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Windhand: new song available for streaming & European tour announced for November

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 22nd August 2013 by Pieni

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Richmond’s psychadelic doom band Windhand are about to release their second full-length album, “Soma”, and decided to show the world its first track by making it available on Soundcloud. The song is called “Orchard” and it’s streaming on this location. As for the album, it’s set to hit the stores on the 16th of September, although the fans in Germany and Benelux will be able to get it three days before, and the Americans one day later. One can also pre-order it at Relapse Records store here.

In order to promote “Soma”. which was recorded and mixed by the band’s own guitarist Garrett Morris, the band will embark on an European tour in November, along with their friends in Pilgrim. The dates/locations are as follows:

Nov 01 Gent Belgium Charlatan (w/ Weedeater)
Nov 02 Venlo, Netherlands Mudfest
Nov 05 Manchester UK Star & Garter
Nov 06 London UK Our Black Heart
Nov 08 Barcelona, Spain Rocksound
Nov 09 Madrid Spain Rock & Pop
Nov 10 Bilbao Spain Sentinel Rock Bar
Nov 15 Aalborg Denmark 1000Fryd
Nov 16 Gothenburg, Sweden Truckstop Alaska
Nov 17 Copenhagen Denmark KB18
Nov 18 Hamburg Germany Rote Flora
Nov 19 Berlin Germany Cassiopeia
Nov 20 Leipzig Germany Zoro
Nov 21 Vienna, Austria Arena
Nov 22 Gunzburg, Germany Donaustubel
Nov 23 Cologne, Germany MTC
Nov 24 Amsterdam, Netherlands OCCII

www.relapse.com
www.facebook.com/windhandva
windhandva.bandcamp.com

 

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Tarja says “No” about returning to Nightwish

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 4th October 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Ex-Nightwish frontwoman Tarja Turunen recently told Ilatehti that she won’t return to Nightwish, stating “I would be ready to return to Nightwish – if all the band and management were changed. No one knows what I went through over the years with the band. I accept how hard it is for fans to understand my feelings.

When questioned about her thoughts on Anette recently departing from Nightwish, she stated that it did not surprise her.

Keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen dismissed Tarja at the end of a tour by presenting her with an open letter which was published on the Nightwish website at the same time, which came to great shock from fans of the band and caused many to be quite vocal about the decision. He wrote: “To you, unfortunately, business, money, and things that have nothing to do with emotions have become much more important.

Anette Olzon joined the band in 2007. At the weekend she missed a concert, telling fans she’d had to go to hospital. Nightwish played the planned show with the help of backing singers from tourmates Katatonia. Anette responded by saying that should not have happened. The following day, it was announced she’d left the band, witht eh decision being “mutual”.

The Finnish metal outfit are continuing their Imaginaerum tour with Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen [ex-After Forever/ReVamp] standing in, which has led some fans to believe that she will be joining Nightwish as their new vocalist.

Floor commented “I’m trying to find words to describe how I feel, but it’s impossible to cover it. I’m on a high. The time to prepare was scarily short. I packed and left, and printed the lyrics into my head on the way over from Amsterdam to America. Next day I jumped on board the bus and the adventure began. On the day of the first who we did a long soundcheck to rehearse. You cannot imagine how nervous I was. But the intro started, I ran on staff, and all nerves were gone. The excitement lasted the entire show and way after.