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Nightwish to embark on special Decades: World Tour, beginning in North America

Posted by on June 9, 2017

Symphonic metal legends Nightwish will embark a nine-month-long Decades: World Tour, beginning in North America in March 2018. The icons will make 34 stops between America and Canada and this time, they are promising a “very special setlist” for the tour, featuring songs from their earlier years. We can only guess and hope which songs […]

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Nightwish vocalist and Sabaton drummer welcome baby Freja

Posted by on March 17, 2017

Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen and Sabaton drummer Hannes Van Dahl welcomed their first child, Freja on March 15. While Nightwish are taking an obvious break on the road, Van Dahl is sitting out for the remainder of Sabaton’s European dates  to spend time with his new family. Filling in for him for the Europe dates […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/18: Debuts reanimate the charts

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This is more like the Metal By Numbers you’re used to seeing, now that albums are actually coming out. They’re noteworthy ones too, featuring everything from a covers EP to a album to a […]

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Contest: Win a limited edition Tarja Turunen box set!

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Last year, former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen released her fourth solo album, The Shadow Self. Already acclaimed for her powerful, emotive and sometimes operatic voice, she’s now closing in on ten years of being a solo artist. We dug around the Metal Insider prize closet, and found a limited edition box set of 2013’s Colours in the […]

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New & Noteworthy: January 6th

Posted by on January 6, 2017

Albeit a terrible year high profile celebrity deaths, 2016 was quite an excellent one for music releases. 2017 looks to have a lot of potential, with the first week of the year bringing new Nightwish, Halestorm, and Chasing Safety as well as an Ice Nine Kills re-release, and a handful of vinyl releases. It’s not […]

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Nightwish’s Floor Jansen thinks Slayer are “dreadful”

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Of the big four bands, Slayer is arguably the most metal. You don’t see Metallica fans carving their logo into their arms. Anthrax don’t have a song called “Angel of Death,” and 6/6 isn’t the International Day of Megadeth. But despite their iconic status, they’re not for everyone. Take, for example, Nightwish singer Floor Jansen. […]

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Nightwish’s Floor Jansen is pregnant

Posted by on September 19, 2016

Big surprise for the metal world as Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen has announced that she is four months pregnant! Her and Sabaton drummer Hannes Van Dahl are expecting their very first child, and this could be the beginning of a new generation of metal.  The announcement came on Sept 18th, an announcement that likely no one […]

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Olympic synchronized swimming team uses Kamelot, wins bronze

Posted by on August 19, 2016

As you’re most likely aware by now, you know the 2016 Summer Olympics are taking place as we speak. Sure, Ryan Lochte getting drunk and (not) robbed is taking away from the actual competition, but there’s actually some swimming, running, and other stuff going on, (and yes, the United States are running away with it so far). […]

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This dancing Nightwish fan at Download is the best Nightwish fan

Posted by on June 14, 2016

If you kept up with the events at European festivals this past weekend, you might have heard of Download Festival in the UK suffering some relentless storms and flooding, making it a real pain to camp and be there. But despite the adversity, there was at least one magnificent creature who made the most out of […]

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And the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards winners this year are…

Posted by on June 13, 2016

The Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards happened tonight in the UK and among their nominees, there were many great bands including Enslaved, Slayer or Lamb of God but unfortunately not everyone can take home the prize, so we bring you the list of winners for this year’s edition. Among the winners and celebrations, there were […]

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