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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...
April 10, 2021
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What Does NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Think Of All The 'Ghost Love Score' Reaction Videos?

In the latest episode of her "1 Minute Fan Friday" YouTube series, NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen was asked what she thinks of all the reaction videos from vocal coaches and other musicians to her performing the song "Ghost Love Score". She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have been...
April 3, 2021
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The Metal Opera By Magnus Karlsson

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 assort...
March 9, 2021
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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...
December 26, 2020
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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...
December 24, 2020
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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 musi...
December 9, 2020
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Former NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN Announces Instagram Live Chat With Current Vocalist FLOOR JANSEN

This Tuesday, December 8, former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen will take part in an Instagram Live chat with current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen. The discussion will start at 19:30 CET / 1:30 p.m. EST / 10:30 a.m. PST. Tarja announced the chat via her Facebook page on Sunday (December 6). She w...
December 7, 2020
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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 @theband...
November 28, 2020
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TARJA TURUNEN: 'Music Has Saved Me'

In a new interview with Heavy New York, former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was asked if she ever thinks about the impact a song will have on the listener while she is working on new music. She responded (hear audio below): "Not necessarily I'm thinking about when I sit down to write a song how wi...
November 28, 2020
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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Covers 'Let It Go' From DISNEY Movie 'Frozen' (Video)

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen has released her cover version of the song "Let It Go" from the Disney movie "Frozen". The Dutch-born vocalist revealed that she got the inspiration to record the track through her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter Freja, who has been listening to it and singing it "for mon...
November 14, 2020
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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Is 'Proud' Of Her Performance On 'Dark Passion Play' Album

Anette Olzon says that she is "proud" of her performance on NIGHTWISH's "Dark Passion Play" album. Olzon originally joined NIGHTWISH in 2007 and recorded two studio LPs with the band before being dismissed in 2012 in the middle of the group's North American tour. She was replaced by former AFTER FOR...
September 28, 2020
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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Is Working On Second Solo Album

Former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has confirmed that she is working on the long-awaited follow-up to her debut solo LP, "Shine", which was released in March 2014 via earMUSIC. "This album will be very different from 'Shine', both in terms of the music style but also in my lyrics," she wrote on he...
September 13, 2020
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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI And SAM TOTMAN Show You How To Write A NIGHTWISH Song In 10 Minutes (Video)

Nearly two months after attempting to write a SABATON-style and a ALESTORM-style song in 10 minutes, DRAGONFORCE guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman returned to Twitch to take a stab at composing a song in the vein of Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. Video of the resulting session has si...
September 8, 2020
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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Releases English-Language Version Of Her Solo Song, 'The Fight Goes On'

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen has released an English-language version of her recently recorded solo song, "The Fight Goes On". The original Dutch-language version of the track, "De Beelden Blijven", was written by Han Kooreneef and recorded for the documentary "Kinderen In Oorlog: 75 Jaar Later" in...
August 7, 2020
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We Are The Night

Hats off, as they say, to MAGNUS KARLSSON. The Swede already has plenty on his plate, what with being lead guitarist for PRIMAL FEAR and routinely charged with putting together projects for FRONTIERS MUSIC, the recent ALLEN/OLZON album included. In fact, it's impressive that Karlsson has found the t...
June 10, 2020