Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, April 4 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.NIGHTWISH was honored in the following categories at the Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held on March 8 at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki: * Band Of The Year
* Best Metal Album ("Dark Passion Play")
* Best Album" ("Dark Passion Play") NIGHTWISH was also nominated in the "Song Of The Year" ("Amaranth") "Best Finnish Artist" categories. Warner Music Austria presented NIGHTWISH with gold-album awards for the band's latest CD, "Dark Passion Play", on February 28, 2008 prior to the group's sold-out concert in Vienna. The awards were handed out by Warner Music sales director Gnter Unter before an audience of 5,000 enthusiastic fans.
"Dark Passsion Play" has been certified quadruple-platium in Finland for sales in excess of 120,000 copies. The CD has also been certified platinum in Switzerland, and gold in Germany, Sweden and Poland.