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NIGHTWISH Mainman Says No Decision Regarding New Singer Will Be Made Before 2014

Finnish television channel Nelonen's news program "Nelosen Uutiset" last week conducted a short interview with Tuomas Holopainen, keyboardist and main songwriter of the Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH. You can watch the segment below. An English-language translation follows. Q: So, you have a temporary singer in the band now [Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen of REVAMP ...

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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Featured On SAPPHIRE EYES Debut

SAPPHIRE EYES — featuring ALYSON AVENUE's Niclas Olsson and lead singer Thomas Bursell — will release its self-titled debut album on November 30 via Avenue Of Allies. Niclas and Thomas, who recorded the vocals for seven album tracks, are joined by two other male Swedish singers: Mikael Erlandsson (LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM, SALUTE), who sings lead ...

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FLOOR JANSEN Says Reaction To Her Joining NIGHTWISH Has Been Better Than She Could Have Dreamed

NIGHTWISH's British fan club The-Islanders.co.uk conducted an interview with the band's new touring singer, Floor Jansen, prior to the group's November 6 headlining concert at O2 Academy in Birmingham, England. The nine-minute chat, which includes questions that were submitted by fans, can be seen below. A couple of excerpts follow. On what it felt like ...

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NIGHTWISH: Manchester Fan-Filmed Video Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's November 4 performance at O2 Apollo in Manchester, England can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Storytime 02. Dark Chest Of Wonders 03. Wish I Had An Angel 04. Amaranth 05. Scaretale 06. Slow, Love, Slow 07. I Want My Tears Back (with Troy Donockley) 08. ...

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NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA Interviewed In Denver (Video)

Alicia Trejo of Mike Trejo's Access Unlimited TV conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala of Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH prior to the band's September 28 concert at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below. Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) made her live debut as the frontwoman ...

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NIGHTWISH: Theatrical 'Imaginaerum' Movie Trailer Released

NIGHTWISH's long-awaited "Imaginaerum" film — based on the band's album of the same name — will be released theatrically in Finland on November 23. The movie will have its premiere on November 10 at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, where the audience will be treated to both a full-scale NIGHTWISH concert and the first-ever public ...

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Video: NIGHTWISH Joined By Members Of KAMELOT On Stage At Final Show Of North American Tour

Finnish/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were joined by members of support act KAMELOT on stage during the final concert of the two bands' North American tour last night (Sunday, October 14) at the House Of Blues in Orlando, Florida. Check out fan-filmed video footage below. Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) made her live debut ...

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NIGHTWISH: Oklahoma City Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's October 9 performance at Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma can be seen below. Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington. Jansen is handling lead-vocal duties on NIGHTWISH's current North American tour ...

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New NIGHTWISH Singer Checks In From Anaheim

Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington. Jansen is handling lead-vocal duties on NIGHTWISH's current North American tour after the group parted ways with Anette Olzon at the end of September. In a new blog post on ...

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NIGHTWISH: More Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of San Francisco Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's October 3 performance at The Warfield in San Francisco, California can be seen below. Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington. Jansen is handling lead-vocal duties on NIGHTWISH's current North American tour ...

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NIGHTWISH: First Photo Of New Lineup Released

The first photo of the current touring lineup of NIGHTWISH can be seen below. Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH this past Monday night (October 1) at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington. Jansen is filling the role of lead vocalist in NIGHTWISH on the band's ...

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NIGHTWISH Touring Musician TROY DONOCKLEY Says Split With ANETTE OLZON Was 'For The Best'

Troy Donockley (pictured below), the English composer and multi-instrumentalist who has collaborated with NIGHTWISH both on the road and in the studio, has issued the following update from the band's current North American tour: "'Keep calm and carry on....' Oh yes, indeedy. These were the famous words written on 'morale-boosting' posters by the British government ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Has No Interest In Rejoining NIGHTWISH

Ex-NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen-Cabuli says that she has no interest in rejoining her former band — seven years after she was unceremoniously fired from the group via an open letter. Turunen, who currently resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband and manager Marcelo Cabuli, tells Finland's Iltalehti that she's grateful to the ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Interviewed In Toronto (Video)

Dmytro Kerpov of the Ukrainian NIGHTWISH fan club Nighthearts conducted an interview with keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH prior to the band's September 20 concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. As reported earlier today, NIGHTWISH has parted ways with vocalist Anette Olzon and will be joined ...

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It's Official: NIGHTWISH Parts Ways With Singer ANETTE OLZON

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have issued the following statement: "Another chapter of the NIGHTWISH story has ended today. NIGHTWISH and [singer] Anette Olzon have decided to part company, in mutual understanding, for the good of all parties involved. "In recent times it has become increasingly obvious that the direction and the needs of the band ...

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