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Black/Epic Metal Pioneers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Release Lyric Video for Intriguing New Single “Black Fog And Poison Wind”


The wait is almost over! Black/Epic Metal pioneers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED cloak the world in a veil of damnation with their third single and final harbinger of doom and destruction “Black Fog And Poison Wind“, cut from their striking upcoming album, Angel of Carnage Unleashed, to be revealed this Friday, November 12. The Finnish foursome, now featuring Tuomas Holopainen as a full member of the band and Kai Hahto (both Nightwish) as session drummer, delivers this final teaser alongside an intriguing lyric video.

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NIGHTWISH update about European and UK tour dates


Today, Finnish metal legends Nightwish have an important message for their fans regarding their Human. :II: Nature. tour dates.

“Dearest fans,
we are happy to confirm the following European concert dates for 2021:

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REVIEW: AURI – “Auri: II – Those We Don’t Speak Of”


by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

The creative force that is Auri features Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela and Nightwish’s keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley. Although they formed in 2011, it wasn’t until 2018 that they unveiled their debut self-titled album, which showcased their ethereal sound. Now with their sophomore release, ‘Auri: II – Those We Don’t Speak Of’they are back to enamour us once more with their unique and wondrous music.

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INTERVIEW – AURI: “We don’t know why audio frequencies make us feel the way we do. It’s like the biggest magic trick in the universe”


Interview with Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Auri was born in 2011 when Nightwish’s keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley teamed up with Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela. They first unleashed their magical charms in the form of their debut self-titled album in 2018, which displayed their otherworldly sound that is hard to define in a tremendous sense. Now, fortunately, they are back to stun us again with their sophomore album, ‘Those We Don’t Speak Of’, which is out on the 3rd of September via Nuclear Blast. In a world full of chaos due to Covid-19, Auri is the perfect escape from the madness. We caught up with the creative trio to find out all about the new album.

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Auri Release New Single ‘The Valley’


Close your eyes and dive into the magical tunes and hear Johanna´s youthful and tender voice…fragile, yet powerful and moving beyond words.

You can almost see the green and peaceful little valley taking shape in front of your inner eye.

The Valley” is the second single taken from the upcoming album “II- Those We Don´t Speak Of”, which will be released on September 3rd.

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NIGHTWISH release live video for Nemo from ‘An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World’


Clocking 150,000 attendees from more than 100 countries for their ground-breaking online concert ‘An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World‘, the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish broke records and, once again, re-wrote metal history during the most challenging time for music all over the world.

Sharing a testimonial from that memorable night, Nightwish recorded their performance of ‘Nemo and teamed up with Amazon to gift their fans a breath-taking video as an Amazon Original.

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