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NIGHTWISH: Swiss Signing Session Announced

NIGHTWISH leader/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and new vocalist Anette Olzon will take part in a signing session on Thursday, August 30 in Bern, Switzerland's station concourse "at the ascent of the moving stairs," according to the group's European record label, Nuclear Blast Records. The signing session will begin at 6:00 p.m. NIGHTWISH will return for another ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'End Of An Era' DVD Certified Gold In Switzerland

NIGHTWISH's latest DVD, "End of an Era", has been certified gold in Switzerland for sales in excess of 3,000 copies. "End of an Era" contains recordings/footage of NIGHTWISH's final concert with singer Tarja Turunen, which took place on October 21, 2005 at the Hartwall arena in Helsinki, Finland. In addition to the live footage, the ...

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ANGRA Guitarist Comments On TARJA TURUNEN Collaboration

ANGRA guitarist Kiko Loureiro has commented on his recently recorded guest appearance on the upcoming solo album from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, entitled "My Winter Storm". Said Kiko: "An incomparable beautiful voice, an extremely talented artist, a perfect diva. Tarja always gave me a great impact every time I listened and saw her singing. ...

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EVERGREY, NIGHTWISH, SONIC SYNDICATE Members To Take Part In SWEDISH METAL EXPO

The metal convention Swedish Metal Expo is set to take place at Fryshuset in Stockholm September 1-2. Now in its third year, Swedish Metal Expo will host clinics (former HAMMERFALL bassist Magnus Rosén and FREAK KITCHEN guitarist Mattias "IA" Eklundh), signing sessions (NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and drummer Jukka Nevalainen), artist panels, an exhibition by ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Guest On New BROTHER FIRETRIBE CD

BROTHER FIRETRIBE, the Finnish AOR/hard rock band featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, is hard at work with its second album. A total of 10 songs were demoed for the CD and drums for the entire LP have already been recorded. Guitars have been completed for eight songs, five five of which also have their final ...

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NIGHTWISH Drummer Answers Fans' Questions

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have posted a new "Nightmail" session featuring fan questions answered by the group's drummer, Jukka "Julius" Nevalainen. A couple of excerpts follow: Q: When it comes to recording an album, do you prefer to record your share by yourself or do you like to have the guys around? Jukka: I want ...

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NIGHTWISH Leader Answers Fans' Questions

NIGHTWISH leader/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently answered a few questions from the readers of Norway's VG Nett. Read the questions and Tuomas' responses (in English) at this location. A 15-minute audio interview with Tuomas Holopainen and NIGHTWISH's new vocalist Anette Olzon conducted by Norway's Metal Express Radio (web site) has been posted ...

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NIGHTWISH: Another Norwegian TV Interview Available

NIGHTWISH leader/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and new vocalist Anette Olzon were recently interviewed by Norway's Aftenbladet.no about the band's singer search and their upcoming album. Watch the two-minute clip at this location. NIGHTWISH's new CD, "Dark Passion Play" is scheduled for release on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records (most of Europe), September 26 ...

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NIGHTWISH: Norwegian TV Interview Available

NIGHTWISH leader/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and new vocalist Anette Olzon were recently interviewed by Patrizia Mazzuoccolo of Norway's NRK P3TV about the band's singer search, problems with previous frontwoman Tarja Turunen and strip clubs, among other topics. Watch the five-minute clip at this location. NIGHTWISH's new album, "Dark Passion Play" is scheduled for release ...

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NIGHTWISH To Guest On Tonight's 'Tinitus'

NIGHTWISH leader/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and new vocalist Anette Olzon will be interviewed on this week's "Tinitus" radio show, airing tonight (Wednesday, July 25) between 20.00 CET (8:00 p.m.) and 22.00 CET (10:00 p.m.) on Norway's P3. A clip of the band's new single, "Amaranth", will be played during the program. "Tinitus" is Norway's most popular ...

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NIGHTWISH: Finnish CD-Release Party Announced

According to MetalFromFinland.com, Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have scheduled a release party for their latest album, "Dark Passion Play", on September 26 at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. NIGHTWISH will not perform at the event but a NIGHTWISH cover band from Estonia called NATUVISSYSET will. Tickets cost 12 euros and are available through Tiketti. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'The Poet And The Pendulum' Sample Available

A reduced-quality audio sample of the new NIGHTWISH song "The Poet and the Pendulum" has been posted at YouTube. The track comes off the Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers' new album, "Dark Passion Play", due on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records (most of Europe), September 26 via Spinefarm Records/Universal (Finland) and October 2 via ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Answers Fan Questions

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have posted a new "Nightmail" session featuring fan questions answered by the group's new vocalist, Anette Olzon. A couple of excerpts follow: Q: Who was the first one you told about your new job as the vocalist of NIGHTWISH? Was it hard to keep it a secret? Were you ever close ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'Dark Passion Play' Is Most Expensive Album Ever Produced In Finland

According to the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, NIGHTWISH's upcoming "Dark Passion Play" CD could very well turn out to be the most expensive album ever produced in Finland. "The final cost of the album was around 500,000 euros [approximately $670,000]," stated band leader Tuomas Holopainen. "We didn't make any compromises that were money-related. Nothing was held ...

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NIGHTWISH To Take Part In German Signing Session

NIGHTWISH leader/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and new vocalist Anette Olzon will take part in a signing session on July 27 at the Nuclear Blast shop in Donzdorf (near Stuttgart), Germany. The session will run from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH has set "Dark Passion Play" as the title of its new album, ...

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NIGHTWISH: While Your Lips Are Still Red

The video of the track "While Your Lips Are Still Red", written by NIGHTWISH leader/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen as the main theme for the upcoming Finnish feature film "Lieksa!" is now available on YouTube. The song features NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala on vocals, Tuomas on keys and NIGHTWISH's Jukka "Julius" Nevalainen on drums. Though ...

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NIGHTWISH: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has set "Dark Passion Play" as the title of its new album, due on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records (most of Europe), September 26 via Spinefarm Records/Universal (Finland) and September 28 via Roadrunner Records (USA). The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. The Poet And The ...

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NIGHTWISH To Headline ON A DARK WINTER'S NIGHT Festivals

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has been confirmed as the headliner of the On A Dark Winter's Night festivals, set to take place in Austria and Germany on December 28 and 29 respectively. The details are as follows: Dec. 28 - Arena – Salzburg, Austria Dec. 29 - König-Pilsener-Arena - Oberhausen, GER For a list ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer, Keyboardist Interviewed

Luxi Lahtinen of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Metal-Rules.com: What are your uppermost feelings right now when it's finally been officially announced about a week ago that Anette is the new singer of NIGHTWISH? I mean, it ...

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