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Nightwish To Re-Issue “End Of An Era” Live Release

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The Press Release:
October 21st 2005 is a historic date for every NIGHTWISH fan – many tears flowed, yet the foundation was laid for a new beginning and the ongoing continuity of the band. What subsequently appeared as the DVD titled End Of An Era was not only the final show of their mega-selling “Once” tour, but also the very last joint performance with their singer Tarja Turunen. Due to all of these facets and more, the DVD will give you goose bumps many times over, yet it crowns the end of the Tarja chapter with a unique show that could hardly have been better or more spectacular. The setlist is stunning and contains 18 hymns, such as the opening “Dark Chest Of Wonders,” “Sleeping Sun,” “Nemo” and “Bless The Child” through to the final “Wish I Had An Angel”. If you do not already own this live masterpiece, you can now look forward to the extensive new edition.

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On December 07th End Of An Era will be re-released as 3LP and Earbook formats including BluRay, 2CD and 3LP. Pre-order starts today: http://nblast.de/NightwishEndOfAnEra – Or at the NIGHTWISH webshop: shop.nightwish.com To get an impression of that breathtaking show, watch the live clip of “Nemo,” here:


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Korpiklaani Announces North American Tour w Arkona

Though I’m not exactly in place at my Heavy Metal HQ in NYC at the moment, I’ve been monitoring the events to come and all the happenings that you need to know straight away. That leads me to this fresh tour news from Finnish Folk Metal masters Korpiklaani. Check it out below.

The Press Release:
Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are set to release their new studio album Kulkija (“Wanderer”), on September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. To bridge the gap until its unveiling, the band has launched another album trailer, in which they talk about the album’s recording and production. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcugCiRzQl4
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Dramatic Lineup Changes In Finland’s Santa Cruz :(

It was just about a week ago when I pointed out that the Finnish Rock band Santa Cruz had pulled out of the remaining dates on their US Tour. They were one of the many openers for Fozzy and also doing some headlining dates on the off times during this run. We did that HERE if you missed it and want to be properly up to speed.

Though there wasn’t any sort of full OFFICIAL PRESS STATEMENT made about the status of the tour and why it was cancelled on their Official Website or Facebook Page, it seemed as though the band members took to their personal Instagrams and posted that they had left the group; Here are the embedded posts from Johnny Cruz, Taz Cruz and Middy Cruz (Joonas Parkkonen, Mitja Toivonen and Tapani Fagerstrom respectively).


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Santa Cruz Cancels Spring Headline & Fozzy Supporting Dates

Finnish Rock sensations Santa Cruz are currently on the road supporting Fozzy (which we shared months ago on THIS POST) and well, earlier today the band issued the statement that follows their photo. Let’s have a look.

The Statement: “Santa Cruz fans, we regret to inform you that we had to cancel our remaining shows on the U.S. Tour. If you purchased tickets for our headline shows (March 20th, 22nd, 23rd or 24th), please contact the appropriate venue for information on refunds.”

The Cancelled Gigs:
March 20, 2018: Pub Station (Headline) @Billings, MT
March 22, 2018: The Aquarium (Headline) @Fargo, ND
March 23, 2018: Nomad (Headline) @Minneapolis, MN
March 24, 2018: What’s Up (Headline) @Mankato, MN
March 27, 2018: Turner Ballroom w/Fozzy @Milwaukee, WI
March 28, 2018: Bottom Lounge w/Fozzy @Chigago, IL
March 29, 2018: Intersection w/Fozzy @Grand Rapids, MI
March 30, 2018: Shelter w/Fozzy @Detroit, MI
March 31, 2018: Oddbody’s w/Fozzy @Dayton, OH
April 2, 2018: House Of Blues w/Fozzy @Cleveland, OH
April 3, 2018: Jergel’s w/Fozzy @Pittsburgh, PA
April 4, 2018: Upstate Concert Hall w/Fozzy @Clifton Park, NY
April 5, 2018: The Gramercy w/Fozzy @New York, NY
April 6, 2018: The Foundry w/Fozzy @Philadelphia, PA
April 7, 2018: Aura w/Fozzy @Portland, ME
April 8, 2018: Wally’s Pub w/Fozzy @Hampton Beach, NH

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Infinity Concerts Announces Exclusive Tarja Turunen NYC Show In September 2018

It feels like we’ve got Finnish musical greats on the mind for the past week that led us to last night’s spectacular Nightwish show at the Playstation Theater. If you missed that one it was your loss for sure and I’ll be cobbling together a full review with a gallery as soon as my head stops rattling because I had SUCH a great time with so many friends at this one. Now, the reason this notice exists is to tell you that the folks over at Infinity Concerts have announced a special one-off NYC show by the original voice of Nightwish, the one and only Tarja Turunen. Take a look at their statement below the dramatic poster. I’ll opine some more afterwards, don’t worry.

“It’s been a while folks… but we have some news! New York City fans; get ready to welcome the one and only Tarja Turunen for a very special night September 6th; for an exclusive area show!”

PiercingMetal Thoughts: According to my records, it’s been a LONG time like they denoted and it was back in 2009 that Tarja last did a performance in NYC. It was a show that I was happy to have attended and it was all documented in words and images on a Concert Review that you can examine HERE. I’m really curious as to what kind of show this might be for the fans because Tarja has been experimenting with sound across the last few albums. She has done a few classical themed released, some Hard-edged Rock and even a Christmas Album (albeit a slightly darker one in tone). Considering this is a one-off show, and given the size of the Highline Ballroom, these tickets will likely sell out quick. You can get yours care of our Calendar entry HERE. What do you readers think about this special appearance? Will you be on point? Chime in down in the comments section below. All the topical notations are approved immediately.

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Tarja by Ken Pierce (2009)

Official Website: http://www.tarja.net