Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN: Solo Album Release Date Announced

August 9, 2007

Universal Music has set a November 9 German release date for the debut solo album from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, entitled "My Winter Storm". A single, "I Walk Alone", will precede the album in mid-October. The CD will feature a guest appearance by ANGRA guitarist Kiko Loureiro.

NIGHTWISH's final recording with Turunen, the "End of an Era" live DVD and CD, entered the German chart at a No. 3 and was certified gold in Finland the day after its release.

"End of an Era" contains recordings/footage of NIGHTWISH's final concert with Turunen, which took place on October 21, 2005 at the Hartwall arena in Helsinki, Finland. In addition to the live footage, the DVD includes a slideshow of pictures from the Hartwall show and a 55-minute documentary, "A Day Before Tomorrow", featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the band in the 15 days prior to the Hartwall show.

NIGHTWISH fired Turunen via an "open letter," which was given to the singer immediately following the Helsinki show. The group has since found a replacement vocalist, Swedish singer Anette Olzon, and is preparing to release the follow-up to 2004's "Once" in September.

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