Outlanders (Ex-Nightwish, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Sleeping Indian”

Outlanders, the band featuring ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen and EDM artist Torsten Stenzel, have premiered a new song titled “Sleeping Indian.” The track, which features guitarist Joe Satriani and Antiguan rapper Nkoye Zifah, can be streamed below. You can also purchase it on 7 inch vinyl.

Lamb Of God, Cradle Of Filth, Etc. Added To Knotfest Finland

More bands have been added to this year’s Knotfest Finland. The event will take place in Turku, Finland on August 12-13 and it will now feature the following:

August 12: Nightwish, Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Stam1na, Lähiöbotox, and Huora.

August 13: Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Cradle Of Filth, TesseracT, Blind Channel, Moon Shot, and Stoned Statues.

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) Signs New Solo Deal With ADA

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) has signed a new solo deal with ADA. The singer’s new single “Fire” will be released through the label on March 25.

Jansen commented:

“I’m delighted to partner with ADA as I move into this exciting phase of my career and start my journey as a solo artist. ADA is the perfect partner to help me reach as many people around the world as possible, while staying true to my indie roots.”

Sander Stijnen, head of A&R and ADA Benelux, added:

“Floor has one of the most iconic voices and is a true legend in the music industry. I’m so happy we can work on her solo material, which has seen her grow and develop as an artist and songwriter. I think people are going to be blown away with the direction she’s taken with her new music.”

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) To Release New Solo Single “Fire” This Month

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) will be releasing a new solo single, titled “Fire,” on March 25. You can pre-save that track HERE.

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) Planning To Release New Pop Single In March

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) is planning to release a new pop single on March 25. The singer confirmed the news during a recent livestream.

Jansen said the following:

“As you know, I’ve been writing music; I’ve been telling you about this for months and months. Thus far, I’ve only been saying, ‘A new song will come. A new song will come.’

And so I’ve been writing. There’s a lot of songs ready, and now there’s actually one song ready to be released. And so the thing I can tell you today is that the first song will come on the 25th of March. So now we can finally count down to a moment where something all new will come.”

It’s a pop song, so it’s not metal, it’s not rock, but it’s definitely me.”

She also discussed the rest of her new solo material:

“I guess it’s more of a mash-up [of styles] actually, though it’s not so extreme as in genres, like all of a sudden it becomes… Here’s a metal song and here’s a rock song and this is more poppy… I mean, pop music — the word of it — [it’s short for] popular music, and it kind of describes a lot, and within that it falls. I can only say that it’s not metal and it’s not rock, but it will have its influences and it will have a part of the sound.

It can’t even be so that the first song is how everything else will sound like because, yeah, if you know NIGHTWISH and also for us, it’s always so hard to pick just one song that’s gonna be like the kick-off of an album but it can never really represent everything. And I guess it’s the same for this first song that comes on the 25th of March.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Outlanders (Ex-Nightwish, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Closer To The Sky”

Outlanders, the band featuring ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen and EDM artist Torsten Stenzel, have premiered a new song titled “Closer To The Sky.” Trevor Rabin (Yes) guests on the track, which can be found below. Another single, titled “The Cruellest Goodbye,” will be released on January 28.

Ex-Nightwish Singer Tarja Turunen Teams Up With EDM Artist Torsten Stenzel For New Project Outlanders

Ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen and EDM artist Torsten Stenzel have joined forces for a new project called Outlanders. The band’s first single, “Closer To The Sky” (featuring Trevor Rabin of Yes), will be released on November 26. Aside from Rabin, the group will also be working on music with a number of other guests including: Al Di Meola, Joe Satriani, Jennifer Batten, Steve Rothery (Marillion), Mike Oldfield, Walter Giardino (Rata Blanca), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), and Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth).