Former Nightwish members join forces for „Left On Mars"

Tarja Turunen and Marko Hietala, former members of the symphonic metal band Nightwish, release joint rock number "Left On Mars".

13. Mar 2024

Tarja Turunen

Two icons of the metal world, Marko Hietala and Tarja Turunen, unite their unique voices in an epic rock duet. "Left On Mars" is more than just a song. It is a story woven from the threads of love and the infinite vastness of the universe. Inspired by Hietala's affection for his wife, the song creates a bridge between two old friends and gives them a common musical language. The combination of Hietala's soulful lyrics and powerful riffs with Turunen's haunting vocals creates a symphony that goes straight to the heart.

A song takes shape

The creation of "Left On Mars" reads like a little adventure. Tuomas Wäinölä, Marko's guitarist and producer of the album, remembers the moment when the song first took shape in Kuopio. "The fun part was bringing the song to Switzerland on a USB stick, like real agents! We had this secret meeting when we had an outdoor gig with Tarja in Pratteln and both played our own sets," he says.

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Tarja Turunen

Tarja Turunen (full name Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli, born August 17, 1977) is a Finnish singer and songwriter.





17. Aug 1977


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