EPICA Singer In Talks To Replace TARJA In NIGHTWISH?

November 17, 2006

According to the Finnish weekly celebrity gossip magazine Katso, NIGHTWISH leader Tuomas Holopainen and the group's manager Ewo Rytkönen have been in contact with EPICA singer Simone Simons possibly taking over the frontwoman position in NIGHTWISH. It is rumored that Tuomas and Ewo became convinced that Simone was capable of of being the next NIGHTWISH vocalist after seeing Simone perform with EPICA at this year's Tuska Festival in Helsinki.

Katso contacted EPICA's tour manager Jeps Salfischberger, who was aware of the rumors but wouldn't confirm them to be true or false. According to Jeps, "EPICA is currently on break — that's all I can say about it."

Whether the rumors turn out to be true or not, Tuomas Holopainen has stated that the name of the new NIGHTWISH vocalist will not be announced until next spring.

For more information on Simone Simons, visit her MySpace page.

(Thanks: www.finmetalnews.com)

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