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DELAIN Is Planning To Release Next Studio Album In 2019

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN are working on material for the follow-up to 2016's "Moonbathers" album. "We're writing," keyboardist Martijn Westerholt told Heavy New York before a recent concert on the band's North American tour as the support act for KAMELOT (see video below). "Right now, we're not, because we're touring the U.S. and Canada, of ...

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TARJA TURUNEN And STRATOVARIUS To Join Forces For 'A Nordic Symphony '18' European Tour

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen will join forces with STRATOVARIUS for the "A Nordic Symphony '18" European tour in October. Soprano, composer and songwriter Tarja reached international fame co-founding and being for nine years the voice and image of the Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH, collecting with them gold and platinum record awards in several ...

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AURI Feat. NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN, TROY DONOCKLEY: Lyric Video For 'Desert Flower' Song

The official lyric video for the song "Desert Flower" from AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, can be seen below. The track is taken from AURI's self-titled debut album, which is being released today (Friday, March 23) via Nuclear Blast. "Auri" track listing: 01. The ...

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Video: NIGHTWISH Performs In Baltimore During 'Decades' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's March 13 performance at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below. NIGHTWISH kicked off its "Decades" world tour last Friday, March 9 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. On this trek, NIGHTWISH is presenting a special setlist, featuring rare material from the ...

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AURI Feat. NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN, TROY DONOCKLEY: Making Of 'Night 13' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Night 13" video from AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, can be seen below. The song is taken from AURI's self-titled debut album, which will be released on March 23 via Nuclear Blast. "Auri" track listing: 01. The ...

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NIGHTWISH Kicks Off 'Decades' World Tour In Atlanta (Video)

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off their "Decades" world tour this past Friday, March 9 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. On this trek, NIGHTWISH is presenting a special setlist, featuring rare material from the early years of the band's career. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Swanheart 02. End Of All Hope (first ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN On Next NIGHTWISH Record: 'I Have The Overall Concept Of The Album In My Head'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. You can watch the entire two-part chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the musical and lyrical direction of the material he has already composed for NIGHTWISH's next album: Tuomas: "It's still really early. All I can say ...

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NIGHTWISH: Third Trailer For 'Decades' Compilation

Tuomas Holopainen's three-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. 20 years later — with over 2,000 shows played and more than eight million records sold — NIGHTWISH is the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Hasn't Heard Any Of The New Music TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Has Been Writing

Metal Wani's Laura Vezer recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether NIGHTWISH is working on any new material: Floor: "Yeah, I know that Tuomas [Holopainen, NIGHTWISH keyboardist/leader] has been writing. He's such a creative spirit, ...

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