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Nightwish Makes Floor Jansen Permanent Vocalist, Troy Donockley Full Member Of Band

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Finnish symphonic metal band has officially named Floor Jansen (ReVamp) permanent vocalist of the band. In addition, Troy Donockley - the purveyor of uilleann pipes on the latest tour - has now been made an official full time member. Jansen was the fill in vocalist following the departure of Anette Olzon just weeks into the band's North American tour with Kamelot in the Fall of 2012.

The statement from the band reads:

"Ms. Floor Jansen is a keeper.

"Also, we will be a six-piece band from now on, as Mr. Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) will become a full-time member of NIGHTWISH.

"Originally we were going to wait until 2014 to make a decision about the future line-up of the band, but the past year has clearly shown us that Floor and Troy are perfect matching pieces to our puzzle, and we are really grateful of the bond that has grown between all of us. We love you guys.

"Tuomas, Marco, Jukka, Emppu"

Floor Jansen commented: "Words cannot describe what I feel! This union is beyond everything and I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to continue this amazing journey with my new brothers! Once I had a dream…and this is it!!!"

Troy Donockley added: "`Imaginaerum World Tour´was a revelation to me and in that time, I became aware of a growing unity and then, finally, a transcendence of all the usual nonsense that affects bands. A beautiful process. And since the idea, the musical dream that is Nightwish has been a part of me since before I was born, I am delighted to officially sail into uncharted waters with my brothers and sister. Wondrous scenes Ahoy! "

The new line-up can be seen on the live/tour documentary DVD "Showtime, Storytime," which is scheduled for release November 29th. The DVD captures the band's performance at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany this past summer.

The track list for the 2CD/2DVD/Blu Ray release is:

1. Dark Chest Of Wonders
2. Wish I Had An Angel
3. She Is My Sin
4. Ghost River
5. Ever Dream
6. Storytime
7. I Want My Tears Back
8. Nemo
9. Last Of The Wilds
10. Bless The Child
11. Romanticide
12. Amaranth
13. Ghost Love Score
14. Song Of Myself
15. Last Ride Of The Day
16. Outro (Imaginaerum)

Check out the latest trailer for the release here:

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Yes! So proud of her!

# Oct 9, 2013 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathmetal09 writes:

the best news!!!

# Oct 9, 2013 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cryptic_Crimsyn writes:

Fantastic news, really happy. I've been a big fan of Floor's since her After Forever days and i always thought she would be great in Nightwish, especially when i seen them perform live together last year. it's a dream come true. I think she will become more successful than ever in Nightwish and it will give her the spotlight she deserves. Good for her. It will also give the band the more powerful and diverse vocals i really think they need (I've got nothing against Anette, she was a sweetheart). Seriously can't wait to hear their new material! :)

# Oct 10, 2013 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. 312 writes:

Good news, but let's hope Tuomas doesn't get tired of her after a while and boots her out :P

# Oct 10, 2013 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Gumpi11 writes:

I just cannot get over the fact that her name is Floor. Hopefully Tuomas doesn't...... walk all over her.

I'm sorry, I couldn't help it....

# Oct 10, 2013 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Drum_Junkie writes:

Great News! but.... What will happen to ReVamp?
I hope Floor will be able to handle both, and if so, I hope Tuomas and crew will let her.

Nightwish would have been stupid to not offer her the gig.
She has the voice, the stage presence and the desire to tour. While the other ladies had great strengths.. I don't think they had the total package like Miss Jansen.

Congrats to Troy as well!

# Oct 10, 2013 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

wondrous scenes AHOY???

who the fvck says sh!t like that? :)

# Oct 11, 2013 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. rmoskal writes:

This is DISASTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its worst what can happen to Nightwish .

# Oct 12, 2013 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Tivic writes:

I'm glad Floor Jansen is the new Nightwish singer but hope she adds in her harsh vocals into the range like she does in her band ReVamp to Nightwish.

# Oct 12, 2013 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. slammin_rushdie writes:

9- back up, "harsh vocals"? She can do that?

# Oct 13, 2013 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. manson writes:

tarja, anette, so much more amazing floor

# Oct 13, 2013 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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