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Tarja – Act II

Following the success of Tarja’s “Act I” live DVD, she’s now releasing Act II. The DVD was filmed on her Shadow shows tour, and consists of two very different shows. In the same way she released two albums with contrasting titles and themes, the shows filmed are very different. On …

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Tarja – Announce New Album “Act II” Out On July 27th, via EarMusic – Pre-Order Link

Tarja Act II

TARJA TO RELEASE FOLLOW UP TO THE TOP 10 LIVE RELEASE “ACT I”: BRAND NEW LIVE ALBUM AND VIDEO “ACT II” TO BE RELEASED ON  JULY 27th, 2018 ON earMUSIC.   Following up the worldwide top 10 video chart success “Act I”, Tarja and earMUSIC are happy to announce the release of the long-awaited follow …

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Tarja – From spirits and ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)

Christmas albums (or even songs) from rock or metal acts are generally pretty awful with just a few songs becoming much loved classics. Tarja Turunen though is both a rock artist and a classical artist, so her Christmas album has the potential to be a success, especially as classical Christmas …

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Tarja – Koko, London – 10th March 2017

Tonight was the second UK date for Tarja, and the attendance was good – by the time she came on stage moving around the venue was difficult due to the packed crowd.  The support act on this leg of her European tour is My Own Ghost, a band from Luxembourg. …

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Tarja – UK Headline Shows In March 2017

ANNOUNCES UK HEADLINE SHOWS IN MARCH 2017 “On The Shadow Self Tarja has got it brilliantly right … a supremely confident singer who … has found her sound” – 8/10 Metal Hammer Tarja is very proud to announce two headline UK shows in 2017. The UK shows will be a fantastic celebration at …

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MFVF 2016 – Sunday

First up today were Mercy Isle, a band with a mix of European and American members.  They play a mix of rock and symphonic metal – which sounds like a slightly odd mix, but it works very well.  Keyboard player Joop de Rooij is no stranger to MFVF having played …

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Tarja – The Shadow Self

Having already released ‘The Brightest Void‘ just a few months ago, we are now treated to Tarja‘s second offering this year; ‘The Shadow Self‘.  I wasn’t quite sure how ‘The Brightest Void’ would be topped; however this album is just a continuation of brilliance and even takes it up another notch! …

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Tarja – New Video “Innocence”

With the release of Tarja’s upcoming studio album “The Shadow Self” only being six weeks away, the queen of heavy rock released the official music video for her new single “Innocence” last week. Directed by Argentinean movie director Mariano Cattaneo and filmed in Buenos Aires, the video surprises with a movie …

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Tarja – Metropolis Studios, London – 6th June 2016

The night after Tarja headlined the Rock on Green festival at the Forum, she played a very different show at a recording studio in West London.  In front of a tiny audience of maybe 30-40 people she played material from both her new albums – the newly released “The Brightest …

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Tarja Turunen interview – June 2016

I spoke to Tarja while she was in London having performed at a one-day festival and then at a special intimate show that was being filmed. We talked about her new album “The Brightest void” and the album due out soon, “The shadow self” as well as touring and other …

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Tarja – The Brightest Void

Having been trying to patiently wait until August for the release of Tarja‘s upcoming album ‘The Shadow Self‘, I was very pleasantly surprised to hear she was also treating us to an extra Prequel album whilst we wait ‘The Brightest Void‘. Kicking off with No Bitter End leading in with …

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Rock On Green Festival – 05/06/16 – Forum London

This past Sunday I headed to Kentish Town’s O2 Forum for the first edition of Rock On Green Festival; it was a bit surreal getting there and there not being a queue as it’s 4pm doors today. Initially there are only a hundred or so people there and the back part …

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Former Nightwish singer Tarja – New video “No Bitter End”, New albums out in August

Leading up to the release of not only one but two upcoming new studio albums by Tarja in June and August, the queen of heavy rock premieres the official music video for her first single “No Bitter End” today. “No Bitter End”, the opening track of the prequel album “The …

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Rock on Green announces final acts

Brand new London metal festival Rock On Green has now announced the full line-up for its inaugural event, which takes place at Kentish Town’s O2 Forum on 4th June.  Previously announced co-headliners Tarja Turunen and Amaranthe are set to be joined by Austrian power metal giants Serenity, Australian multifaceted metallers …

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Tarja – Announces The Release Of “The Brightest Void”- The Prequel, Out On June 3rd On earMUISC

While waiting for August 5th and the release of Tarja’s new album “The Shadow Self”, the queen of heavy rock has yet another surprise for her fans: Tarja and earMUSIC proudly announce the release of the new album’s prequel “The Brightest Void”. With over 50 minutes of new music, the …

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Metal Female Voices Festival XIII – Newest additions added!

Metal Female Voices Festival is shaping up to be quite the treat for its 13th installment! Headliners are confirmed to be Leaves Eyes; bringing their special Viking Ship show and Tarja.  Also confirmed are; MaYaN, Liv Kristine (Theatre of Tragedy Show), Kontrust, Battlelore, Mercy Isle, Crescent Lament, Whyzdom, Savn, Blackthorn, …

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Rock on green festival announces first acts

Divergent Concerts have announced the launch of a brand new one-day London metal festival for summer 2016.  The inaugural Rock On Green festival, which will be taking over the O2 Forum Kentish Town from 4pm onwards on Saturday 4th June, is set to present a packed bill of established names …

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Tarja – Left in the dark

Tarja released “Colours in the dark” last year, and is now following that with “Left in the dark”.  Rather than being a new album, it’s a collection of alternate versions of songs from the album, single B sides etc.  “Left in the dark” was originally only available as an option …

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Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana – Beauty and the Beat

Tarja’s latest release is not a typical Tarja album.  In fact it isn’t a typical rock album at all.  Where Tarja’s latest album, “Colours in the Dark” is a rock album with some classical elements, “Beauty and the beat” is more of a Classical music album with some rock thrown …

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Tarja & Elyose – Rock City, Nottingham – 12th February 2014

Tonight’s gig was Tarja’s first UK show outside London since leaving Nightwish.  As a result I was curious to see how big a crowd would attend, and when support band Elyose took to the stage at 7pm the venue wasn’t busy – they certainly suffered from the early start, but …

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