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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Drops New Single, 'Pearl Diving'

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, will release its second album, "II - Those We Don't Speak Of", on September 3 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI's self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The ...

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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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WACKEN OPEN AIR Organizers Announce 'Mini' Heavy Metal Festival

The organizers of the long-running Wacken Open Air festival have announced Bullhead City, a mini edition of the world-famous heavy metal event. Set to take place September 16-18, 2021 in Wacken, Germany, the festival will feature several stages, including the main stage on the Bullhead City Plaza. Headlining the event will be NIGHTWISH, BLIND GUARDIAN ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN's Black Metal Project DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Finnish cult black/epic metallers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED, who feature in their ranks NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, have inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band's new album, "Angel Of Carnage Unleashed", will be DARKWOODS MY BETHROTHED's first collection of new songs since the release of "Witch-Hunts", which came out more than two decades ago. ...

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New NIGHTWISH Bassist Explains How He Landed Gig

WINTERSUN's Jukka Koskinen spoke to Kaaos TV about his new gig as the session bassist for NIGHTWISH's upcoming world tour in support of the "Human. :II: Nature." album. Koskinen joined NIGHTWISH as the replacement for Marco Hietala, who announced his departure from NIGHTWISH in January, explaining in a statement that he ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Recovering After Gallbladder Surgery

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen is recovering after undergoing gallbladder removal surgery. The Dutch-born vocalist, who resides in Sweden with her husband, SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl, revealed her health scare in a social media post earlier today (Wednesday, April 14). She shared a photo of herself enjoying the sun and surrounded by trees, and she wrote: ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Announces New Album 'The Enigma Birth' Feat. JAMES LABRIE, FABIO LIONE

Frontiers Music Srl will release the fourth album from TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, "The Enigma Birth", on June 18. Again featuring a slew of talented guest vocalists, the album sees the Finnish guitar maestro's skills on display once again. Today, the first single from the album, "Master Of Hell", featuring up-and-coming Brazilian vocalist Raphael Mendes (ICON ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Says Texas Is Her Favorite U.S. State

In the latest episode of her "Fan Friday" YouTube series, NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen was asked if she enjoys touring the United States. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yes, of course I do. It's a magnificent big country, and it's fantastic to just see all the different states and meet so many different people. ...

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The Last Horizon - IMPERIA

With the likes of NIGHTWISH, WITHIN TEMPATION, EPICA and BEYOND THE BLACK doing big and even bigger things, symphonic metal hardly needs an injection of fresh blood at this point and is doing far better than anyone could have predicted 25 years ago. But even though logic dictates that there is only so much room ...

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The Metal Opera By Magnus Karlsson - HEART HEALER

Barely nine months after the release of last year's magnificent "We Are The Night", relentless workaholic Magnus Karlsson has conjured yet another gloriously overblown celebration of metal and melody. This time around it's a full-blown concept album, replete with multiple vocalists playing an assortment of roles, but the essence of the Swede's eminently classy take ...

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BEHEMOTH: New Album Tentatively Due In The Fall

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have extended and expanded their contract with Nuclear Blast, which will now distribute the group's music worldwide outside of their home country. The band originally signed with Nuclear Blast Europe prior to the release of 2009's "Evangelion", but their next album — which is tentatively set for a fall 2021 release ...

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Riddles, Ruins & Revelations - SIRENIA

Symphonic metal is more popular than ever right now, which should mean that bands as consistent and distinctive as SIRENIA finally get the recognition they deserve. The Norwegians have arguably suffered a little for being so good at what they do, which is a fervently traditional take on the genre, but one infused with plenty ...

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NIGHTWISH's Virtual Concert Rescheduled For May

NIGHTWISH's interactive "An Evening with Nightwish In a Virtual World" concert experiences that will kick off the "Human. :II: Nature." world tour have been rescheduled from March to May due to changes in the band's touring schedule. The new dates are Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29, 2021. Tickets purchased for the original dates ...

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Official NIGHTWISH Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In March

NIGHTWISH gets the jigsaw puzzle treatment in March 2021. Zee Productions will release "Human. :II: Nature." , "Century Child" and "Once" on the Rock Saws imprint. The iconic arts of some of rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in puzzle form for the first time ever. All 500-piece puzzles come in a ...

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THERION Drops Music Video For 'Tuonela' Feat. Ex-NIGHTWISH Bassist/Vocalist MARKO HIETALA

Sweden's symphonic metal pioneers THERION have released the official music video for the song "Tuonela". The track, which features a guest appearance by former NIGHTWISH singer and bassist Marko "Marco" Hietala on vocals, is taken from the band's 17th studio album, "Leviathan", which arrives today (January 22) via Nuclear Blast. THERION mastermind Christofer Johnsson comments: ...

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