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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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NIGHTWISH In Denver: A Night Without ANETTE OLZON

KAMELOT backing singers Elize Ryd (also of AMARANTHE) and Alissa White-Gluz (also of THE AGONIST) filled in for NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon last night (Friday, September 28) at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado after Olzon was taken ill and had to be hospitalized. Photos of last night's concert can be seen below (courtesy of ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Explains Denver Concert Absence

KAMELOT backing singers Elize Ryd (also of AMARANTHE) and Alissa White-Gluz (also of THE AGONIST) filled in for NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon last night (Friday, September 28) at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado after Olzon was taken ill and had to be hospitalized. In a posting on her official blog, Olzon wrote earlier today, ...

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KAMELOT Backing Singers Fill In For NIGHTWISH Frontwoman In Denver

KAMELOT backing singers Elize Ryd (also of AMARANTHE) and Alissa White-Gluz (also of THE AGONIST) filled in for NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon last night (Friday, September 28) at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado after Olzon was taken ill and had to be hospitalized. Commented NIGHTWISH: "We were in hell [yesterday]. Vocalist in a hospital. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Imaginaerum' Movie Poster Unveiled

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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SWALLOW THE SUN Keyboardist Interviewed On MSRcast (Audio)

Keyboardist Aleksi Munter of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN was interviewed for episode 128 of MSRcast. Munter talks about the metal scene in Finland, the band's upcoming North American tour and the fifth full-length SWALLOW THE SUN album, "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird". You can now listen to the chat using the audio player ...

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WOLF Guitarist Ties The Knot

Guitarist Simon Johansson of Swedish metallers WOLF, MEMORY GARDEN and BIBLEBLACK married his girlfriend Anette this past weekend in Gålö, about 45 km southeast of Stockholm. Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) served as best man at the wedding, which was also attended by Niklas Stalvind and Anders Modd of WOLF; Stefan, Tom, Ante and ...

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NIGHTWISH Members Answer Fan-Submitted Questions

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have posted a new "Nightmail" session featuring fan questions answered by Anette Olzon (vocals), Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards), Marco Hietala (bass, vocals) and Jukka Nevalainen (drums). A couple of excerpts follow below. Q: [To Anette] Now that you have experience in recording with NIGHTWISH, was the process smoother? And how much influence ...

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NIGHTWISH: First 'Imaginaerum' Movie Teaser Released

A teaser for NIGHTWISH's forthcoming "Imaginaerum" film can be seen below. "Imaginaerum" is one of the projects which recently received grants from the Finnish government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation. The movie, directed by Stobe Harju, about an old man on his deathbed who glimpses a childhood dream in which he refuses to grow ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Checks In From European Tour

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off the current leg of their European tour on April 10 in Gothenburg, Sweden. In a new posting on her official blog, NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon writes, "So, time to write some words about how the tour is going after these first shows. "Well, it has been so great seeing ...

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NIGHTWISH Mainman Says Band Was Forced To Scale Down Los Angeles Show Due To Production Costs

Keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH recently answered a number of fan-submitted questions for the NIGHTWISH fan site Oceansouls Of America. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow below. Oceansouls Of America: How much of a culture shock was it coming to the U.S. when you were a teen? ...

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NIGHTWISH: Tour Rehearsal Photos Posted Online

NIGHTWISH will play a "secret" gig under the name RUBBER BAND OF WOLVES at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California on January 19 — two days before the Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal act's world-tour kick-off performance at the Gibson Ampitheater in Universal City. The Universal City concert will be the biggest NIGHTWISH show production ever ...

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NIGHTWISH Schedules Los Angeles CD-Signing Session

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will take part in a CD-signing session at SoundCheck Hollywood on Friday, January 20 at 6 p.m. Stop by the store starting Tuesday, January 10 to pick up the band's new album, "Imaginaerum", and get a wristband which guarantees your access to meet the band. SoundCheck Hollywood 8872 Sunset Blvd. W. ...

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