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It's Official: NIGHTWISH Parts Ways With Singer ANETTE OLZON

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have issued the following statement: "Another chapter of the NIGHTWISH story has ended today. NIGHTWISH and [singer] Anette Olzon have decided to part company, in mutual understanding, for the good of all parties involved. "In recent times it has become increasingly obvious that the direction and the needs of the band ...

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NIGHTWISH In Denver: A Night Without ANETTE OLZON

KAMELOT backing singers Elize Ryd (also of AMARANTHE) and Alissa White-Gluz (also of THE AGONIST) filled in for NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon last night (Friday, September 28) at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado after Olzon was taken ill and had to be hospitalized. Photos of last night's concert can be seen below (courtesy of ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Explains Denver Concert Absence

KAMELOT backing singers Elize Ryd (also of AMARANTHE) and Alissa White-Gluz (also of THE AGONIST) filled in for NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon last night (Friday, September 28) at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado after Olzon was taken ill and had to be hospitalized. In a posting on her official blog, Olzon wrote earlier today, ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: 'Act I' Mediabook Unboxing Video

Video footage of the unboxing of the mediabook version of "Act I", the first-ever live solo album from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be seen below. The effort will be unleashed to North American fans on September 4 in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-ray format via the Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, in conjunction with ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: Extended 'Act I' Trailer Released

An extended trailer for "Act I", the first-ever live solo album from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be seen below. The effort will be unleashed to North American fans on September 4 in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-ray format via the Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC. The first-ever live ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: 'Into The Sun' Video Released

"Into The Sun", the new video from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be seen below. The track comes off Tarja's first-ever live solo album, "Act I", which will be unleashed to North American fans on September 4 in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-ray format via the Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: 'Into The Sun' Single Artwork Unveiled

Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, has announced the release of the first-ever live solo album from Finnish singer Tarja Turunen. Entitled "Act I", the release will be unleashed to North American fans on September 4 in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-ray format. The first-ever live audio/video offering from the former ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: 'Act I' Teaser Trailer Released

Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, has announced the release of the first-ever live solo album from Finnish singer Tarja Turunen. Entitled "Act I", the release will be unleashed to North American fans on September 4 in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-ray format. The first-ever live audio/video offering from the former ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: 'Act I' CD Cover Artwork Unveiled

Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, has announced the release of the first-ever live solo album from Finnish singer Tarja Turunen. Entitled "Act I", the release will be unleashed to North American fans on September 4 in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-ray format. The cover artwork for the CD can now ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: 'Act I' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, has announced the release of the first-ever live solo album from Finnish singer Tarja Turunen. Entitled "Act I", the release will be unleashed to North American fans on September 4 in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-ray format. The cover artwork can now be seen below. ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: 'Act I' Track Listing Revealed

Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, has announced the release of the first ever live solo album from Finnish singer Tarja Turunen. Entitled "Act I", the release will be unleashed to North American fans on September 4 in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-ray format. The first ever live audio/video offering from ...

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TARJA TURUNEN To Release 'Into The Sun' Single

earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based rock branch of Edel Group, has set an August 24 release date for "Act I", the new concert CD, DVD and Blu-ray from former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen. The effort was recorded on March 30 and March 31 at Teatro El Círculo in Rosario, Argentina. Each of the two shows featured ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: 'Act I' CD, DVD, Blu-Ray Due In August

earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based rock branch of Edel Group, has set an August 27 release date for "Act I", the new concert CD, DVD and Blu-ray from former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen. The effort was recorded on March 30 and March 31 at Teatro El Círculo in Rosario, Argentina. Each of the two shows featured ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Working On Concert DVD, Music For Next Studio Album

Former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen had her March 30 and March 31 performances at Teatro El Círculo in Rosario, Argentina professionally filmed for her upcoming concert DVD, "Act I", tentatively due before the end of the year. Each of the two shows featured a different setlist with the exception of five songs, including three tracks ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Interviewed On 'Lokaos Rock Show' (Video)

Dani Buarque of the "Lokaos Rock Show" recently conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen. You can now watch the chat below. Turunen's new project, HARUS, in December released a CD/DVD/Blu-ray, entitled "In Concert - Live At Sibelius Hall". The HARUS live album/DVD was made available worldwide by earMUSIC in collaboration with Edel's ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Interviewed On Brazil's 'Wikimetal' (Audio)

Brazil's Wikimetal podcast recently conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen. You can now stream the podcast using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Turunen interview begins around the five-minute mark.) Turunen's new project, HARUS, in December released a CD/DVD/Blu-ray, entitled "In Concert - Live At Sibelius Hall". The HARUS live ...

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Former BLAZE BAYLEY Drummer Joins RAVEN LORD

Multi-national heavy metal act RAVEN LORD has announced the addition of former BLAZE BAYLEY drummer Lawrence "Larry" Paterson (BLAZE BAYLEY, CHOKEHOLD, SINOCENCE, ARBITRATER) to the group's ranks. Commented the band: "Larry lives in U.K. and comes with tour experience. Larry will be handling the drum duties and completes RAVEN LORD's lineup." Preliminary work on a ...

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FINNISH METAL AWARDS: Winners Announced

TURISAS was the big winner at the Finnish Metal Awards, which was held Saturday night (February 18) during the Finnish Metal Expo (the main event of Helsinki Metal Meeting) at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. The winners were selected by the general public in the months preceding the event, by Internet and SMS. In ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Interviewed In Ljubljana (Video)

Tarja Turunen was interviewed by MMC RTV when the former NIGHTWISH singer performed at Kino Siska in Ljubljana Slovenia on January 22. You can watch the chat below. Turunen's new project, HARUS, in December released a CD/DVD/Blu-ray, entitled "In Concert - Live At Sibelius Hall". The HARUS live album/DVD was made available worldwide by earMUSIC ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Performs In Slovakia; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's January 20 performance at Majestic Music Club in Bratislava, Slovakia can be seen below. Turunen's new project, HARUS, last month released a CD/DVD/Blu-ray, entitled "In Concert - Live At Sibelius Hall". The HARUS live album/DVD was made available worldwide by earMUSIC in collaboration with Edel's classic ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Interviewed In Czech Republic (Video)

Rockmax.cz conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen before her January 13 concert in Zlín, Czech Republic. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is footage of the Zlín performance. Turunen's new project, HARUS, last month released a CD/DVD/Blu-ray, entitled "In Concert - Live At Sibelius Hall". The HARUS live album/DVD ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Performs In Lithuania; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's January 17 performance at Forum Palace in in Vilnius, Lithuania can be seen below. Turunen's new project, HARUS, last month released a CD/DVD/Blu-ray, entitled "In Concert - Live At Sibelius Hall". The HARUS live album/DVD was made available worldwide by earMUSIC in collaboration with Edel's classic ...

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HEVEIN Releases New Digital EP

Finnish metallers HEVEIN — who feature in their ranks former APOCALYPTICA and current TARJA TURUNEN cellist Max Liljahave released a new digital EP containing three new songs ("Spineless", "V", "Gentle Anarchy") and a newly mixed version of "Nor" (originally released as a single in 2011). The tracks were recorded at Sonic ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: New Audio Interview Available

Greece's Rock Overdose recently conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Turunen's new project, HARUS, has just released a CD/DVD/Blu-ray, entitled "In Concert - Live At Sibelius Hall". The HARUS live album/DVD was made available worldwide by earMUSIC in ...

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One Bullet Left - SINNER

Bassist/vocalist Mat Sinner is all about the rock, and the metal for that matter; he's just an all-around prolific music veteran, whether PRIMAL FEAR, VOODOO CIRCLE, or his truest love SINNER. This time Mat brings a three-guitar attack with six-stringers Alex Beyrodt (PRIMAL FEAR, VOODOO CIRCLE), Christof Leim (THE NEW BLACK), and Alex Scholpp (TARJA, ...

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