Tarja hooks up with Joe Satriani on Outlanders new single The Sleeping Indian

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Outlanders, the progressive music project from Finnish singer Tarja Turunen and collaborator, EDM pioneer Torsten Stenzel, have streamed their latest single The Sleeping Indian, which features a guest appearance from Joe Satriani. You can listen to it below.

The Outlanders project sees the pair teaming up with some of the finest guitarists in the prog  and rock world including Marillion's Steve RotheryTrevor RabinAl Di MeolaMike Oldfield, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal (Sons Of Apollo), Vernon Reid (Living Colour) and Marty Friedman and Satriani.

The idea behind Outlanders was "to create something exciting and new: Outlanders combine chilled but exciting electronic beats with Tarja’s emotional, classically trained vocal skills and unique guitar performances. These three elements are a constant in all the songs and are equally important."

Turunen and Stenzel, who recently co-produced Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Beats, will release eight new singles over the next 18 months featuring the acclaimed guitar players.

Get The Sleeping Indian.

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.