Unsere neuste Bandvorstellung kommt aus dem Norden Europas. Die Finnin Heidi Parviainen, bekannt u.a. als ehemalige Sängerin von Amberian Dawn. Sie hat ihre Solokarriere gestartet – das Projekt heißt DarkSarah und wir haben mit ihr ein kleines Interview geführt.


Who is behind DarkSarah?
It is me. During the time when leaving Amberian Dawn I started to figure out what my new project would be like and started to imagine a story around the character in the first song written for DarkSarah. That was „Save me“. The woman in the story is called Sarah and in the Behind The Black Veil – album she finds her evil side persona Dark Sarah.

If you had to put your music into a drawer and print a label on it, what would it say?
Cinematic metal by DarkSarah.

Forget about genres for a second – DarkSarahs music sounds like …

Dark Sarah´s music combines elements of metal music, film music, music theater and opera.

Which sort of mood produces the best songs?

In my opinion the best songs capture the story also in the musical ways. And I also love when there is some humor too.

Which instrument will surely NEVER be heard on a DarkSarah-album?
There is no such thing! *smile*

Which record would you want to listen to when you leave the bathroom in the morning, while the handsome man from last night is still in your bed?

HAHAH! I like listening to Sting.

The Fairy-Godmother pops up in front of you and grants you a wish. What do you wish for?
I wish for a healthy and happy life (because that also includes music in any form).

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No alcohol is no solution either. What booze combination will definitely dissolve all your troubles and issues?
I love red wine in a good company of friends where all the problems become less.

What shows you that someone is a true friend?
The ones who have stayed there for decades and know me from head to toes and the newer friends who spare a thought for me and keep in contact.

Who was the hero of your childhood?

Captain Planet.

What is the most embarrassing/surprising record in your CD-shelf?
Kummeli (Finnish comedy cd).

What’s next? Tour? Studio? Vacation?
Something completely different? We did a crowdfunding for Dark Sarah´s new album The Puzzle that ran until May 12th, and now we will start recording. The album will be published later this year. Please support Dark Sarah on Indiegogo:


Official album trailer

and we just released a new music video “ Little men“!