In 2020, she remains one of the most recognisable women in metal: a supreme talent and fascinating personality who has helped Nightwish into their most successful years ever. NIGHTWISH also revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and writer, Professor Richard Dawkins as a guest on this eighth studio album. [6], In late 2011, Jansen joined her former bandmate Mark Jansen in his band Mayan's Latin American tour, performing in São Paulo. “I have two horses, so I've been getting to ride a lot.” says the Nightwish singer. This album was the first with Floor on vocals and she does a fantastic job. Having released two albums with Olzon, she however quit the band in 2012 in the middle of a touring cycle. The track listing is … It’s been eight years since Floor Jansen joined Nightwish, and in that time her already considerable star has only risen further. There was this evil voice in my head that said, 'What on earth do you think you're doing? [1] Before becoming a full-time musician, she worked as a singing teacher. [9] Her first show with the band was in Seattle in October. That performance generated so much attention that she decided to plan a solo tour in the Netherlands. Three years later the band released its first album, Prison of Desire. Jansen was sixteen when she joined Apocalypse (later known as After Forever) in 1997. In a new interview with Metal Hammer magazine, NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen was asked if she had any plans to make another album with the … She can do the whole range, from operatic to full-on metal, and it’s delightful. Wishmaster was the first of the great Nightwish albums, and also the first to reach number one in Finland – a feat all subsequent releases have matched. In 2013, they announced Jansen was now their full-time lead vocalist; she subsequently disbanded ReVamp to focus on Nightwish. On 22 February 2018, Northward, a hard rock project by Jansen and Pagan's Mind guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad, was unveiled. It accompanied a movie of the same name, directed by Stobe Harju, who previously directed Nightwish's "The Islander" music video. – An Interview With Floor Jansen (Nightwish)", "Newly Discovered Species of Beetle Named After Nightwish Singer Floor Jansen". The discography of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish consists of nine studio albums, one extended play, six live albums, seven compilations, eighteen music videos and twenty-two singles. [8], As of 2012, Nightwish has sold over 9 million records worldwide,[9] including about 900,000 in Finland,[10] over 1 million in Germany[11] and over 500,000 in the U.S.[12], CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, "The band- Biography: The history of Nightwish", "Nightwish kick off the Imaginarium World Tour in Los Angeles", "Nightwish confirm UK Imaginaerum Tour for autumn 2012", "NIGHTWISH: 'Imaginaerum' Certified Gold In Poland", "Understanding "born global" cultural exports - Finnish heavy metal music in the United States", "Searching for the next Nightwish (Part I): The teacher", "NIGHTWISH – Receive 3 Awards from Nuclear Blast! In 2012, Jansen joined Adrenaline Mob on stage in Bochum and Weert. [12] The album features a duet between Jansen and her sister Irene. 2016 Vehicle Of Spirit Live. With what’s left, Nightwish at last give Floor justice as the spectacular vocalist she is, while still allowing Tuomas to stretch his compositional muscles. A frequent collaborator of Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Jansen is a member of his progressive metal supergroup Star One, and sang in the Ayreon albums Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer, 01011001, and The Source, as well as the live album Ayreon Universe – The Best of Ayreon Live. The band was formed in 1996 by songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and former vocalist Tarja Turunen; Nightwish's current line-up has six members although Turunen has been replaced by Anette Olzon and later by Floor Jansen, and the original bassist, Sami Vänskä, has been … In a recent interview with the Swedish smartphone app BandBond, NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen discussed people's fascination with her height. Find Nightwish discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. [15], As a child, she wanted to be a biologist; coincidentally, she played the character "The Biologist" in the Ayreon album The Source. :||: Nature., out now worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records. It was named after Jansen, dubbing it Tmesisternus floorjanseni. Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) Hello Floor. [3][4][5] The 2004 album, Once, had sold more than one million copies by the end of 2005 and allowed the band to host the Once Upon a Tour, concluded in Finland on October 21, 2005, when they played their last concert with Turunen on vocals and also when the End of an Era DVD was recorded. A globally successful, goth … The … :II: Nature., was released on 10 April 2020. Jansen first became known as a member of symphonic metal band After Forever, standing as their lead vocalist from 1997, when she joined at age 16, to their disbanding in 2009. "Floor Jansen on Facebook: "This fine example of the endless forms most beautiful species on this green planet was discovered last year by Andreas Weigel. The band currently consists of Floor Jansen (vocals), Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards), Marco Hietala (bass, vocals), Emppu Vuorinen (guitars), Kai Hahto (drums and percussion) and Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals). 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[21] This makes Floor Jansen the second Nightwish member to be a namesake for a newly discovered species, as a new kind of fungus gnat was discovered back in 2017 by Finnish biologist Jukka Salmela, who named the species after Tuomas Holopainen. Known for performing on Dutch TV show Beste Zangers. sleeping sun. We are very happy parents! "—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released. 2019 Decades: Live In Buenos Aires Live. ... Four years on, Heart recorded a cover of the song on their Bad Animals album, and subsequently issued the track as a single. The single of that performance reached the number one position in Dutch charts. On 9 October 2013, Jansen was announced as Olzon's permanent replacement in the band. She also won the "Popprijs 2019" - a prestigious Dutch award for the artist or band with an important contribution to Dutch pop music in the past year. New vocalist Anette Olzon was introduced in 2007. Having released two albums with Olzon, she however quit the band in 2012 in the middle of a touring cycle. [19], In 2018, a new species of beetle was discovered by scientist Andreas Weigel. Floor Jansen (born February 21st, 1981) is a Dutch singer, songwriter, and vocal coach who is the third and current lead vocalist of Nightwish, being so since October 2013. [23][24] After After Forever split up she started teaching performing in her own course called Wanna be a Star?! ReVamp's second album, Wild Card, was released in 2013. ( floor jansen ) - 2016vizovice masters of rock festival - 2016 You don't know these songs, you've had no time to learn them'. From the full-pelt throttle of Shudder Before The Beautiful and cinematic bombast of Weak Fantasy , to the Celtic flourishes of Elan to the life affirming anthemia of Alpenglow, it’s a constant stream of brilliance. The band quickly hired Floor Jansen to take care of the vocal duties for the rest of the world tour. In 2018, she and Pagan's Mind guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad premiered their hard rock duo Northward. [8], After Nightwish's previous lead vocalist Anette Olzon parted ways with the band, Jansen acted as Nightwish's live lead vocalist for the remainder of the Imaginaerum World Tour in 2012. Human Nature is different. [16], On 18 September 2016, it was announced, that Jansen and her husband Hannes Van Dahl, drummer of Sabaton, were expecting their first child. The first Nightwish release to feature their new singer, ex-After Forever frontwoman Floor Jansen, the powerhouse Showtime/Storytime sees the group tear through an epic 16-song set in front of 85,000 screaming fans. You can hear troy on every song in the album. Dark Passion Play is the sixth studio album by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish.It was released on 26 September 2007 by Spinefarm Records in Finland, 28 September by Nuclear Blast in Europe and 2 October 2007 by Roadrunner Records in the US. FLOOR … During all episodes she impressed her fellow singers, but also the TV-audience with her voice. [23][24][25] She is a soprano with a range of more than three octaves (D3 to F6[26]).[27][28][29][30]. Nightwish’s first album with Floor Jansen is a high-concept exploration of evolutionary science, narrated by scientist Richard Dawkins and an absolute triumph. Label: Scene Nation/Sony Music, Nuclear Blast, Label: Oily Empire/Sony Music, Nuclear Blast, Released: December 16, 2016 / January 6, 2017, Recorded: July 30, 2015 / December 19, 2015, This page was last edited on 30 January 2021, at 14:43. It’s been eight years since Floor Jansen joined Nightwish, and in that time her already considerable star has only risen further. She previously filled in for Anette Olzon as the band's lead singer for the remainder of the Imaginaerum World Tour when Olzon was dismissed from the band in October 2012. The official website of Floor Jansen. nightwish. Official music for "Noise" from the ninth Nightwish album Human. When After Forever disbanded, she formed ReVamp and has released two albums with them. The band soon picked up drummer Jukka Nevalainen, and then bassist Sami Vänskä after the release of their debut album, Angels Fall First (1997). By Metal Hammer (Metal Hammer) 01 December 2020. The second studio album with Jansen as lead vocalist, Human. This is what a Nightwish show is like." Dutch singer of NIGHTWISH, one of world's biggest symphonic metal bands. [10] In 2015, Nightwish released their first studio album featuring Jansen as the lead vocalist, Endless Forms Most Beautiful. She is currently the lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. Known for performing on Dutch TV show Beste Zangers. Although Nightwish has been popular in Finland since 1997 when they released their debut album, Angels Fall First,[2] they did not achieve worldwide fame until the release of the albums Oceanborn, Wishmaster and Century Child, which were released in 1998, 2000 and 2002, respectively. :||: Nature., the latest album of Nightwish.Human. Floor, I’ve always believed, is their best singer (even though before 2020 her only album with Nightwish was the band’s worst). Can I tell you what I really like about the new Nightwish album? I appreciate that her talents were fully utilized in this album. In the last episode she partnered with classical singer Henk Poort to perform Phantom of the Opera. Floor Jansen (Nightwish & Northward) features on Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Nightwish. Floor Jansen (pronounced [ˈfloːr ˈjɑnsə(n)]; born 21 February 1981) is a Dutch singer, songwriter, and vocal coach. On 9 December 2013, she was also announced as the main vocalist, playing the lead role, for the second full-length album of former Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki's metal opera act Avalon. She has also been a guest for the metal band Nightmare. Out of this tour came the live album Vehicle of Spirit which is the second live album to feature Floor. And everybody in the venue was holding a cell phone, so it would be on YouTube straight away. Floor Jansen has sung in two symphonic metal bands - she was the vocalist in After Forever and currently fronts up the biggest band in the genre, Nightwish - so you would expect her musical preferences to be stacked with choirs, orchestras and OTT drama. She studied musical theatre and a year of opera. [4] ReVamp's first album was produced with After Forever keyboardist Joost van den Broek, bass player Jaap Melman (formerly of Dreadlock Pussy)[5] and guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc., Voodoocult, Eyes of Eden and Despair) as songwriters and producers. Scream from me, Brazil, Floor rocks Rio in 2015 (Image credit: Getty Images). Singer FLOOR JANSEN. will replace him. Songs like “Shoemaker” and “Tribal” fucking rock, and for the first time in a while I enjoyed a new Nightwish album from beginning to end. NIGHTWISH 's ninth studio album, "Human. Music video to the song "While Your Lips Are Still Red" performed by Nightwish live at Wembley Arena in 2015. How special to have the honor of having a beautiful animal named after me. In ”An Evening with Nightwish in a Virtual World”, the band will perform at The Islanders Arms, a tavern built in virtual reality . Even though i have every Nightwish album from the Tarja era, and i consider Wishmaster and Once, as the bands best albums, i might possibly consider Floor the best vocalist. She was, after all, the singer with who the band made their name, the singer with whom they made their most popular albums, and helped define (for better or worse) an entire subdivision of European heavy metal. [1], The next Nightwish single, "Storytime", was released on November 9, 2011, and the seventh studio album, Imaginaerum, was released on November 30 of the same year. [7], ReVamp announced its breakup in September 2016, citing Floor Jansen's inability to participate fully in both ReVamp and Nightwish. [14] All venues were sold out. Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer, songwriter, and vocal coach. She is currently the lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. The discography of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish consists of nine studio albums, one extended play, six live albums, seven compilations, eighteen music videos and twenty-two singles. [7] The band started the Imaginaerum World Tour in the United States city of Los Angeles on January 21, 2012, at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Floor Jansen hasn’t been wasting her time in lockdown. The band was formed in 1996 by songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and former vocalist Tarja Turunen; Nightwish's current line-up has six members although Turunen has been replaced by Anette Olzon and later by Floor Jansen, and the original bassist, Sami Vänskä, has been replaced by Marko Hietala, who also took over the male vocalist part. The two created the project in 2007, writing an entire album worth of music in 2008 but being unable to record previously due to their busy schedules; they ultimately reunited in 2017 to finally record the album, which was released on 19 October 2018 under their signed label Nuclear Blast. People are going to say Floor Jansen because she is really the only Nightwish singer they actually know and only got her recognition from that bands horrific treatment and firing of 2 other singers which put them in the spotlight. Jansen started studying music at the Dutch Rock Academy in 1999, entering the Conservatorium Tilburg three years later. On 17 October 2009, Jansen announced via MySpace that the name of her new band was ReVamp. She was also featured in the 2018 live album Ayreon Universe – The Best of Ayreon Live. "—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory. 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