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Below is our complete Tarja news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen and former Rage drummer Mike Terrana posted the clip "Witch-Hunt" from the upcoming live release "Beauty & The Beat." The release is a celebration of the successful tour over 2011 and 2013 and will be made available on 2CD/DVD/Blu-ray and digital download on May 30th via earMusic.
The full track list can be found just following the clip, which can be seen below:
In 2011, Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen teamed up with former Rage drummer Mike Terrana for the "Beauty & The Beat" live performance - which consisted of interpretations of classic music pieces ranging from Bach to Mozart to Rossini as well as rock classics from Queen, Led Zeppelin and Tarja. In spring of 2013, the team toured throughout the world, from Poland to Russia to Mexico.
As a celebration of the tour, the new live release "Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana - Beauty & The Beat" will be made available on 2CD/DVD/Blu-ray and digital download. Pre-orders can be made for: 2CD, DVD and Blu-ray.
"Beauty & The Beat" is something very different than your ordinary rock show, let alone your ordinary classic concert. It's music played in an unorthodox manner, it's the performance of a wide range of classical pieces and rock songs together with an orchestra and choir. It strikes you with awe. The music ranges from immortal classic pieces by Bach, Strauss and Mozart to Rossini, but doesn't neglect pure rock music like songs from Led Zeppelin, Queen as well as Tarja's own pieces. All combined with orchestra and choir with more than 100 musicians on stage, an enormous sound, energetic drums and Tarja's angelic voice.
Tarja and Mike complement each other musically. Whereas Mike bangs his drums with rock attitude, Tarja shines with her crystal clear voice and incredible stage presence; all lulled with the warm, full sound of an orchestra.
Tarja Turunen explains: "The idea of having a symphonic orchestra, choir and Mr. Terrana on drums was originally mine. Mike has done a recording with drums over classical pieces that I think it is great. I immediately imagined it performed live on a stage with a real orchestra as a part of a bigger concept. I believe this kind of combination of instruments, particularly playing mainly classical music, is very unique. I have been making collaborations with orchestras before and I could foresee a great outcome. More...
Music journalist and band manager Jill Hughes Kirtland has self-published a book entitled "Not Just Tits in a Corset: Celebrating Women in Metal," which features a foreword by Doro Pesch.
Told in their own voices through a series of intimate interviews and photographs of prominent and influential women in the metal industry, "Not Just Tits in a Corset" details the unique history, challenges, and triumphs women have encountered throughout their careers in metal music, while also celebrating the compelling global community these women have created amongst each other and the fans.
Featured women include Lita Ford, Ann Boleyn, Doro Pesch, Betsy Bitch, Leather Leone, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Elize Ryd, Sharon Den Adel, Alissa White-gluz, Angela Gossow, Maria Brink, Floor Jansen, Tarja Turunen, Cristina Scabbia, Charlotte Wessels, Roxy Petrucci, Linda Mcdonald, Lzzy Hale, And Simone Simons, and more.
The book is now available as a hardcover or softcover printed book or e-book on the author's website and will be available through other online retailers soon. A book launch party open to the public (all ages) will take place on Thursday, April 3rd (6:30pm) at Roxy & Duke's Roadhouse in Dunellen, New Jersey. Female-fronted metal bands Mindmaze, A Sound Of Thunder, and Flames Of Fury will be performing that night with other special guests. More...
Symphonic metal band Sorronia, which released new album "Words of Silence" back in October, will support Tarja during the following stops on her "Colours In The Road" tour:
Jan 28th, 2014 - Aula Magna - Lisbon, Portugal
Jan 29th, 2014 - Sala Arena - Madrid, Spain
Jan 31st, 2014 - Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain
Feb 1st, 2014 - Salamandra 1 - Barcelona, Spain
Feb 15th, 2014 - Rocking Chair - Vevey, Switzerland
Feb 16th, 2014 - Teatro Giovanni Da Udine - Udine, Italy More...
Today Metal Injection unveils the latest video from Finnish songstress/former Nightwish soprano, Tarja.
Shot in Tigre near Buenos Aires, Argentina by Florian Kaltenbach, "500 Letters" can be viewed in the player below.
The tune comes by way of Tarja's latest full-length, "Colours In The Dark." Released earlier this year, the record charted in twelve countries with four top ten entries. For the first time in Tarja's history, the singer herself is the main character in the video's storyline, which is fitting as "500 Letters" is, in many ways, Tarja's most private song to date, offering great emotional insight into the artist herself. More...
Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation has posted the video for the band's new single, "Paradise (What About Us?)," featuring Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen. You can watch the video below or on YouTube.
The extended single/EP is now available in Europe and will be released in North America on October 1, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders can be made through iTunes. Here is the track list:
1. Paradise (What About Us?)
2. Let Us Burn (Demo Version)
3. Silver Moonlight (Demo Version)
4. Dog Days (Demo Version)
Dutch act Within Temptation announced that the band's upcoming new single/EP "Paradise (What About Us?)" will also see a guest appearance by former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen. The extended single will be available on September 27th (EU) and October 1st (North America) via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders through iTunes can be made at this location.
The track list for the EP is:
1. Paradise (What About Us?)
2. Let Us Burn (Demo Version)
3. Silver Moonlight (Demo Version)
4. Dog Days (Demo Version) More...
Italian metal act Hollow Haze announced that the band will support Tarja in Germany on October 25th at Festhalle Durlach in Karlsruhe, Germany. According to the band, vocalist Fabio Lione will also perform a duet of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" (which was covered by Nightwish in Tarja's tenure).
Hollow Haze has just issued the new album "Countdown to Revenge" in Europe this week, with September 10th as the North American drop date via Scarlet Records. Tarja's new LP "Colours in the Dark" dropped in North America this week via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records and is scheduled for European release on August 30th. More...
Ex-Nightwish vocalist Tarja posted a teaser clip for the new single "Victim Of Ritual." The single will be released in July along with a music video. The song will also appear on the new LP "Colours in the Dark," which is set to be released in North America via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records on August 27th, 2013. A lyric video for the first single "Never Enough" can be seen over at this location.
Check out the teaser clip here:
Ex-Nightwish vocalist Tarja posted a lyric video for the new track "Never Enough." The song will appear on the new LP "Colours in the Dark," which is set to be released in North America ivia Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records on August 27th, 2013. "Colours in the Dark" was mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam/U2).
Check out "Never Enough" here:
Tarja (formerly of Nightwish) has announced new album "Colours In The Dark" will be released in North America via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records on August 27th, 2013. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Despite her light and airy character, the music of Finnish songstress/former Nightwish soprano, Tarja has always been shrouded 'in black' – the color of heavy rock, mystery and elegance. With her latest studio recording, fans will find that same darkness highlighted by an array of new emotions, multihued landscapes and musical atmospheres.
"Tarja’s latest milestone emphasizes once again her impressive vocal range and continued artistic growth. Titled 'Colours In The Dark', the ten-track offering was mixed and mastered by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2) in Austin, Texas and delivers over an hour of music which includes grandiose orchestra and choir arrangements.
"Colours In The Dark follows the charting successes of 2007’s My Winterstorm and 2010’s What Lies Beneath. Further info, including cover art and track listing, to be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, keep up with Tarja’s personal blog entries and recording updates at this location."
After the success of “Act I," former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen has renewed her album deal with earMUSIC for a set of new releases spanning over the next few years. The first release will be the yet untitled follow up to the 2010 LP "What Lies Beneath," which is scheduled for release in August/September. The album was mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam/U2) and details about the first single, its music video and extensive worldwide tour will be revealed soon.
Turunen commented on the new release: "It’s going to be a killer, killer…In few days I am going to record the final vocals for the last song on the album. It will be a hard ending for the vocal recordings, since the song has several choirs and even some sort of ethnic touch, so I will have to sweat. Anyway this album production has gone very smoothly forward since all the pieces are together and the team that has been working with me before is still the same. It’s only getting better!"
Although rock will remain Tarja‘s main musical field, she also plans to release productions in a diverse array of musical genres. The upcoming "Beauty and The Beat" tour (side project of Tarja and former Rage drummer Mike Terrana) will be filmed this year, and the success of the album "Harus" will be followed up by the first-ever classical studio album by the Finnish vocalist.
Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen posted a video clip featuring the "Unboxing of Act I Mediabook," the new live release. "Act I" is released today in North America through Ear Music in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-Ray format. Two video cips from the release, featuring the unreleased tracks "Into the Sun" and "In for a Kill," can be seen at this location.
Check out the "unboxing" footage here:
Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen posted videos for the songs "Into the Sun" and "In for a Kill." The songs were taken from the upcoming double live album/DVD entitled "Act I." The release is due to drop on August 24, 2012 (EU) and September 4, 2012 (North America) through Ear Music in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-Ray format.
Check out "Into the Sun" here:
Check out "In for A Kill" here:
Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen posted a teaser trailer for the upcoming double live album/DVD entitled "Act I." The release is due to drop on August 24, 2012 (EU) and September 4, 2012 (North America) through Ear Music in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-Ray format. For more information on the release, including the track listing for the various formats head on over to this location.
Check out the teaser clip here:
Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, today announces the release of a live solo album from legendary Finnish songstress Tarja Turunen. Entitled "Act I," the release will be unleashed to North American fans on September 4th, 2012 in 2-CD, 2-DVD and Blu-Ray format.
The first ever live audio/video offering from the former Nightwish soprano, "Act 1" is a mammoth undertaking recorded and filmed with 10 HD cameras at the Teatro El Círculo in Rosario, Argentina in March 2012. The following press release was issued:
"With an elaborate track listing of solo tunes, Nightwish classics and various covers including a rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'The Phantom Of The Opera,' Gary Moore’s 'Over The Hills and Far Away,' Whitesnake’s 'Still Of The Night' and a variety of video extras, Act I provides a full-fledged bill of fare to every diehard TARJA fan."
Comments Turunen of the offering: “Those two nights in Rosario were a huge emotional drive to me personally,” adding that she was many times “ready to burst into tears.”
The track listing is as follows: More...
New Tarja live footage has made its way online and is available for viewing in the player provided below. The footage was captured during Tarja's June 12, 2011 performance at the "Rock On Volga" festival in Samara, Russia.
Leaves' Eyes will be heading out on a European tour with Tarja this coming May. A video interview has now been posted online with Liv Kristine and Tarja discussing the tour, which can be viewed below.
More bands have now been confirmed to appear at the upcoming Summer Breeze Open Air 2011, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th in Germany. The newest additions to the festival are Benighted, Blitzkid, Deadlock, God Dethroned, Hackneyed, Mad Sin, Postmortem, and Powerwolf.
German/Norwegian metal act Leaves' Eyes has announced the following European tour dates:
Apr. 22 - Sneek, Netherlands - Bolwerk
Apr. 23 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
Apr. 24 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
Apr. 25 - Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben
Apr. 28 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Apr. 29 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Sound Club
Apr. 30 - Romagnano Sesia, Italy - Rock N Roll Arena
May 03 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn
May 04 - Erlangen, Germany - E-Werk
May 06 - München, Germany - Backstage
May 07 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Festhalle Durlach
May 10 - Bonn, Germany - Brückenforum
May 11 - Osnabrück, Germany - Rosenhof
May 13 - Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit
May 14 - Bomal-sur-Ourthe, Belgium - Durbuy Rock Festival (no TARJA)
May 16 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
May 17 - Neu Isenburg, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
May 19 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
May 20 - Hannover, Germany - Capitol