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TARJA TURUNEN On Why She Chose Not To Focus On NIGHTWISH In Her Book ‘Singing In My Blood’

Tarja Turunen explains why she avoided making her new book, "Singing In My Blood", about her time in Nightwish.

“Singing In My Blood”, the first book by former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, has just been made available via Rocket 88.

Written and compiled over the past year of lockdown, Tarja has searched through scores of photos and memories to create a big, deluxe book about her life in music. There are contributions from friends and colleagues who’ve played a part in her music on stage, in the studio and at home, alongside lots of previously unseen intimate photos from childhood to the present day.

Tarja was asked in a new interview with Chaoszine why she chose not to focus on her time with NIGHTWISH in the book, to which she replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “NIGHTWISH was a big part of my life. Almost nine years I was a part of the band. I gave for the band my voice, my soul, my face, my image. And it also gave me the whole world of rock and roll, and I’m deeply grateful. And it’s always going to be part of my life. But not too many people really know what I’ve been doing after NIGHTWISH — especially here in Finland; I think it’s really a lack of information going on. People do know what I do abroad, but not here. And that was my intention — was to really open that part of my journey and [focus on the fact I’ve] been doing a solo career almost double the time that I’d been in the band, so I’ve been surviving there alone.”

For more information about “Singing In My Blood”, visit tarjabook.com.

Tarja Turunen was let go from NIGHTWISH at the end of their 2005 tour. She was given a letter in which the other members of the band wrote: “To you, unfortunately, business, money, and things that have nothing to do with emotions have become much more important.”