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Ex-Tristania Vocalist Denies Rumors That She's The New Nightwish

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Norwegian singer Vibeke Stene (ex-TRISTANIA) has shot down reports that she has joined NIGHTWISH as the replacement for Tarja Turunen.

Yesterday, Finland's biggest tabloid, Ilta-Sanomat, published the rumors that Stene accepted the job as new vocalist for the Finnish symphonic metal band.

However, according to Stene, "That is not true. I would not want to sing for NIGHTWISH," she told the Norwegian newspaper VG.

Stene believes that it might not be a coincidence that the rumors have surfaced around the time of the release of the new TRISTANIA album.

According to Vibeke, TRISTINIA's record label asked her a year ago if it was OK for them to put out the rumor that she was going to take over the singer slot in NIGHTWISH. This was in order to generate interest in TRISTANIA, which Stene quit three weeks ago "due to personal reasons."

However, "I said no," says Stene.

The only public information about the new vocalist that has come out of the NIGHTWISH camp so far has been offered by the group's manager, Ewo Pohjola (a.k.a. Ewo Rytkönen) of King Foo Entertainment. "She is getting along very well with the guys," he said. "She is very talented, clever and sweet."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

Well this f***s that last bit of news up then don't it?!

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2. dragon writes:

why don t you just be patient!!!!as real fans trust nightwish!!!

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3. Diamond Oz writes:

You talking to me? I don't really care either way. They're good but nothing great.

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