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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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NIGHTWISH: Second 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 Singer And PAGAN'S MIND Guitarist Join Forces In NORTHWARD

It was during the "all-star jam" at ProgPower USA festival in 2007 when current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad spontaneously joined forces on stage for some cover songs and noticed a certain creative magic between them. Although the two musicians had never met before, they soon discovered their mutual ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Says New Project AURI 'Opened All The Floodgates When It Comes To Writing Songs For NIGHTWISH'

Finland's Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with the members of AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela and NIGHTWISH multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of AURI: Tuomas: "2011 was ...

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NIGHTWISH: First 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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