21:07 - 3rdWorld Can't remember any black elements there really but my memory is quite vague except the fact that I didn't like it a lot. Not sure why, maybe it was a bit of middleground between brutality and something else.
21:01 - !J.O.O.E.! I think you're thinking of a different record. The EP is some pretty dense blackened death. Less varied than the album, but focuses more on crushing, foreboding atmospheres.
Comments the band: "He has played with us in the past on a few occasions before. The chemistry has always been very good both on stage as on personal level so he was the first on our mind. So, Mike great to have you on board!"
In other news, Within Temptation performed a short acoustic set last Friday, February 18th, on the Dutch radio station Radio 538. Video footage of this set can be watched in three parts below.