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Tarja and Sharon: New BBFs

We’re delighted to be giving the UK debut to the brand new Within Temptation video – featuring none other than former Nightwish singer, Tarja Turunen!

Paradise (What About Us?) is taken from the brand new Within Temptation EP of the same name, out today and also featuring three demo versions from the Dutch symphonic metal masters’ new album!

Check out this most royal of heavy metal pairings below:

The new Within Temptation album will land next year via Dramatico. Catch the band at the following UK dates:

April 11, 2014 | UK | MANCHESTER | APOLLO
April 12, 2014 | UK | LONDON | WEMBLEY ARENA
April 14, 2014 | UK | NEWCASTLE | ACADEMY
April 15, 2014 | UK | GLASGOW | ACADEMY
April 16, 2014 | UK | BIRMINGHAM | ACADEMY

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Dutch act Within Temptation announced that the band’s upcoming new single/EP “Paradise (What About Us?)” will also see a guest appearance by former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen. The extended single will be available on September 27th (EU) and October 1st (North America) via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders through iTunes can be made at this location .

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Two distinctive female vocals team up for a new single.

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Tarja and Sharon: New BBFs

Symphonic metal fans around the world are set to lose their shit as it’s been revealed that the new Within Temptation single will feature none other than former Nightwish singer, Tarja Turunen!

Paradise (What About Us?) will land later this month and will be the first new Within Temptation track to be released from their upcoming, as-yet-untitled new album, due out early next year.

“When we had written the first version of Paradise and listened back to the demo we’d recorded and the epic power of the song, we thought of Tarja instantly,” says WT’s Sharon Den Adel. “How well this track would fit her classical voice and how extra special it would be if we sang it together. The more we thought about this wild idea, the more excited we got about it!

“Of course I didn’t know what to expect from Tarja, as we’d never actually met in person ’till June this year. Our first encounter was via a Skype call we’d set-up to discuss the collaboration and we immediately clicked, not only creatively but personally. After we’d spoken, it felt completely natural that we would do this together!”

Within Temptation: Back in the studio, soon back on the road

“It was very nice to finally meet Sharon and the Within Temptation guys,” adds Tarja. “I truly appreciate the invitation and the opportunity to work with them on their song ‘Paradise’. So wonderful that they thought of me! I hope our fans will like this ‘girl power’ duet!”

Within Temptation will return to the UK in early 2014 for a string of dates that includes a stop at Wembley Arena! You can catch Sharon and the boys at the following venues:

JANUARY 2014
FRIDAY            24                    O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM
SATURDAY     25                    WEMBLEY ARENA
MONDAY         27                    O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER
TUESDAY        28                    O2 ACADEMY GLASGOW
WEDNESDAY  29                   O2 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE

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Former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has praised the new solo effort from her NIGHTWISH predecessor, Tarja Turunen, calling it “[Tarja‘s] best album so far.”

In an August 24 posting on her official blog, Anette wrote: “I am sitting listening to a great album together with my morning coffee and the album is Tarja‘s new album, ‘Colours In The Dark’. I can say that if you like Tarja, go and get this album on August 30th. It’s really her best album so far, even if I like them all, but she has definitely found her own style and this album is really great! I especially like the beautiful choirs and her voice is just perfect in all the songs and the guitar sound is great!”

Turunen was fired from NIGHTWISH at the end of the band’s 2005 tour by being presented with an open letter which was published on the NIGHTWISH web site at the same time. In the letter, the other members of NIGHTWISH wrote: “To you, unfortunately, business, money, and things that have nothing to do with emotions have become much more important.”

When a female fan commented on Anette‘s blog posting by saying that she was proud of Olzon for writing about Tarja “so beautifully considering [the] circumstances [under which Anette] became NIGHTWISH‘s new vocalist,” Anette repied, “I have never ever had anything against Tarja and have her albums at home. What the men in NIGHTWISH do and did has never been supported by me.”

Olzon abruptly left NIGHTWISH last September in the middle of the band’s North American tour. She has since been replaced on the road by former AFTER FOREVER and current REVAMP singer Floor Jansen.

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The third and fourth in a series of clips featuring a track-by-track breakdown of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen’s forthcoming album, “Colours In The Dark”, can be seen below.

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Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Victim Of Ritual”, the new video from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be seen below.

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The first in a series of clips featuring a track-by-track breakdown of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen’s forthcoming album, “Colours In The Dark”, can be seen below.

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Brazilian melodic metallers ANGRA will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their 1993 debut album, “Angels Cry”, with a special concert on August 25 at HSBC Brasil in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Part three of a new question-and-answer session with former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen can be seen below.

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