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NIGHTWISH Cancels Oslo Concert Due To Singer FLOOR JANSEN's Health

NIGHTWISH has canceled its June 22 appearance at the Tons Of Rock festival in Oslo, Norway. Earlier today, the band released the following statement via social media: "Due to circumstances concerning [NIGHTWISH singer] Floor's [Jansen] health, we're unfortunately forced to cancel our show in Oslo on...
June 21, 2023
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Watch: NIGHTWISH Plays Last Concert In Finland Before Planned Break From Touring

NIGHTWISH played its last concert in Finland before its upcoming break from touring on Saturday, June 17 at Lemonsoft Stadion in Vaasa. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. NIGHTWISH has only one more live appearance on its schedule: Thursday, June 22 at the Tons Of Rock festival i...
June 20, 2023
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TARJA TURUNEN Shares Cover Of LINKIN PARK's 'Numb' From 'Rocking Heels: Live At Metal Church'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen will release "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 fans,...
June 14, 2023
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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Cancels Remaining European Shows Due To Complications From IVAN MOODY's Hernia Surgery

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has canceled even more shows in order to allow singer Ivan Moody to fully recover from his recent hernia surgery. On Friday (June 2),the Las Vegas-based act released a statement explaining that Moody has been advised by doctors "to rest and refrain from travel until the begi...
June 2, 2023
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PRIMAL FEAR Shares 'Another Hero' Single From 'Code Red' Album

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 first single, "Another Hero", the official music video for which can be seen below. The track appropriately sets the tone fo...
May 31, 2023
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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Cancels More Shows Due To Complications From IVAN MOODY's Hernia Surgery

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has canceled more shows in order to allow singer Ivan Moody to fully recover from his recent hernia surgery. On Monday (May 15),the Las Vegas-based act released a statement explaining that Moody has been advised by doctors not to "perform any strenuous activity" until June 1...
May 16, 2023
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EPICA Replaces FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH As Support Act For METALLICA In Paris And Hamburg

EPICA has replaced FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH as the support act for METALLICA on Wednesday, May 17 at Stade De France in Paris, France and on Sunday, May 28 at Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, Germany. EPICA vocalist Simone Simons comments: "We are beyond excited to share the stage with the legendary META...
May 15, 2023
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Watch: NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Performs In Amsterdam As Support Act For METALLICA

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen performed earlier today (Saturday, April 29) at the Johan Cruijf Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands as the support act for METALLICA. The 42-year-old, who is pregnant with her second child, was the last-minute replacement for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, which canceled its app...
April 29, 2023
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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's IVAN MOODY Recovering From Hernia Surgery; Band Pulls Out Of Amsterdam Gig With METALLICA

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has canceled its April 29 appearance at the Johan Cruijf Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands as the support act for METALLICA. Replacing the Las Vegas-based act on the bill will be NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen, who will play a set in support of her recently released solo album "...
April 24, 2023
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Former NIGHTWISH Members TARJA TURUNEN And MARKO HIETALA Announce Special Concert In Switzerland

Former NIGHTWISH members Tarja Turunen (vocals) and Marko "Marco" Hietala will join forces for a special open-air concert on July 8 at Z7 Summer Nights in Pratteln, Switzerland. Turunen was fired from NIGHTWISH at the end of the band's 2005 tour by being presented with an open letter which was publi...
April 9, 2023
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NIGHTWISH Won't Tour In Support Of Next Studio Album

NIGHTWISH has announced plans to take a break from touring and will not hit the road in support of the band's next studio album. Earlier today (Thursday, April 6),NIGHTWISH released the following statement via social media: "As the 'Human :ll: Nature - World Tour' is drawing to a close, we feel now...
April 6, 2023
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70000 TONS OF METAL's ANDY PILLER Takes On Cruise Criticism: 'The Line Ends With Me'

By David E. Gehlke After a two-year pandemic-related break, the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise returned to action in January. The brainchild of Swiss promoter Andy Piller, the cruise has its selling points as a five-day jaunt in warm, beautiful weather, surrounded by fellow music fans, 60 bands and coun...
March 24, 2023
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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Releases New Solo Single 'My Paragon'

Floor Jansen, lead singer of the symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH, has released a new solo single, "My Paragon". The track is taken from Floor's debut solo album "Paragon", which will arrive on March 24. The LP showcases the Dutch-born singer's impressive vocal range and powerful voice on a diverse co...
March 21, 2023
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NIGHTWISH Singer And SABATON Drummer Are Expecting Their Second Child

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl are expecting their second child. 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 today (Monday, March 20)....
March 20, 2023
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The Awakening

The role of vocals in KAMELOT — whether handled by Roy Khan and now Tommy Karevik — hasn't required the heavy lifting associated with melodic metal bands of a similar thread, i.e., early HELLOWEEN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE and STRATOVARIUS. The heavily orchestrated quality of KAMELOT's music meant Khan and...
March 13, 2023