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PAIN Bassist To Sit Out European Tour

Bassist Johan Husgafvel of Swedish industrial metallers PAIN will sit out the band's upcoming European headlining tour for "family" reasons. His temporary replacement will be Andre Skaug (CLAWFINGER), who previously toured with PAIN in 2007. Commented Johan: "The forthcoming PAIN tour is just about to start and I'm completely sure that all of the shows ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer's 'Ever Dream' Audition Demo Posted Online

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Anette Olzon has uploaded the demo recording that she sent to the band in November 2005 which led to her being hired to replace Tarja Turunen as the Finnish group's lead singer. The track, her version of the 2002 NIGHTWISH single "Ever Dream" (from 2002's "Century Child" album), can be streamed below. Around ...

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NIGHTWISH, CLOUDSCAPE Singers To Guest On New ALYSON AVENUE Album

Singer Anette Olzon's pre-NIGHTWISH band, the Swedish AOR act ALYSON AVENUE, will release its third album, "Changes", on June 19 through the group's own label Avenue of Allies. The CD was co-produced by Chris Laney (real name: Ulf Larsson), who has previously worked with H.E.A.T., CRAZY LIXX and BRIAN ROBERTSON, among others. Guest musicians on ...

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NIGHTWISH's ANETTE OLZON: Vocal Warm-Up Videos Posted Online

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon recently completed tracking all the vocal parts for the band's new album, "Imaginarium" at Finnvox studios in Pitjnmki, Helsinki, Finland. Olzon was forced to delay the start of her recording sessions for "Imaginarium" because she needed a longer recovery period after she suffered broken ribs in a fall. The band's keyboardist ...

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NIGHTWISH Members Discuss 'Imaginarium' Songwriting And Recording Process (Video)

Genelec, the Finnish manufacturer of high-quality active home theater loudspeaker systems, visited Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH during the recording sessions for their long-awaited new album, "Imaginarium", at Petrax studios in Finland with world-renowned mixing engineer Mikko Karmila. The eight-minute clip, which can be seen below, features keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen and bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala talking about ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer's Studio Report

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon recently completed tracking all the vocal parts for the band's new album, "Imaginarium", and the mixing sessions for the CD began on April 13. Olzon was forced to delay the start of her recording sessions for "Imaginarium" because she needed a longer recovery period after she suffered broken ribs in a ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Imaginarium' Mixing Sessions To Begin Today

According to a post on NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon's official blog, she has completed tracking all the vocal parts for the band's new album, "Imaginarium", and the mixing sessions for the CD are scheduled to begin today (Wednesday, April 13). Olzon was forced to delay the start of her recording sessions for "Imaginarium" because she ...

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PAIN: First 'You Only Live Twice' Trailer Released

The first in a series of trailers for "You Only Live Twice", the seventh album from PAIN, the Swedish industrial metal outfit led by musician and producer Peter Tägtgren, can be viewed below. The CD will be released on June 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. "You Only Live Twice" final track listing: 01. Let Me ...

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PAIN: 'You Only Live Twice' Artwork Unveiled

PAIN, the Swedish industrial metal outfit led by musician and producer Peter Tägtgren, will release its seventh album, "You Only Live Twice", on June 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. "You Only Live Twice" final track listing: 01. Let Me Out 02. Feed The Demons 03. The Great Pretender 04. You Only Live Twice 05. Dirty ...

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PAIN Mainman Confirms New Album Title

Swedish industrial metal outfit PAIN, the solo project of musician and producer Peter Tägtgren, will release its seventh album, "You Only Live Twice", on June 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented Tägtgren: "[The title] has nothing to do with James Bond. I am sure i will hear this for the rest of my life! The ...

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NIGHTWISH: New Album Vocal Recordings Postponed

The vocal recording sessions for the new NIGHTWISH album, "Imaginarium", have been postponed until April 4 in order to allow the band's singer, Anette Olzon, a longer recovery period after she suffered broken ribs in a recent fall. She writes on her blog, "me, [NIGHTWISH manager Ewo Pohjola of King Foo Entertainment Ltd.] and [NIGHTWISH ...

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PAIN: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers PAIN, who are led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, will release their as-yet-untitled new album on June 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Cynic Paradise" was recently described by NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon — who also happens to be the girlfriend of PAIN bassist Johan Husgafvel — as "more aggressive" ...

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NIGHTWISH: Exclusive New Album Details Revealed

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen has revealed more details about the band's upcoming "Imaginarium" album and movie project exclusively to Petri Silas of Finland's Soundi magazine. In an interview that was conducted on February 13, just prior to Tuomas flying over to London to oversee the recording of the album's orchestral parts and choir sections, Holopainen ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Enter Studio In March

Singer Anette Olzon of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will enter the studio in March to begin laying down her vocals for the band's next album, "Imaginarium". Writing on her official blog, Anette states, "Just got an e-mail from [NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen] from [the studio in] London [where he is overseeing the ...

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NIGHTWISH Reveals Concept For Next Album

In the midst of recording a new album, Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been preparing a movie. "Imaginarium" is a music fantasy film based on the forthcoming NIGHTWISH album of the same title and its 13 songs. The protagonist of the film is a songwriter with an otherworldly imagination. He is an old man who ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Issues New Album Update

Keyboardist/songwriter Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH has issued the following update: "In the excitement of Yuletide magic I wrote there would be secrets revealed at the end of January. "There are big things happening within and around the NIGHTWISH camp but the Big Boys and Bosses just sent me an ultimatum to keep ...

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