Friday, April 19, 2024

Tarja Turunen… Singing is in her Bloood

Making her name as the vocalist with Nightwish between 1996 and 2005, before launching her solo career, Tarja Turunen has become one of Finland’s biggest singing stars, and now releases an English-language version of her book Singing In My Blood.

‘Singing is in my blood. Ever since I was a little girl, I have enjoyed performing,” remarked Turunen. “But not being able to be on stage in 2020 I spent a lot of time looking through photo albums, seeing all those happy scenes of childhood, growing up and making music, getting to know my fans and travel the world recording and performing, having fun; those memories fill this book’. 

The Finnish language version of Singing In My Blood became an instant best-seller in her homeland on pre-orders alone.

Turunen searched through thousands and thousands of photos of her life, and along with details of artworks, sessions, tours and more, she put down her thoughts and memories of life, music and everything in the book,

There are two hardback editions of the book, and they offer an intimate and behind-the-scenes look at Tarja Turunen making music in the studio, on stage and at home. The Signature edition is signed by her and includes two exclusive and unseen 280 x 220mm photographic prints. Both editions include scores of previously unseen photographs as well as contributions from some of her closest friends and colleagues, too.

You can watch the unboxing of the special edition of the book in the video below.

Tarja Turunen is a judge on the Voice of Finland TV show, she is a world-renowned operatically trained metal singer with fans far and wide, from Rio de Janeiro to Moscow, Chihuahua, Chingford and beyond.

She has performed operatic rock at football stadia in South America and sung opera in central European opera houses. In Finland her albums sell in double-platinum numbers, with her Christmas-themed releases having become standards of festive radio across Europe. She has achieved fame in the US, UK and Europe headlining countless metal festivals around the world (including one in Poland attended by 500,000 people), earning gold and platinum sales awards in the process.

Singing In My Blood is available by clicking here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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