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NIGHTWISH: New York Show Cancelled

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, who cancelled the September 23 concert in Knoxville, Tennessee, the September 24 show in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the September 26 gig in Baltimore due to singer Anette Olzon's "sudden severe illness," have issued the following update: "Due to Anette's illness, also the show in New York [on September 27] is ...

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NIGHTWISH: Baltimore Show Cancelled

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, who cancelled the September 23 concert in Knoxville, Tennessee and the September 24 show in Charlotte, North Carolina due to singer Anette Olzon's "sudden severe illness," have issued the following update: "NIGHTWISH's show in Baltimore [on Friday, September 26] is also cancelled due to Anette's illness. We will keep you informed ...

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NIGHTWISH: Charlotte Show Cancelled

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, who cancelled last night's (September 23) concert in Knoxville, Tennessee due to singer Anette Olzon's "sudden severe illness," have issued the following update: "NIGHTWISH's show tonight in Charlotte, NC is also cancelled due to Anette's sudden severe illness. We will keep you informed about the situation of the remaining U.S. shows ...

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NIGHTWISH: Knoxville Show Cancelled

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been forced to cancel tonight's (September 23) concert in Knoxville, Tennessee due to singer Anette Olzon's "sudden severe illness," according to a posting on the band's web site. The group adds, "We are very, very sorry about this, there's nothing anybody can do about these things. Even though [support act] ...

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NIGHTWISH: Houston Show Cancelled

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been forced to cancel their previously announced September 19 concert at The Meridian in Houston, Texas "because of the damages caused by hurricane Ike," according to a posting on the group's web site. NIGHTWISH released a digital-only collection of demos and B-sides titled "The Sound of Nightwish Reborn", on September ...

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PAIN: 'Cynic Paradise' Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers PAIN will release their new album, "Cynic Paradise", on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to "Psalms of Extinction", which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner, features "eleven gems offering a vast variety of styles and influences which are even new for PAIN," according to a press release. NIGHTWISH singer Anette ...

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NIGHTWISH: Montreal Photos Posted Online

MetalUniverse.net has posted high-quality photos of NIGHTWISH's September 1, 2008 sold-out performance in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. NIGHTWISH has just released a digital-only collection of demos and B-sides titled "The Sound of Nightwish Reborn", available through all digital service providers. This release, which clocks in at nearly 70 minutes of music, retains "must-have" status ...

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NIGHTWISH: Pro-Shot Footage From Holland's LOWLANDS Festival Available

Professionally filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's performance at this year's Lowlands festival, which was held August 15-17 in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands can be viewed below. NIGHTWISH will release a digital-only collection of demos and B-sides titled "The Sound of Nightwish Reborn", available through all digital service providers, on September 2. This release, which clocks in ...

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PAIN To Play Ukraine, Belarus This Week

Drummer David Wallin of PAIN — the Swedish metal band led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren — has issued the following update: "I thought it was about time to let you in on what has been going on with PAIN since the last update. Beside the fact that we’ve done a couple of shows and ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Prepares For Its Finnish Invasion Of North America

While the tour preparation checklist for Finland's SONATA ARCTICA has not yet been posted on The Smoking Gun website, fans probably think it would read something like this: New guitarist Elias Viljanen? Check. Power converters? Check. "Sopranos" DVDs? Check. Altoids Mints? Check. According to keyboard player Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg, tour preparations for SONATA ARCTICA's fifth ...

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PAIN To Release 'Cynic Paradise' On Halloween

PAIN, the Swedish band led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, will release its new album, "Cynic Paradise", on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to "Psalms of Extinction", which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner, features "eleven gems offering a vast variety of styles and influences which are even new for PAIN," according ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Guest On New PAIN Album

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has recorded a guest appearance on two tracks on the forthcoming album from PAIN, the Swedish band led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. Due in October via Nuclear Blast Records, the as-yet-untitled CD is the follow-up to "Psalms of Extinction", which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner. Swiss-German online metal TV ...

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NIGHTWISH: New Video Interview Available

Hardsound TV conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH members Marco Hietala (bass, vocals) and Anette Olzon (vocals) prior to the last show of the band's European tour on April 19, 2008 at Lisbon, Portugal's Coliseum. Watch the chat below. "The Islander", the new single from NIGHTWISH, will be released on May 21 and will ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Guest On New THE RASMUS Album

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon will make a guest appearance on the new album from Finnish rockers THE RASMUS, entitled "Black Roses". Commented THE RASMUS singer Lauri Ylönen: "We've had a really busy spring, putting the album together with the guys. These 'last-minute' ideas and fixes have become come very important for the 'Black Roses' album, ...

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NIGHTWISH Presented With Gold Awards In Austria

Warner Music Austria presented the Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH with gold-album awards for their latest CD, "Dark Passion Play", on February 28, 2008 prior to the band's sold-out concert in Vienna. The awards were handed out by Warner Music sales director Günter Unter before an audience of 5,000 enthusiastic fans. Check out a photo ...

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NIGHTWISH Interviewed At Germany's ECHO Awards; Video Available

Keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and vocalist Anette Olzon of the Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were interviewed at the German Echo Awards, which took place last Friday night (February 15) in Berlin. Watch the four-minute chat below. NIGHTWISH performed the song "Amaranth" at the Echo Awards, which was broadcast in Germany on the RTL network. Footage of ...

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NIGHTWISH: Japanese TV Report Posted Online

A four-and-a-half-minute Japanese TV report on NIGHTWISH's recently completed U.S. tour, which includes clips from a November 2007 interview with the band's keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and vocalist Anette Olzon, can be viewed below. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH has been nominated in the following categories at the Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent): * Band Of The ...

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LEAVES' EYES, BATTLELORE, ELIS, DRACONIAN Singers Take Part In Roundtable Interview

Metal Edge correspondent Bryan Reesman (web site) traveled to Wieze, Belgium last October to interview Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES), Kaisa Jouhki (BATTLELORE), Sandra Scherelet (ELIS), and Lisa Johansson (DRACONIAN) backstage during Metal Female Voices Fest V. Here are excerpts from the roundtable interview ("The Women Of Euro-Metal ROAR"), which is in the new ...

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