The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) Working On New Album

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have entered the studio to work on their second album. The effort is expected to be released in fall 2019.

Olzon commented:

“I’m so excited that me and Jani will make new music again! Our first album is still proving to be such an amazing ride for me and it turned out to be maybe the best thing I’ve ever done, so far. Great songs are in the works and of course me and Jani will have so much fun hearing how the album grows from simple demos to the final master. I’ve recorded some first vocal demos and can already say that this will be as fun recording as the first one! Great times ahead and I can’t wait for you to hear our album number 2!”

Liimatainen added:

“[My] journey with wonderful Anette and the excellent Frontiers label will continue. The first album turned out even better than I had hoped and the reception we we got from the fans was unbelievable. During this past spring, I started putting together some new material for us and now all the songs are written. I am writing this on Wednesday, 21st of November, and by this time next week we are already going to be in the studio laying down the drum tracks for what I am sure will be another excellent album. So what can you expect? Musically, I think the album picks up where the last album left off. It’s very heavy, but still hyper melodic, and this time we are even exploring new musical territories we didn’t on the previous album. Now that me and Anette have one album together under our belts, we have found the style we want to pursue and also the ideal way of working together. Given all this, I think it’s safe to say that with the next album you’ll get even more of what made the first album so good, only it’s gonna be bigger, better and bolder!”

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The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) Premiere “The Ghost And The Reaper” Video

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have premiered a new video for their new song “The Ghost And The Reaper.” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released today (November 10).

The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) Share Video On The Making Of Their Debut Album

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have shared a video on the making of their self-titled debut album. That effort will be released on November 10.

The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) Premiere “Dead To Me” Lyric Video

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Dead To Me” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on November 10.

The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) Premiere New Song “Here’s To You”

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have premiered a new song titled “Here’s To You.” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on November 10.

The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) Premiere “My Sweet Mystery” Video

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have premiered a new video for their new song “My Sweet Mystery,” via Loudwire. This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on November 10.

Anette Olzon (Ex-Nightwish) And Jani Liimatainen (Ex-Sonata Arctica) Join Forces In The Dark Element

Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica) have joined forces in The Dark Element. The groups self titled debut album will be released on November 10, and the cover art/track listing can be found below, along with a stream of their eponymous track.

Track Listing:

01. “The Dark Element”
02. “My Sweet Mystery”
03. “Last Good Day”
04. “Here’s to You”
05. “Someone You Used to Know”
06. “Dead to Me”
07. “Halo”
08. “I Cannot Raise the Dead”
09. “The Ghost and the Reaper”
10. “Heaven of Your Heart”
11. “Only One Who Knows Me”

Lilmatainen commented:

“I have always been a big fan of Anette’s voice and when the opportunity to work with her arose, writing and producing an album, it was something I just couldn’t say no! It has been a blast working on the songs and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the final result. This will be epic! The songs are extremely melodic and to the point. My goal has been to write catchy songs with hooks that will haunt your dreams, and I think it’s pretty much ‘mission accomplished.’ Stay tuned for something special!”

Olzon added:

“I am so looking forward to this album and I believe our collaboration worked like a perfect match and I am really happy that Jani and Frontiers asked me to do this with them!”