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Tarja Turunen: "music has no boundaries, it's about breaking borders"

Tarja Turunen is about two release two albums. At the same time. And they're both brilliant. We catch up with the queen of symphonic metal here

If you’ve never experienced the majesty of symphonic metal star Tarja Turunen, just imagine Kate Bush fronting Slayer, soaring through the clouds on a winged chariot pulled by fire-breathing dragons. Yes, she is that good. The Finnish-born, classically trained diva is about to release her new epic The Shadow Self, hard on the heels of its sister album The Brightest Void. Both are Wagnerian in sound, Olympian in scale. Kneel before Tarja, puny human weaklings…



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