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NIGHTWISH's 'Dark Passion Play' Is Most Expensive Album Ever Produced In Finland

According to the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, NIGHTWISH's upcoming "Dark Passion Play" CD could very well turn out to be the most expensive album ever produced in Finland. "The final cost of the album was around 500,000 euros [approximately $670,000]," stated band leader Tuomas Holopainen. "We didn't make any compromises that were money-related. Nothing was held ...

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NIGHTWISH To Take Part In German Signing Session

NIGHTWISH leader/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and new vocalist Anette Olzon will take part in a signing session on July 27 at the Nuclear Blast shop in Donzdorf (near Stuttgart), Germany. The session will run from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH has set "Dark Passion Play" as the title of its new album, ...

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NIGHTWISH: While Your Lips Are Still Red

The video of the track "While Your Lips Are Still Red", written by NIGHTWISH leader/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen as the main theme for the upcoming Finnish feature film "Lieksa!" is now available on YouTube. The song features NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala on vocals, Tuomas on keys and NIGHTWISH's Jukka "Julius" Nevalainen on drums. Though ...

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NIGHTWISH: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has set "Dark Passion Play" as the title of its new album, due on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records (most of Europe), September 26 via Spinefarm Records/Universal (Finland) and September 28 via Roadrunner Records (USA). The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. The Poet And The ...

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NIGHTWISH To Headline ON A DARK WINTER'S NIGHT Festivals

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has been confirmed as the headliner of the On A Dark Winter's Night festivals, set to take place in Austria and Germany on December 28 and 29 respectively. The details are as follows: Dec. 28 - Arena – Salzburg, Austria Dec. 29 - König-Pilsener-Arena - Oberhausen, GER For a list ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer, Keyboardist Interviewed

Luxi Lahtinen of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Metal-Rules.com: What are your uppermost feelings right now when it's finally been officially announced about a week ago that Anette is the new singer of NIGHTWISH? I mean, it ...

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NIGHTWISH: New Single 'Eva' In Plagiarism Investigation

According to Finland's MTV3, the new NIGHTWISH single "Eva" is currently under investigation by Teosto, the Finnish RIAA equivalent whose task it is to promote the rights of composers, lyricists, arrangers and music publishers, and to strengthen the diversity of Finnish composition. The chorus of the song is allegedly very similar to a ...

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NIGHTWISH To Play Israel For First Time

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH will play Israel for the first time on October 6 at Hangar 11 in Tel-Aviv. More information and ticket sales information will be available soon at the Metalist magazine. NIGHTWISH has released three more samples from its forthcoming album, due in September. In addition to first single, "Eva", ...

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NIGHTWISH: More New Audio Samples Released

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has released three more samples from its forthcoming album, due in September. In addition to first single, "Eva", you can now check out short clips of the songs "7 Days to the Wolves", "Master Passion Greed" and "Amaranth": "7 Days to the Wolves": Audio "Master Passion Greed":

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New NIGHTWISH Singer Speaks

NIGHTWISH's official web site has been updated with an interview with the group's new singer, 35-year-old Swede Anette Blyckert (a.k.a. Anette Olzon). Read on: Q: What is your musical background? Have we already heard you sing in other bands? Anette: I was born and raised in a musical family. I have been singing since childhood ...

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NIGHTWISH Announces New Singer

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have recruited 35-year-old Swedish singer Anette Blyckert (a.k.a. Anette Olzon) to replace Tarja Turunen. A photo of the new vocalist can be found here. A short video "greeting" from Anette is available for download at this location (MPEG, 5 MB). Regarding her musical background, Anette said, "I ...

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APHELION Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

APHELION, the Oslo, Norway-based group featuring former members of SACRALIS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, PECCATUM and DIMENSION F3H, have parted ways with singer Anette Guldbrandsen. "Anette was one of the founding members but due to personal differences within the band we could not continue the cooperation and had to let her go," the group write in ...

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