June 2013

Hola from Mexico City!

In the last couple of weeks I have been extremely busy making interviews and promoting my new album. The days have been really long, but I received excellent feedback from the media. For the first time I see that people are starting to understand where I am going with my music and that makes me really happy.

I was recently in London and Paris. All I saw was the hotel room and the restaurant and got out only for some photo shootings. I just love both of these cities very much. It felt odd not to have even time to make any shopping! 🙂

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We also filmed a new music video in Berlin for my single “Victim of Ritual”. Yesterday I received the final version for approval and I must say that I am really happy with it.

There were around 40 people working in the production and here you can see some of us having our lunch break.


The video is a 5:50 minutes story, but it doesn’t feel that long at all 😉

We will already show you a trailer of the video on Wednesday June 26th, but here are few more images until then.


Today we will start rehearsing with the orchestra and choir for the upcoming Beauty and The Beat show in Mexico DF. I hope it all goes fine.

Even though we arrived to Mexico few days ago, the jet lag is still bothering us. It has been fun to wake up every morning at 05:00 am…


With love, Tarja

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Send us your reconstructed version of Tarja’s Victim Of Ritual (SINGLE OUT JULY 12th 2013) cover and win one of 5 signed CD singles! Simply take a picture of yourself, cover your face with colour and place the logo on top. Click here to download the “Victim Of Ritual” Logo. (right click -> save)

The competition ends July 7th 2013.

To take part, simply send us “your” Victim Of Ritual cover and your address via E-Mail to win_earmusic@edel.com

The winners chosen by Tarja will receive 1 of 5 signed CD singles (after the official release in July).

Good luck!

Tarja Victim Of Ritual Single Cover

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Greetings from Poland!

After the last Beauty and The Beat concert in Europe, I directly flew to Berlin, Germany to do some promotion for my new album. I have been making interviews several days there and as well in Milan, Italy.



It has been nice and interesting to talk with many journalists and to hear their opinions about my new album, as they have been the ones to hear it already! The feedback has been amazing. I am for the first time really getting anxious about the release and what is really going to happen.

Today we flew over to Warsaw to continue this promotional tour. Next stops are Paris and London. I guess I will be talking and repeating the same things over and over again in these next days, but it has to be done  🙂

Yesterday we also filmed the music video for my first single “Victim of Ritual” in Berlin. The day was veeeeeryyyyyyy long. We started at 9 am and finished 4 am next morning! I had fun though!



With love, Tarja

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“Colours In The Dark” promotion in Berlin, Germany

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“Victim Of Ritual”- First single and video coming in July!


An evocative snare-drum that sounds like it was coming from a mysterious place, the tender sound of an orchestra joins followed by a familiar and seductive melody played by an oboe. When Tarja’s distinctive voice resounds through the speakers, her warm timbre fills the room.

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Her melody is full of emotions and tender, before the song explodes into an epic, heavy chorus:

“Hysterical, tragical
Victim of ritual
Cynical, critical
Victim of ritual
She’s a killer, killer
She’s a killer, killer”

– Excerpt of ‘Victim Of Ritual’ by Tarja

Inspired by the one-movement orchestral piece ‘Boléro’ by Maurice Ravel, the almost six minutes long, ‘Victim Of Ritual’ is the first single from Tarja’s forthcoming album “Colours In The Dark”. The song will be released as download, CD single and 7” vinyl on July 12th, 2013 via earMUSIC.

Both physical releases will surely become rare collector’s items, being made available in strictly limited quantities. The 4-songs digipak CD-single is limited to 3.000 copies worldwide, whereas the 2-track 7” vinyl is limited to only 1.500 units worldwide.

A video to ‘Victim Of Ritual’ is scheduled to follow in July.

Tarja’s forthcoming new album “Colours In The Dark” will be released in August 2013 via earMUSIC. Mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2) in Austin, Texas, the album is definitely going to be one of the brightest moments for rock in 2013.

While Tarja´s fans will have to be patient and wait a bit longer for the first video-clip from the new album, a first glimpse can be enjoyed with the teaser song ‘Never Enough’, and an unusual lyric video was made available on Youtube, iTunes and Spotify.

For regular updates, fans should make sure to check the official album website www.tarja-coloursinthedark.com on which Tarja personally posts blog-entries about the process of the new album, revealing lyrics, information and keeps in touch with her fans.

7″ vinyl
Side A: Victim Of Ritual
Side B: Victim Of Ritual (First Demo)

Maxi Single
1. Victim Of Ritual
2. Victim Of Ritual (First Demo)
3. I Walk Alone (Live From Luna Park)
4. Underneath (Live From Luna Park)


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