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NIGHTWISH: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From London Wembley Concert

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH played their biggest U.K. show to date when they headlined the 12,000-capacity Wembley Arena on December 19 — making history as the first Finnish band to ever headline the venue. Behind-the-scenes footage from the concert can be seen below (courtesy of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine). The "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Says NIGHTWISH Has No Plans To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Next Year

LaGrosseRadio.com conducted an interview with keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen of Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH on November 25 in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how NIGHTWISH will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year: Tuomas: "Twenty sounds a bit boring. Maybe twenty-five. Hopefully ...

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NIGHTWISH Sells Out London's Prestigious Wembley Arena

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH have sold out their biggest U.K. show to date. They will headline the 12,000 capacity Wembley Arena on the December 19 — making history as the first Finnish band to ever headline the venue. NIGHTWISH's Tuomas Holopainen comments: "The Wembley Arena show will surely be the most fantastic finale to ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Yours Is An Empty Hope' Performance Clip From 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Tour Edition

Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH released a strictly limited (no re-prints!), special tour edition of their current album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", on October 30 via Nuclear Blast. The set comes with a bonus DVD containing all 21 making-of episode for the CD as well as two new, unreleased performance clips for "Yours Is An Empty ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: I've Never Come Across A NIGHTWISH Copycat Band

WSOU conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen before the band's April 9 concert at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked what it feels like to have influenced countless newer female-fronted symphonic metal bands, Tuomas responded: "Well, I don't really think ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD To Disband

Sixteen years after their formation, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have announced their plans to disband. The group's final show will take place on November 7 at the Commodore Ballroom in their hometown. Explains 3 INCHES OF BLOOD in a statement: "Unfortunately, this is not the sort of news you were ...

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NIGHTWISH Announces 2016 North American Tour

Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have announced their 26-date headlining tour of North America for 2016, launching in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23. Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN. Checking in from ...

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NIGHTWISH: Quality Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Orlando Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's May 8 concert in Orlando, Florida can be seen below. NIGHTWISH has just released a new single, the title track of the band's latest album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", as a limited-edition MCD, 10-inch vinyl and as a download. The track listing is as follows: 01. Endless Forms Most Beautiful ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Video Released

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH have just released a new single, the title track of the band's latest album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", as a limited-edition MCD, 10-inch vinyl and as a download. The track listing is as follows: 01. Endless Forms Most Beautiful (album version) 02. Sagan (instrumental; previously unreleased) 03. Endless Forms Most ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Entire Cleveland Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's entire April 17 concert in Cleveland, Ohio can be seen below. NIGHTWISH is currently on the road in North America with special guests SABATON, a Swedish heavy metal band that gives us a history lesson in their songs on war and historical battles, and Dutch female-fronted metallers DELAIN. NIGHTWISH's new ...

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NIGHTWISH: Video Footage From Tour Rehearsals

The seventeenth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip features footage of the band talking about tour rehearsals, offering an insight into those exciting days before the trek kicked off in New York on April 9. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" was made available on March 27 ...

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NIGHTWISH: Why We Are Openly Secular (Video)

In the three-minute clip below, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley of NIGHTWISH explain why they are openly secular. Said Holopainen and Donockley: "We feel it vital to speak out in retaliation and show our solidarity with freethinkers the world over: those who are proud to search for answers by themselves. "Honest challenge is a wonderful ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Single To Include Previously Unreleased Material

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH will release a new single, the title track of the band's latest album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", on May 8 as a limited-edition MCD, 10-inch vinyl and as a download. The track listing is as follows: 01. Endless Forms Most Beautiful (album version) 02. Sagan (instrumental; previously unreleased) 03. Endless ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Philadelphia Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's April 10 performance at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Shudder Before The Beautiful 02. Yours Is An Empty Hope 03. Amaranth 04. She Is My Sin 05. Endless Forms Most Beautiful 06. My Walden 07. The Islander 08. ...

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Video: NIGHTWISH Kicks Off World Tour In New York City

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off their North American tour last night (Thursday, April 9) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Shudder Before The Beautiful 02. Yours Is An Empty Hope 03. Amaranth 04. She Is My Sin 05. Endless Forms Most ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Cracks U.S. Top 40

"Endless Forms Most Beautiful", the new album from Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, sold more than 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. NIGHTWISH's previous CD, "Imaginaerum", opened with 12,000 units to land at No. 27 ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fifteenth 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Trailer

The fifteenth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip features highlights from a big release party and signing session in Helsinki, Finland. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" was made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. The "Élan" four-track ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fourteenth 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Trailer

The fourteenth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip sees the NIGHTWISH bandmembers talking about their own highlights of the CD. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. The "Élan" four-track ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Gives 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently gave Italy's SpazioRock.it a track-by-track breakdown of the band's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful". Check out the footage below. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for "Endless ...

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NIGHTWISH: Thirteenth 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Trailer

The thirteenth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip sees the NIGHTWISH bandmembers explain the themes and inspirations for the CD. NIGHTWISH keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen comments: "There's a kind of scientific approach to a lot of things on the album. Songs like ...

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