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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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TARJA TURUNEN Hopes To Complete New Rock Solo Album In 2024

In a new interview with Chas Byrne, Tarja Turunen spoke about the possibility of new music from the former NIGHTWISH singer in the not-too-distant future. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm writing new songs all the time, preparing the songs for the new album, new rock album. I hope...
December 20, 2023
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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TARJA TURUNEN Shares Cover Of METALLICA's 'The Unforgiven' 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,...
July 28, 2023
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PRIMAL FEAR Shares Music Video For 'Deep In The Night' 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 second single, "Deep In The Night", the official music video for which can be seen below. The raging-yet-stomping song is a...
July 20, 2023
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Watch: Ex-NIGHTWISH Member MARKO HIETALA Joins DELAIN On Stage In Switzerland

Former NIGHTWISH vocalist/bassist Marko "Marco" Hietala joined DELAIN on stage during an open-air concert this past Saturday (July 8) at Z7 Summer Nights in Pratteln, Switzerland to perform the latter band's song "Your Body Is A Battleground". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. Ba...
July 12, 2023
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Ex-NIGHTWISH Members TARJA TURUNEN And MARKO HIETALA Perform Cover Of 'The Phantom Of The Opera' In Switzerland

Former NIGHTWISH members Tarja Turunen (vocals) and Marko "Marco" Hietala performed a cover of "The Phantom Of The Opera" during their special open-air concert this past Saturday (July 8) at Z7 Summer Nights in Pratteln, Switzerland. Tarja and Marko both played individual sets at the event, with the...
July 10, 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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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