Berlin, 2008/09/08: News about Spellborn's cooperation band Within Temptation. The world-famous gothic-rock band is publishing a monumental concert recording under the name "Black Symphony" on September 19th as double-CD and double-DVD. Prior to the publication, the Dutch metal rockers will release the single "Forgiven" on September 12th as outcoupling in a 5-track premium edition. The single-pack will contain the previously unreleased live bonus tracks "Hand Of Sorrow" and "The Heart Of Everything" as well as a live version of the Spellborn video song "The Howling" in addition to the title track.
Within Temptation recorded the Live-DVD on February 7th 2008 during their giant show with the Metropole Orchestra of 60 concert musicians and a classic choir of 20 singers in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam. The band around front woman Sharon den Adel celebrated the event with precision fireworks and a gigantic light show in front of 10,000 enthusiastic fans from all over the world. These and severalhigh-profile duets with Keith Caputo of Life of Agony and Anneke van Griesbergen (ex. The Gathering) induced the British Kerrang! Magazine to call it "the best show on earth". In addition to the concert recordings, the live DVD includes an abundance of bonus content such as detailed "Behind the Scenes" material and a 10-day countdown documentary of the preparatory phase.
Accompanying the launch of the fantasy online roleplaying game The Chronicles of Spellborn, the Dutch developer and publisher Frogster Interactive will revive their cooperation with Within Temptation. The partners have planned several online activities for fans, along with the launch of the new Spellborn website in September. Moreover, an information leaflet of the band will be integrated in the Spellborn box version at launch. The trailer for the current DVD "Black Symphony" was already shown on the Spellborn booth at the Games Convention two weeks ago. It is available as streaming video on www.within-temptation.com and on YouTube: http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=yCxb8FwhzK8. The joint Spellborn video "The Howling" is also still accessible after a short registration on www.the-howling.com.
What lies hidden, must be found
In The Chronicles of Spellborn players enter an impressive online scenario with scenic landscapes, majestic cities and the remnants of an ancient civilization. Alone or with a party of allies, PC adventurers step into a huge fantasy realm consisting of varied shard worlds floating in the magic Deadspell Storm. Those who want to prevail in the grippingly staged combats of The Chronicles of Spellborn need to apply their mighty arsenal of spells, melee and ranged attacks skillfully. Battles with bloodthirsty creatures, hostile peoples and human opponents in PvP battles are waiting. An innovative and tactically challenging combat system with shooter-like controls and rotating skill deck provides a fresh breath of air for the dusty MMORPG genre. Thanks to the largely extended Unreal Engine 2.5, The Chronicles of Spellborn boasts stunning 3D graphics, spectacular effects and countless elaborate details. More information, images, videos and a form for the beta registration can be found on the official website: www.tcos.com.
About Spellborn NV
Spellborn NV is a computer games company residing in the Netherlands. It has grown from a midrange internet company to the top of the Dutch games industry. With a team of 50 game-designers and programmers Spellborn NV has developed 'The Chronicles of Spellborn' over a period of more than 3 years now.
About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
As a holding with different shares in the computergames industry, the FrogsterInteractive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of Massively Multiplayer Online Games. The company licenses, operates und markets different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Studios Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. At their headquarter in Berlin and in Rheine and Seoul, the Frogster group employs more than 80 staff members in the fields of marketing, community management, customer support, IT, web design, web development, sales and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de
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