While Love Died

Shortly after Floor Jansen joined Nightwish, that band decided to take a break. Well, after an album and a tour they took a break. That gave her a chance to revisit a project she was forced to put on the shelf a few years back. They both have other commitments, and Nightwish is huge. Especially since they fired their previous soprano for daring to have a solo career. Well that and they were in danger of becoming Tarja and Nightwish, and they were not going to stand for that…

This is “While Love Died” by Northward. The hard rock project by soprano Floor Jansen (Nightwish) and guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan’s Mind) from their 2018 album Northward. And while she is singing in English, it is hard rock/metal, so here’s a link to the lyrics.

Eye of Ra

What do you get if you cross Rick Wakeman’s progressive rock with Heavy Metal? Well, you might just get Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One. I tripped over them because Anneke van Giersbergen did some work with Lucassen on a different project. Floor Jansen, of Nightwish and After Forever, is (was?) a member.

This song is “Eye of Ra” by Star One from their 2002 debut album Space Metal.