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Dark Passion Play
Studio album by Nightwish
Released September 26, 2007 (Spinefarm)
September 28, 2007 (Nuclear Blast)[1]
October 1, 2007 (UK)
October 2, 2007 (Roadrunner Records)
Recorded September 15, 2006 - spring 2007 in London,[2] Hollola, Kerava and Helsinki
Genre Symphonic power metal
Length 75:43
Label Spinefarm Records
Nuclear Blast
Roadrunner Records
Producer Tuomas Holopainen, Co-Produced by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila
Professional reviews
Nightwish chronology
Once
(2004)
Dark Passion Play
(2007)
Seventh studio album
(2010/2011)
Singles from Dark Passion Play
  1. "Eva"
    Released: May 25, 2007
  2. "Amaranth"
    Released: August 22, 2007
  3. "Erämaan Viimeinen"
    Released: December 5, 2007
  4. "Bye Bye Beautiful"
    Released: February 15, 2008
  5. "The Islander"
    Released: May 21, 2008

Dark Passion Play is the sixth studio album by the symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish. It was released on September 26, 2007 in Finland, September 28 in Europe and October 2, 2007 in the United States. It is the first Nightwish album with the band's new lead singer, Anette Olzon, and the first album not featuring former vocalist Tarja Turunen, who was dismissed in October 2005. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (700 × 699 pixel, file size: 89 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Album cover of Dark Passion Play by Nightwish. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Nightwish is a Finnish metal quintet, formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee, Finland. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... 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Lead songwriter Tuomas Holopainen has referred to it as the 'album that saved his life'.[3] Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...


Running at 75:43 minutes, it is their longest album to date, 15 minutes longer than the previously longest record (Once).


The album has spawned six singles: "Eva", the album's lead single, was released on May 25, 2007[4] as a download-only single for charity; "Amaranth", released on August 22; Erämaan Viimeinen, which was released on December 5 in Finland only; "Bye Bye Beautiful", released on February 15, 2008; "The Islander" was released on May 21. Eva is the download-only single by the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Erämaan Viimeinen is the upcoming single by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, set to be released on December 5, 2007. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


So far, three music videos have been filmed to accompany the album's singles. The first two, "Amaranth" and "Bye Bye Beautiful" were both shot in Los Angeles, USA in spring 2007 and cost 270,000€.[5] The "Amaranth" video was released together with the single on August 22, 2007, and "Bye Bye Beautiful" on February 15. The third music video, "The Islander", was finished in October, 2007, in Rovaniemi, Finland,[6] and released in April, 2008. Holopainen has stated that at first they were planning not to shoot another video for Dark Passion Play, but when they were offered to make the video in a town with traditional Finnish nature, they couldn't refuse. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ... City Rovaniemi (1960) Administrative Province Province of Lapland Historical Province Lappland Area  - Total  - Land  - Water Ranked 5th (municipalities), and 1st (cities) 8,016 km² 7,601 km² 415 km² Population  - Total (01/2006)  - Density Ranked 13th 58,500 7. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...

Contents

Title Origin

According to Holopainen, the band's keyboardist and main composer, the album's title was originally intended to be "The Poet and the Pendulum", named after the album's first track. However, it was changed to "Dark Passion Play" for several reasons, taking into account that "The Poet and the Pendulum" was too long for an album title, and that he didn't want to name an entire album after himself (as he is the Poet in the song). The new name, though, has to do with the album's opening track: Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... The layout of a typical musical keyboard A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers on a musical instrument which cause the instrument to produce sounds. ... The Poet and the Pendulum is the first track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... A Passion play is a dramatic presentation depicting the suffering and death of Jesus. ...

The morning dawned, upon his altar
Remains of the dark passion play
Performed by his friends without shame
Spitting on his grave as they came

Faster Harder Nightwish was announced as the title of the upcoming record on April 1, 2007 on the official website. The title is possibly a pun on the Scooter single, Faster Harder Scooter. They also released a photo of the new cover's artwork, which led viewers to believe the band were completely changing their style from symphonic power metal to something more like thrash metal. Just hours later, a "promo sample" of the album could be found on several peer-to-peer networks. It was later stated on their official website that this was an April Fools' joke.[7][8] is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Music sample: Scooter are a successful German dance band, who have sold over 12 million records and have earned 60 gold and platinum awards. ... Back to the Heavyweight Jam is the sixth studio album by German techno band Scooter, released in 1999. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by high speed riffing and aggression. ... A peer-to-peer (or P2P) computer network is a network that relies on the computing power and bandwidth of the participants in the network rather than concentrating it in a relatively few servers. ... April Fools Day and April Fools Day redirect here. ...


Recording

Nightwish began recording the instrumental parts of Dark Passion Play in the autumn of 2006, and were finished by spring 2007. A total of 15 songs were recorded.[9] Following this, the orchestral recordings took place in Abbey Road Studios, London in two sessions: one in mid-December 2006 and the other in February 2007. As with their previous studio album, Once, the band collaborated with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Metro Voices Choir.[10] Vocal recordings began in February 2007, after Anette Olzon had been chosen as the band's new lead singer. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki in April - May 2007. For other uses, see Orchestra (disambiguation). ... The recording studio Abbey Road Studios, established in November of 1931 by EMI in London, England, is an iconic recording studio located at Abbey Road, in St Johns Wood in the City of Westminster. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Once North American album cover Once is the fifth studio album by Nightwish, released June 7, 2004 by Nuclear Blast Records. ... The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... Metro Voices is a choir group based in London, England that specializes in performing for the motion pictures. ... See also: 2007 in country music 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop 2007 in metal Albums released in 2007 Musical groups established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... Anette Olzon (married name Anette Blyckert, born on June 21, 1971) is a Swedish musician and current lead singer of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Finnvox Studios is a recording studio located in Helsinki, Finland. ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - Mayor Jussi Pajunen Area  - Total 187. ...


The album's production cost 500,000€, making it the most expensive album ever recorded in Finland. An extra 270,000€ was spent on filming the two music videos of the album[11]. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Success

As of February 22 the album has sold 120,000 copies in Finland alone, granting it a four times platinum certification. As of January 2008, the album has topped the album charts in six countries. The singles, "Amaranth" and "Erämaan Viimeinen" have both reached number one on Finnish charts. According to Last.fm, it is their most played album, and its successful single "Amaranth" is their most played song for the last six months, as of June 2008. is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... Erämaan Viimeinen is the upcoming single by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, set to be released on December 5, 2007. ... Last. ... Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ...


New vocalist

"Dark Passion Play" introduced Anette Olzon to take Tarja Turunen's job as lead vocalist. Here seen live in Halloween 2007.

In October 2005, after a world tour in support of Once, the band's lead singer Tarja Turunen was dismissed via an open letter. In search of a replacement, the band conducted auditions from March 17, 2006 to January 15, 2007, receiving over 2000 demo tapes in the process.[12] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 292 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (461 × 947 pixels, file size: 978 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 292 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (461 × 947 pixels, file size: 978 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Anette Olzon (married name Anette Blyckert, born on June 21, 1971) is a Swedish musician and current lead singer of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli (IPA: TAR-yah [2]... TOO-roo-nen[3]), born August 17, 1977, is a Finnish soprano, best known as the former lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish, which she founded along with Emppu Vuorinen and Tuomas Holopainen in 1996. ... Once North American album cover Once is the fifth studio album by Nightwish, released June 7, 2004 by Nuclear Blast Records. ... Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli (IPA: TAR-yah [2]... TOO-roo-nen[3]), born August 17, 1977, is a Finnish soprano, best known as the former lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish, which she founded along with Emppu Vuorinen and Tuomas Holopainen in 1996. ... An open letter is a letter that is intended to be read by a wide audience, or a letter intended for an individual, but that is nonetheless widely distributed intentionally. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see demo. ...


Amidst much speculation it was officially announced on May 24, 2007 that Anette Olzon, who previously was the singer for the Swedish AOR band Alyson Avenue, is the new vocalist of Nightwish. In an interview, Holopainen said they had made the decision in January 2007 based on the impression she made while performing the song "Ever Dream" from the album Century Child.[13] is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Anette Olzon (married name Anette Blyckert, born on June 21, 1971) is a Swedish musician and current lead singer of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Alyson Avenue is a now-defunct Swedish rock band. ... Ever Dream was the first single released in two years by the Finnish metalband Nightwish. ... Century Child is the fourth album by the Finnish symphonic metal quintet Nightwish, released in 2002 by Spinefarm Records. ...

Of course it's gonna be a huge task for the singer - she will be always compared to Tarja but I'm pretty confident that she'll do well.
-Tuomas Holopainen regarding Anette Olzon's ability[14]

Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Anette Olzon (married name Anette Blyckert, born on June 21, 1971) is a Swedish musician and current lead singer of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ...

Leaks

The first single, "Eva", was leaked on the Internet six days before its official release, prompting the band to release the single earlier to boost downloads. Several other versions of the song were posted on YouTube and torrent sites a month later. The entire album with record label voiceovers had been leaked on the Internet by August 2, . The full album (without voiceovers) was leaked on September 21, 2007, as a result of several stores in Mexico selling the retail album much prior to the worldwide release date. Eva is the download-only single by the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... Look up torrent in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... VoiceOver is a feature built into Apple Computers Mac OS X v10. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


The video for the album's fourth single "Bye Bye Beautiful" was leaked early on YouTube and similar sites. Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...


Live performances

A world tour in support of Dark Passion Play kicked off in Tel Aviv, Israel on October 6, 2007 followed by a North American tour throughout October and November, with support from Paradise Lost.[15] The tour includes a Scandinavian and a European leg, at least three American tours (the third one being in May, 2008) and visits in Australia and Asia. Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Paradise Lost are a death/doom and later gothic metal band formed in 1987 in Halifax, England. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


According to Holopainen, this will be the longest tour the band has ever attempted, and will probably last for about two and a half years.[16]


For their Once album, Nightwish had planned to have a grand concert in London with live orchestra, as progressive metal band Dream Theater had on what later would be their "Score" album, and this is still in the works. In an interview in December, 2007, Holopainen said that they're planning the concert and that this is something he really wants, but that the locale they want is booked for two years in advance.[17] The concert is expected to be filmed for a DVD release. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Progressive metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. ... Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Myung, John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, before they dropped out to support the band. ... Look up score in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...


Dispelling the rumours that Olzon will never be capable of performing old Nightwish hit songs, Holopainen said that the tours' setlists will be divided equally to songs of the new album and older material.[18] He is not afraid that Olzon won't be able to perform the songs that Turunen usually sang, as she even on her demo showed of her ability performing for example "Ever Dream" and "Higher Than Hope".[19] He has also stated that they will play the band's biggest hits, such as "Nemo", "Sleeping Sun" and "Wishmaster", as earlier in their live performances. However he has confirmed that they will not play songs "The Phantom of the Opera", "Passion and the Opera", "Stargazers" and "Walking in The Air" again, as these go beyond Olzon's non-operatic mezzo-soprano vocal range. At first they didn't play the song "The Siren" either, but it was introduced in February, 2008 as an edited version. Anette Olzon (married name Anette Blyckert, born on June 21, 1971) is a Swedish musician and current lead singer of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli (IPA: TAR-yah [2]... TOO-roo-nen[3]), born August 17, 1977, is a Finnish soprano, best known as the former lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish, which she founded along with Emppu Vuorinen and Tuomas Holopainen in 1996. ... Ever Dream was the first single released in two years by the Finnish metalband Nightwish. ... Nemo is a 2004 song by the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish. ... Tarja in the new video Sleeping Sun is a song by the Finnish symphonic metal-band Nightwish. ... Wishmaster is a song from the album Wishmaster of the finnish symphonic metal band, Nightwish. ... The Phantom of the Opera is a song from the stage musical of the same name, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics written by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, and additional lyrics by Mike Batt. ... Passion and the Opera was a promotional single from Nightwishs album Oceanborn. ... Walking in the Air was originally performed by Peter Auty for The Snowman. ... This article is about opera as an art form. ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that... The Siren was the third single of the album Once by Nightwish. ...


Music style

Before the album's release, band leader Tuomas Holopainen said in an interview that the album will have a lot in common with the last album "Once". For example, the band have kept the new kind of heavier songs (such as "Master Passion Greed", "7 Days to the Wolves" and "Bye Bye Beautiful"), but that additionally there will be softer ballads (such as "Meadows of Heaven, "Eva" and "The Islander"). Also that there will be a very long symphonic track ("Ghost Love Score" on "Once"), ("The Poet and the Pendulum" on "Dark Passion Play). The new album includes lots of guest musicians and orchestral parts - in the same interview, Holopainen said that as they recorded Once they had 18 people in the choir, and still this wasn't enough. Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Once North American album cover Once is the fifth studio album by Nightwish, released June 7, 2004 by Nuclear Blast Records. ... Faster Harder Nightwish is a fictional April Fools joke album by Finnish band Nightwish announced on April 1, 2007 on the bands official website. ... 7 Days to the Wolves is a song by Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish from the upcoming Dark Passion Play album[1]. Except the first single Eva, it was the first song to feature as an audio sample on their official website[2]. The audio sample meant a new... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Meadows of Heaven is the thirteenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Eva is the upcoming single by the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Poet and the Pendulum is the first track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


He also claimed there was going to be "shockers" that he didn't want to reveal. The longest track, "The Poet and the Pendulum", is a song that according to him is a very personal, epic piece that is a lot like film music, and lasts for almost 14 minutes. Music engineer Mikko Karmila has also stated that the style is much more progressive than earlier. The Poet and the Pendulum is the first track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... A film score is the background music in a film, generally specially written for the film and often used to heighten emotions provoked by the imagery on the screen or by the dialogue. ...

The extremes are there more than ever before. So it's not going to be like Century Child 2. There is more hope in some of the new songs.
-Tuomas Holopainen, band leader, keyboardist and main composer[20]

Holopainen also said that there are darker pieces reminiscent of Century Child, such as "The Poet and the Pendulum", and some others. It will be a dark album, both musically and lyrically. Even though the album is much more upbeat than "Century Child".[21] Songs that reflect this mood are for example the second single "Amaranth" and "Bye Bye Beautiful"'s B-side "Escapist". Century Child is the fourth album by the Finnish symphonic metal quintet Nightwish, released in 2002 by Spinefarm Records. ... A successor function is the label in the literature for what is actually an operation. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Century Child is the fourth album by the Finnish symphonic metal quintet Nightwish, released in 2002 by Spinefarm Records. ... Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Escapist is a song by symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ...


Just like the album "Once", Nightwish included many new influences and experimentations in several tracks. On "Once", much inspiration came from Native American music, especially "Creek Mary's Blood", that featured Native American musician John Two-Hawks. However, on Dark Passion Play, much inspiration comes from Finnish and Irish culture and music as this can be clearly heard on "Last of the Wilds". Once North American album cover Once is the fifth studio album by Nightwish, released June 7, 2004 by Nuclear Blast Records. ... Creek Marys Blood is the fifth song by Nightwish that appears on their album Once, which was released in 2004. ... John Two-Hawks is a Native American Indian musician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


For the second time, growling has being featured on the track Master Passion Greed by keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and an unknown Metal Hammer reporter[22] . First time was by Marco Hietala on Once, Planet Hell. Death grunts, also referred to as death growls, death vocals or harsh vocals[1], is a vocalisation style usually employed by vocalists of the death metal musical genre, but is also occasionally used in a variety of other heavy metal sub-genres. ... The layout of a typical musical keyboard A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers on a musical instrument which cause the instrument to produce sounds. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Metal Hammer (sometimes MetalHammer) is a monthly heavy metal magazine in the United Kingdom, Ireland and in Germany, Austria, Spain, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Serbia and Montenegro by a different publisher. ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ... Once North American album cover Once is the fifth studio album by Nightwish, released June 7, 2004 by Nuclear Blast Records. ... Planet Hell is a song played by the symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...


"While Your Lips Are Still Red", a bonus track on the Amaranth single, is the first song featuring Marco Hietala's softer vocals. Hietala is generally known for his screamings and sometimes growlings in the songs. "While Your Lips Are Still Red" is written by Tuomas as the theme song for the upcoming Finnish feature film "Lieksa!", technically it's not a Nightwish track as it only features Marco on vocals, Tuomas on keyboards and Jukka on drums. While Your Lips Are Still Red is a song by symphonic power metal band Nightwish, featured on their Amaranth single, to be released on August 22 as of their sixth studio album, Dark Passion Play. ... Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ...


The album's average track length (Spinefarm Records' version with 13 songs) is 5.8 minutes, with most of the songs lasting for about four minutes. Three tracks are over seven minutes long, which is long for a Nightwish record, a band that mostly had songs about 4-5 minutes and one or two longer per album. The track "The Poet and the Pendulum" is the longest song in the band's history, 13:55, 3:33 minutes longer than the song that used to occupy that position, "Beauty of the Beast". The Poet and the Pendulum is the first track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Beauty of the Beast is a song on symphonic power metal band Nightwish fourth album, Century Child. ...


Track listing

All songs written by Tuomas Holopainen, unless otherwise stated. All lyrics by Holopainen. Arrangements by Hietala, Holopainen, Nevalainen, Vuorinen and Kinnunen. Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Jukka Nevalainen (born April 21, 1978 in Finland) is the drummer in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Erno Emppu Vuorinen. ... Tero Kinnunen (sometimes credited as Tero Cavemann or Mr. ...


Disc 1:

Title Writers Notes Length
1. "The Poet And The Pendulum" Holopainen Feat. Tom Williams on treble vocals 13:54
2. "Bye Bye Beautiful" Holopainen The fourth single 04:14
3. "Amaranth" Holopainen The second single 03:51
4. "Cadence Of Her Last Breath" Holopainen 04:14
5. "Master Passion Greed" Holopainen 06:02
6. "Eva" Holopainen The first single 04:24
7. "Sahara" Holopainen 05:47
8. "Whoever Brings The Night" Vuorinen 04:17
9. "For The Heart I Once Had" Holopainen 03:55
10. "The Islander" Hietala The fifth single 05:05
11. "Last Of The Wilds" Holopainen Instrumental. Its vocal version, "Erämaan Viimeinen", is the third single 05:40
12. "7 Days To The Wolves" Holopainen, Hietala 07:03
13. "Meadows Of Heaven" Holopainen 07:10
14. "Escapist" Holopainen Bonus track on Japanese version 04:57

Disc 2 (Instrumental Version of the above): Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Eva is the download-only single by the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Erno Emppu Vuorinen. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ... Erämaan Viimeinen is the upcoming single by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, set to be released on December 5, 2007. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Erämaan Viimeinen is the upcoming single by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, set to be released on December 5, 2007. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...

Title Writers Notes Length
1. "The Poet And The Pendulum" Holopainen 13:54
2. "Bye Bye Beautiful" Holopainen 04:14
3. "Amaranth" Holopainen 03:51
4. "Cadence Of Her Last Breath" Holopainen 04:14
5. "Master Passion Greed" Holopainen 06:02
6. "Eva" Holopainen 04:24
7. "Sahara" Holopainen 05:47
8. "Whoever Brings The Night" Vuorinen 04:17
9. "For The Heart I Once Had" Holopainen 03:55
10. "The Islander" Hietala 05:05
11. "7 Days To The Wolves" Holopainen, Hietala 07:03
12. "Meadows Of Heaven" Holopainen 07:10
13. "Escapist" Holopainen 04:57

Nuclear Blast, Spinefarm Records and Roadrunner Records each released special editions that included an instrumental version of the album, which contain instruments that are hard to hear, or are omitted, from the original version of the album. Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Eva is the download-only single by the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Erno Emppu Vuorinen. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... For nuclear detonations, see nuclear explosion. ... Spinefarm Records is a Helsinki, Finland based record label focusing mainly on heavy metal artists. ... Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates on metal bands. ...


Bonus Tracks

Amaranth single Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ...

Erämaan Viimeinen single Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... Eva is the download-only single by the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... While Your Lips Are Still Red is a song by symphonic power metal band Nightwish, featured on their Amaranth single, to be released on August 22 as of their sixth studio album, Dark Passion Play. ... Erämaan Viimeinen is the upcoming single by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, set to be released on December 5, 2007. ...

  • "Erämaan Viimeinen" - 5:10

Bye Bye Beautiful single Erämaan Viimeinen is the upcoming single by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, set to be released on December 5, 2007. ... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ...

The Islander single The Poet and the Pendulum is the first track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ...

  • "The Islander (Radio edit)" - 3:57
  • "Meadows of Heaven (Orchestral Version)" - 7:14
  • "Escapist (Instrumental Version)" - 4:57


Also available is an orchestral version of Amaranth and Eva.


Lyrical themes

1. The Poet and the Pendulum

"The Poet and the Pendulum" is the opening track on the album. It is the longest track on both the album and in the band's history, nearly fourteen minutes long. The composer, band leader and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen has expressed that he is very happy with this song, and before its release he officially hailed it as his favorite Nightwish song ever.[23] The layout of a typical musical keyboard A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers on a musical instrument which cause the instrument to produce sounds. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...


The song is divided into five sections, titled 'White Lands Of Empathica', 'Home', 'The Pacific', 'Dark Passion Play' and 'Mother & Father'.


"The Poet and the Pendulum" is clearly the lead song of Dark Passion Play; Aside from being the longest song and the album opener, the album was also initially supposed to be named The Poet and the Pendulum. It was changed into Dark Passion Play for several reasons, including that it at first was too long to be an album title, and that Tuomas didn't want an entire album entitled after him (as he is the poet in the song). "Dark Passion Play", however, also comes from the lyrics of the song ("The morning dawned, upon his altar / Remains of the dark passion play / Performed by his friends without shame / Spitting on his grave as they came"[24]) and the fourth part of the song is also called "Dark Passion Play". The story behind the track also is a passion play (see Story). A Passion play is a dramatic presentation depicting the suffering and death of Jesus. ...

The song is based upon Edgar Allan Poe's famous story "The Pit and the Pendulum".

The song is partly based on a 1842 short story by Edgar Allan Poe called "The Pit and the Pendulum". In this story the main character is captured and sentenced to death by the Spanish Inquisition. He awakes to find himself on a board and a scythe-like blade swinging from the ceiling coming closer and closer to him. In The Poet and the Pendulum, composer / keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen dies by that method. He is later reborn in the story and bids farewell to his mother and father. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 457 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (534 × 700 pixel, file size: 168 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 457 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (534 × 700 pixel, file size: 168 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, literary critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, literary critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. ... This article is about the short story by Edgar Allan Poe. ... This article is about one of the historical Inquisitions. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...


In the first part of the song ("White Lands of Empathica"), a choir boy tells the story about how Tuomas Holopainen has died under the blade ("The songwriter's dead / The blade fell upon him / Taking him to the white lands / Of Empathica").[25] Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...


In the second part ("Home"), the narrator goes back in time, before his death. He tells about the grief and sorrow, how he knows that he is about to die ("One last perfect verse"), and the feelings of being misplaced in this world ("Take me home"). There's also a reference to their song "Meadows of Heaven"; this song is about memories from the innocent childhood, and that is what this verse of "The Poet and the Pendulum" also is about ("My home was there 'n then / Those meadows of heaven / Adventure-filled days / One with every smiling face"). Meadows of Heaven is the thirteenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ...


In the first half of part three, "The Pacific", he reminisces how his life used to be, and here he now lies on the board waiting for his death ("Swaying blade my lullaby"). Later in that part, he speaks of the sorrow in knowing his time is to come, that he "only have three minutes and counting".


The fourth part, entitled "Dark Passion Play", is the angriest part, in which Holopainen blames and accuses his friends for his death ("2nd robber to the right of Christ"). The second half is spoken, explaining how Holopainen died, happy. Judas (Greek: Ιούδας) is the anglicized Greek rendering of the Hebrew name Yehudah (Hebrew: יְהוּדָה), also rendered in English as Judah. ...


In the finale, "Mother & Father" is dedicated to his parents and it's from his mother's perspective.


In addition to the vocals provided by Olzon and Hietala, several parts of the song are supplemented by the voice of a young boy soprano, Guy Elliot. The second boy soprano and voice is Tom Williams. Anette Olzon (married name Anette Blyckert, born on June 21, 1971) is a Swedish musician and current lead singer of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ... This article is about the voice-type. ...


2. Bye Bye Beautiful

Main article: Bye Bye Beautiful

"Bye Bye Beautiful" is written by Holopainen about the band's former vocalist, Tarja Turunen, who was fired from the band by an open letter in 2005, and his feelings before and after she changed her attitude towards the band and its music. This was at first rumored among fans and later revealed by Holopainen in an interview.[26] Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli (IPA: TAR-yah [2]... TOO-roo-nen[3]), born August 17, 1977, is a Finnish soprano, best known as the former lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish, which she founded along with Emppu Vuorinen and Tuomas Holopainen in 1996. ...


3. Amaranth

Main article: Amaranth (song)

"Amaranth" is, according to the composer, a song about the divine, perfect beauty that always will last and the hope that always is there.[27] Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ...


4. Cadence of Her Last Breath

A song very personal to Holopainen, a story about falling in love, running away, falling in love and then running away again.[28]


5. Master Passion Greed

"Master Passion Greed" is what many people call Nightwish's most aggressive song ever.[29] It is about former vocalist Tarja Turunen's husband Marcelo Cabuli, and how he changed her, and his attempts at destroying the band due to his greed.[citation needed] Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli (IPA: TAR-yah [2]... TOO-roo-nen[3]), born August 17, 1977, is a Finnish soprano, best known as the former lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish, which she founded along with Emppu Vuorinen and Tuomas Holopainen in 1996. ...


This is the only track on Dark Passion Play where Anette Olzon does not perform any vocals; on other songs she at least has performed backing vocals. This is because the composer, Holopainen, did not feel it was right to let her sing about something she has nothing to do with. Therefore, Marco Hietala, who's been the band's bassist and vocalist since 2001, performs the vocals together with a choir. Anette Olzon (married name Anette Blyckert, born on June 21, 1971) is a Swedish musician and current lead singer of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ...


The band has confirmed that they will never play the song live, and so far they haven't.


6. Eva

Main article: Eva (song)

The song is about a young girl of pure innocence (Eva) that has been treated wrongly in her life, being bullied at school, and her mental escape from her home as she alone runs away for a better future, dreaming of what will come.[30] Eva is the download-only single by the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ...


7. Sahara

This song is about the Sahara Desert and life there. The song makes references to pharaohs and queens and evokes an Egyptian mood through its use of the harmonic minor scale.[citation needed] The song also weaves in allusions to Greek mythology, mentioning "aegis of mirage" and the "Elysian Fields" in the lyrics. It is basically a simple story of Ancient Egypt.[31] The Sahara is the worlds second largest desert (second to Antarctica), over 9,000,000 km² (3,500,000 mi²), located in northern Africa and is 2. ... For other uses, see Pharaoh (disambiguation). ... Look up Queen in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Arab Republic of Egypt, commonly known as Egypt, (in Arabic: مصر, romanized Mişr or Maşr, in Egyptian dialect) is a republic mostly located in northeastern Africa. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... The pyramids are among the most recognizable symbols of the civilization of ancient Egypt. ...


10. The Islander

This song is about a former experienced sailor, who then becomes a man still dreaming for the sea, so he works in a lighthouse.[citation needed] He remembers his childhood, and at the end of song the lyrics change slightly, essentially saying that he has committed suicide.[original research?] This song is closer to folk-style, and uses only acoustic guitars rather than electric. It also uses some keyboard effects and drums. Marco Hietala sings the whole song with only backing vocals from Anette. He wrote most of the music for the song, unlike most others which were written by Tuomas Holopainen.[citation needed] Eddystone Lighthouse, one of the first wavewashed lighthouses For other uses, see Lighthouse (disambiguation). ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...


11. Last of the Wilds

An instrumental song, an international match between Finland and Ireland.[citation needed] An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or recording without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ...


12. 7 Days to the Wolves

A story with a simple meaning: Carpe diem, make the best out of your life. Life is short, and the wolves are breathing behind you all the time. It features several references to poet Walt Whitman in its lyrics ("Take the road less travelled by, leave the city of fools"), and the music is based on Stephen King's fantasy series The Dark Tower.[32] Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see The Dark Tower. ...


13. Meadows of Heaven

This song is believed to be about a Childhood Utopia.[citation needed] There are references to child memories, such as the lyrics ("Sandbox without toy soldiers.") Also the album illustration is a farm house in a grassy meadow. It is the childhood memories of someone who lived as a farmer and remembers the fields as "Meadows of Heaven", but has left the fields after his childhood. This is arguably the most passionate and emotional song on Dark Passion Play.[citation needed] It is also referred to in "The Poet and the Pendulum", ("My home was there 'n then / Those meadows of heaven / Adventure-filled days / One with every smiling face"), perhaps the Poet (Tuomas Holopainen) is the one remembering his Childhood. This would be right since Tuomas, along with the original Nightwish-lineup came from the rural village of Kitee, Finland.[33] Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Nightwish is a Finnish metal quintet, formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee, Finland. ... Kitee is a municipality of Finland. ...


Charts

Album

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Chart Peak Position Certification Sales
Australia 42
Austria[34] 5 Gold +10,000
Belgium[35] 36
Canada[36] 24
Croatia[37] 1
Czech Republic[38] 1
Denmark[39] 18
European Albums Chart 85
Finland[40] 1 Platinum (x4) +120,000
France[41] 6
Germany[42] 1 Gold +100,000
Greece[43] 3
Hungary 1
Ireland[44] 62
Italy[45] 14
Japan[46] 54
Japan[47]
Foreign albums chart
12
Netherlands[48] 5
Norway[49] 7
Poland[50] 6 Gold +10,000
Spain 33
Sweden[51] 4 Gold +30,000
Switzerland[52] 1 Platinum +30,000
UK Album Charts[53] 19
UK Top 40 Rock Album Charts[54] 3
United States[55]
The Billboard 200
84 +65,000
United States[47]
Top Hard Rock Albums
7
United World Chart[56] 9 +710,000

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Singles

Release date Title Notes Chart positions
AUS AUT[57] DEN[58] FIN[59] FRA[60] GER[61] HUN ITA[62] NET[63] SPA SWE[64] SWI[65]
2007-05-25 "Eva" Radio/Internet only - - - 14 - - - - - - - -
2007-08-22 "Amaranth" 38 30 4 1 62 16 1 10 47 1 13 14
2007-12-04 "Erämaan Viimeinen" Finland only - - - 1 - - - - - - - -
2008-02-15 "Bye Bye Beautiful" - - - 5 54 35 - - - 4 - -
2008-05-30 "The Islander" - - - 1 - - - - - 8 - -
AUS AUT DEN FIN FRA GER HUN ITA NET SPA SWE SWI
Number one hits - - - 3 - - 1 - - 1 - -
Top ten hits - - 1 4 - - 1 1 - 3 - -

Eva is the download-only single by the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... Erämaan Viimeinen is the upcoming single by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, set to be released on December 5, 2007. ... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ...

Credits

Band members

Anette Olzon (married name Anette Blyckert, born on June 21, 1971) is a Swedish musician and current lead singer of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Erno Emppu Vuorinen. ... Two different electric guitars. ... Acoustic guitar can refer to the following musical instruments: Nylon and gut stringed guitars: Renaissance guitar Baroque guitar Romantic guitar Classical guitar, the modern version of the original guitar, with nylon strings Flamenco guitar Steel stringed guitars: Steel-string acoustic guitar, also known as western, folk or country guitar Twelve... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Erämaan Viimeinen is the upcoming single by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, set to be released on December 5, 2007. ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Acoustic guitar can refer to the following musical instruments: Nylon and gut stringed guitars: Renaissance guitar Baroque guitar Romantic guitar Classical guitar, the modern version of the original guitar, with nylon strings Flamenco guitar Steel stringed guitars: Steel-string acoustic guitar, also known as western, folk or country guitar Twelve... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... The layout of a typical musical keyboard A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers on a musical instrument which cause the instrument to produce sounds. ... Pianoforte redirects here. ... Jukka Nevalainen (born April 21, 1978 in Finland) is the drummer in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being hit with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. ...

Guest musicians

The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Orchestra (disambiguation). ... This article is about the voice-type. ... This article is about the voice-type. ... The Poet and the Pendulum is the first track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Metro Voices is a choir group based in London, England that specializes in performing for the motion pictures. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Troy Donockley is an English player of uillean pipes. ... Bodhr n with tipper The Bodhr n (pronounced bow-rahn; plural bodhr in) is an Irish frame drum ranging in anywhere from 10 to 26 in diameter, with most drums measuring from 14 to 18. The sides of the drum are 3 1/2 to 8 deep. ... Full set of Uilleann pipes Uilleann pipes (IPA: ) are the characteristic national bagpipe of Ireland. ... The tin whistle, also called the tinwhistle, whistle, pennywhistle, or Irish whistle, is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument. ... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Meadows of Heaven is the thirteenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... “Fiddler” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Koistinen concert kantele with 38 strings A kantele, Finnish (or kannel) in Estonian, is a traditional plucked string instrument. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It is also possible that you want to know about the Cymbal instrument. ...

Notes

I. ^ The first single of the album, to be released on May 30, 2007, as a preview of the album. This was the first known track of the album, revealed in February 2007.[66]
II. ^ An epic piece that is dear to Tuomas, including orchestral parts. It is much like for example Ghost Love Score (Once).[67]
III. ^ The second single of the album, to be released in August 2007.
IV. ^ More info. is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... For other uses, see Orchestra (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Once North American album cover Once is the fifth studio album by Nightwish, released June 7, 2004 by Nuclear Blast Records. ... Singles from Dark Passion Play Released: May 25, 2007 Released: August 22, 2007 Released: December 5, 2007 Released: February 15, 2008 Released: May 21, 2008 Dark Passion Play is the sixth studio album by the symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish. ...

References

  1. ^ Nuclearblast
  2. ^ "TuomasHolopainen.net: Interview"
  3. ^ (Finnish) NIGHTWISH Founder TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN - "Dark Passion Play Is The Album That Saved My Life" - Metal from Finland
  4. ^ "Nightwish "EVA" aikaistuu" in Finnish
  5. ^ Nightwish.com – Nightmail
  6. ^ MetalFromFinland on third music video
  7. ^ "Nightwish.com - April fools!"
  8. ^ "Nightwish.com - New album's title and cover revealed"
  9. ^ TuomasHolopainen.net - Interview
  10. ^ "TuomasHolopainen.net: Interview"
  11. ^ TuomasHolopainen.net - News
  12. ^ "The auditions for the new vocalist have ended"
  13. ^ Roadrunner Records Official website
  14. ^ TuomasHolopainen.net - Interview
  15. ^ "Nightwish.com - PARADISE LOST to support NW on the 2007 US tour"
  16. ^ "TuomasHolopainen.net: Interview"
  17. ^ Metal From Finland - Video Interview With TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN
  18. ^ Roadrunner Records - Interview with Anette and Tuomas
  19. ^ Roadrunner Records - Interview with Anette and Tuomas
  20. ^ TuomasHolopainen.net - Interview
  21. ^ "TuomasHolopainen.net: Interview"
  22. ^ Nightwish.com - Studio Diary
  23. ^ Nightwish.com - Tuomas Holopainen
  24. ^ Nightwish.com - Lyrics
  25. ^ Nightwish.com - Lyrics
  26. ^ Interview with Tuomas Holopainen
  27. ^ Tuomas Holopainen talks about Dark Passion Play
  28. ^ Tuomas Holopainen talks about Dark Passion Play
  29. ^ Last.fm
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  33. ^ Tuomas Holopainen talks about Dark Passion Play
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  46. ^ (Japanese) ナイトウィッシュ-リリース-ORICON STYLE ミュージック
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  50. ^ Polska - Muzyka w INTERIA.PL - teledyski, koncerty, nowości płytowe, dobra muzyka, listy przebojów
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  52. ^ Nightwish - The Official Website
  53. ^ Nightwish - The Official Website
  54. ^ BBC - Radio 1 - Chart Show - Rock Albums
  55. ^ Billboard.com - Discography - Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
  56. ^ Global Track Chart
  57. ^ Discographie Nightwish - austriancharts.at
  58. ^ danishcharts.com - Discography Nightwish
  59. ^ finnishcharts.com - Discography Nightwish
  60. ^ lescharts.com - Discographie Nightwish
  61. ^ Musicline.de
  62. ^ italiancharts.com - Discography Nightwish
  63. ^ dutchcharts.nl - Discografie Nightwish
  64. ^ swedishcharts.com - Discography Nightwish
  65. ^ Discographie Nightwish - hitparade.ch
  66. ^ "Nightwish.com - The auditions for the new vocalist have ended"
  67. ^ "TuomasHolopainen.net: Interview"

External links

  • Nightwish Official Site
Nightwish is a Finnish metal quintet, formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee, Finland. ... Anette Olzon (married name Anette Blyckert, born on June 21, 1971) is a Swedish musician and current lead singer of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland)[1][2] is the keyboardist and main songwriter[3] in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Erno Emppu Vuorinen. ... Marko Marco Tapani Hietala (born January 14, 1966 in Tervo, Finland) is the male vocalist, bassist and songwriter of the Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and bassist and the male vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and is easily noticed for his unusual facial hair. ... Jukka Nevalainen (born April 21, 1978 in Finland) is the drummer in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli (IPA: TAR-yah [2]... TOO-roo-nen[3]), born August 17, 1977, is a Finnish soprano, best known as the former lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish, which she founded along with Emppu Vuorinen and Tuomas Holopainen in 1996. ... Sami Vänskä. Sami Vänskä (born September 26, 1976) was a former bassist of the Finnish band Nightwish. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... This article is about the audio format. ... Angels Fall First is Nightwishs debut album, released in 1997 by Spinefarm Records. ... Oceanborn is the second album by Nightwish, released in October 1998. ... Wishmaster is the third album by Nightwish, released July 18, 2000 by Spinefarm Records. ... Over the Hills and Far Away is an EP by the Symphonic metal band Nightwish, released in 2001 by both Spinefarm Records and Drakkar Records. ... Century Child is the fourth album by the Finnish symphonic metal quintet Nightwish, released in 2002 by Spinefarm Records. ... Once North American album cover Once is the fifth studio album by Nightwish, released June 7, 2004 by Nuclear Blast Records. ... A live album – commonly contrasted with a studio album – is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances. ... From Wishes to Eternity is a live DVD/VHS/CD by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... End of an Era-DVD Cover End of an Era is the live DVD and double CD from the Finnish symphonic metal-band Nightwish. ... For other uses, see demo. ... Demo (untitled) is a demo and the first recorded work of the symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Angels Fall First is Nightwishs debut album, released in 1997 by Spinefarm Records. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... Wishmastour 2000 is a compilation by the Finnish symphonic metal-band Nightwish. ... Tales from the Elvenpath is the Finnish power metal band Nightwishs first release. ... 01. ... Highest Hopes is the third compilation album by Nightwish. ... This article is about the video format. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... From Wishes to Eternity is a live DVD/VHS/CD by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... End of Innocence (EoI) is the second official DVD release of the Finnish Symphonic Metal band Nightwish. ... End of an Era-DVD Cover End of an Era is the live DVD and double CD from the Finnish symphonic metal-band Nightwish. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... From Wishes to Eternity is a live DVD/VHS/CD by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... End of Innocence is a documentary about symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Nemo is a 2004 song by the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish. ... Wish I Had an Angel is the second single from the Once album by Nightwish. ... A Day Before Tomorrow is a documentary about symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Amaranth is the second single of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Carpenter was Finnish symphonic metal quintet Nightwishs first single. ... Sacrament of Wilderness was the first single from Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwishs album Oceanborn. ... Passion and the Opera was a promotional single from Nightwishs album Oceanborn. ... Walking in the Air was originally performed by Peter Auty for The Snowman. ... Sleeping Sun is a song by the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish. ... The Kinslayer was a promotional single released by Drakkar to promote the symphonic metal band Nightwish´s coming album Wishmaster. ... Deep Silent Complete was a Nightwish-song dedicated to oceans. ... Ever Dream was the first single released in two years by the Finnish metalband Nightwish. ... Bless the Child was the second single from Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwishs album Century Child. ... Nemo is a 2004 song by the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish. ... Wish I Had an Angel is the second single from the Once album by Nightwish. ... Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan was the third single released from the Once album by the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... 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