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NIGHTWISH: New Album Vocal Recordings Postponed

The vocal recording sessions for the new NIGHTWISH album, "Imaginarium", have been postponed until April 4 in order to allow the band's singer, Anette Olzon, a longer recovery period after she suffered broken ribs in a recent fall. She writes on her blog, "me, [NIGHTWISH manager Ewo Pohjola of King Foo Entertainment Ltd.] and [NIGHTWISH ...

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PAIN: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers PAIN, who are led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, will release their as-yet-untitled new album on June 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Cynic Paradise" was recently described by NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon — who also happens to be the girlfriend of PAIN bassist Johan Husgafvel — as "more aggressive" ...

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NIGHTWISH: Exclusive New Album Details Revealed

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen has revealed more details about the band's upcoming "Imaginarium" album and movie project exclusively to Petri Silas of Finland's Soundi magazine. In an interview that was conducted on February 13, just prior to Tuomas flying over to London to oversee the recording of the album's orchestral parts and choir sections, Holopainen ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Enter Studio In March

Singer Anette Olzon of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will enter the studio in March to begin laying down her vocals for the band's next album, "Imaginarium". Writing on her official blog, Anette states, "Just got an e-mail from [NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen] from [the studio in] London [where he is overseeing the ...

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NIGHTWISH Reveals Concept For Next Album

In the midst of recording a new album, Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been preparing a movie. "Imaginarium" is a music fantasy film based on the forthcoming NIGHTWISH album of the same title and its 13 songs. The protagonist of the film is a songwriter with an otherworldly imagination. He is an old man who ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Issues New Album Update

Keyboardist/songwriter Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH has issued the following update: "In the excitement of Yuletide magic I wrote there would be secrets revealed at the end of January. "There are big things happening within and around the NIGHTWISH camp but the Big Boys and Bosses just sent me an ultimatum to keep ...

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NIGHTWISH: New Album Update

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH entered the studio in October to begin recording the follow-up to 2007's "Dark Passion Play". According to the band, "Emppu [Vuorinen] is nearly done with his guitar recordings, having done four comp tracks to all the songs plus half of all the leads. (The solos and acoustics are best left to ...

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NIGHTWISH To Reveal 'Future Plans' In January

Keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH has issued the following year-end update: "The year is coming to an end and we're all getting ready for a hell of a rollercoaster ride of 2011! "This past year has been a very fruitful one, if also a mind-filling one, from writing the songs for the ...

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Complete TOXAEMIA Discography To Be Made Available

Dark Descent Records will release the complete discography from classic Swedish death metallers TOXAEMIA. Due on December 15, the CD will contain everything ever issued by the band, including the "Kaleidoscopic Lunacy" and "Buried To Rot" demos and the "Beyond The Realm" EP (released by Seraphic Decay), as well as previously unreleased material recorded during ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Finalizing Solo Album Deal

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has revealed via her official blog that she is "in the process of signing with a record label" for her upcoming solo album, which she hopes to release in May 2011. Olzon worked on material for her solo CD last year with Swedish producers Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner. The album ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Issues New Album Update

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH entered the studio late last month to begin recording the follow-up to 2007's "Dark Passion Play". Writing on her official blog, NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon states about the upcoming CD, "I can't say too much, as I am sure you all understand since it's always hush-hush in this business. But the ...

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NIGHTWISH: Drums Recorded For New Album

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH entered the studio late last week to begin recording the follow-up to 2007's "Dark Passion Play". Drummer Jukka Nevalainen writes on the band's official web site, "I usually find recording sessions stressful and just want to have them done as fast as possible, but this time it was all different. The ...

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NIGHTWISH Begins Recording New Album

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have officially started recording the follow-up to 2007's "Dark Passion Play". Drummer Jukka Nevalainen writes on the band's official web site, "After spending an intensive summer camp on Finnish countryside and putting a final touch to [a pre-production/demo recording of all the songs that will be featured on the CD], we ...

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SWEDEN UNITED: 'Open Your Eyes' Single Available Via iTunes

A number of Swedish metal musicians came together to record and release a song as a way of raising awareness and taking action on the topic of bullying and harrassment in schools. Members of such renowned metal bands as MESHUGGAH, NIGHTWISH, SOILWORK, EVERGREY and CLAWFINGER have joined forces in SWEDEN UNITED, a one-off project whose ...

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NIGHTWISH's HIETALA Sings 'Lullaby' To Drummer JUKKA's Daughter (Video)

Video footage of NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala singing and playing a "lullaby" in the form of BLACK SABBATH's "Planet Caravan" to NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen's daughter can be viewed below. NIGHTWISH recently completed work on demo recording of the songs that will appear on the group's next studio album. The pre-production sessions for the new ...

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NIGHTWISH: A Day On The Kart Track

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH recently spent a day on the kart track with Heikki Johannes Kovalainen (see video below), a Finnish Formula One racing driver who spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons with Britain-based team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, and who drives for the new Lotus Racing team for the 2010 campaign. NIGHTWISH recently completed work ...

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NIGHTWISH's ANETTE OLZON Laying Down Demo Vocals On New Songs

On Wednesday, September 8, singer Anette Olzon of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH began laying down vocal tracks on a demo recording of the songs that will appear on the group's next studio album. The pre-production sessions for the new CD are taking place in "the deepest countryside of Finland," where most of the band spent ...

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