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TARJA TURUNEN Performs With NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA For First Time In 12 Years (Video)

Longtime NIGHTWISH bandmates Marco Hietala and Tarja Turunen performed live together for the first time in 12 years during this past Thursday's (December 14) "Raskasta Joulua" concert at the Elenia Areena in Hämeenlinna, Finland. "Raskasta Joulua", which translates to "Heavy Christmas," is an all-star symphonic Christmas rock project which consists of Finland's leading heavy metal ...

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DELAIN: Video Recap Of South American Tour

A video recap of the November 2017 South American tour by Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN can be seen below. DELAIN will spend most of 2018 away from the road as it works on the follow-up to 2016's "Moonbathers" LP. "We want to keep low key and a low profile because we want to focus on ...

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KAMELOT Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

KAMELOT is at a studio in Wolfsburg, Germany putting the finishing touches on its new album with producer Sascha Paeth. The follow-up to 2015's "Haven" will be released in early 2018 via Napalm. KAMELOT singer Tommy Karevik wrote in a new Instagram post: "[I am] very excited about making these songs come to life as ...

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Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist Says THE DARK ELEMENT Project Gives Him Chance To Explore His Pop Side

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen about THE DARK ELEMENT, his new project featuring ex-NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how THE DARK ELEMENT came together: Jani: "It was actually ...

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TARJA Releases Video For Solo Version Of 'Feliz Navidad'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has released a video for her solo version of "Feliz Navidad". Check it out below. With Christmas only being less than three weeks away, earMUSIC and former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen have announced the release of a very special version of "Feliz Navidad": the Barbuda Relief And Recovery Charity Version. ...

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NIGHTWISH Announces 'Decades' 2018 European Tour

Tuomas Holopainen's three-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. Today, 20 years later — with over 2,000 shows played and more than eight million records sold — NIGHTWISH is the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Christmas In New York City' Video Released

Finnish rockers THE 69 EYES have released a music video for their song "Christmas In New York City". The clip was filmed and directed by Ville Juurikkala, known from his previous work with THE 69 EYES, HIM, NIGHTWISH and AMORPHIS. "This is about the last thing we haven't done yet — so it's our time ...

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TARJA Releases Video For 'O Tannenbaum'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album, "From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)", on November 17. The album includes eleven Christmas classics and brings them to a never-before-seen level, uniquely blending Tarja's classically trained voice with darker gothic influences. ...

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