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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: New Singer FLOOR JANSEN 'Brings A Lot Of Motivation And Devotion' To The Band

On February 12, FaceCulture conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what new NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen brought to the making of the band's new album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful": Tuomas: "She brings ...

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NIGHTWISH: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Èlan' Video Shoot

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making f "Èlan", the new video from Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, can be seen below. The clip was shot in Finland at various locations between September and November 2014, and it was directed by Ville Lipiäinen. Commented NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen: "The long-awaited NIGHTWISH music video 'Élan' ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Felt 'Violated' When Band's New Single 'Èlan' Was Leaked Ahead Of Release

NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen says that he felt "violated" when the band's new single, "Èlan", was leaked one week before its official release, and has admonished people who "honestly don't see anything wrong" with illegally spreading unreleased music on the Internet. "When 'Èlan' was leaked, I heard about it, the whole band was really upset, ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Èlan' Video Premiere

"Èlan", the new video from Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, can be seen below. The clip was shot in Finland at various locations between September and November 2014, and it was directed by Ville Lipiäinen. Commented NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen: "The long-awaited NIGHTWISH music video 'Élan' is finally here. Inspired by the ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN 'Really Can't Wait' To Hit The Road In Support Of 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. NIGHTWISH's Dutch singer Floor Jansen, who officially joined the band last year, recently moved to Finland in order to learn the language and facilitate ...

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NIGHTWISH To Release 'Élan' Single In February

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release a new single, "Élan", on February 13, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, which is due in the spring. Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: "'Oh, while I live to be the ruler of life, Not a ...

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NIGHTWISH Films New Music Video

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have filmed a video for an as-yet-undisclosed track off their upcoming studio album, due in the spring of 2015 via Nuclear Blast. A photo from the video shoot, courtesy of the band's Dutch lead singer Floor Jansen can be seen below. As previously reported, longtime NIGHTWISH drummer ...

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NIGHTWISH's Next Album To Feature Guest Appearance By British Professor RICHARD DAWKINS

Famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins makes a guest appearance on NIGHTWISH's eighth studio album, due next year. Dawkins, who recently generated controversy with by claiming that "nice Christians" and "nice Muslims" might actually be making the "world safe for extremists," joined the Finnish / Dutch / English symphonic metal outfit ...

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NIGHTWISH Completes Recording Vocals For New Album

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have finished recording the vocals for their new album, due in the spring of 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD is the first to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen following the abrupt departure of the band's lead singer of five years, Anette Olzon. Says the band: "We're ...

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NIGHTWISH Announces North American Tour

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will embark on a 27-date North American headlining tour in the spring. The trek will launch in New York City on April 9, hit three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then close out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14. Support at all ...

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NIGHTWISH Drummer JUKKA NEVALAINEN Forced To Take Break From Band Due To Health Issues

Jukka Nevalainen will take a break from his duties as the drummer for the Finland-based symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH in order to deal with his health issues. Nevalainen has released the following statement regarding his decision to step aside during the recording sessions for NIGHTWISH's forthcoming album: "How to begin telling something that you wouldn't ...

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SCYTHIA: 'Army Of The Bear' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Army Of The Bear" from Canadian metallers SCYTHIA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's melodic, power/folk fusion record, "…Of Conquest", which is set to arrive later in the year. The album, which also includes progressive and death metal influences, is engineered/produced by Lasse ...

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SAVAGE MESSIAH: 'The Fateful Dark' Album Preview

An audio preview of "The Fateful Dark", the new album from London shred-heavy melodic metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH, is available below. Due on March 10, 2014 in Europe via Earache Records and on March 18, 2014 in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records, the follow-up to 2012's "Plague Of Conscience" was recorded at Grindstone Studios in ...

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SAVAGE MESSIAH To Release 'The Fateful Dark' In March

London shred-heavy melodic metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH have set "The Fateful Dark" as the title of their upcoming new album, due on March 10, 2014 in Europe via Earache Records and on March 18, 2014 in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2012's "Plague Of Conscience" was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, ...

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SCYTHIA: 'Bear Claw Tavern' Video Released

"Bear Claw Tavern", the new video from Canadian metallers SCYTHIA, can be seen below. The old world-themed clip, directed by fantasy movie director Richard Olak and filmed at the Storm Crow Tavern in the band's hometown of Vancouver, B.C., is an uproarious three-minute scorcher featuring the band rocking out in a medieval tavern filled with ...

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WINTERSUN Bassist Interviewed By METAL KAOZ (Audio)

Metal Kaoz recently conducted an interview with bassist Jukka Koskinen of Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. After several sold-out shows last year on their inaugural North American co-headlining tour with ELUVEITIE, WINTERSUN returned to North American shores once again for a ...

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WINTERSUN Guitarist Interviewed By THE AGE OF METAL (Video)

The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari of Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN on August 29 in Phoenix, Arizona. You can now watch the chat below. After several sold-out shows last year on their inaugural North American co-headlining tour with ELUVEITIE, WINTERSUN has returned to North American shores once again for a ...

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WINTERSUN Guitarist Interviewed By GUITARHOO! (Video)

Earlier in the month, Guitarhoo! conducted an intervied with guitarist Teemu Mantysaari of the Finnish epic metal group WINTERSUN. Teemu shares his background and early days as musician, how he joined WINTERSUN in 2004, WINTERSUN's approach to performing its intricate and multi-layered arrangements live, the guitar gear he prefers and more. You ...

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WINTERSUN Interviewed At Finland's TUSKA Festival (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with drummer Kai Hahto and guitarist/vocalist Jari Mäenpää of Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN after the band's June 28 performance at the Tuska open-air festival in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. WINTERSUN's "Time I" was nominated in the "Metal Album Of The Year" category at this year's ...

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