After first releasing a cover of Linkin Park’s “Numb”, Tarja chose In Flames’ “Alias” to be the second single, taken from her brand-new live series release “Rocking Heels: Live at Metal Church”.

Her beautiful and evocative voice, an intimate group of musicians and the sacred setting of Wacken Church combine to transform this cover into a hymn to our shared humanity and spirit, despite our differences and appearances. Tarja once again conjures a new dark beauty from the soul of a classic track and makes it her own. First sharing this outstanding performance with the faithful at Wacken Church and now with her millions of fans via the new “Rocking Heels” live series.

                        WATCH THE VIDEO OF “ALIAS” HERE

“Rocking Heels: Live at Metal Church” is the document of a very special concert in the idyllic setting of Wacken Church. It will be released on August 11th, 2023 on earMUSIC and is the first release of the live series “Rocking Heels”.

In front of just 300 handpicked fans, this onetime-only event opened the Wacken Open Air Festival in 2016. Tarja presents unique arrangements of rock and heavy metal classics by her favourite artists including “Numb” by Linkin Park, In Flame’s “Alias”, Metallica’s “The Unforgiven”, songs by Joe Satriani and Slipknot as well as a Nightwish song and Tarja originals.


With its captivating performances of well-known songs paired with Tarja’s iconic voice, this live album is a treasure for fans, as well as a discovery for Tarja-newcomers and all those who missed the chance to attend this exclusive concert. “Rocking Heels: Live at Metal Church” will be released as a Ltd. 2LP Vinyl Edition, CD Digipak in LP-replica design and on Digital.


CD/LP: 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)
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