OK I don’t usually go into cars but GINA is adorable isn’t she?
“GINA, an acronym for “Geometry and Functions in N Adaptations,” obviously. When motorized metal framing moves, changing the car’s shape and function, its flexible fabric skin moves with it. (Quick: Someone tell Michael Bay.) And though it’s fully functional, at the moment there are no plans for a production run-GINA’s only on view at BMW’s Munich museum.”
With its new vocalist, Anette Olzon, Nightwish is definitely back. After their new album in 2007, Dark Passion Play, the legendary Finnish symphonic metal band took on the world with a tour. For those who have missed it or couldn’t get enough of Nightwish (like vampire hunger for blood, I know I did), the wait is finally over. The DVD records some pre-show footage and the live concert atThe Enmore Theatre Sydney (why does it always have to be the concert in Australia? Remember Christina Aguilera’s Back To Basics: Live and Down Under?)
Anyway, here’s the track list:
1. Pre-show footage
2. Intro, Bye Bye Beautiful
3. Cadence Of Her Last Breath
4. Dark Chest Of Wonders
5. Ever Dream
6. Whoever Brings The Night
8. The Islander
9. The Poet And The Pendulum
10. Sacrament Of Wilderness
13. 7 Days To The Wolves
15. Wish I Had An Angel
Here’s also a little teaser from the DVD, with them performing The Poet And The Pendulum:
The symphonic metal band with light electronic elements noted for having a penchant for myths with an exotic flair is definitely not the same without Lisa Middelhauve. They are now officially looking for a new vocalist to replace their former leader which left 2 weeks ago for personal reasons.
Here’s the quote from their official web site on Middelhauve’s departure:
“Lisa Middelhauve is not the singer of Xandria anymore. After almost eight years of successful work together she decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. For some time now Lisa didn´t feel comfortable with her role as Xandria´s front woman anymore and wants to step aside to make it possible for the band to find someone who can stand behind Xandria completely. A step that we all regret, but is highly respected. We want to thank her for the great, successful and unforgettable time we had together and wish her only the best for the future! Thank you – your contribution to Xandria and everything you did for the band we will never forget!”
Here’s one of their last music videos with Lisa Middelhauve released in summer 2007, “Save My Life”
This is the third music video from their newest album Dark Passion Play. The lead singer for this single is not Anette though (no, not Tarja either!), but Marco. If you’re familiar with Nightwish, it’s no doubt that Marco is good at heavy metal and hard rock. Yet I was never sure about him with songs like this (remember his scary performance in “While Your Lips Are Still Red”?) He truly delivered in this song though, showing he can sing outside his comfort zone. Reminds me of how Tarja always sings as if she’s telling a story. Rock on, Marco.