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 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.
Continue reading 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”
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.
Continue reading Auri Release New Single ‘The Valley’
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.
Continue reading NIGHTWISH release live video for Nemo from ‘An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World’
“Once I had a dream, and this is it”.
This is the opening line of an album that would change the lives of some young Finnish musicians with fire in their hearts and an ocean full of sweet music in their souls. An album that would also influence thousands of people all over the world for years to come. Once, Nightwish‘s fifth studio album saw the light of day on June 7th 2004 – it changed the metal world completely and made the band living legends.
Continue reading NIGHTWISH reawaken their legendary album ‘Once’ as remastered version
The interactive concert experiences titled An Evening with Nightwish In a Virtual World, that will kick off their Human. :II: Nature. World Tour have been rescheduled from March to May due to changes in the band’s touring schedule. The new dates are Friday May 28th and Saturday May 29th 2021.
Continue reading NIGHTWISH – an evening with Nightwish in a virtual world rescheduled for May
- Tickets purchased for the original dates are automatically valid for the new dates, or can be returned by March 12th 2021. More details further below.
- 2 day tickets will be on sale for the current price until February 14th 2021, 21:59 GMT. After this the price will go up.
- VIP packages will go on sale at the same time. The VIP package includes a virtual session with the as yet unrevealed bass player of Nightwish’s Human. :II: Nature. tour, amongst other perks. The identity of the bass player will be revealed in the live virtual session included in the VIP package on Friday May 28th 2021