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TARJA TURUNEN Revels In Post-NIGHTWISH Career: 'I Have Not Needed To Grow Balls'

By David E. Gehlke It has been 17 years since Tarja Turunen was unceremoniously dismissed from NIGHTWISH via an open letter posted to the internet for the world to read. Her initial shock and dismay over her dismissal became an opportunity for the operatic singer to pursue new avenues, namely a solo...
December 6, 2022

TARJA TURUNEN On Always Evolving Musically: 'I Hate Repeating Myself'

During a November 23 Instagram Live chat with fans, former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was asked about her tendency to evolve musically on every album and never repeat herself. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I face a challenge every time I start working on a new album. I face a c...
November 25, 2022

TARJA TURUNEN Says She Is Supportive Of Current NIGHTWISH Singer FLOOR JANSEN: 'We Are Sisters In Metal'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast, former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen was asked if she has ever had any interactions with current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We are in touch, and recently more, bec...
November 22, 2022

Watch TARJA TURUNEN Perform In Slovakia During Fall 2022 Tour

Fan-filmed video of Tarja Turunen's October 22 concert at Municipal Cultural Center in Ε½iar Nad Hronom, Slovakia can be seen below. As previously reported, Tarja will release her first-ever "best-of" collection, "Best Of: Living The Dream", on December 2 via earMUSIC. Looking back on 15 extremely su...
October 23, 2022

TARJA TURUNEN Shares Previously Unreleased Song 'Eye Of The Storm' From Upcoming 'Best Of: Living The Dream' Collection

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen will release her first-ever "best-of" collection, "Best Of: Living The Dream", on December 2 via earMUSIC. A track from the collection, Tarja's previously unreleased song "Eye Of The Storm", has been made available and can be streamed below. "It was the right ti...
October 21, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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