NIGHTWISH: 'Dark Passion Play' Certified Gold In Sweden

NIGHTWISH's new album, "Dark Passion Play", has been certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. The CD, which has already achieved triple-platinum status in Finland after selling more than 90,000 copies, has shifted 20,000 units in the United States since its October 2, 2007 release.

A brand new audio interview with Anette Olzon conducted on October 15, 2007 in West Springfield, Virginia has been posted online at MetalExposed.com.

In an interview with ChartAttack.com, NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen broke down why so many people have embraced NIGHTWISH's music: "Our music is very diverse. There's the real heavy stuff, there's a lot of ballads as well, and the hybrid of orchestra with guitars, so it's a little bit for everybody, I guess.

"I think it's the honesty of the music. We've never followed any trends. We've always done things our own way. People have inner feelings when they sense what's real and what's not. Even though we are kind of childish and kind of a naive band, there is a lot of honesty, and that's what people can appreciate."

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH performing the song "Nemo" Toronto, Ontario, Canada on October 23, 2007 can be viewed below (courtesy of "rick412").

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