NIGHTWISH To Play Israel For First Time

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH will play Israel for the first time on October 6 at Hangar 11 in Tel-Aviv. More information and ticket sales information will be available soon at the Metalist magazine.

NIGHTWISH has released three more samples from its forthcoming album, due in September. In addition to first single, "Eva", you can now check out short clips of the songs "7 Days to the Wolves", "Master Passion Greed" and "Amaranth":

"7 Days to the Wolves": Audio
"Master Passion Greed": Audio
"Amaranth": Audio
"Eva": Audio

NIGHTWISH recently recruited 35-year-old Swedish singer Anette Blyckert (a.k.a. Anette Olzon) to replace the group's original vocalist Tarja Turunen. A photo of the new frontwoman can be found here. A short video "greeting" from Anette is available for download at this location (MPEG, 5 MB).

NIGHTWISH new promotional photos:

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Photo#2

The sixth NIGHTWISH album will be released on September 26, preceded by a second, regular single release in August. NIGHTWISH leader Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) recently told Finland's Soundi magazine that the group's upcoming album will include a 14-minute song entitled "The Poet and the Pendulum".

NIGHTWISH fired its original singer, Tarja Turunen, via an "open letter," which was given to the singer immediately following their final concert together, which took place on October 21, 2005 at the Hartwall arena in Helsinki, Finland. The Helsinki show was filmed and recorded for the "End of an Era" DVD and CD, which entered the German chart at a No. 3.

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