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Former NIGHTWISH Vocalist ANETTE OLZON Releases New Solo Single 'Day Of Wrath'

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind THE DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, has released a new solo single, "Day Of Wrath". The track is taken from her third solo album, "Rapture", due on May 10 via Fro...
March 19, 2024
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Watch: Ex-NIGHTWISH Members MARKO HIETALA And TARJA TURUNEN Perform Collaborative New Single 'Left On Mars' In São Paulo

Video of former NIGHTWISH members Marko "Marco" Hietala and Tarja Turunen performing their collaborative new single "Left On Mars" on March 8 at Tokio Marine Hall in São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below. Inspired by a tale of love and longing, this ethereal ballad combines Marko's emotive lyrics and...
March 17, 2024
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MARKO HIETALA Says 'Business Side' Of NIGHTWISH Is One Of The Main Reasons He Left The Band

In a new interview with Brazil's Ibagenscast, former NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marko Hietala was asked if he would consider taking part in a reunion of the band's classic lineup, either for a tour or fresh material. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Hmm, I would consider it. But I...
March 15, 2024
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Ex-NIGHTWISH Members MARKO HIETALA And TARJA TURUNEN Release Music Video For Collaborative Song 'Left On Mars'

Former NIGHTWISH members Marko "Marco" Hietala and Tarja Turunen have collaborated on a new song called "Left On Mars". The official music video for the track can be seen below. Inspired by a tale of love and longing, this ethereal ballad combines Marko's emotive lyrics and powerful riffs with Tarja...
March 13, 2024
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NIGHTWISH Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Symphonic metal giants NIGHTWISH, who have worked with Nuclear Blast since the release of their highly lauded 2004 album "Once", have signed a new multi-album deal with the German record label. NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen states: "20 years ago our journey together wit...
March 11, 2024
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Former NIGHTWISH Members MARKO HIETALA And TARJA TURUNEN Collaborate On New Song 'Left On Mars'

Former NIGHTWISH members Marko "Marco" Hietala and Tarja Turunen have collaborated on a new song called "Left On Mars", to be released on Wednesday, March 13. Earlier today (Saturday, March 9),Hietala and Turunen, who are currently on the road together in South America as part of the "Living The Dr...
March 9, 2024
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MARKO HIETALA Doesn't Rule Out Starting New Band With TARJA TURUNEN

In a new interview with El Planeta Del Rock, Marko "Marco" Hietala, who is currently on the road in South America as part of the "Living The Dream – The Hits Tour 2024" with his former NIGHTWISH bandmate Tarja Turunen, was asked if there is any chance of the two musicians launching a new project tog...
March 8, 2024
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CROWNSHIFT Feat. Members Of NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM And WINTERSUN: Debut Album Details Revealed

CROWNSHIFT, the new band featuring members of NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, WINTERSUN and FINNTROLL, will release its self-titled debut album on May 10 via Nuclear Blast Records. Earlier this year CROWNSHIFT released its first single and music video, "If You Dare", which was received with great accl...
March 7, 2024
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Watch: TARJA TURUNEN And MARKO HIETALA Perform NIGHTWISH Classics In Buenos Aires

Tarja Turunen and her former NIGHTWISH bandmate Marko "Marco" Hietala played the third show of their joint "Living The Dream - The Hits Tour 2024" last night (Sunday, March 3) at Teatro Vorterix in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The setlist for Tarja's performance was as follows: 01. Eye Of The Storm 02....
March 4, 2024
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NIGHTWISH Completes Work On Tenth Studio Album

NIGHTWISH has completed mixing and mastering its tenth studio album for a tentative late 2024 release. Earlier today, the NIGHTWISH social media shared a photo of the band's keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen along with sound engineer Tero Kinnunen, mixing engineer Mikko Karmila and m...
February 29, 2024
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Former NIGHTWISH Vocalist ANETTE OLZON Announces Third Solo Album 'Rapture'

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind THE DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, is back with her third solo album, "Rapture". The first single and accompanying music video, "Heed The Call", from "Rapture" i...
February 22, 2024
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TARJA TURUNEN Says She Has 'A New Relationship' With Former NIGHTWISH Bandmate MARKO HIETALA: 'Life Has Changed Us'

In a new interview with Thiago Rahal Mauro of Brazil's Metal Musikast, 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 2023 at Z7 Summer Night...
February 19, 2024
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NIGHTWISH's KAI HAHTO Says Upcoming Album Contains 'Heavier' And 'New Elements': It's 'Quite Challenging Music To Play'

In a new interview with Laureline Tilkin of Tuonela Magazine, NIGHTWISH drummer Kai Hahto spoke about the band's upcoming follow-up to 2020's "Human. :II: Nature." album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "At least it's not gonna be the same as 'Human. :II: Nature.', so… Probably, let's...
January 30, 2024
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NIGHTWISH's KAI HAHTO Says 'It Looks Like' The Band Won't Play Any Shows 'In Next Two Or Three Years'

NIGHTWISH drummer Kai Hahto says "it looks like" the band won't play any shows in the next two or three years. The 50-year-old Finnish-born musician touched upon NIGHTWISH's touring plans in a new interview with Chaoszine promoting his upcoming solo concert in Helsinki on February 3 where he will pe...
January 23, 2024
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CROWNSHIFT Feat. Members Of NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM And WINTERSUN: First Single 'If You Dare' Released

CROWNSHIFT, the new band featuring members of NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, WINTERSUN and FINNTROLL, has released its first single, "If You Dare". The track is the first single from CROWNSHIFT's upcoming debut album, which is set to be released in the first half of 2024 via Nuclear Blast. Irresistib...
January 17, 2024