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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Releases Third Solo Single, 'Me Without You'

Dutch powerhouse singer Floor Jansen has just released her third solo single, "Me Without You". The track is the follow-up to "Storm", which came out in May, and "Fire", which was made available in March via ADA, the division of Warner Music Group dedicated to independent label and artist distributi...
September 8, 2022
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Army Of Dreamers

Armed with the kind of pipes that cause serious structural damage, Russell Allen can usually be relied upon to sing the living shit out of everything he records, whether with SYMPHONY X or any of the generally great collaborations he has explored over the years. Similarly, Anette Olzon has undergone...
September 6, 2022
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NIGHTWISH Welcomes Bassist JUKKA KOSKINEN As 'Official' Member

NIGHTWISH has announced the addition of bassist Jukka Koskinen (WINTERSUN) as an official member of the band. Koskinen, who made his live debut with NIGHTWISH in May 2021 at the band's two interactive experiences, had spent the last year touring with NIGHTWISH as a session musician. Earlier today (S...
August 21, 2022
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NIGHTWISH Has Been 'Brainstorming' Over Demo Of Next Studio Album

NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen and drummer Kai Hahto spoke to Knotfest about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2020's "Human. :II: Nature." album. Tuomas said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, actually, for the past few weeks...
August 15, 2022
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AVANTASIA Releases New Single 'Misplaced Among The Angels' Featuring NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its ninth album, "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will be the follow-up to "Moonglow", which came out in 2019. The official lyric video for the LP's third single, "Misplaced Amo...
August 9, 2022
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MARKO 'MARCO' HIETALA On His Decision To Leave NIGHTWISH: 'It Was A Long Process'

Former NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marko "Marco" Hietala says that it took him a "long" time to finally make the decision to leave the band. The bassist/vocalist announced his departure from NIGHTWISH in January 2021, explaining in a statement that he hadn't "been able to feel validated by this life...
August 4, 2022
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NIGHTWISH To Begin Recording Next Album In Summer Of 2023

In a new interview with Rock Sverige, NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main composer Tuomas Holopainen was asked if he has commenced work on the material for the follow-up to 2020's "Human. :II: Nature." album. He responded: "I've got all the songs done during the pandemic. I might as well use that time. W...
August 3, 2022
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Former NIGHTWISH Bassist/Vocalist MARKO 'MARCO' HIETALA Doesn't Expect To Be Asked To Return To The Band

Former NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marko "Marco" Hietala says that he doesn't expect to be asked to return to the band any time soon. The bassist/vocalist announced his departure from NIGHTWISH in January 2021, explaining in a statement that he hadn't "been able to feel validated by this life for a q...
July 17, 2022
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SYMPHONY X Singer RUSSELL ALLEN And Ex-NIGHTWISH Frontwoman ANETTE OLZON Announce 'Army Of Dreamers' Album

Frontiers Music Srl has announced that the dynamic trio of Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB),Anette Olzon (THE DARK ELEMENT, ex-NIGHTWISH) and Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR) have crafted a follow-up to the well-received debut ANETTE/OLZON album "Worlds Apart". The new LP, "Army Of Dreamers"...
July 13, 2022
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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Dedicates Solo Single Performance To Army Veteran (Video)

On Sunday, June 26, NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen performed her latest solo single, "Storm", live on Dutch television, together with the Orchestra Of The Royal Netherlands Air Force. The performance was part of a program called "Ode Aan Onze Veteranen" ("Ode To Our Veterans"),during which military...
June 30, 2022
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Emerge

Originally masterminded by former STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki, CHAOS MAGIC have already proved themselves to be a solid addition to Frontiers Music's increasingly impressive roster of metal acts. Led by charismatic and versatile vocalist Caterina Nix, the Chilean crew began their story with t...
June 8, 2022
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Watch: STEVE HARRIS Performs With BRITISH LION At IRON MAIDEN-Headlined ROCKFEST In Finland

BRITISH LION, the side project of IRON MAIDEN bassist and founder Steve Harris, performed yesterday (June 3) at the Rockfest in Hyvinkää, Finland. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. The three-day Rockfest festival is being headlined by NIGHTWISH (Thursday, June 2),SCORPIONS (June 3)...
June 4, 2022
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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Releases Second Solo Single, 'Storm'

Dutch powerhouse singer Floor Jansen has just released the official music video for her second solo single, "Storm". The track is the follow-up to "Fire", which was made available in March via ADA, the division of Warner Music Group dedicated to independent label and artist distribution. Earlier thi...
May 26, 2022
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Pirates

Like any enduring metal subgenre, symphonic metal needs its standard bearers. VISIONS OF ATLANTIS may have started off following directly in NIGHTWISH's footsteps, but the Austrians have steadily grown in stature and "Pirates" arrives as the wind billows aggressively in their sales. The band's last...
May 13, 2022
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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Explains Why Her Solo Album Won't Arrive Before 2023

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen, who is promoting her new solo single "Fire", was asked in a new interview with FaceCulture if she is planning to eventually release a full-length solo album. She said: "There are a lot more songs ready. There's not an album ready, but also because it would make no sens...
May 12, 2022