MARKO HIETALA & TARJA TURUNEN join forces for a new single! Live at METALFEST in PILSEN!

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2.6.2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

This year, already the 13th edition of the METALFEST OPEN AIR international metal festival in PILSEN, has a musical gem in its program in the form of a unique joint performance by TARJA TURUNEN and MARKO HIETALA! MARKO recently released a new single called "Left On Mars" on which he joined forces with TARJA!
It is an ethereal ballad, inspired by a story of love and longing. Marko's emotional lyrics and powerful riffs are wonderfully combined with Tarja's trained voice and together they create a perfect symphony that can shake almost all metal souls, even those hidden somewhere very deep.
Take a journey through space and time with 'Left On Mars', a riveting single and accompanying video that transcends genre and imagination.

Marko Hietala about the song: “A love song to my wife which ends up uniting two old friends. Even if the song itself sucked, I would be pleased about the result!”
Marko´s guitarist and album producer Tuomas Wäinölä remembers about hearing the song for the first time at Marko's place in Kuopio: ”It was a strong one immediately. I think Marko had the idea of it being a duet too, straight from the beginning. After that it was just a matter of grinding and demoing it well. The fun part was taking the song to Switzerland on an USB drive, like proper agents! We had this secret meeting when we had a Pratteln Outdoor gig with Tarja, both playing our own sets. And yeah, it was great to see them together on stage and finally singing the same tune again!”

From the initial spark of inspiration to the final note, every moment of 'Left On Mars' exudes passion and creativity. Mark's evocative narration sets the stage for Tarja's enchanting performance, creating a cosmic connection that transports listeners to a fantastical world that escapes reality.

Experience the heavenly harmony of these two iconic voices! Soon, on Saturday, June 1st at the Lochotín amphitheater in PILSEN, at METALFEST! This will be a truly mesmerizing musical experience! Be there!

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