Ex-Nightwish Singer Tarja Turunen To Tell Her Story In “Singing In My Blood” Book

Ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen is planning to release a new book, titled “Singing In My Blood,” later this year via Rocket 88. You can find more details regarding that HERE. Turunen commented:

“Singing is in my blood. Ever since I was a little girl, I have enjoyed performing … but not being able to be on stage in 2020, I spent a lot of time looking through photo albums, seeing all those happy scenes of childhood, growing up and making music, getting to know my fans and travel the world recording and performing, having fun; those memories fill this book. In ‘Singing In My Blood’, I tell my story about making music and share lots of personal photos. It’s a big, 200-plus-page hardback filled with photographs that comes in two, deluxe versions.”

Primal Fear Premiere Video For New Single “I Will Be Gone” Featuring Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish)

Primal Fear have released a new EP titled “I Will Be Gone.” The effort features five songs including the updated title track, which features Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish), a new song titled “Vote Of No Confidence,” and three bonus tracks, “Rising Fear,” “Leave Me Alone,” and “Second To None,” from the limited digipack edition of “Metal Commando.” You can find an official video for “I Will Be Gone” below:

Primal Fear bassist Mat Sinner commented:

“There were three famous vocalists on our final wish list. That it was Tarja who got involved in this song is a matter of pure joy for all of us. Working together on the song and video was totally relaxed and professional — a great experience also because Tarja’s and Ralf’s [Scheepers] voices go together incredibly well. Now, we can expand the ‘Metal Commando’ saga with a unique chapter. We’re all really proud of this single.”

Turunen added:

“I was very happy to receive the invitation to take part in Primal Fear’s beautiful song ‘I Will Be Gone’. We started our careers nearly at the same time many years ago, and finally got a chance to work together. I love the song and personally it helped me to stay connected and rock again, even if at the studio this time. I really hope that people will like this collaboration and that it will bring them joy especially during these difficult times we are living through at the moment.”

Primal Fear To Release New Single “I Will Be Gone” Featuring Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish)

Primal Fear will be releasing a new five-track single titled “I Will Be Gone” on April 9. The effort will feature the updated title track, which features Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish), a new song titled “Vote Of No Confidence,” and three bonus tracks, “Rising Fear,” “Leave Me Alone,” and “Second To None,” from the limited digipack edition of “Metal Commando.”

Primal Fear bassist Mat Sinner commented:

“There were three famous vocalists on our final wish list. That it was Tarja who got involved in this song is a matter of pure joy for all of us. Working together on the song and video was totally relaxed and professional — a great experience also because Tarja’s and Ralf’s [Scheepers] voices go together incredibly well. Now, we can expand the ‘Metal Commando’ saga with a unique chapter. We’re all really proud of this single.”

Turunen added:

“I was very happy to receive the invitation to take part in Primal Fear’s beautiful song ‘I Will Be Gone’. We started our careers nearly at the same time many years ago, and finally got a chance to work together. I love the song and personally it helped me to stay connected and rock again, even if at the studio this time. I really hope that people will like this collaboration and that it will bring them joy especially during these difficult times we are living through at the moment.”

The single will be available on multi-colored vinyl, shaped vinyl, CD digipack, and digitally.

Watch Former And Current Nightwish Singers Tarja Turunen And Floor Jansen’s Recent Live Chat

As previously reported, former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen and the band’s current singer Floor Jansen recently took part in an Instagram Live chat together. Now, Turunen has uploaded the full conversation to YouTube. You can check that out below:

Former And Current Nightwish Singers Tarja Turunen And Floor Jansen Announce Instagram Live Chat

Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen will be taking part in an Instagram Live chat with the band’s current singer Floor Jansen tomorrow (December 8) at 1:30 p.m. EST / 10:30 a.m. PST. Turunen tweeted the following about that:

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Streams Live Version Of “Together”

Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) is streaming “Together” from her new live album “Christmas Together: Live At Olomouc And Hradec Králové 2019.” That effort will be released on November 6, alongside a reissue of her 2017 holiday album “From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas).”

Dee Snider Recording Christmas Song With Tarja Turunen

During an interview on the “Behind The Vinyl” podcast, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) revealed that he has teamed up Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) to record a Christmas song. The frontman said the following about that:

“I wrote this song for my wife many years ago. You guys may or may not know that Celine Dion recorded a Christmas song I wrote [called ‘God Bless Us Everyone’]. I wrote it as a gift for my wife; I never wrote it for commercial purposes. And I can’t — it’s just out of my range to sing it. But long story short, I decided to do my own rendition of it, and I asked Tarja to sing it as a duet with me, ’cause it’s got some really high parts in it. So Jeff Pilson from DOKKEN and FOREIGNER, he’s producing it. And we’re just finishing the tracks right now, so we’re gonna start doing the vocals. That’ll come out later this year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Judas Priest, Dropkick Murphys, As I Lay Dying, Etc. Set For 2021 Wacken Open Air Festival

The first 10 bands have been announced for the 2021 Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. The event will take place on July 29-31 and it will feature: Judas Priest, Hämatom, Dropkick Murphys, As I Lay Dying, Rose Tattoo, Tarja, Lordi, Death SS, Venom, and Moonspell.

Watch Tarja Turunen’s Recent Instagram Live Performance

Yesterday (March 28), former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen played a solo piano set on Instagram Live as part of the #TogetherAtHome series. The series, which is fueled by Global Citizen, was launched in support of the World Health Organization as everyone continues to face the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.