Watch Tarja Turunen perform a beautiful cover of Linkin Park's Numb in a tiny church

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Former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen has shared a stirring video of her performing Linkin Park classic Numb in a tiny church at Wacken in Germany, which you can watch below.

The track is taken from Tarja's upcoming Rocking Heels: Live At Metal Church, a double live album recorded at a special one-off event from 2016 which opened the legendary Wacken Open Air metal festival, and which saw Tarja perform with just a cellist, violinist and pianist in front of a hand-picked audience of just 300 fans.

Alongside Linkin Park's Numb, which the nu metal icons originally released on 2003 sophomore album Meteora, Tarja also covers other iconic metal classics, including Metallica's The Unforgiven, Joe Satriani's Always With Me, Always With You and Rammstein's Ohne Dich, as well as tracks from Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot and In Flames, and Nightwish's Sleeping Sun and her own The Living End, I Walk Alone and Ave Maria.

Rocking Heels: Live Metal Church will be released through earMusic on August 11. The album will be a limited double vinyl edition, a CD digipak in LP-replica design and as a digital album.

You can view the new artwork and tracklisting below.

Pre-order Rocking Heels: Live Metal Church.


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Tarja: Rocking Heels: Live Metal Church tracklisting

Side A
1. Always With Me, Always With You (Joe Satriani)
2. Numb (Linkin Park)
3. Alias (In Flames)

Side B
1. Vermillion Pt. 2 (Slipknot)
2. Trust (Megadeth)
3.Ohne Dich (Rammstein)

Side C
1. Afterlife (Avenged Sevenfold)
2. The Living End (Tarja)
3. The Unforgiven (Metallica)

Side D
1. Sleeping Sun (Nightwish)
2. I Walk Alone (Tarja)
3. Ave Maria (Tarja)

Jerry Ewing

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.