ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz joined former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen on stage earlier tonight (Friday, August 5) at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany to perform the song "Demons In You". Pro-shot video footage of her appearance can be seen below.
Alissa appears on the studio recording of "Demons In You", which is featured on Tarja's new heavy rock album, "The Shadow Self", available now via earMUSIC.
Regarding the inspiration for "The Shadow Self" album title, Tarja said: "I [came across] an Annie Lennox interview some time ago on the Internet, and I was reading about her telling about 'shadow self,' about a darker side of us all.
"Everybody, every one of us, we have a darker side, [and] we should probably just appreciate that it exists, but especially we artists, we get a lot of inspiration from our darker side. Many writers or artists in general, they write darker songs or they use it somehow. We don't probably even understand where all the darkness comes from."
She continued: "Since many years, I realized that I have a darker side in me, even though I still believe I'm a very positive person. But still, there is still darkness that makes me write music and create in general, and it affects everything that I do. I believe it's a beautiful darkness.
"And so, I found this interview of Annie, and it was very inspiring. She was just telling about our dark side, calling it as a 'shadow self,' and I said, 'Hmmmm… What a great title for an album!' I really felt like, 'That's it. That's my album title.' That is where everything comes from."