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Band Photo: Nightwish (?)

Formed: 1996
From: Kitee, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Background

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. But any similarities end there. Singer Tarja Turunen, a trained opera singer, adds a new dimension to the band and separates Nightwish from other bands. Then there's the rest of the group, led by keyboardist and primary songwriter Tuomas Holopainen. Listen closely, and you'll hear a group that's equally influenced by opera, classical music, Euro-metal, early thrash and even Kate Bush. Nightwish formed as an acoustic-based band in, but quickly switched to a hard rock sound.

  • 9 Nightwish Releases
  • 1 Staff review
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No cover art found for Nightwish - "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" CD - Click to read review

Nightwish - "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"

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No cover art found for Nightwish - "Showtime, Storytime" DVD - Click to read review

Nightwish - "Showtime, Storytime"

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Nightwish - "Imaginaerum"

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"Take a trip into your own 'Imaginaerum,' a carnival bizarre you won't soon forget!"

Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls

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No cover art found for Nightwish - "Dark Passion Play" CD - Click to read review

Nightwish - "Dark Passion Play"

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No cover art found for Nightwish - "End of an Era" DVD - Click to read review

Nightwish - "End of an Era"

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No cover art found for Nightwish - "Once" CD - Click to read review

Nightwish - "Once"

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No cover art found for Nightwish - "Century Child" CD - Click to read review

Nightwish - "Century Child"

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No cover art found for Nightwish - "Wishmaster" CD - Click to read review

Nightwish - "Wishmaster"

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No cover art found for Nightwish - "Angels Fall First" CD - Click to read review

Nightwish - "Angels Fall First"

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