The long wait is finally over. After unceremoniously offloading one of the best singers in the industry (Tarja Turunen), Nightwish have announced not only the new vocalist, but also have done it with a beautiful song dedicated to children everywhere. Anette Olzon is a new breath of fresh air. Just listen to the single and you will get the idea. Soft , melodic vocals introduce this singer from a hugely popular band that surely knows no limits. So make a wish, and it will be so!
And listening to the other 3 samples on the Nightwish web-site, it is clear to see that despite three years having passed since ‘Once’, the power is still there. God I can’t wait until September!
Meanwhile, the single EVA is available from NuclearBlast records. All proceeds are going to aiding children in third world countries. Don’t you even dare try to download it illegally!
Two days now since the Champions League cup final has been done and dusted. And after Milan ran out deserved winners, a couple of scenes caught my eye. One was the salute that the Milan players gave to the Liverpool warriors as they made their way up the steps to collect the silver medal from ‘Le Roi’, my favourite Juve player ever…Michel Platini.
The second one brought tears to my eyes. Young, handsome, immensely rich and popular everywhere… and the first thing he does after winning not only this prestigious competition, but also the top scorer award? He gets down on his knees and prays. Thanking God for his love. Now that is what I call a man with guts and sense. Hail mighty Kaka’…may God’s light shine on you through your years.
Bah…and I’m not even a Milan fan. But then…honour to the victors.
Some time after I have listened to the RUSH album endlessly, another surprise springs forth in the shape of the mighty SCORPIONS..and what a humdinger of an album this is! Simply brilliant! Great growling guitar licks and riffs, brilliant vocal tunes, drumming and bass-work. But what really distinguishes the Scorps from other bands is their song-writing. Jesus Jesus what an album. I thought that the last effort, Unbreakable was great… but this is something else!!! Get this at once!
And Joy of Joys, the masters of progressive (after RUSH) , the absolutely fantastic DREAMTHEATER have just released their new album for 2007. Systematic Chaos is the title, and obviously I have put an order.. can’t wait till I get it! Knowing the Dream, it will be massive, although I felt that with Octavarium, they could go no higher. What an album that was!
On the Stillborn front, all is err…..still…changes to the line-up seem imminent again, just as we have practiced relentlessly and getting ready to go live again… any pianists reading this? We simply cannot delay the album any more though, and it seems that as soon as we have the cds we will go ahead and launch.
Keep Metal \m/