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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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Elyose – Rock City, Nottingham – 12/02/2014 Photos

French band Elyose were the support act for Tarja’s European tour including dates in London and Nottingham, and put in an excellent performance that went down very well with the crowd. Check out these photos of their performance..

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Metal Female Voices Festival – Day 3 Reviewed

Metal Female Voices Festival – Day 3 Reviewed

A superb closing day to an excellent festival.   A slightly later start to the final day meant that a few sore heads could be nursed before heading back to the arena to catch another ten bands rock the crowd. First on stage were L’Endevi(7/10) from Valencia, who despite being …

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Within Temptation – Paradise (What About Us?) E.P.

‘Paradise’ = noun, “a place or condition of great happiness, where everything is exactly as you would like it to be”. A description never more apt.       Continuing their relentless march towards conquering the globe, Within Temptation throw out this four track E.P. ahead of next years highly …

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Tarja – Colours in the dark

Finnish singer Tarja Turunen is back with her third rock/metal solo album – Colours in the dark.  Tarja is the Finnish classical singer who with Nightwish changed the female fronted metal scene dramatically.  No longer were female vocals limited to standard rock or metal styles (e.g. Doro or Girlschool), instead …

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Tarja Turunen interview

I recently spoke to former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen during her very brief trip to London to promote her forthcoming album – Colours in the dark.  We discussed the writing process for the album, the choice of ‘Victims of ritual’ as the first single, her touring plans both with her …

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Tarja – Victim of ritual (single)

Tarja’s new album, Colours in the dark, is due for release on 23rd August, but ahead of that comes the first single from the new album – ‘Victim of ritual’. The song is inspired by a well known piece of classical music, ‘Bolero’ by Maurice Ravel.  You can actually hear …

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METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST – Interview with co-founder Val.

With the eleventh edition looming and bands being announced as we speak, we decided to grab festival co-founder Val, to ask her about the festivals origins and how it has now developed into quite a unique event in the Metal calender.                .   First of all, many thanks …

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Interview with Tarja Turunen

Former Nightwish singer Tarja is about to issue her first live release – Act 1.  Available as a double CD or as DVD/Blu-ray its a great album that we at Planetmosh have reviewed – check out our reviews here – CD review: https://planetmosh.com/tarja-act-1-cd/     DVD review: https://planetmosh.com/tarja-act-1-dvdblu-ray/ Tarja was kind enough …

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Tarja – Act 1 (DVD/Blu Ray)

Former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen is about to release her first live CD/DVD/Blu Ray – Act 1.  It was recorded at the end of March 2012 in Argentina. Planetmosh recently reviewed the CD version of Act 1 – you can read the review here – https://planetmosh.com/tarja-act-1-cd/ Now it’s the turn …

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