We’re pleased to announce that Within Temptation proudly accepted a World Music Award for í¢äåñBest Selling Dutch Artistí¢äå at the World Music Awards in Los Angeles on August 31. íæ The band received the prestigious award for sales of almost 500,000 CDs of their critically acclaimed album ‘The Silent Force’ in Continental Europe. íæ This World Music Award is another milestone in the bands international career. In 2005, Within Temptation has already received numerous industry awards at home including the Edison Award for Best National Band (the Dutch equivalent of the US Grammys & the UK Brits) and a TMF Award from MTV Benelux for Best Local Rock Band as well as the Dutch Music Export Award í¢äåäóì twice! íæ íæ’The Silent Force’, originally released in some parts of Europe in November 2004, crashed into the Netherlands official chart at #1, and was certified gold a mere three weeks later. Further Top 5 positions followed in Germany (gold), Belgium (also gold), and Finland (also gold), with Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, France, and Norway all also placing the album high in the Top 30. íæ Last week ‘The Silent Force’ was released in the UK in a special CD/DVD UK edition. Kerrang! rated it 4Ks, describing it as í¢äåña whole album of continually changing, gloriously colourful musical landscapes.í¢äå íæIn October, releases on Roadrunner will follow in Australia and Japan.