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SOILWORK, STRATOVARIUS, Ex-NIGHTWISH Members Guest On JANI LIIMATAINEN's New Solo Album, 'My Father's Son'

Frontiers Music Srl will release of Jani Liimatainen's (THE DARK ELEMENT, INSOMNIUM, SONATA ARCTICA) new solo album, "My Father's Son", on May 6. The Finnish musician's impeccable talents are on full display on this new LP and he's got a stellar cast of friends lending their talents to the proceedin...
March 5, 2022
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Acoustic Adventures - Volume One

For melodic heavy metal bands with a substantial catalogue, the lure of the acoustic album is hard to resist. SONATA ARCTICA are more suitable candidates than most, thanks in part to the elegant, lyrical way in which frontman Tony Kakko writes songs. As much as the Finns are able to blow people away...
January 19, 2022
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NUCLEAR BLAST Founder Launches New Label ATOMIC FIRE

Nuclear Blast founder Markus Staiger has launched a new company called Atomic Fire GmbH.The label's acts include HELLOWEEN, OPETH, MESHUGGAH, AMORPHIS, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, PRIMAL FEAR, SONATA ARCTICA, AGNOSTIC FRONT, RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR, SILVER LAKE BY ESA HOLOPAINEN and WHITE STONES. In addit...
November 11, 2021
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Ex-NIGHTWISH Frontwoman ANETTE OLZON: Metal Singer By Night, Nurse By Day

Former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Anette Olzon spoke to CNN about balancing her singing career with her day job. "I always wanted to help people and work with something that gives me something on the inside," she said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I'm a registered nurse. So I started studying and...
October 13, 2021
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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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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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Watch SERJ TANKIAN In TINA GUO's 'Moonhearts In Space' Music Video

Virtuoso cellist Tina Guo has unleashed her full-length album, "Dies Irae", via Sony Music Masterworks. Leading up to today's album drop, Tina has previously released tracks "Moonlight Sonata", "Toccata And Fugue" and "Adagio" by Albinoni. In celebration of "Dies Irae", Tina has also released the dr...
August 27, 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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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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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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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Releases 'The Fire And The Sinner' Video Feat. JAKE E, BRITTNEY SLAYES

Frontiers Music Srl will release the fourth album from TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, "The Enigma Birth", on June 18. Again featuring a slew of talented guest vocalists, the album sees the Finnish guitar maestro's skills on display once again. Today, the second single from the album, "The Fire And The Sinner...
May 10, 2021
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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Announces New Album 'The Enigma Birth' Feat. JAMES LABRIE, FABIO LIONE

Frontiers Music Srl will release the fourth album from TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, "The Enigma Birth", on June 18. Again featuring a slew of talented guest vocalists, the album sees the Finnish guitar maestro's skills on display once again. Today, the first single from the album, "Master Of Hell", featuri...
April 13, 2021
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SONATA ARCTICA Announces First Acoustic Album, 'Acoustic Adventures - Volume One'

Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA are a band with a unique sound, driven by different emotions and a touch of melancholy. Today, the band announces the release of its first acoustic album, perfectly titled "Acoustic Adventures - Volume One", to be released in October 2021 through Nuclear B...
March 31, 2021
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No Other Godz Before Me

If you know and love your old-school thrash, you will know that AGENT STEEL's first two albums are stone cold classics of none-more-bonkers, skull-rattling speed worship. Whether you view later albums like "Order of the Illuminati" and "Alienigma" in the same light probably depends on whether you ac...
March 17, 2021
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The Inheritance Of Beauty

Even as this year begins to look like an even shittier version of 2020, there are always opportunities to be transported away to more glittering, grandiose and welcoming realms. Aspiring purveyors of a very Italian strain of symphonic power metal, WINTERAGE may yet lack the incisive compositional fl...
January 11, 2021