Tarja Brings Her Metal Church to LA: Nightwish may still be a going concern, but everybody knows that their best work was done when operatic songbird Tarja was singing for them. No matter, Nightwish found a new vocalist, while Tarja has now released eight glorious opera metal solo opuses. She’s a magnificent singer, as the Belasco show will prove.

June 14 saw the release of Rocking Heels: Live at Metal Church, recorded at Wacken Church and the first release of the live series Rocking Heels.

“In front of just 300 handpicked fans, this onetime-only event opened the Wacken Open Air Festival in 2016,” reads the press release. “Tarja presents unique arrangements of rock and heavy metal classics by her favorite artists including ‘Numb’ by Linkin Park, In Flames’ ‘Alias,’ Metallica’s ‘The Unforgiven,’ songs by Joe Satriani and Slipknot, as well as a Nightwish song and Tarja originals.”

“The first single, a cover of Linkin Park’s ‘Numb,’ perfectly reflects the intimate setting of this concert. Tarja‘s operatic prowess and hauntingly beautiful vocals add an extra layer of ethereal magic to an already powerful masterpiece. The song explores themes of emotional isolation, frustration, and the struggle to find one’s identity in a world that often feels overwhelming. The lyrics convey a sense of detachment and numbness, reflecting the emotional struggles and inner turmoil of the protagonist.”

Tarja Brings Her Metal Church to LA: The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at the Belasco.




































































































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