Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have chosen the smooth spring water Veen as the band's official drink. To celebrate this excellent choice, Veen has launched a competition on its web site giving fans a chance to win tickets to a NIGHTWISH gig of their choice.
A five-minute video of the band rehearsing for the next leg of its world tour and featuring a few words from keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen bassist/vocalist and Marco Hietala can be viewed below.
On March 13, Nuclear Blast Records will release "Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places)", the new CD/DVD from NIGHTWISH. The set will contain a DVD documentary (with a running time of approximately 45 minutes) of NIGHTWISH's world tour in support of the band's latest album, "Dark Passion Play", as well as a CD featuring live recordings from the trek. The documentary footage was reportedly directed by Ville Lipiäinen.
"Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places)" track listing:
CD (running time - 66:13):
01. Bye Bye Beautiful (live)
02. Whoever Brings The Night (live)
03. Amaranth (live)
04. The Poet And The Pendulum (live)
05. Sahara (live)
06. The Islander (live)
07. Last Of The Wilds (live)
08. 7 Days To The Wolves (live)
10. While Your Lips Are Still Red
11. Cadence Of Her Last Breath (demo version)
DVD (running time - 49:52)
* Documentary (Dark Passion Play World Tour)
* Video Clips:
02. Bye Bye Beautiful
03. The Islander
16:9 PAL / 2.0 Stereo / DVD-5 / region free
Watch a two-minute video trailer for "Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places)" below.
NIGHTWISH issued a digital-only collection of demos and B-sides titled "The Sound of Nightwish Reborn", on September 2, 2008. This release, which clocks in at nearly 70 minutes of music, retains "must-have" status for all NIGHTWISH diehards, since it includes a bevy of exclusive material, such as demo versions of songs from the "Dark Passion Play" sessions that were recorded prior to singer Anette Olzon joining the band and that feature Marco Tapani Hietala handling the vocals, as well as B-sides.