Tarja Announces New Album

Ex-Nightwish frontwoman Tarja Turunen has announced that her eighth solo album (seventh, if you exclude the atrocious Christmas album of 2017), In the Raw, will be released on 30 August under earMUSIC.

Last week, In the Raw‘s first single, ‘Dead Promises’, was released to tease the new album. Containing Tarja’s usual epic operatic choirs and a big, beefy rhythm guitar, it makes for a straightforward, catchy metal tune. The album version of ‘Dead Promises’ will feature Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork) on vocals. Why Tarja decided to make two versions of the song, I will never know. Anyway, give it a listen below.

Tarja – Dead Promises (earMUSIC)

The idea behind In the Raw is to display more raw, naked emotion than has ever before been heard in Tarja’s music. Judging by this single alone, that’s a hefty fucking statement, but I suppose we’ll see just how true it is come August.

01. Dead Promises feat Björn “Speed” Strid
02. Goodbye Stranger” feat Cristina Scabbia
03. Tears in Rain
04. Railroads
05. You And I
06. The Golden Chamber
I. Awaken
II. Loputon yö
III. Alchemy
07. Spirits of the Sea
08. Silent Masquerade feat Tommy Karevik
09. Serene
10. Shadow Play

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Stay Metal \m/

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