NIGHTWISH: German Signing/Listening Session Attended By More Than 1,000 Fans

This past Friday (July 27) a huge crowd gathered at the home of Nuclear Blast Records in Donzdorf, a small town near Göppingen, to attend the signing session of the Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen and new vocalist Anette Olzon from Sweden originally planned to take part in a two-hour-long meet-and-greet, but it turned out that 1,000 people showed up to see the two bandmembers — with some fans having travelled from countries like Norway and Italy — which naturally caused the signing session to go far beyond its originally allotted time. During the event the delighted audience had the opportunity to listen to the group's new album, "Dark Passion Play", and to form an opinion about the new voice of NIGHTWISH.

NIGHTWISH's new CD, "Dark Passion Play" is scheduled for release on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records (most of Europe), September 26 via Spinefarm Records/Universal (Finland) and October 2 via Roadrunner Records (USA).

Check out the cover artwork at this location.

The "Amaranth" single will precede the album on August 24 (Nuclear Blast) and August 22 (Spinefarm/Universal). It will be available in several different versions, the details of which will be announced later.

To see the "Amaranth" cover artwork, click here.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).