On occasion for one reason or another an interview gets put on the back-burner and doesn’t get produced. But good interviews never die, so as a special holiday gift to you I am proud to introduce a new feature called The Zombitrol Vaults.

The first installment features an interview from the fall of last year with the lovely Sharon den Adel, vocalist of the Dutch symphonic metal superstars Within Temptation. Watch the video below to see us chat about how being melodic doesn’t equal commercial success, and why the Dutch seem to have a stranglehold on the symphonic style.

Shot and Edited by Aaron Mandel at Boke Productions

Within Temptation have just wrapped up their special Black Xmas performances in the Netherlands. Check out the full live video for “Covered By Roses” here.