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NIGHTWISH: While Your Lips Are Still Red

The video of the track "While Your Lips Are Still Red", written by NIGHTWISH leader/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen as the main theme for the upcoming Finnish feature film "Lieksa!" is now available on YouTube. The song features NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala on vocals, Tuomas on keys and NI...
June 15, 2007
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NIGHTWISH: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has set "Dark Passion Play" as the title of its new album, due on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records (most of Europe),September 26 via Spinefarm Records/Universal (Finland) and September 28 via Roadrunner Records (USA). The track listing for the ef...
June 13, 2007
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NIGHTWISH To Headline ON A DARK WINTER'S NIGHT Festivals

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has been confirmed as the headliner of the On A Dark Winter's Night festivals, set to take place in Austria and Germany on December 28 and 29 respectively. The details are as follows: Dec. 28 - Arena – Salzburg, Austria Dec. 29 - König-Pilsener-Arena -...
June 9, 2007
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NIGHTWISH Singer, Keyboardist Interviewed

Luxi Lahtinen of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Metal-Rules.com: What are your uppermost feelings right now when it's finally been officially announced about a week ago that An...
June 4, 2007
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NIGHTWISH: More Video Interviews With New Singer, Keyboardist Available

Two more video interviews (both conducted by the Finnish media) with new NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon (a.k.a. Anette Blyckert) and the group's keyboardist/leader Tuomas Holopainen have been posted online: Ilta-Sanomat: Part#1, Part#2 MTV3: Part#1, Part#2 Note: The Anette Olzon portion of the interv...
May 31, 2007
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NIGHTWISH: Video Interview With New Singer Available

A video interview with new NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon (a.k.a. Anette Blyckert),conducted a couple of days ago by Finland's MTV3, has been posted at this location. The 35-year-old Swedish vocalist talks about the pressure of replacing Tarja Turunen, the change in her appearance since she joined N...
May 30, 2007
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NIGHTWISH: New Single 'Eva' In Plagiarism Investigation

According to Finland's MTV3, the new NIGHTWISH single "Eva" is currently under investigation by Teosto, the Finnish RIAA equivalent whose task it is to promote the rights of composers, lyricists, arrangers and music publishers, and to strengthen the diversity of Finnish composition. The chorus of th...
May 30, 2007
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NIGHTWISH To Play Israel For First Time

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH will play Israel for the first time on October 6 at Hangar 11 in Tel-Aviv. More information and ticket sales information will be available soon at the Metalist magazine. NIGHTWISH has released three more samples from its forthcoming album, due in Septem...
May 29, 2007
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Former Bandmates To New NIGHTWISH Singer: 'We Know That You Will Kick Ass!'

New NIGHTWISH singer Anette Blyckert's (a.k.a. Anette Olzon) former bandmates in the Swedish AOR act ALYSON AVENUE have posted the following message on their MySpace page: "It's with pride, enthusiasm and love that we wish you all the best in your position as the new lead vocalist in NIGHTWISH. We k...
May 27, 2007
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NIGHTWISH: More New Audio Samples Released

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has released three more samples from its forthcoming album, due in September. In addition to first single, "Eva", you can now check out short clips of the songs "7 Days to the Wolves", "Master Passion Greed" and "Amaranth": "7 Days to the Wolves": Audio...
May 25, 2007
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NIGHTWISH: New Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

A video clip of Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH in the studio with its new singer, 35-year-old Swede Anette Blyckert (a.k.a. Anette Olzon),has been posted online at this location. The clip also features footage of the group taking part in a couple of different photo sessions, including one i...
May 24, 2007
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New NIGHTWISH Singer Speaks

NIGHTWISH's official web site has been updated with an interview with the group's new singer, 35-year-old Swede Anette Blyckert (a.k.a. Anette Olzon). Read on: Q: What is your musical background? Have we already heard you sing in other bands? Anette: I was born and raised in a musical family. I have...
May 24, 2007
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NIGHTWISH Announces New Singer

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have recruited 35-year-old Swedish singer Anette Blyckert (a.k.a. Anette Olzon) to replace Tarja Turunen. A photo of the new vocalist can be found here. A short video "greeting" from Anette is available for download at this location (MPEG, 5 MB). Regarding her m...
May 24, 2007
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It's Official: HAMMERFALL Have Made The Cheesiest Video In Heavy Metal History

HAMMERFALL recently joined forces with the Swedish women's Olympic curling team to shoot a new video for their track "Hearts On Fire", a song from the group's 2002 album, "Crimson Thunder". The track has been reissued as a single in Sweden to give a "boost" to the team as they prepare for the Winter...
January 29, 2006
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APHELION: Rough-Mix Sample From Debut Album Posted Online

APHELION (formerly MANDYLION),the Oslo, Norway-based group featuring former members of SACRALIS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, PECCATUM and DIMENSION F3H, have posted a rough-mix version of their song "Shock" at this location. "Shock" comes off the group's upcoming debut album, due this summer via an as-yet-und...
May 18, 2005