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TARJA - 'Victim Of Ritual' Video Single Teaser Clip Posted

earMUSIC recently announced the release of former NIGHTWISH vocalist TARJA TURUNEN's new single, 'Victim Of Ritual'.

An evocative snare-drum that sounds like it was coming from a mysterious place, the tender sound of an orchestra joins followed by a familiar and seductive melody played by an oboe. When Tarja’s distinctive voice resounds through the speakers, her warm timbre fills the room. Her melody is full of emotions and tender, before the song explodes into an epic, heavy chorus:

“Hysterical, tragical
Victim of ritual
Cynical, critical
Victim of ritual
She's a killer, killer
She's a killer, killer”

A teaser clip for the single is now available:

Inspired by the one-movement orchestral piece ‘Boléro’ by Maurice Ravel, the almost six minutes long ‘Victim Of Ritual’ is the first single from Tarja’s forthcoming album, Colours In The Dark. The song will be released as download, CD single and 7” vinyl on July 12th via earMUSIC.

Both physical releases will surely become rare collector’s items, being made available in strictly limited quantities. The 4-songs digipak CD-single is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, whereas the 2-track 7” vinyl is limited to only 1,500 units worldwide. A video for ‘Victim Of Ritual’ is also scheduled for July.

Single tracklisting:

7" vinyl:

Side A: 'Victim Of Ritual'
Side B: 'Victim Of Ritual' (First Demo)

Maxi Single:

'Victim Of Ritual'
'Victim Of Ritual' (First Demo)
'I Walk Alone' (Live From Luna Park)
'Underneath' (Live From Luna Park)

Pre-order at this location.

Tarja will release her new album, Colours In The Dark, on August 23rd in Europe, and on August 27th in North America, via earMUSIC. A lyric video for the first single called 'Never Enough' can be viewed/heard below.

Check out the cover artwork created by Dirk Rudolph below:

Limited Edition Box Set Cover Artwork:

Special Edition Cover Artwork:

Regular edition artwork:

Despite her light and shiny personality, Tarja’s music has always been dressed “in black” - the colour of heavy rock, of mystery and elegance. With Tarja’s new album, fans will find out what happens when a splice of colour is added to the mix. Or - better said - when the full colour spectrum enters the picture it does not cover the black but makes it shine through with many emotions and landscapes.

Following up on the success of the multi-platinum and gold awarded previous records My Winterstorm (2007) and What Lies Beneath (2010), Tarja finally returns with her long-awaited new rock album. Colours In The Dark will be released on August 23rd via earMUSIC, the label which also released the top 5 live project, Act 1.

Mixed and mastered by Tim Palmer in Austin, Texas (PEARL JAM, U2), the songs on Colours In The Dark do not shy away from taking a risk and surprising musical turns, introducing new sounds and new musical atmospheres. Still, they maintain a heaviness that will surely bring a big smile to the hardest of rockers. With its grand orchestra and choir arrangements, Tarja’s next milestone emphasises once again the impressive vocal range of the Finnish artist and shows her artistic growth. With ten brand new songs and over one hour of music, Colours In The Dark is definitely going to be one of the brightest moments for rock in 2013.

Tarja will perform the songs from Colours In The Dark Tour 2013 starting with her forthcoming tour in Germany. Dates include:

19 - Berlin, Germany - Huxley’s
22 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks
23 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW
25 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Festhalle Durlach
26 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
27 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
29 - Zürich, Switzerland - Komplex
30 - Nuremberg, Germany - Löwensaal

1 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
2 - Cologne, Germany - Gloria

Updates to follow.


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