Former Nightwish singer Anette Olzon is considering ditching physical album sales for online-only projects in future after parting ways with her record label, nine months after the release of her debut solo disc.
Olzon's record, Shine, hit stores in March (14) and garnered positive reviews, but the singer reveals she has since left earMusic, suggesting poor sales are to blame.
In a Facebook.com message, she writes, "I actually don't know (when I'll release my next album), since I have decided to part ways with my record label and go on my own. So let's see when and how I will release something. (I) probably will release most stuff only in (sic) the Internet and iTunes and so on, since album sales are so bad nowadays."
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Nightwish drummer Jukka Nevalainen is temporarily leaving the metal band to deal with personal health issues.
The Finnish group is in the middle of recording its new album, but Nevalainen has made the difficult decision to step away from the project.
Nevalainen posted a video on YouTube.com, on Wednesday (06Aug14) and said, "For a number of years, I have suffered from occasional but very difficult insomnia, something that has been my unwanted companion during many of our tours, too. I've done my best to try to control it or at least to cope with it... There is no 100 per cent cure for the problem.
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Rockers Nightwish have drafted in a replacement singer to help them complete their ongoing world tour following the departure of frontwoman Anette Olzon.
Olzon joined the Finnish group in 2007 as a replacement for original vocalist Tarja Turunen and the musicians have confirmed she will no longer be a part of the band.
They have now drafted in former After Forever singer Floor Jansen to take her place so they can continue with their Imaginaerum world tour.
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The Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards make your brain become ''liquefied'' according to host Chris Jericho.
The Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards will make fans brains ''liquefy'' according to Chris Jericho.
The 10th annual rock event will return next month, hosted by the retired WWE wrestler and frontman of Fozzy, who is excited about fronting the event for the first time.
He said: ''Your head is going to explode. Your brain is going to become liquefied. Your bones are going to crumble into dust... Crank it up! It's going to be awesome.''
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Scandinavian rockers Nightwish were forced to end a gig in Brazil early on Monday night (10Nov08), after lead singer ANETTE OLZON burst into tears and stormed offstage.
The band were midway through their performance in Belo Horizonte when Olzon broke down after singing The Poet and the Pendulum. After she left the stage, other bandmembers attempted to continue without her, and even performed two more cover songs, before calling time, explaining to the audience that Olzon is experiencing personal problems, reports the website Blabbermouth.
The incident comes less than two months after Olzen's "sudden severe illness" forced the band to end its North American tour early.
Finnish rockers Nightwish have finally replaced their former frontwoman TARJA TURUNEN, 19 months after the singer was sacked.
Anette Olzon, a 35-year-old Swede, has already taped her parts for the next Nightwish album, due in September (07).
She says, "During my singing career I've sung nearly every kind of music that there is. I was raised in a musical family and I've been singing since childhood.
"I've been in several other bands over the years, I've sung in choirs, done studio work for various projects and I've even occasionally been a wedding singer."
Turunen was axed in a letter given to her in Helsinki, Finland, by her former colleagues after their final world tour performance. They accused her of "greed, underestimating the fans, and breaking promises".
Keyboard player TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN says, "The new singer will be chosen not only for her singing skills.
Continue reading: Nightwish Seeking New Sound With Turunen Replacement
Turunen was axed in a letter given to her in Helsinki, Finland, by her former colleagues after their final world tour performance.
And excerpts from the letter, which have been printed on a fansite, indicate that Turunen had previously told bandmate TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN she didn't need Nightwish anymore.
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Nightwish frontman TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN stands by his decision to sack the band's singer TARJA TURUNEN - but admits it was on the hardest things he's ever done.
The Finnish band dispensed with Turunen's services by letter in October (04), accusing her of "greed, underestimating the fans, and breaking promises".
Holopainen says, "It is all very stressful. It was the most difficult thing I ever had to do but it is a mixture of pain, hope and relief. I also believe that time will heal all wounds.
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Turunen was axed in a letter from her former colleagues, who accused her of "greed, underestimating the fans, and breaking promises".
But she has told two press conferences she had decided to leave Nightwish in December 2004, and was making one final album with the band.
Continue reading: Turunen Already Planned To Quit Nightwish