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Nightwish live at Melbourne, Australia, in January 30, 2008
Background information
Origin Kitee, Finland
Genres Symphonic metal[1]
Gothic metal[2][3][4]
Power metal[3]
Years active 1996 – present
Labels Spinefarm, Nuclear Blast, Roadrunner, NEMS Enterprises, Century Media, Drakkar Entertainment
Associated acts Altaria, Alyson Avenue, Barilari, Brother Firetribe, Darkwoods My Betrothed, For My Pain..., Nattvindens Gråt, Northern Kings, PAIN, Sethian, Sinergy, Tarja Turunen, Tarot
Website www.nightwish.com
Members
Anette Olzon
Tuomas Holopainen
Marco Hietala
Emppu Vuorinen
Jukka Nevalainen
Former members
Tarja Turunen
Sami Vänskä
.Nightwish is a metal band from Kitee, Finland, formed in 1996 by songwriter/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and former vocalist Tarja Turunen.^ Nightwish is a Finnish band formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee.
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^ A creation of keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen, Nightwish formed in 1996 as an acoustic band.
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^ At that time, the band had three members: Tuomas, Tarja and Emppu.

.Nightwish is Finland's most successful band[citation needed] with more than 7 million albums & singles sold worldwide, 1 silver award, 11 gold awards, and 31 platinum awards.^ That is very different than what most bands do.
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^ The album sold platinum on its release day in Finland and later in Germany, and gold in Austria, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland, and went over the magical "1 million copies sold worldwide"-limit.
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^ Every German will know NIGHTWISH by now.Once went gold in Finland on its day of release, as did the single "Nemo".

.Although Nightwish has 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, Wishmaster and Century Child, which were released in 1998, 2000 and 2002 respectively.^ I was introduced to them when Wishmaster (2000) was released.
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^ Post a review of NIGHTWISH "Century Child" .
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^ NIGHTWISH - CENTURY CHILD - 2002 DRAKKAR/SPINEFARM 2LP .
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.Their 2004 album, Once, which has sold more than 1 million copies,[5] led to Nightwish video clips being shown on MTV in the United States and inclusion of their music in US movie soundtracks.^ The album sold platinum on its release day in Finland and later in Germany, and gold in Austria, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland, and went over the magical "1 million copies sold worldwide"-limit.
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^ Year by year and album after album the classical training and way of singing of Tarja Turunen gained more ground in the songs as the compositions of the bands primus motor and mastermind Tuomas Holopainen became more and more influenced by the orchestrations of movie soundtracks.
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^ These songs take us through multitude of emotions on their journey, and it is richer and more varied than before, touching lightly on more ethnic flavours and being as ever bombastic as it bloody well can be.
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.Their biggest US hit single, “Wish I Had an Angel” (2004), made it onto three US film soundtracks as a means to promote their North American tour.^ For now, we all agree that she is a member of Nightwish, recorded an album with us and will be touring and promoting the new songs.
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^ Wish I Had an Angel (demo) Total running time: Release date: 2004-09-22 .
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^ It was an honor seeing & meeting all of you when you toured the US! I was fortunate to see you 5 times with my husband during the 2 years you were promoting Dark Passion Play.
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[6] .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.^ Sleeping Sun (2005 version) 02.
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^ Sleeping Sun (2005 version) 09.
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^ In October 2005 Tuomas fired the singer and founding member, Tarja Turunen, motivating his decision with her selfish behavior and lack of respect towards the band and fans, which grew worse in the last years.
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.In May 2007, former Alyson Avenue frontwoman, Anette Olzon, was revealed as Turunen’s replacement,[7] and in the autumn, the band released a new album - Dark Passion Play, which has sold almost 2 million copies.^ NIGHTWISH: Anette Olzon is the new vocalist.

^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album, Pla) .
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^ Turunen was replaced by Anette Olzon in 2007.
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[5] The supporting tour started on October 6, 2007 and ended on September 19, 2009.[8][9] A new E.P./live album, Made in Hong Kong (And in Various Other Places), was released in March 2009 as a MCD/DVD, and a seventh studio album is in production, set for release in 2011.

Contents

Biography

Formation

.After playing keyboards in several heavy metal bands in the 1990s, including for example Nattvindens Gråt and Darkwoods My Betrothed, Tuomas Holopainen decided to create his own project while sitting around a campfire with friends in 1996.[10] He immediately had a clear idea of the music: experimental acoustic music he wrote himself, similar to the music usually played around campfires, but with a distinct sound and atmosphere, played on his keyboards.^ It strayed more away from the more obvious references to melodic power metal, and showed promise of a band that was really starting to find its own sound, a band that would yet become something greater.
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^ Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) not only wrote all the lyrics and all but two songs on the album, but also helmed the project as one of the producers along with T.C. Kinnunen and Mikko Karmila, who also mixed the album.
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^ What you get when you mix classical music with heavy metal!
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.He soon invited friend and schoolmate Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen to play acoustic guitars, and the classical vocalist Tarja Turunen, who shared the same music teacher, Plamen Dimov.^ Current lineup: Anette Olzon - vocals Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards Emppu Vuorinen - guitars Marco Hietala - bass, vocals Jukka Nevalainen - drums Sites: nightwish.com , MySpace Members: Anette Olzon , Emppu Vuorinen , Jukka Nevalainen , Marco Hietala , Sami Vänskä , Tarja Turunen , Tuomas Holopainen history / edit Artist .
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^ Initially an acoustic format was planned, however after adding the inimitable operatic style vocalist, Tarja Turunen a new direction was needed.
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^ In addition to their stunning lead vocalist, Nightwish is Tuomas Holopainen (synthesizers and vocals), Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen (electric, acoustic and bass guitars), Jukka Nevalainen (drums) and Sami Vnsk (bass).

.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 demo also included the song “The Forever Moments”, and an early version of “Etiäinen”.^ The first three songs, which were acoustic mood music, were recorded between October and December 1996.

^ The youthful admirations of favourite bands might've been obvious in these first recordings, but as years went by the maturity and the unrelentless way of the group doing their own thing made Nightwish a voice that stands out.
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^ In August, the single was released in Germany and it also included the songs Walking in the Air, Swanheart, and Angels Fall First.

.After recording the Nightwish demo, Holopainen realized 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.^ Also at this time, the acoustic guitar was replaced with an electric.

^ A creation of keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen, Nightwish formed in 1996 as an acoustic band.
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^ The youthful admirations of favourite bands might've been obvious in these first recordings, but as years went by the maturity and the unrelentless way of the group doing their own thing made Nightwish a voice that stands out.
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[11]

Debut album and first tour

.In early 1997, following the release of the Nightwish demo, Jukka “Julius” Nevalainen joined the band, and acoustic guitar was replaced with electric guitar.^ Also at this time, the acoustic guitar was replaced with an electric.

^ A creation of keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen, Nightwish formed in 1996 as an acoustic band.
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^ In addition to their stunning lead vocalist, Nightwish is Tuomas Holopainen (synthesizers and vocals), Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen (electric, acoustic and bass guitars), Jukka Nevalainen (drums) and Sami Vnsk (bass).

.The addition of heavy metal elements to the band's existing experimental style gave the band a unique sound, forming the core of the Nightwish sound.^ Nightwish - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) Metal Underground.com .
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^ A creation of keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen, Nightwish formed in 1996 as an acoustic band.
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^ If it's the same Nightwish I'm thinking of, their a so-so goth metal band.
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.The band entered the studio in April 1997 to record seven songs for their second demo, entitled Angels Fall First.^ In 1997, drummer Jukka Nevalainen joined the band, which recorded its first album, Angels Fall First.
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^ At that time we recorded seven songs which can be found on the limited edition of the album Angels Fall First .

^ Angles Fall First - 1997 .

.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.[11] The label signed Nightwish to a two album deal, and the band returned to the studio to re-record songs from their second demo.^ Label: Spinefarm Records Released: 2002 1.

^ Label: Spinefarm Records Released: 1996 1.

^ Label: Spinefarm Records Released: 2001 1.

.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.^ Before the release of Angels Fall First, a single called "The Carpenter" was released and at its best it was number eight on the official singles chart in Finland.

^ Angels Fall First was released in early November and it was at its best number 31 on the official album chart in Finland."

^ Angels Fall First 01.
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“The .Carpenter” single was released as a split with label mates Children of Bodom and Thy Serpent.^ Before the release of Angels Fall First, a single called "The Carpenter" was released and at its best it was number eight on the official singles chart in Finland.

^ Thy Serpent: Only Dust Moves Total running time: Release date: 1997 .
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.Angels Fall First is one of the two albums which features keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen's vocals, appearing on four of the album's eleven tracks, alongside vocalist Tarja Turunen.^ Angels Fall First 06.
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^ Tuomas: The first one was really good.
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^ Will be the first video-track for the album.
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.Critical reception of Angels Fall First was mixed, with Allmusic rating the album 3 out of 5 stars.^ Angels Fall First (2xLP, Pic) .
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^ Angels Fall First 01.
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^ Angels Fall First 06.
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[12]
.In December 1997, after over a year of existence, Nightwish made their live debut in their hometown Kitee, Finland.^ NIGHTWISH played their first gig in Kitee on the 31st December 1997.

^ The debut album from Nightwish, Angels Fall First (Spinefarm (Finland) SPI47CD, 1997), features nine tracks concluding with the epic four part "Lappi" (Lapland).

^ Emppu and Tarja Live: Kitee, Finland (May 2000) Photo: Jan Carlsson / Image © 2000 Nightwish .

.Since they were missing a bass player, Samppa Hirvonen joined them as a sessional live member.^ The next year, bass player Sami Vanska joined in.
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^ Also, the bass player quit and they're taking applications for a replacement.
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^ Marco Hietala, the bass player and vocalist of the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish has announced that he will be joining the Finnish tribute to Black Sabbath, Sapattivuosi.
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.Marianna Pellinen was also a sessional live member on an additional keyboard and was a sessional backing vocalist for Tarja.^ B-sides, live and rare tracks by this Finnish Goth-influenced Symphonic Metal band fronted by the classically-trained vocalist Tarja Turunen.
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.The band had considered making Samppa Hirvonen a permanent member but he joined the army as part of Finnish army conscription, so they asked Sami Vänskä to join instead, since Tuomas knew him from the band Nattvindens Gråt.^ Also since I’m Swedish and they’re Finnish.
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^ I think they are doing a good to the band Tuomas is the leader he does all work and i think that without her nightwish will still be rocking.
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^ Real Name: Anette Olzon, Tuomas Holopainen, Erno Vuorinen, Marco Hietala, Jukka Nevalainen Profile: Finnish symphonic metal band.
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[13] .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.^ Finnish band Nightwish has excluded vocalist Tarja Turunen for continous disagreements.

^ Tarja Turunen - vocais Tuomas Holopainen - teclado Marco Hietala - baixo & vocais Emppu Vuorinen - guitarra Jukka Nevalainen - bateria .

^ Thy Serpent: Only Dust Moves Total running time: Release date: 1997 .
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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.^ In April 1998, they started filming the first video, The Carpenter.

^ Early live & Video clips .

^ Finland's NIGHTWISH have posted the following message on the band's official website: .
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.Nightwish then returned to the studio in August 1998 as a five-piece, to record their follow up album for Spinefarm records.^ Image © 1998 Spinefarm Records .

^ In August Nightwish went to studio and recorded four new songs.

^ The latest album from Nightwish charted number one in Finland for many weeks following its initial release in March 2000.

International success

.On October 7, 1998, Nightwish released their second full length album, Oceanborn, in Finland only.^ Unlike the 1998 release this album has a far better production:loud guitar riffs, more natural keys and true drums.
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^ I rate the album third against the earlier Nightwish albums with Oceanborn and Wishmaster above it.

^ Angels Fall First was released in early November and it was at its best number 31 on the official album chart in Finland."

.Adopting a more technical and progressive sound than Angels Fall First,[14] Oceanborn saw the band abandon much of the ambient and folk elements present on their debut release, with the only exception of "Moondance". In contrast to the female vocals of Turunen, the album also featured guest growling vocals by Tapio Wilska (ex-Finntroll), since Tuomas did not want to sing.^ Sirenia are much more "commercial" than all those bands.
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^ Angels Fall First (lyrics) 6.

^ By its lack of female vocals (only Marco sings this one!
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Tapio Wilska is also a former member of Nattvindens Gråt
.Oceanborn was well received, with Allmusic writing that the album “as a whole works great”, with songs that are “very strong”.^ Flute is again provided by guest Esa Lehtinen but the actual strings used in Oceanborn have been replaced by additional synthesizer arrangements that work equally well here.

^ Still, it does work out well here, and this song is a clear success.
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^ Emppu's great guitar work is featured here and at five minutes running the track has a very powerful sound and really breaks the skies.

[15] .Oceanborn was an instant success in Finland, reaching number 5 on the Finnish album charts.^ Before the release of Angels Fall First, a single called The Carpenter was released, and made it to number eight on the official singles chart in Finland.

^ Before the release of Angels Fall First, a single called "The Carpenter" was released and at its best it was number eight on the official singles chart in Finland.

^ Angels Fall First was released in early November and went number 31 on the official album chart in Finland.

.The album’s first single, “Sacrament of Wilderness”, hit number 1 on the Finnish singles charts, where it stayed for several weeks.^ Angels Fall First was released in early November and it was at its best number 31 on the official album chart in Finland."

^ The latest album from Nightwish charted number one in Finland for many weeks following its initial release in March 2000.

^ Before the release of Angels Fall First, a single called "The Carpenter" was released and at its best it was number eight on the official singles chart in Finland.

[11] The album’s release was initially limited to Finland, but due to the success of “Sacrament of Wilderness”, Spinefarm released Oceanborn internationally in the spring of 1999.[11]
.In May 1999, Nightwish recorded the single “Sleeping Sun (Four Ballads of the Eclipse)”.^ At the same time the single Sleeping Sun was recorded, which was written for the eclipse in Germany.

^ Correspondent Mauri Osterholm reported, "The fantastic song "Sleeping Sun" is one of two Nightwish has made on video.

^ These songs can be found on the limited edition of the album Angels Fall First.In May 1997, NIGHTWISH signed a recording contract with Spinefarm for two records.

In one month the single sold 15,000 copies in Germany alone. .Following the band’s first international success, Nightwish was added as opening band for Rage’s 1999 European tour.^ This was followed by successful shows at Wacken Open Air, Biebop Metal Fest and the first headliner European tour with SINERGY and ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW .

^ RHV: Its been really touching to see the way she talks about her new bands mates and her entry on Nightwish to the European Media.
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^ Our feature incorporates an exclusive interview with the band's operatic lead vocalist Tarja Turunen, conducted in the midst of the band's hectic international touring schedule.

[16] Both the album Oceanborn and the single “Sacrament of Wilderness” were certified gold in Finland in August 1999.[11]
.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”.^ A welcome interruption came to the repetitive studio work when they took part in the Finnish qualification for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Sleepwalker.

^ In early 2000 the band entered the studio again for the recording of their third album.

^ Nightwish to record a new song in Finnish!
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(About this sound sample ) Despite winning the public vote, Nightwish eventually finished in second place, with the jury choosing local gospel singer Nina Åström to represent Finland.[11]
Nightwish live at Tampere, Finland, in December 29, 2000.
.In 19 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.^ I rate the album third against the earlier Nightwish albums with Oceanborn and Wishmaster above it.

^ The latest album from Nightwish charted number one in Finland for many weeks following its initial release in March 2000.

^ Wishmaster went straight to number 1 on the Finnish album charts and stayed in that position for three weeks, during that time, it also reached the gold disc mark.

[11] .Critical response to the album was mixed, with Allmusic citing the album as repetitive, and saying “as a whole album, it can be a little annoying, even frustrating”.^ I would even say that the album doesnt sound like an ordinary album, but like a score to a tragic theaters play sometimes.
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^ Id say these people will so burn their mouth after hearing the whole album!
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^ A lot of people insists on judging an album and even the whole future of a band based on one single song.
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.However, German magazine Rock Hard declared Wishmaster “Album of the Month”, despite competing against long-awaited May releases from Iron Maiden and Bon Jovi.^ Wishmaster was approved by both the fans and the media and it was named the album of the month by the German magazine Rock Hard in their issue 6/2000, past the long-awaited new releases by Bon Jovi and Iron Maiden.Wishmaster also debuted in the National German Charts at No.

^ A few months ago, Tuomas Holopainen, lighted the fire to the fans on the internet, saying that the album would have a 14 minutes-long epic.
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^ I rate the album third against the earlier Nightwish albums with Oceanborn and Wishmaster above it.

.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.^ The tour dates are as follows: .
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^ Wishmaster live Total running time: Release date: 2002 .
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^ Wishmaster (Live) Total running time: Release date: 2003-12-1 .
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.In the summer the band returned to Europe, appearing at the Wacken Open Air festival and the Biebop Metal Fest.^ This was followed by successful shows at Wacken Open Air, Biebop Metal Fest and the first headliner European tour with SINERGY and ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW .

^ Over 40 Bands Confirmed For New England Metal and Hardcore Festival .
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^ Nightwish Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2005 .
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New bassist and change of style

.In 2001, Nightwish recorded a cover of Gary Moore’s “Over the Hills and Far Away” together with two new songs (“10th Man Down”, unreleased from Oceanborn, and “Away”, unreleased from Wishmaster) and a remake of “Astral Romance” (from the Angels Fall First album) with Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica) singing Tuomas' part.^ Two new Nightwish tracks are surrounded by a cover tune and a remake of a track from the band's debut album.

^ These songs can be found on the limited edition of the album Angels Fall First.In May 1997, NIGHTWISH signed a recording contract with Spinefarm for two records.

^ Mauri added, "Including Tony Kakko from Sonata Arctica was a wise decision by Nightwish.

This new material was released as their first EP, "Over the Hills and Far Away".[17]
The record also included guest performances by Tapio Wilska (ex-Finntroll) once again.[17] .They also released as VHS, DVD and CD entitled From Wishes to Eternity live material recorded in a show in Tampere, on December 29, 2000. Nightwish’s version of "Over the Hills and Far Away" was well received by fans, becoming a frequent part of the band’s live performances.^ Nightwish CDs, DVDs, etc.
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^ The concert was performed in Tampere on the 29th of December 2000.

^ The tracks are released with selected material from Wishes to Eternity-Live ( review ) in other territories.

.The song is included on several compilation albums as well as the End of an Era DVD released in 2006. However, the other new songs never had a great break-through and have not been re-released, with the exception of a live performance of "10th Man Down" on the "End of Innocence" DVD with Marco Hietala (current bass player and male vocalist).^ The male vocalist (MARCO HIETALA?) shows up here.
  • NIGHTWISH Century Child music reviews and MP3 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ The new band member Marco Hietala (bass) sings the male vocal parts.

^ "End Of All Hope" "It is the end of all hope To lose the child, the faith To end all the innocence To be someone like me This is the birth of all hope To have what I once had This life unforgiven It will end with a birth" "End of all Hope", 3:55, is a typical NIGHTWISH-track, symphonic and Power Metallic, similar to music on Wishmaster or Oceanborn "Dead To The World", 4:19, the first song with Marco Hietala's voice.
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.Soon after the release, Nightwish met what's been described as one of their hardest points as a band.^ The latest album from Nightwish charted number one in Finland for many weeks following its initial release in March 2000.

^ The DVD "End of Innocence" was finally released on October 6th 2003, and at that point, NIGHTWISH had already started recording the next album.

^ We will see soon who the remaining members of Nightwish announces as the replacement, but here's one thought thrown out to the fans, Nicole Bogner.

.The problem mostly relied on the bassist, Sami Vänskä who had started misbehaving towards the band by, for example, missing appointments and failing to take gigs as seriously as the other members did.^ In the following summer, the bassist Sami Vänskä joined the band.During the summer, songs for the new record were rehearsed and the band went to the studio in early August; the recordings were finished in late October.

^ After some time I think we will have more serious talk, as like any other group, but nothing that could become a real problem, as long as we keep a good communication.
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^ The atmosphere between the members is the best since a long time and I would like to tell the fans once again not to take single songs too seriously.
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.After the band discussed of his behaviour with Vänskä several times, without getting any change, everyone simply stopped caring and tensions grew.^ You know, people usually change their minds all the time and suddenly any member can leave the band.
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[10] .Meanwhile, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen had started complaining about his role in the band, feeling like "a hired gun who would only do what he's asked to". According to their music teacher, Plamen Dimov, he and Holopainen have totally different characters, and thus difficulties were expected to arise.^ What I love about this band is that the music in itself.
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^ When asked about music she finds herself listening to frequently, she responded, "This a very funny thing, because I can not mention any special album or artist which I could like the most.

^ TH: I just would like to say that the band is really relaxed right now.
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But Vuorinen was told to stay cool and "bite the bullet", and the problem was never addressed again.[10]
.At this time, Holopainen seriously started thinking about breaking Nightwish up.^ I think Nightwish is about trying things.
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^ According to Holopainen the members of Nightwish cannot give up with Nightwish because it's the way of life for them.

^ Tuomas has had to think about this for a long time, because arranging lyrics have to be done for a particular person, and he obviously wrote them with someone in mind, and there's where Nicole Bogner comes in.

.After a gig in Russia, he sent a text message to fellow musician Tony Kakko of metal band Sonata Arctica, telling him that he did not think he had a band any longer, and asking him what plans he had for next year.^ I decided to send text message to him.

^ If it's the same Nightwish I'm thinking of, their a so-so goth metal band.
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^ I have really got help from natural medicines.” Did you had a second thought before telling this to your band mates?

.After Nightwish's last gig for the Over the Hills and Far Away tour in 2001, Holopainen called Drakkar and Spinefarm, unofficially declaring Nightwish over.^ NIGHTWISH - CENTURY CHILD - 2002 DRAKKAR/SPINEFARM 2LP .
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^ Over the Hills and Far Away (video) Total running time: Release date: 2002 .
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^ Over The Hills And Far Away (CD, Album, RE, Enh, Off) .
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.He told them he might produce another album, but he would never perform another show with the band.^ After the show, the band received gold discs for the album Oceanborn and the singles Sacrament of Wilderness, Walking in the Air, and Sleeping Sun.

The same message was also written on the band's message board.[10]
.Straight after the last gig, Holopainen went on a week-long hiking trip to Lapland with Tony Kakko, feeling relieved after finally breaking Nightwish up, albeit only unofficially.^ According to Holopainen the members of Nightwish cannot give up with Nightwish because it's the way of life for them.

^ Tuomas went hiking and gathering his thoughts in Lappland; some changes had to be done in order for NIGHTWISH to be able to continue.

^ Wishmaster went straight to number 1 on the Finnish album charts and stayed in that position for three weeks, during that time, it also reached the gold disc mark.

.But during the hiking trip, something obviously happened and even though they barely discussed the matter alone in the wilderness, they both understood he could not break up Nightwish that easily.^ During the last year something sad happened, which I`ve been going over in my head every single day, morning and night.
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^ During the last year something sad happened, which I've been going over in my head every single day, morning and night.
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^ Keyy writes: They did the best thing, even if probably they'll never be Nightwish anymore .
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.When he returned from Lapland he immediately received a phone call from Ewo Pohjola offering himself to become their manager and help him straighten things up.^ King Foo Entertainment became their new booking agency, and long-time friend and colleague, Ewo Rytkönen, was to become their manager.

^ This person (spiritual doctor) had said to me that If I needed help I could make a call to him.

And Holopainen agreed.[10]
.In order to continue with Nightwish, Holopainen decided some changes were in order.^ Tuomas went hiking and gathering his thoughts in Lappland; some changes had to be done in order for NIGHTWISH to be able to continue.

^ Even knowing that Nightwish is now your priority, do you think you would find some time to them if they decided to get back to play a few shows?
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.Beside choosing Ewo as their new manager, he also decided to ask Sami Vänskä to leave the band.^ On the Visions of Atlantis website the latest news headline dating from October 10th, less than two weeks before Tarja Turunen was asked to leave comes this posting: "Nicole Bogner is to leave the band with immediate effect.

^ In the following summer, the bassist Sami Vänskä joined the band.During the summer, songs for the new record were rehearsed and the band went to the studio in early August; the recordings were finished in late October.

^ King Foo Entertainment became their new booking agency, and long-time friend and colleague, Ewo Rytkönen, was to become their manager.

.Marco Hietala (Tarot and Sinergy) was asked to join the band, effectively leaving Sinergy.^ Marco Hietala, known from TAROT and SINERGY , promised to step in as a replacement for the next album and tour.

^ After the concert, the guys of the band invited me backstage to join them and asked me to hug altogether.

^ Knowing that Marco Hietala (from Tarot - a great straightforward metal band) had joined the band, I was even more confident.
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.As well as playing bass guitar, Hietala would also perform male vocals.^ In the meantime, bassist Sami Vanska was replaced by the bass player of Tarot (and ex-Sinergy), Marco Hietala, who also added some male vocals (he's the lead singer in Tarot).
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^ Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards 1996 - Marco Tapani Hietala Bass,Vocals 2001 - Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen Guitars 1996 - Jukka Nevalainen Drums 1996 - Anette Olzon Vocals 2007 - Former members .

^ Epica is female vocal-driven, but there's some male-growling there as well.
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.On earlier recordings either Holopainen (on the Angels Fall First album) or a guest musician had performed the male vocals.^ Angels Fall First (2xLP, Pic) .
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^ Angels Fall First (lyrics) 6.

^ In August, the single was released in Germany and it also included the songs Walking in the Air, Swanheart, and Angels Fall First.

.Holopainen has since said publicly that he and Vänskä still keep in touch, contrary to rumours saying that they have not met since.^ I STILL say Nightwish should have pilfered Simone after they fired Tarja.
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However, they are not interested in making another project together.[18]
.In 2002, Nightwish released Century Child, along with the singles “Ever Dream” and “Bless the Child”.^ Lyrics Search NIGHTWISH Century Child lyrics .
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^ NIGHTWISH - Century Child 2002 CD TARJA .
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^ Century Child - 2002 .

.The main difference from previous albums is the use of a live Finnish orchestra on the tracks “Bless the Child”, “Ever Dream”, “Feel For You” and “The Beauty of the Beast”, to emphasize the use of classical music in their compositions.^ Beauty & The Beast live 10.
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^ From the beginning the track "Bless the Child" kicks you right away.
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^ The album concludes with a satisfying reprise of the opening theme from "Bless the Child."
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.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.^ Nightwish's version of "The Phantom of the Opera" gave me the chills.
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^ One of my fave is their interpretation of the title track of the West End / Broadway musical "Phantom Of The Opera".
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^ That conclusion starts with the penultimate track, a magical reworking of Lloyd-Webber/Rice's "Phantom of the opera" (no really!
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.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.^ They were saying that nobody would play the video of the song, etc.
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^ Initially an acoustic format was planned, however after adding the inimitable operatic style vocalist, Tarja Turunen a new direction was needed.
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^ Vocalist TARJA TURUNEN reminds me most of singers like Loreena McKennitt.
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.Century Child was certified gold two hours after its release, and platinum two weeks afterwards.^ Nightwish's popularity began to grow, reaching its top in 2002, when their album Century Child became a top-seller (it made Gold in Finland in two hours, and Platinum in two weeks).
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^ There are tracks of such quality that, were they all of this level, 'Century Child' would be a five-star album - or, taking other tracks (such as 'Dead To The World'), a two-star album.
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^ NIGHTWISH received their first double-platinum award for Century Child, having sold 60,000.

.It set a record on the Finnish album charts as well; never before had the second been so distant from the first place.^ Those people never heard the song before starting recording it, actually.
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^ In 1997, drummer Jukka Nevalainen joined the band, which recorded its first album, Angels Fall First.
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.After the “Bless the Child” video, a second one was recorded, without any single support.^ For a little taste of this one, you should check Marco recording his bass lines at the bands official Video Blog.
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^ I cant just believe theres still people this dumb, judging an album based in one single song or even a 30 seconds sample of it.
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^ Bless The Child (CD, Single) .
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.The chosen track was “End of All Hope”.^ End Of All Hope .

^ End Of All Hope (lyrics) 3.

The clip contains pieces from the Finnish movie, Kohtalon kirja (English: The Book of Fate).[19]
.In 2003, Nightwish released their second DVD, entitled End of Innocence.^ During 2003, the forthcoming DVD-documentary End of Innocence was being put together, and it's release was postponed a few times due to huge amount of material.In May 2003, Tarja Turunen announced that she had secretly gotten married a few months earlier, and would be moving back to Finland.

^ The DVD "End of Innocence" was finally released on October 6th 2003, and at that point, NIGHTWISH had already started recording the next album.

^ The concert was also recorded to be released as an End of an Era live DVD.After the last concert, Tuomas, Emppu, Marco and Jukka fired Tarja Turunen, and her manager Marcelo Cabuli.

.The DVD tells the story of the band in Holopainen, Nevalainen and Tapio Wilska’s words for two hours.^ Real Name: Anette Olzon, Tuomas Holopainen, Erno Vuorinen, Marco Hietala, Jukka Nevalainen Profile: Finnish symphonic metal band.
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The documentary also features bits of live concerts, exclusive footage, etc. .Vocalist Tarja Turunen also got married during the summer of 2003, and there were rumours that the band was about to be dissolved.^ The first incarnation of the band included singer Tarja Turunen and guitar player Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen, along with Tuomas himself.
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^ During 2003, the forthcoming DVD-documentary End of Innocence was being put together, and it's release was postponed a few times due to huge amount of material.In May 2003, Tarja Turunen announced that she had secretly gotten married a few months earlier, and would be moving back to Finland.

^ RHV: About the upcoming tour, youll start it on USA and Canada, and I believe that one of the reasons for that is the fact that Nightwish and Tarjas name arent that big there yet, so itd be easier for the band.
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.These rumours were, at the time, proven to be false, as the band continued to play concerts for another year and released another album.^ So we have already released two live albums in 11 years I think.
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^ I dont think that we have to do any kind of contract about that, like we were forcing her to be with the band for more five years or for more two or three albums.
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^ RHV: Something that the band brought back in Dark Passion Play, after some albums, was an instrumental track.
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Tarja’s marriage later played a part in her dismissal from the band in the autumn of 2005.

Consecration with Once and Tarja's dismissal

.A new album entitled Once was released on June 7, 2004, along with their first single, "Nemo" (Latin: “No one”), from that album.^ Nemo (video) Total running time: Release date: 2004-12-01 .
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^ Nightwish's 2004 album "Once" was that which broke all remaining traces of separation between people.
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^ The final shackles of labeling scattered with the release of their fourth album, entitled "Century Child".
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.The single topped the charts in Finland and Hungary, and reached the top ten in five additional countries.^ Nightwish New Single Tops Finnish Chart .
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“Nemo” therefore remains the band's most successful single release to date. .With Once, Nightwish started to produce orchestral versions of some of their songs.^ Of course that some songs were harder, like For The Heart I Once Had, but this song is difficult for any person to sing.
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^ Now Nightwish can start concentrating on some real music.
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^ In May 2004, NIGHTWISH started the Once World Tour.

Songs that have been produced as orchestral versions include "Nemo", "Ghost Love Score", "Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan" and "Creek Mary's Blood".
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.^ Nightwish's popularity began to grow, reaching its top in 2002, when their album Century Child became a top-seller (it made Gold in Finland in two hours, and Platinum in two weeks).
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^ NIGHTWISH received their first double-platinum award for Century Child, having sold 60,000.

^ Having sold an astonishing 59,000 copies in Finland, Century Child was the country's 2nd best selling album in 2002.

.It is also their second album to feature a full-length song in Finnish, “Kuolema tekee taiteilijan” (English: “Death Makes an Artist”).^ Kuolema tekee taiteilijan 02.
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^ Kuolema tekee taiteilijan 13.
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^ Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan 11.
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.Once has sold triple platinum in Finland, platinum in Germany, gold in Sweden and reached #1 in the Greek, Norwegian and Hungarian album charts.^ Finland, platinum in Germany, and gold in Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Greece, and Austria.

^ Nightwish's popularity began to grow, reaching its top in 2002, when their album Century Child became a top-seller (it made Gold in Finland in two hours, and Platinum in two weeks).
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^ The album sold platinum on its release day in Finland and later in Germany, and gold in Austria, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland, and went over the magical "1 million copies sold worldwide"-limit.
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.The following singles were: "Wish I Had an Angel" (featured on the soundtrack of the film Alone in the Dark), "Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan" (released only in Finland and Japan) and "The Siren". Besides the commercial success, Once was also well received by critics, with many positive reviewers drawing comparisons with Oceanborn.^ Kuolema tekee taiteilijan 02.
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^ Kuolema tekee taiteilijan 13.
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^ Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan 11.
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Nightwish live at Jämsä, Finland, in June 25, 2005.
.The success of the album allowed them to perform the Once World Tour, taking them to play in many countries the band had never visited before.^ My favorite bonus (other than the second concert) is the hour-long :"tour diary" of the band traveling throughout the world.
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^ RHV: Something that the band brought back in Dark Passion Play, after some albums, was an instrumental track.
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^ The band embarked on a massive tour conquering countries on its way.
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.Nightwish performed at the opening ceremony of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, held in Helsinki, highlighting the acclaim the band has recently gained.^ NIGHTWISH started a world Tour of 150 concerts in all continents, the tour lasted until the end of 2005.

^ To celebrate the "new beginning", the first official shop for fan-products, NIGHTWISH-Shop, was opened on the band's homepage on November 24th 2001, a month before Christmas.

^ The first era of Nightwish ended with an open letter in which the band fired its formidable frontperson Tarja Turunen.
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.A “best of” album was released in September 2005, containing songs from their whole discography.^ This is for sure one of the best songs of the whole album.
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^ You end up putting the music in some kind of altar, and in the end it doesnt make justice to the whole album or the song itself.
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^ If these songs are between the best ones and fit the whole thing, of course theyll be used on the band.
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.The compilation is entitled Highest Hopes, also featuring a live cover of Pink Floyd’s song "High Hopes" (from the The Division Bell album) (sample).^ High Hopes - Live Total running time: Release date: 2005-09-28 .
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^ I cant just believe theres still people this dumb, judging an album based in one single song or even a 30 seconds sample of it.
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.Besides High Hopes, a remake of "Sleeping Sun" (from Oceanborn) was included on the album and it was also released as a single.^ Sleeping Sun Total running time: Release date: 1998 .
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^ Sleeping Sun Total running time: Release date: 2004 .
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^ Sleeping Sun Total running time: Release date: 2003-12-1 .
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.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.^ Sleeping Sun Total running time: Release date: 1998 .
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^ Sleeping Sun Total running time: Release date: 2004 .
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^ Sleeping Sun Total running time: Release date: 2003-12-1 .
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.After the recording in the Hartwall Areena (Helsinki) on October 21, 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,[20] 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.^ Nightwish are the best with or without Tarja cause their music comes from the soul .
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^ The band recorded their "End Of An Era" live album yesterday evening in Hartwall-Arena, Helsinki.
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^ Singer Tarja Turunen, a trained opera singer, adds a new dimension to the band and separates Nightwish from other bands.
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.It was written by Holopainen but signed by the other three band members.^ At that time, the band had three members: Tuomas, Tarja and Emppu.

.The main justification given in the letter for Turunen’s dismissal was that the band felt that both her husband Marcelo Cabuli (an Argentine businessman) and commercial interests had changed her attitude towards the band.^ Obviously, all the problems between the band, Tarja and her husband, Marcelo, was the inspiration source to write this album.
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^ The first era of Nightwish ended with an open letter in which the band fired its formidable frontperson Tarja Turunen.
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Turunen responded to the incident twice, during a press conference in Finland and 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 in public was “senselessly cruel”. She expressed these feelings through her own open letter, which was published on her personal website,[21] and through various TV, magazine, and newspaper interviews.
.Since then, Turunen has focused on her solo career, however she is still often performing old Nightwish songs on live concerts.^ "I have often thought about why the most caring people die first...Why is it that the meanest and most egocentrical people live long and just torment the people around them with their bitterness and hate?
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^ The concert was also recorded to be released as an End of an Era live DVD.After the last concert, Tuomas, Emppu, Marco and Jukka fired Tarja Turunen, and her manager Marcelo Cabuli.

^ Nightwish has posted live video clips online of their performance at the Graspop Festival in Dessel, Belgium.
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Hiatus and new frontwoman

Current frontwoman, Anette Olzon, at Springfield, USA, in October 15, 2007.
.In September 2006, the band entered the studio to record their sixth studio album, entitled "Dark Passion Play".[22] In order 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.^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album, Col) .
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^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album, Pla) .
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^ Dark Passion Play (3xCD, Album, Ltd) .
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.During this time, speculation began to emerge about who would eventually be chosen.^ Actually, it was as simple as this: we didnt care about who she would be, we just wanted a nice voice and a really good guy!
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^ Conversations in English on Skype Hi Everyone!I'm from Poland and want to improve my spoken English fluency.I'm looking for someone who would like from time to time to talk with… .
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.In April 2007, the heavy metal magazine Terrorizer as an April Fools joke reported that Sarah Brightman would be the new vocalist.^ Subscribe to our feed to get updates automatically or subscribe by email to receive a daily digest of heavy metal news.
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^ (Heavy Rock / 2007) New Folk-Band Nachtwasser Or Really Nightwish?

^ Nightwish Vocalist Kicked Out Of The Band - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) Metal Underground.com .
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.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.^ My favorite bonus (other than the second concert) is the hour-long :"tour diary" of the band traveling throughout the world.
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^ I am entranced in Nightwish's music, and this is my last comment: Nightwish will not be the smae without Tarja, I will not be buying the CD's with the new vocalist unless she is as good as Tarja...and kicking her out of the band didn't exactly get you any new fans.
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^ Slayer and Hatebreed i dont reckon any other goth-metal band in the world could pull off a more unique song than Wishmaster.
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[22] .Other rumours also mentioned that Vibeke Stene, the former singer of the gothic metal band Tristania, would join Nightwish.^ He then brings in musicians and singers from a ton of other bands, mostly metal, to play and record his material.
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^ Some other symphonic metal bands I listen to include: After Forever- sadly they just announced that the band has broken up.
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^ As a singer of a famous band like Nightwish, what do you think it will be the good and bad for you?
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.To avoid further speculation, the identity of the new singer had to be published earlier than previously estabilished, and on Thursday 24 May, the 35-year-old Alyson Avenue lead singer Anette Olzon from Sweden was announced to replace Turunen.^ They have a new lead singer.
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^ Turunen was replaced by Anette Olzon in 2007.
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^ NIGHTWISH: Anette Olzon is the new vocalist.

[22] .The replacement of the lead vocalist has led to many fans calling the band 'new' Nightwish, referring to the songs sung by Turunen as 'old' Nightwish.^ NIGHTWISH: Anette Olzon is the new vocalist.

^ RHV: Its been really touching to see the way she talks about her new bands mates and her entry on Nightwish to the European Media.
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^ Judging for how many cold shivers I had during this song, its one of the best new Nightwish songs too, closing an awesome album in a very awesome way.
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.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.^ NIGHTWISH: Video Interview With TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Available / 24.08.2008 NIGHTWISH Singer Pulls Out Of HELSINKI FESTIVAL Anniversary Celebration / 21.08.2008 NIGHTWISH: Tuomas Holopainen interviewed at Wacken.

^ Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN: New Single Available For Streaming / 10.09.2007 NIGHTWISH: New Audio Interviews Available / 10.09.2007 NIGHTWISH: Gaming Soundtrack Appearance Scheduled - "The Witcher" / 07.09.2007 NIGHTWISH: More 'Amaranth' Chart Positions Revealed / 07.09.2007 NIGHTWISH: Amaranth is #1 in Hungary!

^ In December 2004, in Germany, you said that you will never tour again for more than two weeks at a time.
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.The day after this revealing, May 25, 2007, charity single "Eva" was released for download only as the first offering from the new album.^ Today is the first day of the new tour.
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^ May 25, 2007 .
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^ RHV: Eva is just a single for download.
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.It was originally scheduled for release on May 30, but the date was changed because of a leak on a British music download site.^ Release Date: 08/30/2005 .
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^ Release Date: 11/30/2004 .
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^ RHV: Some days ago (Note: this interview was made on 6th june) Eva leaked before its release date on the internet.
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This was the first published song to feature Olzon. .On June 13, Nightwish revealed the title, Dark Passion Play, and artwork for the new album on their official website, as well as the name and cover of the second single (this time CD), "Amaranth". The single was released in Finland on August 22 and 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!”.^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album, Dig) .
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^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album, Col) .
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^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album, Pla) .
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.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.^ And only Marco sings on this track.
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^ The Islander: The bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala signs this acoustic track.
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^ Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) not only wrote all the lyrics and all but two songs on the album, but also helmed the project as one of the producers along with T.C. Kinnunen and Mikko Karmila, who also mixed the album.
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.The song’s video was officially released on June 15. "Amaranth" achieved gold status in Finland after less than two days in stores.^ The album sold platinum on its release day in Finland and later in Germany, and gold in Austria, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland, and went over the magical "1 million copies sold worldwide"-limit.
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^ Every German will know NIGHTWISH by now.Once went gold in Finland on its day of release, as did the single "Nemo".

^ Before the release of Angels Fall First, a single called The Carpenter was released, and made it to number eight on the official singles chart in Finland.

.Dark Passion Play was released around Europe in the last week of September, 2007, in the UK on October 1, and the United States on October 2. It was awarded double platinum in Finland the second day after its release and took the number 1 position on the charts of Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Hungary and Croatia and got in top 100 in other 16 countries, including the United States.^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album) .
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^ Nightwish's popularity began to grow, reaching its top in 2002, when their album Century Child became a top-seller (it made Gold in Finland in two hours, and Platinum in two weeks).
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^ The album sold platinum on its release day in Finland and later in Germany, and gold in Austria, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland, and went over the magical "1 million copies sold worldwide"-limit.
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.Dark Passion Play has sold 6x Platinum worldwide up to date.^ Dark Passion Play is so big that I dont know what were gonna do next, if we will keep this line or if we will sound totally different.
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^ On "Dark Passion Play" the music in conjunction with the lyrics conjure a brooding atmosphere never yet seen, or actually felt, in this magnitude in the saga of Nightwish.
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^ The Escapist (Japanese Bonus Track) (lyrics) View all lyrics from "Dark Passion Play" .

.In this album, male vocalist Marco Hietala has more freedom in the use of his voice: he sings back up in the songs "Cadence of Her Last Breath" and "Sahara", lead vocals in the songs "The Islander", "Master Passion Greed" and "While Your Lips Are Still Red", and chorus in the songs "Bye Bye Beautiful" and "7 Days to the Wolves".[22] He also sings one part in "The Poet and the Pendulum", besides singing back up in the chorus.^ By its lack of female vocals (only Marco sings this one!
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^ Master Passion Greed (lyrics) 6.

^ Thats why only Marco sings Master Passion Greed.
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.Before the band found the new singer and the album was recorded, Marco sang on all the demo versions.^ For a little taste of this one, you should check Marco recording his bass lines at the bands official Video Blog.
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^ Come on, guys, not all chick-singer bands suck - what about Enya?
  • Nightwish Vocalist Kicked Out Of The Band - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

^ RHV: Before finishing it, whats your feeling now, after everything happened between you and Tarja, after a long process to pick up a new singer, recordings, new album etc?
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.Tuomas Holopainen sang also on the demo versions of "Bye Bye Beautiful" and "Master Passion Greed" but these songs have never been released.^ Master Passion Greed (lyrics) 6.

^ Master Passion Greed 06.
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^ But, in some songs, the words werent used in the beautiful and metaphorical meanings, but in a really straight way, like Bye Bye Beautiful.
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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 symphonic metal – especially in 14 minute album opener “The Poet and The Pendulum”.^ B-sides, live and rare tracks by this Finnish Goth-influenced Symphonic Metal band fronted by the classically-trained vocalist Tarja Turunen.
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^ Although she's parted ways with her band, Tarja remains the brightest star of the Finnish Rock scene, 14 tracks recorded in Finland.
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^ Marco Hietala, the bass player and vocalist of the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish has announced that he will be joining the Finnish tribute to Black Sabbath, Sapattivuosi.
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The album was awarded 5/5 (classic) by Kerrang! magazine.[23]
Nightwish live at Paris, France, in April 6, 2008.
.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”.^ Rock Hard Valhalla: Well, lets start with the beginning of what we call the New Era to Nightwish.
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^ NIGHTWISH: Listen To Sample Of New Single 'Eva' / 23.05.2007 NIGHTWISH: Eva-cover revealed.

^ I think they are doing a good to the band Tuomas is the leader he does all work and i think that without her nightwish will still be rocking.
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[24] .Their first official concert with the new singer was in Tel Aviv, Israel on October 6, 2007.[25] The Dark Passion Play tour thus started, visiting the United States, Canada, most of Europe, Asia, and Australia.^ The first official video clip of the upcoming album "Dark Passion Play" of Nightwish.
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^ Today is the first day of the new tour.
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^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album) .
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[26][27]
.The third single of the album was "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.^ Although she's parted ways with her band, Tarja remains the brightest star of the Finnish Rock scene, 14 tracks recorded in Finland.
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^ As I said to you previously, I dont care about the singles, is the total content of the album that really matters to me.
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^ The Raskas Joulu project consists of many well known Finnish metal musicians who will perform classic Christmas songs in their own style.
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[22] ."Bye Bye Beautiful", the fourth single, was released on February 15, 2008, and concerns the 2005 dismissal of Turunen, as does one other songs on the album (Master Passion Greed).^ Master Passion Greed (lyrics) 6.

^ Master Passion Greed 06.
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^ In August, the single was released in Germany and it also included the songs Walking in the Air, Swanheart, and Angels Fall First.

.The single includes yet another bonus track, "Escapist", which is also included on the Japanese version of Dark Passion Play.^ The Escapist (Japanese Bonus Track) (lyrics) View all lyrics from "Dark Passion Play" .

^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album) .
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^ This song, would be, at first, a bonus track, but after some time band and record company started not only to like but decided to include it on the final tracklist and release it as the first working single of Dark Passion Play.
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[28] .Within a week after the release, the fifth single was announced to be "The Islander". "The Islander" single features an orchestral version of the epic ballad "Meadows of Heaven" and also includes an instrumental version of "Escapist" and a new edit version of "The Islander" itself.^ Meadows Of Heaven: Fortunately, Nightwish isnt a band who fears to try new things.
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^ Meadows of Heaven is a unbelievable combination of heavy metal ballad and a gospel choir, with black musics touch.
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^ Meadows Of Heaven Total running time: Release date: 2007-09-26 .
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It was released over a month after the release of its music video, shot in late 2007 in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. Holopainen described the video as "the Lapp wilderness meets the surrealism of Salvador Dalí".[29] He also said that the lyrics for once go hand in hand with the video's storyline. Except for the band, the video shows actor Hannu Vuorinen in the role of the old sailor, and features guest musician Troy Donockley in a bagpipe solo.[30]
.On December 13, 2007, Nightwish opened an official account on YouTube, linked to their official website.^ Finland's NIGHTWISH have posted the following message on the band's official website: .
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On this, they've uploaded tens of live filmings from their concerts.[31]
.The Dark Passion Play tour turned out to be Nightwish's longest tour yet, lasting from the fall of 2007 to September 2009 when it ended with a concert in Hartwall Arena, Helsinki with the band Apocalyptica.^ Nightwish will be nothing with out her she owned the band.
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^ The vocals are as much a part of that band as the amazing scoring, and I'm going out to get all the Nightwish cd's I don't already have.
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^ Although it is their sixth studio album,Dark Passion Play marks the beginning of a new era for Finnish symphonic metal masters Nightwish.
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.For trivia, Nightwish' only other concert in Hartwall Arena was in 2005 when they ended their Once world tour.^ The band recorded their "End Of An Era" live album yesterday evening in Hartwall-Arena, Helsinki.
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^ The world tour that spanned countless of venues in a year and a half ended in Helsinki, and something else had come to an end as well.
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^ Itd be nice to do it to end the tour, which should happen only in late 2009.
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.This concert was filmed for the End of an Era DVD, and it was Tarja Turunen's last show with the band.^ In October 2005 Tuomas fired the singer and founding member, Tarja Turunen, motivating his decision with her selfish behavior and lack of respect towards the band and fans, which grew worse in the last years.
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^ NIGHTWISH started a world Tour of 150 concerts in all continents, the tour lasted until the end of 2005.

^ B-sides, live and rare tracks by this Finnish Goth-influenced Symphonic Metal band fronted by the classically-trained vocalist Tarja Turunen.
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[32].
.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 Melodic Metal Album of 2007 (Dark Passion Play, and Ghost Opera respectively).^ Nightwish - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) Metal Underground.com .
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^ The first official video clip of the upcoming album "Dark Passion Play" of Nightwish.
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.They suffered another loss to Kamelot in the category for Best Music Video, their nominated video being for the song “Amaranth”.^ I still use KORGs keys, because they sponsor me and I really think they are the best for the kind of music we play.
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^ They were saying that nobody would play the video of the song, etc.
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^ At the moment were here in Los Angeles (USA) shooting our next two videos, for the songs Amaranth and Bye Bye Beautiful.
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.They, however won Biggest Surprise of 2007. However, they received the German Echo (music award) for the “Best International Group” in 2008. Other nominees were Kaiser Chiefs, Within Temptation, Foo Fighters and Marilyn Manson.^ I still use KORGs keys, because they sponsor me and I really think they are the best for the kind of music we play.
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^ Nightwish Win German ECHO Award .
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.In October, the album was followed by a photobook, entitled Dark Passion Gallery, with photos by Finnish photographer Ville Akseli Juurikkala and with captions by the band members, as well as a foreword by Holopainen.^ RHV: Something that the band brought back in Dark Passion Play, after some albums, was an instrumental track.
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^ RHV: Talking a little bit about the songwriting process of the new album, Dark Passion Play.
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^ Although it is their sixth studio album,Dark Passion Play marks the beginning of a new era for Finnish symphonic metal masters Nightwish.
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[22][33] .In November, the band won in the Best Finnish Act category at the MTV Europe Music Awards and received a nomination in the Europe's Favourite Act category.^ In February 2005, NIGHTWISH won five awards in Emma-Gala (Finnish Grammy).

^ Among the others they won awards for "The Band of the Year" and "The Best Selling Album of the Year".

.On March 6, 2009[34][35], Nightwish released a new live MCD/DVD entitled Made in Hong Kong (And in Various Other Places).^ Finnish symphonic metallers, Nightwish, have posted a track, "Amaranth," from their new live album "Made In Hong Kong (And various other places)."
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^ Reply 114 wally March 2nd, 2009 5:34 pm What plug-in are you using on the “Spread the word on Twitter” on Smashing Magazine?
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^ Singer Tarja Turunen, a trained opera singer, adds a new dimension to the band and separates Nightwish from other bands.
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.The eight live tracks were recorded during the "Dark Passion Play World Tour" in 2007-2008, and the album also includes one b-side from the "Bye Bye Beautiful" single, one b-side from the "Amaranth" single, a previously unreleased demo version of "Cadence of Her Last Breath", and a bonus-DVD with three music videos as well as a 37 minute documentary called "Back in the Day is Now"[36].^ Bye Bye Beautiful (promotional video) 3.
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^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album, Col) .
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^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album, Pla) .
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Future projects

.In the June 2009 edition of the Finnish magazine, Soundi, Holopainen stated he had started work on the new album.^ Although it is their sixth studio album,Dark Passion Play marks the beginning of a new era for Finnish symphonic metal masters Nightwish.
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^ Jason: Have you guys started working on any new songs together yet?
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In October 2009, rumors about the new album's name were going around with the title Wind Embraced, but Olzon listed the rumours as "not true"[37] and said that the songs for the new album had not yet been completed apart from 3 songs written before May 2009. Tuomas Holopainen said in a recent interview, "[...]I can't reveal to you anymore but there is going to be a big twist so to say, on the next album."[38] In an interview with Troy Donockley, when asked about his involvement in the new album, Donockley stated "Oh yes, I will be playing on the next album and from what Tuomas has told me, it is going to be something extraordinary..."[39]
.On the 21st of October 2009 Nightwish announced that they will be recording a cover of the song "Hilma ja Onni" by singer/songwriter Jaakko Teppo as part of a tribute release to the artist.^ An old video of Nightwish, they are doing a great performance of this song.
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^ One concrete example to prove this fact is that we had all the songs done and recorded and we still didn’t have a singer.
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.Their version will appear on the album Pörsänmäen Sanomat - Tribuutti Jaakko Tepolle along with other tributes to the singer/songwriter.^ Nightwish's rendition of “Hilma ja Onni” is available on iTunes & CDON.COM and the album "Pörsänmäen Sanomat – Tribuutti Jaakko Tepolle" can be ordered through .
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^ Nightwish is showing respect for Finnish singer/songwriter veteran Jaakko Teppo by recording his song “Hilma ja Onni” in Finnish.
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^ Today many of the brightest stars in Finland are honoring Jaakko Teppo’s legacy for Finnish music culture by recording his songs on tribute album "Pörsänmäen Sanomat".
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[40]
.In December 15 of 2009, Jarmo Lautamäki (Member of Nightwish crew) confirmed on his facebook page that Nyman finally gave his permission to the band to release the cover of the song "The Heart Asks Pleasure First". Dates and details of the release are unknown.^ The band members were portrayed everywhere, the magazines that did not cover Nightwish were a minority, and the video from single track "Nemo" was something really worthwhile.
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^ Islander (promotional video) Total running time: Release date: 2009-03-11 .
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.On the 1st of February 2010, Anette Olzon stated on her blog that Tuomas has 9 songs ready for the new album.^ Real Name: Anette Olzon, Tuomas Holopainen, Erno Vuorinen, Marco Hietala, Jukka Nevalainen Profile: Finnish symphonic metal band.
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She also stated that Nightwish will be meeting in the summer to make a demo, and fans should not expect anything any earlier than fall of 2011.[41]

Music

Lyrical themes

“The Poet and the Pendulum” is inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe story The Pit and the Pendulum.
In the beginning, Holopainen mainly wrote on mythological and fantasy themes,[42] and often used references to "metaphysics and nature".[43] For example, the song "Elvenpath" is about fantasy in general with references to traditional stories as well as Tolkien. Through the years the lyrics became more personal. On Wishmaster, the title track is still a "tribute to Tolkien and all the other fantasy writers",[44] and "FantasMic" is a direct tribute to Walt Disney and Disney animated films, which Holopainen has said are among his influences. .However, with "Dead Boy's Poem", the album also includes a very emotional piece, which Holopainen calls his "legacy and [...] testament for the whole world.^ Dead Boy's Poem 11.
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[...] .I wanted to do this song before I die, because I wanted to tell the whole world what I think and feel.^ I think girls rock at it because their not stripping their clothes off and talking about how much they want guys to...do stuff to them like in rap.
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It expresses a lot of myself."[44] Other personal songs on the album are "Come Cover Me", a love song, and "She is My Sin", which is about sexual desire and lust. "The Kinslayer", also found on the Wishmaster album, is written about the Columbine High School massacre which occurred on April 20, 1999, and is "In memory of the Redeemers".
."10th Man Down" from Over the Hills and Far Away is about civil war and the lyrics are written from a soldier's perspective.^ Nightwish - Over the hills and far away .
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^ Over The Hills and Far Away: Music Video Edition  .
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The personal development became even more obvious on the Wishmaster-successor Century Child. Turunen thinks that the lyrics do not anymore deal "with the dreamland we were used to, but with the brutal reality of life."[45] ."Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan" (eng.^ Kuolema tekee taiteilijan (live) Total running time: Release date: 2005-07-27 .
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^ Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan (CD, Maxi) .
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^ Kuolema tekee taiteilijan 02.
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."Death Makes an Artist") from the Once album describes the experience of loss and its impact on art, "Nemo" deals with the feeling of being lost.^ Making art available to all, regardless of one's socio-economic status...Providing audiences with a welcoming and completely unique performance experience, not seen anywhere else.
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[46]
.In the opposite, "Creek Mary's Blood" is based on Dee Brown's story of the same name, which presents the situation of Native Americans at the end of the 19th century.^ Creek Marys Blood 17.
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^ Creek Mary's Blood 06.
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[46] .2007's Dark Passion Play included an unusual amount of personal songs, including "The Poet and the Pendulum" which has been described as Holopainen's life story, and about being a composer and musician.^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album) .
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^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album, Col) .
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^ Although it is their sixth studio album,Dark Passion Play marks the beginning of a new era for Finnish symphonic metal masters Nightwish.
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Another song, "Meadows of Heaven" is a depiction of Holopainen's childhood and the feeling that it'll never return. .Two songs, "Bye Bye Beautiful" and "Master Passion Greed" are about ex-member Tarja Turunen and her husband Marcelo Cabuli.^ Master Passion Greed 06.
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.Another song on the album, "Cadence of Her Last Breath", is a "very personal song" about running away.^ This is a very good post with useful hacks… I will try them on my personal website running WordPress for sure !
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^ Cadence Of Her Last Breath (Demo) DVD: 1.
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^ Cadence Of Her Last Breath 05.
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[47] Other songs also contain many references to authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman and Stephen King,[47][48] but the album also features a return to the fantasy theme with songs such as "Sahara", "Whoever Brings the Night" and "7 Days to the Wolves".
.The song "7 Days to the Wolves" from Dark Passion Play is loosely based on Stephen King's novel Wolves of the Calla, the fifth book in the Dark Tower series.^ On "Dark Passion Play" the music in conjunction with the lyrics conjure a brooding atmosphere never yet seen, or actually felt, in this magnitude in the saga of Nightwish.
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^ Dark Passion Play CD .
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^ Dark Passion Play World Tour Documentary 2.
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The song "The Poet and the Pendulum"'s first section is called The White Lands of Empathica, which is also the fourth part of the seventh book in the Dark Tower series.
.Although the lyrics of Nightwish generally are serious with dark meanings, they have also produced several less serious songs, including the bonus track Nightquest, which talks about the band members' (the three original members as well as Nevalainen) connection as musicians, and the "quest" of Nightwish.^ Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) not only wrote all the lyrics and all but two songs on the album, but also helmed the project as one of the producers along with T.C. Kinnunen and Mikko Karmila, who also mixed the album.
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^ On "Dark Passion Play" the music in conjunction with the lyrics conjure a brooding atmosphere never yet seen, or actually felt, in this magnitude in the saga of Nightwish.
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^ I enjoyed the music they made and am excited about what they may produce in the future.
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Language

On their debut album Angels Fall First, songs were written in both the English and Finnish languages, but since then the band has only written songs in English, with the only exceptions being "Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan" from the Once album and the single "Erämaan Viimeinen" (2007), which is a vocal version (with the vocals contributed by Jonsu from Indica) of the instrumental "Last of the Wilds". Holopainen thought that he was very uncertain about the lyrics of that song, because he is of the opinion that writing in Finnish is rather hard, and stated "Finnish [could] quickly sound really cheesy."[49] The 2004 song Creek Mary's Blood also featured a poem read in Lakota, originally written in English and then translated by guest singer John Two-Hawks.

Influence

.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.^ A creation of keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen, Nightwish formed in 1996 as an acoustic band.
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^ Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) not only wrote all the lyrics and all but two songs on the album, but also helmed the project as one of the producers along with T.C. Kinnunen and Mikko Karmila, who also mixed the album.
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^ Tarja's voice, it was amazing, in my eyes, she gave the songs wings, most of their songs are really deep, and Her voice only helped that, all of you who are saying that "The band is better off without her" and "Tarja sucked anyways" no she didnt...
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[50] .Songs like “Beauty of the Beast” (from Century Child), “Ghost Love Score” (from Once) and “The Poet and the Pendulum” (from Dark Passion Play) are examples of this influence.^ Ghost Love Score .

^ Dark Passion Play CD .
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^ Dark Passion Play World Tour Documentary 2.
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.Other songs, such as “Bye Bye Beautiful” (from Dark Passion Play), and “Wish I Had an Angel” (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.^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album, Pla) .
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^ The first official video clip of the upcoming album "Dark Passion Play" of Nightwish.
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^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album, Col) .
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Holopainen has also said that film music is the music he listens to for leisure.[50] .He likes, for example, the musical scores to The Village, Van Helsing and Crimson Tide, and practically everything written by Hans Zimmer.^ I suppose the music is ok but her voice cut through me, she ruined everything that could ahve made me like the band!
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[50] .Bands stated as influence include Children of Bodom, My Dying Bride, Tiamat and The 3rd and the Mortal.^ Children of Bodom: Red Light in My Eyes Pt.
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[10]
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.^ Dark Passion Play: 7 Days to the Wolves (Instrumental) .

On the other hand, Nightwish has also been noted as a source of inspiration for other bands. .Simone Simons, lead singer of Dutch symphonic/gothic metal band Epica, stated that she began singing due to Nightwish's 1998 Oceanborn album.^ The vocals of Anette and the vicious looks and powerful voice of Marco, the bassist, really let out that definitive symphonic metal sound of Nightwish!
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^ B-sides, live and rare tracks by this Finnish Goth-influenced Symphonic Metal band fronted by the classically-trained vocalist Tarja Turunen.
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^ Symbolic writes: The music in Nightwish was outstanding, the vocals on the early albums were ok, but Tarja ruined the band with her vocals.
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[51] .Ex-singer of symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis, Nicole Bogner, also acknowledged that Nightwish had greatly inspired them for their first album.^ Nightwish - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) Metal Underground.com .
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^ On first listen, Nightwish seems to fall into the same genre as Evanescence, Lacuna Coil and The Gathering – female-fronted metal band with symphonic and gothic overtones.
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^ The vocals of Anette and the vicious looks and powerful voice of Marco, the bassist, really let out that definitive symphonic metal sound of Nightwish!
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[52] Sander Gommans of After Forever said that Nightwish “will certainly influence us in creating new songs”.[53] .Power metal band Sonata Arctica’s lead singer Tony Kakko has explained how much of an influence Nightwish is to him.^ Nightwish - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) Metal Underground.com .
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^ The vocals of Anette and the vicious looks and powerful voice of Marco, the bassist, really let out that definitive symphonic metal sound of Nightwish!
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^ New additions to the friday are tribal metal act Soulfly and British power metal band Dragonforce.
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[54]

Musical style

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The usage of keyboard through traditional piano, power metal-style and to create a special atmosphere is an important part of Nightwish's original music.
.Nightwish performs a blend of symphonic metal, gothic metal and power metal.^ On first listen, Nightwish seems to fall into the same genre as Evanescence, Lacuna Coil and The Gathering – female-fronted metal band with symphonic and gothic overtones.
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^ Marco Hietala, the bass player and vocalist of the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish has announced that he will be joining the Finnish tribute to Black Sabbath, Sapattivuosi.
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^ Although it is their sixth studio album,Dark Passion Play marks the beginning of a new era for Finnish symphonic metal masters Nightwish.
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[55][56] .Their music has been described as "bombastic heavy, symphonic and cinematic, with keyboards and strings creating a gothic atmosphere."^ Despite the fact that this musical passionwork is heavy with darker atmospheres, within it still lie optimistic undertones.
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[57] .While the music of Nightwish is "laced with accessible pop sensibilities,"[55] the band is also known to be complex[58] and multi-layered.^ Symbolic writes: The music in Nightwish was outstanding, the vocals on the early albums were ok, but Tarja ruined the band with her vocals.
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[59] Their approach is epic,[56] theatrical and operatic.[59] Critic Chad Bowar notes that the music is "always very melodic with memorable choruses and a lot of hooks."[57] Some would also list Nightwish as heavy metal[60]
.The usage of a female vocalist has become a sort of trademark, though less so since the outbreak of new female fronted metal bands in the mid-2000s with the popularization of bands such as Evanescence, Within Temptation, and several gothic metal bands mixing female and male vocals, such as Tristania, Epica and the early Within Temptation.^ On first listen, Nightwish seems to fall into the same genre as Evanescence, Lacuna Coil and The Gathering – female-fronted metal band with symphonic and gothic overtones.
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^ I daresay it is this what makes Nightwish such a popular band.
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^ B-sides, live and rare tracks by this Finnish Goth-influenced Symphonic Metal band fronted by the classically-trained vocalist Tarja Turunen.
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.Nightwish has also been identified by some critics as a gothic metal act.^ Nightwish are to good of an act to simply fade away,unfortunately for Tarja some people just dont know when their on a good thing until they loose it all.
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^ Nightwish = Classical Opera meets Gothic Heavy Metal.
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Bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala describes the band's style as "melodic symphonic gothic metal."[61] but this is not a view shared by all members of the group,[62] including band composer Tuomas Holopainen.[63] .Nightwish was perceived to shift from their trademark operatic power metal style for a more "commercial" gothic sound on their albums Century Child and Once.^ Nightwish's popularity began to grow, reaching its top in 2002, when their album Century Child became a top-seller (it made Gold in Finland in two hours, and Platinum in two weeks).
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^ It strayed more away from the more obvious references to melodic power metal, and showed promise of a band that was really starting to find its own sound, a band that would yet become something greater.
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^ The vocals of Anette and the vicious looks and powerful voice of Marco, the bassist, really let out that definitive symphonic metal sound of Nightwish!
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[64] .The music of Nightwish had been "distinguished by the operatic voice" of soprano Tarja Turunen,[65] a "charismatic frontwoman with a powerful voice". Critics observed that her vocals became less operatic with the release of Once.^ She has the high soprano range of Sharon and Tarja, but also has a power metal voice.
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^ The vocals of Anette and the vicious looks and powerful voice of Marco, the bassist, really let out that definitive symphonic metal sound of Nightwish!
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^ Don't get me wrong, I'm quite happy with the last Nightwish album, but Anette just doesn't have the right voice for the Tarja stuff.
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[66] .Following the departure of Tarja Turunen from the group, Nightwish left behind the "signature operatic vocals" of their earlier albums,[66].^ It also turns out that Anette is now managed separately from the rest of Nightwish, which was one of the issues surrounding Tarja's "departure."
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^ Don't get me wrong, I'm quite happy with the last Nightwish album, but Anette just doesn't have the right voice for the Tarja stuff.
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^ The first era of Nightwish ended with an open letter in which the band fired its formidable frontperson Tarja Turunen.
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.While the music of Nightwish is centered around a female lead singer,[67] the band has also featured some male vocals on their albums ever since their debut release Angels Fall First.^ Angels Fall First (2xLP, Pic) .
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^ From their first album of "Angels Fall First" onwards Nightwish gradually grew, or rather evolved.
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^ Angels Fall First 01.
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[68] This debut album also included "elements of folk music and ambience" that were discarded on their subsequent album Oceanborn.[15] Their 2007 release Dark Passion Play featured a return to folk metal territory with the songs "The Islander" and "Last of the Wilds".[69]

Live performances

.Having their first concert in hometown Kitee on December 31, 1997, Nightwish has throughout the years grown as a live act, always with the attitude "the more gigs managed in a year, the better".[70] Early in their career, Nightwish gained a bad reputation for not being "metal" enough.^ If tarja takes Nightwish as a sacrifice that means that all the 9 years with band hasn't mean anything to her..Nightwish is a way of life and it is also an emotion it is something to live for.Ii is true that Tarja is a great opera singer and will be hard to find someone to replace her.I like Tarja v much but if she does a bad to the band maybe it will be good if she will go on with her life and her career.
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"As anyone can see from early photos, our image was pretty far from Rock'n'Roll", drummer Jukka Nevalainen explains their early days. "We all looked like ol' goody-goody nerds!".
.As the band budget grew after the fame of Oceanborn and Wishmaster, the live performances had more space and along with better arenas and a wilder crowd, they could also start the using more professional lighting and pyrotechnics, which are now standard for most shows.^ Fallin angel lilith writes: god i hate marcelo now and i miss tarja not being in the band anymore > < this has got to be the most depressing thing in life!!
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^ Slayer and Hatebreed i dont reckon any other goth-metal band in the world could pull off a more unique song than Wishmaster.
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^ Actually, Tuomas and Emppu were starting the band when they invited Tarja to join.
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.The band also developed on stage, with wilder metal-like appearances.^ HIm fan writes: LOOK TARJA HATES METAL IT'S JUST UNNATURAL TO BE IN A METAL BAND AND NOT LIKE METAL I'M GLAD THE SLAGGING BI TCH WAS KICKED OUT .
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[10]
Anette, Marco, Emppu and Jukka live at Melbourne, in 2008.
.Their standard setlist has changed a lot through the years, but they have always tried mixing older songs with random ones from their latest album.^ Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) not only wrote all the lyrics and all but two songs on the album, but also helmed the project as one of the producers along with T.C. Kinnunen and Mikko Karmila, who also mixed the album.
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^ The past years and the events leading to this day have naturally affected the outcome of this album, as it is known that Tuomas communicates best through music.
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[70] .For their Dark Passion Play and Once tourings, they have always finished with "Wish I Had an Angel". During the Dark Passion Play tour, their standard setlist always included hit songs such as "Amaranth", "Bye Bye Beautiful" and "Nemo". Every concert also includes the soft ballad "The Islander" halfway through, in which Anette Olzon can take a break for a few minutes.^ Music Nightwish amaranth angel annette olzon best of nightwish best of nightwish video showcase bye bye beautiful classical music dark passion play demons eelkat emo end of an era finnish goth gothic gothic metal gothic music halloween heavy metal inuyasha lord sesshomaru master passion greed metal music music videos nightwish over the hills and far away phantom of the opera symphonic metal video showcase wendy c allen wish i had a angel EelKat Recommends...
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^ The heavenly voice of Anette Olzon carries through bright and powerful and also more varied than that of her predecessor.
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^ On "Dark Passion Play" the music in conjunction with the lyrics conjure a brooding atmosphere never yet seen, or actually felt, in this magnitude in the saga of Nightwish.
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.They usually include one more ballad as well, normally "Eva" or "Sleeping Sun". They also have songs they only play on certain occasions: They only play "Creek Mary's Blood" when guest musician John Two-Hawks has the possibility to assist, "Last of the Wilds" only when Troy Donockley guest-plays on several instruments (with the exception of Glasgow, Scotland), and "Higher Than Hope" only when the family of Marc Brueland, who inspired the writing of the song, is present.^ Creek Mary's Blood 06.
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^ Creek Marys Blood 17.
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^ Higher Than Hope 12.
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[71]
.When Tarja Turunen still was a member of the band, the band usually played a cover with only Hietala on vocals halfway through the set, while Turunen could rest for about five minutes.^ In October 2005 Tuomas fired the singer and founding member, Tarja Turunen, motivating his decision with her selfish behavior and lack of respect towards the band and fans, which grew worse in the last years.
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^ Current lineup: Anette Olzon - vocals Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards Emppu Vuorinen - guitars Marco Hietala - bass, vocals Jukka Nevalainen - drums Sites: nightwish.com , MySpace Members: Anette Olzon , Emppu Vuorinen , Jukka Nevalainen , Marco Hietala , Sami Vänskä , Tarja Turunen , Tuomas Holopainen history / edit Artist .
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^ The band members were portrayed everywhere, the magazines that did not cover Nightwish were a minority, and the video from single track "Nemo" was something really worthwhile.
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.Since her dismissal and Anette Olzon's joining, they usually play "The Islander" instead, in which Hietala has the main vocal part and Olzon joins in the end, but they have also played Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction" post Olzon's joining.^ Anette Olzon - vocals Emppu Vuorinen - guitars Marco Hietala - bass, vocals Jukka Nevalainen - drums Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards Made in Hong Kong (and various other places) CD+DVD .
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^ Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon has posted the following blog on Michael Jackson: .
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^ Anette Olzon Says She Walked Off Stage Due To Vocal Problems .
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Awards and nominations

.Nightwish has received eleven awards from both the Emma-gaala Awards, from thirteen nominations,[72][73][74] and one Echo Awards from two nominations.^ Nightwish Win German ECHO Award .
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^ Nightwish Win Two Rockantenne Awards .
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^ Nightwish Sweep Five Emma-Gaala Awards .
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Nightwish has also received 2 nominations from the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards but has not received an award; Nightwish already won awards from MTV Europe Music Awards[75] and from World Music Awards, and also was nominated for the MTV Video Music Awards in 2004.[72]

Band members

Former members

Touring musicians

Discography

See also

Further reading

  • "Once Upon a Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996 - 2006" (Mape Ollila, 2007)

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.Nightwish is a Finnish symphonic metal band, formed in 1996.^ Nightwish - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) Metal Underground.com .
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^ Nightwish is a Finnish metal quintet, formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee, Finland.
  • topic: Nightwish Fans Unite! - Mystery of the zen hex 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.zenhex.com [Source type: General]

^ Nightwish is a Finnish symphonic metal band formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee.

.Early on, their lyrical themes predominantly dealt with mythological and fantasy themes.^ Early on, their lyrical themes predominantly dealt with mythological and fantasy themes.
  • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Though these themes are still occasionally used, lyricist Tuomas Holopainen has used more personal lyrics on recent albums, dealing with sexuality, loneliness and childhood, as well as the split with former singer Tarja Turunen.^ Though these themes are still occasionally used, lyricist Tuomas Holopainen has used more personal lyrics on recent albums, dealing with sexuality, loneliness and childhood, as well as the split with former singer Tarja Turunen .
  • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The concert was also recorded to be released as an End of an Era live DVD. After the last concert, Tuomas, Emppu, Marco and Jukka fired Tarja Turunen, and her manager Marcelo Cabuli.
  • MySpace - Nightwish - 31 - Female - - myspace.com/unofficialnightwish 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Year by year and album after album the classical training and way of singing of Tarja Turunen gained more ground in the songs as the compositions of the band’s primus motor and mastermind Tuomas Holopainen became more and more influenced by the orchestrations of movie soundtracks.
  • Nightwish on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Nightwish on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC profile.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Quotations by Album

Angels Fall First (1997)

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  • The Moonwitch took me to a ride on her broomstick, introduced me to her old friend Home Gnome, told me to keep the sauna warm for him.^ The Moonwitch took me to a ride on her broomstick, introduced me to her old friend Home Gnome, told me to keep the sauna warm for him.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Elvenpath
  • Your trembling paw in my hand, dreaming of that northern land, touching me with the kiss of a beast.
  • Forever shall the wolf in me desire the sheep in you.
  • Love me before the last petal falls.
  • However cruel the mirrors of sin, remember beauty is found within.^ Your touch, my bliss.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Love me before the last petal falls.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Elvenpath Your trembling paw in my hand, dreaming of that northern land, touching me with the kiss of a beast.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Beauty and the Beast
  • Was the wine of the grail too sour for man to drink?
  • They tell me to lie on the grass and observe my saviour - the one crucified to the chirping of birds.^ Beauty and the Beast Was the wine of the grail too sour for man to drink?
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They tell me to lie on the grass and observe my saviour - the one crucified to the chirping of birds.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Beauty of the beast (10:24) a) Long lost love b) One more night to live c) Christabel Bonus track on Japanese release: 11.
    • NIGHTWISH Century Child music reviews and MP3 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

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    • The Carpenter
  • Hymn of gathering stars as my guide as I wander on this path of the night
  • The nightwish I sent you centuries ago has been heard by those who dwelled in a woe
  • Departed by the guillotine of death, I received a letter from the depth.^ On the way into the internet to our news-page a little (for you of course a big) mistake appeared: The double-vinyl of "Nightwish - Century Child" are NOT 2 picture vinyls!
    • Drakkar Entertainment GmbH | | NIGHTWISH | NEWS | 2002 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.drakkar.de [Source type: General]

    ^ "Century Child" contains very moving, beautiful music and probably is my favourite NIGHTWISH release to date.
    • Nightwish - Century child - DISCussions - - The Penny Dread Fools - Message Board - Yuku 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC thepennydreadfools.yuku.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This week Nightwish dropped down five places with their current album "Century Child", but they are on a good 23rd position (thanx to you!
    • Drakkar Entertainment GmbH | | NIGHTWISH | NEWS | 2002 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.drakkar.de [Source type: General]

    .The dream of my lover it carried inside
    • Astral Romance
  • Burying my dreams, dig up my sorrows..^ The dream of my lover it carried inside Astral Romance Burying my dreams, dig up my sorrows..
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    oh lord, why the angels fall first?
  • Not relieved by thoughts of Shangri-La, nor enlightened by the lessons of Christ, I'll never understand the meaning of the right. .Ignorance, lead me into the light.^ Ignorance, lead me into the light.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Angels Fall First
  • Sacrifice me, Tutankhamen, and let me be your queen.^ ANGELS FALL FIRST song list .
    • Lyrics - nightwish All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - nitewish : Lyrics And Songs 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Angels Fall First (lyrics) 6.

    ^ Angels Fall First (1997) .
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Tutankhamen
  • "'Old love lies deep,' you said.^ I know you said you only like pictures with people in them, but biology doesn't love metaphor as much as we do, and you can't always see the people we're trying to be in our eyes.
    • TWAS 335: Runrig, Nightwish 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.furia.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Deeper shall be the wound between your legs."^ Deeper shall be the wound between your legs."
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Nymphomaniac Fantasia
  • Know why the nightingale sings is the answer to everything.^ "Know Why The Nightingale Sings" starts to be the Nightwish we know today.

    ^ Know Why the Nightingale Sings 09.
    • Spinefarm Records 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.spinefarm.fi [Source type: General]

    ^ Know Why The Nightingale Sings?
    • Nightwish lyrics 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.lyricsmode.com [Source type: General]
    • Lyrics - nightwish All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - nitewish : Lyrics And Songs 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]
    • BestLyrics.org- Nightwish 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.bestlyrics.org [Source type: General]

    • Know Why the Nightingale Sings

Oceanborn (1998)

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  • Without you, the poetry within me is dead.
  • Enchantment has but one truth: I weep to have what I fear to lose.^ "I knew you never before I see you never more But the love the pain the hope O beautiful one Have made you mine 'till all my years are done" Without you The poetry within me is dead .
    • Best of Nightwish Video Showcase 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Lord weeps with me But my tears fall for you Another Beauty Loved by a Beast Another tale of infinite dreams Your eyes they were my paradise Your smile made my sun rise Forgive me for I don't know what I gain Alone in this garden of pain Enchantment has but one truth: I weep to have what I fear to lose You wake up where's the tomb...
    • Best of Nightwish Video Showcase 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Deep within we don`t know which one of you drove us to this point.
    • For Nightwish fans since this is the OFF-TOPIC section - TRANSFORMERS message board 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC boards.transformersmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Gethsemane
  • We shall come to set the dolphins free, we shall wash the darkened bloodred sea.^ Gethsemane We shall come to set the dolphins free, we shall wash the darkened bloodred sea.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Our songs will echo over the mountains and seas, the eternity will begin once again in peace.
  • Disgraced is my virginity, death has woven my wedding dress.
  • From cradle to coffin, shall my wickedness be your passion.^ I had problems with my voice in the very beginning of Once Tour.

    ^ Other people have made live recordings of individual songs I like more than any one track on Once in a Lifetime , but it remains my favorite live album.
    • TWAS 335: Runrig, Nightwish 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.furia.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean
  • A sight so cursed: breasts which never nursed.^ Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean A sight so cursed: breasts which never nursed.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ While the band rocks in "Gethsemane" and fast paced "Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean," orchestral arrangements perfectly accompany the sound with piano textures, strings and flute excursions complimenting effectively.

    ^ "Devil & the Deep Dark Ocean" (feat.
    • Nightwish 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Passion and the Opera
  • In my world, love is for poets, never the famous balcony scene.
  • Crystal pond awaits the lorn.^ Passion and the Opera In my world, love is for poets, never the famous balcony scene.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Crystal pond awaits the lorn.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The end of the Dark Passion Play World Tour is coming, I so sad, I desire the best for the next album, I LOVE YOU NIGHTWISH, continue ahead.
    • 12.08.2009 - The last NIGHTWISH show abroad on the 5th of Sept... - Nightwish's MySpace Blog | 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Tonight another morn for the lonely one is born.^ Tonight another morn for the lonely one is born.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Swanheart
  • Sorrow has a human heart.^ Swanheart Sorrow has a human heart.
    • Nightwish - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    From my god it will depart. .I'd sail before a thousand moons, never finding where to go.
  • I wish for this night-time to last for a life time, the darkness around me, shores of a solar sea, oh how I wish to go down with the sun, sleeping, weeping, with you...^ When was the last time you sliced wood?
    • Entrevistas y Articulos de Nightwish 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC foro.nightwishfan.com [Source type: General]

    ^ OH, how I wish I had been there.
    • Symphonic Metal - Dutch - Home Theater Forum Community 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.hometheaterforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Where were you last night?

    • Sleeping Sun

Wishmaster (2000)

  • I am the Fallen, you are what my sins enclose. Lust is not as creative as its discovery... .
    • She Is My Sin
  • Need to understand, no need to forgive, no truth, no sense left to be followed.
  • In this world of a million religions everyone prays the same way.
  • Facing this unbearable fear, like meeting an old friend.^ I dont know about making it at the Royal Albert Hall, but it needs to be done in some really beautiful, old and theatrical place like that, for sure.
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]

    ^ When the shows start, I know many people will say that they hated the way she sings, but at the same time, many people will like a lot what she have done.
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]

    ^ There are characteristics I would never have believed to see in my old dear friend.
    • [.Nightwish] 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.nightwish.blogspot.com [Source type: General]
    • Nightwish Vocalist Kicked Out Of The Band - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]
    • For Nightwish fans since this is the OFF-TOPIC section - TRANSFORMERS message board 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC boards.transformersmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • The Kinslayer
  • Drink the wine, the red sweet taste of mine.
  • For me, for you, time devours passion's beauty, with me, with you, tonight, any dream will do...^ Are you prepared to deal with some people, both media and fans, that will probably not understand lyrics like Bye Bye Beautiful and Master Passion Greed?
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]

    ^ It was an honor seeing & meeting all of you when you toured the US! I was fortunate to see you 5 times with my husband during the 2 years you were promoting Dark Passion Play.
    • 12.08.2009 - The last NIGHTWISH show abroad on the 5th of Sept... - Nightwish's MySpace Blog | 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Come Cover Me
  • Drown into my eyes and see the wanderer.^ My gf has been eyeing this particular dress, and since her birthday is coming, I want to get it as surprise gift.
    • [SERIOUS] Girls Clothing Sizes - www.hardwarezone.com.sg 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC forums.hardwarezone.com.sg [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Originally Posted by Jockie My gf has been eyeing this particular dress, and since her birthday is coming, I want to get it as surprise gift.
    • [SERIOUS] Girls Clothing Sizes - www.hardwarezone.com.sg 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC forums.hardwarezone.com.sg [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Wanderlust
  • Now let us lie, sad we lived and sad we die.^ With a keyboard melody that reminds us the classic Live and Let Die, really heavy guitars and Marco Hietala singing the most part of the song, we can face this one as the new Wish I Had An Angel.
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]

    .Even in your pride, I never blamed you.^ But, youre dead wrong if you think this is about virtuosi-stuff and never ending solos.
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Even knowing that Nightwish is now your priority, do you think you would find some time to them if they decided to get back to play a few shows?
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]

    ^ It's obvious that you blame your stress and misery on us four.
    • Nightwish Vocalist Kicked Out Of The Band - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

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    • Two For Tragedy
  • A dreamy-eyed child staring into night, on a journey to a storyteller's mind
    • Wishmaster
  • Just a child without a fairytale am I, dark but so lovely, a little match girl freezing in the snow...^ Somehow Marcelo has changed you from the lovely girl you were into a diva, who doesn`t think or act the way she used to.
    • For Nightwish fans since this is the OFF-TOPIC section - TRANSFORMERS message board 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC boards.transformersmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I had previously owned "Wishmaster," and after buying "Once," I've decided to try every Nightwish song and cd I can get my hands on (I've just bought "Century Child").
    • Album Review - Nightwish - Once - RevelationZ Magazine 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.revelationz.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Somehow Marcelo has changed you from the lovely girl you were into a diva, who doesn't think or act the way she used to.
    • Nightwish Vocalist Kicked Out Of The Band - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

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    • Bare Grace Misery
  • Roaming on razor-sharp castles, ruling all but myself, now my night is laid to sleep.^ Bare Grace Misery (ver 2) Tab .
    • Nightwish Tabs : 461 Tabs Total @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Bare Grace Misery (lyrics) 8.

    ^ Now i can work on towards my project ever since i got laid off!
    • 10 Killer WordPress Hacks - Smashing Magazine 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.smashingmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Crownless
  • The age will say "This poet lies", heaven never touched earthly face. .The age will say "This night was ours", blessed with the Deep, the Silent, the Complete.^ Deep Silent Complete 10.
    • Spinefarm Records 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.spinefarm.fi [Source type: General]

    ^ Deep Silent complete 11.
    • Spinefarm Records 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.spinefarm.fi [Source type: General]

    ^ Deep Silent Complete 02.
    • Spinefarm Records 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.spinefarm.fi [Source type: General]

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    • Deep Silent Complete
  • Sing what you can't say, forget what you can't play.
  • Failed in becoming a god.
  • If you read this line, remember not the hand that wrote it
    Remember only the verse, songmaker's cry, the one without tears
    For I've given this its strength and it has become my only strength.^ Deep Silent Complete lyrics .

    ^ Deep Silent Complete (lyrics) 4.

    ^ Deep Silent Complete (lyrics) 10.

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    • Dead Boy's Poem
  • Wish upon a star, no matter who you are.^ Dead Boy's Poem 11.
    • Spinefarm Records 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.spinefarm.fi [Source type: General]

    ^ Dead Boy's Poem 05.
    • Spinefarm Records 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.spinefarm.fi [Source type: General]

    ^ Dead Boys Poem 11.
    • Spinefarm Records 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.spinefarm.fi [Source type: General]

    The second star to the right...
    • FantasMic

Over The Hills And Far Away (2001)

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  • One by one, we will fall.
  • Today I've killed, he was just a boy, eight before him, I knew them all.^ Like Century Child , released prior to this one, they haven't totally abandoned the Nightwish sound we've all grown accustomed to; they've just built upon it in the most impressive way possible.
    • Album Review - Nightwish - Once - RevelationZ Magazine 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.revelationz.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Before the release of Angels Fall First, a single called "The Carpenter" was released and at its best it was number eight on the official singles chart in Finland.

    ^ Angels Fall First is a must listen before any other Nightwish album today or tomorrow.

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    • 10th Man Down
  • Every wish is just a journey away.^ Tenth Man Down Album: Over The Hills And Far Away (2001) Artist: nightwish .
    • Lyrics - nightwish All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - nitewish : Lyrics And Songs 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    • Away

Century Child (2002)

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  • 'Remember, my child: Without innocence the cross is only iron, hope is only an illusion & Ocean Soul's nothing but a name...'^ Ocean Soul Album: CENTURY CHILD Artist: nightwish .
    • Lyrics - nightwish All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - nitewish : Lyrics And Songs 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

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    • Bless the Child
  • It is the end of all hope to lose the child, the faith, to end all the innocence, to be someone like me.
  • Angels they fall first, but I'm still here.
  • This is the birth of all hope, to have what I once had, this life unforgiven.^ ANGELS FALL FIRST song list .
    • Lyrics - nightwish All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - nitewish : Lyrics And Songs 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Angels Fall First (ver 2) Tab .
    • Nightwish Tabs : 461 Tabs Total @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Order Angels Fall First from amazon.com here .

    It will end with a birth.
  • Mandylion without a face, deathwish without a prayer. End of hope. End of love. End of time. The rest is silence. .
    • End of All Hope
  • I don't want to die a scarless man, a lonely soul.
  • I studied silence to learn the music, I joined the sinful to regain innocence...
  • It's not the monsters under your bed, it is the man next door, that makes you fear, makes you cry, makes you cry for the child.
  • As he died, he will return to die in me again.^ I hope to see you all soon!
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]

    ^ You only want GOOD music?

    ^ And all that with a powerful chorus that makes you want to sing along!
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]

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    • Dead to the World
  • Ever felt away with me, just once that all I need, entwined in finding you one day.^ "I knew you never before I see you never more But the love the pain the hope O beautiful one Have made you mine 'till all my years are done" Without you The poetry within me is dead .
    • Best of Nightwish Video Showcase 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Marco makes his debut on vocals in "Dead To The World" one of my favourite songs.

    ^ Nightwish are to good of an act to simply fade away,unfortunately for Tarja some people just dont know when their on a good thing until they loose it all.
    • Nightwish Vocalist Kicked Out Of The Band - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

    .Ever felt away without me, my love, it lies so deep, ever dream of me...
  • Would you do it with me, heal the scars and change the stars.
  • Come out, come out, wherever you are.^ That would be one of my biggest dreams coming true!
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]

    ^ "I knew you never before I see you never more But the love the pain the hope O beautiful one Have made you mine 'till all my years are done" Without you The poetry within me is dead .
    • Best of Nightwish Video Showcase 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Would love to see you in the U.S...hopefully close to Alabama!
    • 12.08.2009 - The last NIGHTWISH show abroad on the 5th of Sept... - Nightwish's MySpace Blog | 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Give in, give in for my touch. For my taste, for my lust. .
    • Ever Dream
  • Put a stake through my heart, and drag me into sunlight...
  • Wake up, mow the weed.^ First of all it's always been my.one of my biggest dreams to drive through the states, and now it's happening in a tour bus so.it's close enough I guess.
    • Interview - Nightwish - Interview with Tuomas Holopainen - RevelationZ Magazine 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.revelationz.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    You'd be nothing without me! .Take my life, if you have the heart to die.^ My heart burns for you to do a U.S tour.
    • 12.08.2009 - The last NIGHTWISH show abroad on the 5th of Sept... - Nightwish's MySpace Blog | 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You can find out more about me and my life here: About Me & On Being Homeless I believe in Faeries , Phookas & Faith Not Religion .
    • Best of Nightwish Video Showcase 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Reply 61 Andy Gongea January 8th, 2009 2:18 am You just saved my life.
    • 10 Killer WordPress Hacks - Smashing Magazine 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.smashingmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Slaying the Dreamer
  • Whatever walks in my heart will walk alone. .
    • Forever Yours
  • Crying for me was never worth a tear, My lonely soul is only filled with fear.
  • I only wished to become something beautiful, through my music, through my silent devotion.
  • Losing emotion, finding devotion.^ "Ocean Soul" "One more night To bear this nightmare What more do I have to say Crying for me was never worth a tear My lonely soul is only filled with fear" "Ocean Soul", 4:14, picks up the pace a little but I'm afraid not the interest level much.
    • NIGHTWISH Century Child music reviews and MP3 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Lord weeps with me But my tears fall for you Another Beauty Loved by a Beast Another tale of infinite dreams Your eyes they were my paradise Your smile made my sun rise Forgive me for I don't know what I gain Alone in this garden of pain Enchantment has but one truth: I weep to have what I fear to lose You wake up where's the tomb...
    • Best of Nightwish Video Showcase 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Century Child" contains very moving, beautiful music and probably is my favourite NIGHTWISH release to date.
    • Nightwish - Century child - DISCussions - - The Penny Dread Fools - Message Board - Yuku 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC thepennydreadfools.yuku.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Should I dress in white and search the sea? .
    • Ocean Soul
  • Sane choice in the insane world: beware the beast, but enjoy the feast he offers.
  • All of my songs can only be composed of the greatest of pains, every single verse can only be born of the greatest of wishes.^ During the last year something sad happened, which I`ve been going over in my head every single day, morning and night.

    ^ Tarja's voice, it was amazing, in my eyes, she gave the songs wings, most of their songs are really deep, and Her voice only helped that, all of you who are saying that "The band is better off without her" and "Tarja sucked anyways" no she didnt...
    • Nightwish Vocalist Kicked Out Of The Band - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But perhapps the most touching song on the album is "Lappi" (Part I-Ermaajrvi)-wish you all could understand Finnish!

    • Beauty of the Beast

Once (2004)

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  • It's time to turn back time, follow the pale moonlight.
  • Fly to a dream, far across the sea, all the burdens gone, open the chest once more.^ BEC: Did you take a bus for the entire tour across the country or did you fly at all?

    ^ It was open from 9am 'til 10pm so I just walked around the whole time and had the time of my life and spent too much money on all kinds of shit.

    ^ But I love Within Temptation more than ANY of the aforementioned groups, and that's because they've got "Ice Queen," one of my all-time favorite songs.
    • Symphonic Metal - Dutch - Home Theater Forum Community 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.hometheaterforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Dark Chest of Wonders
  • Old loves they die hard, old lies they die harder.
  • Last dance, first kiss.^ YouTube via Space4Keys "-Pad&Bells - intro di Sleeping Sun - Multi -SynStrings - intro di The Kinslayer - Multi -Light Orchestra - Dark Chest of Wonders - Multi ...
    • Nightwish 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Dark Chest Of Wonders (lyrics) 2.

    ^ Dark Chest Of Wonders Artist: nightwish .
    • Lyrics - nightwish All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - nitewish : Lyrics And Songs 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    Your touch, my bliss. Beauty always comes with dark thoughts. .
    • Wish I Had an Angel
  • My flower withered between the pages two and three.
  • Oh how I wish for soothing rain, all I wish is to dream again.^ OH, how I wish I had been there.
    • Symphonic Metal - Dutch - Home Theater Forum Community 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.hometheaterforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The songs were: Higher Than Hope, Nemo, Wish I Had An Angel, Ever Dream, Sleeping Sun and The Siren.
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]

    .My loving heart lost in the dark, for hope I'd give my everything.
  • This is me for forever, one of the lost ones, the one without a name, without an honest heart as compass.^ This is me for forever One of the lost ones The one without a name Without an honest heart as compass This is me for forever One without a name These lines the last endeavor To find the missing lifeline Nemo Lyrics NIGHTWISH - Nemo .
    • Nightwish 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Beauty of the beast (10:24) a) Long lost love b) One more night to live c) Christabel Bonus track on Japanese release: 11.
    • NIGHTWISH Century Child music reviews and MP3 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Oh, and I'm german, so apologize my bad english an maybe my bad understanding of the english words: Baptized with a perfect name The doubting one by heart Alone without himself (This paragraph describes the average human: baptized, with a perfect name (after all, all names are perfect, since god gave them?
    • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Nightwish - Amaranth 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Nemo
  • Save yourself a penny for the ferryman, save yourself and let them suffer.
  • Mother Gaia in slaughter. .Welcome to paradise, soldier.
  • You challenged the gods and lost.^ Wikipedia for the quote from Paradise Lost) Log in to reply You must be logged in to post your comments.
    • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Nightwish - Amaranth 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Planet Hell
  • Our souls will join again the wild - our home in peace and war and death.
  • I still believe, in every night, in every day.^ During the last year something sad happened, which I`ve been going over in my head every single day, morning and night.
    • For Nightwish fans since this is the OFF-TOPIC section - TRANSFORMERS message board 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC boards.transformersmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ During the last year something sad happened, which I've been going over in my head every single day, morning and night.
    • Nightwish Vocalist Kicked Out Of The Band - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Creek Mary's Blood
  • My song is little worth anymore, Time to lay this weary pen aside.
  • All the tales are told, all the orchids gone, lost in my own world, now I care for dead gardens.^ First of all - Creek Mary's Blood .
    • Interview - Nightwish - Interview with Tuomas Holopainen - RevelationZ Magazine 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.revelationz.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Creek Mary's Blood 16.

    ^ Creek Mary´s Blood (lyrics) 16.

    .
    • Dead Gardens
  • See me ruined by my own creation.^ Originally Posted by Alice In Chains If I can't be my own, I'd feet better dead...
    • For Nightwish fans since this is the OFF-TOPIC section - TRANSFORMERS message board 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC boards.transformersmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Romanticide
  • Take me, kill me, cure me, bring me home. .Every way, every day, just another loop in the hangman's noose.
  • Redeem me into childhood.^ They just started to sing those Heaven, heaven in every possible ways.
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]

    Show me myself without the shell. .
    • Ghost Love Score
  • The hopes were high, the choirs were vast.^ Ghost Love Score (lyrics) 10.

    ^ "Ghost Love Score" that slays me.
    • Symphonic Metal - Dutch - Home Theater Forum Community 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.hometheaterforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ghost Love Score ENCORE: 15.

    .Now my dreams are left to live through you.
  • Your death saved me.^ We look foward to seeing you on your next tour through the USA!!!!
    • 12.08.2009 - The last NIGHTWISH show abroad on the 5th of Sept... - Nightwish's MySpace Blog | 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We wish that from now on you will listen to your heart instead of Marcelo.
    • Nightwish Vocalist Kicked Out Of The Band - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]
    • For Nightwish fans since this is the OFF-TOPIC section - TRANSFORMERS message board 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC boards.transformersmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jason: Over your career you’ve put out quite a few live albums and DVDs.
    • Sonic Cathedral WebZine - Nightwish Interview 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.soniccathedral.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Higher Than Hope

Dark Passion Play (2007)

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  • Forgive me, I have but two faces: One for the world, one for God, save me.
  • Search for beauty, find your shore.
  • The morning dawned, upon his altar.^ No Christ, No Happiness, Know Christ, Know Happiness Caress the one, the hiding amaranth - these two lines are a twist, many people try to hide from God, or try to hide God.
    • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Nightwish - Amaranth 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Beauty Of The Beast "playing karmic snakes and ladders, all your sins will find you out, when all your gains are lost in vain on cosmic swings and roundabouts" .
    • Nightwish - Century child - DISCussions - - The Penny Dread Fools - Message Board - Yuku 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC thepennydreadfools.yuku.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Rated 0 well i for one must say you are one of the least sure of yourself people looking at songs, usually i can find at least one or two good interpretations...
    • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Nightwish - Amaranth 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Remains of the dark passion play, performed by his friends without shame, spitting on his grave as they came.
  • You have such oceans within.^ The louder you play them the better they get.
    • NIGHTWISH Century Child music reviews and MP3 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Dark Passion Play (2xCD, Album) .
    • Nightwish Discography at Discogs 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ NEWS ] Nightwish : Dark Passion Play : Depending on which side of the metal fence you're on, Dark Passion Play is either a symphonic metal triumph or merely pretentious twaddle.
    • Nightwish Tabs : 461 Tabs Total @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.com [Source type: General]

    In the end I will always love you. .
    • The Poet and the Pendulum
  • Did you ever hear what I told you?^ Firstly, you wanted to put an edited version of The Poet And The Pendulum as the first real single, with video and everything else, but Amaranth was chosen in the end.
    • E A G L E S C R Y // the one and only source for everything NIGHTWISH and TARJA TURUNEN // 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.eaglescry.de [Source type: General]


    .Did you ever read what I wrote you?^ If you read into pencil3's arguement, you would know that they did say the song was about devil worship.
    • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Nightwish - Amaranth 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    Did you ever listen to what we played? .
    • Bye Bye Beautiful
  • Time for one more daring dream.^ Beauty of the beast (10:24) a) Long lost love b) One more night to live c) Christabel Bonus track on Japanese release: 11.
    • NIGHTWISH Century Child music reviews and MP3 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Apart from the wandering pack In this brief flight of time we reach For the ones, who ever dare (There are others, who don't believe ("the wandering pack").
    • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Nightwish - Amaranth 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ 'Apart from the wandering pack In this brief flight of time we reach For the ones, who ever dare' Who are the wandering pack?
    • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Nightwish - Amaranth 14 January 2010 0:32 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Eva
  • The wolves, my love, will come.
  • Take the road less traveled by, leave the city of fools. Turn every poet loose!
  • This is where heroes and cowards part ways.
    • 7 Days to the Wolves
  • A nightingale in a golden cage, that's me locked inside reality's maze.
    • Escapist
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Nightwish
Origin Kitee, Finland
Genres Symphonic metal, Alternative metal, Gothic metal, power metal
Years active 1996 – present
Labels Spinefarm, Nuclear Blast, Roadrunner, NEMS Enterprises, Century Media, Drakkar Entertainment
Website www.nightwish.com
Members
Anette Olzon
Tuomas Holopainen
Marco Hietala
Emppu Vuorinen
Jukka Nevalainen
Former members
Tarja Turunen
Sami Vänskä

Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Finland. They formed in July 1996 playing acoustic mood music. Tuomas Holopainen came up with the idea. He asked Tarja Turunen to sing and Emppu Vuorinen to play guitar.

It was not until the beginning of 1997 that the band started playing heavier music. Jukka Nevalainen joined to play the drums and they switched the acoustic guitar for the electric guitar. In May 1997, Nightwish signed a contract with Spinefarm Records and they released their first album 'Angels Fall First'.

In 1998, Sami Vänskä joined the band to play bass. This same year they released 'Oceanborn', which was much more complicated than 'Angels Fall First'.

In May 2000 they released 'Wishmaster', which was very similar to 'Oceanborn'. They also entered the competition to be Finland's entry for the Eurovision song contest with the song 'Sleepwalker'. They won the phone vote but the judges disagreed so they came second.

Tarja left the group in 2005 after their "End of an Era" tour. In 2007, Swedish singer Anette Olzon was chosen to be the new singer, and they released a single, Amaranth, and a few months later, a new album, Dark Passion Play.

Discography

Albums

  • Angels Fall First (1997)
  • Oceanborn (1998)
  • Wishmaster (2000)
  • Century Child (2002)
  • Once (2005)
  • Dark Passion Play (2007)
  • TBA (2011)

Singles

  • The Carpenter (1997)
  • Sacrament of Wilderness (1998)
  • Walking in the Air (1999)
  • Sleeping Sun (Four Ballads of the Eclipse) (1999)
  • Deep Silent Complete (2000)
  • Ever Dream (2002)
  • Bless the Child (2002)
  • Nemo (2004)
  • Wish I Had an Angel (2004)
  • Kuolema tekee taiteilijan (2004)
  • The Siren (2005)
  • Eva (2007)
  • Amaranth (2007)
  • Erämaan Viimeinen (2007)
  • Bye Bye Beautiful (2008)
  • The Islander (2008)
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