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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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NIGHTWISH Singer Releases Partial Photo Of New Son

On Friday, July 30 at 4:28 p.m. Swedish time, NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon gave birth to her second child (and first with her current boyfriend, bassist Johan Husgafvel of the Swedish metal band PAIN). He was 52 centimeters tall and he weighed in at 3930 grams. Olzon, 39, also has a nine-year-old son, Seth, with ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Gives Birth To Baby Boy

On Friday, July 30 at 4:28 p.m. Swedish time, NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon gave birth to her second child (and first with her current boyfriend, bassist Johan Husgafvel of the Swedish metal band PAIN). He was 52 centimeters tall and he weighed in at 3930 grams. Olzon, 39, also has a nine-year-old son, Seth, with ...

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NIGHTWISH To Begin Recording New Album In October

Keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH has issued the following update: "Almost exactly four years ago we gathered into an idyllic place in the small village of Sävi to rehearse and arrange what would later be called 'Dark Passion Play'. It was such glorious and inspiring times that we decided to do something ...

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PAIN Mainman Interviewed By 'Rock My Monkey'

Rock My Monkey recently conducted an interview with PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. "Cynic Paradise", the latest album from PAIN, sold around 300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. "Cynic Paradise" was made available in North America ...

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PAIN Mainman Interviewed By METAL ASSAULT

On May 26, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. You can now listen to the chat below. "Cynic Paradise", the latest album from PAIN, sold around 300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. "Cynic Paradise" was made available in North ...

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PAIN: 'Cynic Paradise' U.S. First-Week Sales Revealed

"Cynic Paradise", the new album from PAIN — the Swedish band featuring HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren — sold around 300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. "Cynic Paradise" was made available in North America on June 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. The North American version of the LP features an ...

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NIGHTWISH Completes Work On New Pre-Production Demo

Keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH has completed work on a pre-production demo of the band's follow-up to 2007's "Dark Passion Play". The band will reconvene in Finland between July and September to rehearse the material and prepare for the album's final recording sessions, which will take place during the fall/winter and early ...

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