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SWALLOW THE SUN Keyboardist Interviewed On MSRcast (Audio)

Keyboardist Aleksi Munter of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN was interviewed for episode 128 of MSRcast. Munter talks about the metal scene in Finland, the band's upcoming North American tour and the fifth full-length SWALLOW THE SUN album, "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird". You can now listen to the chat using the audio player ...

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WOLF Guitarist Ties The Knot

Guitarist Simon Johansson of Swedish metallers WOLF, MEMORY GARDEN and BIBLEBLACK married his girlfriend Anette this past weekend in Gålö, about 45 km southeast of Stockholm. Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) served as best man at the wedding, which was also attended by Niklas Stalvind and Anders Modd of WOLF; Stefan, Tom, Ante and ...

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NIGHTWISH Members Answer Fan-Submitted Questions

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have posted a new "Nightmail" session featuring fan questions answered by Anette Olzon (vocals), Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards), Marco Hietala (bass, vocals) and Jukka Nevalainen (drums). A couple of excerpts follow below. Q: [To Anette] Now that you have experience in recording with NIGHTWISH, was the process smoother? And how much influence ...

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NIGHTWISH: First 'Imaginaerum' Movie Teaser Released

A teaser for NIGHTWISH's forthcoming "Imaginaerum" film can be seen below. "Imaginaerum" is one of the projects which recently received grants from the Finnish government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation. The movie, directed by Stobe Harju, about an old man on his deathbed who glimpses a childhood dream in which he refuses to grow ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Checks In From European Tour

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off the current leg of their European tour on April 10 in Gothenburg, Sweden. In a new posting on her official blog, NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon writes, "So, time to write some words about how the tour is going after these first shows. "Well, it has been so great seeing ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Says Band Was Forced To Scale Down Los Angeles Show Due To Production Costs

Keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH recently answered a number of fan-submitted questions for the NIGHTWISH fan site Oceansouls Of America. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow below. Oceansouls Of America: How much of a culture shock was it coming to the U.S. when you were a teen? ...

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NIGHTWISH: Tour Rehearsal Photos Posted Online

NIGHTWISH will play a "secret" gig under the name RUBBER BAND OF WOLVES at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California on January 19 — two days before the Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal act's world-tour kick-off performance at the Gibson Ampitheater in Universal City. The Universal City concert will be the biggest NIGHTWISH show production ever ...

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NIGHTWISH Schedules Los Angeles CD-Signing Session

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will take part in a CD-signing session at SoundCheck Hollywood on Friday, January 20 at 6 p.m. Stop by the store starting Tuesday, January 10 to pick up the band's new album, "Imaginaerum", and get a wristband which guarantees your access to meet the band. SoundCheck Hollywood 8872 Sunset Blvd. W. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Imaginaerum' Certified Gold In Germany

"Imaginaerum", the first album in four years from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, has been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen: "Germany never fails us! Only five weeks since the release and 'Imaginaerum' goes gold! Magical, wondrous, imaginative and grateful times we're living. Huge thanks to ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'Cathedral Walls' Video Released

"Cathedral Walls", the new video from Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Anette Olzon of NIGHTWISH, comes off the band's fifth full-length album, "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird", which will be released on February 1 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during ...

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NIGHTWISH 'Imaginaerum' Movie Director Issues Update

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH recently spent time not only putting finishing touches to their new album, "Imaginaerum", but also planning a movie of the same name. "Imaginaerum" is one of the projects which recently received grants from the Finnish government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation. The movie, directed by Stobe Harju, about an old ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Interviewed On Finland's 'Korkojen Kera' (Video)

Keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH was interviewed on the December 2, 2011 edition of the Finnish talk show "Korkojen Kera". You can now watch video footage of his appearance below (in Finnish, with English subtitles). According to Rytmi.com, "Imaginaerum", the first album in four years from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, ...

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NIGHTWISH Begins Rehearsing For Upcoming Tour; Photos Available

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have begun rehearsing for their "Imaginaerum" world tour, which will kick off on Saturday, January 21 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California. This will be the biggest NIGHTWISH show production ever on North American soil and strictly a one-off there will be no U.S. tour until later in 2012. ...

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NIGHTWISH: New 'Imaginaerum' Trailer Released

A new video trailer for NIGHTWISH's upcoming album, "Imaginaerum", can be seen below. The German branch of Nuclear Blast Records recently revealed the details of a number of different formats of "Imaginaerum" and the "Storytime" single. * "Imaginaerum" mailorder edition: limited and numbered to 1000 copies, the boxset includes the double digipak, the ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Imaginaerum' Product Trailer Video Posted

The German branch of Nuclear Blast Records recently revealed the details of a number of different formats of NIGHTWISH's upcoming album, "Imaginaerum", and the "Storytime" single. * "Imaginaerum" mailorder edition: limited and numbered to 1000 copies, the boxset includes the double digipak, the one-track-single "Rest Calm" in its demo version featuring Marco Hietala ...

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