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NIGHTWISH Singer, SABATON Drummer Welcome Baby Daughter

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl welcomed their first child, a daughter named Freja, on March 15. They say in a statement: "We are very happy parents! Thank you for your kind support coming in from all over the world during this time!" Van Dahl is sitting out shows on SABATON's ...

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NIGHTWISH: Shadow-Loving Insect Named After TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN

Conservation biologist Jukka Salmela of Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife in Finland recently discovered a new insect species in his home country and while remembering Tuomas Holopainen's love for nature, he decided to name it "Sciophila Holopaineni" after the NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter. Following the release of the band's latest album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", ...

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SABATON: Watch Documentary On Moscow Concert

Russia's Classic Rock magazine has uploaded a fifteen-minute documentary on SABATON's December 11, 2016 performance in Moscow. The clip, which was directed by Inna Ford, includes concert footage as well as an interview with SABATON frontman Joakim Brodén. As previously reported, SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl will sit out a few shows on ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN's AYREON Releases 'Everybody Dies' Lyric Video

AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Arjen Lucassen, has released the official lyric video for the song "Everybody Dies", taken from the upcoming album "The Source". Check it out below. "The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie ...

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LORDI Mainman Says Heavy Metal Is No Longer The Law Of The Land In Finland: 'It's All Hip-Hop And Rap Now'

LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi says that heavy metal and hard rock artists have once again become marginalized in Finland, where the likes of CHILDREN OF BODOM and NIGHTWISH regularly topped the charts with their single and full-length releases. After LORDI won the annual Eurovision Song Contest — which is usually known for its display of ...

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BROTHER FIRETRIBE Feat. NIGHTWISH Guitarist EMPPU VUORINEN: 'Sunbound' Album Due In March

BROTHER FIRETRIBE — the melodic rock maestros from Finland featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen — will release their fourth full-length album, "Sunbound", on March 24 via Spinefarm Records. Featuring twelve new pieces of music, including lead track "Taste Of A Champion" plus follow-up single/video for "Indelible Heroes", due out next month, "Sunbound" was mixed by ...

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DREAM THEATER, NIGHTWISH, EPICA, BLIND GUARDIAN Singers Guest On New AYREON Album 'The Source'

"The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Simone Simons (EPICA), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA), and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X). "The Source" will be released on April 28 through AYREON's new label Mascot Label Group/Music ...

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ARCH ENEMY: Trailer For 'As The Stages Burn!' DVD

ARCH ENEMY will release a new live DVD, "As The Stages Burn!", on March 31 via Century Media. The set contains video footage of the band's largest stage production to date from their performance last summer at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. This performance marks the pinnacle of a highly successful album ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Vehicle Of Spirit' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"Vehicle Of Spirit", the new DVD/Blu-ray from Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, has registered the following first-week chart positions: #1: Finland #1: Germany #1: Sweden #2: Switzerland #3: Netherlands #5: Austria #9: Belgium #10: Spain #15: France "Vehicle Of Spirit" was released in Europe last month and will follow in the U.S. on January 6. It ...

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Vehicle Of Spirit - NIGHTWISH

Although he'd never publicly admit to it, main NIGHTWISH man and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen probably had more than his fair share of sleepless nights when Anette Olzon was fronting the band. Dismissed by NIGHTWISH's devoted fan base almost immediately, Olzon's routine health issues, inability to handle Tarja Turunen's material, and questionable stage presence (see YouTube ...

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PAIN: Watch Video For 'Coming Home' Title Track

The video for the song "Coming Home" from PAIN, the Swedish metal band led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's new album, which was released on September 9 through Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2011's "You Only Live Twice" features cover artwork ...

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NIGHTWISH: Third Trailer For 'Vehicle Of Spirit' DVD

After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalize their "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone, "Vehicle Of Spirit", in ...

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HEAVY MONTREAL On Hiatus In 2017

Concert promoter Evenko has announced that Heavy Montreal, the rendezvous of heavy music lovers, will be on hiatus in 2017 in order to return, stronger than ever, on July 28-29, 2018 at Parc Jean-Drapeau and on July 27, 2018 with Heavy In The City. "During the past eight editions of Heavy Montreal, we always focused ...

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NIGHTWISH: Second Trailer For 'Vehicle Of Spirit' DVD

After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalize their "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone, "Vehicle Of Spirit", in ...

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