We had some good news last week when Nightwish singer Floor Jansen announced that she’s officially cancer free and the feel-good stories just keep on coming. In a recent interview with the Scars and Guitars podcast, ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen, who left the band on bad terms in 2005, discussed her relationship with Jansen. Pleasantly, Turunen says the two have a caring and supportive relationship with one another (transcribed by Blabbermouth).

“In general, hey, I feel in metal, we are sisters in metal — we all are like sisters in metal. We actually do support each other, all of us.

In addition to Turunen’s comments about how she has a positive relationship with Jansen, it’s heartening to hear that the number of women in metal bands has increased from when Nightwish started in 1996.