Tarja Turunen, Temperance & TULIP @ Backstage, Munich, 6.3.2022
6. March 2022 @ 19:00 - 23:0041,70€
Three big T’s on tour. Be there at the Backstage Munich.
The brightest star of the symphonic rock scene, Tarja Turunen is certainly the most well-known Finnish voice in the world of music. Soprano, composer and songwriter, she reached international fame co-founding the metal band Nightwish. The unique combination of metal music with Tarja’s soprano lead vocals gave birth to a new genre, inspiring many other metal bands. But Tarja had to walk alone.
In 2006 Tarja started her own solo career successfully devoted to both classical and rock music. Her classical work include Christmas shows and concerts with orchestras and choirs, like the project Beauty & the Beat (Live) in addition to the Christmas album Henkäys Ikuisuudesta (Jouluinen Platinapainos) (2006), From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) and the classical studio album Ave Maria – En Plein Air (2015). Tarja’s collaborations include Schiller, Doro, Scorpions, Mike Oldfield and Within Temptation.
But the unique synergy between Tarja’s classical and rock inspirations is fully expressed in her solo rock career, that started with her first solo studio album My Winter Storm (2007), followed by What Lies Beneath (2010), Colours in the Dark (2013) and The Shadow Self (2016).
Tarja’s live performances can be admired in the most recent live-art-video Act II (2018), sequel of Act I (2012).
Tarja’s brand new rock album In The Raw, released on August 2019, within the first hours went #1 in the iTunes rock/heavy charts in several countries.
TEMPERANCE is where exceptional vocal melodies, energetic Metal guitar riffing and symphonic atmospheres meet in perfect harmony. Led by a unique vocal triad, TEMPERANCE manages to unite heaviness with an impressive level of catchy melodies that will make you want to push the repeat button instantly.
Different from most Symphonic Metal bands, TEMPERANCE brings together no less than three vocalists, all adding their own style and flavor to the ensemble. The combination of Alessia Scolletti’s crystalline voice, the strong timbre of Michele Guaitoli and the rough vocals of mastermind and guitarist Marco Pastorino, make TEMPERANCE stand out completely. With Millions of Youtube views, hymns as ‘The Last Hope In A World Of Hopes’ or ‘Of Jupiter And Moons’ seem to prove that point.
After building up with 4 albums released in the past 5 years, TEMPERANCE is now all set to join the premier league, releasing their upcoming album, ‘VIRIDIAN’, worldwide via Napalm Records on January 24th, 2020!
VIRIDIAN is a perfect blend of green and blue. While green stands for balance and harmony, blue is the color of trust and sincerity. This is exactly what you will get with TEMPERANCE’s newest album: a perfectly balanced and harmonized combination of the three singers’ voices, sincere lyrics and discovery of new shades of “the TEMPERANCE sound”.
‘VIRIDIAN’ was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, EPICA, Amaranthe), with the cover artwork by Yann Souetre (Ayreon). TEMPERANCE clearly is ready to spread their energy all over the world!
Over the past four years the band performed more than 200 shows worldwide, including a full European tour supporting Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, another EU tour supporting Serenity, one Japan tour and finally two own headlining tours in Europe. On top of that, the band performed in support of Nightwish, Slipknot, Within Temptation among others!
In support of VIRIDIAN, TEMPERANCE was chosen to be Special Guest on Tarja Turunen’s RAW Tour. The band is beyond thrilled and honored to support the Queen of Metal herself throughout the main European markets in 2021.
Forged in the fire of excommunication, Texan transplants ‘Tulip’ deliver their own brand of symphonic metal, spearheaded by ex-professional opera vocalist Ashleigh Semkiw, and Colin Parrish on guitar.
Emerging together for the first time in September 2018, the members of Tulip are established artists, having performed for a decade in their respective past acts; Ashleigh in professional opera, Brandon with ONI throughout Europe alongside the likes of Children of Bodom and Lamb Of God, Ryan sessioning across the USA and Canada, and co-lead member Colin as an accomplished recording and mix engineer.
‘TULIP’, their self-titled debut EP was self written, recorded and mixed, and was mastered by the legendary Troy Glessner (Devin Townsend, August Burns Red, Disturbed). The five song collection delivers symphonic metal with a modern groove oriented twist.
Following their first US tour with Swedish metal outfit Evergrey, Tulip went even further with their next recorded effort. The upcoming LP “High Strangeness” boasts twelve tracks of bone crushing drums, searing guitars and masterful vocals underpinned with full orchestration and layered synths.