The Dark Element
- Anette Olzon - vocals
- Jani Liimatainen - guitars, keyboards, programming
- Jonas Kuhlberg - bass
- Jani “Hurtsi” Hurula - drums
THE DARK ELEMENT is a new musical project fronted by the former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon together with Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen. The combination of these two talents promises to deliver a debut album that will be a huge statement in the European metal scene.
Since word of this project got out, fans have been frothing at the mouth with anticipation for it’s arrival. And no wonder considering the talent involved! Anette is widely known for being the immaculate voice on the hit albums from Nightwish, “Dark Passion Play” and “Imaginaerum”. Jani has recently been busy in CAIN’S OFFERING alongside Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto, but left a deep mark on the minds of all power metal fans thanks to his time in SONATA ARCTICA.
Jani Liimatainen: “I have always been a big fan of Anette‘s voice and when the opportunity to work with her arose, writing and producing an album, it was something I just couldn’t say no! It has been a blast working on the songs and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the final result. This will be epic! The songs are extremely melodic and to the point. My goal has been to write catchy songs with hooks that will haunt your dreams, and I think it’s pretty much ‘mission accomplished’. Stay tuned for something special!”
Anette Olzon: “I am so looking forward to this album and I believe our collaboration worked like a perfect match and I am really happy that Jani and Frontiers asked me to do this with them!”
BAND NEWS AND INTERVIEWS
THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring ex Nightwish singer Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Cain’s Offering, Insomnium, ex Sonata Arctica), will release its second album, “SongsSeptember 4, 2019 by Kris Murias
THE DARK ELEMENT are back in the studio working on a follow-up to their acclaimed self-titled debut release, which was released via Frontiers Music Srl in late 2017. Vocalist AnetteNovember 27, 2018 by Kris Murias
THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former Nightwish Singer, Ex Sonata Arctica Guitarist: Making Of Debut Album (Video)
A nine-minute video featuring footage of former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen talking about their new collaborative project THE DARK ELEMENT can be seen below. THE DARK ELEMENT will release its self-titled debutNovember 6, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
The Dark Element / 2017
1. The Dark Element
2. My Sweet Mystery
3. Last Good Day
4. Here’s To You
5. Someone You Used to Know
6. Dead to Me
8. I Cannot Raise The Dead
9. The Ghost and the Reaper
10. Heaven of Your Heart
11. Only One Who Knows Me
Produced by: Jani Liimatainen.
Mixed by: Jacob Hansen.
- Anette Olzon – Lead Vocals
- Jani Liimatainen – Guitars, keyboards, programming
- Jonas Kuhlberg – Bass
- Jani “Hurtsi” Hurula – Drums
Piano on “Someone You Used to Know” and “Heaven of Your Heart” by Jarkko Lahti.
Backing vocals by Anette Olzon, Petri Aho, Anssi Stenberg and Jani Liimatainen.
Growls on “Dead to Me” by Niilo Sevänen.
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