spina Bifida, ex-Barton Dean, ex-The Portal
Robert Westerholt Guitars (1996-present)
See also: ex-The Circle, ex-The Portal
Sharon den Adel Vocals (1996-present)
See also: My Indigo, ex-Kashiro, ex-The Portal
Ruud Jolie Guitars (2001-present)
See also: ex-Karmaflow (live), For All We Know, Maiden United, ex-The Gentle Storm (live), ex-Brotherhood Foundation, ex-Countermove, ex-Vals Licht, ex-Agua de Annique (live)
Martijn Spierenburg Keyboards (2001-present)
See also: ex-Voyage, ex-The Circle
Mike Coolen Drums (2011-present)
See also: Maiden United
Stefan Helleblad Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Gathering of Kings, JoNo
Past
Dennis Leeflang Drums (1996)
See also: Aerik Von, Kamlath, Night Spirit, ex-Carthago, ex-Chris Poland, ex-I.N.C., ex-Lunatic Hymn, ex-Epica (live), ex-Sun Caged, ex-The Saturnine, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Bumblefoot, ex-Lita Ford (live), ex-Ted Poley (live)
Ivar de Graaf Drums (1996-1998, 1999-2001)
See also: Kingfisher Sky, ex-The Saturnine (live), ex-Jambone
Michiel Papenhove Guitars (lead) (1996-2001)
See also: ex-Voyage, Anarchiel, Dark Figures, Michett, Niet Niet, The Collaborators, Vintage Futura, ex-Barton Dean, ex-Fokkum, ex-The Portal
Martijn Westerholt Keyboards (1996-2001)
See also: Delain, ex-Infernorama (live), Eye of Melian, ex-The Portal
Ciro Palma Drums (1998-1999)
See also: ex-The Saturnine, ex-Xenomorph, ex-Dissect
Marius van Pyreen Drums (1998)
Jelle Bakker Guitars (lead) (2001)
See also: ex-Donor, ex-Frozen Sun
Stephen van Haestregt Drums (2002-2010)
See also: ex-Ambeon, ex-Paralysis, ex-Orphanage, ex-My Favorite Scar, ex-Sacrament
Past (Live)
Richard van Leeuwen Drums (1998)
See also: ex-Harbour of Souls, ex-Threnody, ex-Xeno, ex-Impact, ex-Tempter, ex-Vulture, ex-Exterminator, ex-Flyer, ex-Frozen Sun
Mike Coolen Drums (2008)
See also: Maiden United
Koen Stokman Guitars (2019)
See also: ex-Extremities, ex-STAT!C, ex-The Charm the Fury
Ivar de Graaf Bass (2022)
See also: Kingfisher Sky, ex-The Saturnine (live), ex-Jambone
Jeroen van Veen Bass (1996-present)
See also: ex-Voyage, ex-The Circle, ex-Spina Bifida, ex-Barton Dean, ex-The Portal
Robert Westerholt Guitars (1996-present)
See also: ex-The Circle, ex-The Portal
Sharon den Adel Vocals (1996-present)
See also: My Indigo, ex-Kashiro, ex-The Portal
Ruud Jolie Guitars (2001-present)
See also: ex-Karmaflow (live), For All We Know, Maiden United, ex-The Gentle Storm (live), ex-Brotherhood Foundation, ex-Countermove, ex-Vals Licht, ex-Agua de Annique (live)
Martijn Spierenburg Keyboards (2001-present)
See also: ex-Voyage, ex-The Circle
Mike Coolen Drums (2011-present)
See also: Maiden United
Stefan Helleblad Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Gathering of Kings, JoNo
Dennis Leeflang Drums (1996)
See also: Aerik Von, Kamlath, Night Spirit, ex-Carthago, ex-Chris Poland, ex-I.N.C., ex-Lunatic Hymn, ex-Epica (live), ex-Sun Caged, ex-The Saturnine, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Bumblefoot, ex-Lita Ford (live), ex-Ted Poley (live)
Ivar de Graaf Drums (1996-1998, 1999-2001)
See also: Kingfisher Sky, ex-The Saturnine (live), ex-Jambone
Michiel Papenhove Guitars (lead) (1996-2001)
See also: ex-Voyage, Anarchiel, Dark Figures, Michett, Niet Niet, The Collaborators, Vintage Futura, ex-Barton Dean, ex-Fokkum, ex-The Portal
Martijn Westerholt Keyboards (1996-2001)
See also: Delain, ex-Infernorama (live), Eye of Melian, ex-The Portal
Ciro Palma Drums (1998-1999)
See also: ex-The Saturnine, ex-Xenomorph, ex-Dissect
Marius van Pyreen Drums (1998)
Jelle Bakker Guitars (lead) (2001)
See also: ex-Donor, ex-Frozen Sun
Stephen van Haestregt Drums (2002-2010)
See also: ex-Ambeon, ex-Paralysis, ex-Orphanage, ex-My Favorite Scar, ex-Sacrament
Past
Richard van Leeuwen Drums (1998)
See also: ex-Harbour of Souls, ex-Threnody, ex-Xeno, ex-Impact, ex-Tempter, ex-Vulture, ex-Exterminator, ex-Flyer, ex-Frozen Sun
Mike Coolen Drums (2008)
See also: Maiden United
Koen Stokman Guitars (2019)
See also: ex-Extremities, ex-STAT!C, ex-The Charm the Fury
Ivar de Graaf Bass (2022)
See also: Kingfisher Sky, ex-The Saturnine (live), ex-Jambone
Added by: Morrigan Modified by: Mole666
Added on: 2002-07-27 22:27:22 Last modified on: 2022-11-27 07:16:59