International metal superstars Within Temptation recently posted a major update to their official site – where they've been dishing up weekly servings of sweet awesomeness from their upcoming concept album/comic book The Unforgiving. We told you last fall that writer Steven O'Connell (Dark 48, BloodRayne) and artist Romano Molenaar (X-Men, Witchblade, Lady Death) created the comic series itself, and lately the band has been posting pages from the prequel story... but now they're taking it to the next level with a live-action film (part of an upcoming series), and premiering their new single. Hit that jump for more news and the trailer!
Focusing on enigmatic, ass-kicking femme fatale Sinead Harkin, The Unforgiving plotline is still something of a mystery, with clues being slowly revealed week by week through the backstory. The trailer puts a totally new spin on things with its surreal and noir-ish black & white imagery, and really makes you wonder where they're going with this concept. The first full film in the series is slated to launch January 31st on the band's YouTube channel.
The band also announced the premiere of the new single “Faster,” which will first be played on the UK's Rock Radio network and online at http://www.rockradio.co.uk tomorrow, January 21st at 9am GMT. Band co-founder & guitarist Robert Westerholt said the song reflects the '80s influences that come into play on the album: “[It] reflects one of the many musical roots we have,” he commented. “Combined with the modern influences on our new album, it’s like the past and future created the present.”
The Unforgiving will be released in March, and the band plans to roll out lots more info in the meantime... for now, check out the teaser: