Watch Tarja Perform on a Live Stream As Part of #TogetherAtHome

World-renowned vocalist Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) performed a solo concert from her home accompanied only by a piano, as a part of the #TogetherAtHome series, fueled by Global Citizen and in support of the World Health Organization. Watch it now below. Tarja’s latest album In The Raw was released last August via earMUSIC. Continue reading

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Watch The New Nightwish Video for “Ad Astra’, New Partnership with World Land Trust

Legendary Symphonic Metal Band Nightwish has shared its new music video for a new song ‘Ad Astra’! The track is part of a new partnership between the band and the international conservation charity organization called World Land Trust. Learn more by watching the video and checking out the organization at the link below. ‘Ad Astra’ comes from the bands’ upcoming new album Human:II: Nature, due out April 10th, 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. Continue reading

Watch Vocal Coach Beth Roars Reviewing “Ayreon – Valley Of The Queens (Live)”

Vocal teacher and YouTuber Beth Roars is back again with another critique video! Reacting to Ayreon – ‘Valley Of The Queens’ (Live), she breaks down the vocal talents of the three lead singers, Floor Jansen (Nightwish, ReVamp), Anneke Van Giersbergen (Devin Townsend, The Gentle Storm, ex-The Gathering),  and Marcella Bovio (MaYAn). The song and performances are incredible! Check it out! Continue reading

Nightwish Announces Mini North American Tour

 

Symphonic metal masters Nightwish have announced their return to North America, with a short run of dates next September. The four shows announced include stops in Toronto at Meridian Hall, two at the Hollywood Palladium and ending in New York at Terminal Five. These will be the first shows here following the release of their highly anticipated first new album in five years, Human. :II: Nature., due out via their long-time label Nuclear Blast Records on April 10th. Continue reading

Domination Fest Books Def Leppard, Misfits, Nightwish, Rancid, Opeth and More for 2020

Mexico’s premier springtime Metal and Punk festival, Domination Festival has announced its 2020 lineup. Def Leppard, Misfits, Nightwish, Rancid, Opeth, BOC, UFO, Testament, Lacuna Coil, Dropkick Murphys and more are set for the festivals that takes place May 1-2 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico. More bands are expected to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale from https://www.ticketmaster.mx Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lindsay Schoolcraft – Martyr

Some good advice I received from my mentor in music criticism was to never underestimate or pigeonhole an artist. Cradle of Filth has made a twenty-five year career out of Black and Death Metal music supremacy, often covering the dark and all about that blasphemous life. Although she definitely has earned her place in that world as a member of that band, singer and multi-talented musician Lindsay Schoolcraft displays a wide array of gifts will not fit in a neat box for you to file and categorize. On her debut solo album Martyr (Self-Released), she satisfies her jones (and ours) for all types of Gothy Metal and Rock styles.

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Nightwish Drummer Jukka Nevalainen Has Stepped Down From the Band

Nightwish drummer Jukka Nevalainen, who ceased to tour with the band five years ago has confirmed his permanent exit from the group. His replacement will be Kai Hahto, who has been playing with the band since the summer of 2014. Continue reading