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Former And Current Members Of NIGHTWISH, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP To Perform Hard Rock Classics With Sweden Symphony Orchestra

This summer's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival will feature the debut appearance of an absolutely massive project. The Sweden Rock Symphony Orchestra is a grand symphony orchestra with 48 musicians and a choir who, together with a band and six invited guest star vocalists, will e perform newly arranged, well-known hard rock and metal ...

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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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