The artwork can be viewed at THIS LOCATION. The album is the band’s first concept album and is based on a comic book story ‘The Unforgiving’, written by script writer Steven O’Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48) for which Romano Molenaar (Witchblade,Darkness and X-men) will draw the characters and scenery- and this is the man responsible for the album art itself!
“Each song on “The Unforgiving” was written along Steven’s narrative. The main characters of the comic are reflecting the characters of our songs. The concept pushed us and gave inspiration to come up with a new approach in our sound. It resulted in writing our best songs so far.” comments guitarist Robert Westerholt.
“We have been big comic fans since our childhood.” continues vocalist Sharon den Adel, “With this album we felt the time was there to take a new step in our creative development, take it further and broaden our horizon. Next to the concept form of the album, the songs are more divers than ever before. In addition, the music of the late 80ies, that’s when we started to read comic books, certainly has left a mark on our new sound.”