Tarja has written a letter to the 'Tarja Turunen Fan' website outlining her feelings on her former bandmates decision to fire her. While not an official statement, the former frontwoman had the following to say:
"I don't have words to express my feelings at the moment. I am devastated. This thing happened in a way that I didn't have a slight chance to give my opinion about it. I got fired out of a band that represents the last 9 years of my life and I am very sad about it. It has been very cruel the way the band handled this in public. This doesn't change the fact that we were doing amazing music together, but I will never forget the fact that they didn't give me the chance to say good bye for the people as a Nightwish singer."
The following message was posted on the official Diamond Head's website:
Diamond Head will be filming the London Astoria show on Friday 4th November for the bands first ever live DVD. It will be released by Secret Films next year. It would be great to see you there and be part of the action! The times have been revised for this show. They are as follows;
JAGUAR; 5.10 - 5.40
BRONZ, 6 - 6.30
PRAYING MANTIS, 6.50 - 7.35
WITCHFYNDE,7.55 - 8.40
DIAMOND HEAD, 9 - 10.15.
The following messaga was postes on the Edendbeast's website:
"A lot has happened since the last update, both good and bad stuff. Here we go.
Two members have left edenbeast: Erik M. Nielsen (bass) and Steen Knudsen (vocals).
They left for pretty much the same reason - lack of time and dedication, due to other priorities within their lives. We accept their decision and wish them all the best in their future endeavours!
This leaves us in need of a vocalist and...a guitarist? Yes, the bass playing duties are now handled by Bjorn O. who felt the need of a change and grabbed the opportunity when Erik left."
After 7 years in BRAN BARR, Amorgen decided to stop her cooperation with the band. Despite her departure which occured several months ago, she recently recorded her bombarde and flute sessions on the "Sidh" new album... Kraban is now the full-time flutist of BRAN BARR.
The band will play live in Paris on November 12th 2005 (the return in town afrer 3 years of silence) and in Gießen (Germany) on November 18th & 19th 2005...
The UK doom band featuring Ian Arkley (Seventh Angel, ex-Ashen Mortality, ex-Paramaecium) inked a deal with Bombworks Records. The band will enter in the studio on early November to record their debut album, which "will feature 6 or 7 brand new LONG songs plus the 2 tracks from the recent 2-song EP as bonus tracks." The album is expected to be ready sometime in early 2006.
I am writing to let you all know that I am leaving Vanishing Point. My reasons are personal and it was a decision that I needed to make. Lately I've noticed my life going in a different direction. I felt a lack of passion and drive that I once felt for the band. Vanishing Point needs a member who shares the same vision and future goals. I felt it was the best thing to do for myself but more importantly for the future of Vanishing
Point. It was one of the biggest and hardest decisions that I've ever had to make.
Vanishing Point has been one of the best experiences of my life. It was a childhood dream of mine to be in a band just like Vanishing Point. I have the utmost respect for Tommy, Jack, Silvio and Chris and I wish them all the best for the future. I thank you all for the great times and the opportunity to create and play great music with you. You are friends for life.
The band finished the recordings for the upcoming album "Projekt X-Katon", which is expected to be release in January 2006. It was "mastered by Goran Finnberg at the Mastering Room in Stockholm , after being previously recorded at the Heartbeat studio ( Venice ) and mixed by Giuseppe Orlando at Outer Sounds Studios ( Rome )".
The album is describe by the label as "the most complete album ENSOPH has ever recorded. With an incredible turn in songwriting, the band has been able to make their proposal much more direct and straight-to-your-face, not losing what has always been their main characteristic, the extreme complex and intense arrangements. A special attention as said has been paid to the songwriting".
SPV USA will be releasing SEPULTURA's "Live in São Paulo" CD and DVD on November 8. Recorded on April 3, 2005 in front of a rabid hometown crowd — 90 percent of which was reportedly decked out in SEPULTURA gear — the band played a "best of" setlist with tracks that go as far back as 1985's "Bestial Devastation" all the way to 2003's "Roorback".
"Live in São Paulo" will be released on CD and DVD as two separate packages. The complete track listing is as follows:
02. Apes of God
03. Slave New World
07. Inner Self / Beneath the Remains
08. Escape to the Void
DEF LEPPARD have pushed back the release date for the companion DVD to the near-platinum "Rock of Ages" double CD to November 15 from the previously announced November 8. The release assembles the band's greatest videos for the first time on one DVD, along with the video for "Now" (previously unavailable in North America). Also included is the brand new, 2005 rehearsal bonus video for the band's song "No Matter What". As added bonuses, the audio has been remastered with DTS & Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Dolby stereo, a first track-by-track commentary by the entire band is included, and there is a Personal Playlist option, where the viewer gets to sequence each video to their liking.
The last gig of the "Once" World Tour in Hartwall-Arena, Helsinki was recorded for the "End Of An Era" live release. At the end of this gig a letter was given to Tarja Turunen (Nightwish's singer) by the rest of the band in which the they (Tuomas,Emppu, Jukka & Marco) explain their decision of leaving her out of the band.
The open letter given to Tarja says:
It's time to choose whether the story of Nightwish ends here or whether it will still continue an undetermined period of time. We've been working with this creation for 9 years and we are not ready to give up yet. Nightwish is a way of life, something to live for, and we're certain we can't let it go.
A chat between the member of the band and some fans was posted on the Summoning official forum. In there the band talked about the current status of the upcoming album as well as other topics.
All the recordings have been made except the vocals which were already started by Silenius few days ago. After finishing the recordings the band will have some more work to do, as adding some speech samples as well as the master, coverlayout, etc.. The record will also content some orkish lenguage words.
There is not a precise date for the release of the upcoming album, but it will be hopefully finished before 2007. The tracklist is not avaibable yet, but they (Summoning members) revealed that the album will have 9 tracks (including the intro). About the Box Set they will take care about it after finishing the album.
The fifth studio album by Edenbridge is called "The Grand Design" and will be released in Spring 2006. The production will take place in "Farpoint Station studio" (Austria) and "Thin Ice Studio" in England together with Karl Groom (Threshold). The prominent guests that are confirmed are Dennis Ward and Robby Valentine ! Both will be responsible for backing vocals and choirs on the new album.
Lanvall: " A dream has come true for me that Robby Valentine will take part on the next album. I´ve been in contact with him for a long time now, but unfortunately we never met personally when we were on tour in Holland. When then he also invites you to come to Holland and work with him in his studio, it´s something really special ! Wonderful that Dennis is again doing choirs, his voice is perfectly harmonizing with Sabine´s and had a very important role on "Shine", this is something to continue with and build upon. I´ve been knowing Karl Groom for more than 10 years now, Threshold are one of my and Sabine´s absolute favorite bands and I love Karl´s productions."