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BROTHER FIRETRIBE To Release 'Heart Full Of Fire' In April

BROTHER FIRETRIBE, the Finnish AOR/hard rock band featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, will release its second studio album, "Heart Full Of Fire", on April 2, 2008 via Spinefarm Records. A single, "Runaways", backed by a cover version of "Chasing The Angels" (from the "Iron Eagle 2" soundtrack) will precede the full-length CD on February 27. ...

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NIGHTWISH Guitarist's BROTHER FIRETRIBE To Release Sophomore Album In March

BROTHER FIRETRIBE, the Finnish AOR/hard rock band featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, will release its second studio album on March 17, 2008 via the newly-launched Spinefarm Records UK. Founded by five Finnish musicians with a deep regard for all-conquering U.S. heavyweights such as JOURNEY and VAN HALEN, the band — also featuring LEVERAGE frontman Pekka ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Platinum' Edition Of 'Dark Passion Play' To Include Five Bonus Tracks

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release a "platinum" edition of their latest album, "Dark Passion Play" (release date to be confirmed), which will include all 13 songs from the original version plus five bonus tracks: 01. Erämaan Viimeinen (new track) 02. The Escapist (new track) 03. Meadows of Heaven (orchestral version) 04. The Poet and ...

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NIGHTWISH: Highlights From MTV Finland Special Posted Online

A six-and-a-half-minute compilation of clips from a 30-minute NIGHTWISH TV special that aired on MTV Finland on November 16, 2007 can be viewed below (Note: The video includes footage from the band's first official performance with new singer Anette Olzon which took place in early October in Israel). John Two-Hawks, a Native American hailing from ...

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NIGHTWISH: Video Interview With TUOMAS, ANETTE Available

Germany's Metal.de conducted an interview this past summer with NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and vocalist Anette Olzon. Watch the 23-minute chat below. NIGHTWISH was honored in the "Best-Selling Artist - Scandinavia" category at the World Music Awards Sunday night (November 4) in Monte Carlo. The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards ...

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NIGHTWISH: Video Interview With MARCO HIETALA Available

Artisan News Service recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala about the group's split with singer Tarja Turunen and the addition of new vocalist Anette Olzon. Watch the four-minute report below. On Turunen's departure, Marco said, "We really couldn't get along anymore with all the hassle that was going on with two managements ...

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NIGHTWISH: VIP Tickets To Include Meet-And-Greet With Band

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have upgraded their VIP ticket packages to include a meet-and-greet with the band in addition to the previously announced first/priority entry into venue and an autographed poster. VIP tickets for the following cities will be affected by this: Oct. 31 - Seattle, WA Nov. 04 - Los Angeles, CA Nov. 06 ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Dark Passion Play' Certified Gold In Sweden

NIGHTWISH's new album, "Dark Passion Play", has been certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. The CD, which has already achieved triple-platinum status in Finland after selling more than 90,000 copies, has shifted 20,000 units in the United States since its October 2, 2007 release. A brand new audio interview with ...

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NIGHTWISH: Take A Video Tour Of Band's Finnish Recording Studio

A 10-minute video tour of NIGHTWISH's recording studio/headquarers in Kitee, Finland hosted by the group's new lead singer, Anette Olzon, can be viewed below (Note: The footage was originally included on a DVD that accompanied a recent issue of the German edition of the Metal Hammer magazine). A brand new audio interview with Anette Olzon ...

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Dark Passion Play - NIGHTWISH

Just in case you thought NIGHTWISH was gonna lose their confidence after a well-publicized vocalist change and years off from the studio, feast on this: "The Poet and the Pendulum", the opening track on "Dark Passion Play", is a fourteen-minute-long, five part epic, what would have been an album side in less gluttonous times, and ...

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NIGHTWISH Performs At New Jersey Record Store

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH performed a 30-minute set earlier today (Friday, October 19) at New Jersey's legendary independent record store Vintage Vinyl. The event was produced by YeboTV.com and was offered to fans as a free webcast stream worldwide. The setlist was as follows: 01. The Poet And The Pendulum 02. Bye Bye Beautiful 03. ...

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NIGHTWISH: New Fanblog Video Available

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has posted a new fanblog video clip featuring footage from the group's recent rehearsal sessions in Finland and the "secret" concert in Helsinki. Watch it at this location. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will perform live on Friday, October 19 at New Jersey's legendary independent record store Vintage Vinyl ...

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NIGHTWISH: More Footage Available From U.S. Tour Kick-Off

More fan-filmed video footage (courtesy of decshz) is available from the first show of NIGHTWISH's current U.S. tour, which kicked off Monday night (October 15) at Jaxx in West Springfield, Virginia. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Intro + Bye Bye Beautiful 02. Cadence of Her Last Breath 03. Dark Chest of Wonders 04. ...

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NIGHTWISH Kicks Off U.S. Tour In Virginia; Video Available

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH made their U.S. live debut with new singer Anette Olzon last night (Monday, October 15) at Jaxx in West Springfield, Virginia. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Intro + Bye Bye Beautiful 02. Cadence of Her Last Breath 03. Dark Chest of Wonders 04. Ever Dream 05. Amaranth 06. The ...

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NIGHTWISH: Vintage Vinyl Performance To Be Webcast

NIGHTWISH's previously announced in-store performance on Friday, October 19 at Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords, New Jersey (51 Lafayette Rd.) will be broadcast live at VVinyl.com. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. NIGHTWISH made its "official" live debut with new singer Anette Olzon this past Saturday (October 6) in Tel ...

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NIGHTWISH In Israel; Photos, Review Available

Finland's Helsingin Sanomat has posted a review of the opening gig of NIGHTWISH's world tour — a one-off in Israel that took place this past Saturday (October 6) in Tel Aviv. An excerpt from the review follows: "Anette Olzon, the newcomer, acquits herself pretty well at the microphone, but the excitement of the occasion shows ...

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NIGHTWISH To Be Joined By JOHN TWO-HAWKS For Texas Shows

John Two-Hawks, a Native American hailing from Arkansas, will appear on stage with NIGHTWISH at the following U.S. dates: Nov. 10 - The White Rabbit - San Antonio, Texas Nov. 11 - The Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, Texas John Two-Hawks is a multi-instrumentalist who is devoted to spreading the culture and mentality of Native Americans. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Dark Passion Play' Tops Finnish, German, Swiss Charts

NIGHTWISH's new CD, "Dark Passion Play", has topped the Finnish, German and Swiss album charts in its first week of release. In other news, NIGHTWISH's November 2, 2007 concert at Slim's in San Francisco, California has officially sold out. NIGHTWISH made its "official" live debut with new singer Anette Olzon this past Saturday (October 6) ...

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