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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Anette Olzon

Anette Olzon (born 21 June 1971) is a Swedish soprano from Helsingborg, best known as the lead singer of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish.[1] Olzon was formerly the vocalist in the Swedish AOR band Alyson Avenue. After her admission in Nightwish, Anette played with several bands, in studio and live, including Brother Firetribe and Pain.
In 2008, Anette recorded one track with Brother Firetribe at their second album, Heart Full of Fire, the duet with The Rasmus, titled October & April, was played for the first time in October 9, 2009 on a Finnish radio and will be released digitally on November 11, 2009. [2] In August 13, Anette sang two Nightwish songs, "Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan and "Meadows of Heaven", with the Stockholm Symphonic Orchestra, at the Suomi Safari, the event was in celebration of Sweden and Finland relations.[3] During the break after Nightwish's 2009 Hartwall Areena concert, Anette has stated that she wishes to release a solo album. As of October 19, 2009, songwriting for this album has begun.[4]
Olzon is a fan of Sharon den Adel (from Within Temptation) and Simone Simons (from Epica), who are both symphonic metal vocalists. [5] She has also mentioned Carola Häggkvist, Sarah Brightman, Natalie Cole and Celine Dion as being her inspirations in singing. She has said she enjoys other metal bands such as Sonata Arctica, Amorphis, Tarot and Within Temptation. [6] Anette lives with her boyfriend and son, born July 2001, and cats, Gremlins and Stjärnan. She has, in total, seven tattoos, including one on her left arm, which says "Leave Me Alone", and has plans to get more.

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