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Video Premiere: KORPIKLAANI's 'Harmaja'

The official video for the song "Harmaja" from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), which will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The "Harmaja" clip was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who has previously worked with NIGHTWISH, BEAST IN BLACK and ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Has '70, 80 Percent Of The Material Written' For Next NIGHTWISH Album

Metal Wani's Prathamesh Hoshing conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist/songwriter Tuomas Holopainen at this year's Hellfest, which was held last month in Clisson, France. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing some of NIGHTWISH's lesser-known and deep catalog songs during their recent "Decades" tour: Tuomas: ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: First Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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TARJA Releases 'Undertaker' Performance Video From 'Act II'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has revealed the second song from her brand new live-art-album and video "Act II". "Undertaker" was recorded live in Milan, Italy and showcases a slightly different side of the Finnish queen of symphonic rock. Filmed during Tarja's world tour "The Shadow Shows", during which the influential heavy rock singer circled ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE's 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' To Feature Members Of OVERKILL, NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, Others

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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Video: TARJA TURUNEN Performs At 2018 SWEDEN ROCK FESTVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's June 9 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. Turunen's brand new live-art album and video, "Act II", will be released on July 27 on earMUSIC as 2CD digipak, 3LP gatefold (180g, black), DVD, Blu-ray, limited mediabook 2CD+2BD and digital. ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Video Of Live Debut

THE DARK ELEMENT, the new project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, made its live debut this past Thursday, June 7 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. THE DARK ELEMENT's self-titled debut album was released last ...

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DELAIN's CHARLOTTE WESSELS: 'We've Been Trying To Keep Our Productivity High And Release A Lot Of Music'

Dave Schwartz of DaBelly magazine conducted an interview with frontwoman Charlotte Wessels and keyboardist Martijn Westerholt of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN prior to their May 6 concert at the Marquee Theater in Phoenix, Arizona as the support act for KAMELOT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by ...

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TARJA Releases 'Love To Hate' Performance Video From 'Act II'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has revealed the first song from her brand new live-art-album and video "Act II". The bombastic live version of "Love To Hate" was recorded at renowned Metropolis Studios in London, U.K., and showcases Tarja's impressive vocal range and talent for compositions. In London, Tarja and her band performed an intimate-yet-rocking ...

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TARJA: First Look At 'Act II'

Following up the worldwide top 10 video chart success "Act I", former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen and earMUSIC have announced the release of the long-awaited follow-up, "Act II", this summer. Filmed during Tarja's world tour "The Shadow Shows", during which the influential heavy rock singer circled the world 7.5 times with over 300,000 km travelled ...

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TARJA To Release 'Act II' In July

Following up the worldwide top 10 video chart success "Act I", former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen and earMUSIC have announced the release of the long-awaited follow-up, "Act II", this summer. Filmed during Tarja's world tour "The Shadow Shows", during which the influential heavy rock singer circled the world 7.5 times with over 300,000 km travelled ...

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DELAIN To Release New EP In The Fall

Dutch metallers DELAIN will issue a new EP in the fall via Napalm Records. The band will promote the EP's release by playing two intimate headlining shows on in October. Oct. 11 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany Oct. 12 - Patronaat - Haarlem, Netherlands DELAIN is scheduled to make appearances at several European ...

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DELAIN Is Planning To Release Next Studio Album In 2019

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN are working on material for the follow-up to 2016's "Moonbathers" album. "We're writing," keyboardist Martijn Westerholt told Heavy New York before a recent concert on the band's North American tour as the support act for KAMELOT (see video below). "Right now, we're not, because we're touring the U.S. and Canada, of ...

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TARJA TURUNEN And STRATOVARIUS To Join Forces For 'A Nordic Symphony '18' European Tour

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen will join forces with STRATOVARIUS for the "A Nordic Symphony '18" European tour in October. Soprano, composer and songwriter Tarja reached international fame co-founding and being for nine years the voice and image of the Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH, collecting with them gold and platinum record awards in several ...

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AURI Feat. NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN, TROY DONOCKLEY: Lyric Video For 'Desert Flower' Song

The official lyric video for the song "Desert Flower" from AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, can be seen below. The track is taken from AURI's self-titled debut album, which is being released today (Friday, March 23) via Nuclear Blast. "Auri" track listing: 01. The ...

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Video: NIGHTWISH Performs In Baltimore During 'Decades' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's March 13 performance at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below. NIGHTWISH kicked off its "Decades" world tour last Friday, March 9 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. On this trek, NIGHTWISH is presenting a special setlist, featuring rare material from the ...

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AURI Feat. NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN, TROY DONOCKLEY: Making Of 'Night 13' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Night 13" video from AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, can be seen below. The song is taken from AURI's self-titled debut album, which will be released on March 23 via Nuclear Blast. "Auri" track listing: 01. The ...

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NIGHTWISH Kicks Off 'Decades' World Tour In Atlanta (Video)

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off their "Decades" world tour this past Friday, March 9 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. On this trek, NIGHTWISH is presenting a special setlist, featuring rare material from the early years of the band's career. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Swanheart 02. End Of All Hope (first ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN On Next NIGHTWISH Record: 'I Have The Overall Concept Of The Album In My Head'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. You can watch the entire two-part chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the musical and lyrical direction of the material he has already composed for NIGHTWISH's next album: Tuomas: "It's still really early. All I can say ...

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NIGHTWISH: Third Trailer For 'Decades' Compilation

Tuomas Holopainen's three-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. 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 by ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Hasn't Heard Any Of The New Music TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Has Been Writing

Metal Wani's Laura Vezer recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether NIGHTWISH is working on any new material: Floor: "Yeah, I know that Tuomas [Holopainen, NIGHTWISH keyboardist/leader] has been writing. He's such a creative spirit, ...

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AURI Feat. NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN, TROY DONOCKLEY: 'The Space Between' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "The Space Between" from AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, can be seen below. The track is taken from AURI's self-titled debut album, which will be released on March 23 via Nuclear Blast. "Auri" track listing: 01. The ...

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