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ANETTE OLZON Looks Back On Her Time With NIGHTWISH With 'Mixed Emotions'

Anette Olzon says that she looks back on her time with NIGHTWISH with "mixed motions." The Swedish-born singer 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 AFT...
September 9, 2021
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Strong

As everybody knows, the best revenge is living well. Anette Olzon has long since watched her NIGHTWISH experience dissolve in the rear-view, but there is still a strong sense that the Swede deserves another solid shot at glory. There was nothing wrong with first solo album 2014's "Shine", nor with t...
September 7, 2021
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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Opens Up About Being Bullied

Former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon, who is promoting her upcoming solo album, "Strong", spoke to Finland's Tuonela Magazine about her experience getting bullied both in her personal life and by strangers on the Internet. Asked what advice she has for other people who are getting bullied, Anette sa...
September 7, 2021
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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Releases New Solo Single, 'Fantastic Fanatic'

Former NIGHTWISH and current THE DARK ELEMENT vocalist Anette Olzon will release her new solo album, "Strong", on September 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's third single, "Fantastic Fanatic", can be streamed below. Anette's second solo album, following 2014's "Shine", is a harder and faster mu...
August 20, 2021
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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Says NIGHTWISH Would Split Up If FLOOR JANSEN Left The Band

NIGHTWISH leader Tuomas Holopainen says that the band would split up if singer Floor Jansen ever chose to leave. Holopainen, who formed NIGHTWISH in 1996 with guitarist Emppu Vuorinen and original singer Tarja Turunen, made the comment while discussing the recent departure of longtime bassist/vocali...
August 19, 2021
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FLOOR JANSEN: 'I Would Like To Find A Way To Combine A Solo Career With NIGHTWISH'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Breaking Absolutes With Peter Orullian" podcast, NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen discussed some of the things she would still like to accomplish in her career, both with the band and away from it. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Short te...
August 2, 2021
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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Releases New Solo Single, 'Sick Of You'

Former NIGHTWISH and current THE DARK ELEMENT vocalist Anette Olzon will release her new solo album, "Strong", on September 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, "Sick Of You", is available below. Says Olzon: "'Sick Of You' is a song for the ones who has...
July 19, 2021
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Watch FLOOR JANSEN Perform NIGHTWISH Classics At First Pandemic-Era Solo Concert

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen played her first pandemic-era solo concert this past Thursday, July 15 at Het Zomertheater in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below. The setlist was as follows: 01. Ever Dream (NIGHTWISH song) 02. Euphoria (Loreen cover) 0...
July 17, 2021
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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON To Release Second Solo Album, 'Strong'

Former NIGHTWISH and current THE DARK ELEMENT vocalist Anette Olzon will release her new solo album, "Strong", on September 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single and video, "Parasite", is available below. "'Parasite' is a song about those who create disaster in this world with their lies, the...
June 21, 2021
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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Is 'Doing So Much Better', Two Weeks After Undergoing Gallbladder Removal Surgery

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen says that she is "doing so much better," more than two weeks 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 on April 14, saying t...
April 26, 2021
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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 e...
April 14, 2021
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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