The brightest star of the symphonic rock scene, Tarja Turunen is certainly the most internationally well-known Finnish voice in the world of music. Soprano, composer and songwriter, she reached international fame co-founding and being for nine years the voice and image of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, collecting with them Gold and Platinum Record Awards in several countries.
The unique combination of metal music with Tarja’s soprano lead vocals gave birth to a new genre, quickly achieving critical and commercial popularity and inspiring many other metal bands and performers. But singing only somebody else’s creations was not her destiny, and her talent could fully bloom only outside that crate. Tarja had to walk alone.
Tarja's new rock album The Shadow Self and its prequel The Brightest Void have been recorded during 2015 in different part of the world and EarMusic will release them in summer 2016. They are already announced as another important milestone in Tarja’s career, and one thing for sure, they will fulfill the promises and high expectations created by her previous releases.