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Ex-Killswitch Engage Singer Howard Jones & Xzibit To Guest On New Within Temptation Album “Hydra”


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Former Killswitch Engage, etc. vocalist Howard Jones (now of Devil You Know) and rapper Xzibit are among the guests set to appear on the new Within Temptation album “Hydra“. Tarja Turunen and Soul Asylum‘s Dave Pirner will also make guest turns on the effort.

Band vocalist Sharon van Del spoke of the cameos, offering the following of Jones‘ work on “Dangerous“:

“I always loved Howard’s voice. He makes the song even heavier than it already is. That song is one of my favorite songs on the record and one of the fastest we’ve ever written. It has the most bass drums we’ve ever used, too, and a very fast riff which we doubled with synths. It’s not a typical synthesizer, though – it’s distorted like a guitar, and it’s very aggressive.”

In regards to “And We Run“, which features rapper Xzibit, guitarist Robert Westerholt stated:

Xzibit is amazing. This song is about how you’ve got to live your life now. He’s rapping at full force on this song, it’s really heavy.”

Thus far a January 31st European release date has been announced for the album with it and its bonus special editions being offered for pre-order at Within-temptation.com. A trailer for the release can also be found after the break:

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