ALBUM REVIEW: Black Royal – Firebride


After five years honing their craft with live shows and a trail of EPs, Finnish Stoner/Sludge quartet Black Royal garnered decent praise for 2018’s debut album Lightbringer (Suicide Records). Follow-up Firebride (also Suicide Records) delivers more of the same but with a certain refinement and increased maturity to that Death-flavoured, filthy anger. Continue reading

Watch Tarja’s Full “Luna Park Ride” Concert from 2011, Deluxe Version Coming Soon

International music legend Tarja has shared a full-pro-shot concert from her 2011 “Luna Park Ride” show in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tarja’s label earMusic will release a standalone version of the concert on May 29th, which was only a limited edition item as part of Tarja’s Act I release. For the first time available on audio and video, the fan-filmed material is topped with 14 (!) bonus live performances and offers the full package including previously unseen photos. Continue reading

Watch Tarja Join the Roller Derby for Her New Video – “Tears In Rain”

World-renowned singer Tarja has a new music video out today, for her single ‘Tears In Rain’, set in a Roller Derby, the singer suffered a major lower back injury (coccyx) but still completed the filming! In the clip, Tarja plays the roller Black Leijona of the all-female team Killer Crows. The Killer Crows are on the edge of losing the ultimate and decisive game of the season. However, by facing and overcoming her insecurities, Black Lejona is restored to her status as the team leader. Watch it now! Tarja’s new album In The Raw releases this August 30th via earMUSIC! Continue reading

Nightwish Releases Performance Video For “Ghost Love Score”

Nightwish is releasing a deluxe version of their End of an Era concert video and album, marking their final performance ever with Tarja Turunen. Recorded on October 21st, 2005 at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki Finland, the released package is dropping next Friday, December 7th. Watch the exquisite performance of ‘Ghost Love Score’ right now. Continue reading