22nd February 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of Nightwish and one-half of the dynamic duo behind The Dark Element alongside Jani Liimatainen, is back with her highly anticipated third solo album, “Rapture.”

The first single and accompanying music video, “Heed the Call,” from “Rapture” is out today, offering a tantalizing taste of what’s to come from this highly anticipated release.

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With a sense of excitement and anticipation, Anette Olzon shares: “I’m so happy to release the first song from my upcoming album “Rapture”. ‘Heed the Call’ is a culmination of passion, energy, and creative expression, and I truly hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to life.”


Set to captivate audiences worldwide, “Rapture” promises to deliver an electrifying blend of heavy melodies and soaring vocals that solidify Anette Olzon’s esteemed status as one of the premier female voices in the metal genre.


Following in the footsteps of her critically acclaimed second solo album, “Strong,” Anette Olzon once again teams up with acclaimed Swedish guitarist and producer Magnus Karlsson to craft a musical experience that pushes boundaries and excites the senses. Together, they have curated a collection of songs that showcase Anette’s unparalleled vocal range, complemented by Karlsson’s masterful riffs and the addition of growls by Johan Husgafvel, adding a dynamic layer to the album’s sound.


“Rapture” seamlessly navigates through various musical genres, from symphonic to melodic power metal, with hints of melo-death, while maintaining an irresistibly catchy and melodious essence. Anette Olzon’s performance on this album is her most versatile yet, proving her ability to evolve and innovate while staying true to her signature style.


Renowned mixer Jacob Hansen, known for his work with Pretty Maids, Volbeat, and The Dark Element, returns to the fold to ensure that “Rapture” achieves the perfect balance between heaviness and hookiness, resulting in an album that is both impactful and memorable.


“Rapture” is set to unleash its sonic fury upon the world, cementing Anette Olzon’s status as a force to be reckoned with in the metal music scene. Prepare to be swept away by the sheer power and beauty of Anette Olzon’s “Rapture”.


“RAPTURE” Tracklisting:

1 Heed The Call

2 Rapture

3 Day Of Wrath

4 Requiem

5 Arise

6 Take A Stand

7 Cast Evil Out

8 Greedy World

9 Hear My Song

10 Head Up High

11 We Search For Peace


Band Members: 

Anette Olzon- Vocals 

Magnus Karlsson-  Guitar Bass Keyboards 

Anders Köllerfors Drums

Johan Husgafvel – Growl


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