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FLOOR JANSEN Celebrates Tenth Anniversary Of Her First Concert With NIGHTWISH

Floor Jansen celebrated the tenth anniversary of her first show as the singer of NIGHTWISH on Saturday, October 1. Jansen made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1, 2012 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington following the abrupt departure of the band's lead singer of five year...
October 2, 2022
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TARJA TURUNEN Has Been 'Super Productive' During The Pandemic

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen spoke to Brazil's Wikimetal about how she has spent her downtime during the coronavirus pandemic. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It was a shock for me in the beginning. When all this happened, it was very hard to understand where you were at. An...
March 23, 2022
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TARJA TURUNEN Doesn't Rule Out Reunion Tour With NIGHTWISH: 'I Can't Really Close Any Doors'

In a new interview with Top Link Music manager and concert promoter Paulo Baron and music critic Regis Tadeu, Tarja Turunen was asked if she would consider doing a tour with NIGHTWISH if all of her former bandmates apologized to her about how their split happened and invited her to share the stage w...
March 16, 2022
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TARJA TURUNEN's OUTLANDERS Project Releases First Single 'Closer To The Sky'

OUTLANDERS, launched by Finnish soprano legend Tarja Turunen (ex-NIGHTWISH) and EDM pioneer Torsten Stenzel, has released the official visualizer to "Closer To The Sky". The track features guitarist Trevor Rabin, best known as guitarist of prog rock icons YES, as well as a top Hollywood blockbuster...
January 5, 2022
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PRIMAL FEAR's MAT SINNER Has Spent Last Eight Months In Eight Different Hospitals

PRIMAL FEAR bassist and producer Mat Sinner says that he has spent the last eight months in eight different hospitals. The 58-year-old German musician, whose real name is Matthias Lasch, shared his health update four months after PRIMAL FEAR announced it was scrapping all of its previously announced...
December 19, 2021
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TARJA TURUNEN On Living Through The Pandemic: 'The Beginning Was Tough'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, who has just released her first book, "Singing In My Blood", spoke to Talk Radio Europe about how she has dealt with the fact that she has been unable to perform live for nearly two years due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "The beginning was tough, I have...
December 8, 2021
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TARJA TURUNEN: Why I Chose Not To Focus On NIGHTWISH In My 'Singing In My Blood' Book

"Singing In My Blood", the first book by former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, has just been made available via Rocket 88. Written and compiled over the past year of lockdown, Tarja has searched through scores of photos and memories to create a big, deluxe book about her life in music. There are co...
November 4, 2021
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TARJA TURUNEN Opens Up About Her Stroke Scare: 'It Was A Shock For Me'

Former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen has opened up about the stroke she suffered in late 2018 following the completion of her U.S. tour. The 44-year-old Finnish-born singer, who currently lives in Spain (after previously residing in both Finland and Argentina),told Chaoszine in a new interview...
October 30, 2021
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TARJA TURUNEN Teams Up With German Electronic Dance Producer TORSTEN STENZEL On OUTLANDERS Project

OUTLANDERS, the new project created by Finnish soprano legend Tarja Turunen (NIGHTWISH) and EDM pioneer Torsten Stenzel, will release its first song, "Closer To The Sky", on November 26 via earMUSIC. The track marks the start of a release series of eight tracks preceding a full-length album; each so...
October 29, 2021
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PRIMAL FEAR Cancels All 2021 And 2022 Shows 'Due To A Serious Illness Issue'

PRIMAL FEAR has scrapped its previously announced shows for 2021 and 2022 "due to a serious illness issue." The German metallers announced the cancelation in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "Dear fans and friends of PRIMAL FEAR. We deeply regret to inform you that due to a serious ill...
August 19, 2021
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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Says NIGHTWISH Would Split Up If FLOOR JANSEN Left The Band

NIGHTWISH leader Tuomas Holopainen says that the band would split up if singer Floor Jansen ever chose to leave. Holopainen, who formed NIGHTWISH in 1996 with guitarist Emppu Vuorinen and original singer Tarja Turunen, made the comment while discussing the recent departure of longtime bassist/vocali...
August 19, 2021
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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN To Tell Her Story In 'Singing In My Blood' Book

Rocket 88 has announced the publication of "Singing In My Blood", the first book by former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen. Written and compiled over the past year of lockdown, Tarja has searched through scores of photos and memories to create a big, deluxe book about her life in music. There are con...
June 19, 2021
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PRIMAL FEAR Teams Up With TARJA TURUNEN For 'I Will Be Gone' Music Video

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have released a new five-track single "I Will Be Gone". Also available is the official music video for the title track, featuring a guest appearance by former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen. "There were three famous vocalists on our final wish list," bassist and pr...
April 9, 2021
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PRIMAL FEAR Recruits TARJA TURUNEN For 'I Will Be Gone' Single

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will release a new five-track single, "I Will Be Gone", on April 9, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will include an exclusive new version of the band's achingly beautiful ballad "I Will Be Gone", re-recorded with former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen. "I Will Be...
December 11, 2020
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Watch Former NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN And Current Vocalist FLOOR JANSEN Chat About Life And Music

On Tuesday, December 8, former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen took part in an Instagram Live chat with current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen. You can now watch th entire 48-minute discussion below. Speaking about how she has been spending her coronavirus downtime, Floor said: "I'm writing new musi...
December 9, 2020