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FLOOR JANSEN: 'No, I Won't' Quit NIGHTWISH

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen and Tuomas Holopainen have shot down rumors that the singer will leave the band after welcoming her first child in early 2017 during the group's previously announced year-long break. Speaking to Mariskal Rock TV, the keyboardist and main songwriter said: "It's just a little break that we're taking for about a year ...

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FLOOR JANSEN Recalls 'Goosebump Moment' When NIGHTWISH Was Joined On Stage By RICHARD DAWKINS

HardrockHaven.net conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen earlier in the year during the band's U.S. headlining tour. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fan response to NIGHTWISH's latest album, 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful": Floor: "The one thing that sticks ...

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BROTHER FIRETRIBE Feat. NIGHTWISH Guitarist: 'Taste Of A Champion' Single Out Now

BROTHER FIRETRIBE — the melodic rock maestros from Finland featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen — have released their new single, "Taste Of A Champion", via Spinefarm Records; this is the first new music unveiled by the five-piece since their 2014 album, "Diamond In The Firepit". The BROTHER FIRETRIBE catalog is completed by the "Breakout" album ...

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Video Premiere: EVERGREY's 'The Impossible'

"The Impossible", the new video from Swedish metallers EVERGREY, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. "The Impossible" is taken from EVERGREY's new album, "The Storm Within", which was released ...

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Video Premiere: SONATA ARCTICA's 'Life'

"Life", the new Ville Juurikkala-directed video from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new studio album, "The Ninth Hour", which will be released on October 7 through Nuclear Blast. Commented SONATA ARCTICA frontman Tony Kakko: "I tried desperately to have at least one positive, uplifting ...

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Video Premiere: AMON AMARTH's 'Raise Your Horns'

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have released the official music video for the song "Raise Your Horns". The clip, which can be seen below, which features cameos from figures across metal, sports, television and horror cinema, including King Diamond, Zakk Wylde, Dave Mustaine, members of SLAYER, DISTURBED, MACHINE HEAD, BEHEMOTH, NIGHTWISH and many other bands, ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer FLOOR JANSEN Is Four Months Pregnant

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen has revealed that she is four months pregnant. The singer, whose partner is SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl, is expected to welcome her first child next year while NIGHTWISH is off the road for the band's previously announced year-long break. NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen told TeamRock: ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Teaser For 'Life' Video

A teaser for "Life", the new video from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, can be seen below. The full clip will be released next week. The song is taken from the band's new studio album, "The Ninth Hour", which will be released on October 7 through Nuclear Blast. Commented SONATA ARCTICA frontman Tony Kakko: "I ...

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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Launches New Project With Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist JANI LIIMATAINEN

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the launch of a new musical partnership between singer Anette Olzon and producer/songwriter/guitar player Jani Liimatainen for a new studio album, to be released in mid-to-late 2017. Anette is mostly known for being the immaculate voice on hit albums from NIGHTWISH such as "Dark Passion Play" and "Imaginareum". Jani has ...

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Video Premiere: PAIN's 'A Wannabe'

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

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PAIN: Second 'Coming Home' Track-By-Track Breakdown Video

The second track-by-track breakdown video for "Coming Home", the new album from PAIN, the Swedish metal band led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, can be seen below. Due on September 9 through Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2011's "You Only Live Twice" features cover artwork by Stefan Heilemann. Since the beginning of his career ...

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PAIN: First 'Coming Home' Track-By-Track Breakdown Video

The first track-by-track breakdown video for "Coming Home", the new album from PAIN, the Swedish metal band led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, can be seen below. Due on September 9 through Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2011's "You Only Live Twice" features cover artwork by Stefan Heilemann. Since the beginning of his career ...

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EVERGREY: Watch Lyric Video For 'Passing Through'

The official lyric video for "Passing Through", a new song from Swedish metallers EVERGREY, can be seen below. The track is taken from EVERGREY's new album, "The Storm Within", which will be released on September 9 via AFM. While this may come off as music industry lip service in honor of the quintet, anyone who ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Second Trailer For 'The Ninth Hour' Album

Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA will release its ninth album, titled "The Ninth Hour", on October 7 via Nuclear Blast. Once again, the CD was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen to create a typical yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016. The ...

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NIGHTWISH Rejoined By Drummer JUKKA NEVALAINEN At Unofficial 20th-Anniversary Concert (Video)

Finnish-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were rejoined by drummer Jukka Nevalainen during their unofficial 20th-anniversary concert at Himos Park in Jämsä, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance on the song "Last Ride Of The Day" can be seen below. Nevalainen announced in August 2014 that he was taking a break from his duties as NIGHTWISH's ...

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Watch TARJA TURUNEN Perform With WITHIN TEMPTATION At Germany's M'ERA LUNA

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen joined Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION on stage on August 14 at M'Era Luna festival at Flugplatz Hildesheim-Drispenstedt in Hildesheim, Germany to perform the song "Paradise (What About Us?)". Professionally filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The studio version of "Paradise (What About Us?)" — also ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: First Trailer For 'The Ninth Hour' Album

Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA will release its ninth album, titled "The Ninth Hour", on October 7 via Nuclear Blast. Once again, the CD was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen to create a typical yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016. The ...

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Video Premiere: EVERGREY's 'The Paradox Of The Flame'

"The Paradox Of The Flame", the new video from Swedish metallers EVERGREY, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. "The Paradox Of The Flame" is taken from EVERGREY's new album, ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Talks About 'The Shadow Self' Album - Part 4

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has released another video clip in which she talks about her latest heavy rock album, "The Shadow Self", which was released on August 5 via earMUSIC. Check it out below. "The Shadow Self" track listing: 01. Innocence 02. Demons In You (feat. ARCH ENEMY's Alissa White-Gluz) 03. No Bitter End ...

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