Within Temptation and... Xzibit?!

The symphonic metallers have enlisted the help of X-to-the-Z for their new track And We Run. What do you think?

And We Run

Xzibit is no stranger to the world of metal – he was in the Korn video for Twisted Transistor after all. And now he’s broadened his horizons to the world of Dutch symphonic metal with the new single from Within Temptation.

The LA rapper and Pimp My Rider said of the unlikely collaboration: “When I heard about the enquiry from Within Temptation to do a track together and Googled them, I was surprised to say the least. Once I had spoken to the band and heard the song though it all made total sense and it was fun to discover new ground outside of our genres!”

Within Temptation’s new EP is available on iTunes here.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.