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Nightwish’s Floor Jansen + Sabaton’s Hannes Van Dahl Welcome Baby Daughter

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There’s great news to report for Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen and Sabaton drummer Hannes Van Dahl. The couple just welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Freja, who is certain to be one of the most metal kids entering the world this month.

In a truly moving photo featuring the hands of father, mother and daughter intertwined, Jansen posted, “In perfect health our daughter Freja was born on the 15th of March. We are very happy parents! Thank you for your kind support coming in from all over the world during this time! Hannes, Floor & Freja.” See the photo below.

As the birth date approached, Van Dahl stepped away from his drumming duties with Sabaton to prepare for the arrival of his daughter. With his blessing, the band continued to tour with Twilight Force’s Daniel Sjogren filling in. “I’m a bit jealous of all you guys who’s going to see him kill it every night,” said Van Dahl about his fill-in. The drummer has stated that he does plan to return to the band after the birth of Freja, though his official return date has not been revealed.

Meanwhile, Jansen has also expressed her desire to return to Nightwish after the birth of the couple’s child.

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