That's right, there is more than just metal that gets guitarist and founding member of Within Temptation, Robert Westerholt, tempted in.   It seems that another passion of his - both as loud and fast as his music - lies in the world of racecar driving.

Robert recently hit his bands new section of their site to share with the fans his love for driving real fast.  You can watch him on the race track here:

Robert speaks about racing and admits that, "Until now this virus has resulted in several crashes, a lot of technical problems and frustrations. Luckily this addiction now also has positive sides. In my first two racing seasons in the ‘Aprisco Cup‘ I got my racing license, my racing skills, experience and technical car knowledge improved considerably and I even managed to win a race. Most importantly though the thrill, excitement and fun I’m having is gigantic, kind of what I’m having on stage. This year I’m taking on a new racing challenge. I will be driving ‘The Unforgiving’ race car, a BMW M3, in a new racing league called ‘The Dutch GTC Renova M3 cup‘."   

Good luck, Robert!   May we also add that it was very clever to use "Faster" as the track behind the video clip.  Smart guys!  For the full post head over to the Dutch goth rockers news page here.

Within Temptation's latest studio album, The Unforgiving, is out NOW.  Pick up your copy at Amazon here!

You can also catch the band live here:
9/7/2011 Sound Academy Toronto, ONT - Buy Tickets
9/8/2011 Metropolis Montreal, QUE - Buy Tickets
9/9/2011 The Palladium Worcester, MA - (ticket info to come!)
9/11/2011 Terminal 5, New York, NY - Buy Tickets
9/12/2011 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD - Buy Tickets
9/13/2011 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA - Buy Tickets