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CONCERT PHOTOS: Turmion Kätilöt; Kuopio RockCock 2016; Kuopio, Finland


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Music Review: Avantasia CD: Ghostlights

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You don’t see many rock opera spectacle these days.  In fact you never saw many of them to begin with but in this day and age they are basically extinct with the exception of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  Thanks to Tobias Sammet and his super group of guest musicians in the form of Avantasia we can always be assured we are going to get a healthy dose of Euro rock opera every few years.  Well the year of 2016 unleashes Avantasia’s ‘Ghostlights’ which has a whole slew of guest musicians from Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot), Michael Kiske (Helloween) to just name a few.  Continue reading Music Review: Avantasia CD: Ghostlights

Video Interview: Marco Hietala of Nightwish; May 11th, 2015; Nashville, Tennessee

I sit and talk with Marco Hietala of Nightwish in Nashville about their new album ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’. We talk about the album’s theme, Floor’s contribution to the band in the studio and of course about Nightwish’s first time in Tennessee!