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Nightwish
From left to right: Marco Hietala (bass & vocal), Tuomas Holopainen (keyboard), Anette Olzon (vocal), Jukka Nevalainen (drums), Emppu Vuorinen (guitar)
From left to right: Marco Hietala (bass & vocal), Tuomas Holopainen (keyboard), Anette Olzon (vocal), Jukka Nevalainen (drums), Emppu Vuorinen (guitar)
Background information
Origin Kitee, Finland
Genre(s) Symphonic metal
Power metal
Years active 1996–present
Label(s) Spinefarm Records, Nuclear Blast, Roadrunner Records, NEMS Enterprises, Century Media, Drakkar Records
Associated acts Tarot, Sethian, For My Pain..., Brother Firetribe, Alyson Avenue, Timo Rautiainen, Altaria, Barilari, Tarja Turunen
Website www.nightwish.com
Members
Anette Olzon
Tuomas Holopainen
Marco Hietala
Erno Vuorinen
Jukka Nevalainen
Former members
Tarja Turunen
Sami Vänskä

Nightwish is a Finnish metal quintet, formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee, Finland. 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. ... 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. ... Jukka Nevalainen (born April 21, 1978 in Finland) is the drummer in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Erno Emppu Vuorinen. ... Kitee is a municipality of Finland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Symphonic metal is a term used to describe heavy metal music that has symphonic elements; that is, elements that sound similar to a classical symphony. ... This article is about the sub-genre of heavy metal music. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 January - two teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, aged 18 and 16 respectively, murdered Bassetts parents and younger brother in McCleary. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Spinefarm Records is a Helsinki, Finland based record label focusing mainly on heavy metal artists. ... For nuclear detonations, see nuclear explosion. ... Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates on metal bands. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Century Media Records is an independant metal record label with offices in the USA, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. ... Drakkar Entertainment GmbH, also called Drakkar Records or Drakkar Publishing, is a German record label with its headquarters in Witten. ... Tarot is a heavy metal band from Finland. ... Sethian is a Finnish progressive metal band, originally formed in 1998 but whose debut album, Into the Silence, was not completed and released until 2003. ... For My Pain. ... Brother Firetribe is a rock band formed in 2002 in Finland. ... Alyson Avenue is a now-defunct Swedish rock band. ... Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus was a metal music band from Finland, formed in 1997. ... Altaria is a power metal band from Finland. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Erno Emppu Vuorinen (born June 24, 1978 in Finland) is the lead guitarist in the Finnish power metal band Nightwish. ... 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. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Kitee is a municipality of Finland. ...


Although they have been prominent in their home country since the release of their first single, “The Carpenter” (1997) and debut album Angels Fall First, they did not achieve worldwide fame until the release of the albums Oceanborn and Wishmaster, which were released in 1998 and 2000 respectively. Their 2004 album, Once, led to Nightwish video clips being shown on MTV in the United States and inclusion of their music in U.S. movie soundtracks. Their biggest U.S. hit single, “Wish I Had an Angel” (2004), made it onto three U.S. film soundtracks as a means to promote their North American tour.[1] The band produced three more singles and two music videos for the album, as well as “Sleeping Sun”, from the 2005 “best of” compilation album, Highest Hopes, prior to vocalist Tarja Turunen’s dismissal. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Carpenter was Nightwishs very first single. ... 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. ... Once North American album cover Once is the fifth studio album by Nightwish, released June 7, 2004 by Nuclear Blast Records. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Wish I Had an Angel is the second single from the Once album by Nightwish. ... Tarja in the new video Sleeping Sun is a song by the Finnish symphonic metal-band Nightwish. ... For a list of albums known simply as Greatest Hits, see List of albums titled Greatest Hits. ... Highest Hopes is the third compilation album by 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. ...


In May, 2007, former AOR act Alyson Avenue frontwoman Anette Olzon was revealed as Turunen’s replacement,[2] and in the autumn, the band released a new album Dark Passion Play,[3] for which the band is currently touring. Alyson Avenue is a now-defunct Swedish rock band. ... 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. ... 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 Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ...

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History

Nightwish demo (1996)

Based on the musical experimentations of Holopainen, the original band concept was to create acoustic music much like the music played around campfires (they, occasionally, still compose songs in this genre, such as The Islander). The band featured only keyboards, acoustic guitars, and the classical vocals of Turunen. The three musicians recorded their self-titled acoustic demo in the winter of 1996. The name “Nightwish” was derived from the first song the band recorded together, and the first demo also included early versions of “The Forever Moments” and “Etiäinen”. It has been suggested that Unplugged be merged into this article or section. ... The Islander is the tenth track on Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. ... A steel string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. ... For other uses, see demo. ...


After recording the Nightwish Demo, Holopainen decided that Turunen’s operatic voice was too powerful for an acoustic band, and decided to add in heavy metal elements, including electric guitars and drums.[4] Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ...


Angels Fall First (1997)

Main article: Angels Fall First

In early 1997, following the release of the Nightwish Demo, Jukka “Julius” Nevalainen joined the band, and acoustic guitar was replaced with electric guitar. The addition of heavy metal elements to the bands existing experimental style gave the band a unique sound, forming the core of the Nightwish sound. Angels Fall First is Nightwishs debut album, released in 1997 by Spinefarm Records. ... Jukka Nevalainen (born April 21, 1978 in Finland) is the drummer in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Two different electric guitars. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ...


The band entered the studio in April 1997 to record seven songs for their second demo, entitled Angels Fall First. As a precursor to their debut full length album of the same name, the demo made its way to the Finnish record label Spinefarm Records in May 1997. The label signed Nightwish to a two album deal, and the band returned to the studio to re-record songs from their second demo. The full length album Angels Fall First was released internationally in November 1997 and reached number 31 on the Finnish album charts, with the single “The Carpenter” reaching number 3 on the Finnish singles chart. “The Carpenter” single was released as a split with label mates Children of Bodom and Thy Serpent. Spinefarm Records is a Helsinki, Finland based record label focusing mainly on heavy metal artists. ... Angels Fall First is Nightwishs debut album, released in 1997 by Spinefarm Records. ... The Carpenter was Nightwishs very first single. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Thy Serpent in 2000 Thy Serpent is a black metal band from Espoo, Finland. ...


“Angels Fall First” is one of the two albums which features keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen's vocals (other one is “Dark Passion Play”), appearing on four of the album's eleven tracks, alongside vocalist Tarja Turunen. 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. ... 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 Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ...


Critical reception of Angels Fall First was mixed, with All Music Guide rating the album 2 out of 5 stars,[5] and The Metal Observer stating that Nightwish’s debut album “paled drastically in comparison to their later work,"[6] although it remains a fan favorite. The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ...


In December 1997, after over a year of existence, Nightwish made their live debut in their hometown Kitee, Finland. During the winter of 1997 and 1998, the band performed only seven times, due to Nevalainen and Vuorinen’s obligatory Finnish military service, and Turunen finishing her schooling. Kitee is a municipality of Finland. ...


Oceanborn (1998–1999)

Main article: Oceanborn
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"Sacrament of Wilderness" Oceanborn is the second album by Nightwish, released in October 1998. ...

Sacrament of Wilderness, Nightwish’s breakout single garnered the band its first success outside of Finland.
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Following a string of live shows in Finland, the band filmed their first video clip for “The Carpenter” in April 1998. Nightwish completed their touring line up in the summer of 1998 when bassist Sami Vänskä, an old friend of Holopainen, joined the band. Nightwish then returned to the studio in August 1998 as a five-piece, to record their follow up album for Spinefarm records. The Carpenter was Nightwishs very first single. ... 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. ... Sami Vänskä. Sami Vänskä (born September 26, 1976) was a former bassist of the Finnish band Nightwish. ...


On October 7, 1998, Nightwish released their second full length album, Oceanborn, in Finland only. Adopting a more technical and progressive sound than Angels Fall First,[7] Oceanborn saw the band abandon much of the ambient and folk elements present on their debut release. In contrast to the female vocals of Tururen, the album also featured guest growling vocals by Tapio Wilska (ex-Finntroll). Oceanborn is the second album by Nightwish, released in October 1998. ... Tapio Tonquemada Wilska. ... Finntroll is a folk metal band from Finland. ...


Oceanborn was well received, with All Music Guide writing that the album “as a whole works great”, with songs that are “very strong”.[8] Oceanborn was an instant success in Finland, reaching number 5 on the Finnish album charts. The album’s first single, “Sacrament of Wilderness”, hit number 1 on the Finnish singles charts, where it stayed for several weeks.[9] The album’s release was initially limited to Finland, but due to the success of “Sacrement of Wilderness”, Spinefarm released Oceanborn internationally in the spring of 1999.[9] Sacrament Of Wilderness was the first single from Nightwishs album Oceanborn. ...


In May 1999, Nightwish recorded the single “Sleeping Sun (Four Ballads of the Eclipse)”. In one month the single sold 15,000 copies in Germany alone. Following the band’s first international success, Nightwish was added as the opening band for Rage’s 1999 European tour. Both the album Oceanborn and the single “Sacrament of Wilderness” were certified gold in Finland in August 1999.[9] Sleeping Sun (Four Ballads of the Eclipse) is a single released in 1999 by the Finnish power metal band Nightwish. ... Rage is a heavy metal band from Germany, currently consisting of Peter Peavy Wagner (Bass, Vocals), Victor Smolski (Guitar), and Mike Terrana (Drums). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ...


Wishmaster (2000)

Main article: Wishmaster (album)

While in the studio in early 2000 working on their third album, Nightwish was accepted in the Finnish Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Sleepwalker”. (sample ) Despite winning the public vote, Nightwish eventually finished in second place, with the jury choosing local gospel singer Nina Åström to represent Finland.[9] Wishmaster is the third album by Nightwish, released July 18, 2000 by Spinefarm Records. ... The Eurovision Song Contest 2000 was the 45th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 13, 2000 in the Globen Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, following Charlotte Nilssons victory in Jerusalem last year. ... Sleepwalker is a song the Finnish band Nightwish made and performed during the national Finnish Eurovision Song Contest tryouts in 2000, but although they placed first in the Finnish televote, the jury overruled them, selecting Nina Astrom instead. ... Nina Ã…ström is a Finnish gospel singer and songwriter, who represented Finland in the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest. ...


In May 2000 Nightwish released their third studio album Wishmaster which debuted at #1 on the Finnish album charts, and following three weeks at number one, was certified gold in Finland.[9] The album also saw high chart debuts in Germany at #21, and #66 in France. Wishmaster is the third album by Nightwish, released July 18, 2000 by Spinefarm Records. ...


Critical response to the album was mixed, with All Music Guide citing the album as repetitive, and saying “as a whole album, it can be a little annoying, even frustrating”. However, German magazine Rock Hard declared Wishmaster “Album of the Month”, despite competing against long-awaited May releases from Iron Maiden and Bon Jovi. Rock Hard is a German heavy metal magazine located in Dortmund. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ...


Following the release of Wishmaster, Nightwish embarked on their first world tour, playing dates in South America, Mexico, Canada, and the first headlining European tour with Sinergy and Eternal Tears Of Sorrow. In the summer the band returned to Europe, appearing at the Wacken Open Air festival and the Biebop Metal Fest. Sinergy is a power/speed metal supergroup from Finland, formed in an effort to present a balls-out female-fronted metal band to the world, by American vocalist Kimberly Goss, who was keyboarding for Dimmu Borgir at the time, and In Flames lead guitarist Jesper Strömblad in 1998. ... Eternal Tears of Sorrow (commonly abbreviated to EToS) is a Finnish Symphonic death metal band. ... For the German town, see Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein. ...


Over the Hills and Far Away EP (2001)

In 2001 Nightwish recorded a cover of Gary Moore’s “Over the Hills and Far Away” together with two new songs (“10th Man Down” and “Away”) and a remake of “Astral Romance” (from the Angels Fall First album). This was released as their first, and so far only, EPOver the Hills and Far Away”. 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. ... For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... Astral Romance is the fourth track of Nightwishs debut album, Angels Fall First. ... Angels Fall First is Nightwishs debut album, released in 1997 by Spinefarm Records. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... 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. ...


The record included guest performances by Tony Kakko (from the power metal band Sonata Arctica) and Tapio Wilska (ex-Finntroll). They also released a VHS, DVD and CD with live material recorded in a show in Tampere, on December 29, 2000. All of these were entitled From Wishes to Eternity. Tony Kakko at a Sonata Arctica concert Tony Kristian Kakko (born May 16, 1975) is the vocalist and primary songwriter and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica. ... This article is about the sub-genre of heavy metal music. ... Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, originally assembled in 1996. ... Tapio Tonquemada Wilska. ... Finntroll is a folk metal band from Finland. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... CD redirects here. ... Tampere ( , IPA: ; Swedish: Tammerfors ) is a city in southern Finland located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... From Wishes to Eternity is a live DVD/VHS/CD by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...


Nightwish’s version of “Over the Hills and Far Away” was well received by fans, being a repeating part of the band’s live performances and featuring on several compilation albums as well as the “End of an Era” DVD (in 2006). However, the other new songs never had a great break-through nor has been re-released in any way, as of January, 2008. End of an Era-DVD Cover End of an Era is the live DVD and double CD from the Finnish symphonic metal-band Nightwish. ...


Shortly after the release, bassist Sami Vänskä was asked to leave the band, and Marco Hietala (Tarot, Sinergy) joined the band, effectively leaving Sinergy. Hietala would, apart from playing his instrument, also perform male vocals. Earlier, when needed, either Holopainen (on the Angels Fall First album) or a guest musician performed the male vocals. Holopainen has afterwards said that he and Vänskä still keep in touch, contrary to rumours saying that they haven't met since. However, they are not interested in making another project together. The reason of Vänskä’s dismissal was that he and Holopainen were too different as musicians, and this was seen as a threat to the band. Sami Vänskä. Sami Vänskä (born September 26, 1976) was a former bassist of the Finnish 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. ... Tarot is a heavy metal band from Finland. ... Sinergy is a power/speed metal supergroup from Finland, formed in an effort to present a balls-out female-fronted metal band to the world, by American vocalist Kimberly Goss, who was keyboarding for Dimmu Borgir at the time, and In Flames lead guitarist Jesper Strömblad in 1998. ... Angels Fall First is Nightwishs debut album, released in 1997 by Spinefarm Records. ...


Century Child (2002–2003)

Main article: Century Child

In 2002 Nightwish released “Century Child”, along with the singles “Ever Dream” and “Bless the Child”. The main difference from previous albums is the use of a live orchestra from Finland on “Bless the Child”, “Ever Dream”, “Feel For You” and “The Beauty of the Beast”, to get a more present feeling of classical music. An enduring favorite of fans, though, is the band’s version of “The Phantom of the Opera”, from the famous musical of the same name by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. The song was repeatedly played on concerts until vocalist Tarja Turunen was replaced with Anette Olzon, whereupon the band announced that they would never play the song live again. Century Child is the fourth album by Nightwish, released in 2002 by Spinefarm Records. ... Century Child is the fourth album by Nightwish, released in 2002 by Spinefarm Records. ... Ever Dream was the first single released in two years by the Finnish metalband Nightwish. ... Bless the Child was the second single from Century Child. ... For other uses, see Orchestra (disambiguation). ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... This article is about the Gaston Leroux novel. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... 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. ... 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. ...


"Century Child” was certified gold two hours after its release, and platinum two weeks afterwards. It set a record on the Finnish album charts as well; never before had the second been so distant from the first place. After the “Bless the Child” video, a second one was recorded, without any single support. The chosen track was “End of All Hope”. The clip contains pieces from the Finnish movie, Kohtalon kirja (English: The Book of Fate).[10] Bless the Child was the second single from Century Child. ... End of All Hope is a song by finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Kohtalon kirja (The Book of Fate, though the website also uses The Booke of Fate) is a Finnish film released in 2003. ...


In 2003, Nightwish released their second DVD, entitled “End of Innocence”. The DVD tells the story of the band in Holopainen and Nevalainen’s words for two hours. The documentary also features bits of live concerts, exclusive footage, etc. End of Innocence (EoI) is the second official DVD release of the Finnish Symphonic Metal band Nightwish. ...


Vocalist Tarja Turunen also got married during the summer of 2003, and there were rumours that the band was about to be dissolved. These rumours were, at the time, proven to be false, as the band continued on to play concerts for another year and released another album. The marriage later meant a great part in Tarja’s dismissal from the band in the autumn of 2005. For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... 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 (2004–2005)

A new album entitled “Once” was released on June 7, 2004, along with their first single, “Nemo” (Latin for “nobody”), from that album. The single topped the charts in Finland and Hungary, and reached the top ten in five additional countries. “Nemo” therefore remains their most successful single release to date. Once North American album cover Once is the fifth studio album by Nightwish, released June 7, 2004 by Nuclear Blast Records. ... Once North American album cover Once is the fifth studio album by Nightwish, released June 7, 2004 by Nuclear Blast Records. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nemo is a 2004 song by the symphonic metal group Nightwish. ...


With Once, Nightwish started to produce so called orchestral versions of the most famous songs – versions where the music is more calmed down, excepting almost all drums and guitars (even though for example the orchestral version of “Nemo” includes an electric guitar solo). Famous songs that so far have been produced as orchestral versions are for example “Nemo”, “Ghost Love Score”, “Eva” and “Amaranth”. For other uses, see Orchestra (disambiguation). ... Nemo is a 2004 song by the symphonic metal group Nightwish. ... Nemo is a 2004 song by the symphonic metal group Nightwish. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Eva is the download-only single by the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Amaranth[1] is the second single of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ...

Nightwish live in 2004, during their “Once World Tour”. Left to right: Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards), Jukka Nevalainen (drums), Tarja Turunen (vocals), Marco Hietala (bass & vocals), Emppu Vuorinen (guitars).
Nightwish live in 2004, during their “Once World Tour”. Left to right: Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards), Jukka Nevalainen (drums), Tarja Turunen (vocals), Marco Hietala (bass & vocals), Emppu Vuorinen (guitars).

Once utilizes a full orchestra in nine of the eleven songs on the album. Unlike Century Child, Nightwish decided to look for an orchestra outside of Finland this time, choosing the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It is also their second album to feature a full-length song in Finnish, “Kuolema tekee taiteilijan” (English: “Death Makes an Artist”). Once has sold triple platinum in Finland, platinum in Germany, gold in Sweden and reached #1 in the Greek, Norwegian and Hungarian album charts. The following singles were: “Wish I Had an Angel” (featured on the soundtrack of the Alone in the Dark film), “Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan” (released only in Finland and Japan) and “The Siren”. Besides the commercial success, Once was also accepted by critics, with many positive reviewers drawing comparisons with Oceanborn. The success of the album allowed them to perform the Once World Tour, which enabled them to play in many countries the band had never visited before. Nightwish performed at the opening ceremony of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, held in Helsinki, highlighting acclaim the band has recently gained. Nightwish File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nightwish File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Erno Emppu Vuorinen. ... The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan was the third single released from the Once album by the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Wish I Had an Angel is the second single from the Once album by Nightwish. ... Alone in the Dark is a 2005 Brightlight Pictures horror film very loosely based on Infogrames popular video game series of the same name. ... Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan was the third single released from the Once album by the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... The Siren was the third single of the album Once by Nightwish. ... Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. ... 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. ...


A “best of” album was released in September 2005, containing songs from their whole discography. The compilation is entitled Highest Hopes, also featuring a live cover of Pink Floyd’s song “High Hopes” (from the The Division Bell album). This song was the first in which Hietala performs the vocals by himself (sample). Besides High Hopes, a remake of “Sleeping Sun” (from Oceanborn) was put on the album, which was also released as a single. A new video for “Sleeping Sun” was shot, featuring a medieval battle, and can be found on the German release of the single and as a separate DVD released by Spinefarm. Highest Hopes is the third compilation album by Nightwish. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... The Division Bell track listing High Hopes is a song from the 1994 Pink Floyd album, The Division Bell, written by David Gilmour and Polly Samson. ... This article is about the Pink Floyd album. ... Tarja in the new video Sleeping Sun is a song by the Finnish symphonic metal-band Nightwish. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ...


End of an Era (2005–2006)

After the recording in the Hartwall Areena (Helsinki) on 21 October 2005, of the new live DVD End of an Era (released June 2006), the four other members of Nightwish decided that it was best to continue Nightwish without Tarja Turunen,[11] a feeling they expressed through an open letter which was given to Turunen by Tuomas Holopainen after the concert, and afterwards posted on the band’s website. It was written by Holopainen but signed by the other band members. The main justification of Turunen’s dismissal given in the letter was that the band felt that both her husband Marcelo Cabuli (an Argentine businessman) and commercial interests had changed her attitude towards the band. Hartwall Areena logo Hartwall Areena from the south Hartwall Areena at night Hartwall Areena from inside during an ice hockey game Hartwall Areena (often called Helsinki Areena, Helsingin Areena or Helsingforsarenan (The Helsinki Arena) by the Finnish press) is a large multifunctional indoor arena located in Helsinki, Finland. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... End of an Era-DVD Cover End of an Era is the live DVD and double CD from the Finnish symphonic metal-band Nightwish. ... 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. ... Commercialism, in its original meaning, is the practices, methods, aims, and spirit of commerce or business. ...


Turunen responded to the incident twice, at one press conference in Finland and at one in Germany, saying that her dismissal came entirely as a shock to her, given that she had not been notified before the letter was given to her. She felt that the personal attacks on her husband were unwarranted, and that playing the issue out to the public was “senselessly cruel”. She expressed these feelings through her own open letter, which was published on her personal website,[12] and through various TV, magazine, and newspaper interviews.


Dark Passion Play (2006–2007)

Main article: Dark Passion Play

In 2006–2007, the band recorded their sixth full-length studio album, Dark Passion Play. The process began with drum recordings, then guitar, bass and demo keyboards. Orchestral and choir recordings took place in Abbey Road Studios. After those, the final synthesizers and vocals were recorded.[13] 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 Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... 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 Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


To find a replacement for Turunen as the female vocalist of the band, on March 17, 2006 the band allowed vocalists interested for the position to send in demo tapes as an audition for the spot. During this time, speculation began to emerge as to who would eventually succeed Turunen as the female vocalist for the band. In April 2007, the heavy metal magazine Terrorizer as an April fools joke reported that Sarah Brightman would be the new vocalist. In response to this and other rumors, the band stated on their website that fans should not believe any source other than the band itself for information regarding the new vocalist.[14] 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. ... 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. ... For the UK-based extreme music magazine see, see Terrorizer Magazine. ... Sarah Brightman (born August 14, 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress and dancer. ...


For the same reason, the identity of the new singer was to be published earlier, and on Thursday 24 May, the 35-year-old Anette Olzon from Katrineholm, Sweden was announced to replace Turunen.[15] Holopainen has said in interviews he did not wish to reveal her identity until new material was available because he did not want fans judging her by nothing more than a picture, or past work. 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. ... Katrineholm is a city (pop. ...

The day after this revealing, charity single “Eva” was released as the first off the album, as download only. It was originally scheduled for release on May 30, but due to a leak on a British music download site the single was released on May 25.[16] This was the first published song (excluding short audio samples on the website) to feature Olzon. Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Eva is the download-only single by the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 13 June Nightwish released the title, Dark Passion Play, and artwork to the new album on their official website, as well as the name and the cover of the second single (this time CD), “Amaranth”. The single, that first was released in Finland on August 22, included a bonus track entitled “While Your Lips Are Still Red” written by Tuomas as the main theme track for the upcoming Finnish feature film “Lieksa!”. Technically, it is not a Nightwish-track as it only features Marco Hietala on vocals and acoustic bass, Tuomas Holopainen on keys and Jukka Nevalainen on drums. The song’s video was officially released on June 15.[17] “Amaranth” achieved gold status in Finland after less than two days in stores.[18] Amaranth[1] is the second single of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... 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. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Dark Passion Play was released around Europe in the last week of September, 2007, in the UK on October 1st, and the United States on October 2nd. There were three separate releases: 1) a single-disc standard version and 2) a 2-CD Special Edition which will contain 1 bonus track on the 1st disc and a 2nd CD comprised of orchestral versions of every song on the album and 3) a limited edition 3CD version with the two CDs from version two and a third one with some demo versions (of for example “The Poet and the Pendulum”) as well as some bonus tracks (for example “Bye Bye Beautiful” CD-single’s b-side “The Escapist” and the third single “Erämaan Viimeinen”, a vocal version of “Last of the Wilds"[19] 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 Escapist is an online magazine covering video games, gamers, the gaming industry, and the elusive gaming culture. ... Erämaan Viimeinen is the upcoming single by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, set to be released on December 5, 2007. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In this album, perhaps because of former female vocalist Tarja's dismissal, male vocalist Marco Hietala achieves more freedom in his vocals, singing at least back up in every single song of the album with the exceptions of "Eva" and “Amaranth” , singing lead vocals in several songs, such as “The Islander”, “While Your Lips Are Still Red” and “Reach”, (both latter bonus tracks), singing exclusively in Master Passion Greed, and singing chorus in songs such as “Bye Bye Beautiful” and “7 Days to the Wolves”.[20] 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. ... 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. ... Eva is the download-only single by the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Amaranth[1] is the second single of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ... The Islander is a Book published in 1998 by the Newbery Medal winning author Cynthia Rylant. ... 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. ... Reach is the demo version of Amaranth. ... Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... 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...


Several magazines, including Kerrang! have noted how the departure of Tarja Turunen seems to have released the band from their shell and how restraint has been left to other bands. The use of some 175 additional musicians for the orchestral and solo parts of the album has resulted in the band now being described as “Epic Metal” by many people – especially in 14 minute album opener “The Poet and The Pendulum”. The album was awarded 5/5 (classic) by Kerrang! magazine.[21]

New lead singer Anette Olzon performing live on the Dark Passion Play tour in Seattle (USA) 2007.
New lead singer Anette Olzon performing live on the Dark Passion Play tour in Seattle (USA) 2007.

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The New Era (2007–)

On September 22, 2007, the band hosted a secret concert at Rock Café in Tallinn, Estonia, disguising itself as a Nightwish cover band called “Nachtwasser”.[22] Their first official concert with the new singer was in Tel Aviv, Israel on October 6, 2007.[23] The Dark Passion Play tour has now visited the United States, Canada, most of Europe, and have (as of December 18, 2007) a planned tour in parts of Asia and Australia, a second tour in North America, Europe and more.[24][25] is the 265th day of the year (266th 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. ... County Area 159. ... A cover band (or covers band) is a band that plays only cover songs. ... 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. ... 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 Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


The third single of the album was first reported to be “Bye Bye Beautiful”, and a music video to this song was recorded together with “Amaranth”’s, and released in September, 2007. However, changed minds resulted in the third single being “Erämaan Viimeinen”, a previously unreleased vocal version of the instrumental song “Last of the Wilds”. It was released in Finland only on December 5, 2007. On this song, Jonsu of the Finnish pop/rock band Indica performs the Finnish vocals.[26] Bye Bye Beautiful is the second track on Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwishs Dark Passion Play album. ... Amaranth[1] is the second single of the Finnish symphonic metal band 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th 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. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... This article is about the genre. ... Indica is a Finnish pop rock group. ...


On December 13, 2007, Nightwish opened an official account on YouTube, linked to from their official website. On this, they've uploaded live filmings from their concerts.[27] is the 347th day of the year (348th 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. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...


"Bye Bye Beautiful", the fourth single, was released on February 15, 2008 in two versions; DVD and CD.[28] Within a week after the release, the fifth single was announced to be "The Islander", to be released on May 21. 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 Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to 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. ...


According to Holopainen, this will be the longest tour the band has yet attempted, and will probably last about two and a half years.[29] As of February, 2008, tour dates are booked until May, 2008, with several summer/fall dates in Europe added. Nightwish has confirmed that they will do a third US tour in 2008’s second semester. They will also be performing at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in June 2008 and at EXIT festival on July 10.[30] EXIT (also known as State of EXIT) is an annual summer music festival in Petrovaradin fortress of Novi Sad, Serbia. ...


On March 3, 2008, Nightwish lost by a single vote to the American Metal band Kamelot, in the Metal Storm Awards 2007. Both Nightwish and Kamelot were among the nominees for Best Power Metal Album of 2007 (Dark Passion Play, and Ghost Opera respectively). They suffered another loss to Kamelot in the category for Best Music Video, their nominated video being for the song Amaranth. They, however won both Biggest Surprise of 2007 and Biggest Letdown of 2007.[31] Kamelot is a power metal band that incorporates many elements of symphonic and progressive metal into their music. ... 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 Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... Ghost Opera is the eighth studio album from the power metal band Kamelot. ... Amaranth[1] is the second single of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish from the Dark Passion Play album. ...


Music

Influence

Main article: Tuomas Holopainen

Tuomas Holopainen, writer of most of the band’s lyrics and musical scores, says that he gets most of the inspiration for Nightwish’s songs from film music. Songs like “Beauty of the Beast” (from Century Child) and “Ghost Love Score” (from Once) are examples of this influence. Other songs, such as “Romanticide” and “Wish I Had an Angel” (both from Once) have elements of industrial metal, and some others, like The Islander and Last of the Wilds (from Dark Passion Play), Creek Mary's Blood (from Once), and the Angels Fall First album have elements of folk metal and celtic metal . Holopainen has also said that film music is the music he listens to for leisure. He likes, for example, the musical scores to Van Helsing and Crimson Tide, and practically everything written by Hans Zimmer. 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. ... Sheet music is written representation of music. ... A film score is a set of musical compositions written to accompany a film. ... Beauty of the Beast is a song on symphonic power metal band Nightwish fourth album, Century Child. ... Century Child is the fourth album by Nightwish, released in 2002 by Spinefarm Records. ... 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. ... Wish I Had an Angel is the second single from the Once album by Nightwish. ... Industrial metal is a musical genre that draws elements from industrial music and heavy metal music. ... The Islander is a Book published in 1998 by the Newbery Medal winning author Cynthia Rylant. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Creek Marys Blood is the fifth song by Nightwish that appears on their album Once, which was released in 2004. ... Angels Fall First is Nightwishs debut album, released in 1997 by Spinefarm Records. ... Folk metal is a diverse collection of music, encompassing a wide variety of different styles and approaches. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Folk Metal. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... The term crimson tide has several meanings. ... Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is an Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning film score composer from Germany. ...


Fantasy novels are also a big influence on Nightwish’s music. Many of the lyrics make fairly clear references to fantasy novels, especially the Dragonlance series and J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Songs such as “Wishmaster” and “Wanderlust” seem to be heavily influenced by the novels. References to The Kharolis Mountains, 'Shalafi' and Krynn, as well as 'Elbereth' and 'Gray Havens', can be found in these songs. The music of “7 Days to the Wolves” is inspired by Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... This article is about the novel. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... The Dark Tower can refer to one of several things: The Dark Tower (series) — a series of novels by Stephen King. ...


On the other hand, Nightwish has also been noted as a source of inspiration for other bands. Simone Simons, lead singer of Epica, stated that she began singing due to Nightwish.[32] Ex-singer of Visions of Atlantis, Nicole Bogner, also acknowledged that Nightwish had greatly inspired them for their first album.[33] Sander Gommans of After Forever said that Nightwish “will certainly influence us in creating new songs”.[34] Power metal band Sonata Arctica’s lead singer Tony Kakko has explained how much of an influence Nightwish is to him.[35] Simone Simons live in concert Simone Simons (born January 17, 1985) is a Dutch mezzo-soprano singer who is the lead vocalist of symphonic metal band Epica. ... Not to be confused with Epica (album). ... Visions Of Atlantis is a symphonic power metal band from Styria, Austria, founded in 2000. ... Nicole Bogner is the former singer of the Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis. ... Sander Gommans is a Dutch musician. ... After Forever is a symphonic metal band from the Netherlands, which relies on the use of both soprano vocals and death grunts. ... This article is about the sub-genre of heavy metal music. ... Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, originally assembled in 1996. ... Tony Kakko at a Sonata Arctica concert Tony Kristian Kakko (born May 16, 1975) is the vocalist and primary songwriter and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica. ...


Musical style

A precise definition for Nightwish’s musical style is disputed. The band has been suggested as being part of the genres Gothic metal, symphonic metal, and power metal. Tuomas Holopainen once described their music as “melodic heavy metal with a female vocalist”.[36] Gothic metal is a genre of heavy metal music. ... Symphonic metal is a term used to describe heavy metal music that has symphonic elements; that is, elements that sound similar to a classical symphony. ... This article is about the sub-genre of heavy metal music. ...


In the beginning of Nightwish’s career, in 1996, Holopainen’s idea of the band was to create a new but still old genre; the kind of acoustic music played by the open fire on hiking events, to confront radio and CD scene. As he in 1997 realized that Turunen’s voice would be much too strong for such a project, though, he abandoned it to instead focus on heavy metal. Since, Nightwish’s music has been very experimental, focusing on mixing genres and using material that is old, but new to the scene. Heavy metal redirects here. ...


The definition symphonic metal is based on Nightwish’s inclusion of instruments and vocal styles of classical music and film scores, as well as the massive use of keyboard effects (Holopainen). Bassist / vocalist Marco Hietala has also called their music “film score metal” similar to the music of Rhapsody of Fire. The uplifting fantasy themes, epic atmospheres, high vocals, guitar and keyboard solos and fast melodic musical style of Nightwish’s music, place them in the power metal genre similar to other Finnish bands such as Sonata Arctica and Stratovarius. The gothic metal tag is usually used by magazines such as Kerrang as many Nightwish songs have Gothic elements, such as the lyrics, the simple guitar riffs and piano, and Beauty and the Beast lyrics. However, the Gothic metal elements are not used frequently enough to mark the entire band’s genre, but only a few songs / albums; for example “Phantom of the Opera and “Beauty and the Beast”. Symphonic metal is a term used to describe heavy metal music that has symphonic elements; that is, elements that sound similar to a classical symphony. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the present. ... 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 musical keyboard, also known as the piano keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers on a musical instrument which produce notes. ... 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. ... Rhapsody of Fire (formerly known as Thundercross and - more recently - Rhapsody) is an Italian Symphonic power metal band. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sub-genre of heavy metal music. ... Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, originally assembled in 1996. ... Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band, formed in 1984, still active today. ... Gothic metal is a genre of heavy metal music. ... Kerrang! is a weekly music magazine published in the United Kingdom since June 1981. ... For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ... The title character as depicted by Lon Chaney, Sr. ...


A new era for Nightwish’s musical style began with “Century Child” and was developed further with the next albums, “Once” and “Dark Passion Play”. The guitars were downtuned and simplified to a lower rhythmical sound closer to modern power metal than the old melodic power metal style leads and Tarja Turunen’s vocals lost some of their operatic edge, becoming closer to standard rock female singing. As Turunen was replaced with Anette Olzon in 2007, practically everything of the operatic vocals were lost, for the Dark Passion Play album. Male vocals from second bassist Marco Hietala added a new, rougher dimension to songs like “Planet Hell”, “Wish I Had An Angel” and “7 Days to the Wolves”. This era was a lot more orchestra-dominated than albums previous to Century Child, with an emphasis on longer, more dramatic songs such as “Beauty of the Beast”, “Ghost Love Score” and “The Poet and the Pendulum”. Century Child is the fourth album by 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. ... 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 Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ... This article is about the sub-genre of heavy metal music. ... This article is about the sub-genre of heavy metal music. ... 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 article is about the genre. ... 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. ... Planet Hell is a song played by the symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Wish I Had an Angel is the second single from the Once album by Nightwish. ... Beauty of the Beast is a song on symphonic power metal band Nightwish fourth album, Century Child. ... 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. ...


Line-up

Main article: Nightwish members

This is the line-up of Finnish symphonic power metal Nightwish. ...

Current 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. ... 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 (born June 24, 1978 in Finland) is the lead guitarist in the Finnish power metal band Nightwish. ... Jukka Nevalainen (born April 21, 1978 in Finland) is the drummer in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...

Former Members

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. ...

Sessional Members

  • Samppa Hirvonen - Bass (Sessional Live Member 1997-8)
  • Marjaana Pellinen - Backing vocals, Second Keyboard (Sessional Live Member 1997-8)
  • Tapio Wilska - Vocals on "Oceanborn" album and "Over the Hills and Far Away" EP
  • Tony Kakko - Vocals on "Over the Hills and Far Away" EP
  • Ike Vil - Vocals on "Wishmaster" album
  • Marc Brueland - Vocals on "Once" album
  • John Two-Hawks - Vocals on "Once" album
  • Jouni Hynynen - Roar on "Once" album
  • Johanna "Jonsu" Salomaa - Vocals on "Erämaan Viimeinen"
  • Troy Donockley - Uilleann Pipes, Low/Tin Whistle and Bodhran on Dark Passion Play

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Discography

Main article: Nightwish discography

This is the discography of the symphonic power metal musical group Nightwish. ...

Demos

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. ...

Studio albums and EPs

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 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. ... 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 Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish. ...

Media samples

Sacrament Of Wilderness was the first single from Nightwishs album Oceanborn. ... Sleepwalker is a song the Finnish band Nightwish made and performed during the national Finnish Eurovision Song Contest tryouts in 2000, but although they placed first in the Finnish televote, the jury overruled them, selecting Nina Astrom instead. ... Nemo is a 2004 song by the symphonic metal group Nightwish. ... The Division Bell track listing High Hopes is a song from the 1994 Pink Floyd album, The Division Bell, written by David Gilmour and Polly Samson. ...

Further reading

  • (Finnish) Ollila, Marko. Nightwish, Like Kustannus Oy, 2006. ISBN 952-471-692-5
  • English translation: “Once Upon a Nightwish”, Deggael Communications, 2007. ISBN 978-952-99749-2-4

See also

This is a list of bands that pertain to the heavy metal genre of music. ... Genres Folk - Pop - Opera - Rock (Suomirock) - Hip hop - Trance Finno-Ugric music Estonia - Finland - Hungary - Khantia-Mansia - Komi Republic - Mari El - Mordovia - Nenetsia - Udmurtia Much of the music of Finland is influenced by Karelian traditional tunes and lyrics, as comprised in the Kalevala. ... Tero Kinnunen (sometimes credited as Tero Cavemann or Mr. ... Symphonic metal is a term used to describe heavy metal music that has symphonic elements; that is, elements that sound similar to a classical symphony. ...

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  4. ^ Nightwish.com – Biography
  5. ^ allmusic. Angels Fall First. Retrieved on January 1, 2006.
  6. ^ The Metal Observer. Review – Nightwish – Angels Fall First. Retrieved on January 1, 2006.
  7. ^ James Byrd Tribute. Nightwish – Oceanborn. Retrieved on December 27, 2005.
  8. ^ All Music Guide Oceanborn review. Nightwish – Oceanborn. Retrieved on January 27, 2008.
  9. ^ a b c d e Nightwish.com official biography. Nightwish – Oceanborn. Retrieved on January 27, 2008.
  10. ^ Kohtalon Kirja. Kohtalon Kirja DVD. Retrieved on December 30, 2005.
  11. ^ Open letter to Tarja Turunen. Wikisource. Retrieved on October 23, 2005.
  12. ^ Tarja Turunen Letter to the band, fans and media. METALYOU.COM. Retrieved on August 16, 2006.
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  27. ^ YouTube
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