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TARJA's 'Act II': Official Unboxing Video

The official unboxing video for former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's brand new release, "Act II", can be seen below. "Victim Of Ritual" was recorded live at the Woodstock festival in Poland and can be seen below. Filmed during Tarja's world tour "The Shadow Shows", during which the influential heavy rock singer circled the world 7.5 ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Has 'Written About 80 Or 90 Percent Of The Material' For Next NIGHTWISH Album

Earlier this month, NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen took part in a question-and-answer session at the Kitee International Music And Art Festival in Kitee, Finland. You can now watch the discussion below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for NIGHTWISH's follow-up to 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" record, Tuomas said: "The next album is ...

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TARJA Releases 'Victim Of Ritual' Performance Video From 'Act II'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has revealed the latest song from her brand new live-art-album and video "Act II". "Victim Of Ritual" was recorded live at the Woodstock festival in Poland and can be seen below. Filmed during Tarja's world tour "The Shadow Shows", during which the influential heavy rock singer circled the world 7.5 ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: Second Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part One (Video)

The first in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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NIGHTWISH Vocalist FLOOR JANSEN On Choosing Setlist For 'Decades' Tour: 'You Can Never Please Everybody; It's Impossible'

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen participated in a question-and-answer session prior to the band's appearance at this year's FortaRock festival, which was held last month at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Video footage can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On choosing the setlist for the group's current tour in support ...

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Video Premiere: KORPIKLAANI's 'Harmaja'

The official video for the song "Harmaja" from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), which will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The "Harmaja" clip was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who has previously worked with NIGHTWISH, BEAST IN BLACK and ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Has '70, 80 Percent Of The Material Written' For Next NIGHTWISH Album

Metal Wani's Prathamesh Hoshing conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist/songwriter Tuomas Holopainen at this year's Hellfest, which was held last month in Clisson, France. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing some of NIGHTWISH's lesser-known and deep catalog songs during their recent "Decades" tour: Tuomas: ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: First Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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TARJA Releases 'Undertaker' Performance Video From 'Act II'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has revealed the second song from her brand new live-art-album and video "Act II". "Undertaker" was recorded live in Milan, Italy and showcases a slightly different side of the Finnish queen of symphonic rock. Filmed during Tarja's world tour "The Shadow Shows", during which the influential heavy rock singer circled ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE's 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' To Feature Members Of OVERKILL, NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, Others

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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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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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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