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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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The Inheritance Of Beauty - WINTERAGE

Even as this year begins to look like an even shittier version of 2020, there are always opportunities to be transported away to more glittering, grandiose and welcoming realms. Aspiring purveyors of a very Italian strain of symphonic power metal, WINTERAGE may yet lack the incisive compositional flair to propel them to the top of ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN On People's Fascination With Her Height: 'I Don't Really Understand Why It Matters'

In a recent interview with the Swedish smartphone app BandBond, NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen discussed people's fascination with her height. The 39-year-old Dutch-born singer, who lives in Sweden with her husband, SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl, said (see video below): "I'm taller than most women, and I'm taller — depending on where I am in the ...

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Watch NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Sing 'Ave Maria'

A video of NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen singing, "Ave Maria", an 1825 Franz Schubert composition dedicated to Mother Mary, can be seen below. The music for Floor's version was arranged by Tommy Johansson. Last month, Jansen released her cover version of the song "Let It Go" from the Disney movie "Frozen". She revealed that she got ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Recruits TARJA TURUNEN For 'I Will Be Gone' Single

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will release a new five-track single, "I Will Be Gone", on April 9, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will include an exclusive new version of the band's achingly beautiful ballad "I Will Be Gone", re-recorded with former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen. "I Will Be Gone" gets an altogether new ...

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Watch Former NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN And Current Vocalist FLOOR JANSEN Chat About Life And Music

On Tuesday, December 8, former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen took part in an Instagram Live chat with current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen. You can now watch th entire 48-minute discussion below. Speaking about how she has been spending her coronavirus downtime, Floor said: "I'm writing new music. I would like to release a solo record ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Covers HEART's 'Alone' (Video)

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen has released her cover version of the HEART classic "Alone". A video of her rendition, featuring music by Joost Van Den Broek, can be seen below. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of her "Alone" video, the Dutch-born vocalist wrote: "Picking Alone from @thebandheart (HEART) as my second cover on YouTube ...

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