Band Photo: Nightwish (?)
From: Kitee, Finland
Last Known Status: Active
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.
Latest Nightwish News
Below is our complete Nightwish news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
FOR MY PAIN- the Finnish Gothic metal band featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa ( Emrbaze) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen ( Reflexion) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, will enter the studio in March to record a couple of new songs for an upcoming EP/single. A late spring release through Spinefarm Records is expected.
FOR MY PAIN have been nominated for a Femma Gala 2004 award in the "Listeners' Choice" category, competing with their debut album "Fallen" ( 2003). The award ceremony will be held on February 20 at Nosturi in Helsinki.
Finland's NIGHTWISH have signed deals with several labels for the release of their forthcoming album. The as-yet-untitled effort will be issued by Spinefarm/Universal Records in Finland, Brazil, Mexico and Chile, while in Europe it will be released via Nuclear Blast GmbH. Information about the North American release will be published later.
As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will be working with renowned director Antti Jokinen on the video clip for "Nemo", the first single off the upcoming CD. Jokinen has directed music videos for such international artists as CELINE DION, EMINEM and SHANIA TWAIN and is currently in Rome working as an assistant director on Renny Harlin's new film, "Exorcist: The Beginning". The album's second single, "I Wish I Had An Angel", is expected follow a later in the year.
Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced that they will be working with renowned director Antti Jokinen on the video clip for the first single off their forthcoming full-length album. Jokinen has directed music videos for such huge artists as Celine Dion, Eminem and Shania Twain and is currently in Rome working as an assistant director on Renny Harlin's new film, "Exorcist: The Beginning".
The budget for the new NIGHTWISH video — for the track "Nemo" — will be biggest so far in NIGHTWISH's history. The storyboard of the video, by Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen, is ready but Jokinen is said to have "permission" to change the story if necessary. "This is a very sad and heavy, ballad-like song," said NIGHTWISH manager Ewo Rytkönen. "[The] video has a thin storyline which tells not so much of love but more like despair and hope."
In related news, Drakkar Records will release NIGHTWISH’s "From Wishes To Eternity" live album on Super-Audio CD (SACD) on March 1st. It will be a hybrid disc which can also be played on regular CD-players but of course you need an SACD-player to get the full quality.
The tracklisting includes: More...
The Operatic metallers from Finland are going to kick off a US tour in August. For now the only confirmed gig is at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on August 20. More dates to be added.
Meanwhile NIGHTWISH's first dvd 'From Wishes To Eternity' has sold gold in Germany. This is the very first time the band gets "precious metal" outside Finland. They are also working on their 4th full length album which is going to be recorded in Finnvox and Caverock studios.
Read the full article at Nightwish.