12:31 - Lokaeda :p I like the sound of that instrument a lot. Make sure to check bands like Huun-Huur-Tu, Chirgilchin, Ensemble Khna Bogd to get a glimpse at it (as well as to Mongol/Tuvan folk music in general). Well worth it in my opinion :)
12:29 - Redn1ght Again with F? Meant lute. screw typos. :(
12:18 - Redn1ght Morin Khuur? I get the impression of it as a mix of flute and violin from the looks.
12:15 - Lokaeda Some folk instruments that are seldom used compared to others: Didgeridoo (can't think of a band right now), Mongol instruments such as morin khuur (Ego Fall, and a European band I can't recall the name of)
12:12 - Redn1ght Hah, Banjo... That's an interesting one.
"500 Letters" is the new video from singer Tarja taken from the new album Colours In The Dark. Shot in Tigre, near Buenos Aires, Argentina by Florian Kaltenbach, who also directed the clip for "Victim Of Ritual", this new clip has just been released worldwide online. For the first time in Tarja's history, the singer herself is the main character in the story line. With its very personal song writing and delicate topic, "500 Letters" offers a great emotional insight into the artist herself.
Former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen will share the stage and perform a duet with the band's current touring vocalist Floor Jansen (ReVamp, ex-After Forever) at this year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place from October 18th-20th at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. Tarja and Floor have released a video message regarding their upcoming collaboration which you can watch below.
Tarja has premiered a brand new video for the track "Victim Of Ritual", the second she showcases from her new solo album Colours In The Dark. Are you curious about it? You can now watch it here. Tarja's forthcoming new album will be released on August 30th in Europe via earMUSIC and will be made available in North America on August 27th through Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records. The video was shot in Berlin by Florian Kaltenbach for Hunger Film.
Naturally, fans are curious about the new material that Tarja will release on her upcoming new album Colours In The Dark which follows What Lies Beneath. She has already revealed the album's colourful cover artwork and today the lyric video for the song "Never Enough" has surfaced online. You can have a taste of the new album right now. A different version of "Never Enough" was also featured on Tarja's Act I live release.
Former Nightwish singer Tarja will release her new album Colours In The Darkin Europe on August 23rd via earMUSIC and the album will be made available in North America on August 27th through Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records. The new release is the successor to What Lies Beneath (2010) and we begin to know more about it as the cover artwork created by Dirk Rudolph has been unveiled and can now be seen below.
Finnish singer Tarja has announced more details about the upcoming new album. It will be entitled Colours In The Dark and will be released on August 23rd through EarMUSIC Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Tim Palmer in Austin, TX. Tarja has also revealed a string of tour dates (mainly in Germany), which you can check out below.
EarMUSIC and Tarja have announced the renewal of their collaboration for a set of new releases spanning over the next few years. Tarja's fans will be happy to know that the follow-up to 2010's studio album What Lies Beneath will hit stores between August and September of 2013.
Finnish singer Tarja has released a live video for the previously unreleased song "Into The Sun", taken from her upcoming first-ever solo live DVD/CD titled Act I. The single is already available on iTunes. Act I will hit stores in Europe on August 24th and in North America on September 4th via earMUSIC featuring performances in Argentina. More details about this release were previously reported here.
Tarja, also known as the former Nightwish singer, has just announced the release of her first solo live album and DVD. Titled Act I, it will be released on August 24th across the globe in the formats CD, DVD and Blu-ray via earMUSIC, the German branch of the rock-Edel Group.
The singer has announced her participation in a new project named Harus.
Here is the official statement from her official website:
"There is an old Finnish tradition when it comes to newborns - the baby is not to be named until the baptism ceremony, when he or she is presented to the family with the chosen name.
A few years ago, in 2006, a new project from Tarja was born and, following the same tradition, the time has come to baptize it, to make the presentations to the family and to give it a name - Harus.
Leaves' Eyes are happy to announce the dates of the upcoming shows in April and May 2011, headlining the tour with special guest Midnattsol, as well as being direct support for Tarja.
Singer Liv Kristine comments: "Both tours are just perfect for the release of our fourth full-length album Meredead. Firstly, I will finally share stage with my sister, Carmen Elise Espenaes (Midnattsol), which is like a dream coming true. Secondly, it's a great honor for us to go on tour with our friends and support Tarja Turunen and her outstanding band! We are really looking forward to this. It will truly be a special experience for our fans and us!"
At Nachtleben in Frankfurt the official release party of the new album Meredead will take place with some specials for the fans.
Earlier this week, the news got out that soprano Tarja Turunen will perform a unique Christmas tour 2010 with well-known Finnish musicians - Kalevi Kiviniemi, Marzi Nyman and Markku Krohn. They will perform in churches in Oulu, Lahti, Kuopio, Pori and Keuruu. The Artistic Director of the concerts is Kalevi Kiviniemi and the concerts are organized by Rowan3 Productions. Tickets are on pre-sale now.
Christmas Concerts 2010:
29.11.2010 19:00 - Oulu, Tuomiokirkko
30.11.2010 19:00 - Kuopio, Tuomiokirkko
02.12.2010 19:00 - Pori, Keski-Porin kirkko
03.12.2010 19:00 - Lahti, Sibeliustalo
05.12.2010 19:00 - Keuruu, Keuruun Uusi kirkko
Finnish soprano singer Tarja Turunen has premiered her new video for the song "I Feel Immortal" online. You can watch the new "I Feel Immortal" video below or at this location.
The video was shot in Iceland. In a statement on her website, Tarja wrote: "...it's going to be probably the most beautiful video I have ever done in my career. The country is just unbelievably amazing with its stunning landscapes, so we managed to find incredible places for shootings."
The single I Feel Immortal wil be exclusively released in Germany, Switzerland & Austria on 27th of August, and will also feature on Tarja's new album What Lies Beneath, to be released early September.
Tarja Turunen has revealed the artwork for her forthcoming new album, What Lies Beneath. Check it out here. The photo session took place in Finland last February with photographer Jens Boldt and Dirk Rudolph who created the artwork.
Turunen recently finished recording What Lies Beneath, which is now being mixed at three different locations with three different engineers. The album is said to be released somewhere late August.
Tarja Turunen has confirmed a number of new dates on her Warming Up Beneath 2010 tour - check out the itinerary below:
12 - Miskolc Ice Hall - Miskolc, Hungary
25 - Graspop Metal Meeting 2010 - Kastelsedijk, Belgium
8 - Rockweekend Festival - Söderhamn, Sweden
10 - American Beauty Car Show - Haapsalu, Estonia
15 - Masters Of Rock Festival - Vizovice, Czech Republic
23 - Kaliakra Rock Fest 2010 - Kavarna, Bulgaria
6 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
14 - Rock Pod Kamenom - Snina, Slovakia
Tarja Turunen recently finished recording her forthcoming new album, What Lies Beneath, which is now being mixed at three different locations with three different engineers.
"The first stage will take us to London," says Turunen. "I am going to spend next couple of weeks mixing part of the album with Mr. Colin Richardson (Machine Head, Bullet For My Valentine, Slipknot) at Miloco Studios.