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NIGHTWISH's HOLOPAINEN Talks To U.K.'s METAL HAMMER About Lineup Changes, Band's Future (Video)

Tuomas Holopainen of NIGHTWISH recently spoke to U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine about the lineup changes and the future of the band. Check out the clip below. NIGHTWISH last month announced the addition of Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) and English composer and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) to the group's ...

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Wild Card - REVAMP

Floor Jansen is a proven dynamo and it's a lock she will emerge as a premiere figurehead in this scene. Now taking over for Anette Olzon on the NIGHTWISH tour, the former vocalist for AFTER FOREVER, MAYAN, STAR ONE and AYREON makes a second run with her agro-Goth metal ensemble REVAMP. By attrition you almost ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Says FLOOR JANSEN Was Asked To Become Permanent Member In June

Radio Metal recently conducted an interview with keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Radio Metal: The new DVD ["Showtime, Storytime"] is the perfect introduction to the new NIGHWISH lineup that was officially announced [earlier in the month]. When you decided to release ...

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NIGHTWISH Announces New Lineup

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have announced the addition of Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) and English composer and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) to the group's permanent lineup. Says the band in a statement: "Originally we were going to wait until 2014 to make a decision about the future lineup ...

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Former NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA To Perform Duet With Band's Current Touring Vocalist FLOOR JANSEN

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen will perform a duet with the band's current touring vocalist Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) at this year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place October 18-20 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. A video message from Tarja and Floor regarding their collaboration can be seen below. ...

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AMARANTHE Singer's NIGHTWISH Audition Tape Posted Online

Elize Ryd of Swedish metallers AMARANTHE has uploaded an audio recording of her singing the NIGHTWISH song "Nemo". Ryd laid down the vocals for the track in 2006 when the Finnish symphonic metal band was seeking a replacement for Tarja Turunen. Check it out below. Says Ryd: "I've been saving this for a special moment. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Showtime, Storytime' DVD, Blu-Ray Details Revealed

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. "Showtime, Storytime" contains NIGHTWISH's entire August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in ...

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NIGHTWISH At Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR: Video Interview With FLOOR JANSEN, TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN

Wave 100 conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen and the band's current touring vocalist, former AFTER FOREVER frontwoman and current REVAMP singer Floor Jansen, at the Sauna Open Air festival on June 8 in Tampere, Finland. You can now watch the report below. NIGHTWISH's August 3 performance at the Wacken ...

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NIGHTWISH: WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance To Be Filmed For DVD/Blu-Ray Release

NIGHTWISH's August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany will be professionally filmed for a concert DVD and Blu-ray, tentateively due next year. Says NIGHTWISH mastermind and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen: "The time has come soon to wrap up the magical & memorable one-and-a-half-year 'Imaginaerum World Tour' 2012-2013! We still have three ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of SOTKAMON SYKE Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's July 20 performance at the Sotkamon Syke festivalat Sokos Hotel Vuokatin in Vuokatti, Finland, can be seen below. NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen has known the band's current touring vocalist, Dutch singer Floor Jansen, for more than 10 years already, having previously toured with her former band, AFTER ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer's REVAMP: Fourth 'Wild Card' Trailer Available

Former AFTER FOREVER frontwoman and current NIGHTWISH touring singer Floor Jansen will release the second album from her REVAMP project, "Wild Card", in Europe on August 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at SandLane Studio in Rijen, The Netherlands with Joost van den Broek (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and will feature guest choir parts ...

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FLOOR JANSEN's REVAMP To Support KAMELOT In Europe

REVAMP, the band led by former AFTER FOREVER and current NIGHTWISH touring vocalist Floor Jansen, will support KAMELOT on their "Silverthorn Over Europe 2013" tour. Comments KAMELOT's founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood: "I first met REVAMP singer Floor Jansen while we were touring the states in late 2012 (with NIGHTWISH). We kept in touch and ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer's REVAMP: Third 'Wild Card' Trailer Available

Former AFTER FOREVER frontwoman and current NIGHTWISH touring singer Floor Jansen will release the second album from her REVAMP project, "Wild Card", in Europe on August 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at SandLane Studio in Rijen, The Netherlands with Joost van den Broek (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and will feature guest choir parts ...

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NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA Interviewed At Finland's TUSKA Open-Air Festival

TJ Fowler of Skullbanger.net conducted an interview with vocalist/bassist Marco Hietala of Finnish/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH at the Tuska open-air festival, which was held June 28-30 in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. NIGHTWISH keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen has known the band's current touring vocalist, Dutch singer Floor Jansen, for more ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer's REVAMP: Second 'Wild Card' Trailer Available

Former AFTER FOREVER frontwoman and current NIGHTWISH touring singer Floor Jansen will release the second album from her REVAMP project, "Wild Card", in Europe on August 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at SandLane Studio in Rijen, The Netherlands with Joost van den Broek (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and will feature guest choir parts ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Interviewed At Switzerland's GREENFIELD Festival (Video)

Keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH was interviewed by Joiz prior to the band's June 15 performance at the Greenfield festival in Interlaken, Switzerland. You can now watch the chat below. Holopainen has known NIGHTWISH's current touring vocalist, Dutch singer Floor Jansen, for more than 10 years already, having previously toured with her ...

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