Tarja Turunen made her name as the vocalist with Finnish progressive-metal giants Nightwish, between 1996 and 2005, before launching her solo career. Tarja has now put down her thoughts and memories of life, music and everything in her book Singing in My Blood which is now available from Rocket88 Books in two hardback editions.

After leaving Nightwish, Tarja become the most widely recognised voice and star of operatic metal, performing operatic rock at football stadia in South America and singing opera in central European opera houses. A TV star in Finland, where her albums sell in double-platinum numbers, her Christmas-themed releases have become standards of festive radio across Europe. She has achieved fame in the US, UK and Europe headlining countless metal festivals around the world earning gold and platinum sales awards in the process.

‘Singing is in my blood,” she says. “Ever since I was a little girl, I have enjoyed performing … 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’. 

One of Finland’s biggest singing stars and a judge in that country’s Voice of Finland TV show, the operatically trained metal singer has fans far and wide. The Finnish language version of Singing in My Blood became an instant best-seller in Finland on pre-orders alone.

There are two hardback editions of this special book, which offers an intimate and behind-the-scenes look at Tarja making music in the studio, on stage and at home. The Signature edition is signed by Tarja 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 Tarja’s closest friends and colleagues, too.


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