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Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of the new Finnish metal band CROWNSHIFT. Born as the longtime idea of four friends, CROWNSHIFT's members come from the ranks of Finland's finest exports such as NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, WINTERSUN and FINNTROLL, are thrilled to start a new journey...
December 5, 2023

TARJA TURUNEN Explains Why 'All The Nordic Countries' Are 'Really Tough' To Live In

During an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ, former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen spoke about one of the major problems of life in Finland — the lack of light in winter. The 46-year-old Finnish-born s...
November 28, 2023

TARJA TURUNEN Says It's Been 'Great' Reconnecting With Ex-NIGHTWISH Bandmate MARKO HIETALA

In a new interview with Chaoszine, Tarja Turunen spoke about what it was like to team up with her former NIGHTWISH bandmate Marko "Marco" Hietala to perform a cover of "The Phantom Of The Opera" during their special open-air concert in July at Z7 Summer Nights in Pratteln, Switzerland. Tarja and Mar...
November 27, 2023

TARJA TURUNEN Explains How Her Time With NIGHTWISH Prepared Her For Her Solo Career

In a new interview with Drew of Metal Roos, Tarja Turunen was asked how her time with NIGHTWISH prepared her for her journey as a solo artist. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Of course, having had the knowledge or the experience of traveling and how it's to tour and how it's to...
November 9, 2023

TARJA TURUNEN Announces 'Dark Christmas' Album

This year, former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen is bringing the festive season early with the November 10 release of "Dark Christmas", the sequel of her 2017 album "From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)". Utilizing the sound of a grand orchestra and the playfulness of a children's ch...
November 1, 2023

NIGHTWISH Singer And SABATON Drummer Welcome Their Second Child

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl have welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lucy. Jansen and Van Dahl already have a six-year-old daughter named Freja, who was born on March 15, 2017. The Dutch-born vocalist revealed the news in a social media post earlier to...
October 20, 2023

MARKO HIETALA Doesn't Think He Will Ever Rejoin NIGHTWISH

In a new interview with Mexico's MB Live, former NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marko "Marco" Hietala was asked if he thinks he will ever rejoin the band. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't really think so. I mean, the guys and the ladies, they weren't really aware how deep my t...
October 19, 2023

NIGHTWISH Completes Recording Orchestral Parts For Tenth Studio Album

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have finished recording the orchestral parts for their tenth studio album at Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Earlier today (Monday, October 16),NIGHTWISH shared a photo from Abbey Road, and it included the following message: "It’s a wrap! 1...
October 16, 2023

PRIMAL FEAR Takes On 'Cancel Culture' With New Single

German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR will release their new album, "Code Red", on September 1 through Atomic Fire. The 11-track follow-up to 2020's "Metal Commando" includes the latest single, "Cancel Culture", the official lyric video for which — created by Ingo Spörl of Hard Media — can be seen belo...
August 31, 2023


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody was forced to sit out the band's concert Sunday night (August 27) at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California as the support act for METALLICA after coming down with a "terrible flu." He was replaced at the gig by Phil Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS),Howard Jones...
August 28, 2023

TARJA TURUNEN Shares Cover Of SLIPKNOT's 'Vermilion, Pt. 2' From 'Rocking Heels: Live At Metal Church'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has just released "Rocking Heels: Live At Metal Church" on August 11 via earMUSIC. It is the document of a very special concert in the idyllic setting of Wacken Church and is the first release of the live series "Rocking Heels". In front of just 300 handpicked f...
August 11, 2023

Watch: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Plays First Show As Support Act For METALLICA On 'M72' Tour

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH played its first show as the support act for METALLICA on the "M72" tour Sunday night (August 6) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Fan-filmed video of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's performance can be seen below. Additional support at the gig came from ICE NINE KI...
August 7, 2023

NIGHTWISH Begins Recording Tenth Studio Album

NIGHTWISH has commenced recording its tenth studio album for a 2024 release. On Sunday (August 6),the NIGHTWISH social media was updated with a photo of Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) and Kai Hahto (drums) in the studio, along with the following message: "Recording album 10 is underway!" Last Decemb...
August 7, 2023

Watch: Ex-NIGHTWISH Members TARJA TURUNEN And MARKO HIETALA Reunite On Stage In Finland

Former NIGHTWISH members Tarja Turunen (vocals) and Marko "Marco" Hietala performed a cover of "The Phantom Of The Opera" during their special August 3 concert at the Olavinlinna 15th-century castle in Savonlinna, Finland. Tarja and Marko both played individual sets at the event, with their renditio...
August 4, 2023

NIGHTWISH Completes Work On Demos For Tenth Studio Album: 'Recording Is Next'

NIGHTWISH has completed recording demos for its tenth studio album. The band will enter the studio soon to begin properly tracking the effort for a 2024 release. Earlier today, the NIGHTWISH social media was updated with a photo of Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards),Emppu Vuorinen (guitar),Kai Hahto (d...
July 29, 2023