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NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA Admits To Being 'A Little' Nervous About Release Of 'Pyre Of The Black Heart' Solo Album

NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala (a.k.a. Marko Hietala) recently signed with Nuclear Blast for the release of the English version of his solo album, "Pyre Of The Black Heart". The effort, which was issued in Finland this past May under the title "Mustan Sydämen Rovio", will arrive on January 24. Speaking to Australia's

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Decades: Live In Buenos Aires - NIGHTWISH

NIGHTWISH were always a strong live act. Whether fronted by the elegantly reticent Tarja Turunen or the ill-fated but underrated Anette Olzon, the Finnish symphonic metal titans have such a bombastic and grandiose sound that failing to project beyond the front row was never a realistic option. But it was with the arrival of Floor ...

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SYMPHONY X Singer RUSSELL ALLEN Teams Up With Ex-NIGHTWISH Frontwoman ANETTE OLZON In ALLEN/OLZON

Noted progressive metal vocalists Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) and Anette Olzon (THE DARK ELEMENT, ex-NIGHTWISH) will release a collaborative album in 2020. The project — which will apparently be released under the moniker ALLEN/OLZON — is included in a short preview video of Frontiers Music Srl's 2020 releases. Amazon.de also currently lists an ...

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DEF LEPPARD And MISFITS To Headline Mexico's DOMINATION Festival

DEF LEPPARD and MISFITS wll headline the 2020 edition of the Domination festival, set to take place May 1-2 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico. The billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, May 1 DEF LEPPARD RANCID OPETH SONATA ARCTICA LACUNA COIL DROPKICK MURPHYS KROKUS BEAST IN BLACK SCAR SYMMETRY POWER ...

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NIGHTWISH Is Still Mixing New Album

Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH are putting the finishing touches on their new album for a spring 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. "As we speak, Tuomas [Holopainen, keyboardist and main songwriter] is at a studio in Helsinki, Finnvox Studios, mixing the album, still for a couple of days until we all head off somewhere for holidays," ...

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NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA To Release English Version Of His Solo Album, 'Pyre Of The Black Heart', In January

NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala (a.k.a. Marko Hietala) has signed with Nuclear Blast for the release of the English version of his solo album, "Pyre Of The Black Heart". The effort, which was issued in Finland this past May under the title "Mustan Sydämen Rovio", will arrive on January 24. Hietala describes the style of the ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Stresses Importance Of Music Education

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen has stressed the importance of music education, saying that her "dedication at school" allowed her to become "more confident" in herself. Earlier today, the Dutch singer tweeted: "If I hadn't had passionate music teachers in my high school, I might never have started singing. I was the bullied, insecure kid who ...

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Watch NIGHTWISH Perform 'Slaying The Dreamer' From 'Decades: Live In Buenos Aires' Blu-Ray

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release "Decades: Live In Buenos Aires" on December 6 as a Blu-ray digibook, 2CD digipak, Blu-ray+2CD earbook and 3LP via Nuclear Blast. The set was recorded on September 30, 2018 at Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the "Decades" tour in support of the band's compilation album of the ...

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Songs The Night Sings - THE DARK ELEMENT

Although her contribution to the NIGHTWISH story will be overshadowed by those of her predecessor and successor, Anette Olzon always had the right voice for bright and pop-driven symphonic metal. In many ways, THE DARK ELEMENT is a much more fitting project for her talents. On "Songs The Night Sings", the Scandinavian band keep the ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Not Your Monster' Music Video

The official music video for the song "Not Your Monster" from THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, can be seen below. The track is taken from THE DARK ELEMENT's second album, "Songs The Night Sings", which will be released on November 8 via ...

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Watch NIGHTWISH Perform 'Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean' From 'Decades: Live In Buenos Aires' Blu-Ray

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release "Decades: Live In Buenos Aires" on December 6 as a Blu-ray digibook, 2CD digipak, Blu-ray+2CD earbook and 3LP via Nuclear Blast. The set was recorded on September 30, 2018 at Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the "Decades" tour in support of the band's compilation album of the ...

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NIGHTWISH Announces Fall 2020 European Headlining Tour

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall of 2020. The band had already announced a show in Amsterdam — which sold more than 15,000 tickets in just a few days — swiftly followed up by an additional concert at the same venue, alongside shows in Russia, Belarus ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'The Pallbearer Walks Alone' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "The Pallbearer Walks Alone" from THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, can be seen below. The track is taken from THE DARK ELEMENT's second album, "Songs The Night Sings", which will be released on November 8 ...

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NIGHTWISH To Release 'Decades: Live In Buenos Aires' In December

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release "Decades: Live In Buenos Aires" on December 6 as a Blu-ray digibook, 2CD digipak, Blu-ray+2CD earbook and 3LP via Nuclear Blast. The set was recorded on September 30, 2018 at Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the "Decades" tour in support of the band's compilation album of the ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Announces Solo Tour

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen will embark on a short solo tour of the Netherlands in January 2020. During the trek, she will perform songs that she originally sang during her recent appearance on the Dutch reality TV show "Beste Zangers" ("Best Singers"), as well as select tracks from her career. Tour dates: Jan. 23 - ...

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NIGHTWISH Is Filming Music Video For Upcoming Album: 'It's Unlike Anything We Have Ever Done Before'

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH are filming the first music video for their forthcoming studio album. Singer Floor Jansen posted a selfie earlier today (Tuesday, October 1) on her Twitter, along with the following message: "I'm in Helsinki with @NightwishBand to make a music video for our upcoming new album! It's unlike anything we have ever ...

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TARJA TURUNEN On Possibility Of Reunion With NIGHTWISH: 'I Don't See Anything Happening With Me And Them'

Tarja Turunen recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about her December 2017 onstage reunion with NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala during a "Raskasta Joulua" concert in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Asked if performing with her former bandmate was a nerve-wracking experience, Tarja said: "Naturally, I was nervous. I hadn't seen Marco in 12 years; we ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Songs The Night Sings' Video

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, will release its second album, "Songs The Night Sings", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen, who has previously worked with VOLBEAT and AMARANTHE, among ...

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TARJA: Audio Samples Of Entire 'In The Raw' Album

Audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on "In The Raw", the forthcoming studio album from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be streamed below. The disc will be released on August 30 via earMUSIC. As the saying goes, not all that glitters is gold. But then again, not all that ...

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CLÉMENTINE DELAUNEY Says VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Wants To 'Redefine The Borders' Of Symphonic Metal

Led by NIGHTWISH and with EPICA, DELAIN and WITHIN TEMPTATION also making headway, symphonic metal is often pigeonholed because of the bombastic traits so intrinsic to its sound. The style's formula is often duplicated by bands from all corners of the globe presenting lineups similar in formation, usually with a lone female frontwoman joined by ...

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Video Premiere: TARJA's 'Tears In Rain'

The official video for "Tears In Rain", the new single from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be seen below. The song is taken from her upcoming studio album, "In The Raw", which will be released on August 30 via earMUSIC. The clip finds the golden-voiced singer engaging in some roller derby. While training to ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Keyboardist/Vocalist LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT To Release 'Martyr' Solo Album In October

CRADLE OF FILTH keyboardist and vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft, an accomplished singer, songwriter, harpist, and pianist in her own right, will release her debut solo album on October 7. "Martyr", co-written by former EVANESCENCE drummer Rocky Gray, offers eleven tracks of entrancing gothic rock, influenced by Schoolcraft's background in classical music. Fans of EVANESCENCE, NIGHTWISH, and ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Songs The Night Sings' Album Due In November

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, will release its second album, "Songs The Night Sings", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen, who has previously worked with VOLBEAT and AMARANTHE, among ...

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