Singer Anette Olzon has announced that she will be releasing her first solo album Shine in February 2014 via Armoury Records. The album will be produced by Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner, co-produced by Olzon alongside Johan Kronlund and mixed by Kronlund, Nicklas Flykt and Ronny Lahti.
Olzon comments, “I am so thrilled to finally release my first solo album. I’ve been working on it for a long time. The album is very personal with songs I’ve been writing since 2009 but there are also very recent songs. The overall message of the album is that life can be really dark and filled with hardship and sadness, but you can always choose to see some light coming through, to make you stronger and full of life, making you shine… no matter what.”
Olzon was the vocalist for Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish from 2007 through 2012. She sang on Dark Passion Play and Imaginaerum. READ MORE
Nightwish have released a full trailer via Iltalehti.fi for their upcoming film Imaginaerum, the same name as their latest album. The trailer is full of visually beautiful and phantasmagoric images, including a nightmarish roller coaster, evil clowns, and far more. The movie is slated for European release on Nov. 23rd. As of yet, no US release date is planned. You can watch the trailer below.
Nightwish recently parted ways with vocalist Anette Olzon. ReVamp singer Floor Jansen has committed to vocal duties for the next few tours as well as 2013 festivals. You can hear her sing with the band here. READ MORE
Fans of the band Nightwish got a huge shock earlier this week when it was announced that the band had split with singer Anette Olzon. The band announced that their current touring schedule would NOT be affected as the band had landed a temporary replacement singer: Revamp‘s Floor Jansen (ex-After Forever). Nearly 23 minutes of video footage of Floor singing for Nightwish has surfaced, recorded at the Portland, OR concert last night (Oct. 2nd). You can watch the footage below.
Looking at the footage, it would make PERFECT sense for Floor to become the new singer of the band. She has the operatic talent (not too mention the training) of Tarja Turunen and a FAR better stage presence than Anette Olzon. READ MORE
In a somewhat shocking bit of news, Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish has parted ways with its singer Anette Olzon. The band has released an official statement, which can be read below, in which they explain the situation as well as state that no live shows will be cancelled. It has been announced that they will be using temporary singer Floor Jansen (ReVamp).
In 2005, the band released an open letter via their website in which they fired singer Tarja Turunen. READ MORE