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Finnish superstar Tarja Turunen revealed the brand new video for “Until My Last Breath” today. The song is the first international single from her sophomore effort, What Lies Beneath, which is now being released on September 14, 2010 in the US on The End Records.
Featuring US exclusive artwork and bonus track, What Lies Beneath was recorded and produced by Tarja and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, The Cure, Robert Plant), Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Bullet For My Valentine) and Slamm Andrews (Scores of Angels & Demon, Pirates of The Caribbean, Gladiator).
Special guests on What Lies Beneath include Phil Labonte (All That Remains), Joe Satriani, Jason Hook (5 Finger Death Punch), Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and Choir and more. A Deluxe Edition will be released simultaneously and features and additional three tracks.
What Lies Beneath Track list:
1 Anteroom of Death (featuring Van Canto with friendly permission of Napalm Records Handels GmbH)
2 Until My Last Breath
3 Dark Star (featuring Phil Labonte courtesy of Razor & Tie Entertainment)
5 Little Lies
6 Rivers of Lust
7 In For A Kill
8 Montañas de Silencio (exclusive US track)
9 Falling Awake (featuring Joe Satriani courtesy of Epic Records)
10 The Archive of Lost Dreams
11 Crimson Deep
1 We Are
3 Still of the Night
For more Tarja Turunen click here.
The first single, ‘Falling Awake‘ (featuring Jason Hook from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) will be released August 17th as a limited edition 7″ through The Omega Order and available August 24th at all digital outlets. The track is backed with ‘The Good Die Young‘ – a song from the SCORPIONS most recent album that features Tarja’s vocals.
Featuring US exclusive artwork and bonus track, the new album from the multi-platinum singer was recorded and produced by Tarja and mixed by Tim Palmer (PEAR JAM, THE CURE, ROBERT PLANT), Colin Richardson (SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) and Slamm Andrews (Scores for Angels & Demon, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Gladiator).
Special guests on What Lies Beneath include Phil Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS), JOE SATRIANI (CHICKENFOOT), Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), Will Calhoun (LIVING COLOUR), Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and Choir and more. A limited edition deluxe version of What Lies Beneath is in the works with details to be announced soon.
Tarja, best known as the original vocalist of NIGHTWISH, is the most successful female singer ever to come out of Finland, effortlessly fusing metal, classical and pop-rock. What Lies Beneath is the follow up to her debut album, My Winter Storm, which was released in 2008 and was certified platinum in Finland.
What Lies Beneath tracklisting:
‘Anteroom Of Death’ (featuring VAN CANTO)
‘Until My Last Breath’
‘Dark Star’ (featuring Phil Labonte)
‘Rivers Of Lust’
‘In For A Kill’
‘Montañas de Silencio’ (exclusive US track)
‘Falling Awake’ (featuring Joe Satriani)
‘The Archive Of Lost Dreams’
For more on Tarja Turunen click here.
Rating: 7 out of 10
Though not typically a fan of British emo-rock, when reviewing albums I always follow the self-imposed edict that all music deserves a chance. Union, the new album from the U.K.’s Intervurt was no exception, and quite frankly, that’s a good thing. The album’s opening track “Suffering” kicks things off with an industrial style opening chord, which quickly breaks into an upbeat melting pot of Depeche Mode, early U2, and INXS all rolled into one. “Suffering” sets the tone for the next three tracks which follow in it’s footsteps stylistically, until…
Track 5, “Scars and Stripes” hits us with a musical styling reminiscent of The Nixons’ “Foma”, one of the few non-metal albums from the 90′s that I still find myself occasionally listening to. From there, things continue to change, with the next offering “Diesel”. One of the better tracks on the album, “Diesel” draws a comparison to something that could’ve easily been included on Scott Weiland‘s drug-induced hallucination that he called “Barbarella”. The album finds it’s own “Industrial Revolution” with the next track, “Merla”. Perhaps my favorite song on the album, “Merla” is a musical mesh of part Radiohead, part Stabbing Westward.
The metamorphosis doesn’t stop here, however… “The Fear” brings back a U2 feel, that would make Bono choke on his Guinness. Intervurt continue the up-tempo onslaught with “Saturday Night”, before leaving us with one more welcome dose of Radiohead, known as “City of Moods”.
All in all, Intervurt has done a brilliant job with this offering, and makes this metal-head raise a pint to the boys from Britain. Trust me on this one, at the risk of sounding like less of a man, open your mind and cast your prejudices aside, this album comes highly recommended. If you’re a fan of Depeche Mode, Radiohead, U2, The Cure, or even Queens of the Stone Age, this album is for you.