In spring 2007, around the same time Stene left Tristania, the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish was going to announce the name of their new female vocalist. Due to Stene's recent departure from Tristania, it was widely discussed in the musical circles whether Vibeke would be inducted into Nightwish to replace Tarja Turunen. The rumor was quickly denied, however, when Stene said in an interview, "I am not the new singer in Nightwish. Curiously, the name of one of the candidates was "Vibeke".
The name "Tristania" also refers to a monotypic genus of the plant kingdom in the myrtle family Myrtaceae, native to New South Wales, Australia.