November 5, 2007

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were honored in the "Best-Selling Artist - Scandinavia" category at the World Music Awards Sunday night (November 4) in Monte Carlo.

The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Noisescape TV conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen and bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala prior to the band's November 2, 2007 concert in San Francisco, California. Watch the 10-minute chat below.

NIGHTWISH's new album, "Dark Passion Play", was recently certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. The CD, which has already achieved triple-platinum status in Finland after selling more than 90,000 copies, has shifted 23,000 units in the United States since its October 2, 2007 release.

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