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Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist Says THE DARK ELEMENT Project Gives Him Chance To Explore His Pop Side

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen about THE DARK ELEMENT, his new project featuring ex-NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how THE DARK ELEMENT came together: Jani: "It was actually ...

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TARJA Releases Video For Solo Version Of 'Feliz Navidad'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has released a video for her solo version of "Feliz Navidad". Check it out below. With Christmas only being less than three weeks away, earMUSIC and former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen have announced the release of a very special version of "Feliz Navidad": the Barbuda Relief And Recovery Charity Version. ...

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EDENBRIDGE Releases 'The Die Is Not Cast' Performance Video

Austrian symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE will release a new live album, "Live Momentum", on November 29. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, it will only be available through the band's webstore without any label support. "Live Momentum" track listing: 01. The Force Within (Intro) 02. Mystic River 03. Alight A New Tomorrow 04. Skyline's End 05. Shiantara ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'The Ghost And The Reaper' Video

THE DARK ELEMENT, the new musical project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, has released the official music video for the song "The Ghost And The Reaper". The track is taken from THE DARK ELEMENT's self-titled debut album, which is being released today (Friday, November 10) via Frontiers ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Making Of Debut Album (Video)

A nine-minute video featuring footage of former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen talking about their new collaborative project THE DARK ELEMENT can be seen below. THE DARK ELEMENT will release its self-titled debut album on November 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. Since word of this project got out, fans ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Thrash Anthems II' Medley Available

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release their new "best-of-old-school" album, "Thrash Anthems II", on November 10 via Nuclear Blast. An official medley of songs that will appear on the disc can be streamed below. A decade ago, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and re-imagining history could be. The follow-up ...

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LORDI: Video Of Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of LORDI's entire October 15 concert at at Volta in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. LORDI is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Monstereophonic: Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy", which was released in September 2106 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Scare Force One" was produced by Nino Laurenne ...

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DESTRUCTION: First Trailer For 'Thrash Anthems II' Collection Of Re-Recorded Classics

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release their new "best-of-old-school" album, "Thrash Anthems II", on November 10 via Nuclear Blast. The first trailer for the disc can be seen below. A decade ago, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and re-imagining history could be. The follow-up to 2007's "Thrash Anthems" is ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'My Sweet Mystery' Video

THE DARK ELEMENT, the new musical project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, will release its self-titled debut album on November 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official video for the song "My Sweet Mystery" can be seen below. Since word of this project got out, fans have ...

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DESTRUCTION To Release 'Thrash Anthems II' Collection Of Re-Recorded Classics In November

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release their new "best-of-old-school" album, "Thrash Anthems II", on November 10 via Nuclear Blast. A decade ago, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and re-imagining history could be. The follow-up to 2007's "Thrash Anthems" is ready to rock the metal world and shows how fans ...

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ARCH ENEMY's MICHAEL AMOTT Explains JEFF LOOMIS's Lack Of Songwriting Contributions To 'Will To Power'

U.K. journalist Malcolm Dome recently conducted an interview with ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and singer Alissa White-Gluz. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if ARCH ENEMY's lead guitarist of the last three years, Jeff Loomis (formerly of NEVERMORE), has contributed to the songwriting process for the band's new album, "Will To Power", ...

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Listen To MASTERPLAN's Reworked Version Of HELLOWEEN's 'Mr. Ego'

MASTERPLAN, which features former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, will release a new studio album titled "PumpKings" on July 28 via AFM. The effort consists of reworked versions of HELLOWEEN songs from albums that Grapow played on during his time in the legendary German power metal band. Included are three songs from HELLOWEEN's "Pink Bupples Go ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Says New RAINBOW Lineup Isn't 'Up To Snuff', Claims Fans 'Feel Disrespected' by RITCHIE BLACKMORE

Former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner has once again slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with a new group musicians instead of reforming RAINBOW with a more "authentic" lineup. Blackmore stepped away from his Renaissance-inspired brand of music with BLACKMORE'S ...

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'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song' Video Feat. Members Of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM

The official video for "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival, can be seen below. The clip, which was edited by Antti Kuivalainen and Ykä Järvinen, includes excerpts from Tuska 2015 and 2016 aftermovies as well as newly shot studio footage. The 12-inch vinyl version ...

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