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NIGHTWISH Mainman: We Are Not Looking For A TARJA Clone

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen has finished composing two new songs for the group's next studio album which is not expected to surface until 2007, the keyboardist revealed in a brand-new interview published in the Finnish newspaper Keskisuomalainen. According to Holopainen, the band are hoping to begin recording their next album in September 2006, but if ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Talks About Decision To Part Ways With Singer TARJA TURUNEN

Finnish weekly news magazine Suomen Kuvalehti has published a brand-new interview with NIGHTWISH mastermind Tuomas Holopainen regarding the band's decision to part ways with their longtime singer Tarja Turunen. The brief question-and-answer session follows (translated from Finnish): Q: Tarja Turunen has described the way you handled this whole affair as "cruel." Do you regret the ...

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NIGHTWISH Composer Is Sole Proprietor Of Band Name

In the wake of the sacking of the group's lead singer, Tarja Turunen, in the form of an "open letter" posted on the band's web site, NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen told the Finnish news agency STT on Monday (Oct. 24) that he and he alone owns the rights to the group's name. The four male ...

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NIGHTWISH Part Ways With Singer TARJA TURUNEN, Vow To Carry On

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) has issued the following "open letter" to the group's singer, Tarja Turunen: "Dear Tarja, "It's time to choose whether the story of NIGHTWISH ends here or whether it will still continue an undetermined period of time. We've been working with this creation for 9 years and we are not ready ...

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NIGHTWISH Frontwoman Guests On New SCHILLER Album

According to a posting on NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen's official web site, Tarja recorded a song with Christopher Von Deylen, mastermind of SCHILLER, shortly before the production of SCHILLER's new album was completed. Other guest musicians on the album include Moya Brennan, lead singer of Ireland's cult band CLANNAD and legendary Mike Oldfield, the creator ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Release Limited-Edition Live CD

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen will release a very-limited edition CD containing the recordings in Buenos Aires of the Concert of Noche Escandinava II (feturing Turunen) from April 2004. The album will be available exclusively through Turunen's web site, www.tarjaturunen.com, and the only CD pressing that will exist will be based on fans' pre-orders. Everyone that ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Announces More Solo Tour Dates

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen has added more tour dates to her Christmas concert tour. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Dec. 01 - Savonlinna-Sali - Savonlinna, FIN Dec. 03 - Kuusaa-Sali - Kuusankoski, FIN Dec. 06 - Passionskirche, Marheinekeplatz 1 - Berlin, GER Dec. 09 - Jona - Jugendkirche Frankfurt - Frankfurt, GER Dec. 12 ...

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Ashes - TRISTANIA

With the success of EVANESCENCE, NIGHTWISH and LACUNA COIL, pretty much any band with some Eurotrash tendencies and a sultry chick in a flowing dress is gonna get a second look from the world at large. But give TRISTANIA some credit — they've been at this for a while, back when this sub-genre of goth-metal ...

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NIGHTWISH Are Tops With Germany's ROCKANTENNE Listeners

Finland's NIGHTWISH recently added two more awards to their already impressive collection: The listeners of Rockantenne, the biggest rock and metal radio station in Southern Germany, named the group's "Once" CD and "Nemo" single the "Best Album" and "Best Song" of 2004, respectively. Other nominated artists included VELVET REVOLVER, ALTER BRIDGE, U2, and EUROPE. As ...

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NIGHTWISH Pick Up Five Awards At Finland's EMMA-GAALA

NIGHTWISH won five prizes at at the Emma-Gaala (Finnish Grammy Awards-equivalent), which were held Saturday (Feb. 26) at Kulttuuritalolla in Helsinki. According to a posting on the group's web site, the Tarja Turunen-fronted outfit took home the awards for Finland Metal Album Of The Year (for "Once"), Best Selling Album, Band Of The Year, Export-Emma ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fall U.S. Tour Cancelled

According to a posting on the web site of the Jaxx nightclub in West Springfield, VA, Finland's NIGHTWISH have cancelled their fall U.S. tour. The group were originally scheduled to tour the U.S. in April but ended up postponing those plans "due to commitments close to home on the part of vocalist Tarja ...

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NIGHTWISH: More Rescheduled U.S. Tour Dates Revealed

More dates have been announced for NIGHTWISH's rescheduled U.S. tour, which is now slated to kick off in early September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 06 - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - New York, NY Sep. 09 - Jaxx Nightclub - Springfield, VA Sep. 12 - House of Blues - ...

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NIGHTWISH: Rescheduled New York Date Announced

NIGHTWISH's April 25 show at B.B. King's in New York City has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 6, according to the venue's web site. All tickets from the Apr. 25 date will be honored on Sept. 6. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH's U.S. record label, Roadrunner, has confirmed that the group's previously announced U.S. headlining tour ...

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Label: Singer's 'Commitments' Caused NIGHTWISH's Tour Postponement

NIGHTWISH's U.S. record label, Roadrunner, has issued a statement confirming that the group's previously announced U.S. headlining tour has been postponed until the fall (as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Monday). The statement reads as follows: "Finnish band NIGHTWISH, due to tour the U.S. in April of 2005, have pushed the outing back several months. ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Help Promote MARTIN KESICI's Single

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen will be traveling to Germany the first week of February to do promotion with German "Star Search" winner Martin Kesici for their joint single "Leaving You For Me". The "Leaving You for Me" single is scheduled for release on January 31. The single will include the promotional video for the song, ...

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NIGHTWISH Frontwoman To Embark On Christmas Concert Tour

In the wake of the tremendous success of her Christmas solo single in Finland, NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen has agreed to embark on a Christmas concert tour in December 2005. Exact cities and dates will be announced during the coming months. As previously reported, Turunen's single, "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"), has been certified ...

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NIGHTWISH Frontwoman's Solo Single Certified Gold

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen's new solo single, "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"), has been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 5,000 copies (gold certification for albums is 15,000 copies). The single, which was released earlier this month, entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 2 and has since moved into ...

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NIGHTWISH Frontwoman's Solo Single Enters Finnish Chart At No. 2

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen's new solo single, "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"), entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 2. Debuting at No. 3 was the new single from APOCALYPTICA, "Bittersweet", featuring guest appearances fellow-countrymen Lauri Ylönen from THE RASMUS and Ville Valo from H.I.M. on vocals. View the whole chart at

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NIGHTWISH Singer Falls Ill, Band Postpone Sao Paulo Concert

NIGHTWISH were forced to postpone by one day their scheduled performance in Sao Paulo, Brazil after singer Tarja Turunen was taken ill. The concert will now take place on Sunday, December 5. NIGHTWISH will be teaming up with ANGRA for a Japanese tour next March. A U.K. tour will take place in February. A North ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer's Solo Single Details Revealed

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen's upcoming solo single will be called "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"). It will include two Christmas traditional Finnish songs with the production of Esa Nieminen at Finnvox studios: 01. En Etsi Valtaa, Loistoa (Melody: Jean Sibelius / Lyrics: Z. Topelius; translator unknown) 02. Kun Joulu On (Melody: Otto Kotilainen / ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Named Most Stylish Woman In Finland

According to a posting on her official web site, the Finnish daily newspaper Iltalehti has named NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen "The Most Stylish Woman in Finland." Iltalehti wrote, "NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has made her gothic-style perfect. Tarja like to dress to clothes that fits her music and her look. Strong colors and dramatic lines. ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Rejects EVANESCENCE Comparisons

In a recent interview with Greece's Metal-Temple.com webzine, NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen spoke about the incredible European commercial success of the band's latest album, "Once", and her plans for a classical career away from NIGHTWISH. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal-Temple.com: You've conquered Europe and the band is bigger than ever. Do ...

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NIGHTWISH Vocalist To Release Solo Single

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen recently spent time at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Esa Nieminen recording two traditional Finnish Christmas songs ("En Etsi Valtaa, Loistoa" and "Kun Joulu On") for her first-ever solo CD single, due in Finland in December. In other news, Tarja recently recorded guest vocals for German "Star Search" winner ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Launch Official Web Site

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen will launch her official web site, www.tarjaturunen.com, on Monday, September 20. As previously reported, the North American edition of NIGHTWISH's latest album, "Once", due October 5 via Roadrunner Records, will include extra material not found on the album's original European release: the bonus cuts "White Night Fantasy" (originally released ...

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